Archive for August, 2009

Bear down!

Posted in chicago, football, history on August 31, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

This is just a random found image, but this is exactly what everyone in Chicago looked like in 1986.

Bears looked good last night, but even though I am from Chicago, I’m a lot more cautiously optimistic than average. Their secondary looked like tissue paper as Denver’s lesser tier receivers and Kyle friggin’ Orton had no problem carving them up last night.

Sham 69 "If the kids are united"

Posted in inspiration on August 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

this is the single best thing posted on YouTube. Jimmy Pursey would be the best children’s show host ever. I want to own this set and this audience. Seriously, if you don’t love Sham 69, fuck you.

Friday feelgood song of the week: "Janie Jones" by The Clash (1977)

Posted in Friday feel good songs on August 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

early 80s fashions, elderly Cajun style (and some Yankees)

Posted in Eighties, gentlemen, history, movies, style study on August 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Ken Burns’ documentary “Huey Long” seems like an unlikely place to find great American vintage style (though Long was a dapper gentleman himself), but Burns’ 1985 documentary captures a time and place that has since disappeared- and not just the Kingfish. The folks that he interviewed had a unique style that took me back to my own childhood in Louisiana- a unique and particular style that has since vanished. The landed Southern aristocrats he interviewed looked the part, as did they journalists, historians, and Cajuns.

I haven’t been back to Louisiana much in the past years, but I suspect that the Wal-Martificiation of America has also not left Sportsman’s Paradise unscathed. The folks have long past as has a unique part of America and American history.

Diane Lane 30 years ago

Posted in dames, made in usa, youth culture on August 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

I have a thing for Diane Lane.

Diane Lane in the Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains!

Posted in dames, girl groups, movies, punk rock on August 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

from the mesmerizing
love me some Diane Lane!
previous posts

Dorothy Stratten and Hugh Hefner

Posted in dames, Seventies on August 25, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

from A Man out of Time
These two seem to keep finding me lately. Something about a girl in striped kneehighs, man.