Tag Archives: 70s

Rev up with a cool NASCAR RACING JACKET from METROPOLIS VINTAGE!

Gentlemen! Start your engines! Metropolis Vintage has just found a large selection of vintage NASCAR RACING JACKETS for your enjoyment.  These tough, rugged jackets are built for speed and set to withstand the rigors of the road – perfect for a nasty night or just a casual pit stop at your local hangout.  They won’t be here very long so it would be in your best interest to race down to our local store before the best of them are gone.  Ready . . . Set . . . GO!

 

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Check out our FRINGED JACKETS for MEN!

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We’ve noticed one item making an unexpected comeback with the clientele in our store – MEN’S FRINGED JACKETS!  Dennis Hopper and John Voight both helped to popularize this look in films like Midnight Cowboy and Easy Rider, and you may have caught Stan from Mad Men rocking a sweet suede version this season.  Though it looks super cool, fringe originally served a purpose – letting rain drip off and getting the jacket to dry much faster.  You may not have any use for that if you thought ahead to bring an umbrella, but all that fringe will surely look cool swinging back and forth while you’re running from the ladies!

For many more T-Shirts, Jackets, Shoes, Boots, and other vintage items, be sure to have a look at our online stores: METROPOLIS NYC VINTAGE and METROPOLIS TSHIRTS. We have also just opened an outpost on SHOPIFY!

 

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.”

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Our vintage TUXEDO JACKETS are ready for NEW YEAR’S EVE . . . Are you?

Gentlemen, the clock is ticking.  We’re only a handful of days away from New Year’s Eve 2014 and Metropolis Vintage has a full selection of cool vintage TUXEDO JACKETS just waiting for you.  Are you going for a 1970’s playboy look or are you more of a BOARDWALK EMPIRE man?  Whichever era and style you prefer, we’ve got the jacket for you.  Even a simple, plain black tuxedo jacket lends just the right touch of class that sets you apart from the pack.  Start the new year off right – looking good and ahead of the game!

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