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Military Uniform-ity

Military Uniform-ity

A collector just dropped off a giant flumphton of military outfits and uniforms in every conceivable pattern, fit, and style. Army, navy, air force, combat coats, pants, hats, jumpsuits and more from US, Canadian, and international groups…wow. Camouflage in traditional greens, digital print, faded, and…

Canadian Military Leather Parade Boots

Canadian Military Leather Parade Boots

Steel toe and high-shine, unique inset lace zip for easy on and off Really unique boot, don’t see somethin’ like this everyday! Size 43ish – Item # 13098 – Price $59

WWII South African Sam Browne Belt!

WWII South African Sam Browne Belt!

Wowee!!!!

This is an incredible piece right here, a piece of history!

Authentic WWII South African Sam Browne Belt!

Wonderful build, great brass hardware!

Love it!

All Hands On Deck For Military Apparel!

All Hands On Deck For Military Apparel!

We love getting good Military Gear up in here! These Flight Deck Pilot Boots are just fantastic! Steel toe, 7 eye, speed laces and a wicked velcro cuff! Made for long term wear, they’re comfy to bop around in and also look real rad! Size…

Heiliger Strohsack!! Vintage German Military Boots

Heiliger Strohsack!! Vintage German Military Boots

WOW! These are so rad! Vintage German Military pull-on boots with steel heel plates – much woah. Size 42.5 – 9.5 mens – 11 womens Item # 11455 Currently priced at $59 these won’t be kickin’ around long! Come drop in and check us out…

Military Textiles For Spring – Taxi Up!

Military Textiles For Spring – Taxi Up!

Roll Up Your Flaps and put the Bubble Dancing aside – we’ve been all Asses and Elbows in the shop getting our Beans and Bullets ready for Spring!

Military Textiles is the theme today with this collection showing some current stock we’ve got for you to breeze through. Always best to come in and check it out personal-like (so you can find “That Cool Thing”) but if you have a question regarding a specific item you see here we’ll do our best to help you :)

 

Corcoran Field Boot

Corcoran Field Boot

Hunting for made in USA boots that look good, aren’t western style and can stand up to the rigors of motorcycling? Get these suckers. These boots’ perform as a motorcycle boot and I am confident they will stand up well under other conditions too. Quality…

Cometh! Before Pride Goeth!

Cometh! Before Pride Goeth!

Gay Pride in Vancouver used to be a riot, then it was a parade, then it was a weekend, and nowadays it’s a two week ongoing festival of loosely affiliated events that run the gamut of queer art, queer life, queer drag, queer dancing, and…

WWII Military Horsehide and Vintage Horsehide Things

WWII Military Horsehide and Vintage Horsehide Things

Wheee! A local collector just dropped off a sweet chunk of his collection of vintage leather jackets, pants, jodhpurs, and military flight suits, ranging from World War 2 1940s to the 50s and up to the 1970s. These are mostly horsehide items, with some steerhide. Size 42, 44, 46 & 50 jackets. Size 36 – 38 pants.

Scroll past the picture gallery to the table of descriptions and prices for all the deets!

Oh yeah. I forgot to say: Patina, patina, patina.

Below is the German flight 1960’s suit on a person who is 5’7″ tall and who gracefully allowed me to harry him into posing for these pics for you. He wears a 44 – 46 jacket, generally.

All the deets!

brandstyletypecolourmaterialsizeitemDescriptionpriceitemID
Colvine - US NavyWWII flightsuit 1 pc one pieceMilitariabrownLeather42flexible strong goatskin. Once wired, no longer has plugs. WW II. Mouton collar. Talon zippers, original. All working.509.007754
brauch and frey german1 pc one piece flight pilot suitMilitariadark greyLeather42fully fuzz lined. All zippers work. Styled like a motorcycle suit. Nice. 1965 vintage435.007755
unbranded1940s horsehideJacketbrownLeather44lined, classic 40's length and style, talon zippers, has had some minor repairs. STILL HAS BELT - HOLY COW409.007758
british mfg co montrealbomber 60s or 70s vintageJackettanLeather46zippers work great! Fuzz lined169.007759
unintelligible. Canadian50s or 60s horsehide bomberJacketblackLeather44 - 46horsehide. Fuzz collar. Talon zippers. Vintage.319.007760
Belgian Cauvinmilitary jodhpurs high waist vintageMilitariagreenLeather36olive khaki green. 1969 vintage. Same pattern as WWI & WWII from this area. Horsehide. With suspenders!409.007761
illegible1950s vintage horsehidePantsblackLeather38talon zippers, all original. Weathered horsehide, gorgeous patina. With suspenders!409.007762
schottvintage 1970sJacketbrownLeather50zip-in warmth liner missing. Regular liner in great shape. Single piece of leather back. Some tiny stitch holes from back patch removal. Talon zips. Brass hardware. Snap down collar. Tiny seam rip on sleeve cuff.259.007763
unbranded1950s vintage horsehideJacketbrownLeather46talon zippers, all original. Weathered horsehide, gorgeous patina. Some small edits done by skilled leatherworker.239.007764
Graishorsehide bomber vintage 1940sJacketbrownLeather46zippers reworked (YKK brass), some edits in its past. Incredible weathering. 1940s229.007765
Round Upclassic horsehide bomber vintage 1940sJacketbrownLeather46talon zippers, everything original. Incredible weathering / patina. Post WW II 1940s or 1950s. Some unravelling of knit waist and cuffs269.007766
hercules vintagecar coat horsehideJacketbrownLeather44FIXER-UPPER! HANDYPERSON'S DREAM! Shearling lining, mouton collar. MULTIPLE issues, dents, scrapes and dings. 1940s vintage.175.007767

A certain SCI-FI tv show just ended and….

A certain SCI-FI tv show just ended and….

… and I just might have bought a bunch of the outfits from it.

Among the haul:

15 pairs of never-on-a-motorcycle BMW boots (futuristic cops) (Nope, 14. I just sold a pair while I was typing this)

Police Beaut-ality… the Dehner Top Strap Patrol Boot

Police Beaut-ality… the Dehner Top Strap Patrol Boot

Here’s what I have to say about these Dehner cop boots: 19″ is a lot of boot to climb. Impeccable shine on the toes, all uppers in great condition. Soles worn but not overworn. Leather lined, of course. Men’s size 9, Women’s size 10.5.  18″…

01998 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Boots OMFG

The RCMP have had it right all along. Them Mounties have some nice damn horse riding boots, and I don’t hear any neigh-sayers. (Sorry. Sorry.)

These sweet l’il numbers are in excellent condition. There’s no appreciable wear on the finely pebbled brown uppers, and a bit of scuffing on the leather soles. I’m missing the dang laces for the front of the boots, but I was so excited about these I stuck them up in advance of finding something lace-appropriate.

A neat detail: the top of the shaft on the inside has a tidy little “MP” (for Mounted Police) punched into the leather. (see pics below)

Size 9.5 E (men’s)

$319 oh-so-Canadian dollars

 

Leather & Uniform Fetishists – heads up!

For folks who like masculine-style leather fetish apparel and uniforms, and have a waist size of 30 – 34, I just rec’d a carload of the most astonishingly lovely clothing. Impeccable tailoring, glove-soft leather items, vintage, jodphurs, pants, leather jeans, dress shirts, full-sleeve leather shirt,…

01829 Army Boots for your Legs

Army boots (which are misnamed, being more properly leggy boots, or possibly feety boots) are a kind of a staple boot, no? Always handy to have a pair around. They’re almost indestructable, can be made quite waterproof, and are pretty dang comfortable. This is a…