We have been fascinated with clothing from the first half of the 20th century for as long as memory serves. Many commonplace articles of clothing dating to “The Good Old Days” (1930s – 1950s) are considered definitive classics today: Military chino trousers, horsehide leather flight jackets, selvage-denim jeans, chambray work shirts, loop-wheeled sweatshirts, and army field jackets, naming but a few items that outfitted a nation on a rendezvous with destiny.
Our interest is driven by the totality of an item - design, aesthetics, production methods and materials, historical context, and association with those who defined an item’s use. Through the toils of achievement and serious sacrifice during desperate moments that would make history, once-ordinary garment styles of often-simple design are now recalled as extraordinary. And, for a rarified few garments, it is the perfection of design as worn by men of grit at places now forever synonymous with a generation that elevates these select garments to iconic status.
Today, producing vintage-style garments that are assembled with quaint components following near-antiquated production techniques on bygone machinery helps capture the full experience – the experience that cannot be separated from the vintage garments and that cannot be fully realized by cutting corners all the while claiming product integrity and authenticity. When true vintage-style and vintage-inspired apparel is correctly recreated, it's not just nostalgia for nostalgia's sake. It's clothing of distinction for individuals inspired by style and driven by their own unique personalties. Alas, this distinctive style doesn't come cheaply. And for those who relish total emersion in the vintage experience, the cost of admission is secondary.
Since 1989, we have sought our wares from among some of the best manufacturers of vintage-style and vintage-inspired clothing known around the world. When we see how our leathers crease and age, how the cottons bleed color and fade, or how the new-old-stock zippers loudly sing along their tracks, it is evidence of our success in resurrecting a part of the forlorn experience we seek.
Should you elect to honor us with your quest, we will do our utmost to provide you with best-looking, best-fitting experience from among the many we offer.