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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {October 3, 2012}

{Don’t wind up as a bunny in the buff! Better start planning your Halloween Costumes!}


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Music Minute – “The Black Dog Runs at Night” from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

From the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, which is directed by David Lynch and written by Lynch and Robert Engels , we bring you a small piece of the soundtrack, The Black Dog Runs at Night.

The iconic television series from the 90s, Twin Peaks, was cut short during it’s second season due to fleeting ratings.  Though not short of fanfare, this sequel/prequel film was released in 1992 to cap off  storyline established during the shows run.

Attempting to wrap up the story of the small lumbering town in the woods would prove to miss the mark by certain standards.  With several actors unwilling to reprise pivotal roles, and a mixed up story line consisting of flashbacks, and leaps ahead in time, mainstream audiences had trouble wrapping their heads around the movie at the time of it’s release.

But die hard fan’s of the franchise will tell you this film is not to be missed!  Not only was the show great during its run, but this retelling of key events in the series gave the Twin Peaks fan’s a taste of what they so craved; closure!

With Halloween in the air, we are cultivating a mood not only for ourselves, but for you our readership! Special thanks to domtakis for his comment on a previous story and bringing our attention to this one-off track from the movies soundtrack.

With effective lyrics by David Lynch himself, and music by Angelo Badalamenti,  we appreciate the cool and eerie tone of such a short piece. Like all of Lynch’s work, this really packs a punch! Devilishly effective, and all together quite creepy, we love this!

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+21 SWEATERS+ from THE EYE OF FAITH

Lucky number 21, it seems…

Do you have what it takes to make it through those long, cold, fall, and winter months? It may be all sunshine now, but you know that it is coming. I can hear it’s whisper just softly over the wrestling hum of the passing trains…

There aren’t many lucky people out there who can decide their own fate. I’ll take it that you are a lucky one who can…

The mall may me overflowing with stock, but something deep inside of you can’t commit spending another hour roaming its glass walls and shiny floors. Nothing seems to stand out anymore. You think you might need a coffee. Try to commit once more, and no, you’re back to the beginning again.

That combative force is trying to tell you to be free. Believe in me, you have to be free.

Now, in honor of the Fall we have permitted 21 new looks to our collection of stuff in the {SHOP}. What better for the months ahead, than to have for yourself the perfect sweater. A truly versatile article of fashion clothing. If you’re smart about it, a good sweater is something that can truly last a lifetime. If you haven’t been truly concentrating, you might trick yourself to buying a piece that isn’t ready to last even a year.

It’s one of those things, but we were committed to not only find some select pieces which stand the test of time for their inherent style, but also ones that have shown they have held up over the many years with hardly a trace of wear. Guaranteed if it has lasted between 30-60 years, it is most likely going to last another.

If you’re like us, you believe a great stand out sweater can really make an impact, and it’s important to have a lot of them. You can dress them up with a pair of nice pants, or be really casual in jeans…you can layer shirts underneath them, heck, you can even layer knits on top of each other! The combinations really are endless….

There’s a fascinating article about knits for men at Clothesonfilm. Check it out to learn more about the history of knitwear, and how sweaters were used to create the perfect anti hero of Tom Hardy for the film “Lawless“. (click here)

And ladies, don’t be shy either! A sweater is a sweater. If you like it – go for it! Go big or go home.

Speaking of going big, we naturally don’t expect you to have to go over the top with your budget when it comes to looking good. That’s the great thing about vintage! You can really find some great things out there – best part is we make it easy to look good and save. Each sweater ranges in price from $24 – $60.

We’re also running a promo for 25% OFF ALL SWEATERS until the 10th of October. So best check out the ones you like now, because who knows where it might be going. Use code SRETAEWS when you’re ready to CHECK OUT!

So whether you want one or them all, we definitely believe we have +21 SWEATERS+ that really say F%#^$@ ! It all comes back to what we were saying with having choice. You make yours.

<<CLICK ON HERE or ON BOWIE to {SHOP} NOW!!!>>

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E.O.F. Style Idol: Dennis Wilson {THE BAD BEACH BOY}

“They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world. It won’t last forever, either. But the memories will.”

-Dennis Wilson


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Since the summer started we’ve been excited to write a piece on Dennis Wilson, the infamous bad boy and drummer of The Beach Boys; the band that brought the beach lifestyle to the forefront of popular culture in the 1960s – a romantic notion that still resides in the populous today.

It’s hard to think of that era without the The Beach Boys and their iconic sound, a mix of harmony, rhythm, soul, and blues all dedicated to Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and girls.

Hits such as Surfin USA, California Girls, and Good Vibrations, encapsulated the image we still associate with the notion of surf and beach living to this day.

Their music certainly came to define the dreams and musings of many who longed for the coasts and beaches of California, and the utopian recluse this magical land of surf and sun could provide (Don’t tell me it’s just us!)

Though his eldest brother Brian Wilson is accredited with much of the band’s creative and technical genius, it was the rebel bad boy drummer Dennis who lived and breathed the California that inspired the band in the first place.

