Friday, January 7, 2011

VINTAGE BDU 1950-1960 ARMY SHIRT "KNEEBONE"

Today it's one of my vintage U.S. Army shirts
I was looking for the type with the yellow on black "U.S. ARMY" Like they used during Korea and parts of Vietnam.  
I found this one at a thrift a few years ago.  
My favorite part of this shirt is the guys name.  When I got the shirt it didn't have a name, but when checked the pockets out, I found his old name tag rolled up in the corner... I sewed it back on and now love it.... "Kneebone."
I has a stain of rust on the back, but I like my vintage shirts to look a little rough.
the buttons are original, but two have been sewn back on with different color thread.
Now a fit pic.   Hat People cap and '47 LVC both covered on past blog entries.
Vintage shirts are really the best for me.  And having a few old Army shirts is fun to have to.  I usually take off any rank that's on them, as I don't want people to think I'm something I'm not.   

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

VINTAGE 1940'S NECK TIES

Today it's my collection of 1940's Neck Ties.
Now I don't usually wear a tie, but I have quite a few vintage ones.  I don't own a modern one.
Here's some of the designs I own.  Many are silk and hand painted.
Nice Hawaiian one.
Cool Geometric designs
Some close ups of the labels.
and some wide shots to show the design of the actual ties.  I like the vintage ties because they look so different from the modern ties.  They're short and wide and just cool.   Owning a few ties in your closet is something all guys should have.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys.

Monday, January 3, 2011

VINTAGE BARACUTA TRENCH COAT

Today it's a very cool Baracuta Trench Coat I picked up.
All cotton, and worn in to perfection.
Some guys might not like their clothes to look beat up a little, but to me, a jacket doesn't look right unless it's been abused a little.
Made in England... I'd guess this one is from the late 60's... anyone know?
It has this wonderful cotton lining that really goes with the coat really well.  Also looks like bone buttons.
Here's the full tag... Velan...?  I guess it's a water proofing coat they put on the coat when it was new.
A trench coat is a good piece to have in your closet.   Especially if it's feeling a bit more dressed up, but not totally dressed up...   Trench Coats don't get enough love, except this one.. it got lots of love...  It's Vintage Gear for Guys!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

HAT PEOPLE NEWSBOY CAP EXTRA FULL

Today it's yet another "Hat People" Cap.
This one is my first "Extra Full" cut.  
This is my third one from them, and makes 4 altogether in the house. (my son has his own and loves it.)
They make an excellent cap.  No snap on the brim and all wool.  
Every interior is different.  I think they just have scraps of material for that.
Their Tag.  If you get one tell em' you saw it on PoohBang!
Now a fit pic.   I'm not sure I will be able to pull this one off unless it looses a bit of it's puffiness.   
A side view.  My others are full cuts with I love.  I took a chance on this one as, I've never had the "Extra Full"  But, in all fairness it's a big as my original 1935 cap.  Caps are a great head wear choice, if it's cold or raining or nighttime.  Here's their website to check them out.