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Top 10 List – Classic American Vintage Clothing

It’s a hard thing to decide on, but AMERICANA has put together for you a Top 10 List of items that anyone should have who wears vintage clothing, loves American vintage or is inspired by classic American style.
They are…

1. Blue Jeans

Levi's, Lee & Wrangler


2. Denim Jacket

Lee Storm Rider Jacket


3.Western Shirt

A Men's Western Shirt by Ely Cattleman


4. Cowboy Boots

Cowboy Boots


5. Flannel Shirt

Flannel Shirts


6. Pendleton Shirt

A Pendleton Shirt


7. Baseball Jacket

Vintage Baseball Jacket


8. Bowling Shirt

Bowling Shirt


9. Boy Scout or Work Shirt

Boy Scouts of America Shirts


10. Hawaiian Shirt

Hawaiian Shirts


You don’t have to be a cowboy or a rockabilly to pull off wearing one of these pieces in your wardrobe.  And adding any or all of these items to your look gives you instant rock ‘n’ roll street cred.

Learn more about this Top 10 List and more American classic clothes in AMERICANA‘s book, A-Z of Classic American Clothing.


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The Flannel Shirt

Wrangler Western Flannel Shirt

These days, the flannel shirt is fashionable with many diverse groups including rappers, rockabillies, grunge, rock and metal music fans, outdoorsmen, skateboarders and snowboarders.  Flannel shirts are made of a napped fabric that gains softness over time by wearing and washing.  They are almost always long-sleeve and can be in a traditional cut, jacket-style or in Western tailoring.

The Seattle-based Grunge fashion of the 1990s, with flannel shirts as part of the look, took inspiration from the traditional wear of workers of the Northwest.  Jonathan Poneman of the band Sub Pop accurately described flannel shirts as “durable and kind of timeless.” Throughout America “Flannel Fridays” are often celebrated at organizations, workplaces and clubs where everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite flannel shirt.


Flanellskjortan är en klassisk mjuk, skotskrutig skjorta som bärs av de flesta amerikaner. Flanellskjortor bars först av skogshuggare och bönder för komfort och värme.

Idag är flanellskjortor populära hos många nya grupper, till exempel rappers, rockabillies, grunge, rock och metal music fans, friluftsmänniskor, skate- och snowboarders. Flanellskjortor görs av ett luggat material som blir mjukare över tiden ju mer skjortan tvättas och slits. Flanellskjortor är nästan alltid långärmade och kan återfinnas i en traditionell skärning, skuren som en jacka eller som en Westernskjorta.

Grungemodet i Seattle på 1990-talet, med flanellskjortor som en del av looken, inspirerades av de traditionella kläderna som bärs av arbetare i Amerikas nordvästra hörn. Jonathan Poneman från bandet Sub Pop beskrev flanellskjortor som hållbara och tidlösa. Över hela Amerika firas ofta “Flannel Fridays” på arbetsplatser och klubbar då alla uppmuntras att ha på sig sin favioritflanellskjorta.

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