Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ropa Usada/ Used Clothing Wholesale

If you're looking for a reliable supplier of graded used clothing please submit an inquiry. We've been in operation for over 6 years, grade over 700,000 lbs of clothing a month and are currently looking to expand our clientelle in the following markets:

- South/Central America

- Europe/ECC

- South/Central Asia

- Gulf States/GCC

All other inquiries are also welcome

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

In Our Bundles This Week: A 1940s-1950s Steerhide Jacket

They just don't make them like this anymore. It's always a real joy to find one of these since we grade about 1,600,00lbs for each pre 50s jacket we find. Thick steerhide leather, conmar zips, flannel lining and a label still intact! This is a typical jacket of the time, sharing design clues with jackets like the Buco J23. Unfortunately, the label is too obscured for me to be able to tell the maker. I'd love to learn more about this, please leave a comment if you have any idea who the maker could have been.

As always, here's the label for your viewing pleasure (good luck reading it!):

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In Our Bundles This Week: Schott, Belstaff, Hein Gericke and Brooks Jackets

Whether you're a fan of cafe racers, classic motorcycle jackets or waxed jackets, we've got it all. The leather jacket's association with motorcycle culture and Americana as a whole is perhaps stronger than any other peice of clothing. With the changing needs of consumers, riding gear moved away from the longer car coat style and towards the shorter cropped styles seen in flight jackets. We regularly handle jackets from the 50s-80s in a countless number of styles.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

1938 Champion Running Man Princeton Crew T-shirt

I heard about this from our friends at Hermosa Vintage. It's a phenomenally rare t-shirt (I've never physically touched pre-50s Champion) with provenence that dates it to it's original owner. The seller got almost $800 for the shirt, which isn't a record by any means, but it is an appropriate figure given the rarity and provenance of the item.

The write up by Hermosa does it better justice than I can, so click here to read all about it.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Visit Us!: You Pick, We Ship!

As an alternative to selling pre-sorted vintage by the bale we also entertain factory visits. You're welcome to visit our plant, we'll set aside a month's production for you and ship only what you select yourself. Our minimum is $1000 and the price/lb includes shipping to New York City.

We only sell to one customer per month, and never ship pre-sorted bales the the same month as a factory visit.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

In Our Bundles This Week: Filson and Pendleton Wool Coats

Whether you're a fan of 60's Lilli Anne or Pre-Historic Pendleton the wool coat is a holy grail of sorts. It's getting increasingly difficult for us to find pre-1960 vintage garments which haven't had an unfortunate encounter with moths, the crows of the vintage world. Still, our quest for classic hunting wear continues!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

In Our Vintage Bundles This Week: 80s Concert Tees

You may call them rock, concert, or tour tees. Whatever the case, these are some of the most sought after items in the vintage world, the ultimate "I was there" piece of our cultural history. Check out what we're shipping to NYC this month!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

80s Movie Tees: Die Hard (1988). Yipee Ki Yay!!!

Check out this gem! Headed to Toronto this month, this poly-cotton momento of Bruce Willis' glory years has survived over 20+ years in almost immaculate condition. It's always great to hold a piece of cinematic history in your hands and in a wearable size!  
Yipee Ki Yay!!!!!

As always here's the label for your viewing pleasure:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Grammy Fashion Highlights: The 80s Comeback!

We may have missed Kanye at last night's Grammy's but the 80s fashion more than made up for it.

From prom dresses with ripped trains, big shouldered blazers paired with acid washed jeans to 80s style mini dresses, it seemed like everyone was feeling the retro vibe last night.

However, Beyonce definitely stood out last night for her distinctive style. Her peach colored gown and sequined mini dress were great takes on retro revival and she wore them with style.
Other faves: Heidi Klum, Miley Cyrus, Kate Perry.

Dress of the night? Beyonce's sequined mini dress:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In Our Vintage Bundles This Week: 1980s Harley Davidson/ 3D Emblem Tees

I've been meaning to post a few 3D Emblem/ Harley Tees for a while now. Truthfully, I know nothing about the company or how 3D emblem came to be representative of 80s Harley Tees. Sadly, we don't have anything especially offensive or provocative in stock this week. If you're interested in seeing more 3D Emblem, head over to Hermosavintage they've got some great examples of 80s 3-D Emblem, including some of their edgier stuff.

As always, here's a label for your viewing pleasure:

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

In Our Vintage Bundles This Week: 1940s/WWII Hand Painted USN Deck Jacket

We've had a great week. Painted flight jackets are rare as it is, this is the first painted deck jacket that we've seen. The dates on the jacket and it's USN markings date it to WWII, although we're not sure whether it may have seen action in West Germany or Japan. Check out the detailing:

The sleeve has the name of it's owner (Jack Dielkey), his years of service? (1946-1949) and his "Cloud Luster" squadron's insignia. The back has a hand painted feather (does anyone know what this means?)

The Airforce became a separate entity in 1947 but we're sure that the jacket is an earlier military issue and was not made exclusively for the Airforce. It's possible that either Air Force issue clothing had not been made yet or that Jack Dielkey was issued the jacket in his service during the war and then continued to use it during his subsequent tours. These are the finds that we live for!

As always, here's the label for your viewing pleasure, good luck reading it :)

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

In Our Vintage Bundles This Week: 1982 Police "Ghost in the Machine" Rock Tee

 Is it just me or does the print look crooked?

Anyway, double sided and printed on an early Screenstars tee, the album cover was a source of contention between the then bandmates. They went on to make one more album before parting ways in 1984.Wikipedia Link

As usual, here's the label for your viewing pleasure:

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From My Personal Collection: WWII M-422 Flight Jacket

This jacket is really something special. We come across later versions/ reproductions at work but when I first had the chance to pick this up I jumped at it. It's the only one that I've ever seen in person.

You may ask, just what the heck is the M-422? In short it's one of the first Naval flight jackets ever made. It's design inspired it's most famous successor, the G-1 jacket. The historical value of this piece is immense, and it pre-dates most other bomber jackets. I was really fortunate to find one without any tears and rips in the leather. The leather still has it's original luster!

What makes it even cooler is that it still has the nametag of the former owner, a Mr. McKearnin. The owner, William J. McKearnin, was part of the 12th Air Force, 57th Air Division, 446th BS

He served in Italy during WWII as a "radio operator-gunner" and notes of his promotion are detailed here. Unfortunately there's precious little online about Mr. McKearnin or his squadron.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

In Our Vintage Bundles This Week: Levi's Big E Jeans

It's a wonder why Levi's LVC reproductions don't quite match up to the real thing. It'd be in their interest to produce vintage quality jeans and save us the trouble of looking for the real thing. Of course, there's always something to be said about the historical value about the jeans that built America.

Interesting fact: Levi's famous riveted design was actually the invention of Jacob Davis. Levi Strauss was his supplier and later became his business partner due to the funds needed to grow his business and patent his riveted design.

Other great items that didn't make this week's short list:
-An 80s Mets Championship Tee
-A 60s Schott Motorcycle Jacket
-True Religion Jeans
-Deadstock Roebucks Jeans
-1940s Naval Pea Coat

As always, here's the label to help you identify one for yourself:

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