Aerostich Gore-tex Roadcrafter Classic One Piece

Aerostich Gore-tex Roadcrafter Classic One Piece. 42

This is an older Roadcrafter suit by Aerostich. It’s constructed of Cordura and Gore-tex  and appears to be the same pattern still in use. The new models bear a Roadcrafter label not found on this one. Aerostich produces some of the finest riding gear available. All pieces are made by hand in Duluth Minnesota USA.

Kastinger Matterhorn Mountaineering Boots

Kastinger Matterhorn Mountaineering Boots

A true early-mid 1970s mountaineering boot. This Kastinger has a couple unique construction attributes.  The hinged heel allows for the boot to flex without stressing putting undue stress on the boot or the wearer. Second feature that makes this boot both special and revolutionary is the stitchless injection-molded welt, which is quite a departure from the Norwegian and Goodyear welts most boots of this era used.

The gaiters seen here are a similar era (maybe a little later) The North Face nylon blend model.

Vintage Dr. Pepper Metal Thermometer Sign

Vintage Dr. Pepper Painted Thermometer Sign

The thermometer sign in itself is not a rare piece. My research shows it to be a favorite advertising format for many products, for the first half or more of the 20th century.  Dr. Pepper signs of many versions can be found with thermometers. Many using the “Enjoy Hot or Cold” slogan. This particular version, inclusive of “the friendly Pepper Upper” text seemed to be a bit more rare in nature.  The sign was painted on as opposed to porcelain which may have affected durability and decreased production rates.

 

New Old Stock 1970s Champion Reverse Weave Sweatshirt

Vintage 60s/70s Sweatshirt CHAMPION REVERSE WEAVE NOS Deadstock

This is an unwashed Champion Reverse Weave sweatshirt from the 1960s/70s. Easily distinguishable by the large 4″ cuffs at wrists and bottom. The wide band at the hem of this sweatshirt keeps the fabric bunched here, but it would eventually loosen up after wear and wash.  This era of Reverse Weave tags were color coded by size. Blue seen here is small. Red Medium and Large, Gold XL, from what I have seen. This example still has original sales tag from the university book store. Presumably University of Northern Colorado as it was found here in CO.

1950s/60s Hanes ‘Wind Shield’ Insulated Sweatshirt

Vintage 1950s/60s Hanes 'Wind Shield' Insulated Sweatshirt

Two of Hanes staple products come together in this early insulated sweatshirt. The Wind Shield gets a boost from Hanes’ insulation layer and a new product is born. The insulating layer is attached at the seams but loose elsewhere, not melded to the outer layer. Wide cuffs at wrists and hem. Exterior seams have almost a selvedge look to them and break up the heatherd gray exterior.

 

Authentic Vintage Lion’s Drag Strip ‘Class Winner Jacket’ Buddie Original by Alsup Enterprises. Bellflower, CA

This is an authentic Lion’s Drag Strip Class winner jacket. Mid-1960s era. Jacket is a Buddie Original by Alsup Enterprises of Bellflower, CA. Jacket appears to be garage worn, with some grease spots on right elbow, back of jacket an left elbow. Front has tiny hole near snaps that doesn’t go all the way through. Also some slight thread bare spots. Inside satin is dirty around the bottom third. Small hole on left inside lapel. Right armpit lining is a little blown out as well. Collar is dingy, but in nice shape otherwise. This jacket does have its condition issues. I am selling as is and leaving up to the buyer to either restore or enjoy in its original glory.

Ralph is chain stitched on the left lapel. My research indicates this would have been added by the winner and not included at time of presentation. Closest possible match I can find on a driver would be Ralph Hayes registered in 64 and 65 in a Chrysler Hemi AA/FD dragster driver out of California.

 

1960’s Lee Denim 91J Chore Jacket – Union Made in USA

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This iconic chore coat design was previously designated 91-J in the labels that preceded it. Prior versions using the older Lee logo where the tail of the L extends underneath both e’s. Besides label and button changes the design remains the same. Triple stitched seams, brass tone hardware and same iconic lines. Maybe the most tale tell sign is the three button cuff.  The jacket seen here has some beautiful fading and patch work on the lower tail end.

LL Bean Canvas Duffle Bags

Vintage BEAN LL Bean Canvas and Leather Duffle Bag

Always love finding these bags and wanted to post a couple of examples. Most common colors are brown and duck (tan), but I’ve also seen blue in later models. The heart-shaped handles are unmistakable and a hallmark of LL Bean bags. They’re used on the all-leather tote,  wood carriers and even certain canvas (boat and tote) models. Contrary to popular belief,  or despite what listings say, the bottom is not leather. Instead, at least in the versions I’ve found, synthetic like vinyl. I am not saying there aren’t leather bottom versions out there, but at least in the case of these ( and the one is a rather old, script logo label), they are synthetic bottoms.

 

1950s Football Sideline Warm Up Jacket.

Vintage 1950s Football Sideline Warm Up Jacket

What I believe to be a 1950s football sideline warmup jacket. The jacket is made of a thick, blanket like denim with an oversized cut. D shaped pockets on the exterior and interior. Metal clasp closure. Silk screened Mahomet Bulldogs 10 on the back. I’ve traced the logo back to an Ohio High School, but know little else about the jacket or manufacturer as there’s no label. I’d guess the piece or pieces like it were manufactured by Champion or Wilson. A part from them appearing in some old photos, there’s really not any information on these available.