Monday, 17 October 2011


Meet Monty. He's the only true gentleman in The Vintage Store team. He's always dressed to impress and this week is no different, sporting a rather festive knit (complete with skiing scene), CPO check jacket (the perfect autumnal layer) and WWII backpack. Whatta man.

We've just reduced all of our CPOs in our mid-season sale, to make way for what promises to be an exciting delivery of menswear next week. 'Hold on a minute!' I hear you cry in dismay... 'What the bloody hell is a CPO shirt anyway?!' Good question dear reader! CPO stands for Chief Petty Officer, and were shirts within the US Navy to be worn by a master sergeant. Traditionally a dark navy flannel shirt for ceremonial dress, they were made from a light weight pressed wool which sheds sea water and rain. Pretty nifty huh?!

Now you can buy them in a whole heap of colours and patterns and we have some really awesome pieces, including 70s Canadian-made checked ones, wonderful Woolrich and Pendleton pieces, and the more modern pieces with hoods for that quintessentially East London grunge look. But make haste! Due to the newly dropped price (and temperature!) they are selling fast.

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