Saturday, October 23, 2010


Today it's my sons "new" Lee denim jacket.
He wanted a vintage jacket like his old man and I found him one.
This is the boys version of the Lee 101J.
The only real difference that I can see between the boys and man's jacket is the lack of waist adjusters.
The denim material is really nice on this one.  
The yellow stitching reminds me of my Big E jacket from the same era.
Here's the tag.  Lee Sanforized 109-JY... union made.
Union Tag in the pocket.   
Vintage gear is not just for the Big Guys... sometimes the Little Guys need some too.  And what's better to start off a junior Vintage guy, than a really cool vintage denim jacket.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Today it's a really cool item I found....
I'm pretty sure they're from the 70's.  They're Everlast Boxing boots.
Seems like something Apollo Creed would wear in the ring.  Red, White and Blue!
They're just so cool looking.  I don't think I could wear them or would want to wear them as they really look hardly used.
Those laces I'm sure were bright red at when they were new.  
They're a mix of leather and vinyl.  
Classic shoe construction of the 70's.
And a big size too... 11
I've been trying to find some info on them, but haven't yet.
Those soles look unworn.
These are just a cool pair of boots.  I'll probably sell them or display them.  But not wear them.  If you're a boxing fan, having something like this is a cool item to own.  It's Vintage gear or guys!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


So a few days ago, I showed a pack of 1952 Renew-A-Pocket from Irontex.
I also have 2 pairs of 1947 LVC's, both with blown out right pockets.
the hole in one pair... just the right size for coins to fall down my leg....
The bigger blow out and repair, that needs repaired again...
so turn your pockets inside out...
Add Renew-A-Pocket over the bad pocket and pin it so it doesn't move.
Iron both sides (it's only on there for a count of 7, so I couldn't take a pic or it might burn... it did discolor from the glue.
Turn your pocket inside out and cut off the old pocket about 1/2 to the new glue line.
and "wahla!" you have a "new" pocket.  I'll be giving these a test run this week to see how the hold up.  so far I pushed down on them and they seem to be holding...    It's a good fix for a common problem...  I don't try to repeat stuff on here, but thought you guys might like to see how they worked.  I bought a few more pairs on ebay for when my other pockets blow out.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Today it's my super heavy all metal masking tape dispenser.
This thing is a beast.  It must weigh 3-5 pounds.  
It's probably from the 1940's.  I has the green "crinkle" paint finish for lasting a lifetime.
I use it for masking tape, but any larger sized tape would work.
Stamped "5" on the bottom.. not sure that's for the weight or size.
At sometime, a guy named "Angel" owned it.   I love the deco lines of it and the size of this thing.  If you're going to use tape, why not get it from a beast of a dispenser?  Old office accessories like this are a must for the Vintage Gear Guy!