Everything Old is Cool Again

by guestofaguest · January 7, 2008

 barking irons

[Photo from Hypebeast]

Vintage clothing...a look that will never go out of style.  Who doesn't love wearing a piece of history on their sleeve?   The only problem?  Garnering enjoyment out of donning something that smells like the Goodwill all day, you usually grow out of after college, when you become a grown up and start to "visit" St. Mark's place, but no longer aspire to reside there.  It makes perfect sense to us that brands such as, What Comes Around Goes Around, have risen in popularity, offering refurbished vintage goods as well as old materials mixed with new to create fresh results to all the old hipster "youths" out there.

This brings us to one of our favorite New York representations of this trend: Barking Irons. The brand was created in 2003 by the Cassarella brothers, and  adorns patrons in 19th century images from old world New York. Think Daniel Day Lewis in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York with their image of the Five Points, the notorious slum of Manhattan. Or pay homage to the city’s finest with the image of the Honey Bees, one of New York’s most renowned fire departments. The Chase brothers from Entourage have caught on (pictured above sporting the designs), and so should you.