Saturday, January 31, 2015



Ok i'll need some help here, i've tried to research the brand without any success so far. It's so nice when you're able to find local brands especially that old .for this beauty ,made of heavy off white moleskin aka "peaux de diable ",every signs point to an early 1900's perhaps 10's to the most according to the UGW ticket  .any additional info would be greatly appreciated ......

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


This is how a real 30's Stetson logo should look on your cap or hat 

Tag tucked under the sweatband 

Early UNITED CARR snap 

Lundstrom was founded in San Francisco in 1884 .with its offices on Mission st the company had over 5 locations spread in the city.

Friday, January 16, 2015


I know some of you like to "geek out" on early zippers ,so today's post will feature a nice 30's example on an early French "cycliste" jacket.This type of jacket,is often associated,by militaria collectors,with German pilots during WW2. when found in calf or cowhide that is. Though leather and moleskin jackets from that era are still not too hard to find ,it's a little bit trickier to get ones hands on a nice canvas example....

This particular model was found deadstock 15 years ago and bares all the desirable details such as:bakelite buttons,D ring for size adjustment ,metal "deco style" front buckle and the infamous early ELLESS zipper stampted "SGDG BREVETE" ." Patented SGDG " stands for without government guarantees , was in France a legal statement releasing the State from liability on the proper effective functioning of the patented device .
This statement was established by the 1844 law that says that patents are issued " without prior examination, at the risk of applicants, and without warranty either reality , novelty or merit of the invention or fidelity or accuracy of the description . " It has disappeared in 1968 .
In Belgium , according to Art . 22 of the invention of Patent Act of 28 March 1984, the principle is still SGDG applicable1,2 .

This text was the invention of Napoleon Bonaparte , according to the Decree of 27 September 18003........ 

Monday, January 5, 2015


Holidays are over,so now i've got a little spare time for picking .This week was really slim,but i was able to get a dead stock ww2 peacoat with original size tag still on and a beat up vietnam UDT blue deck jacket .Starting 2015 on the good foot ....hopefully .Wishing you all an happy new year .