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Who's Ray Troll?

Who's Ray Troll?

"In his studio on a hill above Tongass Narrows in rainy Ketchikan, Alaska, Ray Troll creates fishy images that swim into museums, books and magazines, and onto t-shirts worn around the world. He draws his inspiration from extensive field work and the latest scientific discoveries, bringing a street-smart sensibility to the worlds of ichthyology and paleontology."

We recently got in this "Fabric Of Life" tee (from the slime to the ridiculous) with "EVOLVE" graphic on the front. Super cool find!

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Deadstock in stock!

Deadstock in stock!

Alright y’all, take a look at this, we are dying over this deadstock!

Talk about a haul! We recently acquired some incredible 60s & 70s deadstock pieces.

Tops, bottoms, different shapes, colors, patterns, even pants made out of rubber! The best part? Tons of these pieces still have the original tags on them..

They don’t tag ‘em like they used to. Cowboy cut Wranglers and houndstooth blazers, some really cool finds in here.

Come check out the deadstock selection online & in store now!

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Boston (The Band).

 

Boston (Yup, origin, Boston, MA) formed in 1975.  Boston's best-known songs include "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Rock and Roll Band" and "Amanda".  

Boston has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide (17 million alone from their debut) and is one of the world's best selling musical acts.  This original tee, available in our web shop, is from their earliest touring days.  Likely from 1975/96.  

 

 

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The Crew Neck.

Frankly Scallop, I Don't Give A Clam.

The origin of the Crew Neck sweatshirt can be traced back to the 1930's.  
The Crew Neck was garment designed for rowers, almost always collarless
with a round neckline, and usually made out of cotton.  
The sleeveless version was invented around the same time to be worn under football pads and was then embraced by the U.S. Navy as standard issue attire. 
The Crew Neck has cemented itself in American apparel right next to the tee shirt and blue jeans.  Frankly Scallop is available in our webshop!

 

 

 

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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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Levi's Jackets.

Levi's Jackets.
Some daily eye-candy from our showroom.  There's an entire secret history inside every Levi's denim jacket - button codes, stitching colors, pocket shapes, tags and tags.... You can discover a lot about where your jacket came from and who made it by deciphering these secret codes.  If you've got some free time you should give your jacket a second look.  You might find something surprising. Continue reading

Boots, boots and more boots

Boots, boots and more boots
Cowboy boots.  Comfort just about as good as it gets.  Be sure to wear them without irony, and get a good pair, they’ll last you for years. Continue reading
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