#124: Mello Yello
If you’re in the neighborhood, there’s a great new vintage shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Neal Mello opened up his eponymous outpost a few months ago on Grand Street; he’s an alum of Double RL and What Comes Around Goes around so for some of you, ’nuff said. He has a fantastic selection of casual American vintage with friendly prices and co-runs the shop with Stanley, a lil’ Bulldog puppy with a penchant for ankles.
Website and business cards forthcoming…
I picked up a pair of shorts and a sweatshirt. Also, Neal seems to have the market cornered on vintage sweatpants, something I haven’t seen anyone else focus on, and they are all beautiful (as beautiful as sweatpants can be), perfectly heather’d and weathered.
Late 1930’s/40’s khaki gym shorts. Intended for boys, but with an inseam that seems daring 70 years later, maybe better suited for a gal.
Sturdy cotton and nice metal hardware.
B-ball back in the day.
McGregor sweatshirt, made in or around 1976 (RN number calculation from tag) but special in that it has a “V” detail reminiscent of the 1930’s. It appears to have not been worn and has an aesthetically appealing proportion, but what got me good is the visible McGregor branding which I have never seen like this before; McGregor was known mostly for their zip-front jackets in the 40’s and 50’s. As if I don’t have a drawer full of gray sweatshirts already but I love this purdy addition to the pile.
Classic 1940’s McGregor jackets
Big up to Neal for doing what he’s doing. Happily supporting arbiters of good taste n’ vintage!