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Sweater weather is here!

December 3, 2014

Sweater Weather Is Here!

fordlibrarymuseum: Sweater weather is here! President Ford sported this hand-knitted “WIN” patterned pullover supporting the Whip Inflation Now campaign during…

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Beauty, Truth, and Beat-up Boots

October 23, 2014

Beauty, Truth, And Beat-up Boots

“Another question comes up, of course: are things ‘beautiful’ which are not intended as such, but which are created in…

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I only occasionally wear vintage these days

October 21, 2014

I Only Occasionally Wear Vintage These Days

I only occasionally wear vintage these days, but I love looking at it. Above are a few snapshots I took…

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Some truly spectacular Western shirts

October 21, 2014

Some Truly Spectacular Western Shirts

Among the many pieces at the Vintage Fashion Expo in Los Angeles this past weekend were some truly spectacular Western…

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Vintage Fashion Expo

October 21, 2014

Vintage Fashion Expo

I attended the Vintage Fashion Expo this past weekend here in Los Angeles. It’s a semi-annual affair that brings together…

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Repeat Performance Vintage

September 11, 2014

Repeat Performance Vintage

Lately I’ve been indulging my love of vintage menswear by paging through the mid-century vintage section of eBay, looking for…

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John F. Kennedy in SI, 1960

July 12, 2014

John F. Kennedy In SI, 1960

I was going through the garage of an estate sale this morning, and happened upon this old issue of Sports…

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Consider Vintage Ray Bans

June 19, 2014

Consider Vintage Ray Bans

The price of sunglasses can be pretty ridiculous nowadays, ranging anywhere from $150 to $750 for well-known brand names. And…

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Discovered: The Oldest Trousers Known

June 3, 2014

Discovered: The Oldest Trousers Known

Discovered: The Oldest Trousers Known These are 3000-year-old Central Asian pants, worn by horse-riding nomadic people. A generous seat and…

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A pair of men’s stockings from the late 18th or early 19th century

May 26, 2014

A Pair Of Men’s Stockings From The Late 18th Or Early 19th Century

Via the Cooper-Hewitt design blog, a pair of men’s stockings from the late 18th or early 19th century. Surprisingly, they’re…

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Militaria and surplus shops online

May 3, 2014

Militaria And Surplus Shops Online

One of my favorite ways to waste time is browsing through militaria and surplus shops online. These days, your average…

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Incredible embroidered silk nightcap

March 5, 2014

Incredible Embroidered Silk Nightcap

This incredible embroidered silk nightcap was worn by an Englishman in the middle of the 16th century. According to the…

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Abandoned Republic

March 4, 2014

Abandoned Republic

Abandoned Republic, a blog all about Banana Republic, back when it was cool, has a wonderful scan of a 1985…

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Roundup of Carl Van Vechten’s portraits of Harlem figures of the 1940s

February 12, 2014

Roundup Of Carl Van Vechten’s Portraits Of Harlem Figures Of The 1940s

There are some truly stunning photos in this roundup of Carl Van Vechten’s portraits of Harlem figures of the 1940s,…

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