Reproduction classic workwear

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Matt Deckard, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. J. M. Stovall

    J. M. Stovall Call Me a Cab

    Thanks for the tip Matt, I finally got to an A&F store monday and picked up a pair of those trousers. But you were not kidding on the size, I had to go down to a 30 (took me back to my college days). They only had the light color left, but there are several other A&F stores to check in metro Houston, I really want a pair of the darker colors too.
     
  2. Jovan

    Jovan Suspended

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    Vintage British workwear

    Just got a GREAT link from one of my friends that may interest some of you.

    http://www.old-town.co.uk

    I especially like the double breasted pea coat type jacket that comes in moleskin.
     
  3. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    "Old Town/Tin House" pops up quite frequently around these parts.
    A few FL members have clothing from Old Town and I can say from experience, that the quality and styling are excellent. The price may be too much for some, especially with the rate of exchange being what it is- but there is nothing comparible on the market.

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  4. Salv

    Salv One Too Many

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    There's a thread here.

    The search fuction doesn't seem to work very well - a search for more than one word does an OR search i.e. old OR town and returns every single occurence of either word. Even using a '&' sign, a '+' sign or the word AND between search terms doesn't work. I've tried old & town, old&town, old + town, old+town, old AND town,"old town", 'old town' and they all pull up old OR town...

    Anyway - I love Old Town...
     
  5. cowboy76

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    Anyone making reasonably priced 1940s repro workwear?

    Hello, I was wondering,...anyone making late 1930s-1940s workwear reproductions? I've heard of a rediculously high-priced Japanese company now producing reproductioin denim wear,....was hoping maybe there's a bit of news I just haven't heard yet???

    thanks fellas!
     
  6. Speedster

    Speedster Practically Family

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  7. Rooster

    Rooster Practically Family

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    I have a pair of Prison Blues jeans with the suspender buttons. Tough as nails and comfortable.
     
  8. dakotanorth

    dakotanorth Practically Family

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    Repro Workwear?

    Funny you should mention that, I always wondered if there is a market for vintage-styled coveralls, or something of that nature.

    Jp
     
  9. J. M. Stovall

    J. M. Stovall Call Me a Cab

    Sears and J C Penny's still make work clothes that are virtually the same as what they made starting in the late 30's.
     
  10. cowboy76

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    they dont look very vintage to me, but it night just be the picture??
    I really like the fact that they're made in America though,..when at all possible,...BUY American!
     
  11. Miss Roulette

    Miss Roulette New in Town

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    Try Tinhouse, although with the exchange rate I don't know how cheap it will work out for you.

    The clothes they make are all made in-house in a small town in Norfolk, England and are very well made and hard wearing.
     
  12. cowboy76

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    Oh that's a great site!!! Thanks so much,....damn our horrible exchange rate!!!:eusa_doh:
     
  13. cowboy76

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    the last time I went to sears for their "Robucks" brand shirts, etc. I was freaked out to find they no longer make "Robucks!!!" What is this world:eusa_doh: coming to!!! Now they carry "craftsman" clothing,..basically a bad rendition of carhartt.
     
  14. mike

    mike Call Me a Cab

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    I LOVE this website! Thanks for sharing! I dont think I can afford it right now, but it certainly looks worth it!
     
  15. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    TinHouse/OldTown

    I have their High-rise trousers.
    Very good- very 70 years ago.

    Yes, the price may seem high but they're hand made and high quality.
    Specialist clothing with attention to detail doesn't come at Walmart prices.


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  16. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    Bill's khaKis?
     
  17. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Are they available anywhere that ships to the UK, or am I gonig to have to add them to my ever-increasing shopping list for my next US trip... lol.
     
  18. Salv

    Salv One Too Many

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    J. Simon's in Covent Garden sometimes have some in stock. Give them a call first to check, but the shop is worth a visit anyway.

    http://j.simons.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/index.jhtml
     
  19. The Wolf

    The Wolf Call Me a Cab

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    Edward, Customs will be surprised when enter with one full suitcase and one empty suitcase. Of course you'll leave with two overstuffed suitcases. lol

    Sincerely,
    The Wolf
     
  20. pablocham

    pablocham One of the Regulars

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    Bill's Khakis cost about the same as the Buzz Rickson Khakis. Actually cheaper if you order several pair directly from Hinoya or Mil-Mil. The difference is that the Rickson's are indistinguishable from originals and made from better fabric with correct buttons and markings.

    If you really want reasonably priced, why not just buy Dickies? Poly/cotton, but still pretty classic. Also, did anybody mention Carhartt, Pointer, Round House, and Key, who all make relatively cheap workwear that is pretty much the same as the old stuff?
     

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