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Jackets: Letterman & Varsity.

A Letterman is a student (male or female) who has achieved a measured level of performance on a varsity team.  Varsity Jackets are awarded with 'Letters' displaying the level of athletic ability and success.  Letterman jackets are a symbol of endurance, talent, dedication and discipline.   They're also works of art.  

Traditional designs including school mascots and heavy embroidery are highly collectible both for their historical and aesthetic appeal.  This example circa mid 70's, from Paola, Kansas, is fantastic - the panther patch and color scheme is strong and the cream leather sleeves are a perfect contrast.   This is a wonderful jacket that wasn't just bought somewhere, someone earned this piece and was proud to wear it.  

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Bob Dylan - Look Back.

 Dylan       

 

  One of the rarest tees we've seen in a while.  Anybody have any info on this graphic?  (Available in our store.  Click the link!)

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Gino Vanelli.

Gino Vanelli

 

Gino Vanelli is a Canadian Rock Singer that you've probably known by name.  He had a few hits in the 70's including 'Wild Horses', 'I Just Wanna Stop' and 'Living Inside Myself'.  If there was ever an obscure band tee, this just might take the cake.  

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Leather Jackets Aren't Always Black.

Leather Jackets Aren't Always Black.

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.

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The Windbreaker.

The Windbreaker.

The Windbreaker. Favored by your Grandma, your Dealer, and your Coach.

What other garment ticks all those boxes, huh?

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Denim Details.

Denim Details.

A true-vintage piece from our stock. Sold. Buy fewer, better things.

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Van Life.

Van Life.

Mia & Zoe for The Clothing Warehouse. 2019.

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The Breakers Hotel.

The Breakers Hotel.
Vintage Breakers Employee Cabana Tees.
Henry Flagler opened The Breakers Hotel to support his newly constructed Florida East Coast Railway. In 1896 it was known as the Palm Beach Inn. Guests flocked and soon began requesting rooms with views "over the breakers (waves)" and thus, was renamed The Breakers Hotel in 1901. Rooms were $4 a night and included 3 meals a day. Presidents, dignitaries, royalty and those seeking a glimpse into that world are regular guests. Today the Breakers is one of the worlds top luxury hotels. Accommodations start well into the thousands of dollars per night. Above are three cabana-tees from the 1970's/80's. Cocktail girls and bartenders would be seen wearing these ringers. A nice piece of Palm Beach History. Continue reading

Gold In Our Bins.

Gold In Our Bins.

Our bins are restocked every week. There's gold in there. You can smell it.

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Fashion & Water Consumption.

Do you know how much water it takes to make a tee shirt?

713 Gallons.

Do you know how much water is used to make a pair of jeans?

1800 Gallons.

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.

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