In the last few months, I’ve received a number of emails from people trying to a) locate out-of-production clothing b) identify clothing worn in movies or c) track down a clothing type or style w/no identifiable brand or vintage. I’m reprinting a few requests today to see if others might be able to assist in identifying and/or sourcing of these ephemeral items.
On scrutinizing the images I could not make out the manufacturers name but it looked like it ended ‘oma’ Could you advise what the manufacturers name is or where a copy could be purchased from?
I have to admit that I’m not a fan of synthetics. But I do love the general pocketing and style of this jacket. I’d just have mine remanufactured in a nice light cotton poplin. Closest modern reissue might be this Woolrich Relaunch jacket (at least in the pocketing detail).
Another email came from an anonymous reader pining for a pair of shoes worn by Woody Allen in Annie Hall. He writes:
The shoes appear, to my untrained eye, to look like welted, moc toe work… shoes? They look nearly identical to some crepe sole red wing boots I own. Have you ever known of a such a shoe? This was Woody in the 70’s, so I’m sure it was American made. I’d appreciate any info you could share. – an anonymous (thankful) reader
Friend Erin suggested that they might be an early Dexter moc toe work shoe. Other ideas?
Finally, Indigo Slims blogger Jennifer sent in a question on behalf of a friend. She notes that her friend, a motorcycle enthusiast, is trying to find stylish trousers to match his new Belstaff jacket. She says:
He’s a keen bike rider, and has invested in a traditional Belstaff jacket with metal protective plates etc (that weighs about a ton), but can’t find trousers to complete his planned kit. He’s a traditional chap (a fan of Old Town in Norfolk, who I see you’ve found before me as they’re already on your approved list!), and has found pictures (attached) of vintage Italian army motorbike trousers. He’s asked if I have any suggestions as to who might be willing to re-create these, and I wondered if you in turn had any ideas? I’m going to suggest he talks to British Millerain as they may have some ideas, but other than getting a pair made specially by a tailor, I couldn’t think.