Most, but not all, of the Vintage Clothing is from my own personal collection. Downsizing that collection is ongoing, so check in often for changes and additions!

Vintage Airforce Coat $95.00

 

 

Vintage Navy Blue Wool US Air Force Pea Coat, Vietnam Era.

SOLD

• Awesome condition for the age of the coat, which I believe to be Vietnam era, but I could be wrong.                                          •Viewing the picture bottom left, you see that the coat can be buttoned either way and I assume this to be so that the coat could be issued to either a male or female Airman, but that might not actually have anything to do with it.  I did not completely button it for that photo because those buttonholes have obviously seen little, if any use and are extremely snug. 

• Lining is a dark blue silky material and in excellent condition, even at the joining of the sleeves.

• Gently worn and in fantastic overall condition; no holes, tears, or rips on the coat;  a few minor moth nibbles here and there, but nothing major and nothing to worry about.                                         

• Two exterior front hand warmer pockets and one interior pocket.    • The coat has 13-star buttons in a silvery metal and the buttons on the viewer’s left are sewn to small buttons inside.

•The coat has a back vent and US Air Force rank patches sewn onto the top sleeves; those are in great condition too.

• Coat has been stored away for a good while so may need cleaning and/or freshening up.  It is enormously heavy and is comforting in the way of a weighted blanket. 

• Size on interior tag is shown as 37R, which I’ve never even heard of, but PLEASE compare the measurements to one of your own coats to determine fit.

Material: Wool
Color: Navy Blue
Condition: Vintage excellent

Length: 42½″ from base of collar seam to hem, center of back
Waist: 14½” across on the back at narrowest point fastened
Shoulder: 17¾″ sleeve seam to sleeve seam outside at back
Sleeve:  25½″ from shoulder seam to hem, 17½″ from armpit seam to hem

Red Swing Coat, Blin Blin, $65.00

 

Vintage Red Wool Coat w/ Pashmina Wool (I believe) Scarf With Rabbit Fur Pom Poms.

• Perfect shade of red; not orange-y, not pink, not too bright, not too dull.
• The scarf with scarf ring IS included, as that is how I wore and stored the coat. Always wear a scarf with your coat; keeps makeup off the coat.
• Coat was closeted on a padded hanger; that will be in the box, too.
• There is a “scratch” in the wool on the lapel, wearer’s right; perfect place for a brooch.  Some lint, etc, easily removed.
• Wearer’s right underarm lining seam is coming unstitiched. Easy repair for someone talented with a needle; not me.
• Coat is Styled by Swansdown New York, Blin et Blin Made in France, according to the tag.
• This is a swing coat or clutch coat; never had a belt, never had exterior buttons.
• Has excellent drape and movement, the silky liner is thick, smooth and SO soft.
• No size tag, but fit doesn’t seem to be an issue with the style of the coat; I’ll call it a Medium because it fits me and I wear size 10.
• There is a large loop sewn into the inside, wearer’s left, which corresponds to the thread present inside, wearer’s right, where I assume there was once a button or hook. I’d use the loop as something to keep track of scarf or gloves.
• The shawl collar is wide and comes to a charming point, center back.
• Side slash pockets; liners are good in both.
• Raglan sleeves, so no vertical shoulder seam as with set-in sleeves.
Red Wool Coat, Light Camel Scarf
Material: Wool, maybe cashmere, maybe not
Color: Red
Condition: Vintage excellent

Length: 42″ from base of collar seam to hem, inside
Hem: 78″ from one front bottom corner to the other
Body Width: 28″, taken just below armpits, left to right inside
Sleeve: Raglan style; 31″ from collar seam to hem, 17″ from armpit seam to hem

Vintage Black Cashmere Coat $55.00

 

