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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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Doc Martens & Red Laces.

Doc Martens & Red Laces.
Every culture has their secret codes and uniforms. Some are totally obvious and overt but most are less obvious and esoteric. Doc Martens, the classic U.K. boot, has been a favorite shoe across most of the punk spectrum. Did you know lace colors are a code? This is true and well documented. Red laced DM's are commonly associated with Anti-Racist punk groups. These folks generally have shaved heads and are often unfortunately confused with their awful, equally bald, opposites. Interesting little fact about vintage footwear. There's so much in our wardrobes. Continue reading

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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Fashion As Design.

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.

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