Tag Archives | the 1970s

Greg Brady X Stanley Desantis

Everybody knows Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady in The Brady Bunch.  You see a simple Greg Brady promo tee that’s been nicely autographed and dedicated to ‘Jasmine,’ by Mr. Williams himself. Do you know who made this tee?  Enter Mr. Stanley DeSantis – actor, pop culture merchant and soap dealer.  Mr. Desantis’s filmography includes […]

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Vintage (real) Sportswear.

There’s vintage sportswear and there’s vintage Sportswear.  A double market you say?   There are the jersey collectors and Nascar tee collectors and this-kinda-thing collectors.  Collectors.  You can’t wear this out to dinner or to a movie like you would wear a vintage Banlon or piece of leather.  Sure, folks collect Pierre Balmain and Dior […]

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Trending Alert!

Trendsetting.   “Vintage trends.”  I’m not really sure how I feel about those two words used together in a modern context. (Influencer is up there, too.  Vintage Influencer – maybe we call those people historians? )  There’s some kind of contradiction at play there – I feel like a trend is a trend while it’s trending […]

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The Ringer.

The 70’s.  The ME Decade.  Women’s Rights.  Civil Rights.  Cultural Movements.  Fashion Movements.  Slogan tees became so popular that you could literally wear whatever you wanted on your sleeve (or chest, or back).  These styles are highly collected – not really for their financial value – but more so for the emotions these things invoke. […]

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Vintage Vocabulary.

“Vintage is my vocabulary, like the notes of a musician.”  -Alessandro Michelle  Alessandro Michelle, the director of Gucci (since 2015), knows something. Billie Holliday once told a reporter that she never sang the same song twice.  Some nights she sang it sad, some nights she sang it happy, sometimes fast and sometimes slow.   If […]

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Levi’s Authorized Vintage

Levi’s “Authorized Vintage.”  A mega discovery was made a few years back by the Levi Strauss Company.  A dude in California had been sitting on a stockpile of “true” vintage Levi’s jeans.  (We will use the word ‘true’ in reference to denim that was made in America, as that’s what Levi’s is calling their ‘Authorized […]

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