A truly vintage t-shirt means tubular knit. It’s old-school, but to the t-shirt connoisseur, there is NO alternative. The absence of side-seams yields comfort that is unrivaled. It is the original way to produce a t-shirt and the hall-mark of 1950’s style t-shirts.
Like the original tees of the 50’s our tees are all done using the same tubular construction with no side seams adding an incredible fit and durability. The shoulders and neck are taped, which adds effort to construction, but provides an extra touch of structure to the garment. In addition we have added double-needle stitching at the sleeves and bottom hem to make it extra durable. Lastly set-in sleeves and a 7/8” set-in rib-collar has been added, which means no visible seams along the neck and shoulders.
Done in a sturdy and robust 100% cotton, knitted with a 18/1 threadwidth and preshrunk so it stays true-to-size by reducing shrinkage.
The motif has been screen printed using Plastisol ink and heat pressed to our tees in our Copenhagen studio.
Inspired by the Cowichan-style sweater characterized by the heavy knit, shawl collar and distinctive design, which usually includes geometric shapes or wildlife such as whales, eagles, deer, etc.
If you’re not familiar with the term Cowichan, you’re almost certainly familiar with the style. These sweaters have been worn by everyone from Steve McQueen to The Dude in The Big Lebowski. More than just chunky knits with expressive designs, however, they’ve also got some deep history.
True Cowichans are made by Coast Salish knitters in British Columbia, Canada. As the story goes, the sweater style comes out of a cultural exchange in the 1850s, between natives in the Cowichan Valley and European settlers.
Our take has a more 70s emphasis and incorporates two smaller bronc motifs on the front and one large bronc on the back, to add a more western lean to it. Instead of the zipped front commonly used for this sweater style we opted for real leather braided buttons.
The Bolero jacket tracks its origin back to twelfth-century Spain where cattle herders wore low-crowned hats, bolero jackets, sashes, tight-fitting trousers, and spurred boots. The dress of gauchos and vaqueros may have originated in Spain but new articles of dress were added because of the various environments in which cattle herders performed their work.
The Vaqueros of Mexico is considered the most direct ancestor of the American cowboy and in the cultural and technological merge between native tribes, Spanish and Northern European settlers in the North American South West, a new form of dress developed into what is defined present day western wear.
The traditional Bolero jacket is short or waist-length due to its horseback heritage and adorned with embroiders and embellishments. The 50 and 60s versions were usually done in Rayon twill, however we opted for 350gsm 100% wool fabric in our “winter” edition.
Other features are:
The Sneum RRR Concho Leather Belt is inspired by those worn and made by Navajo Native Americans of the Southwest. Our version is based on what would be classified as a Phase III belt from around the 1930s and features five large oval conchos and four large butterfly conchos with combination of repoussé and stamping.
The large main buckle has been given the iconic embossed leaf-shapes that are further emphasized by covering their surfaces with stamped impressions.
Both the conchos and main buckle are silver-plated, custom stamped, that will develop a natural patina with age. Likewise they are removable and can be made in to a “regular” belt according to preferences.
Hand made in England, the belt strap has been vegetable-tanned and been given a unique treatment to obtain an aged look which is an intentional feature of the belt and no two straps are completely alike. In addition the strap fastens around the buckle using leather string just like the old original concho belt straps.
Belt strap width is 21mm
Oval conchos measurements are: W: 71,5mm x H: 60mm
Butterfly conchos measurements are: W: 32,8mm x H: 60mm
The SNEUM RRR 27” selvedge bandana combines traditional bandana paisley with 70s cowboy iconography.
Like most traditional 1940s-1970s bandanas, the RRR version features three sides machine-hemmed and one side using the fabric selvedge.
The print is made on an all-cotton plain weave selvedge fabric base, using colorfast indigo dye. A discharge printing technique guarantees that both sides display the graphic with equal sharpness and vibrance.
For that extra cowboy feel we opted for a slightly larger square size than the average of 27 x 27 inches to provide more material for crafting
Discharge printed for equal graphic sharpness on both sides
Fabric selvedge featured on one side, with other three edges finished with narrow stitched hem
Slightly above average dimensions of 27” x 27” to provide extra crafting material
Colorfast indigo dyed
Milled and printed in India, the birthplace of the bandana
With the distinct Smile Pockets slanted with arrow detail, Shotgun cuffs, contrasting piping, and contrasting yoke and cuffs, this shirts pays homage to the classic true west ranch wear tradition.
Smile pockets slanted with arrow detail
Five-snap-button Shotgun cuffs
Scovill® round snap buttons
Contrasting yokes and cuffs
Long tails - so that shirts don’t pull loose while on horseback
Edge stitching using fine thread and extra high Stitching Per Inch (SPI)