How To Fly The B-26 Airplane (1944)
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The Martin B-26 bomber was popularly known as the Marauder. This wartime training film shows a...
'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...
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...
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...
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...
Study Finds Owning Cool Leather Jacket More Rewarding Than Raising Children
SEATTLE—A study released Thursday by the Pacific Parenting Institute found that owning a seriously cool leather jacket is...
Survey of U.S. Army Uniforms, Weapons and Accoutrements
(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
Italian Military Police Surplus Carabinieri Overcoat
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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
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...
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...