It's important to carry on family traditions, even if it is difficult to spank yourself with enough velocity to really teach yourself a lesson. Pursuing the family biz with or without a red backside, Officials Vintage.
Opened by a sports gear/classic hip-hop enthusiast who grew up working in his father's antique shop (and whose sister runs a vintage shop in SF), OV's a concrete-floored store-front stuffed with nothing newer than-'94 deadstock, and barely-worn collectible teamwear plus other threads gathered over years of running a successful business on eBay...oh, so he's the one! Highlights include local team tops (a Supersonics '79 championship tee that bizarrely features peach ringers, a UW sweatshirt from the '92 Rosebowl), tons of snap-back hats (a Dr. J-era 76ers joint, a corduroy blue/yellow Mariners number), plus '90s-fave Starter jackets including one arted with San Francisco 49ers Legends like Dwight Clark, Randy Cross, and "Alex Smith Can Play Quarterback". Not-sports gear ranges from vintage Pendleton flannels, to super-rare Malcolm X baseball caps from Spike's 40 Acres And A Mule co., to athletic socks knitted w/ the Seattle skyline, to a yellow/blue "Snow Beach" pullover made famous when Raekwon wore it in the video for "Can It All Be So Simple" that was once listed on eBay for $5,000 -- notably because he didn't spill any C.R.E.A.M. on it.
OV also stocks a small selection of current gear from local streetwear slingers Life of Villains, and People's Republic of Clothing, plus they're planning to launch an in-house line of graphic tees that'll be available in colorways matching the team colors of the Seahawks and the Mariners, who know better than anyone what to wear while getting spanked.