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A piece of vintage clothing history • Vietnam War Souvenir Tour Jacket USS Wabash

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A piece of vintage clothing history • Vietnam War Souvenir Tour Jacket USS Wabash

My favourite vintage supplier, who always brings me the best items, brought this amazing military souvenir bomber jacket into the shop a few weeks ago, complete with USS Wabash ship cloth badge on the front. It is now listed to the store. These highly collectible sukajan jackets originated from a US serviceman after WWII getting his jacket embroidered as a souvenir and it became the done thing to do by many others as a souvenir of their tour of duty. The idea to get embroidered on the back symbols that represented something poignant to each serviceman or his regiment was duplicated...

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Men's Antique Hepworth Dinner Jacket

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Men's Antique Hepworth Dinner Jacket

I've had this really very old men's jacket for years now, stashed away in the archives. I assumed it was one of the very first ever dinner jackets ever designed and made by the tailor Hepworths but I'm not entirely sure. The lapels are rough and perhaps has a faille cover layer on them or maybe they didn't. It would be great if anyone could shed any light on the history for me. The shape of the back has a Victorian feel to it, without any vents and the rounded shoulders. That Hepworths Bespoke Tailored label is embroidered and I've not...

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1960s Coral and black day out

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1960s Coral and black day out

    Featuring coral silk 60s skirt suit, bespoke made. £89 Bakelite rose brooch £29 Vintage 60s Coral Edward Mann Hat • Beetle Embellishment £45 Black patent and mock crocodile mod shoes £45 Vintage Coral & Black by topnotchvintage featuring skirts

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Test Driving Shopify & My Very First Blog

Test Driving Shopify & My Very First Blog

This picture is my current mood as I've spent the past few days and nights trying to set up my new shop on Shopify. It would be great to have some feedback, so let me know what you think so far?

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