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METROPOLIS T-SHIRTS by JOHN HOLMSTROM available NOW!

METROPOLIS T-SHIRTS by JOHN HOLMSTROM of PUNK and THE RAMONES

Finally, it is our pleasure to unveil our new T-SHIRT design by none other than JOHN HOLMSTROM! Available in all sizes at our shop as well as online right HERE!

ABOUT JOHN:

Coming in on the earliest days of the CBGB’s scene, he’s been there from the beginning – as founder, editor and illustrator of the legendary PUNK MAGAZINE.

Since the mag’s inception in 1975, JOHN HOLMSTROM has covered it all in print – and ink. THE RAMONES. BLONDIE. LOU REED. RICHARD HELL. SUICIDE. PATTI SMITH. THE SEX PISTOLS . . and anyone else you care to mention.

JOHN may be most notably known for his work with THE RAMONES, illustrating covers for their classic ROCKET TO RUSSIA and ROAD TO RUIN albums.

His work and unmistakably iconic style is now recognized worldwide, rising from the gutters of the Bowery to be appreciated around the globe.

JOHN HOLMSTROM PUNK MAGAZINE RAMONES

 

Black Denim – for Durable Delinquents only

A classic badass look – black denim! Good enough for Elvis Presley and Joey Ramone, then it’s certainly good enough for you. Rockabillies, punks, and rebels of all stripes have donned this durable, cool fabric for years. Here at METROPOLIS VINTAGE, you can find all kinds of denim from many eras and in all colors,  as well as in our online store which you can reach by clicking HERE. Black denim – not just for delinquents anymore!

Kardashians invade Metropolis Vintage

It started with a black car pulling up and ended with a huge crowd of people blocked outside of the store.  Looks like Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner stopped in to Metropolis Vintage Tuesday night to have a look through our racks:

Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner shopping at Metropolis Vintage

Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner shopping at Metropolis Vintage

Perhaps it was an emergency?  As a YAHOO NEWS report was titled:

Kim Kardashian Goes Vintage Shopping with Kendall Jenner in a Totally Sheer Tank Top

 

 

 

A$AP ROCKY stopped in…

ASAP ROCKY at Metropolis Vintage by SkeletonBoyNYC

 

… just long enough to flip us the bird last weekend!

The best in GUESS T-Shirts, Sports Shirts, and Pants at Metropolis Vintage!

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As far as cool retro ’80s and ’90s shirt styles go, there’s no question that GUESS had a lock on the competition.  The brand was initiated by the famed  Georges Marciano, who came up with the name while sitting outside a McDonald’s in traffic.  There was a billboard asking the consumer to GUESS which fast food giant had the best selling cheeseburger and the rest is history.  Before long GUESS was one of the best selling clothing labels in the world so let that be a lesson that inspiration can be found anywhere!  Vintage GUESS items, however, are getting sparse, so come down to METROPOLIS and have a look through our collection of GUESS T-Shirts, GUESS Sports Shirts. and GUESS Pants!

 

Don’t forget to check out what GUESS we’ve got in our online sales department HERE!  We ship anywhere in the world!

FILA in effect at Metropolis Vintage!

Vintage FILA Clothing NYC

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Founded in 1909 by the FILA family, FILA wear was originally marketed to the people of the Italian Alps. After turning to sportswear in the 1970’s and being repped by tennis champion Bjorn Borg, the FILA brand you know and love was born. Now one of the biggest sportswear companies in the world, they’ve got it all – and, if you are one who lives the Red, Blue and White Lifestyle, then Metropolis Vintage has the stuff you’re looking for.

Check out our ONLINE ETSY store HERE!  We ship anywhere!

Avalanche of TOMMY HILFIGER at METROPOLIS VINTAGE!

METROPOLISHILFIGER

Who knew that TOMMY HILFIGER would become so popular?  Nevertheless, we have a flood of Hilfiger merchandise coming in weekly so you’d better stop by and check out the amount of blue, white and red we’ve got in the store. Hilfiger himself would be jealous, and we’re  unloading it day by day to all our loyal Hilfiger fans.  Find that special piece for your collection!

If you can’t make it to the East Village, you can always check out our online shirt selection HERE!

Ready? Set? Go! TRACK JACKETS are now available!

Zip it up in a vintage Track Suit from METROPOLIS VINTAGE! Not only for the workout anymore,  popular in the streets and on the road.  Fly the stripes anywhere you feel!  Stop in to have a look through our extensive selection of track tops and full track suits, from ADIDAS to FILA and everything in between.

Check our our online store on ETSY! We ship anywhere in the world!

PARADISE FOUND at METROPOLIS VINTAGE

 

Aloha! It may be 5,000 miles away, METROPOLIS VINTAGE has all the Hawaii you need. Though the traditional Hawaiian Aloha shirt is actually considered
formal wear in Hawaii, here on the mainland we’d have to recommend you keep them for the beach and not the job interview. Whatever the occasion, it’s
a classic style and always an eye catcher. Our racks are bursting with color so come on down and get a piece of the action!

Don’t forget to check out all our online merchandise on our ETSY store!  We ship anywhere!

Don’t Let Our Vintage Hockey Jerseys Pass You By!

Hockey season is never truly over for lovers of the ice.  Pretty wild to think that it’s actually the 100th season of operation of the National Hockey League.  Celebrate or pledge your allegiance to your team with a fine vintage hockey jersey from Metropolis Vintage!  There are plenty out on the racks as well as on our online store, which you can visit HERE.

