Wednesday, June 24, 2009

X-men t-shirt offer (1965)

Charles Xavier claims that "the whole country is going t-shirt wild!"

That shirt is UNCANNY! I dig the original X-Men in their original costumes. I wonder if Marvel is still at 625 Madison Ave and if they still have any of those tees somewhere?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

West Point cadet class sweater(1936)

Reppin' the class of '38. Goes great with jodhpurs.

Friday, June 19, 2009

why the hell did Cameron wear a Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings sweater in Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

It's absolutely undeniable that Ferris Bueller's Day Off rules despite two nearly ruinous errors- the fact that they spend the day at a Flubs game, which I can get over because it is a school day and the White Sox weren't playing many day games at the time, and the fact that Cameron inexplicably wears a fucking Red Wings sweater instead of the Blackhawks' classic Indian Head. Totally unexceptable. The Hawks were actually pretty good at the time, finishing first in the good old black and blue Norris Division for the 1985-1986 season.

Well, inexplicable until recently; Gordie Howe was recently interviewed on Sports and revealed this chestnut:

May 15, Sports Illustrated: I was watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off the
other day and your jersey was on the screen the whole time since Ferris' friend
Cameron is wearing it. I was wondering if you knew that your jersey would be a
part of the movie.
Howe: Oh yeah, I sent them the jersey. They asked me for
the jersey and I sent it out. It was nice seeing the No. 9 on the big screen. I
had a lot of proud moments in that jersey

WTF? Why did "they" ask for a Wings jersey? No self-respecting true Chicagoan would be count dead in a Wings jersey. Surely we would have been pummelled in the streets by angry tomahawk wielding Hawks fans. Hell, Ferris should have pulled it over his head and delivered a series of punishing haymakers.

For shame, John Hughes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Margot Kidder (1978)

I never thought of Margot Kidder as sexy, but daaaaaammn, Lois! Come for the nips, stay for the badass Blues Brothers t-shirt!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brooklyn teens (1959)

Members of youth gang, arrested for murder.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

a free gift for you just for the asking

I picked up these two Girl Scout jackets at a thrift store on the cheap. This level of personalization seems to be a lost art, no? It doesn't seem like people like to socialize with others, let alone actually achieve something. I wonder how the Girl Scouts are doing in general?

Anyway, the only reason I'm doing this blog in the first place is to connect with like-minded people out there and to share the cool stuff that I pick up in my daily time wastings. So rather than selling the patches individually on eBay, I'm offering them to you, my loyal reader, for free if you follow this blog. Simply follow me, email me your address (my email is bulldogvintage at yahoo dot com) and I'll send you out a patch and a nice letter as a special thank you! Tell yr friends- I have hundreds of these patches to give away! See one you like in the photos? Just ask for it!

PS these were a total pain to get off of the jacket- this scout's Mother deserves a merit badge for durable and professional quality patch sewing! I went through a brand new seam ripper getting them off!

* update- the "sing with wings" patch is gone.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Levi's commercial with Ken Nordine (1970)

Cool animated commercial with voice over talent provided by Ken Nordine!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Madonna in a dope Pittsburgh Pirates t-shirt

I'm not at all interested in Madonna, but she does a good job filling out this righteous Pittsburgh Pirates t-shirt from the "We Are Family" era Bucs! For those uninitiated, the Pirates won the World Series in 1979. Pretty tough to beat the classic Buccos logo! The Pirates used this logo from 1968-1986.