Author Archive | Eric

SUKAJAN

The Sukajan jacket is not a simple souvenir.  Born from American G.I.’s bringing them back home as gifts, the Sukajan morphed into a symbol of post World War II Japanese youth rebellion and has become a modern fashion icon.   The term “Sukajan” has loose origins but we can narrow it down to something meaning […]

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ROAD ATLANTA

ROAD ATLANTA HISTORY  The Road Atlanta Race was realized in 1969 from a patch of Hall Count clay and a desire to host world-class road racing in the middle of stock car country.  Long story made short, there were floods, break-neck track improvements done on insane time schedules, various states of ownership, and the best […]

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WWII Hand Painted Bomber Jacket

Pilots and Airmen believed in decorating their flight issue jackets with various themes.  The number of missions one may have completed (or ongoing) was a common idea.  Also the number of kills or anti-enemy propaganda was prevalent.  Rarely do you see a simple message like the one above from our collection.  Many cultures use elephant […]

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Looney Toons?

What is it about these early 90’s Looney-Space-Jam-Hip-Hop era tees that makes them so hot?  These guys are almost impossible to find and sell out immediately.  We’d love to hear your opinions!  (Check your TV this weekend, you might see this very shirt on a hugely popular show…)

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Vintage Appropriations.

        Appropriation within the context of art (which is where we are focused today) is basically the re-use of an existing thing with slight or no modifications.  Adoption, if you will.  Or theft might sound better.  There are long debates on this issue ranging from entire cultures being ‘borrowed’ for use as […]

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Halloween Costumes, Vintage Style.

Halloween comes every year and every year decisions must be made – sexy ghost? Plumber? Netflix & Chill (Real thing) Where do you get such a great halloween get up?  VINTAGE SHOPS, of course! A cheesy, store bought costume lacks character and originality and on the one day you’re to be remembered for what you […]

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Where did the Trucker Hat come from?

Why?  Often asked when you see somebody wearing one.  However, when appropriately paired, the trucker hat is an iconic and valuable fashion staple with origins far simpler (and even further from the frat party) than you may have imagined. Where did the trucker hat come from? Briefly, this style of cap appeared in the early […]

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