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Vintage Clothing Trends

Shake it.

Shake it.

Double vintage. Vintage camera. Vintage Film. Vintage Clothing. Recent photo shoot.

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Summer Heat.

Summer Heat.

A quick behind the scenes film shot from one of our recent photo shoots. Damn it's hot out.

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80's Attitude.

80's Attitude.

Summer 80's style from a recent TCW photo shoot.

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Do You Watch Movies?

Do You Watch Movies?

Do You Watch Movies? If so, you’re likely to have seen our clothing! We’ve contributed to countless projects from film to theater, commercials, editorials and print work. Some of our most recent wardrobing has included: Stranger Things A Walk To Remember Selma Anchorman Anchorman 2 The Walking Dead The Hunger Games Remember the Titans Ride Along 2 Big Mommas House Mission Impossible The Watchmen American Soul Saturday Night Live We’ve been at it for years with too many films and tv shows to list. It’s totally fun and super rewarding to watch items we’ve sourced in the big screen. We feel honored to contribute to these works of art and will always be here when your favorite characters need something to wear.

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The Vintage Proposition.

The Vintage Proposition. (Or the modern concept value proposition) Vintage gear is getting expensive! Come on! I guess vintage threads have always been sorta expensive if you’re getting down with serious pieces. Rock tees, leather jackets, a great pair of boots - they’ll all set you back. Which is where this weeks value idea comes to play. The question of how often you’ll wear something is an easy reality - and a useful decision making tool, too. Lets say a pair of vintage jeans sets you back fifty bucks. You’ll probably wear those jeans every day for at least a year. That’s 50/365. By the math that’s a pretty cheap investment in quality and happiness. Now, a vintage rock tee may set you back two hundred bucks. And you’re likely to wear it maybe once a week. That’s 200/52. Considerably higher than those vintage Levi’s you swiped from our shop. Guess it’s really just all in the math and down to what your budget can handle. Unless there’s something so rare, so amazing and so cool that you’ll chance not paying the rent on time to have. And well, when that happens, you just gotta buy it. Continue reading

Vintage Blues.

Vintage ennui, anybody? Ever have the ‘vintage talk’ with somebody? You know, the smirked inquisition - ‘Whats up with that shirt?’ or ‘You really wear old clothes?” (Answer - this shirt is awesome. And yes, we wear old clothes) We can get a bit defensive, can’t we? I mean we’re all guilty of this. Especially with regard to validity, true connoisseurship, allegiance, identification, emotional connection, experience and the like. Funny how wardrobe choices really do make the man (and woman, or person, or them). I can’t recall ever having to defend a plain old pair of jeans or a sensible button down Oxford. Sometimes getting a little quizzed can make you feel like picking up something new and blahhh instead of that sick 80's pullover you' scored. We’re in a pickle of a time because our socio-cultural references are getting blended with modern mental identities. Woah, what’s that mean you say? Let’s hypothesize over a little event I bet you’ve been through: Your friend wears a ‘Heavy Metal Band’ tee (they are not a true fan). You’re a diehard ‘Heavy Metal Band’ fan. You know your friend could not name a single ‘Heavy Metal Band’ song. You’re now angry with your friend, ‘Heavy Metal Band’, and the tee. Houston, we’ve got an existential problem. Questions you’re probably asking yourself are: Am I able to move past this indiscretion and still admire ‘Heavy Metal’? Is my friend worth my time? Cuz, like they don’t know sh*t about music. We’ve all been here. It sucks. The truth though is your friend is probably fine to grab a beer with and they didn’t ruin your favorite band. They haven’t stained your favorite rock tee. They haven’t besmirched your style. They’re just living their life. It’s so easy to get a little sour when this kind of thing happens because just like music, we all experience our vintage lives emotionally. Remember this next time you feel sad because somebody else is wearing a killer cafe racer in the coffee line. We’re all just dressin’ the ways we want to be. Continue reading

The Paisley Bandana.