 

And from TheHockeyWriters.com:

HOW TO TALK LIKE A HOCKEY PLAYER

Apple (noun): an assist.

Bar Down/Bar Mexico (noun): a type of shot that hits the bottom of the crossbar and shoots right down into the net. All beauties (see below) attempt to go bar down whenever possible, as it is seen as a very impressive shot. Just listen to the sound as the puck hits the bar and goes in below.

Barn (noun): rink or arena.

Barn Burner (noun): used to describe a game that is high scoring, fast paced, and exciting to watch.

Beauty/Beautician (noun): a player on the team that’s talented both on the ice and off and loved by the rest of the team. Typically has great flow, great hands, can wheel ladies off the ice (see below), and always has some good locker room stories.

Bender (noun): a player who is awful at hockey, and whose ankles bend inwards because his skates don’t fit right, he didn’t tie them right, or he just can’t skate.

Biscuit (noun): the puck.

Breadbasket (noun): term that describes the goalie’s chest. Typically used when describing that you put a shot right in the goalie’s logo.

Bucket (noun): a helmet

Celly (noun): a celebration after a goal is scored. Depending on the score, stakes, and opponent, varying levels of cellying is acceptable.

Chel (noun): the EA Sports NHL video game series.

Chiclets (noun): teeth, usually used when describing the lack thereof for certain players.

Chirp (noun/verb): trash talk, directed toward an opponent, their bench or the refs.

Clapper (noun): a slapshot, in reference to someone with a powerful slapshot or a slapshot that results in a goal.

Dinger (noun): a pinch of chewing tobacco that players enjoy in the locker room before and after the game.

Duster (noun)/Dusty (adjective): may or may not also be a bender, but is definitely very bad at hockey, gets very little ice time, and when he does get out on the ice it’s at the end of the game when the score is out of hand.

Fishbowl (noun): a helmet with a full plastic shield instead of a cage. Typically used as an insult in trash talk. Opinions vary widely on fishbowls, but if you wear one you’re likely one of the best players on the ice, or the worst.

Flow (noun): great hockey hair, typically long that flows out of the helmet when the player skates.

For the Boys/FTB (phrase): used to describe any actions that the rest of the team enjoys or when a player makes a sacrifice for the team.

Gino (noun): a goal (that is scored, not the net).

Gongshow (noun): has multiple meanings: 1. used to describe the craziness that ensues when hockey players drink/party/go to the bar. 2. a game that gets completely out of hand with multiple fights, lots of penalties, and lots goals.

Grinder (noun): a player that populates the lower lines or lower pairings. Has hands of stone, but is physical and works hard when he’s out on the ice. Usually beloved by the rest of the team. See: Paul Bissonnette.

Grocery Stick (noun): a player that sits on the bench the whole game between the forwards and defense, acting like a separator like the checkout line at the store. Also a duster, and maybe a bender.

Hoser (noun): another name for a loser, typically intended as an insult in trash talk. Comes from the early hockey days when the losing team had to hose down the ice with water after the game because the Zamboni had not been invented yet.

Lettuce (noun): a great head of hockey hair. See also: flow, salad.

Lip Sweater (noun): mustache, typically grown out during the month of November for the “Movember” cause to support male health issues.

Mitts (noun): refers to a player’s hands, often described as silky when a player has great skill. Also refers to a player’s gloves, as in “dropping the mitts” in a fight.

Muzzy (noun): mustache. See also: lip sweater.

Packing a bomb (verb): throwing in a lip of chewing tobacco in the locker room. See also: dinger.

Pigeon (noun): describes a player that isn’t good enough to score goals by himself, so he picks up the trash of his more skilled linemates. Often used as trash talk, as made famous by Claude Giroux:

Plumber (noun): similar to a grinder, a player that loves to do the dirty work in the corners and go to the dirty areas. Not the most skilled player, but a hard worker.

Puck Bunny (noun): females that have an affinity for hockey players, and go out of their way to be with them. Their knowledge of the game can range from non-existent to extensive, but it doesn’t matter to a hockey player.

Pylon (noun): a player that is extremely slow out on the ice, and can easily be skated around. Likely a big guy. See: Mike Rathje, Derian Hatcher.

Ride the Pine (verb/phrase): when a player spends the entire game sitting in the bench, and not getting any playing time. Usually reserved for benders and dusters.

Rocket (noun): a very good looking female, may or may not also be a Puck Bunny.

Salad (noun): beautiful hockey hair. See also: flow, lettuce.

Sauce (noun)/Saucy (adjective): a well-executed saucer pass (a pass that goes in the air and hits back on the ice right before getting to the recipient) that sits flat on the receiving player’s tape.

The Show (noun): the NHL, used in the context of “making it to The Show”.

Sieve (noun): an awful goalie that has many holes to shoot through.

Snipe (noun): a powerful or well-placed shot that results in a pretty goal. Every bar down shot is a snipe, but not every snipe goes bar down.

Top Cheese/Cheddar (adjective): used to describe a shot that goes in off or right below the crossbar.

Twig (noun): hockey stick, even though none are made from wood anymore.

Wheeling (verb): the act of picking up girls. To be a beauty (see above), you must be very good at being able to wheel girls.