Dec 26, 2011

The San Fernando Valley Mercantile 30% off After Christmas Sale

The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co. 1st annual After Christmas Sale. 
30% off entire store inventory. Going on now thru Jan. 1st. Shop early for best selection.
Enter promo code XMASSALE at checkout.

Dec 25, 2011

Santa's Got A Brand New (Vintage) Bag

Vintage Woolrich Vest-Jac
Vintage Woolrich Mackinaw Hunting Jacket
Vintage Woolrich Vest
Vintage GLOBE MFG. CO. canvas fireman's trousers w/ plaid flannel lining
NOS vintage Carhartt hunting cap with cotton flannel lining
Vintage Red Wing boots, model 8180 circa 1994
Via this mornings LA TIMES Image section:  Glenn O'Brien, author of "How to Be a Man" and GQ's "Style Guy" columnist: "I kind of like the traditional outfit, although a tartan might be a nice variation [in] a red-based plaid. [Santa Claus] probably wears Woolrich — the really, really super-heavy wool trousers, jacket and vest that are made for hunters, which will be good so he won't be mistaken for a reindeer. He'd be wearing those American-made Red Wing boots that are really hip right now, and beards are back. Santa's more in style than ever now".

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best this Holiday Season.

Dec 20, 2011

Vintage Osh Kosh B'Gosh Union Made Sanforized Brown Duck Canvas Work Jacket

Osh Kosh B'GOSH four pocket cossack style jacket. Similar to the more common three pocket versions by Lee (the iconic 91B), Blue Bell, Montgomery Ward, E&W Big Buck and Hercules. Details include SANFORIZED brown duck canvas & houndstooth cotton flannel lining, corduroy collar, Talon main zipper, Talon pocket zipper with chain pull, triple stitched seams, side buckle waist adjustors & United Garment Workers of America union label.

Dec 19, 2011

Osh Kosh B'Gosh Employees during WWII circa 1944

Osh Kosh B'Gosh Employees circa 1944. The two men standing on each side are wearing the one-piece camouflage suits that Osh Kosh B'Gosh produced for the Army during World War II. The two men in the front row are also wearing Army 1st pattern one-piece herringbone twill work suits or coveralls (possibly also made by Oshkosh B'Gosh). They are seated on bleachers behind a sign reading, "They're on their way to you, Men...ON TIME!". A sign at left reads, "Let's come thru for our soldiers / They're coming thru for us." and a sign at right, "Every minute counts / 10,000 suits must be shipped by October 30."

Dec 16, 2011

David Beckham visits Hollywood Trading Company

Our friend Zip Stevenson shared a couple of shots of a special customer who dropped by the HTC headquarters Thursday to pick up a few pieces including a couple pairs of boots and a green bag along with ordering a denim & leather jacket from the IrregulaR line. 
Seems some people get preferred parking

 Looks like Becks is sporting a pair of the new IrregulaR Vintage Jump Boots. Boots have been cropped around the neck area to slightly higher above ankle along with white piping added on top, the tongue is kept at its original length, and the original soles have been replaced with white cushion soles.

Available now in all sizes. $495.00
David Beckham, one happy customer!

Lofgren Japan For Heritage Research LIMITED EDITION Spade Print Indigo Engineer Shirt

Beautiful new limited edition indigo cloth engineer shirt with spade print, a joint effort from our friend John Lofgren's SPEEDWAY in Sendai Japan and UK based Heritage Research. 

• Handmade in Sendai, Japan
• Vintage Spade print indigo cloth
• Triple Stitched
• Vintage 40's Buttons
• Run off stitching
• 40 pcs worldwide

Dec 13, 2011

1930's-1940's era Cardigan Sweater SPORTS COAT aka SPA COAT

Very nice vintage multicolor wool cardigan sweater offered for sale this past Sunday by our friend and neighbor Jason, proprietor of the STARLITE ROOM. These sweaters were also know as Spa Coats, Sports Coats & Sport Sweater Coats. This particular sweater has been modified for use as a shooting jacket and features some nice details including multicolor wool (seen in close up of the button), 2 hole buttons with great pattern, keyhole stitched button holes, ribbed pockets, owner installed rifle butt should patch, hand darned repairs and one of the best felt patches seen in a long time. Had it fit, I would have snapped it up. That said, I was pleased to have helped Jason set a fair price and see this fine piece go to a happy new owner.

Dec 9, 2011


Rising Sun & Co. will be holding their pre-holiday sample and antiques sale this Saturday, December 10 2011 between the hours of 10 AM-5PM at their new 2246 Fair Park Ave. Eagle Rock, Los Angeles CA 90041 location. Phone # is 1-323-982-9798. Here is a brief glimpse of just some of the type of stuff that will be available. This is a cash-only event. No returns, no refunds.

Rising Sun's collection of vintage items are also up for sale. From clothing to furniture to lighting, all of these items were hand selected for the history they embody and the craftsmanship they display. This includes military work wear, denim, and men's and woman's clothing from the 40's through 60's.

A large selection of hearty fabrics are available in 5, 10, and 15 yard lots. These include both wide goods and selvage denim, canvas, twill, ridged, and stretch denim.

A limited edition of 23 WWII style Denim Duffel / Laundry Bags are being constructed for this special event, to be given away with purchase of $100 or more. 

 These bags feature the following details.
• Constructed using 2 x 1 denim remnants in 8oz & 9oz weights
• Sewn on Union Special double needle chain stitch Caballo machine
• Matching top stitch thread color with contrasting chain stitch color

Photos of similar vintage WWII denim bags 
WWII era indigo denim duffel bag with US stencil from the vintage workwear collection
Double needle chain stitching can be seen inside of bag
WWII era indigo denim duffel bags from the vintage workwear collection