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Return of the Long Sleeved Rock Shirts

A staple of the 1990’s, the long sleeved rock shirt adorned many a grunge kid and any skateboarder worth his salt.  Lately, this tradition seems to have been taken over by the metal crowd, but we at Metropolis Vintage have been collecting these for some time now and think the public is ready for them once again!  We’ve unearthed a huge batch which we’ve just put out on the racks so you can replace the short sleeve version with the longer, winterized model.

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Return of the VINTAGE STARTER JACKETS!

Calling all sports fans!  METROPOLIS VINTAGE specializes in vintage sports wear for all your favorite teams.  Along with T-shirts and jerseys, we always have a large supply (We carry about 100 vintage Starter jackets in our Store) of VINTAGE STARTER JACKETS available.  Baseball, basketball, hockey?  The Lakers?  Celtics? Bulls? Mariners?  We’ve got them all in those trademark STARTER bright colors and sleek fabric. Our inventory is always changing so please stop by our ETSY STORE or call(212-358-0795) to find out what we have in stock in our RETAIL STORE in Manhattan

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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!

 

BRAVE THE SUN GOD WITH OUR COLORFUL AZTEC PRINT SHIRTS!

Aztec Shirts are now here!  This ancient tribal print was very popular in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries before making a brief fashion resurgence in popularity during the  90’s and finally landing at Metropolis Vintage in 2013 A.D.  Their fun, eye-catching, geometric style definitely gets you noticed and looks stunning with the summer sun reflecting off these colorful  patterns.   Not just for Aztecs anymore!

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