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  1. Dinerman

    The Time Has Finally Come

    In a little over a week and a half, my fiance Alex and I will be leaving on a six month journey, crisscrossing America documenting small towns, through photography, illustration, interviews and the collection of artifacts. Think WPA photography meets Charles Kuralt. We call ourselves the Road...
  2. Dinerman

    eBay- no more era/decade categories

    Today eBay consolidated all their vintage categories into one mega-category vintage clearinghouse, unsearchable in any useful way (unless you feel like sorting through thousands of jackets hoping you might happen across something you're actually looking for by sheer luck). Go take a look...
  3. Dinerman

    eBay- no more era/decade categories

    Today eBay consolidated all their vintage categories into one mega-category vintage clearinghouse, unsearchable in any useful way (unless you feel like sorting through thousands of jackets hoping you might happen across something you're actually looking for by sheer luck). Go take a look...
  4. Dinerman

    What Goes Into Selling a Jacket

  5. Dinerman

    The History of American Field

    The Hettrick Mfg. Co. was founded in 1893 (or 1891, depending on the source) in Toledo, Ohio as a manufacturer of canvas goods, largely awnings and wagon covers. In 1921, they launched the "American Field" line of hunting garments. A bit of a late comer to the hunting game, they advertised...
  6. Dinerman

    The History of Red Head Brand

    E.C. Cook & Bro. was founded in Chicago c.1867 by E.C. Cook (b.1845) and his brother F.W. Cook. They were manufacturers of awnings, tents, waterproof wagon,horse and truck covers, flags, banners and canvas signs. Later they expanded range to include hunters' and tourists' outfits, including...
  7. Dinerman

    The History of Drybak

    Drybak was a manufacturer of hunting clothing located in Binghamton, New York with factory at 168 Water street and later 67 Frederick Street. Early articles put their founding in 1904, while later advertising claims 1900. From a 1950 article on Drybak, largely quoting a 1930 article on the...
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    The History of Hunting Clothes, a Fedora Lounge Guide

    Duxbak of Utica, New York was at one time one of the largest and highest quality manufacturers of hunting garments in the country. The story begins with businessman Quentin McAdam (b.1851, d. 1919). McAdam started with his uncle's company, Buckingham & Mitchell in 1867. By 1879, he bought out...
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    The History of Duxbak - A Fedora Lounge Guide

    Duxbak of Utica, New York was at one time one of the largest and highest quality manufacturers of hunting garments in the country. The story begins with businessman Quentin McAdam (b.1851, d. 1919). McAdam started with his uncle's company, Buckingham & Mitchell in 1867. By 1879, he bought out...
  10. Dinerman

    Reproductions: How do you know they're accurate?

    Since there seems to be so much more interest on this vintage site in reproductions rather than original garments, I have a question. How do you know that what you've bought is an accurate reproduction? Have you handled an original to have a point of direct comparison? Have you done research...
  11. Dinerman

    1928-1932 Spalding Leather Flight Suit

    Here's a super rare one. This flight suit was made by A.G. Spalding & Bros in the late 1920s-early 1930s. Matching boots and cap And a whopping nine Hookless zippers
  12. Dinerman

    Start Here: Links to Important Threads

    Rules of the House Suggested Reading List Irvin Jacket Sizes The Irvin thread Trench Coat Reference Photos PeaCoat Dating A-2 Manufacturer and Series Lists Mold How to paint a leather jacket SEE BELOW POST FOR ADDITIONAL LINKS
  13. Dinerman

    Vintage Shoe Sizes

    For any of you who have struggled to decipher the old fashioned size codes in vintage shoes, here's a handy guide. The first number stands for the width, with a lower number denoting a narrower shoe and a higher one a wider one. The second set of numbers is the size, codes ending in 0 are full...
  14. Dinerman

    Vintage Picking and Road Tripping with Dinerman

    One of the most common questions I get, right after, "how did you get into all this?", is "where do you find all your stuff?". It's one of those questions that can be hard to answer. "Oh, you know, here and there" usually suffices and avoids the long story. But the truth is, I drive a lot. This...
  15. Dinerman

    A visit to Wooden Sleepers vintage, Brooklyn

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing an interview/ tour of Wooden Sleepers and getting to meet and hang out with owner Brian. It's a great shop, definitely worth checking out. Watch here http://katch.me/VtgHaberdashers/v/d8c43c63-3569-3554-83b3-28ec759fe62a
  16. Dinerman

    Live feed at Wooden Sleepers Vintage in Red Hook Brooklyn

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing an interview/ tour of Wooden Sleepers and getting to meet and hang out with owner Brian. It's a great shop, definitely worth checking out. Watch here http://katch.me/VtgHaberdashers/v/d8c43c63-3569-3554-83b3-28ec759fe62a
  17. Dinerman

    Original 1950s Buco J-24, size 38

    This vintage jacket was made in the early 1950s in Detroit, Michigan by the Joseph Buegeleisen Company (Buco) out of horsehide. It is their J-24 D-Pocket model motorcycle jacket. From the style of stop box on the main zipper, with its wide ribs, but without the Talon name, this one was made...
  18. Dinerman

    Size 42 shawl collar leather barnstormer - $150

    This vintage leather coat was made in the 1930s. It is double breasted, with a mouton collar, leather knot style buttons, fancy buttoned cuffs, handwarmer and flapped cargo pockets with arrow stitched reinforcements, and a covered curly sheepskin lining. Chest (pit to pit): 24" (doubled =...
  19. Dinerman

    WWII era Civilian B-2

    I think this is one of the most interesting jackets I've had in a while. The jacket is made from capeskin, with a full alpaca pile lining. The overall lines, with the off-center zip, large collar, waist belt, zipped and snapped sleeves, two piece back, and large collar remind me of the pre-war...
  20. Dinerman

    Joe McCoy half-belt leather jacket. Size 36

    This jacket was made in Japan by high-end vintage repro company, Real McCoys under the Joe McCoy & Co. Leather Clothing Sportswear label. Though made in Japan, for authenticity to original 1930s jackets, the label reads, "styled and tailored in Buffalo, NY". The plaid lined pocketbag bears the...

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