My Freedamn! JAPANESE VINTAGE SO-CAL 2 NYC

When it comes to collecting vintage clothing from the United States the Japanese buyers have been paving the path for nearly 30 years. Since the eighties Japanese vintage collectors have been traveling across the United States hitting up thrift stores, vintage stores, clothing flea markets and just about anywhere they could find old vintage jeans, leather jackets, sneakers or t-shirts.

As the vintage clothing culture became more popular in Japan and the demand grew collectors began to find new ways to locate more product. Because each vintage piece is essentially a one-off it is difficult to determine the actual size and fit without trying it on. One problem the collectors had was finding vintage pieces that were not only the correct size but the way the garment fit had to be perfect as well. To overcome this obstacle they hired hip Japanese boys and girls that were the perfect body shape to match the sizes that they were looking for.

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Adidas : About the Label

April 28, 2018 by  
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Adidas was founded in 1947 by Adi Dassler in Germany. Adi Dassler started making shoes in the 1920’s but did not start Adidas until 1947. In 1948 they came up with the name Adidas – as a shortened version of Dessler’s name. The next year the company registered the three stripes as their trademark logo.

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Adidas started to produce sports clothing in the 1967. In the 80’s Adidas was made popular in the United States when up and coming Hip Hop Artist’s Run DMC wrote a song about the brand Adidas, called My Adidas.

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In 2005 Adidas purchased Reebok, making Adidas the second largest sportswear manufacture word wide.

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Lacostte : About the Label

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Izod Lacostte Vintage T-shirts

The Lacoste Crocodile shirt came about in 1933, when then tennis star Rene’ Lacoste joined teams with a French garment maker to manufacture tennis shirts. Later in 1952, Lacoste signed a contract with the David Crystal Company to import, and in 1966, to make Lacoste shirts in the United States. David Crystal was also the owner of Izod and Haymaker, and so the crocodile can be found on garments with quite a few different labels.

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These shirts and dresses became very fashionable in the middle 1960s and in the early 1980s, and came to solidify the “preppy” look. The relationship between Izod and Lacoste came to an end in 1992, and today La Chemise Lacoste is the maker and licensee of all Lacoste products.

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There are many variations of the Lacoste label, with combinations of Lacoste, Izod, Haymaker and David Crystal names. We are showing just a few of the typical labels.

Screen Stars : About the Label

March 7, 2017 by  
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Screen Stars is a T-shirt label that you find in a number of Authentic Vintage Tees dating back to the 70’s and 80’s. Screen Stars was purchased in the 80’s by BEST, which was later taken over by Fruit of A Loom. The remnants of the Screen Star style can be found today in the Fruit of Loom BEST style tee. Many vintage tees were printed on the 50/50 screen star t-shirt blank with the paper Screen Star tag. The lightweight comfort and feel of the screen start blank is desired by current collectors in the industry world wide.

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Super Screen Star Paper Tag “Late 70’s”

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Super Screen Star Paper Tag “Late 70’s”

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Best Screen Star Tag “Late 80’s”

Scooter Style

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Vintage Vespa Scooters have left their mark on the transportation and fashion industry as an iconic piece to many a lifestyle.  The Vespa scooter brand has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy—to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by Piaggio.

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Vintage Scooter

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How To… and How Not To Wear Boots

how to wear motorcycle bootsOk it is that time of year again, or that time when fashion completes a cycle and boots are back in style. Well the truth of the matter is that they have been back in style for a while, and now not only are hipster little girls rocking the motorcycle boots and the Doc Martins over their skinny jeans or leggings, but their Prada tote bag carrying mothers are rocking the western boots and fashion boots as well. With so many different types of boots and different styles to wear them with the questions has to be raised, “Is there a wrong way to wear boots?” Well the answer to this questions lies in the mind of the beholder, the simple answer is… perhaps? However the correct answer will depend upon what perspective you take towards the question. One could just as easily as asked, “Is there a right way to wear boots,” or “how do you wear motorcycle boots with an outfit,” taking this into consideration, if there is a right way to wear boots, or directions on how to wear boots, then the obvious answer is, yes, there is wrong way to wear to boots.
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The correct way, or another way to put that would be to say, one way to wear boots is to make sure the pants or leggings that you are wearing are tight fitting so that you can tuck them into the boot. Let’s face it, we are not trying to look like June Carter Cash or a Cowgirl right off of the rodeo circuit, we are not going to wear these boots with boot-cut jeans and a large belt buckle, these are to be worn with something tight and dare I say a little revealing. Up top you can wear a over sized shirt to cover up your ASS-ets if need be, or tight little blouse to let is all show. The wrong way to do this would be to wear your pants over the boot, or wear something to revealing that does not work with your body.
If you think that skinny jeans are for toddler teenie-boppers and those  leggings are just to 1990, then try wearing your boots with a fashionable skirt or mini dress.

