Lot, Stock & Barrel
Lot, Stock and Barrel is a rad uncle’s closet. From vintage concert t-shirts to letterman jackets, it’s a marriage of car culture and vintage pieces sourced from East LA, Colorado,New Mexico or wherever co-owners Benjamin Phillips and Florence Tang can get first dibs on second hand items.
Directly across from The Pie Hole on Traction Ave, their industrial façade is easy to miss and often walked passed, but the intrepid downtowner can find themselves discovering a vintage clothing gem in the heart of the Arts District.
Letterman jackets are displayed in dusty hues of oranges, yellows and navies across the wall - each jacket is restored with original buttons and branded with a striking chain stitch patch.
Each patch is designed and crafted by The Chain Gang whose members consist of East LA residents, OG Tommy D, Tul and Ed. With their experiences deeply rooted in car and bike culture, these men take pride in embellishing a jacket with chain-stitched emblems that represent a member’s identity loyalty to their bike crew - these patches are not stitched for the sake of décor but rightfully earned.
The Chain Gang uses 1940s Singer sewing machines which hand crank and foot pedal technology hasn't changed since first being introduced in the early 1900s.
Always at the ready with a fridge full of beer, Lot, Stock and Barrel has a great vibe to shop for one of a kind, hand crafted fashion. Find them in the Arts District, hiding in plain sight.
Janica De Guzman