A Museum Piece, in More Ways Than One

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I mentioned in yesterday’s entry that I had scored a remarkable flea market find during my August blogcation, and here it is: a spectacular 1940s “Duribilknit” jockstrap display, complete with four sample jocks. It must have looked awesome in an old sporting goods . . . → Read More: A Museum Piece, in More Ways Than One

Finding Gold in West Virginia

By Phil Hecken

I’m not really a “thrift” or consignment shop type of guy (though I will occasionally check out a Salvation Army or similar store), and whenever I do find myself in one of those places, I never find the sort of awesome antique treasures Paul and others often find while thrifting. Not . . . → Read More: Finding Gold in West Virginia

Closet Case, Vol. 9: Pure Gold

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There are few things I like more than a vintage Durene basketball warm-up top. The problem, at least for me, is that most basketball players — even high school players from 40 or 50 years ago — are larger than I am . . . → Read More: Closet Case, Vol. 9: Pure Gold

Closet Case, Vol. 8: My Favorite Kind of Garment, in My Favorite Colors

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As most of you know by now, I love varsity jackets and I love the color scheme of green and gold. Oddly enough, though, I’ve never owned a green/gold varsity jacket — until now.

I got this beauty on eBay . . . → Read More: Closet Case, Vol. 8: My Favorite Kind of Garment, in My Favorite Colors