Never handled their stuff in person but I'm liking the look of Freenote Clothing, specifically some of their worker/utility items.....................
Nice gear. I had heard of them but assumed they were Japanese.
I can't believe I forgot to mention Levi's Vintage Clothing, a heritage brand that's somewhat hit-and-miss with their theme-driven collections. The brand's core offering is vintage-style denim—faithful reproductions that duplicate the "fit, fabric, and details" of workwear dating back to 1890. While fascinating from an historical standpoint, many of the reproductions are too high-waisted and roomy for men accustomed to modern, slimmer cuts.
In addition to selected LVC vintage denim ('47, '54 and '55 501 jeans) I own a number of LVC's Italian-made flannel shirts and some outerwear reproductions that include a 1930's Menlo Leather Jacket, a 1967 Sherpa-Lined Trucker and an iconic 1960's Suede Trucker Jacket.
Who knows? If RRL is axed maybe some of the brand's ex-designers will migrate to the Bay Area and revitalize LVC.