Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thank You To My 1st Follower!

I wanted to thank Circuit Rider for becoming my first follower and I promise him and the followers to come that I will try to keep this blog current and interesting.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Second Hand Goodies Part 1

I have not written lately because I've been busy with school work. I've also been waiting to recieve some of the goodies I have purchased online. I'll start with the amazingly flawless circa 40's Bakelite suit brush I won on Ebay for $9.99. The Bakelite has no chips or cracks and the bristles look brand new. Those of you whom know about suit brushes are aware of the importance of them to keep a suit clean and decrease the visits to the cleaners. My next acquisition is a silver vintage tie clip and cuff links that I bought at a local antique store. Although they do not match they look good together.

The last beauty for this part of this post is a brown Stetson crushable fedora with a 2 1/2 inch brim. It is brand new but has a very old look due to the tall, straight crown. I found this hat while I was raiding the clearance racks for linen shirts and slacks at my local Dillards. They apparently have begun selling real hats again after many years. I recommend buying one for yourself as an everyday knockaround hat. Just make sure the one you get holds a shape as some on the rack do not. These will be a good starter hat.

My next post will include another hat,my Dillards linen finds and suspenders among other things.Hell there may be three parts. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Newly Designed Espresso ProKeds

After I finished my post yesterday I decided to check out the Keds website. There is a feature in which you can design your own pair of Keds and that's just what I did.

They are now for sale for $65 at my website http://www.zazzle.com/jswindle2

They make a great comfortable casual shoe and come in an espresso brown with black trim and black laces.

Order your's now!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Churchill Fedora on EBay

I recently picked up three Hawaiian shirts at Wal-Mart on sale for $5 a piece. They are made from Rayon like the old ones and they are very comfortable. I'm not usually a Hawiian shirt type of guy but they feel good on a 106 degree day. I also found some Faded Glory brand boat shoes.

These shoes are similar to the old Keds boat shoes and they are only $7. Last but not least, I came across those wonderful George vintage style trousers on sale for $11. The Houndstooth Kid (http://mrlapel.blogspot.com/) loves these trousers and I can see why. They are soft and amazingly comfortable.

I recently put that Churchill brown 7 1/8 Extra Long Oval fedora on EBay. I assure ya'll it's worth the money I'm asking for it(actually what I paid). Please check it out! My username is jerrywswindle2