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  • Three 20th Century Women's Fashion Game Changers

    By Scott Daniels The 20th century saw dramatic changes in fashion for women. Rereading that sentence, “dramatic” feels like too silly a word to use; comparing a dress from 1900 to one of the 1960s feels much more like witnessing the arrival of an entirely new species. Along the way, fashion houses, chiefly and famously found in Paris, helped further this major evolution, paired tightly with the personalities at their heads. Many designs were ground breaking and immediately identifiable as...
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-21-2018

    You know you want it. Royal Stetson in an amazing blue, size 7-3/8 Long Oval. This one ends soon, so you should bid now! [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-7-3-8-Long-Oval-1950s-Royal-Stetson-blue-fur-felt-fedora-hat/273213433664[/URL] Here's a Stratoliner with box in size 7. Killer box with this one. [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/50s-Stetson-Stratoliner-Classic-Gray-Fedora-Hat-w-Vintage-Box-7/272126818172[/URL] And finally, a Cavanagh with a Cavanagh Edge and a wide black ribbon in size 7-1/4....
  • Classic Cocktails To Teach Your Bartender

    By Scott Daniels It depends on the place, but I normally stick with a martini as the usual thing to have before dinner at a restaurant. It's such an absolute standard, with a history stretching back nearly a century, that ordering a martini should be as simple as speaking the word. "Martini, please." What your server brings back should then be a cocktail of gin and dry vermouth stirred with ice and poured into a funnel shaped, stemmed glass with a garnish of a plump olive or two on a...
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-3-2018

    This is a new feature-- a weekly roundup of three hat finds from around the net. [URL]https://www.etsy.com/listing/590665422/size-7-34-vintage-1930s-stetson-raw-edge[/URL] Up first is size 7 3/4 1930s Stetson raw edge. Larger hats like this are tough to find these days, and this one appears to be in pretty good shape, especially after a clean and block. [URL]https://www.etsy.com/listing/610837453/size-7-34-vintage-1930s-stetson[/URL] Next is another large size 7 3/4 Zephyr Weight 1930s Stetson. This one is...
  • A Tour of the National Museum of the United States Air Force

    By Scott Daniels It was a matter of perfect timing: I found myself in Dayton, Ohio, with an unscheduled morning ahead, and I’d just finished up my copy of David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers. It’s a book in keeping with the rest of this author’s extraordinary work, telling the story of the first powered, heavier-than-air flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright at the opening of the 20th century. I had hopes of visiting the Wright's bicycle shop downtown somewhere, but Henry Ford made off...
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