Since 1884 Alden shoes company offers high-end shoes in the largest American tradition.Alden shoes company is an institution in the purest line of «Shoemakers.» Over 130 years, this iconic brand refines its know-how, focusing around the shoe and comfort. Alden built its reputation by making high-end shoes, and using the craftsmanship of GOODYEAR’S stitching. Alden's popularity is based on its exceptional production than its selected materials through the best leather tannery (Horween in Chicago) in the world. Alden is known for its shoe manufacturing with Cordovan leather, the horse leather with shiny appearance, which is often brown-red color, has since become almost inseparable from Alden. Alden is an art, which goes beyond shoes and an American history.
Socks of Anonymousism are woven with passion by masters in Japan.They have a unique style and provide a very wide range of socks, such as heather, multicolor, or tie-dye etc. Anonymous ism is a famous Japanese brand, known for its unique socks. Socks of Anonymous are woven with great care in Japan. Their styles are natural, camouflage, heather, tie-dye, retro sporty or native American. The diversity of models makes Anonymous ism one of the coolest socks brands in the world.
Jérémy Schimmel browsed through the archives of his own lineage for the inspiration behind his new brand conceived in the studios at 66 rue d’Hauteville that he has roamed since birth, smack dab in the middle of the fur district in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. A men’s collection of 12 leather jackets and coats harking back to period classics: bombers, pea coats and parkas with a modern sheen and that timeworn supple feel of leather that has seen it all. If these rugged well-earned creases could talk, they’d tell a moving tale worthy of box-office fame.
Jérémy Schimmel spent his childhood combing through flea markets on the heels of his thrift-shopping mom and later moved on to find one-of-a-kind treasures as a honed bargain-hunter. He has an innate sense of yesteryear gems and timeless objects that transcend fads of the past. Archives gets the balance right between legacy and avant-garde, time-honored craftsmanship and anything-goes experimentation, like a flashback to an era that tends to be drowned out amid the clamor for the hottest new thing. The past and the future are one and the same – they talk over each other as they mutually inspire and cross paths. Because all designers of every ilk and craft are inextricably part of a tradition they strive to reinvent in their very own art.
BIG YANK was founded as one of the brands of Reliance Manufacturing Company in Chicago in 1919.From the beginning, they tried to be different from other work clothing companies by inventing and getting patents of unique and evolutional details in their products, lots of advertising in magazines and fine quality.Their unique details (e.g. Convenient Pockets) attract many people, and lots of fashion brands take these designs, yet. Their unique products are still expensive in vintage markets.Today BIG YANK makes its products not only as fashion items, but as products with same sewing methods, fine quality, and atmosphere that only authentic one has.
In 1961, Carrie Birdwell Mann transformed her small house in southern California into a sewing workshop and shop.She launched Birdwell Beach Britches, a brand which became one of the first companies specialized in surf clothes, and turned her living room into one of the first surf shops. Two layers of nylon against water and for surfing, is its concept. Her first employees are her husband and her son. Her first clients are Newport Beach Lifeguards. Over the years, all seven children of Birdwell worked for her company. For more than 50 years, Birdwell Breach Britches has made multi-generational products. The small "red birdies" is present on all American beaches.Little information: these small "birdies" are always made in the same factory for 40 years. This swimwear is an institution.
Founded in 1774 by Johann Birkenstock, the family business began really its development only a century later. In 1896, Konrad Birkenstock created first shoe with an insole to support the foot. At the time the shoe was nearly orthopedic, Birkenstock is also the first brand to communicate on the concept of comfort.The Birkenstock was also called the "foot bed."It is the innovation which made the brand's famous and made it synonymous with a healthy shoe for the foot. In the 1970s, the Birkenstock was prized by the Bohemian young Americans, for the cool and excellent shoe.By the end of the 1980s, Birkenstock was one of the first companies questioning about the environmental issues. The brand achieved to reduce the energy consumption by 90% in production factory. Birkenstock is a brand that has always evolved over time.Birkenstock is still a family business whose know-how and demand are transferred from generation to generation.
For more than 150 years, Blundstone has been a wholly Australian owned family business headquartered in Hobart, Tasmania.Blundstone is an authentic brand, world-renowned for its boots with elastic bands on the sides. For Blundstone the comfort has been always a priority.The Blundstone has always tried to innovate. The company revolutionized the comfort of safety shoes with the Shock Protection System (SPS), subsequently evolved by introducing the PORON®SPS x~tra. The best shock absorption in the insole reduces the shock to the feet and joints, and PORON® is the micro-cellular shock absorbing materials, which is the most advanced in the world. Blundstone is one of the rare successful brands with a perfect alliance between utility and style. Everybody loves Blundstone.
Japanese magazines, Lightning Clutch reference the vintage culture. It's the veritable encyclopedia of the heritage universe, watches, denim, suka jacket, etc. Lightning magazine is a reference to refer all the cultural heritage. Lightning magazine focuses on the urban culture. Clearly, this involves fashion, denim, leather jackets, souvenir jacket, but also sports, watches, cars, motorcycles, cameras, decor, bike, golf, fishing, cooking, lifestyle, etc. Lightning Magazine directly or indirectly affects all the archives of the Vintage. Lightning magazine is an exceptional source of inspiration.