Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
here's a few screen grabs from my files...Thanks to all the treasure hunters who have rescued these vintage relics and saw the beauty, the history and the stories hidden within this old distressed leather...you just can't buy patina like this anymore...and a special THANKS to all the sellers that take pride in their photos for us to enjoy...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
if you love HATS you'll love this 1952 Wholesale Catalog from the Rossett Manufacturing Corp in New York City...24 Pages of Amazing Hats at unbelievable prices...it's times like these when I wish I had a "Time Machine"...Kevin
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
some of the items I had tagged to "Watch" on Ebay this week...prices are still STRONG!...how about $200 for the Vintage 20 Inch Talon Zipper?!...hmmm, would it have brought that much with a coat attached?...maybe I should start "Parting Out" my vintage?...prolly not, but makes you think...
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
nice little score today...this is a Vietnam Era "Tiger Stripe" camo shirt...while doing my research, I found that there were over 25 different patterns and variations of Tiger Stripe worn during the Vienam War...this pattern is called "golden" or the "Advisors Dense"...lucky me, as this turned out to be one of the more Rare patterns!...
Monday, October 17, 2011
scored this neat little Ammo Pouch this past weekend at the Preston Court Days Festival...looks like 1940s Era Duck Canvas with tons of Stitching, a very cool Crown Zipper and Brass Hardware...I'm guessing this little cutie is meant to be worn around the waist like a "Fanny Pack"?...so what about the chords?...any ideas?...there are four loops on either side of the pouch...
Saturday, October 15, 2011
one of my recent "Thrift Scores" included several pairs of work shoes, boots, pants and even mens Vintage Underwear all "New Old Stock"...somehow I ended up with a very OLD pair of Rubber Overshoes as well...at first I wasn't too pyched on these as I was expecting to find a nice pair of vintage work boots inside the box...on second look I noticed some pretty interesting details...there is Wing Tip design on the toe and the soles have a very "Machine Age" heavy duty Industrial Design...these rubber slip-ons appear very Work-Man looking, sorta look like something worn on an old fishing boat...even the inside details are worth a look...they are fully lined with colored canvas bonded to the molded rubber shell...I'm guessing these Rubbers to be 1940's as was most of the rest of the haul...to make a long story short, I was gonna toss these, and then on second thought, I figured I'd give 'em a try on Ebay...we will see if the collectors bite...
added 11//18 haha, no bites!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
today I spotted this Vintage Baracuta Jacket on Ebay...the seller missed an opportunity to include the words James Dean in his listing...although the argument rages on, many credit the Red Baracuta Jacket as the co-star of the 1950s classic "Rebel Without a Cause"...others credit the MacGregor "Anti-Freeze" Jacket, while still other experts claim the jacket was Custom Made...regardless, the Red Baracuta is a hard-to-find item and should fetch a nice profit!