Sparkling paisley late 1960’s/early 1970’s women’s jumpsuit

Paisley has a long and varied history, originating in Iran and eventually enjoying wide popularity throughout southern Asia.  More recently, the large paisley print enjoyed  popularity with the hippie and psychedelic period in the 1960’s.  And so it became a new innovation to combine metallic fabrics, such as on this jumpsuit and top, with big swooping dramatic colors.   Click here for more views of this sparkling and dramatic multi-piece set!

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.

1980’s hand-knitted “La Mode” men’s pullover sweater

Early 1980’s men’s pullover in the ski sweater style.  Knitted using a hand intarsia technique, which is a method of knitting with multiple colors, this understated and complimentary geometric pattern coordinates easily and is just plain fun to look at.  Colors range from azure blue to curry-khaki to  shell white to a greyish-green blocks on front with  bigger fields of color on the sleeves and back.  Crafted by “La Mode” and labeled “Active Sportswear”, we’ll look the other way if you just wear it to kick back and relax.   Click here for more views and sizing information.

 

1980’s John Molloy knit women’s sweater

Cream-colored hand-knit Irish sweater by John Molloy.  Alternating patterns and textures on one classic-colored new wool background, perfect for wandering green and craggy landscapes, relaxing in a warm pub, or reading some James Joyce — or any configuration of the three.  Ribbed collar and cuffs, pullover style, and full-length sleeves.  More sizing and details available here.