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Second Sunrise Archive: 50s Levi's Shorthorn Denim Shirt

Second Sunrise Archive: 50s Levi's Shorthorn Denim Shirt

This weeks vintage item is one of the three parts in a "Canadian Tuxedo". A western style denim shirt is just like a pair of blue jeans, garments that has proven to deserve there spot among the classics when it comes to clothing. 

Interview with Karl-Gunnar, author of "Polarfararnas kläder"

Interview with Karl-Gunnar, author of "Polarfararnas kläder"

One of the best things with our work with Second Sunrise is all the people we get to meet and all the stories they tell us. Karl-Gunnar is one of...

Second Sunrise Archive: 1960's Wrangler Blue Bell 13MWZ Jeans

Second Sunrise Archive: 1960's Wrangler Blue Bell 13MWZ Jeans

We were told by the seller that these Wranglers had been worn by her grand father, "A true North Dakota Cowboy" Living in Amidon, North Dakota.

Second Sunrise Archive: 50s Levi's Denim Family Women's Jacket

Second Sunrise Archive: 50s Levi's Denim Family Women's Jacket

This jacket was made by Levi's back in the mid 1950s and it's part of the so-called "Denim family" collection. As mentioned earlier in our blog posts regarding a pair of Lady Levi's 701 Women's jeans from the 50's, this jacket tells the story of the American society after the second world war.

Second Sunrise Archive: 40s/50s Can't Bust em, Copper King Denim Jacket

Second Sunrise Archive: 40s/50s Can't Bust em, Copper King Denim Jacket

Copper King by Can't Bust 'Em was first made by the Neustadter Brothers during the great depression and it later become the brand they used for making jeans and jackets in the five pocket jeans style that became popular after WWll.

Second Sunrise Archive: Vintage Swedish Army Shearling Survival Coat "Livpäls M/1916"

Second Sunrise Archive: Vintage Swedish Army Shearling Survival Coat "Livpäls M/1916"

This model is named m/1913 for the year it was brought into service. I suspect that the jackets were used by the Swedish ground forces and intended for winter warfare!

Second Sunrise Archive: Vintage Levi's 557XX Denim Jacket

Second Sunrise Archive: Vintage Levi's 557XX Denim Jacket

Here is the story of the 557XX jacket, also known as the first "type 3" denim jacket made by Levi's.

Second Sunrise Archive: Vintage Swedish Air force Jacket "Pälsjacka M/1948"

Second Sunrise Archive: Vintage Swedish Air force Jacket "Pälsjacka M/1948"

This jacket is known as the M/1948 survival fur jacket and was issued as a pilot jacket by the Swedish airforce in 1948. It is made of a thick black cotton canvas fabric that is fully lined with sheepskin, white for the body and the arms and black on the collar.

Second Sunrise Archive: Grateful Dead Bootleg Jersey

Second Sunrise Archive: Grateful Dead Bootleg Jersey

The motif of the print is common on Grateful Dead merchandise and the skeleton, called "Bertha", can bee seen in a lot of different designs, for example she is often surfing or skateboarding. Here Bertha is covered in roses, perhaps one of the most recognized scenes. 

Second Sunrise Archive: Anchor Hocking Fire King Jade-ite Mug

Second Sunrise Archive: Anchor Hocking Fire King Jade-ite Mug

The Fire King Jade-ite is the name of a series of kitchenware that was made in USA by Anchor Hocking in mid 20th century. The kitchenware was made from Jade green opaque milk glass that was manufactured with the idea to make durable and affordable kitchenware for everyday use!

The reconstruction of a pair of 1870's miner's jeans

The reconstruction of a pair of 1870's miner's jeans

Ever since I first visited California and Nevada in 2009 to join our friend Michael Allen Harris on his search to cover the early history of denim workwear in 19th century west North America I have been wanting to make a reconstruction of a pair of the jeans found in the desert.

Second Sunrise Archive: Lee Riders Giant Advertising Pants

Second Sunrise Archive: Lee Riders Giant Advertising Pants

These kinds of jeans were made by Lee and sent out to retailers carrying the brand to be used as an in-store advertising.