Archive for May, 2010

Sonic Youth “Disappearer” Traci Lords t-shirt (1991)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 27, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

This ultra rare Sonic Youth t-shirt went for $222 last week on eBay.  I was in the running for it for about 10 minutes.

Vintage t-shirt- COME N GET IT dog food (1980s)

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

I just listed this awesome shirt on eBay.  Remember the commercial for this dog food?

Ferris Bueller’s dad “stars” in the commercial which I inexplicably remember- yet I cannot remember the names of people I work with 40 hours a week.

The Bare Look (1972)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 26, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

This is not an American Apparel ad, it’s a gratuitous article on “The Bare Look” from the pages of Life Magazine’s 1972 the year in pictures.

i have a HAM radio

Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

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Introducing The Fox from JCPenney (1979)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 18, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

JC Penney introduced the working- to middle-class response to your hoity toity La Coste Alligator- the Fox in 1979.  The Fox shirts are now sold under the branding of The Retro Fox. 

I also noticed that the fox logos across the bottom of this ad are subtly encouraging daisy chains. (look it up)

Senator John McCain says, “Complete the danged fence”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 12, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Sorry to get political.

This is either the most cynical political ad in world history or we live in an increasingly baffled and terrified country.  Sheriff  Babeu is “my” county’s sheriff (PS Pinal County is about 100 miles from the border and Babeu won his title mainly on the platform of banning speed cameras and cracking down on “illegals”) and John McCain is “my” Senator.   These gentlemen think that walling off the country is the answer.   I do not.   For every 10 foot wall, there’s an 11 foot ladder.

the original Boy Scouts “Be Prepared” badge (1910?)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 7, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

I was never in the Boy Scouts, but I’m minorly obsessed with their vintage regalia.  I probably have 20 vintage Cub Scouts books and 200 badges.  This one went for over $200 on eBay.