Monday, December 27, 2010

Hawaii 1979

file under: my favorite era

rare original Hawaii souvenir t-shirt
year: 1979
tag: hanes
material: 100% cotton
condition: excellent
value: $350.00

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vintage State Police Leather

file under: ironic

Original state police motorcycle leather
year: 1950's
tag: missing 
material: leather w/nylon lining
condition: excellent
value: $500.00
*note: picked this up over the holiday weekend. originally worn by state police motorcycle officer. if you look closely at the photo you can see where the state and division patches were. in beautiful condition. a nice addition to the worn75 collection and quite ironic considering my less than law abiding past. 

50+ years to create this beautiful patina

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Deadstock 70's Levi Denim Jacket

file under: timeless

original levis shrink-to-fit denim jacket
year: 1975
tag: 0317-70505 made in u.s.a. 
material: 100% raw cotton denim
condition: deadstock (never worn)
value: $250.00 (not for sale)
*note: this is the small "e" version with troy mills blanket lining. how this survived for 35 years in perfect condition is a mystery. a true piece of american history. when levis actually manufactured in the u.s.a. looking forward to breaking this in.  

troy mills blanket lining

raw denim stiff as cardboard

Monday, November 15, 2010

70's Levis Small "e" Double Stitched Redlines

file under: made in the u.s.a.

original shrink-to-fit levi redlines
year: mid-70's
tag: W35 L31 
material: 100% cotton selvedge denim
condition: excellent
value: $150.00 (not for sale)
*note: not the rarest of the levi redlines but still highly collectible. especially in such good condition and wearable size. beautiful hige and patina. picked these up last month at the local flea market for a steal. say "no" to mass produced crap. recycle, sustain, peace.

35+ years of wear

redline selvedge denim made in the u.s.a.

Friday, October 8, 2010

77 Love Gun

file under: nearly impossible to find

rare original aucoin mgt. kiss iron-on tee 
year: 1977
tag: too faded to read
material: 50/50 cotton-polyester blend
condition: worn
value: $300.00 (not for sale)
*note: this is from the love gun era. so many great songs, "i stole your love", "shock me", & "hooligan". it was also the first album to feature a lead vocal by ace frehley. kiss was still reputable at this time and had become a worldwide sensation. we'd come home from school, play this record a few times and then go skate. think logan earth ski boards and road rider 4's! the 70's were a great time to grow up.

love gun album cover w/killer artwork 
by fantasy artist ken kelly

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Siouxsie 84

file under: hard to find

ultra rare siouxsie and the banshees promo tee
year: 1984
tag: missing
material: 100% cotton
condition: excellent
value: $150.00 (not for sale)
*note: dazzle was the second single from the 1984 album HyænaIt is the only record guitarist Robert Smith of The Cure composed and recorded with the Banshees.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Belagosi is Dead

file under: goth is born

rare original Bahuas band tee
year: 198?
tag: screen stars
material: 50/50 cotton-polyester blend
condition: very good
value: $250
note: found randomly in 2008. have yet to see another one anywhere.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1965 Surf Woody

file under: lost art form

rare Bob Reisner California show car 8x10 glossy
year: 1965
condition: excellent
note: found in a local thrift store. the 1965 "Milk Truck" was Dan Woods first show car. completed in 1965. an 18 year old Woods debuted it at the L.A. Sports Arena. it went on to win the Grand Sweepstakes and other awards that weekend. Dan and The Milk Truck rolled on from there!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Marshall Amps

file under: in the beginning

rare original Marshall Amps 20 year anniversary t-shirt
year: 1982
tag: too faded to read
material: 50/50 cotton-polyester blend
value: priceless
note: one of the rarest in my collection. have never seen another one ever.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jaws 1975

file under: when we were kids

rare original Jaws movie promo tee
year: 1975
tag: missing
material: 100% cotton
condition: distressed
value: $150
note: found this weekend. favorite dealer cut open 30 new bundles

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

85 Crüe

file under: don't drink and drive

rare original motley crue "theater of pain" tee
year: august 24 1985 l.a. forum
tag: destroyed XL 50/50
condition: very good
value: $500
paid: a few bucks
*note: this tee was only produced for the one show in limited numbers. proceeds went to a drug rehab as a part of vince neil's restitution for the drunk driving accident that claimed the life of hanoi rocks drummer, razzle. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

76 Destroyer

file under: holy grail

beyond rare original  aucoin mgt.- kiss destroyer
year: 1976
tag: to faded to read
condition: excellent
value: $1,000.00 (not for sale)
*note: find of the year. paid pennies on the dollar

Friday, July 30, 2010

Led Zeppelin Carnival Prize

file under: remember when

year: circa 1975
condition: very good
value: $75.00
note: a cool prize if you knocked over all the milk bottles. made in USA. today you'd get some plastic piece of crap from Taiwan

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Boston World Tour 1978

file under: 30 years gone

rare original Boston World Tour t-shirt
year: 1978
tag: too faded to read 
material: 50/50 cotton-polyester blend
condition: excellent
value: $350.00

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Take A Bite Out Of Crime

file under: when we were kids

rare original The Advertising Council, Inc. 
McGruff the crime dog tee
year: 1979
tag: long gone
material: 50/50 cotton-polyester blend
condition: thrashed
value: $175.00



Monday, July 26, 2010

Elephant Country

file under: stoned

ultra-rare original 70's stoner tee
year: circa 1975
tag: k-studio 
material: 50/50 cotton-polyester blend
condition: excellent vintage
value: $175.00

Friday, July 16, 2010

Rats Hole

file under: bad ass

beyond rare original Ed "Big Daddy" Roth shop tee
year: 1976
tag: hanes
material: 100% cotton
condition: perfect vintage
value: $500
note: impossible to find any of these originals from this era. most are already in private collections. found for a few bucks ~ a good day picking

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Better Days

file under: iconic images

original 1977 Pacifica Manufacturing belt buckles emblazoned with the eras most popular images. still cool today as they were 34 years ago. all in excellent condition with distressed leather belts. they have become highly collectible. some going for as much as $300

Sunday, July 11, 2010

1975 Bud Man

file under: get a 12-pack!

impossible to find original Bud Man promo tee
year: circa 1975
tag: too faded to read
material: 100% cotton
condition: choice vintage
value: $150
note: handed out to bar owners back-in-the-day as free give-a-ways from the Budweiser delivery drivers. picked for pennies on the dollar