19 January 2012
Capsule: Orange Crush Exports
Vintage dealer Jess Tart takes me back to 1970's Colorado Springs and a friend who was so laid back I don't think he had a pulse. His favorite expression, "Bummer, but it's cool" was American poetry to me. Jess has managed to create a Mischianza of vintage American poetry that suits my, "Fox Terrier on Jolt" attention span just fine.
Jess operates out of Tacoma and probably teethed on army surplus seeing his Dad is George Tart of Tart in Olympia. All the designers know Jess. You should too. I have never seen so many Filson Cruisers in one place, and from every decade back to the '40s, all in various stages of frayed and fried patina.
Give him a ring and he'll spell out the ground rules. There was something about a $1,500 minimum if you want to shop the warehouse. Bummer, but it's cool.
Orange Crush Exports, (253) 565-6887, firstname.lastname@example.org