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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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Ebbets Field Flannels Sweater Jackets

November 16, 2013

Ebbets Field Flannels Sweater Jackets

Ebbets Field Flannels just announced these stunning sweater-jackets. They’re based on a vintage model from the 1930s found in a…

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Back In Stock: Vintage Rayon Pocket Squares

November 1, 2013

Back In Stock: Vintage Rayon Pocket Squares

I spent about a year collecting rayon from the 1940s and 50s to make our collection of vintage rayon pocket…

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Cary Grant’s sunglasses are the coolest item of clothing ever

October 12, 2013

Cary Grant’s Sunglasses Are The Coolest Item Of Clothing Ever

Slate says Cary Grant’s sunglasses in North by Northwest are the coolest item of clothing ever.

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