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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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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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