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  • 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...
  • Diehl Marcus & Company: LA’s Curious Goods

    Like the fabled shop Curious Goods from a TV show on long ago, there is a new shop in LA that delivers the rarest of classic sartorial wears, historical curiosities, better umbrellas, safari accouterments, classic books, Victorian atmosphere and a game of chess oft paired with a historic cocktail at their ever growing parties; This latest one being an honorable tribute to Ricky Jay, a man that opened the eyes and changed the lives of perceptive individuals through my own lifespan and...
  • Vintage as Investment?

    By Scott Daniels Anyone with a collection of anything, be it baseball cards, record albums, autographs of the famous or vintage neckties, will eventually find themselves looking around at their treasures and running numbers in their head. And in many collecting fields, those numbers aren’t good. A stamp collector we spoke with recently at an annual show was an inadvertent poster child for the decline in collection value over the last couple of decades. “We’re all in our 60s and older now....
  • Seven-Plus Films to Watch For the Vintage

    By Scott Daniels The film industry doesn't always get vintage right—and this doesn’t just apply to twentieth century set pieces. If you’ve seen the 1963 Cleopatra, which star Elizabeth Taylor found particularly embarrassing, you’ve seen some of the worst damage Hollywood can do, with 1960s hairdos and clothing styles all the rage in ancient Egypt. When a film misses the mark completely, coming up with costumes, settings and hairstyles which in no way reflect the period they are attempting...
  • 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...
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