The Thread Locker

Ann Arbor, Michigan 609 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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The Thread Locker

Ann Arbor, Michigan | 609 Sales

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Skylar Woodman

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Skylar Woodman

Announcement    - Vintage character for a modest price. -


Last updated on Feb 4, 2018

- Vintage character for a modest price. -


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About TheThreadLocker

Sales 609
On Etsy since 2011

The Thread Locker - Vintage clothing, accessories, equipment and rarities

Registered in January 2011, forgot about Etsy until Summer 2011. The Thread Locker on Etsy's volume is small because I have a specific idea of the quality and type of items I choose to sell. I throw lots of catches back and don't sell for quantity, I sell for the type of quality my customers want and deserve.

I generally offer well crafted vintage items that were made in the USA, but sometimes offer items from Europe and Japan. The country of origin of my items is really important-I never sell merchandise from sweatshops or merchandise originating from unfair labor practicing regions of the world.

Places like China, or India are a no go, due to their corrupt and inhumane leadership, which has led to an incredible lack of oversight in garment and goods labor. I find the exploitation of the people who you swore to serve as something evil, but they do it with impunity. Much of Asia is also on my shit list for how they treat their workers, with the exception being Japan, who have been leaders in manufacturing of nearly every facet of retail and trade for decades.

I can't consider selling much of South America's merchandise, banned from The Thread Locker for the same reason- unless I can tell if it's one off, from a smaller shop.

My passions are bringing you well preserved, scarce, classic vintage items at fair prices, and the best possible customer service. Everything is 100% satisfaction guaranteed and backed by a full refund, the reason for why you returned it doesn't matter to me.

Just send the item(s) back. Every sale is a thrill, as is my repeat customer base, I try to do everything I can to make repeat customers out of anybody who buys a Thread Locker item. If you read my feedback, you will see that I have a loyal cadre of admirers.

If you're looking for something in particular, please reach out with a message. My models are tough to get a hold of and that means I often have a closet load (I have a separate closet for sale material) of items that haven't yet been shot or listed.

I'll ship anything I sell worldwide. Thanks for reading about my shop and it's truly a pleasure. -Sky

- Skylar Woodman, The Thread Locker -

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Shop members

  • Skylar Woodman

    Owner And Operator

    I’m a human services worker for a local non-profit and love my dayjob. I took my nose for finding quality vintage gear to Etsy in 2011 and it's been fun ever since.

  • Amos Arinda

    Retired Model

    Fatherhood and 3-4 jobs colluded to force Amos into retirement from modeling for The Thread Locker.

  • Jerome David Magumba Balimunkwe

    Retired Model

    Shy but handsome model for The Thread Locker 2012-13.

  • Pete Woodman


    My amazing brother, best friend, and tall model for The Thread Locker. He's also a computer wizard.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2020
Thanks so much for checking out my shop! New items go up monthly or weekly, unless things are slow. If I sold everything I found that I was unsure of, I'd have hundreds of items sitting in the store.

I'm not that kind of seller.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I'll refund your money if you don't like your item. I have perfect feedback and I work to keep it that way. I ask that you cover return shipping, though. I try to accurately describe my items and because they're all vintage, some pre-owned, this is of paramount importance to the both of us.
Direct Credit Card Checkout, Paypal, Mailed Money Order- those are all good.

I'll even hold an item for you if you can't yet afford it, but you're worried it'll sell. Just ask.

Hell, I'm even open to trades. If you think you have something I should have and I've listed something that should be yours- It might be fun.
I generally ship Priority Mail- (I've found that it usually costs a dollar or so more, for much quicker service). For anything traveling outside the US, Priority International is also what I usually use.

Overseas estimates are usually higher than what I pay to ship- this is done to insulate me against having to pay for high worldwide shipping costs as a result of underestimating when I list.

I refund ANY unused postage, as I have hundreds of times here at The Thread Locker.

If this policy is at all unclear, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'll be able to review and explain, at any time.