I have wanted to start this thread or hoping somebody would have started this thread.
I believe the official name of the company is Freewheelers now, but they used to be called Bootleggers Reunion. I am not positive on their history, but I believe they once worked for The Real McCoy, but when shit went sour there, they broke off and started Bootleggers, which I believe went under as well, but was revived by the same folks as Freewheelers. Not positive why.
They don't produce your run of the mill jeans, although, I believe they did under the Bootlegger's name. They are more into some of the other period pieces from the turn of the century up until the early 40s. I am really taken by their wabash/railroader clothes.
Quality is truly second to none and their attention to details is what makes their repro clothes more believable than many other companies trying to do the same thing.
Here are a couple stockists:
Porky's english rakuten site:
Bananafish english rakuten site:
Also Speedway Shop run by john Lofgren carries these as well. He will do special orders if the item is still stocked.
Shoot him an email for inquiries. His ebay shop is:
Here is the polka dot conductor shirt I picked up:
Some shots of the portions that are fading:
right elbow area
I hate when people do this, but I am gonna go ahead and do it.
This picture doesn't quite show the fading going on, but the bend of the arm is actually getting a honeycomb affect.
A nice little detail I have never seen before on a shirt.
A little bit closer you can see there are two selvedge ends sewn together to make the two piece sleeve.