Vintage Track Jackets

Vintage track and Field Jackets

Vintage Track Jackets

Blood, sweat, and tears is key for any good work out and the ingredients that create a perfect fitting Vintage Track Jacket. This collection comes to you from high school locker rooms of small town, Ohio to the streets of downtown, New York. Cotton, polyester, and acrylic blends make up this group of sporty and fashionable outerwear. The combination of familiarity and comfort with unique style creates a look that everyone can make their own.

VINTAGE TRACK & FIELD JACKETS

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Fabric: Polyester, Cotton, Rayon
Eras: 70’s – 90’s
Grades: Branded & Un-Branded Mixes Available

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Please Note that the photo is only a sample of the type of items we use for our Mix. Generally our packs come with a size run of 6 small 8 medium 7 large 4 xl. Each pack is original and one of a kind, no two packs are alike. For more information on how we put together our 25 packs please

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Vintage Collar T-shirt

Vintage Colar T-shirts

Vintage Three Button Polo

Take a t-shirt to the next level with this 3 button tennis and golf style collar tee. Used by tennis players and golfers alike, the three button collar tee is a timeless American tradition. Mixes include Izod, Lacoste, Polo, Le tigre, and other classic vintage styles and designs for the 80’s & 90’s.

VINTAGE POLO SHIRT MIX

Item # 104
Fabric: Poly/cotton
Eras: 80’s – 90’s
Grades: Branded & Mix Available

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Please Note that the photo is only a sample of the type of items we use for our Mix. Generally our packs come with a size run of 6 small 8 medium 7 large 4 xl. Each pack is original and one of a kind, no two packs are alike. For more information on how we put together our 25 packs please

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Vintage Sweatshirts

Vintage Sweatshirts

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The vintage sweatshirts have lived through years of college football games, camps, rallies and more. They became poplar in the 60’s as traditional athletic wear at the time. In the 1970’s athletic companies like Nike and Adidas began marketing them to the average consumer. The vintage sweatshirt comes as a hoody pullover, a regular pullover, with and without the traditional zipper and more. Some of them are plain classics while others are from universities and novelty style destination.

VINTAGE SWEATSHIRT

Item # 102
Fabric: Poly/cotton
Eras: 70’s – 90’s
Grades: University, Destination, Branded Sport & Branded Street wear
Styles: Men & Women Sizing Available | Hooded and Crew Neck

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Please Note that the photo is only a sample of the type of items we use for our Mix. 12 Pack of Vintage Sweatshirts. 4 small 4 medium 4 large Each pack is original and one of a kind, no two packs are alike. For more information on how we put together our 12 packs please FOLLOW US

Vintage Nylon Baseball Jackets

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Dust Factory Vintage Wholesale Clothing Vintage 1980’s Nylon Sports jackets

“Beat Street is the King of the beat, start rocking those feet from across the street…” Do you remember when break dancing first came out in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s? Along with this new style of dancing came a new style of fashion that followed close behind. The nylon baseball jacket was no longer just worn at little league baseball practice or high school games but as a fashion icon representing a street culture. Brands like Adidas and Puma became to gain recognition outside of the sport culture and became fashionable pieces for Hip-Hop artists and Rock Bands that began to change the way we viewed fashion.

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The Dust Factory Collection of Nylon Sport Jackets is a collection of vintage 1980’s Nylon Jackets. The collection consists of sports teams, vintage recreation sports and more.

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