Saturday, April 23, 2011

DENIM UTILITY / WORK CAP

Yesterday I thought I'd try my luck at making a vintage Utility Cap.
And I have to say, I'm fairly happy with the results.
Had to make the bill first.  I used all cotton thread and Cone Selvedge 12.25oz denim.
Then the sides...
and presto.. a vintage style Utility Cap!
I think I'm going to adjust the pattern a bit, as once you start to make something, you see how you an do it better.
Fit pics...  
I didn't want a Utility Cap that had a huge top on it like an Engineer cap so this one is a tad smaller.


It fits pretty well, but luckily I made it too big and not too small.  I'm giving it a soak right now to shrink it a bit and hopefully it will fit a little more snug.  If you can't find what vintage gear you need... make it!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

VINTAGE DUNHILL STERLING SILVER PEN

Today it's my vintage Dunhill Sterling Silver Pen.
I actually found this in an old desk drawer.  Just collecting dust.
It's a felt tip model, so I don't use it much as I prefer an ink pen.  But I'm sure this was an expensive pen when it was new.
It has some very nice details on the case.
It's tough to read but it says "Germany" on the cap.
It's just a cool pen.  A little tarnished, but that adds to it's beauty.
Every guy should have a nice pen for everyday or special uses.  Sometimes a BIC just doesn't cut it...  And if you can find a vintage pen... well it's even better!  It's Vintage Gear for Guys

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CENTURY BY VAN HEUSEN VANOPRESS VINTAGE SHIRT

Today I thought I'd pull another shirt from my closet...
It's a cool shadow plaid by Van Heusen.  Called the Century....
Here's the tag.
It's actually a poly/ rayon mix which is what I guess they called "Vanopress"  
It has the vertical button which I like.
It has a few pulls, stains and wear area's.. but I like a shirt that looks like it's been around the block a few times... It's Vintage Gear for Guys.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

VINTAGE KNAPP - MONARCH WAFFLE IRON

Today it's yet, another vintage waffle iron.
This one is from Knapp - Monarch.
Classic 40's styling.. Chrome with a little more Chrome.
It has cool Bakelite handles and knobs.
I'm not sure if the cord is original to the iron but it is from the time period.
I like the cold to hot dial.
Here's the bottom... made in St. Louis.  I don't know the brand, but it's a cool looking item.
If you see a cool looking kitchen appliance, pick it up, you'll be happy you did... 

Monday, April 18, 2011

1960'S SWINGLINE 711 DESK STAPLER

Today it's a my little Swingline 711 stapler.
It's just so cute...  It's all steel, which is great, made in the USA and made to put staples through paper.
I'd guess this one to be from the late 60's.
Vintage office tools are great to have around the home or office, as they're functional and much cooler looking then today's made in china stuff.
These things were made to last a lifetime... 
And to give you some scope to it's real size.  It's almost made to fit in your pocket.
You can tell from how much of the logo has worn off that this little stapler was well loved.
If you find a classic 711 Swingline, get it.   You'll be happy you did.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys!