It’s a golden age for men’s vintage in midtown: Best of KC 2019
Our annual Best of Kansas City 2019 issue is out now. Go grab a copy. Alternatively, you can browse the results of the readers’ poll here. The issue also includes a list, compiled and written by The Pitch’s editorial staff, shouting out some of our current favorite things about KC. We’ll be publishing these items online throughout the month of October.
On a bike ride sometime this spring, we crossed Southwest Trafficway in midtown and noticed a new shop with some ‘90s-era baseball caps in the window. We made a mental note and returned a week later, thinking maybe we’d snag a snapback for summer. We discovered a (mostly) men’s vintage shop overflowing with amazing pieces—a Ricky Skaggs tour shirt, an MC Sporting Goods fishing hat, a white polyester Jim Eisenreich Royals jersey, pastel Nike windbreakers, a big, blue Lands’ End travel bag from the early 1990s. An entire rack of Ralph Lauren polo knits. The deals were so solid, and the selection so well-curated, that we literally considered the possibility we might be getting punked. We bought at least 15 wardrobe-altering items, and the bill came to something like $140. We came back a week later and dropped another $75.
Having cleaned this place out of (almost) everything we wanted that fits us, we now feel comfortable sharing the secret. This place is called McFly’s, and it’s located at 3701 Southwest Trafficway, on the corner of a one-story commercial strip that also includes Freshwater. It’s easily the most affordable men’s-oriented vintage shop in KC, but we’d also recommend a few other stylish newcomers in midtown. Reset opened this summer at 8 Westport Road (just around the corner from Oddly Correct) and caters to sneakerheads and the Supreme set as well as seekers of vintage Chiefs gear and Simpsons shirts. And for the deep-pocketed (or just deeply committed) heads, WyCo Vintage now has a storefront at 3535 Broadway where you can buy Yeezys and $200 Jane’s Addiction original tour shirts. Retail ain’t easy in 2019, lord knows, so go browse these racks and help support a livelier cityscape and community in KC.