Vintage Black Cashmere Coat w/ Velvet Burnout Scarf & Taupe Gloves w/Fur Trim, $55.00.
• The scarf and gloves ARE included, as that is how I wore and stored the coat.  Always wear a scarf with your coat; keeps makeup off the collar.
• Coat was closeted on a padded hanger; that will be in the package, too.
• You’ll want to hit it with a lint roller; there is some dust, lint, transfer fiber, maybe some of my hair…nothing that won’t come off.
• Coat is clean, inside and out, apart from the fibers, dust, etc.
• This coat has only one tag; the one that proclaims it to be 100% Cashmere.
• This is a swing coat or clutch coat; never had a belt, never had buttons.
• Has excellent drape and movement, the silky liner is thick, smooth and SO soft.
• No size tag, but fit doesn’t seem to be an issue with the style of the coat; I’ll call it Small to Medium because I wear size 10 and while it does fit, it is more snug in the shoulder than I like.
• Measurements listed below.
• The shawl collar is medium wide with notched, wide lapels. 
• Side slash pockets; liners are good in both.
• All photos in collages are saved separately on my computer if you require them.
Black Cashmere Coat, Burnout Scarf, Fur Trimmed Gloves
Material: Cashmere
Color: Black
Condition: Vintage excellent
Length: 41″ from base of collar seam to hem, inside
Hem: 57″ from one front bottom corner to the other
Body Width: 23″, taken just below armpits, left to right inside
Sleeve: Set In style; 22¾” from shoulder seam to hem, 16″ from armpit to hem

Nine West Kitten Heel Goth Boots, $29.00

 

 

Vintage Nine West Steampunk Goth Motorcycle Boots, Women’s Size 6 1/2 Medium.

Pictures clearly show these have been worn; the outside is still in great shape, but the inside liner not so much. Fortunately, nobody sees that except you.
• View the pictures closely; there are some insignificant nicks on the toes, but it takes magnified pictures to see those. I mention it in the interest of full disclosure.
• The stamp in red inside the top of the shaft says NWFORGE, all run together like that and also gives the material content of leather and fabric uppers with man made balance.
• NINE WEST is embossed on the soles.
• Zippers and snaps work perfectly.
• 7½” shaft; shaft height is taken on the back, from where the heel begins to the top of the shaft.
• They’re size 6½ Medium.
This was one of my favorite pairs of boots; I love the rubber hiking boot pattern of the sole combined with the mid-height kitten heel. I love the black leather sewn in ribs combined with the mesh-like black fabric on the rear aspect of the shaft. Gotta love the snaps too, even though you don’t really need to unsnap any of them except for the one at the top of the shaft, above the zipper. These are very Steampunk and I think that’s what I like most about them. 

 

 

Toes, shaft, heels, sole

 

 

Black Velvet Opera Coat, $$45.00

 

Vintage Black Velvet, Fur Trimmed Opera or Formal Coat, Women’s Size L.

Vintage Black Velvet Opera Coat by Jasmine Rose.

• I bought this quite a long time ago and always thought I would get around to wearing it, but that never happened. It is unworn.
• I don’t know what fur trims the collar and the cuffs; it feels natural, but as there is no mention of it on the tag, I can’t tell.
• No buttons, belt/sash or other closures.
• Coat is clean, inside and out, as shown in photos.
• This coat has side slit pockets and they are whole and without damage.
• Has amazing touch; soft, luxurious and supple.
• Fabric has surprising weight, which makes it drape and move very nicely.
• There may be lint, transferred fibers, perhaps a few hairs that found their way to my closet over the years.
• For sizing, go by the measurements instead of the size tag.
• Keep your opera coat on a wooden suit hanger or a heavily padded hanger; NEVER on a wire or plastic hanger, as they will leave unwanted impressions in the fabric from the weight. Take the coat out of the plastic as soon as it arrives; wrap an old sheet around the coat on the hanger in the closet to keep dust off of it. NEVER store the coat long term in paper or plastic.

Material: Polyester/Spandex Velvet
Color: Black
Condition: Vintage excellent
Length: 55″ from base of collar seam to hem, inside
Hem: 66″ from one front bottom corner to the other
Body Width: 23″, taken just below armpits, left to right inside
Sleeve: Inset style; 23½” from shoulder seam to hem, 15″ from armpit to hem..

