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  • The Legendary.... Pencil. The Blackwing 602.

    By Scott Daniels $2,000 worth of pencils. There are, among everyday possessions, those objects which are cherished by their devotees and described with the kind of prose generally reserved for particularly enthusiastic lovers or memorable bottles of scotch. Some may speak of the perfect glide of their favorite, now-obsolete razor. Or the perfect smartness of eyeglass frames sported by the jet setters of the 50s. There’s the fellow with the wristwatch he could not bear to be without, the...
  • 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....
  • Five Fabulous Vintage Pinups to Follow on Instagram

    By Scott Daniels Rockabilly—Goth—Vintage—Burlesque--Pinup. It’s a path we’ve heard outlined many times over in The Fedora Lounge forums. The 21st century explosion of mid-20th century pinup style can easily be seen via several social media platforms, most notably Instagram. The sheer effort in creating hairstyles, makeup and perfectly put together vintage outfits is remarkable. The most successful have gathered tens of thousands of avid followers, and numerous vintage dealers have caught...
  • The Book is Better: Crime Novels of the 1930s.

    By Scott Daniels It’s a decent bet that much of what you assume to be true about the hard-boiled noir crime dramas of The Era originates in the popular media of the time. Men and women spoke this way. They wore these things. They cracked wise with these phrases. They drank those cocktails. We get a lot of it from the movies, but films made under the Motion Picture Production Code were heavily censored and sanitized versions, watered down to meet the whitewashed sensibilities of the Hays...
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