Saturday, November 21, 2009


so today I'll show my current LVC (Levi Vintage Collection) that I have in rotation.
1933, 1937, 1947, 1947, 1955, 1955.

These are the two 1947's I have. Both 555, one is from 04 2001 and the other is 09 2000

This is my 1933 4170 button, 04 2008, then my 1937 331 button also 2008

Last are my 1955's. My first pair ever is 555 button no tag (missing) but very early. The other is a pair without a number but a faint 5. Spring 2006. Actually these are the "mistake" ones the 501550116 with 3 inches extra in the leg.

And here's what they look like all together... It's a great line to pick up... I'm going to get a few more before I'm through...

Friday, November 20, 2009


Here's another piece of furniture I refinished years ago.
I found this for 10 dollars at a thrift store and it badly needed restored... It's an early 60's Lane Furniture coffee Table.

The style is the now in-style "Danish" style of furniture.

I just liked the dove tail two tone wood. These sell for around 150 today if you like this style.

Lane's mostly known for their cedar chests.

It's a well crafted table and looks good in any style. We're actually thinking of getting a smaller one as it might be too big for the room.... what's that you say? A quest for a new vintage table? Sign me up!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Okay, so today, it's something that doesn't get a lot of attention... A trash can.
this is my maybe late 50's early 60's all metal trash can.

You don't see a lot of these anymore, but they used to be tons of them.

I like the graphics a lot.

They're pretty easy to dent and a lot rust out so that's why most are gone.

What's this? Still made in the USA? It's something most guys don't think about, but why not put your modern trash in a vintage trash can?

Monday, November 16, 2009


So many of you might have heard of Redline Big E Levi's but have never seen a pair...

This is a pair I just found and is currently on ebay. They're too big for me. Tagged a size 42 x 36 (measures 39x33) I'd keep them if they would have fit me... as I rarely find Big E's anymore...
This is a pair of original Levi Big E Red lines from the 1960's.

For those that don't know I'll give a light over view of what to look for.. First See the Levi's is spelled with a capital E... well that's where you get the phrase "Big E"

Notice a selvedge line inside the coin pocket....

The back pocket will tell you lot of the year of the jeans in question.

And this is selvedge... Levi's usually had a Red line that runs inside the white... you can see it in person, but not so much on the photo. That's where the phrase "Red-Lines" comes from.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Sunday Coffee Time again...
This time it's my brand-new-to-me Vintage Drip Coffee Maker!

by the Lo-Heet brand maker of what ever they made back in the day.

I'm guessing this one is from the late 40's by it's design and handles.

It works I guess (I just got it) by filling the basket with coffee grounds... pouring boiling water in the top piece and letting it drip to the bottom, where you pour it out and drink it....

I was just boiling some water through it to clean it out since I just got it... Anyone else have one of these? It's cool vintage Gear for Guys!