 

 

Forenza Leather Jacket, $65.00

 

Vintage Forenza Black Leather Motorcycle Style Biker Jacket Bolero Length Size S

• This one is made in Korea, where a lot of the heavier, nicely made leather jackets were done in the eighties.
• The scarf IS included, as I always kept it with the jacket. I wanted sort of an aviator look and this white fringed scarf did the trick nicely. Always wear a scarf with your coat; keeps your skin out of contact with the coat itself.
• Heavy shoulder pads give you that “point-down-triangular” look when the belt is fastened 🙂
• Lots of zippers; front closure, tiny front pocket, back at waist, backs of sleeve cuffs…
• The belt is mostly decorative; there was never a buckle pin, but Velcro to hold the end in place. Buckle loop is super soft from continual use.
• Leather is structurally good, no outer opening seams or cuts, although nicks and scuffs abound, plus two tiny white spots seen in Photo #1, but not seen when the jacket is zipped.
• Has great touch; heavy, luxurious and supple. It is nice, thick leather, not that flimsy, thin stuff they use now and charge a fortune for.
• Surface distressed from long wear, as shown in photos; just enough to show that you don’t care about such things, although you could use black leather polish if you like.
• Lining fabric is frayed in a few places, shown in photos. Should not be hard to patch/repair if it bothers you.
• This coat has its original hardware, none missing; the added zipper pull charm is included, as is a padded hanger.
• I’ve photographed it with the zipper fully closed as well as open far enough to allow the lapel points to lie down.
• Side angled slash outer pockets; I added the interior pockets (cactus pattern fabric sewn to liner) decades past because I wanted pockets that were big enough to actually hold something. The small outer flap/zippered pockets are mostly decorative.
• For sizing, go by the measurements instead of the size tag.

Vintage Forenza Black Leather Motorcycle Style Biker Jacket Bolero Length Size S
Material: Leather
Color: Black
Condition: Vintage distressed, structurally sound

Length: 19½” from base of collar seam to hem, outside (waist length or bolero)
Body Width: 17″, taken just below armpits, left to right outside
Sleeve: Raglan-Inset style; 28½” from collar seam to cuff, 19½” from armpit to cuff

Vintage Code West/Dan Post Boots, Hair-On Hide, Womens 6 1/2 M, $145.00

 

 

Women’s Vintage Code West/Dan Post Holstein Western Boots.

CODE WEST is made by the Dan Post Boot Company. These were mine, now they’re yours. I bought them 30 years ago and paid $165.00 for them (translates to $328.73 in today’s dollars); I remember because it was a crazy amount of money 30 years ago to pay for something I wasn’t going to wear frequently. I might have worn them three or four times; I wouldn’t wear them if it was raining or looked like it might, or if it had RECENTLY rained. I didn’t want to have to clean them up, so they were fair weather boots for me. They are in extremely good condition because of that.

• I would refer to the color as very dark brown, rather than black.
• They are unlined, so your socks will be in direct contact with the suede shaft and hide foot of the boots.
• The “boot bracelets” you see in the pictures are made of horse hair and are an aftermarket addition; they are not original to the boots. I have removed them, bagged them and placed them inside the correct boot in case you want to/don’t want to use them.
• I couldn’t get the shaft open at the right angle to photograph the size info because it was too far down the inside of the shaft and I didn’t have three hands available. Suffice it to say they are marked 6½M and it also states the upper and outsole are leather, which means that they have leather soles, not man-made soles and that the shaft is suede leather and the foot of the boot is hide with the hair on.
• They went to a certain amount of trouble to make the left and right compliment each other in terms of where the white hair part of the hide was placed. Obviously they are not identical in that way, probably because they had trouble finding two identical cows.

 

 

 

 

Vintage Aigner Leather Coat, $125.00

 

Vintage Etienne Aigner Signature Burgundy Leather Trench Coat.

