Vintage ringer tee with iron-on “Taxi” TV show photo

 

As classic TV shows  from the late 1970’s go, Taxi launched the careers of most of its cast members, including Tony Danza, Danny DeVito, and it made Andy Kaufman a household name.  Interestingly, Judd Hirsch is conspicuously absent from this cast photo.  Unmistakable red “ringer” tee makes this a great shirt for anything from flared Levi’s to corduroys.  Added bonus is the sparkling gold glitter lettering to make it abundantly clear what show you love!  Click here for more details and sizing information.

1950’s Pendleton virgin wool plaid “Battle” shirt-style jacket

Again taking some cues from military styling, this plaid piece from the 1950’s fashions virgin wool into a smart, masculine-looking complement to slacks or more casual pants.  The defined dropped waistband helps to establish this broad-shouldered shirt-style jacket as somewhere between everyday wear for business, but also is not a jacket that would be worn to chop down a tree.  It says, “I have some free time, and I look good in plaid.”   As with all vintage Pendleton, this garment is made with all-Oregon wool and crafted by Oregonian hands! Click here for more views and sizing information.

 

1991 Killer Dana vintage surf tee

 

Originally sold by the Killer Dana Surf Shop, the surfer’s paradise that gave its name to the company and thus to the shirt was a famous surf spot off the coast of southern California.  As with skateboarding, surfing enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in the form of apparel from the early 1990’s onward.  Show your love of surfing with this tee, complete with abstract wave pattern and bubble-y, stretchy white font on a black background against the solid brown color.  Versatile, easy to wear with shorts, pants, and casual enough to pair with flip-flops.  Click here for more views and sizing information.

Vintage gold and silver Montana Western belt buckle

Fun fact:  The decorative belt buckle as men’s fashion accessory dates to roughly the middle of the 20th century.  The trend for unique and visually interesting buckles is said to have been popularized through Western films, so be sure to thank Roy Rogers and John Wayne for making buckles like this one possible!  Fashioned in Montana, which has  genuine Western “cred”, this silver and gold piece includes scrolling and horseshoe motifs to really pull together outfits that need a little cowboy emphasis.   Click here for more views and information.

Black 1980’s Bugle Boy nylon parachute pants

Warm up your breakdance moves; the ultimate in early to mid-1980’s style is here.  Seen on many a young adult, often with high top sneakers, nylon jackets, and sometimes even with suspenders and sweaters, these nylon parachute pants are a great reminder of a culture of music and dancing mixed with popular fashion.  Made by none other than Bugle Boy.  More views and sizing information here.

 

 

Vintage Montgomery Ward 1970’s plaid C.P.O. shirt-jac

 

For the all-American menswear piece from the 1970’s, this C.P.O. plaid shirt jacket from Montgomery Ward is a great way to go.  Worn with button-downs or chunky turtlenecks and solid-colored pants or Levi’s, this is a classic wardrobe staple that never goes out of style.   More views and sizing information here.  Don’t forget to check our great Levi’s 501 jeans prices!

 

Rare vintage 1962 Seattle World’s Fair t-shirt

Over fifty years later, the Seattle World’s Fair of 1962 continues to fascinate people.  The most famous symbol of the exposition was and is the Space Needle at the heart of Seattle Center, in space-age mid-century architecture, prominently featured on the front of this shirt.  Optimistic, forward-looking images include a fireworks display and the “Century 21 Exposition” symbol.  Classic-cut fitted tee can be paired with jeans, khakis, or shorts and would look pretty smart with a cardigan.   Click here for more views and sizing information.

1980’s “Polo” Ralph Lauren reindeer turtleneck

For a designer take on the classic winter theme, we present this 1980’s Polo by Ralph Lauren navy turtleneck with snowflake and reindeer motif on a dark blue background, all in hand-knit wool.   The colors play off each other:  There are white snowflakes and dark maroon shapes against the dark blue, and there are dark blue and dark maroon snowflakes on the white background.  The turtleneck is a ribbed, rolled collar and the sleeves end in white ribbed cuffs.  Smart and stylish for the wintertime!  Click here for more views and information.

Rare white 1960’s Langlitz Leathers motorcycle jacket and pants

Made by Portland-based Langlitz Leathers, this is a hard-to-find set of white leather motorcycle jacket and pants.  This family-owned business was started in 1947 by a motorcycle enthusiast and glove-maker who was unhappy with the poor fit of mass-produced jackets.  Thanks to this, Langlitz pieces are individualized pieces made for individual clients and are truly unique.  On top of that, this set is in white and features the “Columbia”-style jacket:   Asymmetrical brass zipper closures with wide fold-over collar,  numerous pockets (please see detailed photos for views), including sleeves that conform to the wearer’s arms.  The jacket and pants are both lined and have adjustable and lace-up features to ensure a good fit, as well as zippers to accommodate boots.  A stunning piece of motorcycle wear and a little piece of one-of-a-kind Portland history!  Please click here for all sizing and photographs.

1960’s sequin-decorated H Bar C black gabardine shirt

Get ready to impress in this rare and stunning combination of stark black and white contrasts.  Somewhere between Hank Williams and Marty Robbins,  this classic Western-cut black gabardine shirt with pearl snaps and sawtooth tab pockets meets just a bit of sequin and bead ornamentation where it counts, and then, the finale:  White fringe down the sleeves.  Have your encore ready.  They’ll be hollering for it!  More views and details here.