This is Greg, he’s kind of underground. He knows and does vintage better than most and he certainly has more grade-A vintage than anyone else. Chances are, the vintage-inspired trends that have caught on in the last 10-years and beyond have started with him and his web-store VINTAGE TRENDS. While the site may be a bit antiquated, don’t let that fool you. Take a look around, do a little digging…he’s the first one doing on-line vintage, longer than anyone else, and besides the fact that he’s too busy ‘picking’ the good stuff for you to buy than making things look pretty. The ‘Nasty Gals’ of the world all took cues from Vintage Trends. The web-site is a no-frills, no-hype portal into a vintage goldmine that specializes in Military and Tactical. It’s no bullshit, just a good, insanely deep selection of vintage. That authentic WWII M-65 or MA1, or vintage Stadium Jacket…Greg has them all in every size, in all colors (notice the bails of unpacked goods in photo)….for VERY reasonable prices, take my word for it. Go to Vintage Trends, do a little digging – if you like vintage you’ll find what you’re looking for, and the price you like.
An illustrated example of streetable looks vs. vintage dead-stock fabrication. The “Kilgore” Army features decades-old US. Army twill circa the late 70′s. This fabric is military grade and has a beautiful deep dark forest green color that you will not find many other places…it pairs supremely with dark selvedge denim or khaki chinos…comes with a limited edition shoe bag and custom packaging…a fine mix of street, vintage, and luxury. A few left here.
Ollie-sequence of Emerald Benjamin, downtown LA @ 15th and Olive…sporting LUDWIG VAN X Cross Colours tank.
Congratulations to Kotetsu “No Face” Boku on becoming the first ONE FC Lightweight Champ. Boku is one my favorite fighters, but more importantly he showed genuine hospitality by welcoming me into the Krazy Bee (Killer Bee) gym to train in 2008 when I was in Japan. A really nice guy. I’m really busy at this point in time and I don’t usually do fighter based graphics for no reason, but I wanted to make a cool poster and t-shirt graphic for this occasion and for this fighter. So here’s to you Boku! – OMEDETOO GOZAIMASU!
LUDWIG VAN Blue Label produces another special piece. Made and measured to fit, this long sleeve woven melds both contemporary styling details with military inspired features. Commissioned by an unnamed FC Barcelona futbol star (hint: it’s related to music) who happens to be a big fan of the LUDWIG brand. This piece reflects all of the integrity and quality of a LUDWIG VAN product as well as the classic red/navy colors and beautiful style of FC Barcelona Futbol Club. Look for a version of this piece from LUDWIG VAN this fall here at the LUDWIG VAN shop as well as a few select shops worldwide. MADE in USA.
From venerable Dutch LUDWIG VAN fan Daniel Chaos comes this fun and festive photo of him sporting the LUDWIG VAN x Quintin Co. “Tour de Force” cap…there are a few left now at Digital Gravel as well as Quintin Co…but are soon to be GONE! – if you would like to try one on and see what color suits you best stop in to Fred Segal Conveyor Santa Monica or Proper in LBC (Long Beach, CA.) and check it out yo!