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AVANT Magazine Issue 2 – An Anthology of American Militaria


AVANT Magazine Issue 2 focusses on American militaria and includes interviews with key players in the heritage and vintage scenes alongside beautifully shot features and artwork. Part of a biannual collection of vintage clothing anthologies founded and compiled by Eric Maggiori.

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The story of AVANT Magazine Issue 2

AVANT Magazine Issue 2, called An Anthology of American Militaria, digs into the clothing worn by US forces during the great wars of the 20th century.

It includes conversations with with Paul Milbury, Bob Chatt, and Jeff Spielberg, three vintage dealers and collectors passionate about History and Militaria. It looks at the impact of social media on the vintage market and discusses the deontological limits associated with collecting Militaria. They explore the West Coast Militaria collectors show in Pomona, an event you definitely can’t miss if you’re a Militaria fan. This issue also teaches you how to decipher the labels attached to military garments.

AVANT Magazine is a collection of vintage clothing anthologies founded and compiled by Eric Maggiori. The biannual magazine celebrates the story of vintage clothing in the past, present and future, covering workwear and military clothing from around the world

Inside this issue

  • Discover why U.S Army and Navy factions started to wear blue denim at the beginning of 1900’s
  • Read the story of the American aviators who took intense delight in customizing their A-2 jackets with diverse patterns
  • USMC P41 : The P41 utilities are one of the most iconic military workwear uniforms of the 20th century
  • Max Sardi interview, shop manager of The Real McCoy’s London store and one of the first to share his knowledge on the Internet through the blog, Sanforized
  • Charles Lemons interview, a historian who released a collection of books called Uniforms of the Us Army Ground Forces 1939-1945, a reference for every militaria fan
  • Interview with Jeff Spielberg interview who, after more than thirty years in the business, houses one of the largest collections in the world
  • Unique cover painting by Brett Allen Johnson made exclusively for Avant Magazine
  • Memories of War: A series of WW2 pictures from Nick Soderstrom’s personal collection
  • Thirty-two rare pieces of military clothing from the collections of Eric Maggiori, Tom Gruat, and Gauthier Borsarello.


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