DEAR JOHNNY-LETTERS HOME FROM SWEDEN 1977

Both jackets are cut from a yellow silk damask fabric with black silk reverse and turn back cuffs.

FRINGE BENEFITS / EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’

Texan Joe and Ratso we salute you!

CUSTOM CARDI’S ARE STRANGE, WHEN YOU’RE A ‘STRANGER’

Albion Knitting Mills Wool produced these over-length custom letterman cardigans throughout the 40s, 50s and 60s.

1937 BIG TOE

These bespoke ‘big toes’ were made for a customer whom never returned to collect.

MR HOBBS OF END STREET

The hero of the book is the proprietor of a hardware shop which is none other than the former F.W. Collins.

FOUND (VIETNAM)

These photos piqued our interest because some date to a pre-Vietnam war Indochina of the 1950s.

DULUTH PACK – PATENTED BY C.POIRIER (1882)

The Great-Great-Granddaddy of modern-day backpacks…

SILVER FACTORY

Industrial factory glitter glamour baroque pop underground Andy Edie Gerard silver balloons Campbell’s soup.

BIBENDUM VS STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN

A cross between the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Michelin’s Bibendum.

MASLAND REVISITED

Unlike other outdoor clothing companies, Masland came to it relatively late.

THE ‘BEACH BOYS’ – 1st BEACH BATTALION

This US Navy Mackinaw coat has ‘1st Beach Battalion’ stencil stamped on its lining.

SIEBE GORMAN & CO SUBMARINE ENGINEERS

In 1837 Augustus Siebe, German-born but living in England developed a Diving Helmet which sealed airtight to a rubber suit.

FRENCH RESISTANCE – IMPOVISED STYLE IN OCCUPIED FRANCE

A wonderful insight and example of resistance through style penned by regular contributor and ‘antiquous oracle-ius’ Simon Andrews.

REVISITING LARRY DAGGER’S MUGSHOTS

Revisiting the archive of Lawrence W Dagger.

STAY GOLD – THE OUTSIDERS

The all-star cast and the coming of age theme, along with a classic wardrobe made it an instant hit.