Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reason #515614 to love the White Sox: Dick Allen smoking in the dugout (1972)

Smoking and juggling in the dugout-those were certainly different times!

I need to get this printed out to poster size because it combines many of my favorite things: Dick Allen, the red White Sox uniforms of the early 70s, and old Sports Illustrated covers. Dick looks like Pulp Fiction era Samuel L. Jackson in this shot.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Major League Superstripes baseball caps (1978)

Grabbed from some advertising book. Apparently the message is that you should wear these hats to casual Friday at a Midwestern accounting firm. I always wanted one of these hats in the White Sox version of course. The gentleman modeling the Sox example above looks like Venus from WKRP in Cincinnatti.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Go-go dance craze (1964)

"DISCOTHEQUE dancers Don Butcher and Joan Sennes show Sunset Strip night club patrons the intricacies of doing the Go-Go, the latest in dance craze."

click to embiggen and enjoy the fringed mini-skirt, the ideal go-go dancing attire.

Friday, May 15, 2009

questionable fad: Confederate flags (1952)

A unique conglomeration of events in American history seemed to converge in the early 1950s to spur on a the Confederate flag fad. The 100th anniversary of the Civil War was just around the corner, the differences between the South and the North became more overt as segregation began to be changed in de facto and de jure ways in the early 50s (see the Jackie Robinson story of the late 40s, as well as the birth of the Civil Rights movement around that time) and white Southerners began to resist the beginning of the end of overt and socially acceptable white priviledge, and lastly rebellious teen culture just began to creep towards the mainstream from society's fringes. There's a Master's thesis in there somewhere, but I'll just leave it there.
The point is: fads seem to come out of nowhere, but they have a social cause and ignition point. These causes and igniters tell us about our society.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Who the fuck is Mick Jagger? t-shirt (1975)

Mick Jagger leans on his stylist Pierre Laroche during their American tour in 1975. They kicked off their tour in New York City by performing "Brown Sugar" on a flatbed driven down Broadway, and their stage props included a giant phallus.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Here come the Hawks, the mighty Blackhawks

My beloved Chicago Blackhawks are in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1995 and are threatening to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup for the first time since 1961.

Go Hawks!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I love swimsuit season!

No one filled out a swimsuit better than Marilyn.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Winter Clearance sale at the Bulldog Vintage ebay store

from a Popular Science classified ad, 1963.

Hey gang! I slashed 30% off of all of the winter clothes over at my ebay store - including hats, jackets, sweaters, and more! I'll include some surprise lagniappe if you mention that you saw this little sale here!

vintage 60s Champion jacket

vintage 80s Adidas Run DMC jacket

vintage 80s Washington Redskins windbreaker jacket

Hurry! These won't last forever and when they're gone, they're gone!

Friday, May 1, 2009

i hate Wings and Paul McCartney, but this photo rules (1976)

I love the Beatles, but all of their solo stuff blows except for a few solo Lennon songs. I grabbed the photo from some LiveJournal group somewhere.
Ebay seller Vintage Closet has a similar shirt for sale.