Officially Announcing: BLACK FRIDAY THE 13TH POP UP SHOP PHILLY!

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PHILADELPHIA AREA, we are proud to officially announce: Black Friday the 13th Pop Up Shop Philly! Rare Vintage Wear, Creative Players and Philly Hats have come together under The Legendary Project to put on an exclusive holiday shopping event! The one-of-a-kind pop up shop will feature exclusive items, live performances, giveaways and so much more.

We invite everyone to come out and support a collective of young entrepreneurs and artists who have teamed up in support of each other. Many exclusive items will be for sale including custom headwear, vintage jerseys, vintage clothing, streetwear clothing, sneakers, and vintage collectibles. If you’re looking for a unique and original gift this holiday season, Black Friday the 13th is the sale for you!

Along with several other vendors, we will be hosting a hip hop cypher featuring emcee’s from the Philadelphia area. The cypher will showcase many talented artists and will be judged by a special surprise guest!

To add to the excitement, we will also be having free giveaways and raffles each hour. In addition, any customer who makes a purchase from the three host vendors will be entered in a raffle to win A FREE CUSTOM WEBSITE courtesy of EVLIO Web Design.

Black Friday the 13th Pop Up Shop takes place at the American Dreaming Magazine Building located at 618 N Front Street, Philadelphia PA. It opens Friday December 13th at 5 PM and closes Midnight.

We would love to see you all there!

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Rare Vintage Wear Black Friday Sale! 20% OFF THE ENTIRE SITE With Code!

Rare Vintage Wear Black Friday Sale

The holiday shopping season has officailly begun! Today marks BLACK FRIDAY 2013! To celebrate Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, were having one huge sale! Starting today, the ENTIRE SITE is 20% off when you use the discount code: SOFRESHSOCLEAN at checkout. In honor of Outkast! The sale ends Monday December 2nd at MIDNIGHT! Be sure to take advantage of this great sale, it won’t come again till next black friday!

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Say It Ain’t So! More Sleeved NBA Basketball Jerseys Leak

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The year of the sleeved jerseys isn’t coming to an end any time soon. In fact, the list of teams adopting sleeved jerseys just keeps getting longer. Today, thanks to Chris Creamer we have leaked images of 10 new sleeved jerseys. Like em or not, they’re not going away!

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2013-2014 Latin Nights Sleeved NBA Jerseys

The first set of jerseys continue the Latin Nights tradition started by the NBA several years ago. The Bulls, Spurs, Knicks, Heat, Lakers, and Suns will all sport Latin jerseys again this season. The only changes, sleeves and some sort of pattern on the back.

Minnestoa Timberwolves & Brooklyn Nets "Dodgers Tribute" Alternate Jerseys

Minnestoa Timberwolves & Brooklyn Nets “Dodgers Tribute” Alternate Jerseys

The next set of sleeved jerseys appear to be new alternates for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets. The only addition to the T-Wolves jersey are the sleeves. I actually dig the inspiration behind the Nets alternate jersey. Blue and grey tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers, very cool!

2014 Bulls & Celtics St. Patrick's Day sleeved jerseys

2014 Bulls & Celtics St. Patrick’s Day sleeved jerseys

Finally, the NBA has decided to add sleeves to the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls traditional St. Patrick’s day jerseys. Not bad, but I could do without the sleeves!

What do you think about more sleeved jerseys? As always, if you’re looking for traditional vintage NBA jerseys we have a great selection, click here to check them out! 

 

COMING SOON 2013 Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Philadelphia!

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We’re proud to announce the 2013 Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in Philadelphia! Rare Vintage Wear is joining forces with our good friends at Creative Player$ and Philly Hats to provide you with the ultimate two-day holiday shopping event. Details about the event will be released within the next week. Be sure to follow us on instagram @rare_vintage_wear and on twitter @rarevintagewear for more information. This will be the best place to get exclusive gifts for the holidays in Philly. We will also have special discounts and give-aways at the 2-day event stay tuned!!!

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Reading Royals Will Wear “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Inspired Hockey Jerseys

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Only a week ago I thought these Abe Lincoln Inspired hockey jerseys were the most bizzare sweaters to hit the ice, I was wrong! Yesterday, the Reading Royals of the ECHL unveiled their “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Holiday 2013 uniforms. Complete with knit Christmas Tree and Reindeer graphics, the jerseys will make their debut on December 14th. If you’re interested in picking one up, they’ll be for sale after the game is over at 10:30 on the Royals website. Merry Christmas!

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Rare Vintage Wear Is Vending at Snaker Pimps X DUNKXCHANGE Philly 2013!

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A HEADS UP TO OUR FANS IN THE PHILADELPHIA TRI-STATE AREA: Rare Vintage Wear is happy to announce we will be vending at Dunkxchange x Sneaker Pimps Sneaker Expo Philly 2013! That’s right if you live in the Philadelphia area we highly recommend you come check out Rare Vintage Wear in person.

The event takes place Sunday October 6th at the TLA (334 South Street) and runs from 1-6 PM. It features a live performance from Travis Scott as well!

We will be bringing a variety of rare vintage jerseys, sportswear, street wear clothing and sneakers of course! This is our first public appearance and would love to interact with our fans. Stop by the table for exclusive deals and item requests as well; we enjoy hearing your feedback and want to show off our one-of-a-kind inventory in person.

We are looking forward to DUNKXCHANGE Philly 2013 and want to thank the sponsors Sneaker Pimps, Dunkxchange, Monster Energy & Travis Scott for making the event happen. Stop by and check out the Rare Vintage Wear Table!

