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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)

vintage Woolrich ad: an important part of doing it right (1977)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 8, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

A gentleman/ lumberjack should own at least one article of vintage Made in USA Woolrich gear.   This hombre above is bedecked from head to toe in a “buffalo shirt, Aleutian prime northern goose down vest, and wool trail knickers.”   I’d gladly take any of these off of your hands,  Mr. Lumberjack-Guy-from-the-Brawny-Papertowels-ads.

Attention hipsters:  you’re doing it wrong.   Please to note that this fella is actually outdoors in his Woolrich gear.

Pizza Hut Back to the Future II solar shades (1989)

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

What a great product tie-in!  These insane sunglasses were sold at Pizza Hut in 1989 to promote the release of Back to the Future II.   It seems that the blue ones with the yellow overhang were the most common.  These can still often be found in thrift stores, probably because the other ones are not as instantly recognizable and work well for a totally 80s halloween costume.

image grabbed from Clintonlovespizza

vintage Ray-Ban Sunglasses ad (1960)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 23, 2010 by All Conference Vintage


Wow, the ladies’ frames are unbelievable, but I’m of course checking out that fella’s aviators.   I’m still not convinced that I can pull them off since I have a big Charlie Brown head.

The Skipper as Santa Claus says Merry Christmas and smoke ’em if you got ’em

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 25, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a velvet sack full of cartons of cigarettes.   Everyone knows that Santa smokes a pipe, Chesterfield.

Alan Hale went on to play the Skipper in Gilligan’s Island, duh.  Who knew he had so much versatility?