vintage VANS style #49 chukka boot mallard suede US12 black rubber scene MADE IN USA

The Mallard (play /ˈmælɑrd/ or /ˈmælərd/), or Wild Duck (Anas platyrhynchos), is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia.

now we dabbled in the mallard close to exactly 1 year ago & never did we think we would see the likes of her beauty again. her likeness & tendency to camouflage against the late 80's wave shoe box still lives in our memory. tis funny how the vintage gods work however & at times bring things full circle.

as such we were stoked to welcome back that very pair once thought lost, & this time she is not alone. it seems she migrated north with the company of an elder perhaps. we are thus pleased to offer a double team of stunning mallard suede chukkas.

vintage vans style #49 chukka boot
mallard suede
black rubber scene
made in usa circa 1988
new in box
also avail in



VANS carnaby street x TOSOTP vintage

pop down to vans london on carnaby street & check out our latest re-merchandising of our vintage archive which, over the last 2 years has become the staple spectacle in the flagship store! we have provided specimens from each decade from brand origins til the mid 90's. you may notice some never b4 seen pieces fresh from the pillow vault. it is arguably the strongest collection existing today which depicts the legacy started by the van dorens back in 1966. thanx must go out to our young apprentice steph, rich 'dickie' dawson & the guys at vans, especially charlie whom ensures our backs are not up against the wall, & instead remain off the wall!


vintage PERSOL by RATTI 829 meflecto sunglasses MADE IN ITALY 1980's

vintage persol by ratti
#829 142 95
made in italy circa 1988
new with tags

a rare beauty from the persol ratti powerhouse. a more linear frame with hard edge brow & trademark embossed lenses & meflecto flexible arms. puts the YL in style

vintage VANS style #49 chukka boot US6.5 US7 tan suede lug sole MADE IN USA

vintage vans style #52 chukka boot w/ natural sole
tan suede
ecru scene & gum lug sole
made in usa circa 1992

yet again evidence of vans being ahead of its time with poignant releases like this back in the early 90's. attention to detail deficit disorder was not an issue then & the need for speed was negated by vice like these. heavy tan suede bonded to malleable ecru rubber scene with pure crepe gum rubber lug sole. insulated lining, thick cotton lacing & d-ring techno will feed any habit!