|Photo credits: advman|
Jan 31, 2012
1943 Sweet-Orr price list that goes into detail on the difficulties faced by manufacturers during war time and their effort to meet the demand for quality Union Made work clothing.
|Photos credit: advman|
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Classic footage of former three time formula one world champion Sir Jackie Stewart testing the then new 6 wheel Tyrell at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. Increased volume is recommended for maximum viewing pleasure, turn it up and hit the play button.
Jan 22, 2012
|1930's era BIG YANK "A RELIANCE PRODUCT" size & lot tag|
|Loomed SANFORIZED "Will Not Shrink" label located at inside waistband & pocket bag|
|Genuine BOAT SAIL pocketing stamp|
|WARD'S Fall/Winter 1933-1934 catalog|
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
NOT PROFIT ALONE BUT FRIENDS
The Profit on My Goods Too Small for Most Dealers
"If I can have but one thing, the respect of my customer or their business, I prefer the former, though I desire both, and trust I merit them. I have never manufactured goods for profit alone; profit is necessary , of course, but secondary to me. I would not consider that I was advancing in the business world unless I made friends as well as profits. Can it be said that I am not wise?" Hamilton Carhartt
Jan 18, 2012
|Photo from the vintage workwear.com collection|
On the other hand, the young lady seen in the second row third from the left, seems to have an obvious sense of style. Looks to me like she could pass for a young Paz de la Huerta a.k.a. Lucy Danziger of Boardwalk Empire fame.
Jan 15, 2012
Reliance Manufacturing Company ghost signs revealed in Detroit, via Sweet Juniper blog.
Hit the above link for a bit of history on the dark side of Milton Goodman's Reliance company and their non labor friendly practices which unfortunately are a prime example of today's disinvestment in American manufacturing.