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  1. Corky

    How To Fly The B-26 Airplane (1944)

    How To Fly The B-26 Airplane (1944) <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> The Martin B-26 bomber was popularly known as the Marauder. This wartime training film shows a...
  2. Corky

    'Top Gun: Maverick': Patches On Tom Cruise's Jacket Spark Controversy

    'Top Gun: Maverick': Patches On Tom Cruise's Jacket Spark Controversy Top Gun, the patch features a Japanese and a Taiwanese flag. But those have both been replaced in the Maverick reboot with unidentifiable symbols. In the original Top Gun, the patch features a Japanese and a Taiwanese flag...
  3. Corky

    40 Classic Brooks Brothers ties from the 1970s-1980's

    40 Classic Brooks Brothers ties from the 1970s-1980's Back in the day, I was a top salesmen at Brooks Brothers in Manhattan and later in Beverly Hills. During this period, I accumulated about 40 too many ties. Many have the five diagonal gold lines on the liner - a sign of their top quality...
  4. Corky

    Roy Rogers' Quick Shooter Hat

    Roy Rogers' Quick Shooter Hat
  5. Corky

    How Frye Boots are designed and made

    How Frye Boots are designed and made https://youtu.be/2pHVwwjfDV4
  6. Corky

    What model A-2 is General Lucian Truscott Jr. wearing in this photo?

    The general who apologized to the dead soldiers on Memorial Day The pockets seem oversized and the knits at the wrists and waist seem to be missing. The article linked below is well worth reading, especially on Memorial Day...
  7. Corky

    Big Apple, Newsboy, eight panel flat cap by Broner

    I had been looking for the perfect Big Apple or Newsboy cap for a long time. I wanted one made out of all cotton, so it would age like an old pair of jeans. It needed to be the correct size (no tab adjustment) and to have a substantial construction that one associates with a better quality of...
  8. Corky

    Study Finds Owning Cool Leather Jacket More Rewarding...

    Study Finds Owning Cool Leather Jacket More Rewarding Than Raising Children http://www.theonion.com/article/study-finds-owning-cool-leather-jacket-more-reward-27627 SEATTLE—A study released Thursday by the Pacific Parenting Institute found that owning a seriously cool leather jacket is...
  9. Corky

    Kodachrome pictures of Men in Hats in NYC in the 1940s

    40 Colorful Kodachrome Photos Of 1940s NYC
  10. Corky

    Survey of U.S. Army Uniforms, Weapons and Accoutrements

    Survey of U.S. Army Uniforms, Weapons and Accoutrements http://www.history.army.mil/html/museums/uniforms/survey_uwa.pdf (Please note the trooper in the middle of the front row, at bottom.) Also: How the US military's uniforms have changed over 250 years
  11. Corky

    WWII pilots and their dogs

    WWII pilots and their dogs https://hushkit.net/category/aviation/dogs-of-war/
  12. Corky

    WWII War Paint: How Bomber-Jacket Art Emboldened Our Boys

    WWII War Paint: How Bomber-Jacket Art Emboldened Our Boys http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/wwii-war-paint-how-bomber-jacket-art-emboldened-our-boys/
  13. Corky

    Italian Military Police Surplus Carabinieri Overcoat

    Italian Military Police Surplus Carabinieri Overcoat Buyer's Club $35.99 Non-Member $39.99 http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/new-italian-military-police-surplus-carabinieri-overcoat?a=1884187
  14. Corky

    Spitfire 944

    SPITFIRE 944 In 2005, an 83 year-old World War II pilot is surprised to see 16mm footage of his 1944 Spitfire crash for the first time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie3SrjLlcUY
  15. Corky

    On "JUSTIFIED"'s finale, Raylan got a new fedora. What was That Thing on the brim?

    On "JUSTIFIED"'s last episode, Raylan shot Boon, then he took Boon's new dark Fedora. What was That Little White Plastic-Looking Thing on the right front edge of the dark Fedora's brim?
  16. Corky

    How WWI made wristwatches happen

    How WWI made wristwatches happen Accurately answering the question “What time is it?” has been a human obsession for millennia – but it’s only been since World War I that you’re likely to turn your wrist to do http://boingboing.net/2015/03/04/how-wwi-made-wristwatches-happ.html
  17. Corky

    Chicago’s Last Tannery

    The Distance has a pretty fascinating read about Chicago's Horween Leather Company [wiki], the city's last tannery and "one of the world’s last remaining producers of shell cordovan, a durable leather derived from horse rumps" as well as a near-exclusive provider of leather for Chicago-based...
  18. Corky

    Western Costume Company Supply Store: Hat Supplies

    Western Costume Company Supply Store: Hat Supplies http://www.wccsupplystore.com/hat-supplies/ Examples: JIFFY STEAMER HAT NOZZLE HAT SIZING TOOL
  19. Corky

    MAD MEN behind-the-scenes photos

    MAD MEN behind-the-scenes photos Link: http://www.jamesminchin.com/index2.php#Mad_Men/0/
  20. Corky

    Future Dictates of Fashion (From The Strand Magazine, June 1893)

    Future Dictates of Fashion From The Strand Magazine, June 1893 "Cigars went out of fashion twenty years ago. Men and yeomen consumed so much tobacco that their healths were endangered. The laws of Nature were powerless to cope with the evil. Not so the laws of Fashion, which at once abated it...
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