Another holiday tradition courtesy of these two guys.
Dec 23, 2010
I really like the substance and color that wool blanket lining adds to these vintage work jackets. Here are a few pieces from the collection to get us started. I will post a follow-up with more including various vintage Lee jackets once I can dig them out.
|1950's era Montgomery Ward POWR-HOUSE Union Made Chore Jacket|
|1940's-50's era Carhartt Union Made Dark Brown Duck Zipper Jacket|
|1940's era Carhartt Union Made Brown Duck Chore Jacket with Special Pocket|
|1950's era Wrangler Big Ben Convert Cloth Salt & Pepper Zipper Jacket|
|1950's era Sears Hercules Union Made Zipper Jacket|
|1940's era J.C. Penney Ox Hide / Big Mac Chore Jacket|
|Sweet Dapper's Wool Blanket Lining Work Cap via The Wild One Japan|
Posted by vintage workwear at 6:19 PM
Dec 21, 2010
My 1990's era Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Christmas Jingle Bell edition sneakers. Been breaking these out every year at Christmas time since I got 'em some 15 odd years ago. Still fit, although tighter than back in the day. Made in the USA.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year.
Dec 17, 2010
Recently came across the great work of photographer Eric Holubrow via the Lost Treasures Of The City video clip. For a long time now I have had an appreciation for the ghosts of manufacturing and industry, and the architectural salvage, industrial furniture, lighting, and distressed paint that go hand in hand. The time worn character and reminder of days gone by are also part of my allure to vintage workwear.
|Turbines, Richmond 2008|
|Brain Trust, Richmond 2008|
|Shirt Factory, Gary Indiana 2008|
|Industrial Accident, Chicago 2008|
|Fisher Auto, Detroit 2008|
|Cell Block D, Eastern State Pennitentiary, Pennsylvania 2008|
|Barricade, Eastern State Pennitentiary, Pennsylvania 2008|
|Capone's Cell, Eastern State Pennitentiary, Pennsylvania 2008|
|Saint Boniface Church, Chicago 2009|
|Remains in Light, Michigan Central Station, Detroit 2007|
Posted by vintage workwear at 5:45 PM
Dec 14, 2010
INDUSTRIAL Uniform Co. founded in 1938 and still open for business today.
|1950's era INDUSTRIAL Uniform Co. mail order catalog|
|This or This|
|INDUSTRIAL Uniform Co. SANFORIZED - VAT DYED tag|
|1950's era INDUSTRIAL Uniform Co. CERETANA FEEDS hounds tooth flannel lined cotton work jacket with chain stitched name|
Posted by vintage workwear at 11:56 PM
Dec 8, 2010
A truly badass pair of vintage 1940's era salt & pepper work pants made of a fabric with an appropriately badass name....PEPPERELL BATTLE AXE WHIPCORD. Is it just me or is this one of the greatest names ever?
|Loomed BATTLE AXE WHIPCORD label. Also Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Union Made Work Clothes label|
|Union Made SANFORIZED Lot & Size waist tag. No other tags present but I believe these to be Stephens Brand|
Posted by vintage workwear at 4:27 PM
Nov 26, 2010
With the nighttime temps here in Southern California dipping down into the forties this past week, I have had the golden opportunity to break out my much loved but rarely worn Brown's Beach Jacket. This inspired me to share some photos my vintage Brown's Beach Jackets, Vests and few print ads from the collection. Also included are two vests and a jacket that we recently sold via The San Fernando Valley Mercantile and a couple of nice Japanese reproduction pieces. Enjoy!
Discovered these great jackets back around 2004 while searching for information on salt & pepper vintage workwear and gained a bit of an education while trying to find one in a larger size. Thanks to JD for the information and photos early on & RL for the BIG hook up back in 2007, another pivotal vintage workwear moment.
|My Brown's Beach Jackets & Vests|
|My 3 pocket button front model, purchased as new old stock, worn only a handful of times |
Brown's Beach Cloth DOT brand snap variation
|BROWN'S beach cloth, Norfolk MA label|
|My new old stock 2 pocket zipper model with original hang tag and inspection tag. I believe this model is known as a Surcoat. It cost more than the shorter button front version due in part to it's longer length and leather pocket detailing.|
|Heavy Duty Talon zipper|
|Leather trimmed front pocket detail|
|Brown's Beach Jacket label & care tag|
|Garment inspection tag|
Brown's Beach Jacket original bag, via JD
|My vintage Brown's Beach Vest, stripe version. Size 44|
|Brown's Beach Jacket embossed SCOVIL brand snap|
|My vintage Brown's Beach Vest, size 46|
|Brown's Beach Jacket SCOVIL snap. Piping showing honest wear|
|Iconic pocket shape & piping detail|
|Brown's Beach Jacket information tag, via JD|
|Information tag backside, note Union Made & Made in America at the bottom, via JD|
|My vintage duck canvas hunting pants with DOT brand Brown's Beach Cloth snap|
|Brown's Beach Cloth DOT brand snap|
|Serval brand zipper|
|1943 - A man, his beat-up Brown's Beach Jacket and a large fish. It's a great day!! |
via fellow Brown's aficionado Vintage Engineer Boots
|Vintage 1940's Brown's Beach collarless jacket with oversized snaps. |
Sold via The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co.
|Vintage Brown's Beach Vest size 42. Sold via The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co.|
|Vintage Brown's Beach Vest size 46. Sold via The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co.|
|Vintage Brown's Beach Jacket in a favored stripe version via Vintage Engineer Boots blog|
Fantastic Shawl Collar Japanese reproduction. Guess I'm kind of glad it wasn't made in larger sizes, I would of had to have it.
|Reproduction Brown's Beach "Shelter Cap" in black via the WILD ONE, Japan|
|Recently ran across these Reproduction Brown's Beach "Shelter Caps" over at the WILD ONE.|
May just need to try & snag one of these