Friday, July 31, 2009


Every guys needs a Zippo and this is one of mine.
This was actually my fathers and he got it when he worked for the Railroad "Bess Emer" back in 1967. Notice the Rail in orange...

They really haven't changed the look of the Zippo Lighter since they first made them back in 1933.

It has a sound when you open and close it that distinctly a Zippo. You know the sound and you know it'll work. I have about three of these and wish slightly I was a smoker so I could carry it and help people light up their smokes....

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Now today's item might not be for everyone, but they sure are for me...
I don't wear these everyday, but I do wear them. They're my vintage Spectator Long Wings. I can't read the manufacturer any more but they are well built.

I had my cobbler put on a new front sole but wanted to keep those sweet original Cat Paws!

They're quite comfortable and look amazing. I wish I had another pair in brown.

That pebble grain is even better in person.

They're a shoe that not everyone wears, but I bet most guys that see you in them secretly wish they had a pair too!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Well since I seem to be on a "bar ware" kick, I'll show another one of my soda syphons...

This one is a very cool chrome little Soda King No.4 Soda Syphon. I can't remember where I found this little number, but it has an awesome vintage look to it.

This one even came with the original box and paperwork! It's solid and heavy.

Again, you must have one for your vintage bar. They sell new ones if you don't want the old unit, but get a soda syphon as they're great vintage gear for guys!

And again, thank you to those who clicked my ads as they let me keep my blog going!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Every guy needs to write... right? Here's what I use when I'm not on the computer... This is post war Smith Corona "Flat Top" Sterling Typewriter.
It's a beautiful machine. And works quite nicely.
They came in Burgundy, Green or Black.
Glass keys...
All you need is a glass of rye and a smoldering lucky... Typewriters are a must as you never know when the power is going to go out....


Keeping with the drink theme of my Soda King from yesterday, I thought I'd highlight my Ice-O-Mat today.

This is what people use to use before they could press the button on their fridge for crushed ice.
I found this one at a thrift store. It had never been used and is excellent shape.

It comes with two "settings" for crushed ice. Either turn it to the left for one or the right for the other.

The bottom comes off, and presto... it's a mini ice bucket! Cool eh?

This unit can either attach to a wall or be hand held. It really came in handy last year when I made Mojitos ... It's a great item to have in your kitchen because so many things call for crushed ice.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Earlier I highlighted my Gillette Adjustable razor and today, I'll highlight it's pal... my vintage Silver tipped Badger Shaving brush.

My grandfather bought this new probably in the early 70's and never used it. It was still in it's box when I got it about 12 years ago.

It's an Italian Omega brand Silver Tipped Badger Brush. If you're going to buy one, the top of the line is a silver tipped badger. Get that type is you can afford it or are lucky enough to find one.
Shaving brushes do a fantastic job and are so much better than a can of cream. My mug is just a hand thrown coffee mug, but looks vintage. I use the glycerine shave soap as I have found that one the best for me.