Sunday, February 14, 2010

Olympics Clothing

In 1956 The official US Outfitter for Sweaters was Mont Blanc. This is one of their designs for the team that year.

The Winter games that year were in Cortina d'Ampezzo

This is a team jacket from the Squaw Valley Games of 1960

It reversed to red wool from blue satin. The name in the pocket was Barbara Hentel. 

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jitterbug Jeans

Kids Printed Jeans from the late 40s

Women's Vintage Jeans with Big Band Graffiti on the front, circa late 40s

Jitterbug, Jalopy, Jukebox, Jive. I've always thought the late forties youth culture to be very interesting. The old worn out car with the roof jettisoned and slogans painted in white house paint. A friends mother told me once of her wild trip through post war France with a gang of friends in her grandfather's old beat up Rolls. Fancy for a Jalopy but part of a world wide fashion. Original Rat Rods but less contrived.