Inhumans of New York

July 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Inhumans of New York

Jake La Botz, a very talented musician, has started a new Facebook group, Inhumans of New York.  We saw Jake playing with our dear friends Andy York and Ira Elliot at Bait & Tackle a few weeks ago in Red Hook.

Andy York and Jake La Botz

That’s Jake in the fancy cowboy shirt.

At Vintrowear, we like mannequins too.

Vintrowear Staff

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How to be a Steampunk Cowboy for Halloween

September 28, 2013 § 1 Comment

Step 1: Do your research.  An infallible and encyclopedic resource is The Look of the Old West by William Foster-Harris.  You should also consult I See by Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains by Tom Lindmier and of course Vintrowear’s own Get Your Old West On: Real Cowboys and the Shirts They Wore.

Step 2: Get in the mood.  I find that Cowboys & Longhorns: A Portrait of the Long Drive by Jerry Stanley will do the trick.  As will Hillbilly Hollywood by Debby Bull for the bling quotient.  Also anything on Wild Bill Hickok.

Step 3: Start building your costume.  Refer to your Foster-Harris frequenty.  To whit, the big picture:

Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro)  Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro) Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro) Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro) Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro)

And don’t forget the details:

Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro)  Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro)  Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro)   Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro) Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro) Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro) Vintrowear's Steampunk Cowboy Halloween Costume Guide (image credit: Foster-Harris / Curro)

Step 4: Get yourself a good shirt.

Mens MEDIUM LARGE bib front cowboy shirt, Panhandle Slim, vintage, gray and blue striped, pearl snaps (386)

Mens LARGE cowboy shirt, Rockmount Tru West, vintage, red with white top stitching, pearl snaps (457)

Mens MEDIUM cowboy shirt, Red Rider, vintage, black and white two toned, pearl snaps (437)

Mens XXL western shirt, Ely Diamond, vintage, black with red piping on bib front, red snaps (420)

Step 5: Party down like these people.

Happy almost Halloween month!

DIY Two-Toned Cowboy Shirt

August 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

DIY Two-Toned Cowboy Shirt

Presto, chango: fancy western.  Thank you to Emma B. on Cut Out + Keep craft tutorials.  Great idea for a cowboy costume at Halloween!  More cowboy shirts available from Vintrowear, both plain and fancy.

This Week in Cowboy Shirt News

August 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

(aka This Month in Cowboy Shirt News)

Is rodeo, home of the western shirt, the modern, clean sport it claims to be?  Or are the rodeo clowns running the asylum?  Thank you, Missouri, home of my ancestors, for trying to clean up your act and make things right following this non-funny clown stunt:

Missouri fair bans rodeo clown wearing Obama mask

And how ’bout those poor kids trying to make a living at falling off horses?

On the Rodeo Circuit, July is Cowboy Christmas

On the Rodeo Circuit, July is Cowboy Christmas from Vintrowear

And more sad news on the westernwear front, San Jose’s not the cowtown it used to be:

San Jose Western wear store owner who beat City Hall hangs up hat

San Jose Western wear store owner who beat City Hall hangs up hat from Vintrowear

Lyle Lovett creates line of western shirts

August 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Lyle Lovett promotes his new line of western shirts on Esquire.  A collaboration with Hamilton Shirts, these beauties will be known as the “Lyle Lovett Western by Hamilton Shirts,” available for a whopping $265 this fall.  Get this same awesome look from Vintrowear for $25.  Looks like his don’t have snaps.  Don’t worry, ours do.

Mens 4XL cowboy shirt, Big Mac, vintage, chambray denim, white snaps (376)

It’s been a long, long drought baby

July 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

But tonight the rain’s pourin’ down on our roof.  As long as the damn thing doesn’t start leaking again, we’ll be just fine!  On January 29, 2012, Vintrowear began its great southernward migration, camping out along the way, enduring privations and hardship, an arduous months long journey to reach the land of milk and honey: Brooklyn.  Take us home, Flat Rate!

Our Covered Wagon

Our Covered Wagon

Goodbye, UWS, land of Vintrowear's birth

Goodbye, UWS, land of Vintrowear’s birth

Vintrowear's new digs (eventually)

Vintrowear’s new digs (eventually)

Welcome to Brooklyn, cowboy shirts!

Welcome to Brooklyn, cowboy shirts!

Roughin' it - Camping out in the Vintrowear offices

Roughin’ it – Camping out in the Vintrowear offices

No cowboy shirt shalt be inaccessible

No cowboy shirt shalt be inaccessible

Goin' mo-bile, just a hippie gypsy...

Goin’ mo-bile, just a hippie gypsy…

A heartfelt thanks to the many friends who hosted these wayward travelers, who gave us a place to lay our heads during our months of homelessness. We made it here, but we couldn’t have done it without you.  Thank you.

May Sleep Here

Courtesy of American Hobos, by Fran DeLorenzo

 

Are you ready for the summer?

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Mens LARGE cowboy shirt, Ely Plains, short sleeved, vintage, black gray maroon plaid, pearl snaps

Mens MEDIUM cowboy shirt, Open Range, short sleeved, vintage, navy and beige gingham, pearl snaps

Mens MEDIUM cowboy shirt, Champion Westerns, vintage, short sleeves, white with navy and green plaid, pearl snaps

No?  Well, then, Campers, go get your short-sleeve cowboy shirts!

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