|Rocket Originals was originally formed back
in 1988 and after a break of a number of years (and also due to redundancy
from a "normal" job) we're back! Our on-line shop opened in 2006.
We're based in Sheffield in the U.K. We've been collecting and wearing
vintage clothing from the 1940's and 1950's and been on the "scene" for over
30 years now since when were teenagers - and we don't intend to change now.
As for our business, we have our own range of Rocket Originals' shoes for
men and women manufactured, we're very fussy in trying to get things right
(yep, we drive our manufactures up the wall at times!) and try to get them
as possible, they're made from original patterns in most cases.
The men's shoes are all made here in England, as are our men's socks and
belts. We're proud to be doing our bit in helping keep our British
industries alive and try, whenever possible, to have our stock manufactured
in good old
Our ladies sweaters are also manufactured in England. All the designs are
taken from vintage knitting patterns, and one of the companies we use still
has a vintage mechanical knitting machine, so we have some of ours knitted
(very authentic!) We get asked "don't you knit them yourselves" - well, no
we don't (we can't knit that well, it would take forever and wouldn't look
nearly as neat!)
As well as selling through our website we like to get out there and meet
people and sell at various events, and we'll be having a stall at quite a
few weekenders etc this year, which will be listed on our homepage as and
when they come
along. We also have an eBay shop.