Vintage 211 (and photo fun with Bob)

One of the perhaps lesser-known antique/vintage stores in Gloucester is Vintage 211 (211 East Main St., open Fri-Sun 11am-6pm), aka “Bob and Dave’s place”.

It’s right across the street from Scout Vintage Finds, so it’s easy to visit both at once! They also have similar hours, which is convenient for planning.

I heard about this store by word of mouth, and I’m glad I did!  Bob stocks a wide variety of things, but is unique in having a focus on men’s vintage (and not) clothes, and wool sweaters.  Other stores I’ve visited for this series of posts have some mens’ clothes, but no one else really has it as a special focus; most often, there are as many or much more women’s clothes than men’s. Here are a few photos of the many things in stock:

And Bob is a really nice guy, too. He actually looks a lot like an uncle on my father’s side of the family, at least in this photo:

The prices are good, in some cases excellent! I ended up buying some things while there… Including a great green corduroy coat, with a tie that Bob gave me as a gift:

and a leather coat which he sold me for $30, at least a 90% discount compared to buying new (and it is in like-new condition).  Since he is also a photographer, we had some fun… I pulled a “Game of Thrones” pose on a wicker chair in the store and Bob snapped some photos. He’s really good at it! I had some fun with them afterwards in Photoshop:

I like this one because it looks like I’m thinking something devious, when really Bob just said, “Look over that way!” and snapped a shot…

Matthew Green

6 thoughts on “Vintage 211 (and photo fun with Bob)

  1. Thanks for this info. I am always driving by these places and thinking I need to stop and check them out. Now I have an idea whats in there and probably will.

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  2. I scored “Big Time” at Vintage 211. The “brand new”, unworn Stetson and mink beret are out of this world cool. Sweaters, shirts, shoes, antiques, bags, art,furniture…..This is a great SCORE!

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  3. I agree. I have bought many things over the past few years, especially sweaters, Many are hand made wool. Mostly in like new condition. I enjoy stopping in even just to schmooze. Bob and Dave are fun to talk to. Check it out.

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