Pea coats have been in use and in style for a very long time. According to our ongoing vintage research, some pea coats were so heavy that they included a chain so that they could be hung up! This is not the case with the 1980’s model: It is efficient, it is masculine, and it is a short length for ease of movement, while incorporating the telltale broad collar. Click here for more views and sizing information, and check out the rest of our pea coats!
The 1940’s were remarkable for many reasons, but this dress tells a great story about why that is. During the second World War, fabrics were rationed for the war effort and the cut of women’s dresses reflected this: Skirts were not full, very few ruffles and frills were used, and women were encouraged to spruce up the same dress with scarves, pins, and other accessories. One fabric extravagance that could be found was the peplum, and so it is with this dress by “Champagne” of New York: Its very simple silhouette is not very different from the everyday cut, and yet it is clearly a sophisticated garment for a night of celebration. This message is clearly communicated by the decorative beading at the collar, the slyly asymmetrical gathering and bow fashioned of the precious “extra” crepe-like fabric, the dramatically padded shoulders, and by the contrast between the matte black of the dress itself and the light sparkling off the beads. Click here for more views and sizing.
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.
From Pendleton’s misses’ line introduced in the 70’s, this shirt jacket pairs the timeless colors of black, red, cream, and yellow with a multi-directional plaid in a decidedly feminine silhouette. Features 70’s style “swallow’s tail” collar, black buttons, and loops for a belt. Made of all-virgin wool from all-Oregon sheep in the eastern part of this fair state! Click here for more details and sizing information.
This is another great example of outdoor fashion finding its way into the lives of suburban dwellers. Even if you’ve never hunted or felled a tree, you can appreciate the boldness of design in this zip-up wool red and black jacket; whether you’re actually tracking pheasant with a rifle, pondering how to tap that maple for its syrup, or just taking a long-awaited march through the woods after a week at the office, this piece will keep you cozy and dashing. The front is all buffalo checked, while the back is one solid field of brilliant red. More views and information here.