May 31, 2011

Early 1900's CAN'T BUST' EM OVERALLS Buckle Back Pants and Ghost Sign

I recall these awesome little waist overalls selling for around $2500 last year
CAN'T BUST' EM UNION MADE OVERALLS "Every Stitch Guaranteed", "Something to Crow About"
Ghost Sign 

May 30, 2011

TAG Heuer Grid Girl Mini Dresses at the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco

These great looking Steve McQueen LeMans-Gulf Porsche inspired mini dresses were seen being worn by the grid girls during Sunday mornings pre race starting grid for the 2011 Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco. They can be seen again during the 30 minute pre race activities prior to the start of the race, which will re-air Monday morning May 30th at 9:00am pacific time on SPEED TV.
TAG Heuer at the Monaco Grand Prix  A special starting-grid event showcasing the famous Formula One “grid girls”. At the start of the race, the 24 stunning women will hold up boards bearing the racecar drivers’ names while wearing Formula 1 Lady Steel and Ceramic watches, TAG Heuer Avant-Garde eyewear and specially designed TAG Heuer mini-dresses inspired by Steve McQueen’s racing suit in the movie Le Mans. via Haute Horlogerie
In 1969, Tag Heuer broke rounded watch’s ruled tradition, launched an avant-garde square watch – Monaco chronograph watch, it was made of steel, neat and masculine appearance, Monaco chronograph watch became a classic model that people could not forget, especially being worn by the superstar Steve McQueen in “Le Mans”, his heroic posture in that film made people place infinite enthusiasm and desire on Monaco watch. via TAG Heuer Watch Review

May 29, 2011

Tim Burton @ LACMA Sneak Preview Saturday Nite 5-28 with Jane's Addiction

Tim Burton's Romeo and Juliet
The Sandworm from Beetlejuice
 Tim Burton's musical partner in crime and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman.
Where's Tim?

A special performance, wonder who that could be?
The Jane's Addiction stage in front of backdrop from the film Ed Wood. Stage was also decorated with set pieces from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.
Perry Farrell
Dave Navarro photo by Mark Armentano
Chris Chaney photo by Mark Armentano
Stephen Perkins making the steel drum sing during the song Jane Says
L-R Tim Burton, Perry Farrell, Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins
L-R Dave Navarro, Tim Burton and Perry Farrell
Jane's set list, Saturday Night May 28 2011. Set was altered slightly to include the new song END TO THE LIES in place of JUST BECAUSE.
Last night we had the pleasure of a much too short look at the AWESOME Tim Burton at LACMA exhibit along with a rockin' set by Jane's Addiction. A most excellent Saturday nite double whammy.
Will for sure be going back for a better look at the more than 700 drawings, paintings, films, puppets and costumes. The exhibit runs May-29 thru October 31.

May 28, 2011

Andy Granatelli, STP Racing and The Indy 500 Memorial Day Weekend Classic

Vintage STP Racing promotional Andy Granatelli "GO-MARIO-GO" hand puppet from the archive
Mario Andretti enters the winners circle after finishing 1st at the 1969 Indy 500

Car owner and STP Racing head honcho Andy Granatelli seen kissing Mario Andretti after winning the Indy 500
Vintage Andy Granatelli STP print ad
You don't wear gear like this unless you come to win, Andy Granatelli and STP Racing came to win
Sunday marks the 100 year anniversary of the famed 500 mile race at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, aka The Indy 500.  Some fond memories of watching this Great American Race since I was a kid along with the realization of the role the cars, their livery and uniforms played in defining my take on all that's cool in the world. Those same influences continue to remain relevant to this day. STP Racing impresario Andy Granatelli and his marketing of the iconic STP logo are just one example as seen in the video below.

Memorial Day weekend is also one of the biggest auto racing weekends of the year and includes the Indy 500 mile race at Indianapolis, The Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco, and the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

May 27, 2011


Sad to get the news via CRAFT WORKWEAR of the passing of seminal poet / musician / spoken word artist Gil Scott Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011). This guy was dropping bombs long before the advent of what's now known as rap or hip hop. 
Below is a video along with Gil's lyrics to the classic THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, which includes a reference to our favored son Steve McQueen.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by mallox

The revolution will no be televised

You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip out for beer during commercials, 
because the revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox in 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.
The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by the Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
The revolution will not make you look five pounds thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.
There will be no pictures of you and Willie Mays pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32 or report from 29 districts.
The revolution will not be televised.
There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down brothers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down brothers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy Wilkens strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving for just the proper occasion.
Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, 
and women will not care if Dick finally gets down with Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
The revolution will not be televised.
There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock news and no pictures of hairy armed women liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose.
The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb, Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth.
The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be right back after a message about a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.
You will not have to worry about a dove in your bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
The revolution will not go better with Coke.
The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.
The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised.
The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
The revolution will be live.

Memorial Day Weekend 2011

 In memory of those lost in military service to the United States of America.

May 26, 2011

Vintage Osh Kosh B'gosh SANFORIZED Hickory Stripe Railroad Engineer Cap

Country music legend Merl Haggard seen wearing a vintage OSH KOSH B'gosh SANFORIZED hickory stripe railroad engineer cap on board his tour bus, NYC 1979. Photo: Stephanie Chernikowski
1960's era OSH KOSH B'gosh SANFORIZED hickory stripe railroad engineer cap from the vintage workwear archive.

May 20, 2011

New Brown's BEACH JACKETS & VESTS at Speedway Shop, Part 2

Some more pictures and details on the new Brown's BEACH JACKETS and VESTS available from the Speedway Shop in Sendai Japan. A top notch take on an iconic piece of vintage workwear.

Pre-orders will be accepted up until next Tuesday, May 24 for October delivery. Don't snooze if you want one because these should sell out. 

Again this is a great opportunity to support John's relief work in and around Sendai Japan and come away with great jacket or vest. There is still so much work to be done and so many people that need help and John is making a difference for those who don't have anyone else.
Close up of the new Brown's BEACH JACKET Black wool tweed fabric.
Close up of the new Brown's BEACH JACKET Navy Blue wool tweed fabric.
Close up of the new Brown's BEACH JACKET engraved snap. 
How to measure for proper size

Sizing chart in centimeters