While "dubs" and "threads" continue in American usage, this evocative "vines" appears to have fallen from favour since its first recorded usage in the Baltimore Sun.
PUNNING NAMES for shops should be a capital offence. Hairdressers ("The Mane Event") and chiropodists ("Feetures") are particularly guilty. More stylish will be my new, upscale chain: Vines. No, this is not an entrant in the wine market, but a men's outfitters - and a tribute to Miles Davis. According to Amiri Baraki (the poet LeRoi Jones), "old-time Miles Davis worshippers have always dug Davis's vines" - that is, the clothes which hung impeccably upon him, those which he sported before they took as wild a turn as his music.