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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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Fashion of the 1930s at the FIT Museum

February 10, 2014

Fashion Of The 1930s At The FIT Museum

Curator G. Bruce Boyer says that modern fashion began in the 1930s. His new exhibit, at the FIT Museum in…

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Crazy Stuff on eBay

February 5, 2014

Crazy Stuff On EBay

I spend a lot of time digging up auctions for our eBay Roundup and Inside Track posts. Sometimes, when I want…

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A Grand Rehabilitation

January 28, 2014

A Grand Rehabilitation

I have an old polo coat that I love. It weighs ten tons, is warm as all heck, and I…

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Vintage Leather Belts

January 23, 2014

Vintage Leather Belts

I’m not as experienced as Jesse it when it comes to thrifting, but I do enjoy going to thrift stores….

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Abercrombie Adventures: Christmas, 1959

January 13, 2014

Abercrombie Adventures: Christmas, 1959

I recently obtained a stash of Abercrombie & Fitch store catalogs from the 1950s. If you don’t know, A&F wasn’t…

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A stunning 1930s Chesterfield coat

January 2, 2014

A Stunning 1930s Chesterfield Coat

Giuseppe from An Affordable Wardrobe found a stunning 1930s Chesterfield coat in a thrift. The collar was shredded – but…

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Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles, grocery shopping in Los Angeles

December 21, 2013

Peter Bogdanovich And Orson Welles, Grocery Shopping In Los Angeles

Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles, grocery shopping in Los Angeles. 1970.

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Where Does Stuff Go?

December 14, 2013

Where Does Stuff Go?

Some of my best vintage finds have been at estate sales. If you’re lucky (or smart) enough to find a…

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Steve McQueen jackets

December 11, 2013

Steve McQueen Jackets

There’s been some buzz on the web about the auction of some Steve McQueen-related film items, like his jacket from…

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There’s Nothing More Classic Than A Pea Coat

December 2, 2013

There’s Nothing More Classic Than A Pea Coat

I bought my pea coat at a yard sale in Portland. I was in high school – maybe 15 or…

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Updated Backpacks

December 2, 2013

Updated Backpacks

Put This On is on record as against backpacks with suits (a position I stand by–it usually looks silly and…

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The amazing sports uniform blog Uni Watch

November 17, 2013

The Amazing Sports Uniform Blog Uni Watch

The amazing sports uniform blog Uni Watch has a great set of scans from a 1965 varsity jacket catalog. (In…

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