Jason’s Wool Pendleton Blazer and Made in USA Chambray Workshirt

Vintage Pendleton Blazer and a US-made Chambray Workshirt
What I like about Pendleton blazers is that most people would not think to buy one; heck, most people don’t know they exist. They’re completely unstructured, a heavy shirting fabric cut into a blazer with some patch pockets thrown on. These are the items I get most excited to ship: Something you wouldn’t get any other way. Oh and the chambray’s nice too.  Continue reading

A Guide to Buying Vintage Levi’s Trucker Jackets on eBay

Levi's Denim Trucker Jacket 70506 Size 38

This is what a Levi’s denim trucker jacket looks like on my floor.

This guide is for buying a jacket at a reasonable price and for regular wear. I’m writing for myself, I suppose, and for anyone else looking for an affordable and interesting addition to their wardrobe.

The jacket’s history is well-documented, though, and it’s worth investigating. If you’re interested in collecting and in the historicism of the garment, Denim Hunters has an awesome guide to dating Levi’s jackets.

If you just want to grab a nice jacket, though, keep reading. Most links will bring you to a relevant eBay search.  Continue reading

John’s Vintage Alpha Industries MA-1 Bomber Jacket and More

Vintage Alpha Industries MA-1 BomberWhen John signed up, he specifically requested a vintage bomber jacket. To be sure, that can mean a lot of different styles. The A-2, for example, is usually made of leather, features a point collar, and two large front pockets. The MA-1, pictured here, was developed during the space age: It’s nylon, purely functional, and even reversible. He had another goodie too.  Continue reading

Alan’s Levi’s Silver Tab (Not Silvertab) Jeans & Sports Illustrated Crewneck

Levi's silvertab jeans and Sports Illustrated crewneck

Levi’s Silvertab is one of those many, many Levi’s sub-brands that had a moment and then faded away. I don’t anticipate LVC ever bringing it back. Of course, this isn’t actual Levi’s Silvertab–which had unique branding throughout, including a black rear patch. These are just a pair of Levi’s that have a silver tab. And lots more, too. Here’s what I wrote to the subscriber:  Continue reading