Special Armaments from the King of Vintage
We are back with some distinct pieces transported from the Heller’s Café x Warehouse reserve to offer an exclusive opportunity to purchase new deadstock examples, originally produced in exceptionally limited quantities and specifically for collectors in Japan. Using signature examples from the King of Vintage’s vault, these pieces were reproduced by Warehouse Japan with enhanced standards of craftsmanship that stayed true to the vintage American originals.
Due to the very limited sizes and quantities of this deadstock selection, and as an homage to the approach of collecting and retailing heritage during the early 2010’s from which these capsule collection pieces originate, we've reproduced the marketplace in which these garments would have been provided via our Journal/Blog format. After viewing this Part-2 of the series, be sure to reference the original Deadstock Heller's Cafe x Warehouse Collection - Part 1 release for the full backstory, while happily hunting the few remaining pieces from the initial selection of rarities.
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.
Grizzly Bear Leather Jacket
Inspired by a highly collectable and iconic 1920-30’s leather jacket, this better than original replica Grizzly Bear Jacket was produced in discarded horsehide fronts from an inconsistent dye lot for a distressed look, a wool mouton shearling front, and comes with the extremely rare flap front patch hand pockets. Dated from the button front, cinch buckle back, and fully lined with the famous wool Beach Cloth, this is an unmatched grail piece.
Size 40 (Chest 22", Length 24")
Black Horsehide & Wool Blanket Lined Car Coat
Hallmarking Car Coats from the 1930’s used for driving open cab vehicles, this piece is produced in a premium horsehide that has been tumbled and finished for softness, is lined in the body with a jacquard blanket wool and finished with concealed ribbed wool cuffs. The piece is dated from the beautiful pocket design and button front, which pair with a buttoned tab collar that is rarely seen on a leather garment, creating a timeless vintage jacket easily wearable for today.
Size 40 (Chest 21.5", Length 29")
Jacquard Wool Double Breasted Shawl Collar Coat
This piece is reproduced from a Shawl Collar Pendleton Coat from the 1930’s in a striking, yet sophisticated jacquard blanket wool, woven in a contemporary Native pattern that’s matched at the shoulder and hem to aesthetically balance the double-breasted front. This simple unlined piece comes fully finished with tailor taped seams, oversized melamine buttons, and lower patch front flap pockets.
Size 40 (Chest 21", Length 30.5")
Houndstooth Washed Cotton Canvas Sack Jacket
Based on an individually found set, this Sack Jacket from the 1910-20’s was made for the workshop worker and is produced in a woven houndstooth cotton canvas cloth that’s been overdyed and distressed to replicate decades of wear in an industrial setting. Signature to the style and period, a peak lapel collar and rolling 4-button front pair with patch pockets to make a stylish and utilitarian dress piece based on yesteryear, for today.
Size 38 (Chest 20", Length 29")
Houndstooth Washed Cotton Canvas Waistcoat
Matching the jacket, this true Waistcoat was produced for industrial era workwear duties with large patch front pockets to carry tools of a trade, along with a cinch back in the distressed houndstooth cotton canvas cloth to create a highly functional heritage piece that’s easily incorporated into various wardrobes.
Size 38 (Chest 19", Length 22.5")
Check Seersucker Type I Jacket - Indigo
Based on the first workwear “Blouson” shirt used to protect undergarments from the duties of the day, this reproduction from an 1890’s original is now referred to as the Type I Jacket and comes in a distinctive seersucker fabric that’s been indigo dyed in a gingham pattern. Using all the signature details from the single patch front pocket, cinch buckle back, and square shoulder yoke, this Type I is as distinct as they come while staying true to the traditional.
Size 42 (Chest 22", Length 26")
Bengal Stripe Workshirt - Navy
Inspired by what was probably a railroad uniform Workshirt for foreman in the 1930’s, this piece boasts the rare approach of using a dress fabric for a workwear garment. Coming in a Bengal stripe pattern, also referred to as a “banker stripe,” and pearl buttons that are both signature to dress shirting, this workshirt is comprised of a heavyweight 3-ply poplin cloth with a button tab collar, dual patch chest pockets with one having side entry for a pocket watch, and is finished with chainstitch runoff for a true dress-to-casual piece.
Size 38 (Chest 20.5", Length 30.5")
Size 42 (Chest 22.5", Length 30.5")
Chambray Workshirt - Salt & Pepper
Inspired by a 1940’s Workshirt, this extremely versatile piece is made in a salt and pepper black selvedge chambray that has a lightweight denim feel and reads like a unique charcoal. Staying true to the original, this shirt boasts signature details like a button tab collar, patch chest pockets, melamine buttons, and chainstitch runoff to create an historic style staple.
Size 38 (Chest 20", Length 31")
Size 42 (Chest 22", Length 31")
Officer Dress Chino
One of the most iconic WWII era garments that became popular amongst American youth culture, these Officer Dress Chino’s epitomize the period in a crisp mercerized cotton twill fabric, interior lining and pocket bags in an olive herringbone twill, and corozo buttons paired with classic khaki pant elements like the button fly, and the slash front and welted back pockets.
Size 32 (Waist 15", Thigh 13", Ankle 8.5", Inseam 33.5")
Biltmore Khaki Pant
Inspired by one of the original major market trousers, the Biltmore Khaki was made by Levi’s in the 1930’s. Hallmarking the vintage, this piece comes in a heavily washed twill cloth with suspender buttons on the interior waistband, a button fly, slash front and welted back pockets, and even a Heller’s Café woven label recreated with the appropriate script and palette.
Size 32 (Waist 15", Thigh 12.5", Ankle 8.5", Inseam 35")
KHAKI DENIM WORK PANT - Raw
While the original is a mystery, these Work Pants from the 1920’s are as classic as they get with a unique, light brown dyed selvedge denim that makes for a breathable and durable twill with a pronounced texture. Using workwear elements of rivetted suspender buttons and adjustable waist cinches combined with distinctive pocketing and stitching make for a style enigma that will offer a subtle sophistication to heritage ensembles.
Size 32 (Waist 16", Thigh 13", Ankle 9", Inseam 36")
KHAKI DENIM WORK PANT - Washed
Size 32 (Waist 16", Thigh 12.5", Ankle 9", Inseam 33")
KHAKI DENIM WORK PANT - Distressed
Size 32 (Waist 15.5", Thigh 12.5", Ankle 9", Inseam 32.5")
DENIM WORK JEAN - Raw
This straight leg Work Jean comes from an 1890’s Nonpareil workwear trouser and is made in a selvedge denim with a host of exceptional pocketing elements and details. The traditional workwear buckled back design is balanced with oversized and curved back pockets, decorative front pocket stitching, a perfectly shaped pocket watch, and button fly front for a piece that will stand out as a vintage classic rarity.
Size 36 (Waist 18.5", Thigh 13.5", Ankle 9.5", Inseam 35") - SOLD OUT
DENIM WORK JEAN - Washed
Size 32 (Waist 16", Thigh 12", Ankle 8.5", Inseam 32.5")