Archive for Seventies

Johnny Bench’s Cincinnati Reds batting helmet (1972)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 1, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Johnny Bench’s batting helmet (1972)

Johnny Bench is in my top 3 all time favorite baseball players along with Carlton Fisk, Frank Thomas, Bo Jackson, and Pete Rose.

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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.

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)

Friday Feel good song of the week: Soul Train line dance to Curtis Mayfield’s “Get Down” (1971)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 9, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Ridiculously fun and creative stuff on Soul Train.   Try to watch this without swaying and smiling!

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.

1970s Rawlings baseball glove ad

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 6, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

I dig the artwork on this one.  No one would have any problem  recognizing Johnny Bench (one of my all time favorite players, right behind Carlton Fisk and Frank Thomas) and Brooks Robinson, but Billy Williams looks a little more like Ron Santo.

Kleenex (aka LiLiPUT) “Nice” (Switzerland, 1978)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 31, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Kleenex was one of the first all-female punk bands, coming straight out of Switzerland in 1978.   They had to change their name from Kleenex to LiLiPUT when the Kimberley Clark Corporation threatened to sue them in 1979.   I was first introduced to this band by the A Lines, who cover this song on their outstanding “You Can Touch” LP.   I love this kind of disaffected foreign art school girl punk rock to the max!  Surprisingly, this band’s debut ep only goes for $10 or so on eBay.  The clothes these Swiss misses are wearing would not look out of place in an American Apparel ad today.

* edit:  I guess Kill Rock Stars released something by LiLiPUT this year.  Whatevs.  I guess in not the archeologist I fancy myself to be.