Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vintage State Police Leather

file under: ironic

Original state police motorcycle leather
year: 1950's
tag: missing 
material: leather w/nylon lining
condition: excellent
value: $500.00
*note: picked this up over the holiday weekend. originally worn by state police motorcycle officer. if you look closely at the photo you can see where the state and division patches were. in beautiful condition. a nice addition to the worn75 collection and quite ironic considering my less than law abiding past. 

50+ years to create this beautiful patina

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Deadstock 70's Levi Denim Jacket

file under: timeless

original levis shrink-to-fit denim jacket
year: 1975
tag: 0317-70505 made in u.s.a. 
material: 100% raw cotton denim
condition: deadstock (never worn)
value: $250.00 (not for sale)
*note: this is the small "e" version with troy mills blanket lining. how this survived for 35 years in perfect condition is a mystery. a true piece of american history. when levis actually manufactured in the u.s.a. looking forward to breaking this in.  

troy mills blanket lining

raw denim stiff as cardboard

Monday, November 15, 2010

70's Levis Small "e" Double Stitched Redlines

file under: made in the u.s.a.

original shrink-to-fit levi redlines
year: mid-70's
tag: W35 L31 
material: 100% cotton selvedge denim
condition: excellent
value: $150.00 (not for sale)
*note: not the rarest of the levi redlines but still highly collectible. especially in such good condition and wearable size. beautiful hige and patina. picked these up last month at the local flea market for a steal. say "no" to mass produced crap. recycle, sustain, peace.

35+ years of wear

redline selvedge denim made in the u.s.a.