Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

HBO Mildred Pierce Minseries

Based on James Cain's novel, it's the second screenplay adaptation of the book (the first being the movie starring Joan Crawford). I watched the first two installments last night and while mostly drama and little action, the character development was fascinating, the sets amazing the clothing spot on. I'm looking forward to the other three parts!

Pre-VLV Show in L.A. - April 16th

WWII Denim Buckleback Dungarees

$2800+ is what these sold for on eBay yesterday! Simply an amazing pair of pants at an insane price.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Lofgren Wabash Stifel Dot Print Shirt - Speedway Japan

Despite all thats happened with the recent disasters, Speedway Japan has issued this new amazing shirt! 1920's style with all the bells and whistles. I have several Lofgren shirts in my collection and they are all high quality. Available for purchase HERE!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Vintage Workwear Style in the New York Times Fashion Magazine

Picked this one up thanks to Lefty on TFL. Pretty cool looks....supposedly the vest and jacket on the guy in the middle are from the Gap? Anyone else seen this in their retail stores? Check out the article HERE

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rest In Peace Liz Taylor

Crossing The Line

Crossing the Line (the equator) is long lived Naval tradition that included both pageantry and brutal ceremony. The below photos are from a WWII U.S. Navy ceremony and you can see a bit of what they describe in Wikipedia:

"The ceremony of Crossing the Line is an initiation rite in the Royal Navy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and other navies that commemorates a sailor's first crossing of the Equator.[1] Originally, the tradition was created as a test for seasoned sailors to ensure their new shipmates were capable of handling long rough times at sea. Sailors who have already crossed the Equator are nicknamed (Trusty) Shellbacks, often referred to as Sons of Neptune; those who have not are nicknamed (Slimy) Pollywogs.

Equator-crossing ceremonies, typically featuring King Neptune, are also sometimes carried out for passengers' entertainment on civilian ocean liners and cruise ships. They are also performed in the merchant navy and aboard sail training ships.

As late as World War II, the line-crossing ceremony was still rather rough and involved activities such as the "Devil's Tongue", which was an electrified piece of metal poked into the sides of those deemed pollywogs. Beatings were often still common, usually with wet firehoses (they were not wet but rather salt-hardened from sea water), and several World War II Navy deck logs speak of sailors visiting sickbay after crossing the line.

Efforts to curtail the line-crossing ceremony did not begin until the 1980s, when several reports of blatant hazing began to circulate regarding the line-crossing ceremony, and at least one death was attributed to abuse while crossing the line."

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