Levi’s Authorized Vintage

Levi’s “Authorized Vintage.”  A mega discovery was made a few years back by the Levi Strauss Company.  A dude in California had been sitting on a stockpile of “true” vintage Levi’s jeans.  (We will use the word ‘true’ in reference to denim that was made in America, as that’s what Levi’s is calling their ‘Authorized […]

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Wearable Vintage Vs. Collector Vintage.

Wearing Vintage vs. Collecting Vintage. There are distinct merchandise categories in the vintage clothing business based on quality, condition, scarcity etc.  Have you considered yourself to fit into a category as a buyer?  Because not every vintage piece is for every body, and most often, the prices aren’t either. Vintage is defined as anything pre-1998, […]

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An Ode to Cowboy Boots.

Oh, Cowboy Boots.   What is it about a perfect pair of cowboy boots?  As a concept, they’re pretty perfect in just about every way.  Easy to wear, comfortable, protective, and naturally stylish.  There is a great divide among boot devotees though – there are those who polish and oil and baby their boots with […]

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Don’t Over-Do It.

Don’t Over-Do it. Walking the sartorial tightrope while making a statement is a tough job.  There is a very fine line between sensible style and going overboard.  We have observed this dilemma in selvedge denim – when shuttle-loom denim took over like a invasive weed.  A plain pair of work-wear dungarees was not enough.  There […]

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Kids Vintage Fashion.

Kids Vintage Fashion.  It’s a thing. Oh, here we go into the world of kids fashion.  And when we say kids, we are talking to you, social media parents, (moms), who are totally into dressing your little human mannequins with the absolutley-cutest-you-can-find pieces.   Modern kids clothing kinda sucks.  Unless you’re willing to spend an […]

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How to Shop Vintage Online (A Basic Guide)

How to shop vintage online.  (A Basic Guide) Good vintage stock is getting very hard to find.  Unfortunately, unless you live in a major city with excellent curated shops,  the internet is your best bet for quality vintage items.  We are too far beyond  the generations when quality pieces were donated to thrift stores.  All […]

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“Vintage” & “Value”

The word “Vintage” and what you should pay for it. What does Vintage really mean?  Seems like everyone believes they have “vintage” gold in their closets, attics and garages.  I will blame this phenomena on Television.  Pickers, Storage bidders, Auctioneers – all of them have simultaneously exposed a very old profession to the unknowing public […]

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Levis & Lee?

Lee or Levis? A brief history of the two denim icons. Levis (the brand, as we know it) was founded in May, 1853 by German immigrant Levi Strauss.   Strauss “borrowed” denim work wear from France and capitalized on the booming US/California work trade by offering durable and affordable chore wear for the working classes.  […]

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