Lost Worlds "Factory"

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dlite90, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. dlite90

    dlite90 Familiar Face

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    The Lost Worlds' address is listed on their site as 89-15 Jamaica Ave, Queens. I recognized Jamaica Ave as some of my cousins live in that area and it's mostly a residential neighborhood so I was surprised. I pulled it up on Google Maps and found this building.

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    Am I to take it this building is the "factory in new york" they mention on their website? It's a pretty long building so I guess he could be taking up the whole 2nd floor.
    Lost Worlds has always fascinated me because the entire site's self-made and the owner is pretty mysterious.

    Is the entire Lost Worlds operation one guy on the second floor of a small retail building? I thought it would be more like a few people in a depot. Or maybe they do their work somewhere else, but his mail is sent here.
     
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  2. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    From what i have seen before the LW "factory" is a small basement workshop where two people work.
    This thread is a bit cancerous but it has good pics on page 7:

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/lost-worlds’-founder-stuart-interviewed.101380/page-7

    Edit: Looks like the LW shop is the half drawn metal shutter just right of the yellow post on your pic.
     
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  3. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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  4. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    It's a bit like Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory, except that the rent is a lot lower and it's staffed entirely by Oompa-Loompas in leather shorts humming 'Funkytown' and not blogging or eating biscotti.
     
  5. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yep - it does not take a large amount of space to build leather jackets, especially a 2-4 person operation.

    Sure looks crowded in there, and I wonder if it's up to codes for electrical and fire safety, etc? Then again it's quite similar to most cobbler shops I have visited.
     
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  6. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    1911 comes to mind honestly.
     
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  7. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    In my experience, the best things come from small places :)
     
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  8. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    my wife is the only woman I’ve convinced of this.:eek:
     
  9. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    The Long Island City shop of Orchard is even smaller. Doesn’t really make any difference.
     
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  10. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    The electric cord hanging from the light fixture is not likely code-compliant although I am not familiar with New York's electric code.
     
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