Oct 24, 2011


Founded in 1898 by William Lapedes, the Lapedes family began selling clothing and dry goods to farmers around the Dayton area from a wagon. In the early 1900s, they opened the LION STORE downtown on Jefferson Street and began selling men's clothing. Over time the business evolved to selling service station and other types of uniforms. Lion Apparel Inc. continues to do business to this day with headquarters in Dayton and an old world set of beliefs and values.
Lapedes Clothing Wagon & LION STORE vintage photos via LION Uniform website
Vintage LION-BILT work jacket from the vintageworkwear.com archive
Pointed collar
Close up of the bell shaped WALDES zipper pull & herringbone twill fabric
Vintage LION-BILT UNIFORM CO. print ad
Vintage LION-BILT salt & pepper convert cloth work shirt with chinstrap neck closure via aren
The musical genius of a longtime favorite, Dayton's own Skip "Little Axe" McDonald
Coincidentally his new album IF YOU WANT LOYALTY BUY A DOG drops today 10/24/2011




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