Here's a little bit about our company, its history and the team behind Rocket Originals for those who don't know us.
We are a just a small family team of 3, and we live and work on the outskirts of Sheffield, which is in South Yorkshire, in the UK. We’ve always preferred the styles from the 1940’s and 50’s, whether it’s clothing, cars or furniture, as well as the music. For us it’s not something we’ve just got into or started to like, it’s these eras that we’ve been passionate about for over 40 years now, since we were in our teens.
We're predominantly web based, and also trade at various events, including some of the largest weekenders in the UK, and occasionally abroad. We are not a new business; having originally formed back in 1988; we sold our own brand of screen printed T.Shirts (which we printed ourselves), vintage American clothing and also reproduction clothing and footwear. We didn’t have a website back then, but we worked at loads of events regularly here in the UK and sold via mail order.
There are a lot more businesses nowadays dealing in 1940’s/50’s styles compared to years ago, so there’s lots of competition out there. It would be nice to think Rocket Originals can continue as we are now, bringing out more unique and authentic reproduction footwear and clothing for as long as we want to - hopefully until we choose to retire!