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The Vintage 'Archive.'

Do you have a vintage 'archive?' You know what I'm talking about - that box under your bed filled with vintage pieces you simply cannot part with. I've heard about archives of all sizes over the years. Even met a guy who had an entire vacant house filled with vintage items he collected that just, weren't, for, sale. To anyone. Ever.

I think this is a good practice. We all follow the trends and the #feeds, but the key to style is to be yourself. There's such a sense of over-identification anymore and that's basically, well, unoriginal. Collect and (hopefully) wear whatever you want - even if it's too small or too big for you.

 

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Rolled Denim Cuff Facts.

Rolled Denim Cuff Facts.

Did you know that the rolled denim cuff originated in the cowboy days? Cowboys would store their precious belongings or small stuff that wasn't practical to be kept in saddle bags. Coins, small liquor, bottles and cigarettes were often slipped right into the rolled cuff for easy access while on horseback. There's even tales of cuffs being used as ashtrays....

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The Baja.

The Baja.
The Baja. Californian surfers brought these back from their Mexican surf trips. Over the years these ubiquitous jackets have been adopted by hippies, post-hair metal rockers, and various other sub-cultural groups. Also known as Sudadera de jerk, Continue reading

Vintage Squad.

Vintage Squad.

Vintage + Summer = good times. A shot from one of our recent photo spreads.

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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
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