Friday, April 15, 2011

VINTAGE SANFORIZED UTILITY CAP IN HICKORY STRIPE

Today it's my first Hickory Striped Utility Cap..
I really like the style of the Utility cap... ie: engineer cap.
It's like a ball cap, but looks made to look a little more rugged.   Made to get dirty and beat up.
This is an un-branded model.  Sanforized and made in the USA.   It's a tad too large as I normally wear a 7 3/8, but I couldn't turn down the price on this one...
It even has a bit of dirty grim on it, which I love.   I'd love to have this type of cap in a few other fabric options... it's a nice change from the same ol'.... It's Vintage Gear for Guys!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

VINTAGE J.C. PENNY RANCHCRAFT DENIM JACKET

Today it's a cool denim jacket I found yesterday.
It's J.C. Penny's "RanchCraft"
It's a cool mix-up of design... Levi/Lee pleated front with wrangler type hand pockets and then added chest pockets.
It's a short cropped jacket and actually fits me pretty well.
The tag.  I assume it's from the late 60's or early 70's.
I wish it was selvedge and 100% cotton, but what you gonna do?
Even an added pencil pocket on the chest.
I think the pleated front is my favorite thing about this jacket.
Has a union tag sewn inside.
Chain stitch on the waist...  Cool vintage denim jackets are a great addition to your wardrobe.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

HERCULES No.520 WOOD CHISEL SET

Today I'm digging out in my tool box... 
It's my old set of wood chisels.  These things are so handy.
This set is from Hercules.  No. 520  Made in the US of A.
I think these actually belonged to my dad and somehow wound up in my tool box.
I think they're from the mid to late 60's.  They've seen a lot of use and perform perfect every time.
The secret to keeping them up is to NOT use them on anything but wood.
I love older tools... They just seem like they were made better.
Every guy should have a small tool box with a few tools in it.  You'll always need the standard hammer, screwdrivers and various other small tools.  Wood chisels may not be a staple, but they're sure handy to have.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

POPULAR MECHANICS - ANNUAL AUTO - CARS 1955 - 1958

Today it's some cool old magazine I have.  
Popular Mechanics from the 1955-1958.
These were the Annual Auto Issues and have awesome pictures of the "New" Cars for that year.
I love looking through old magazines, reading the articles, the ads and the photos...
These are getting harder and harder to find as they wear out, get thrown out and just plain turn into dust.
If you find any old cool magazines, pick them up... It's Vintage Gear for Guys....

Monday, April 11, 2011

VINTAGE LEE BROWN DENIM JACKET

Today it's a cool vintage Lee Jacket I found this weekend.
 The main tag has been cut out, but the care tag is still there.
It's an older one judging by the buttons.  Probably mid 60's. 
It's not duck cloth, but a more a brown cotton denim.
All the features of the classic jean jacket like the 101j, but with slightly different design.
Even the classic Lee "Union" tag in the pocket.  It don't remember seeing one like this before.  Kind of cool, and different.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys.