A sexy leather jacket doesn't always have to be black. This warm chocolate Schott biker hits the mark in every way. Think outside the norm with vintage - style isn't a costume.Continue reading
A true-vintage piece from our stock. Sold. Buy fewer, better things.Continue reading
Mia & Zoe for The Clothing Warehouse. 2019.Continue reading
What We Wear - How We Wear It - Why We Wear It - What It Means - How It's Made.
These five simple questions are more important now than they ever have been before. Life has become a system of mass-identification rituals. Group-likes, viral-trends, social-shames - whatever. We have flooded the internet with our 'individual expressions.' Back in the day, it used to be important to watch the the cool folks start new trends INDIVIDUALLY. Now we watch and see who the 'early adopters' are and who's 'dressing like so & so' before everyone else, eventually, does, too.
Sounds, boring, to me.
So let's think. Who are you? What do you want to tell the world? How are you able to do that? Here's two quick examples:
Eco-conscious young folks can all be seen wearing the same brands, for the same reasons (functional, fashionable, trendy) - recycled, sustainable manufacturers etc. Denim-Dudes (and Dudettes) hunt out those 19.5oz chore jeans and brass chain-wallets - functional, fashionable, trendy - made in USA, natural materials, long lasting product etc.
Just a little lo-fi thought food for you all.Continue reading
Do you know how much water it takes to make a tee shirt?
Do you know how much water is used to make a pair of jeans?
These are insane statistics. Based on simple math, we figure we're saving millions of gallons of water by wearing vintage clothing. For context, an average 5' deep swimming pool is filled with 20k gallons of water.
That's 11 pairs of jeans.
Or 28 tee shirts.
Think about that for a minute. We've been recycling vintage gear for almost 30 years - so this is not trendy for us - this is our way of life. Imagine if we all chipped in a little bit? We sure would do a lot for the environment.Continue reading