Never For Money, Always For Love

The Bob Chatt Collection – Vintage Productions

A few months back, I met a very interesting fellow named Bob Chatt, who is one of the top vintage clothing dealers in the world — Period.  At first I thought Bob was not fond of me, but he turned out to be one of the nicest people I know in the vintage business, and on top of that, he is a walking talking clothing encyclopedia — just like the person who introduced me to him, Eric Schrader.  Bob’s “Vintage Productions” showroom, located in Huntington Beach, California, is open by appointment only.

Upon arriving at Vintage Productions, located in your average industrial complex that looks like a strip mall, you have no F*&king idea what youre about to step into. Once you step foot inside, you have entered a time warp.  To the untrained eye, the clothing that lines the walls of this multi-room warehouse, seem like your average vintage clothing.  Think again. This is the best of the best, Bob doesnt play games.  I walk up to the eastern wall of the main warehouse, and point out a jacket to Bob “sir, how much is this piece here?”.  Bob responds with “well thats about $5,000″ Thats pretty much what took place all day long.  In addition to the many militaria items they carry, you can also find high-end vintage clothing; with an emphasis on men’s clothing from the 30′s through the 60′s. Their stock includes, but is not limited to, denim, work wear, souvenir jackets, bowling shirts, hawaiian shirts, etc.

Getting to know Bob, over the last couple of months, has been a pleasure.  I can spend 8 hours there with him talking about everything.  He surrounds himself with great people as well, so its always a highly entertaining trip.  Bob is also shopping a TV show about the vintage military world, so look for it on your TV in the coming months.

If you would like to set up an appointment to visit our showroom, you can contact me.

The man

A small portion of his 30,000 + patch collection

Have you ever seen this many Buddy Lee dolls? I highly doubt it

xx and buckle back Levi’s for days

Leica M8

Canon 5D

Deck jackets

Mexican Biker Rings

Borro

“Chinese Barro” (inside joke)

Whats he trying to say?

Jim Jones family Christmas Card. Amazing.  Ill leave you with that

One Response

  1. I have been checking out some of your posts and i can state pretty clever stuff. I will surely bookmark your website.

    07/02/2011 at 2:39 am

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