Archive | Vintage Clothing

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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Buying Vintage; the only real way to be Ethical, Sustainable and (Slow).

Buying Vintage; the only real way to be Ethical, Sustainable and (Slow). Doesn’t it seem like every last aspect of life has some term or definition either coined or associated anymore? Fleak. Basic. Woke. Lit. Organic. Fomo. Cult. Ugly. Millennial. Yuge… …And ethical and sustainable and slow(fashion).  What does all this mean?  Are these terms […]

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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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Leather Jacket Coolness?

Leather Jackets. Can a leather jacket make you cool?  Let’s dive deep into this. We all know the history of the leather jacket and if you’re short on your history lessons – here’s a very brief leather timeline.  Leather jackets arrived as military-wear and carried over into post-world war fashion as a work wear staple.  […]

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Original Vintage Led Zeppelin Concert T Shirt.

What’s the value in a Vintage T-Shirt?

What is a Vintage T Shirt? (I mean, really.) So you’re into vintage? We’re going to assume you probably fall into the a late GEN-X category since you’re still digging for those killer vintage scores. You probably started out as a youngster watching classic shows, subconsciously identifying with eras that tapped into your soul. The […]

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