Friday, November 28, 2014
In the last few years I've fallen in love with the reclaim, repurpose movement of old fashioned goodies. "Knees in the Breeze" first put me on with reclaim/repurpose when he bought the wood from a Barn being torn down up around Lancaster, Pa. So he could redo the flooring in his south Philadelphia Humble abode. When he was finished milling it down and installing it looked amazing, filled with age and character it brought a great vibe to his house. I started to pay attention to the value in antiquated items and or materials that have been replaced with todays garbage, and I became very passionate about bringing those things back to life in my everyday life. On weekends it's no secret that I'm at the fleas and the antique malls up and down the east coast, at each and every swap meet, flea market, yard sale etc. you bet your bottom dollar there will be wooden crates for sale, or not for sale just used by a dealer to haul his items. I started collecting these crates soley on imagery and or typography that I was attracted to, but soon bought them just for purpose of storage and or shelving. Heres some pics of old wooden crates I found online that I believe empower the ideology of these old "good for every things" not related to good for nuttins'. The coolest part of repurposing them isn't all in he aesthetic, there is a great value in using something that can be recycled if it ever makes it to the trash dump, but a few staples, tack nails, and a hammer is all you will need to keep them ready, willing and able.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
In the motorcycle world everyone is familiar with a "club cut" sleeveless vest adorning the name of the particular motorcycle club, it's jurisdiction, affiliation etc. The car clubs of the 40'-50's wore clothing that represented their pack as well via Car club jackets, usually a letterman style,or mechanic jacket mostly wool, or satin. These clubs tend to have clever names usually based around a car part or hotrod slang, with a mascot that depicted the clubs name in cartoon-esque imagery usually chain stitched or made into a chenille patch sewn on the back of the jacket. This post was inspired by a few club jackets I saw at the Carshow, and Race of Gentleman in Wildwood,New Jerey. The Oilers CC/MC is for sure carrying on their clubs tradition in vintage fashion and style.