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Why Are More NBA Teams Adopting Sleeved Jerseys in 2013-14? The Sleeve Conspiracy

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Last season, the Golden State Warriors were the first NBA team to sport the Adidas Revolution 30 sleeved jerseys on the court. Although they only made a few appearances in the uniforms, the Warriors were one of the first NBA teams to wear sleeves on their jerseys since the inception of basketball.

Personally, I found the uniforms to be horrendous and hoped we wouldn’t have to see anything like it on an NBA court ever again. Boy was I wrong!

In 2013-14, at least three more teams will be ditching the traditional tank top jersey. The Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers have all reported they will be wearing the sleeved alternate jerseys this season. The Warriors are also adding a white-sleeved jersey to their uniform arsenal.

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I got to thinking, could this all be a conspiracy? We have heard rumors about the Miami Heat & Brooklyn Nets wearing their nicknames on jerseys this season, which is all-fine by me but why would more teams be breaking tradition and adding sleeves to their jerseys? The main reason: MORE ADVERTISEMENT SPACE!!

That’s right; More ad space! David Stern will be stepping down as NBA Commissioner this February and has already entertained the idea of placing sponsorship advertisements on player uniforms similar to European Soccer. After Stern steps down on February 1st, 2014, rumors are circulating new Commissioner Adam Silver likes the idea of having advertisements on player uniforms. Two more sleeves on the jersey equal two more prime spots to place advertisements on!

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Jersey aficionados hate the idea of advertisements being plastered on uniforms and I don’t blame them! The combination of sleeved jerseys and advertisements could usher in the historic downfall of NBA Uniform popularity and possible interfere with jersey sales. The NBA might want to rethink this one.

Check out the Nike Foamposite Doernbecher Freestyle Edition

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It was only 2 weeks when ago many sneakerheads found themselves striking out trying to acquire the Air Jordan 5 Doernbecher Freestyle edition. The sneaker is currently reselling for astronomical prices on eBay.

Tonight, Nike unveiled the entire 2013 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection. Here is the first image of the Nike Air Foamposite Doernbecher Freestyle edition. The sneaker is made up in a primarily red colorway and features graphics on the side similar to the Paranorman foamposites. Check out the first leaked image and let us know what you think of them.

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Check out the Air Jordan 10 Doernbecher Freestyle Edition

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It was only 2 weeks when ago many sneakerheads found themselves striking out trying to acquire the Air Jordan 5 Doernbecher Freestyle edition. The sneaker is currently reselling for astronomical prices on eBay.

Tonight, Nike unveiled the entire 2013 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection. Here is the first image of the Air Jordan 10 Doernbecher Freestyle edition. The sneakers are black with a hint of red and white digi camo. An eye popping design consistent with many previous Doernbecher sneakers. Check out the picture and let us know what you think.
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Nike SB x Concepts “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Dunk High; The Perfect Christmas Gift for a Sneaker Head

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Last year, Concepts brought us the extremely popular “When Pigs Fly” Nike Dunk Sb just in time for the holidays. In 2013, the Boston staple will team up with Nike once again to release a holiday inspired sneaker.

The “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Dunk already has SB heads like myself buzzing. The sneakers are perfect for any Christmas party or holdiday themed event. They feature a snowman print that closely resembles MR. 8732 aka Young Jeezy.

These are due out this Holiday season, let us know what you think about them!
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New Release: Shanghai Shen Air Jordan 5 Retro

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Jordan Brand has declared 2013 the year of the Jordan 5 retro. Several popular original colorways have already dropped alongside some new treats like the 3lab5 and the Fresh Prince editions.

Many fans are also excited to see the Laney Jordan 5’s retro for the first time this year. Much like the Black Grape 5’s, JB is set to put a spin on another classic colorway with the Shanghai Shen edition. First dubbed the “Black Laney” edition, the Shanghai Shen Jordan V retro is set to release later this year. Early buzz surrounding the kicks states they may only release in Shanghai. Stay tuned and let us know what you think of these J’s.

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Nike Air Jordan 3 88′ Black Cement to Retro Again Soon!

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Fans of the Air Jordan 3 will be happy to hear this news; the popular sneaker will once again return to stores in 2013-2014 in the famous black/cement colorway. After Nike hit us with the white/cement 3’s last year in honor of MJ’s 50th birthday, this year the black/cement will be the king of the retro’s.

It was the first time since 2003 we saw the Jordan III’s retro with the original Nike Air on the back heel tab. With the way the white/cement edition sold last year we expect Jordan Brand to hit us with another $200 price tag (I wouldn’t be surprised if they even up the price more!)

Let us know if you’re excited about this news or wish Jordan would slow down their retro overhaul.

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Early Leak: Air Jordan 5 Retro Doernbecher Edition

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After months of speculation and hype, we finally have our first images of the upcomming 2013 Air Jordan 5 Retro “Doernbecher” edition. The DB V’s were designed to celebrate the life of Issac Arzate who passed away on April 20, 2012 at the age of 12.

The sneakers are decked out in black and feature several special inscriptions all over the sneakers and behind the tongue. They also feature Issac’s number 9 on the right side. These sneakers look beautiful and are set to release later in 2013; we’re betting in October. Let us know what you think about the first images of the Air Jordan 5 Retro Doernbecher.

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Nike Air Jordan V 5 Retro “Laney” 2013 Release Date

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Sneakerheads have been craving the return of the Air Jordan V “Laney” since it dropped way back in 2000. The sneaker is an ode to Michael Jordan’s High School team the Laney Buc’s. For the first time ever, the Nike Air Jordan 5 Laney will retro in 2013.

They will release November 2nd and will retail for $160. Let us know if you’ll be picking these up!

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