Our Top 5 Vintage Comebacks
The revival of workwear and utility style clothes has exploded in the past few years. In Britain, the nostalgia of the 80’s and 90’s may have driven people to find new ways of expressing their heritage through their clothing and the trend is hugely popular. Workwear is exactly what it says it is, clothing that people wear to work. The massive demand for items like chore jackets and utility vests has saturated the vintage/second-hand market and it continues to reflect the mentality of working class, manual workers and labour. As well as this, the clothing is often very hard wearing and therefore is a practical choice amongst skaters! Firstly catering for work forces in America, brands like Dickies and Carhartt are now highly sought after on selling pages like DEPOP. Similarly, the rise in camouflage and hunting patterns has become apparent in both vintage and modern fashion. At BULK the rise in popularity of these kinds of garment have pushed us provide whole bales full of European workwear and utility style clothing from utility trousers to hunting shirts.
First it was mom jeans, then came straight leg and looser fitting styles, jeans have and always will be a classic wardrobe staple. The 90’s jeans that pass through BULK remind us of that casual, effortless 90’s style that many high-street/ online stores have tried to replicate. At BULK, iconic brands like Levi’s, Lee, Wrangler and Calvin Klein come through on the daily! The things we look out for are Levi’s ‘Capital E’ tab which first appeared in in 1936 and ran until 1971, it’s a real treasure to find these. In the late 80’s and 90’s the Silver Tab was introduced and it’s since become synonymous with Levi’s baggy grunge denim. Levi’s 501’s are an iconic part of the brand, the original patent being granted in 1871. Since then it’s become their trademark design and has withstood the test of time. To find out whether your 501’s are true vintage, take a look at whether the denim is selvedge and remember to keep a look out for those big E’s.
Classic vintage cord
is an absolute essential in our opinion. The colours, the styles and the fits make it such a versatile wardrobe staple. Corduroy shirts worn oversized offer the perfect answer to a summer over coat, in winter it’s an extra cosy layer. It rose in popularity as cord jeans and dungarees became a firm favourite but we think it’s here to stay. Whether a pair of paisley patterned flares or a pastel jumbo cord shirt, corduroy adds texture and style to any outfit. At BULK we offer a huge range of pre-loved corduroy garments, from dungarees and skirts to 90’s shirts and trousers.
Pro-sport & Starter Jackets
We’ve seen first-hand how pro sport has blown up in vintage reselling. From 90’s starter jackets to USA pro sport sweaters, these are definitely up there with the best-selling vintage in the game. Pro sport is hugely popular in our handpick area and is one of the most requested items in our video handpick. We get loads of collectable pieces coming through at BULK which guarantees reseller profits. Starter jackets are a must have and are essential for that statement 90’s look. We love an embroidered starter jacket, brilliantly adorned with USA pro sports team logos and spell outs like Chicago Bulls, Dolphins and Gators. Hoodies, sweaters and t-shirts are also a firm favourite, with graphic prints and sports memorabilia being big sellers.Whatever your pro-sports needs, BULK has a mix for you!
A classic 90’s statement, dungarees make putting an outfit together an absolute dream. Wheth
er you pair them with a graphic tee or patterned shirt, it’s so easy to look 90’s cool with minimal effort. Whether it’s striped cotton or denim Dickies, the versatility of dungarees is unmatched. We have a massive range of branded and unbranded dungarees at BULK. From Carhartt to Tommy Jeans, the selection in our handpick and in our sacks are great!