Thursday, February 26, 2015
We recently acquired this example of Gernreich's daring statement. An exMuseum piece this example is black wool blend. The straps attach via small buttons at the small of the back. You can see that Gernreich returns to this sort of neckline-both as a topless and as a halter arrangement in other pieces. Serious enquiries can be directed to our web store.
Posted by Ballyhoo Vintage News at 10:14 AM
Friday, December 12, 2014
Enjoy this cool 1930s Scottie dog Christmas and New Year card. Print it on some nice paper, cut em out, fold it up, stick some postage on and send one to your aunt, it's easy. Make a homemade envelope if you're really feeling crafty.
Posted by Ballyhoo Vintage News at 7:49 AM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
A friend's father in Japan during the Korean War. (in the middle)
They're wearing silk souvenir shirts. Don't ya just love Kodachrome? We went on the hunt for a an example of this shirt and found one obviously from the same designer. The same colorway but the design features cranes instead of koy, Arrows and a kimono instead of a Samurai helmet. These shirts feature surprisingly good tailoring and design btw. Check out the unique construction of the button placket.
The button placket seen inside out. Note the wavy stitching. The interfacing is a piece of handwoven cotton.
This beautiful Hawaiian style souvenir shirt is now available on the site.
Posted by Ballyhoo Vintage News at 7:57 AM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
|Boxed Academy Awards Gift Bag version of "This is a Pair of Levi's"|
|Leather bound copper riveted box with button closure|
|Includes collection of reproduction Magic Lantern slide ads|
This special version was included in the gift bags given to Oscar Attendees
Posted by Ballyhoo Vintage News at 6:24 AM
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
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The stetson hat company in 1925 was a company lauded by Elbert Hubbard and others for their concern and care of their employees and focus on the quality of their product. A company hospital and other benefits were provided. The company magazine "The HatBox" often carried crosswords to solve-they were all the rage at the time. We recently scored an amazing never worn Stetson "Comfort" bowler from this time period. It's one of their "Select" line or grade.
Check out the breather holes perforated in the crown in a balkenkreuz form.
Here are the answers to the above puzzle. Remember no cheating!
Posted by Ballyhoo Vintage News at 5:52 AM