May 26, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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Legendary vintage collector Larry McKaughan showcases a never seen before look at his prized collection of rare vintage finds in his new book “Vintage King.”
When it comes to vintage clothing collectors, they don’t come more serious than Larry McKaughan. For more than 20 years, the vintage enthusiast has pioneered and set the standard in the vintage market and reproduction garment industry, paving the way for the slew of “heritage” inspired brands the world over. As one of the most highly respected collector’s in America, Larry’s “Heller’s Cafe” archive has served as the inspiration or starting point for many brands such as Ralph Lauren, Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch to name just a few. His vast and extraordinarily unique collection will make most revered collectors cry. He is the real deal.
This year Larry is opening up the vault to fans and designers alike with a 240 page book loaded with some of the most interesting and hard to find pieces from his extensive collection. Starting with a short intro and interview with the man himself and the Heller’s Cafe brand, the contents follows with a selection of topics that range from major brands, military clothing, boro and unused deadstock through to specific categories like overalls & coveralls and work shirts. Each category is beautifully laid out and packed with glossy images and descriptive text (printed in Japanese unfortunately) and the selection of denim throughout is unrivalled. The book is a must’ve for any serious vintage heads and the perfect addition to Larry’s King of Vintage book from Rin Tanaka.
Pick up you copy of Vintage King here.
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