Monthly Archives: March 2012

AMERICANA Will Be At Helsinki Vintage This Sunday

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March 26, 2012 · 5:00 am

The Ballroom Band With Friends Kicks Off Their Menyou Tour

…with wardrobe provided by (guess who)…

Tour Schedule:

23 Mars | Södra Teatern, Stockholm (Christian Kjellvander medverkar ej)

24 Mars | Gävle teater

25 Mars | TBA

26 Mars | TBA

27 Mars | Skandia Teatern, Norrköping

28 Mars | Sigurdsgatan 25, Västerås

29 Mars | Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad

30 Mars | Vänersborgs Teater

31 Mars | TBA, (Anna Stadling medverkar ej)

14 April | Skebobrukspuben

20 April | Södra Teatern, Stockholm

25 May | Södra Teatern, Stockholm

26 May | Skottvångs Grufva, Mariefred

Go ! We promise you’ll have a great time!

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Uniform Work Shirts

By the cut and style of uniform work shirts, it’s not surprising that they have thier origins in military clothing.

After World War II, many of the G.I.’s coming home needed a sturdy and casual shirt to work in their new civilian jobs.  To fill this need, former soldiers would wear their old military shirts, which fit the bill for being well-made for hard labor, comfortable and not too fancy to mess up in their work environments.

As the trend spread, clothing manufacturers caught onto the need these blue-collar workers had and began making uniform shirts specifically for civilian jobs.  The shirts took inspiration for their tailoring and materials from military uniform shirts.  However, rank and division patches were replaced with the company’s insignia and the name of the worker.

To this day, vintage work shirts are a casual and sometimes ironic look for any urban hipster wanting to play tribute to America’s blue-collar workers.  Classics such as Red Kap, Dickies and Big Ben as well as newer brands such as Cintas, Aramark, Unitog and Flying Cross dominate the American market in uniform work shirts.

___________________________________________________________________________AMERICANA Classic Vintage has the best selection of blue-collar uniform work shirts this side of the Atlantic.

Shop for them at our store at Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm or online where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

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Did You Know? AMERICANA Has a Warehouse Store

Styrmansgatan 12, Oxelösund

We’ve expanded our warehouse store in Oxelösund.  We’re now bigger, better & cheaper with all items less than 100 crowns and all direct from the U.S.A.!

Come see us on Fridays & Saturdays!

We’re open from 14-18 on Fridays and 12-15 on Saturdays.

It’s just a little over 1 hour’s drive from Stockholm and 10 minutes from Nyköping. Take the E-4 to Nyköping and then head east on 53 to Oxelösund. We’re just next to the big Posten as you drive into town.

Telephone: +46-(0)15-519-0811

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AMERICANA Classic Vintage Store Video

[fbnotliked]Insert Your “UNLIKED” Content Here[/fbnotliked] We’re so proud of our store video made by Linnea Andersson Roden. Take a look…


_______________________________________________________________Come see AMERICANA Classic Vintage at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm for yourself.

Until then, shop us online where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

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Blue Bell

In 1897, native Tennessean C.C. Hudson left his home in Williamson County to work in the emerging textile mills of North Carolina. After his workplace closed down in 1904, he and a few of the other workers got together to form the Hudson Overall Company on South Elm Street in Greensboro, North Carolina.  After a while, the business grew with a following of laborers and railroad workers as its main clients.

Legend has it that a group of customers gave Hudson a bell, which became covered in blue denim dust, and the name of the company was changed to “Blue Bell Overall Company.” In 1936, Blue Bell introduced “Super Big Ben Overalls” made of 100% Sanforized fabric that reduced shrinkage to less than 1% after washing.  This set a new standard for the denim industry and firmly put Blue Bell on the work-wear map.

 In the 1940s, Blue Bell began to make denim jeans for cowboys and from that the “Wrangler” western wear line was born.  Today, the company continues to be known as Wrangler, but those who respect the heritage of the brand continue to refer to its Blue Bell roots.

_______________________________________________________________AMERICANA always has an amazing collection of vintage Blue Bell in our Stockholm store.

Shop us at AMERICANA Classic Vintage at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm or online where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

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