SOLD  Vintage Signature Color Etienne Aigner Leather Trench Coat With Matching Etienne Aigner Scarf.
• This one is made in Hong Kong; from before they farmed it out to Taiwan/China and the quality went down the drain. This is, without question, the most beautiful of their trench coat styles and it is currently the only one I’ve seen in this particular configuration. I think I paid around $800 for it in the early 80’s, if memory serves. In today’s money, that is around $2400-$2500. (Yup, I Googled it.)
• The scarf IS included, as I always kept it with the coat. It is stored for you in an inner patch pocket. Always wear a scarf with your coat to keep the collar clean.
• The belt has four metal “drop rings” that serve no apparent purpose other than decorative. The belt buckle’s leather wrap is a little bit wrinkly, but not damaged.
• They were not sparing of detail on this coat; hardware, buttons, buckles, straps and flaps abound, giving it a very distinctive, almost military aspect. Logos abound as well, including the signature liner.
• Coat is clean, inside and out, as shown in photos.
• This coat has all original maker tags, Photo #10.
• Coat has its original buttons and they’re everywhere; inside, outside, back vent, pockets, epaulettes.  Some are a bit loose; might want to restitch for safety.
• Has amazing touch; soft, luxurious and supple.
• Double set of hooks and eyes at the collar, in case you want to pull the right flap over the left and strangle yourself.
• Side angled button flap outer pockets; I don’t think they are pockets so much as they are a way to get to your trouser pockets without opening the coat. You’ll see what I mean. MUCH more attractive than straight or open top pockets that sag over time, making your coat look sad and cheap. The inner pockets are quite strange; there is a large open pocket made of the lining material and then an angled pocket with leather sewn around the edge that has yet another small pocket within. The larger one is not actually a pocket, as you can feel the inside of the leather from that access point, but the smaller one is a true pocket. Weird.
• Keep your leather coat on a wooden suit hanger or a heavily padded hanger; NEVER on a wire or plastic hanger, as they will leave unwanted impressions in the leather from the weight. Take the coat out of the plastic as soon as it arrives; wrap an old sheet around the coat on the hanger in the closet to keep dust off of it. NEVER store the coat long term in paper or plastic. Paper dries out the leather and plastic makes it sweat, both of which will lead to surface damage over time.
• Measurements listed below.

Signature Color Aigner Leather Trench Coat w/Matching Aigner Scarf
Material: Leather shell, acetate liner
Color: Signature Aigner Oxblood; Cordovan, Burgundy, Wine
Condition: Vintage excellent
Length: 48″ from base of collar seam to hem, inside
Hem: 58″ from one front bottom corner to the other
Body Width: 19″, taken just below armpits, left to right inside
Sleeve: Raglan style; 30″ from collar seam to hem, 16¾” from armpit to hem.

 

Valerie Stevens Boots, Womens 6 1/2M $35.00

 

 

Vintage 90’s Boots Valerie Stevens Naples Bronze Brown Metallic Size 6½ 6.5 M

• Pictures clearly show these have been worn, but not very much. View the pictures closely; there are some insignificant marks on the uppers, but it takes magnified pictures to see those. I mention it in the interest of full disclosure.
• The stamp in gold on the bottom of the right boot says Valerie Stevens; good thing, too, because I thought they were Nine West and they fit me like a Nine West. I’ve had them long enough to not have any memory of buying any other brand.
• Stamp inside the top of the shaft indicates leather uppers and I am assuming that NAPLES is the model name, but could be something entirely different.
These are nice boots. The leather is supple and the color is difficult to describe; maybe bronze, maybe Old Renaissance Gold, maybe metallic brown. Any event, they are an unusual and very attractive shade of brown.
• Square toes mean less toe-pinch and the heels are high and much wider than they are thick.
• Zippers are firm and not “stick-y”.

 

Vintage Bomber Jacket, Brown Leather, Zip-out Liner.

Hill & Archer, Made in Korea, men’s bomber jacket; tag says size 40, but PLEASE refer to the measurements below, as I believe this is smaller than the usual men’s size 40 .

• Interior pile liner zips entirely out to give you a bit more room to move; liner is vest only, no sleeves.
• The jacket is in great condition; surface is distressed and while I may be wrong, that appears intentional and original to the jacket.
• Lots of nice stitch detailing; note double seams and the squares of leather over where vertical and horizontal seams converge.
• Large outer flap pockets with snaps, also exterior slash pockets on the side seams.  Inner pocket, too.   

• Collar is “rolled” and padded and there is a strap with corresponding double loop at the neck.                                                • Cuffs each have two male snaps to allow for adjustment.  

• The only damage I see is a small area of the liner, near the beginning point of the liner’s zipper.  I don’t see it as a deal breaker for me, but wanted to inform you.                                                         • No missing or non-working snaps; all hardware present and functional.                                                                                       Measurements are shown below; body measurements are taken across the back on the outside of the jacket:                                                                                                                                                        • Length:  24″ from base of collar to hem.                                             • Shoulder to shoulder seam:  18 3/4″.                                                 • Armpit to armpit:  21 1/2″.                                                                  • Armpit to cuff:  19″.                                                                             • Collar to cuff:  31 1/2″.                                                                          • Band:  2 1/2″.

 

 

Vintage Brown Leather Bomber Jacket, Men’s Size 40, $65.00