A Brief History of The Bandana. The Bandana is probably the most universal textile the world. The notion of a printed kerchief has been traced back as far as Roman times. The oldest documented Persian rugs look pretty darn close to what we know as Paisley today. This has been analyzed via Kashmiri Buta (or Boteh) patterns and scholars have pointed to shrubs and bushes and leaves as possible inspiration for the recognizable pattern. These prints translated themselves to Europe through weavings through the 18th century. Surprisingly, the American Revolution was where the bandana really earned it’s stripes. (Oh, get it?) Martha Washington had a printmaker whip up a commemorative bandana with her husband’s image riding a horse on it. Multiple presidents adopted this style of iconography, as did The Yankees, Elvis, Disney and just about everyone else to sell stuff. Then people started tying them around their heads. A new style was born. Bandanas are icons in every culture. The working class loves them. Gay culture loves them (Handkerchief code, anyone?). Gangs love them. Cowboys love them. Everyone loves them. If you’re looking for more information on the humble bandana, there are countless books, articles, museum exhibits and collectors groups to reference. Sometimes the simplest thing has the most complex origins. Continue reading

Fabric Consideration.

Quality (Old) Fabrics Vs New Fabrics Last week, a customer commented that older fabrics have a different feel than what most folks are used to feeling when shopping for contemporary clothing. Sounds like a simple observation, but oh no, there’s more to that thought than you think. The ‘hand’ of any fabric - the way it feels to the touch - is important. Cotton can be crisp, silky, soft, heavy, scratchy, and any combination of the above. Think of your sheets and how they feel when freshly laundered. Or how that tee felt when you first touched the sleeve on some junk store Z-rack. Textiles used to be one of the most prized items in any household. Exotic silks, meticulous embroideries, and durable cottons were literally handed down between generations and held in high regard as heirlooms. Things of importance and wealth. These generations paid attention to craftsmanship and materials and labor and time. It wasn’t so long ago that this was a common belief. A great example is the quilts made by the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, who are famously known for reassembling the family’s worn out denim workwear into fantastic geometric fabrics that are sought by both collectors and curators from the textile industry. Those garments were given respect. They were treated with care. Unfortunately most modern folks don’t know the difference between a quality garment, one made with superior fabrics, because good goods aren’t as readily available as they once were. This has nothing to do with quality control or availability of materials - the issue lies solely within our economy. Raw denim (cotton) made from pure fibers, unadulterated by chemical treatments or stiffeners or additives costs a lot more than the cheap synthesized stuff. Been to a store lately looking for a pair of jeans? You’ll find every pair has at 2% spandex in the weave. I will say that most people can appreciate quality garments but when you confront them with the decision between backing a well made (expensive) piece of clothing and offering them something cheap, they’re going to pick the cheap option. And this is our problem with nearly everything - keep making more cheap stuff, keep buying more cheap stuff, keep spending money, keep making trash, and on and on and on. Do people actually want quality clothing? Do they even miss that component of daily life? Certainly a difficult question to solve with a simple answer. Continue reading

Super WORN Vintage?

Super WORN Vintage?
A super worn, cotton baseball tee from our Warehouse. 3/4 sleeves and all.
There's talk that pieces like you see above are a slap to the common consumer. Where those with means will pay more for something that's been used, heavily. Interestingly, there's something there that money can, sort-of, buy (maybe). For example, a worn old tee shirt probably has a story to tell, likely many stories of days and nights of wear. A-la your 'favorite shirt' that you've worn everywhere, forever. The confusion starts to build when somebody buys a distressed piece and wears it pridefully, implying the wear is their own and was done so over time with experience. What does that say? I was there, and here, and I did stuff, and here's my proof? Or is the soft feeling of naturally worn cotton just perfect for a hot summer afternoon? I guess that's the mystery. Continue reading

WAREHOUSE SALE (Vero Beach, FL Location)

WAREHOUSE SALE (Vero Beach, FL Location)

We're having our first ever Warehouse Sale this Friday Feb 1st from 5-8pm. Sorry to everyone in Atlanta, this sale is at our location in sunny south Florida.

1183A 19th St. 32960. See you then.

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