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Visitors to our shop in the East Village might recognize a familiar face in this video – that would be the one and only KID KING LOVE, who greets you from behind the counter at METROPOLIS when he’s not out changing the world with music.  ROLLING STONE recently caught up with he and his crew to discuss the retro life.  One stop was METROPOLIS itself, as you can see in the video.  Congrats, KID and TRIBENYC, remember us when you’ve hit the big time!

Check out the video below, and read the entire article HERE!


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!


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!

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

T-Shirt of the Day!! 3/28/10

T-Shirt of the Day!! 3/28/10

MADtropolis At Metropolis :: The Boys

T-Shirt of the Day!! 3/20/10

T-Shirt of the Day!! 3/20/10 :: Rod Stewart!!

We have an amazing collection of vintage concert T-Shirts! Come in this weekend to check out our selection!! We’re located in NYC on 3rd Ave & 10th St!! Happy Shopping -Metropolis

MADtropolis at Metropolis :: March 21st – 27th

SPECIAL Sales! LIVE Music! Bring Your Friends!

We are featuring Crypt records and their Las Vegas Grind and Twist and Rumble series of low down and dirty 60’s lounge music. The special DJ for Saturday, March 27th will none other than Tim Warren of Crypt record fame. Tim is the legend who put out “Back from the grave” series of 60’s garage music comps, a highly influential series of music 25 years a go that is still being heard in music being put out today. AND when the party ends at Metropolis we will keep the fun going at Black and White bar to celebrate Drew’s 25th BIRTHDAY. We’re offering 20% OFF all mens vintage clothing & shoes between March 21st-27th!!

Come in for some great deals and Mad Men inspired looks, only at Metropolis Vintage!!

Check out – Crypt Records

Wiki – Crypt Records

Wiki – Back From The Grave

It’s All About The Guys!

Men, Walk with Style from Metropolis

So we already have plenty of ladies shopping for shoes at our store, but we also have an amazing collection of Men’s shoes too.  We have a variety of looks from boots, lacers, Docs, but it’s all about the dress shoe today.  The following are some haute finds that won’t last long so stop in soon!

The Don Draper :: Madmen shoes at Metropolis Vintage NYC

“The Don Draper” :: Madmen season is finished but keep it going w/ “The Draper” 100% original 1960 “Florshines” with just the right amount of pointy toe and wing tip to get all the girls loving you

Leather Dress Shoes :: Metropolisl Vintage

“The Sweetness” ::  with a little bit of suger all is possible, put on this Italian style and you look like candy to all who are important

Newwave Killers at Metropolis Vintage

“Newwave Killers” :: Walk with style in these great kick ass mens shoes.

More Great Finds in LA

Even more from LA!

LA has been great so far and we’ve snagged up some sweet finds to bring back to NYC.  The following are just some of the things you can expect to see at the store…

ankle boots at metropolis

Boots, boots, boots calling all ladies calling all ladies, we have boots, boots boots ,boots!

Michael Jackson Tribute Jacket at Metropolis Vintage

Show your love for The King of Pop, with this MJ tribute jacket

Ricky Ricardo Boots at Metropolis

Ricky Ricardo owned this pair of boots…Nah, just kidding!

cock roach killer boots at metropolis vintage

We live in NYC girls and every girl needs a pair of (COCK)roach killers!

suit shoes at metropolic vintage

This pair is perfect for a Friday night at the club with a knock out suit! Don’t have the suit? Checkout Metropolis’ selection to match with these shoes.