Thursday, February 25, 2010

Amazing 1920's Motorcycle Cap & Gauntlets

Recently sold on eBay for a modest $124.50, this a piece of history any collector would be proud to own:

Photo of the Day

Thanks to DJ Baby Jake for sending this one on. King records in Cincinnati, OH...wish I could be there to get a few of my faves:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WPA Prints Exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Last Sunday was a sunny and warm 41F in Detroit, so I made my way downtown with my friends Jeff and Gwenn for lunch at the Bronx Bar on (great burgers, brunch and build your own Bloody Mary bar - 2nd Ave. between Canfield/Prentis) and then to the Detroit Institute of Arts for a fantastic exhibit of WPA Prints:

DIA - WPA Exhibit

No photos were allowed, but here's one of my favorites:

"Second Balcony" by Georges Schreiber

The exhibit runs through March 21st, so still plenty of time to check it out!

Reproduction Stifel Fabric

Want a nice Stifel fabric shirt, but Japanese repros are too small? Have a reliable tailor, but no fabric? I have the answer! has a nice, albeit pricey, selection of vintage fabrics:

Indigo - 20th Century Reproductions

I'm going work on getting my tailor to make a shirt similar to this one (probably without detachable collar):

Cat's Pajama's Vintage Clothing Show - Elgin, IL

I'll be out there with my wife and good friend Snappy selling at the Cat's Pajama's Vintage Clothing show in Elgin, IL on February 26th & 27th. Early buy in is at 3pm on Friday ($60), 5 - 10pm on Friday is $10 and 10am - 5pm is $6. More information here:

Photo of the Day - Hansel Mieth 1942

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

King of Vintage

Anyone who's anyone in the world of vintage knows Larry McKeon of Heller's Cafe. Author the MyFreedamn series Rin Tanaka has come out with a fantastic (should I say forthcoming?) book called the "King of Vintage No. 1 - Hellers Cafe". Still not available on Rin's website, you can get a nice preview (

Cat's Paw Sign

Ever regret not getting something? This sign has been nagging me since I missed picking it up at a flea market last year. Hope it's there in the spring after the thaw!!!

1940's 1950's Studded Horsehide Engineer Boots

Photo of the Day

1920's Good Year Work Boots

Hello and welcome to Rivet-Head! Along the road, I'll be sharing my passion for all things vintage including (but not limited too) vintage clothing, furniture and all things related to America in the 1920's through late 1950's.

I'm going to start off with a recent estate sale find. A beautiful pair of NOS (new old stock) 1920's Good Year Work Boots. Hope you enjoy the blog!!!


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