Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vintage Levi's

So, I'm in the process of writing an article near and dear to my heart for a really cool site called OneUpped Magazine.

The article has to do with denim, and Levi's, and vintage. Basically, all things perfect. And together.

Trifecta perfection.
Type 3- Big E Levi's Denim Jacket

But to be honest, I'm still trying to come up with the angle and direction I want to go with the article and writing other things close to what I should be writing usually helps out. A lot.

Meanwhile, as I work on that, the vintage denim Levi's I sell in my shop, usually flies out the window.

But, I do have an awesome Type 3 jacket still available.

Isn't it gorgeous?

If it fit me, I'd be keeping it.

Anyway, check out my shop for regular denim inventory.

And if there's something specific you want me to look out for, let me know!

Email me.

-Heather

Friday, March 24, 2017

Denim and Such • Railcar Fine Goods

A short car ride away, south of me, is a town called Monrovia.

Monrovia is where a little (amazing) company called Railcar Fine Goods exist.

And what they do is incredible.

If you know me, you'll hear me say (a lot), "They just don't make clothes like they used to" ... because it's true. When in the vintage trade as I am, and after years of sifting through thousands and thousands (and thousands) of pieces of clothing, you can see first hand that they don't make clothes like they used to. At all.

(Okay, rarely. So rare that no one donates these items! Obviously.)

Today, the consumer buys clothes as items to be worn a couple times, used up, trashed, or whatever, and then they move on to something new. This wasn't the philosophy of the past. Clothes were made to last. You had a simple but quality wardrobe that lasted for decades, adding a piece or two here and there, taking out a piece or two here and there.


Railcar is one of the few companies (American made = major bonus) that exists to create denim that are quality, beautiful and made to last.

Selvedge is a vintage way of manufacturing denim and since I live in vintage, love vintage, and surround myself with all things vintage, these jeans were a must.

Check them out if you haven't ◄ educate yourself on selvedge (selvage) denim (here's also another great article ◄) and understand why I am so excited to wear these jeans.

Next time I'm in Monrovia (which has been never, so that needs to change) I'm stopping by their brick and mortar.

Thank you Railcar!

-HJS