Anthony’s Box: Vintage Bill Gallo T-Shirt, Shenandoah, and More

IMG_1138Vintage 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

Jacob’s Box: A Talon-Zipper Vintage Cardigan

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’s Box: Vintage Black Levi’s 501s, a Flannel, and More.

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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

Kavi’s Box: Vintage LL Bean Cordury, Vintage DeeCee Western, and More.

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:

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