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Deadstock Heller's Cafe x Warehouse Collection - Part 1

Seattle, USA - Osaka, JP

Warehouse Rarities from the King of Vintage's Vault

In 1986, Larry McKaughan launched Heller's Cafe as a venue to distribute some of the rarest pieces from one of the most impressive American vintage garment collections in the world. Regarded as the "King of Vintage," Larry's experience in finding the best examples around with distinct wear histories has set him apart in the industry for decades. Heller’s Cafe Inc. has rented and sold inspiration pieces to some of the biggest brands in men’s clothing and served as a hallmark archival company that has furthered recognition of the intrinsic quality of vintage clothing. Warehouse & Co., one of the Osaka 5, has specialized in early Americana clothing recreations since the 1990s, aiming to accurately reflect originality through precise reproductions. They commit themselves tirelessly to the minutia that only enthusiasts notice and love, but that are essential to the spirit of the pieces and periods.

Division Road Hellers Cafe

In 2008, Warehouse & Co. partnered with Heller's Cafe to reproduce signature, collectable examples of Larry’s collection with enhanced Japanese standards of craftsmanship that stayed true to the antique American originals. The partnership between Heller’s Cafe and Warehouse Company Japan was based on a mutual respect for each other and shared appreciation for the craft of men’s Americana clothing. McKaughan's three-decade long history of collecting and selling has been bolstered by his keen eye that sees the beauty of garments through the lens of what those pieces were to the people who wore them and as a representation of their lives. Under the Warehouse & Co. umbrella of labels, the collaboration with Heller’s Cafe brought a focus on the most unique, rare and exciting pieces produced to yield new collectables once thought lost by history.

Division Road Hellers Cafe

We are pleased to offer an exclusive opportunity to purchase new deadstock examples, originally produced in exceptionally limited quantities and specifically for collectors in Japan. Emanating from the vault of the King of Vintage, these Heller's Cafe by Warehouse garments come from the 2010-2012 capsule collections. Due to the very limited sizes and quantities of this selection and as an homage to the approach of collecting and retailing heritage during this period, we've reproduced the marketplace in which these garments originally would have been distributed via our Journal/Blog format.

To Purchase

Requests will be handled on a first come, first serve basis via email, phone, and in-store. Due to rarity and limited quantities, purchases will be All Sales Final and exchanges or returns will not be accepted. Garment measurements provided per Our Method

Hellcat Sweater Jacket
$865

Inspired by a 1940's US Army Football League jacket original, the Hellcat Sweater Jacket comes in a reproduced boiled wool with vintage ribbing and trims, along with completely hand produced adornments and chainstitching making each piece one of a kind and inherently unique with fewer than one dozen ever produced.

Size 40 (Chest 22.75", Length 29.5")
Size 44 (Chest 23.75", Length 29.75")

Cowichan Zip Knit Sweater
$865

Inspired by a 1950’s Cowichan Sweater that likely was produced by hand with stock yarn and a store-bought pattern, this wool sweater comes with a vintage-inspired natural dyed palette and pattern and Talon zipper hallmarking the original.

Size 42 (Chest 20.5", Length 27")

Loopwheel Gym Hoodie - Maroon
$295

Inspired by 1930’s Duxbak Double V After Hood Split Pocket Sweatshirts, which were highly sought after as examples of era-specific production techniques, this Maroon Loopwheel Gym Hoodie is accurately reproduced in a loopwheel terry from a single crewneck pattern with the hood and pocket elements added after the fact.

Size 42 (Chest 22.5", Length 26.75") - SOLD OUT

Loopwheel Gym Hoodie - Forest
$295

Inspired by 1930’s Duxbak Double V After Hood Split Pocket Sweatshirts, which were highly sought after as examples of era-specific production techniques, this Forest Loopwheel Gym Hoodie is accurately reproduced in a loopwheel terry from a single crewneck pattern with the hood and pocket elements added after the fact.

Size 40 (Chest 21", Length 27") - SOLD OUT
Size 42 (Chest 23", Length 27.25")
Size 44 (Chest 24.5", Length 27.5")

Pin Check Shop Coat
$385

Inspired by a 1920’s factory workwear piece made to withstand abrasion in a simple form, this Pin Check Shop Coat has been reproduced in a unique dobby dot jacquard woven fabric with contrasting chainstitched construction and Unionmade brass buttons.

Size 38 (Chest 21.5", Length 28.75") SOLD OUT

Chambray Workshirt
$285

Inspired by a 1930’s Hercules workshirt produced by Sears, this piece boasts functional ventilation holes and a reinforced yoke with shoulder panels to increase longevity, made in a beautiful selvedge chambray and finished with melamine buttons.

