Vintage clothing has always been passion of ours. We are inspired by a time and era when you didn't compromise on quality and when fabrics, fits and styles were designed with the main purpose to be functional.
Over the years we have collected some of these garments, pieces with a story that tell about how people wore and lived in them back in the days. Today we keep them in the Second Sunrise archive and we thought we would start showing them here on the blog and tell you what we know about them! We believe that the key to be a contemporary creator lies in traditional practice and knowing the history behind the products.
We hope that this can be as inspiring to you as it is to us!
Vintage Levi's De Luxe Shirt "The Rodeo Club"
Maker - Levi's
Era - 1940's
Fabric - Wool
Acquired - 23 sept 2007 by Douglas Luhanko
The "Rodeo Club" Shirt was delivered with a back story letting me know the history of the garment and it goes like this, according to Mike (the previous owner of the shirt):
"I bought this shirt about 8 years ago in Drummond, Oklahoma from a man named Don Perry. He was an active/working cowboy during the late 30's - 60's. He owned rodeo stock bulls, broncs etc... He held Buck Out's at a small arena near his home during this time. His group of friends and fellow cowboys had a club called "The Rodeo Club". Anyway this piece is the last from my collection of Don's stuff. He passed away in 2002."
This shirt has regular dome-shaped buttons, instead of the snap buttons that later would become synonymous with western wear.
The Levi's De Luxe neck label and a close up on the wool twill fabric. De Luxe was a series of woolen garments from Levi's, produced from the late 30's to the 50's.