Category Archives: Main Street Mercantile

The Bomber Jacket – Always in Fashion

The Irvin Jacket – Cold Weather Bomber Jackets

The comfortable roomy jacket with the waist hugging hem and versatile function has made yet another comeback in the 2020s. Just check out some of the Best Jackets lists throughout the fashion world. The new Gucci, Paul Smith and John Elliott jackets for 2020 prove the bomber’s appeal is still world-wide. Year after year, decade after decade, the bomber jacket appears at the top of outerwear fashion trends. Widely popular and considered a staple of any fashion closet, this respectable jacket proves anything but staid. So, how did it get to be one of the relatively few fashion elements to remain basically unchanged and yet popular enough to never truly go out of fashion?

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Vintage or Just Old?

This is the first post in a series of rants commentaries on my adventures in dressing people in vintage clothing. Bear with me. Hopefully this will be somewhat humorous and maybe a bit informative. Come into the shop and if it’s not busy, we can amuse ourselves retelling all sorts of fashion adventures. [the first picture is from My Modern Met. The link is at the bottom of this post. The last photo is really old and we’re not sure where it came from. All other photos belong to us.] Continue reading Vintage or Just Old?