Size 40 (Chest 21.75", Length 31")

Button Down Flannel - Navy/Red
$285

Inspired by a collection of 1950’s outdoorsman flannel samples, this Button Down is made to be wearable memorabilia fashioned out of a heavyweight and subtly brushed fabric in a classic vintage palette, finished with era appropriate melamine buttons.

Size 38 (Chest 21", Length 28.75")
Size 42 (Chest 22.75", Length 31")
Size 44 (Chest 23.5", Length 32")

Button Down Flannel - Blue/Green/Red
$285

Inspired by a collection of 1950’s outdoorsman flannel samples, this Button Down is made to be wearable memorabilia fashioned out of a heavyweight and subtly brushed fabric in a classic vintage palette, finished with era appropriate melamine buttons.

Size 38 (Chest 20.5", Length 29")
Size 40 (Chest 21", Length 29.5") 

Button Down Flannel - Bark/Gold
$285

Inspired by a collection of 1950’s outdoorsman flannel samples, this Button Down is made to be wearable memorabilia fashioned out of a heavyweight and subtly brushed fabric in a classic vintage palette, finished with era appropriate Lucite buttons.

Size 38 (Chest 20.25", Length 29.5")
Size 40 (Chest 20.75", Length 30") - SOLD OUT

Button Down Flannel - Red/Cream
$285

Inspired by a collection of 1950’s outdoorsman flannel samples, this Button Down is made to be wearable memorabilia fashioned out of a heavyweight and subtly brushed fabric in a classic vintage palette, finished with era appropriate Lucite buttons.

Size 38 (Chest 20.25", Length 30")

Lumberjack Ribbed Thermal - Vintage Gold
$235

Inspired by a 1940’s amateur lumberyard sports team uniform that originally was made using a workwear base layer, this Lumberjack Ribbed Thermal comes in a heavyweight tubular knit ribbed cotton jersey with individually cut felt lettering.

Size 38 (Chest 16.25", Length 30")
Size 42 (Chest 19.25", Length 30")

Henley Ribbed Thermal - Vintage Gold
$195

Inspired by a 1920’s base layer often made out of wool, this Henley Ribbed Thermal pays homage to a preserved example found in a rare heavyweight cotton, reflected here in a vintage gold tubular knit ribbed jersey with a ribbed, banded collar and woven placket.

Size 38 (Chest 16.25", Length 30")
Size 42 (Chest 19.25", Length 30")

Aloha Short Sleeve Tee
$145

Inspired by 1940’s souvenir T-shirts acquired by serviceman in WWII, the Aloha Short Sleeve Tee is iconic to the era and made in a cut and sewn tubular knit jersey with a stenciled screen print designed for ink loss that will wear-in beautifully.

Navy
Size 38 (Chest 18.75", Length 26")
Size 40 (Chest 19", Length 26.25")
White
Size 38 (Chest 18.75", Length 26.25") - SOLD OUT

Dog Faces Short Sleeve Tee
$165

Inspired by a 1940’s US Army Baseball jersey, this Short Sleeve Tee is made in a cut and sewn tubular knit jersey with a combination of the military issue iron-on felt and hand cut felt “Dog Faces” team lettering to make a champion collectable.

Navy
Size 36 (Chest 17", Length 24.5")
White
Size 40 (Chest 19.25", Length 27.5")

Will Rogers Short Sleeve Tee
$145

Inspired by a 1940’s T-shirt from the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base infrastructure of the US Air Force in WWII, this Short Sleeve Tee is made with iron-on felt lettering in a cut and sewn tubular knit jersey.

Navy
Size 38 (Chest 20.25", Length 26")
White
Size 38 (Chest 20", Length 25.5")

Hawaii Short Sleeve Tee
$115

Inspired by 1960’s souvenir T-Shirts acquired by naval serviceman, this Short Sleeve Tee is made in a cut and sewn tubular knit jersey with a stencil style screen printed design in an iconic palette.

Grey
Size 40 (Chest 19.25", Length 27.75") - SOLD OUT
White
Size 40 (Chest 19", Length 25.5")

Division Road Hellers Cafe

Meet the Man: Saturday, February 29th at 2-4pm

Larry McKaughan a.k.a. The King of Vintage, will be at Division Road to speak with customers and collectors about all things vintage, show the unique and rare details of the Heller's Cafe by Warehouse Collection, along with exhibiting some of the most treasured archive pieces from his personal collection.


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