Latest find! 1960’s Blue BATES Leather MOTORCYCLE Racing Jacket!

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METROPOLIS VINTAGE is proud to present this amazing 1960’s BATES Leather Jacket!  Size 44! Recently unearthed and won’t last very long so snap this up while you still can! All measurements and info are on our ETSY site HERE!

Check it out! A 1960’s Schott PERFECTO Leather MOTORCYCLE Jacket

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JUST IN!  Quite a score – this 1960’s PERFECTO Motorcycle Jacket in amazing condition . . . . Size 44.  If you want to grab this one, we’ve got all the measurements and more at the ETSY page HERE.

 

151 YEARS of FRYE BOOTS

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Want a real piece of history? The FRYE Company claims to be the oldest, longest running shoe company in America. Started by Mr. John A. Frye back in 1863, it was founded in Marlborough, Massachusetts and stayed in the Frye family until 1945. FRYE has gained their reputation of quality for good reason – their boots are built to last almost as long as the company they were named for. Over the years, Frye has produced a variety of styles including engineer, cowboy boots, hiking boots, and many others that were very popular with kids back in the 1960’s. METROPOLIS VINTAGE has a wide selection of all types and our most current FRYE selection at any time can be found right HERE on our ETSY store. If you live in New York City or plan to be passing through, feel free to come by and request to try on any pair during business hours. We’ll be happy to assist you in finding a boot that will last.

We’ve got PLAID! Vintage Shirts, Coats, PENDLETONS, FILSONS and more . . .

There’s an abundance of PLAID here at Metropolis Vintage these days . . . We have  vintage plaid “Grunge” style shirts as well as heavy wool PENDLETON, FILSON, WOODRICH and JOHNSON coats and jackets.  The heavy wool jackets are a perfect warm and stylish barrier against the winter chill, but did you know that THE BEACH BOYS originally called themselves The Pendletones in honor of their favorite brand?  Their legacy has been just as durable as their sturdy jackets, coats and shirts – lasting throughout the century.  Mike Watt, bass player for THE STOOGES, MINUTEMEN, and lifetime plaid flannel expert advises: ”Pendeltons are the prize. Avoid anything made in Sri Lanka.”

“At Pendleton Woolen Mills, Clarence Morton Bishop envisioned a different kind of fabric for a man’s wool shirt. Pendleton’s sophisticated weaving capabilities were producing vibrant Indian trade blankets. Why not bring that same weaving and color know-how to flannel shirting?  After much weaving experimentation and hard work, Pendleton’s innovative Umatilla shirting fabric rolled off the loom. The positive response was immediate. After World War II, the concept of sportswear emerged in American society.  While hunting, fishing, or pursuing his hobbies, Dad very often wore a Pendleton shirt.  Throughout the 20th century, clothing trends have emerged from workwear and traveled into the fashion mainstream. Casual and colorful, leisurewear symbolized the end of privation and the return of the good life.”

Don’t forget to stop by our ETSY store for many other cool items!

 

Go back in time with 1960s Men Suits

Wouldn’t you want to dress like the infamous “rat pack” or the guys off of MAD MEN? … Yess you do. We have plenty of 1960s men suits in Metropolis waiting for you. Just wait until you wear these out on a night out or even just a regular day, the girls will be flocking over to you. Have fun prying them off.

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

SHOES & BOOTS! BOOTS & SHOES!!

From the 60s to the 70s & Monday’s work dress shoes to Saturday night’s studded steel toe boots, We are bringing you SHOES SHOES SHOES! People of NYC… Come and check our newest selection of vintage shoes and boots. Here’s a continued sneak peak of what we’ve collected from our travels….