Archive for youth culture

vintage MEMBERS ONLY ad (1984)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 11, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

vintage MEMBERS ONLY ad via Branded in the 80s

That kid in the front with the newsboy hat needs to get punched very hard in the stomach.

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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.

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 Champion Sportswear Rally Jackets (1964)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 25, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

These INCREDIBLE jackets were available in only one color- “oyster”- with any color braid available according to the above copy.   These must have been slow movers at $4.25 a pop and a minimum order of 6 a piece, leading me to believe that there must be unsold stock somewhere in some disheveled Loman-esque former Champion salesperson’s panelled Rochester basement.  My kingdom for all of the unsold Hobart College Herons jackets that were placed like oyster pearls before swine in 1964!

grabbed from Flickr

Corey Feldman dons an X swatch in “Dream a Little Dream” (1989)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Ah, the legendary X-rated Swatch!   The X-rated Swatch, or X Swatch, was originally released in 1987  but quickly developed a cult following amongst the Youth Crew Straightedge crowd. Through the clear lense of hindsight, it seems a bit incongruous on the wrist of noted narcotic enthusiast Master Feldman and I believe there was a rumor at the time that this ceremonious scene of the donning of the X Swatch in the Corey Squared vehicle, “Dream a Little Dream”, was Feldman’s nodding wink to signify his commitment to the XStraightedge Hardcore CommunityX.  Somehow I think not.

I’ve owned two of these in my life.     The first X Swatch I procured was Continue reading

L’Amour Metal Nightclub (1986)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 19, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Fuck yeah, let’s go see Overkill!

Lyn the Skin from Talk of the Town (1988)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 15, 2009 by All Conference Vintage


 

 

In the wake of the Geraldo skinhead riot , there was a wave of me-tooism which rippled across the talk-show-o-sphere back in the day.  Continue reading