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#541 robbie

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:18 AM

^ damn, good price! someone should jump on this. I LOVE mine!


Just got this new to me vintage sweatshirt. I think it's late 60's/early 70's.

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Excuse the flabby chest... I'm out of shape.
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I might let this one go. I don't know if I'm in love with the fit on me.


any decision? How much?
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 04:13 PM

Just seen this on Ebay,

I doubt it's as old as they say, but lovely nevertheless. Just wish I were still 14 so I could fit it.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3f0e71853c
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 12:43 PM

Just picked this up on Bum-bay.

I'd not heard of this brand before, and looking at the label, print & cuff logo it's probably not THAT old - thinking mid-late 70's?, but the style seems to be more 50's especially with the deep ribs.

Anyone know anything about this brand?



http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:45 PM

I think that was made by this brand who apparently invented the protective cup. They are now part of Russell and Spalding.

You might be able to find more by searching for their logos to determine when they stopped using that style of B on the sleeve. But I would guess you aren't far off in your estimate based on the way "Notre Dame" looks in both font and the way it was attached, but probably like somewhere in the 80s.
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:59 PM

Thanks for that. I've dropped them a line to see if any info can be given.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:34 AM

I'm going to crosspost this question here since it's more topical:

How would you rate these in terms of quality of sweatshirts?

Buzz Rickson
Left Field
Loopwheeler
Real Mccoy's
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:41 AM

^ What's your budget like?
I'd go for Real McCoy, Toy's McCoy, Cushman, Deluxeware, etc if $ isn't an issue - all have solid builds, and the Real McCoy has a more "western" sizing if you're a bigger bloke. Toy's prints on the sweats are really good though, if you're into that.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:23 AM

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I can concur regarding cushman and deluxeware (don't have experience with the mccoys and buzz). and let it be known that these aren't for the feint of heart. construction aside, these things hold in heat like no other. i have learned not to wear them to bars or parties where there are lots of people. it feels like you're in an oven.

i have heavy left field sweats as well. they are also EXTREMELY warm, but don't have the same type of material as the japenese brands mentioned.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:52 PM

I only have experience with the original Buzz sweats, but I REALLY REALLY REALLY like them including the cut/fit. I find it perfect for my body type/size. Extremely warm too... However, they used to be had for a lot cheaper. I got all 3 for under $100 shipped each. Doesn't seem to be the case anymore so maybe exploring other brands would be a good option.

Just in terms of quality... I've washed, dried, abused mine through camping trips and they're still in great shape. I do wish there were underarm gussets, but that's really my only beef.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:05 PM

Another good option is Studio D'Artisan, worth the price at RRP, but the great thing is they can be found on sale consistently.
Sizing is more generous than BR (in length and chest circumference), but is still "boxy".
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:04 PM

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where do you pick SDA shirts up on sale??? Any stores that deliver to the states without a proxy???
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:51 AM

Umm, off the top of my head Pants Shop Avenue and More-net have them on sale from time to time.
Can't go wrong with Pants Shop, they're like a friggin' SDA museum, and the store owner Naoki is a very nice bloke and has been in the denim business since the days of Canton & Big John.

SDA has two different lines for the sweats though - the regular ones and the Wakayama ones, which are more expensive with a nicer fabric but fits smaller.

Anyone interested in some cheap Buzz Ricksons' sweats from a year ago and before can check out SeaBees - not sure how much stock they have left though.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 04:48 AM

where are these cushman's/ deluxeware found? i saw a cushman's and it looked super cool.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:01 AM

I use 2nd for Deluxeware. Cushman stuff I get from John Lofgren at Speedway.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:05 AM

Your best place to get Deluxeware is from 2nd. Their site is: http://www.e2nd.net/. You can order via email or through Rakuten. They are really helpful and respond to questions quick, but you need to use google translate or something and communicate in japanese.

For Cushman, you can get it on Rakuten from a few shops such as Vari. But, you can shoot an email to John Lofgren at the Speedway Shop. Tell him what you want, and he can get it if Cushman has your size/color available. His email is: shopatspeedway@hotmail.com. His shop is in Japan, but he is from the states with English as a first language. Use this site here to see what Cushman has: http://www.dont.co.j...hman/index.html
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:00 AM

Here's my old Marlboro sweatshirt. Posted Image I've had it since new, and there's not much left, but I do love it.


what size did it start out as? i think i'm going to wear my sweats without washing them. watch it crumble to pieces
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:32 AM

Anyone have experience with The Strike Gold loopwheeled sweatshirts?
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:38 AM

i tried one on at seny the other day. they're HUSKY as all hell. pretty rigid feel to them, slim arms and relatively well fitted body.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

Anyone have experience with The Strike Gold loopwheeled sweatshirts?


Yes, got one last month and totally adore it. Contrary to the above post, I don't think they are all that rigid but they are tightly woven. Inside is really fleecy, soft and warm. Fit is great. I'm 6' with a size 40" chest so many vintage cut sweats would run too short and wide on me but this one is perfect. They do shrink a bit upon first wash/soak so keep this in mind when sizing.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:49 AM

Yes, got one last month and totally adore it. Contrary to the above post, I don't think they are all that rigid but they are tightly woven. Inside is really fleecy, soft and warm. Fit is great. I'm 6' with a size 40" chest so many vintage cut sweats would run too short and wide on me but this one is perfect. They do shrink a bit upon first wash/soak so keep this in mind when sizing.


Hey were about the same size, mind me asking which size you went for? I have a few Buzz's and i get the best fit from a tumble dryed size large in the new fit... the old fit is a little short on me
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

I got a Medium in the SG sweat. I tried on a new Buzz sweat in medium and that fit nicely but I don't know how much shrinkage you get from those. Could be I'm a Buzz large once washed?
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

thanks for that, i reckon i'll go with the medium strike gold. The large Buzz's don't shrink that much unless tumbledryed then i reckon they shrink about a size.. maybe to the size of an unwashed medium.. ish.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

Just for reference... I own multiple Buzz sweats in Medium, washed warm, dried warm, multiple times and shrinkage is very minimal and end up stretching out a little again after a the first wear. Oddly though my Black sweat is smaller than my grey and red. I guess it's expected though as this always happens between diff colors when it comes to sweats and shirts (at least in my experience)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:49 AM

Are Loopwheeler only available through proxy? What's their price range? Not interested in Nike.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:46 PM

I picked up The Strike Gold loopwheeled sweat in a navy, size large. Here's a comparison with my Buzz Rickson sweat (pre-fall 2011). The Strike Gold has yet to be washed and the Buzz Rickson has been washed a couple of times, but I've seen very little shrinkage.

The Strike Gold is definitely slimmer, with longer sleeves, and a more generous length compared to the Buzz Rickson short and boxy fit.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:50 PM

watch out when you wash that bad boy. they shrink a s... ton. I washed cold and hung dry large SG sweat is now the size of my unwashed SG medium sweatshirt.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:12 PM

loopwheel sweats are a sizing minefield. Fact.


I'v had old Buzz's, new Buzz's and Real Mccoys. A shrunk up new large Buzz fits me best (in my experience they do tighten up a fair bit if dryed hot) I was going to go for a medium SG but now i'm thinking that once washed it will be too small for me... which suks cos there are no larges left.

Anyone know if the SG's stretch back out with wear?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:59 AM

a favorite sweatshirt of mine thrifted in london. not really sure when it's from, though.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:58 AM

picked up an old style buzz. can't wait for it to arrive from japan. pic sort of related.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:03 AM

^
I'll take that whole package!
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