About Me

This site is a repository of sorts. Most of my sales are through eBay.  Rather than let the photos and information go to waste, I catalog it here, as a resource for people interested in vintage clothing and style.

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24 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Greetings, If you should ever find another pair of McHale toe cap
    shoes like the ones you currently have on Ebay–I would like to own
    a pair. I need Size 10 D–black or brown. I will pay you a reasonable
    amount and postage for Victoria, B.C. Canada. I have a pair and they are
    just slightly too small for me (91/2 D) Many thanks. Please keep me on
    your list.

    Best regards,

    Jim Ewen (250-361-3884)

  2. Hi Spencer:

    I have a shearling bomber jacket with leather finish and another shearling coat with suede finish. Would you know what conditioning/re-conditioning products I could use to extend their life. Unfortunately, Pecard does not ship to where I live (Canada).

    Any advice you can give will be deeply appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,


  3. If you ever need a little help with any 70’s era Palm Beach Menswear ID, let me know. I worked for Bob and Elmer Ward in then covering mid-west and Rocky Mountain states. I may be particularly helpful with the leisure wear ID. Sold a ton of them in Ky., Tenn., W.Va.

  4. Love vintage mostly furniture but have a few items of jewelry and clothing. My prize possession is from my grandmother’s, a shear apron with satin red trim and poinsettias for Christmas. I wear it every year, now all need is red lipstick! I look forward viewing more and perhaps I can find a new love for clothing. Have a great day, Allie.

  5. Hello, I also have a HBC coat fetish, so far 6 coats and counting. One question about the “Maine Guide” coat, I have one in mint condition. Was Maine Guide a company? or just a specific style of HBC coat?

  6. I knew a fellow whos father owned Philcraft overcoat factorhy in the 1940s in Minn. is your frim in any way related. Thanks, Milo

  7. I have a hunting vest my Grandpa wore. He passed away in 1940 at the age of 39. I figure the jacket is from the 1920’s 0r ’30’s. Is there a way I could send a couple of photos of it so you could maybe determine what company made it? It is made of a light brown canvas material, has 36 shell holders on the front, none on the back, and has an adjustment strap on the lower back. It has 6 buttons down the front. The location of the tag, which is illegible, is on the top right side of the middle seam, as you are looking at the vest. I saw a green vest on your site with the tag located there, and it was a Redhead brand. Thanks, Keith

  8. the frank mc cloud western hat from the 50s was my Dads stolen from me by the Mast family when my Dad died in 88, Frank made him 3 hats this one was the first one when I was born in 54, I want it back, I have been looking for it since, its not right what they took from me as all his western hats and him and Frank were buddies, he ONLY made western hats for MY dad as had no call for them except from him, we had small ranch on Wanner Rd he got this made when I was born, I AM POSITIVE this is my Dads, I know for a fact! HOW DO I GET THIS HAT BACK , STOLEN IN 88. PLEASE HELP I now live in WY moving to AZ when our home sells, Deb Amole Box 105, 1338 ROAD 5 BYRON WY 82412-0105. Like I said I KNOW this is my Dads hat for a fact! debmilleramole@gmail.com HIs name was Sheridan R. Miller 1924-88 grandson of Arthur SChwemmer

    • Like it says in the post, I sold this hat about six years ago, so I’m afraid I can’t be of much help. The original monogram in the hat, which is a bit hard to make out in the pictures I included in the post, but you can just see it punched into the sweatband on the left side, reads “ALW”.

  9. Greetings, I’m a great grandson of George A. Mattern of Gantner and Mattern playing around with family history and love the 1945 ad of the Gantner swimsuit homage to the Pacific Rim you featured in March of 2013. Is it possible to get a higher resolution version of those images so I can read the print? Thanks for the archival work!

  10. I love your blog, and you have some beautiful pieces. I happened upon your site when I was researching a pair of Woolrich riding or hunting pants that I have had for ages, which are apparently from the 30s; I wouldn’t have known this without your label chart, so thank you! It seems I can’t post photos here, but I’d be happy to send you photos if you’d like to see them.

  11. I really appreciate your site! I love the stuff you sell..coz it’s close to my size! Keep up the great work!

  12. hey,
    I search this 1930 ies monarch Aviator style halfbelt jacket in brown colt leather,
    size XL…
    is there one for sale?

  13. Hello, I am a true fan of vintage menswear and your blog/catalog.. I have a question about an item I found, a pair of wale corduroy jodphers with no label. I do see a name of the metal fasteners ” Dunn & Dick” I’m not sure if these are vintage or not, but I can’t seem to source them. so I was wondering if you’ve heard of this manufacturer?

    Thank You, Kindly

    – Bernard

    • I’m afraid I haven’t run across anything marked Dunn and Dick. If you send me a picture of them, I might be able to give some insight.

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