Lightning Archives Vintage Workwear


Lightning Archives Vintage Workwear documents the history of workwear, with a focus on American work clothes from the early-to-mid 20th Century. It is published by Lightning Japan and features around 250 pages full of high quality photographs of vintage pieces from some of the world’s most renowned collectors.

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About Lightning Archives Vintage Workwear

Lightning Archives Vintage Workwear is the definitive guide to classic American workwear from the early-to-mid 20th century. Curated by Lightning Magazine, Japan’s most authoritative men’s fashion and culture magazine, this high quality, heavyweight publication features around 250 pages that document workwear throughout the century. It features high quality photography of tonnes of vintage pieces from some of the world’s most renowned collectors and is a must-have coffee table book for any vintage workwear or denim aficionado.

The names and details of the pieces featured are written in English and there’s some Japanese descriptive text.




Lightning Magazine is the best known Japanese heritage and counterculture magazine. Using inspiration from mid-20th century Americana, there’s a focus on vintage and repro clothing, and a focus on the lifestyle that surrounds it.

The magazine covers everything from fashion, music, watches, art, design, surfing, food, classic cars and motorcycles. On top of their regularly published issues, Lightning also produce anthology issues which focus on a specific concept or theme. The knowledge that goes into these magazines, along with the quality of production, mean that they quickly become collectable.

Among the many concepts covered in these special issues, our favourites include vintage workwear, leather jackets and vintage outdoor archive.

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