It’s not often we ship something of this quality and rarity here at Comma Vintage. But sometimes we do, and Daniel was lucky enough to get a box with a Cowichan sweater inside. Oh and a t-shirt with an Otter on it. Read on to see more photos and read the letter. Continue reading
Why should you wear vintage clothing? Here’s a few reasons.
Making the leap from new clothing to vintage can be a bit tough for some people. “What if it smells!” they say, or “I’ll look silly!”
Thankfully, washing machines and style tips exist. But if you’re looking for motivation, we here at Comma Vintage think there’s a lot more to it.
1. Vintage clothing prevents human exploitation
We’re always happy to give a subscriber items we ourselves love. It was tough to let go of this US-made shawl collar sweater, but we’re sure it will get a lot of love up in Canada, where it’s headed. And a Levi’s button up to wear under it. Read the details and find more photos after the jump. Continue reading
We always get excited when we’re able to match a subscribers expectations. Ryan, for example, asked for light wash denim and chunky sweaters to get him through the San Francisco spring. We’re glad that we had these 1980s 505-0217 XX in stock to go with a snowflake pattern sweater in otherwise un-dyed wool. Sadly, the jeans were a bit too small. But hey, we work with that. Read the full letter below. Continue reading
To be candid, I don’t ship a lot of vintage shawl collar cable-knit made in Ireland LL Bean Sweaters. But sometimes I do, and I’m always excited to do it because I can count on a satisfied customer and the assurance that a terrific piece is getting a new home. Oh and this Pendleton tie, too. Continue reading
Ryan’s one of my longest tenured subscribers, so finding new pieces for him is at once rewarding and challenging. On the one hand, it’s hard to find something truly new, but on the other, he’s provided useful feedback and I’m starting to get a real sense of what he likes. So, I took some risks with this box but I think they’ll pay off. If you read this, Ryan, do let me know! 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.
Kristoffer got a basic looking box. The contents were neatly folded. The color palette was dull. And none of it’s contents really take the eye. But everything in it can be worn twenty different ways. Here at Comma we eschew costuming. We’re proud to put together shipments that blend with your everyday wear. The value needn’t be visual.
So Dan got a little lucky. He got one of our last winter shipments, and as storage space is at a premium, he got not one but two cardigans. And, as he told me later, that shells booklet nearly made him break the lease on his apartment. (A spooky coincidence transpired!) But that’s between him and the ghosts. Read the full letter below.
I don’t always have photos of the box itself, but sometimes that’s best. This sweater was the centerpiece of Brett’s first shipment, and it deserves to go solo. I’m not even going to post the letter. Let’s keep talking about this cardigan: