Adidas : About the Label


Adidas was founded in 1947 by Adi Dassler in Germany. Adi Dassler started making shoes in the 1920’s but did not start Adidas until 1947. In 1948 they came up with the name Adidas – as a shortened version of Dessler’s name. The next year the company registered the three stripes as their trademark logo. […]

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H bar C : About the Label

H bar C is one of the classic labels you will find in western wear shirts dating back to the early 1900’s. H bar C was founded when two tailors named Halpern and Christenfielf, started out making riding clothing in 1917. In 1935 they opened a western branch to make and market thier riding clothes. […]

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Arrow: About the Label

Authentic American Style In 1825, A New York Housewife named Hannah Lord Montaque in Troy was looking for an easier way to keep her husband’s shirts looking fresh without having to launder them, and stumbled upon the detachable shirt collar. The idea took off like wild fires and made Troy the center fore collar manufacturing. […]

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Nike: About the Label

Nike was founded in 1964 by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman. Back before the Swoosh logo and long before the days we were called Nike, there was Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS). It wasn’t until 1971 that BRS introduced the concept of the Greek winged Goddess of victory—Nike. “In December 1980 we went public. And the […]

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B.V.D: About the Label

BVD Vintaage Ad

In 1876, Bradley, Voorhees & Day started out as makers of women’s bustels. In the late 1920’s they started manufacturing bathing suits from knit wool after years making knit underwear fro men and women. They sponserd Olympic swimmer John Weissmuller who made a number of appearences promoting the BVD brand. In the 60’s the company […]

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LEE Mercantile: About the Label

Vintage Clothing Labels

Lee Mercantile Company was founded by Henry David Lee back in 1889, when Lee opened his first garment factory in Salina, Kansas, producing dungarees and jackets. In 1913, the Union-All work jumpsuit was created, followed by the first-ever “Overall” in 1920 – laying the foundation for Lee’s early growth. Also in 1920, the Buddy Lee […]

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Screen Stars : About the Label

Screen Stars is a T-shirt label that you find in a number of Authentic Vintage Tees dating back to the 70’s and 80’s. Screen Stars was purchased in the 80’s by BEST, which was later taken over by Fruit of A Loom. The remnants of the Screen Star style can be found today in the […]

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Rockmount Ranch Wear: About the Label


Jack Weil started Rockmount Ranch Wear in Denver, Colorado back in 1946. Over the years the company has established itself a leading role in Western Wear as they were the first company to put Snaps on men’s shirts as well as the first company to commercialy produce the Bolo Tie. To this day the company […]

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LEVI STRAUSS & CO. : About the Label

In 1847 Levi Strauss immigrated to the united states from the country of Bavaria. His family had dry goods business that he worked at in New York until 1853, at which time he left for the mighty Gold rush in California, but not to stake his claim in gold but to expand his families dry […]

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Lacostte : About the Label

The Lacoste Crocodile shirt came about in 1933, when then  tennis star Rene’ Lacoste joined teams with a French garment maker to manufacture tennis shirts. Later in 1952, Lacoste signed a contract with the David Crystal Company to import, and in 1966, to make Lacoste shirts in the United States. David Crystal was also the […]

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