Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
From this Gray Flannel auction.
How beautiful is this jersey? I love the timeless logos, especially the patch above which was affixed to the shorty short shorts. How frigging incredible are those stirrups? Before you fall in love, hold on to your wallet as this complete uniform is went for over $12k.
Someone needs to print that head dress logo on a t-shirt for the rest of us.
I am selling this fantastic older cheerleader sweater on ebay, and was unable to properly date it. I guessed that it was from the late 70s, based on the overall design- especially those collars.
I contacted the good folks at Dehen, the manufacturer of this garment, and they graciously and promptly confirmed that it was shown in their 1979-80 catalog. They are still going strong and still making all of their products in the US of A. Be sure to check out their site for some incredibly awesome varsity jackets that I will eventually custom order for Bulldog Vintage when we hit the big time! Thanks for the information, Dehen, and Bulldog Vintage salutes you!
Monday, March 23, 2009
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THE BEACON FALLS RUBBER SHOE COMPANY.
"The Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company was established in 1898 and is now splendidly housed.... Both water and steam power are used in the operation of the factory and there is electric connection for emergencies. That the business is today one of the most important and extensive industrial enterprises not only of Beacon Falls but of the Naugatuck valley is indicated in the fact that the company today employs fifteen hundred people, fifty-five per cent being male. They manufacture rubber boots and shoes and outing footwear. The plant has a capacity of twenty / thousand pairs of rubber shoes per day. ..Their product is sold all over the United States and also in Europe and the company has offices in Boston, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, Kansas City and San Francisco. They are represented upon the road by one hundred and ten traveling salesmen, who travel from their own branch offices. This is the main industry at Beacon Falls...The history of this organization is largely the history of Beacon Falls, for no other business enterprise has contributed in more extensive and substantial measure to the growth and commercial development of the city. "
I accidentally learned something...
Friday, March 20, 2009
Flouncy skirts and sailors' scarves are hardly conducive to fastbreaks. Fortunately, this squad seems to have a deep bench since there were apparently 32 girls on the team!
Kids always look older than their years in vintage photos, no?
Thursday, March 19, 2009
60s women's Bowling shirt
1984 Olympics t-shirt in my store
80's Auburn Automobiles t-shirt added to my store
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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From the Library of Congress's Flickr collection.
"Hollem, Howard R.,, photographer.Painting the American insignia on airplane
wings is a job that Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, a former office worker, does with
precision and patriotic zeal. Mrs. McElroy is a civil service employee at the
Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Her husband is a flight
(photo details by Industrial Artifacts Review- very cool stuff there as well! )
This is as right-on as American Vintage Clothing gets! Might need to steal that "Keep Them Flying" logo for something to honor the memory of Irma and the rest of the real American dames who did their part to smash the Axis. It seems that a patch reprint is in order- if only I had unlimited resources. There are a few more photos of her, but none are nearly as charming as this one!
Monday, March 16, 2009
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I love the color scheme and illustrations on this one. When was the last time you read a clothing manufacturer bragging about cementing their seams? There's not much about this company on the internet, any info is welcome!