Vintage t-shirts run a wide spectrum. On one end are the late nineties familiars: D.A.R.E. tees, aggressive sports team graphics. In the middle there’s the conspicuous vintage: Ringers, stripes, poly-blends. And then, at the other end, are my personal favorites: Graphic tees from the early 80s and older. What Anthony has here is from that era. Paper thin, mounted collar, tubular construction, and a one-of-kind graphic from a legendary cartoonist. Read the letter below. Continue reading
We ship, as I’ve said many times, a lot of chamois flannels. Like crewneck sweatshirts, they are a backbone of this industry. And for good reason: They’re warm and last forever. But we’ve only shipped one with a camouflage print, and this is it. Learn more about it below. Continue reading
Sometimes, when we find things that are awesome but compromised, we put them in a box regardless. In his survey Jack told us about growing up in the cold winter Minnesota, so we had to give him this vintage Bemidji Woolen Mills Shirt Jac. We .show off the logo below the fold Continue reading
Jacob is one of earliest subscribers, so I’m glad I was able to send out something like this. It is wool zip cardigan with a nice talon zipper. Based on some Talon dating guides floating around, it’s best dated to the 1970s. I like the raglan sleeve and partial cable-knit design. Simultaneously preppy and sporty.
My favorite detail, though, can’t really be seen here. Cuffs on sweaters, I find, are one of the first places to swear out. They stretch, stain, and fray. The cuffs on this sweater, though, is reinforced with a very heavy, wiry thread to keep it in place. Honestly, it looks like fishing line. It’s the kind of detail I’ve never seen on a contemporary piece, but one that will definitely keep this sweater going for years to come.
Steven mentioned that he’s into punk and classic rock, but he’s also not a teenager. So we shipped him some classics that we hope fit the aesthetic. Unfortunately, the jeans didn’t work out! The tape mentioned in the letter, if you’re curious, is Hot Rocks, a Rolling Stones compilation. And that magazine under it all is from the fifties. It contains the lyrics to dozens of popular-at-the-moment country songs. Continue reading
Sean’s survey said he’s willing to take risks. Of course, that means that we have to take risks as well—the more room to experiment, the more things can go wrong. I hope that Sean’s happy with what I believe is the wildest shirt I’ve sent out so far. The pattern is paneled sorta like the flag of Maryland, but with much more turqouise. Continue reading
Kavi let me know that his first box didn’t quite meet his expectations, particularly around fit. We’re a fallible company, and we know that we’re not going to get it right every team. So we really appreciate it when our subscriber’s give us the opportunity to make things better. We gave Kavi a fully-loaded box in his second shipment. Read more about it below:
Vintage t-shirts not that easy to find, but vintage henley’s are a rarity indeed. Anthony gets one of each and a Levi’s button-up to boot. A summer kick-off starter kit. And everyone gets shoelaces, too, these days. Read the full letter below. Continue reading
Just so happens that Josh lives is a Connecticut resident, just like me. So I was happy to send him this Connecticut-themed hat. And why not throw in the some US-made 501s and a Levi’s flannel, too? Continue reading
Would anyone be disappointed if they got a vintage LL Bean flannel and a vintage Levi’s button up? Gosh I hope not. And glad to know that Daniel wasn’t, either because he sent us a nice note. Thanks, Daniel. Continue reading