Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Manager Fred Haney models the correct uniform worn by the Hollywood Stars in 1950. The Pacific Coast League's Hollywood Stars "innovated" the wearing of shorts as part of their on-field uniforms, long before the much maligned experiment of my beloved White Sox in 1976. As both the Stars and Sox discovered, shorts while lighterweight and more comfortable and damn sexy, were not ideally designed to slide into third base in. The shorts for both teams were folded in short order.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I love when my eBay items go to people who appreciate them for nostalgic personal reasons!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I'm pretty sure Jerry Jones is Lucifer, by the way.
found in Baseball Digest, December 1979
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Murad Cigarette cards, 1888-1927 and undated, from Duke University's Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920 digital collection.
These are all badass, but the hockey unis are by far the coolest thing I have seen all day. The toques are incredible!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Amazing tag, cribbed from Uniwatch, my new favorite blog. "About that May & Halas tag, Papa Bear actually ran a team-supply sporting goods store in Chicago. They sold uniforms by Wilson and King-O’Shea, a Wilson subsidiary. The Bears used Wilson or K-OS uniforms right up until the NFL decided to go with a single manufacturer. At one time Halas had his office at the store — in this book, Lamar Hunt mentions that he (Hunt) visited Chicago for a meeting with Halas “at his sporting goods store.”
Now I have to figure out where that was. Another research product. I'm definitely stealing some design elements from this one for my own use.
from this auction I did not win: 1950s Chicago Bears team jacket
Check out this beaut.
I would wear this every single day of my life including 120 degree days here in Phoenix and wear it to bed every night! Can anyone spare $1300?
Monday, December 8, 2008
Oh man, i wish i could take a peek inside this thing- WAIT: UNIWATCH has a slideshow posted- scroll down!
Sand Knit was the premiere uniform manufacturer for damn near 50 years, serving high schools and professional teams alike.
Friday, December 5, 2008
According to this site: "Dot was a woman before her time. In 1939, following up on the idea formulated by Linda Dugeau, Dot rode all over the United States looking for women who owned and rode their own motorcycles. She found 51 ladies who became the charter members of the Motor Maids of America, now known as the Motor Maids, Inc"
Argyle, giant handmade belt, drinking = a winning combination! The driver is also wearing matching argyle. Looks like a sweater vest with a work shirt underneath.
hubba la hubba la boomski! This is my kind of dame! The goggles tie the whole thing together.
Dee's wayfarers and leather jacket across her lap scream American badass. AMERICAN BADASS!
Babs is the sophisticated lady of this bunch. Her cartridge belt/purse says, "I'm a lady, but I might be packing a side arm".
American servicemen and women returning from WWII established the template for iconic rebellious style. Brando's later portrayal of Johnny in the Wild One certainly aped the pure style established by real rebels like the ones pictured above. Not sure what is going on with those crazy wide belts, but, oh boy, I'm digging them. I especially dig the one with turn signal arrows! From Life Magazine image archives dating to July 1947.