Matt’s Box: Made in USA Converse All Stars and a Five Brother Flannel

 

We rarely ship sneakers here at Comma Vintage. That’s because we want to stick to our guns and only ship true vintage. As much we think that the Converse All Star is timeless, we aren’t shipping  used ones from 2014.

True vintage ones are hard to come by, and the differences are subtle: The sole is heavier, and the toe cap is smaller. The tell-tale sign, though, is that they’re made in the USA. Pictured above is the first pair of US-made Converse All Stars that we ever shipped. Matt asked for Chucks in particular, and we hope he’s excited to get a pair. And he got this great flannel, too. Read the letter below. Continue reading

A Guide to Buying Vintage Flannel Shirts at Thrift Stores and on eBay

 

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This guide is designed to help the reader find affordable vintage flannel shirts for everyday wear.

Reproductions of vintage flannel shirts sell for around $200. I imagine that brands like Iron Heart, Sugar Cane, and The Strike Gold deliver a worthwhile product, but I laughed a bit when I learned a California company revived Five Brother. Continue reading