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“I don’t do much surfin’, no I don’t. Actually, I don’t even know how to surf, but one guy in the group is a real good surfer, he’s a lot better than any of us, actually, all of us put together. His name is Dennis Wilson, of course, he’s our drummer, and he’s actually the inspiration behind this whole sort of surfing image for the Beach Boys. He encouraged me to write a surfing song a couple, 2, 3 years ago which started the whole thing moving.”

Brian Wilson, St. Louis 1964

Perhaps you noticed, but Dennis certainly had a different presence and a certain swag, as they say, compared to the rest of the band.  Even his eldest brother Brian, who created most of the music during The Beach Boys’ hit making days, knew that Dennis and his SoCal rebel lifestyle was the clue to the puzzle of making a name for themselves.

Dennis always seems a mystery, a part of his embodiment of the surfing rock n’ roll image, you could say. Definitely an archetype of rebellion, desire, and thirst for danger. Behind his eyes there are stories and thoughts completely untold.

There are not many rock stars today who truly live the fantasies they suggest in their music. Dennis was not only a surfer, but also a pro drag racer, sailor, movie star, and notorious womanizer. These are the stories and tales written into almost every hit breaking, chart smashing song produced by the band.

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-Sail on Sailors by The Beach Boys from “Holland”

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As much a piece of the puzzle to The Beach Boys’ success, Dennis never seemed to be able to stay far from trouble. As early back as childhood, Dennis was known for getting in fights, and failing classes.  He married four times, and had developed a heavy habit for drugs and alcohol.

Most can definitely agree he had some demons.

Free-spirited Dennis would hit the ultimate heights of his notoriety when it was found out that he had housed Charles Manson and his cult for a time. Viewing the group as just a bunch of cosmically inclined free loving spirits with a itching for music, Dennis welcomed the “family” into his home, and housed them for several months.

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During this time Charles Manson and his groupies were hoping to become the next great music act with the help of Dennis. Dennis would indeed get some of their songs out there, but reworked for The Beach Boys, and in 1968 they would release the single “Never Learn Not To Love” written by Dennis, a reworking of a Charles Manson original.

Morbid, considering the message, and later the acts committed by the Manson Family in the Hollywood Hills…This attachment to the Manson family would always stain Dennis’ reputation, and only further instill his bad boy image in the public mind.



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His 1977 solo debut album “Pacific Ocean Blue” was a huge critical hit for the artist, which allowed him to demonstrate his very own unique and progressive point-of-view. Many fans and critics agree it is Dennis’ fearlessness, drama, and deep soul that almost eclipse The Beach Boys altogether.

These are the traits we admire in the man. The adventurer in all aspects. His music. His life. His soul. And the whole time, he wasn’t even trying. He just simply was the most pure form of himself at all times. He just was.

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His style is almost the same. It is not pent up in being cool, it just is…sounds silly, but most of the time Dennis Wilson was just chucking clothes on. His wardrobe is simple, always comfortable, and fitted just right. Classic, but he shakes it up with his rough and messy sort of way about him.

Aaron Eckhart is set to star in a film entitled “The Drummer” documenting the last six tragic years of Dennis Wilson’s life that included losing his yacht “Harmony”, the loss of The Beach Boys recording studios, being kicked out of The Beach Boys, and the subsequent abuse of alcohol and drugs to the bitter end.

Wilson’s body was found curled up in a fetal position at the corner of the dock that once harbored his yacht, Harmony – one of his greatest joys, as well as the scene for many dramas in his life. He had spent the afternoon drinking and diving into the waters finding objects he had thrown over his boat and into the water.

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After nearly an hour of searching, they were able to drag his body out of the 13 feet of bone chilling water at the Marina Del Rey boat slip just three days after Christmas, 1983.

At 39, Dennis Wilson was already a legend in every right. He had inspired his band to create an entire persona around him, and with that they became America’s most famous and beloved band in history.

His devilish grin, and candid charm kept him a favorite of the group, and with a wicked ability to adapt and change, Dennis kept the band going during the band’s hardest times. Sadly, no one would be able to help carry him through his own.

Dennis Wilson was given a burial to sea, his favorite place on Earth, and an honor reserved only to members of the military. The perfect resting place for a restless, wandering, and beautiful  soul.

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We love you Pacific Ocean blue
Yeah we love you Pacific Ocean Blue
Oh we love you Pacific Ocean Blue
Oh I we love you Pacific Ocean Blue
It’s no wonder the Pacific Ocean is blue

-Dennis Wilson, “Pacific Ocean Blue”.

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E.O.F. Important NEWS BREAK!! +++ EOF Store LAUNCH +++ Friday, August 10, 2012.

Did you hear? Did you hear?! Did you HEAR??!?!

The Eye of Faith Store is set to OPEN!

We have been busting our balls all summer to get to this point, and it’s finally here! We are doing our final preparations to the site which will be up first thing Friday, August 10, 2012.

So circle the date, set the alarm, and schedule that notification!

Now when you visit our site and click SHOP in the header, you will be able to access our first round of products up for grabs, with  even more to come!

It’s been a long time coming, and we can only thank each and every one of you for your
patience and persistence, and always sticking around!

Now, on top of our one-of-a-kind vintage memories and musings on your screen, you will have the opportunity to shop with The Eye of Faith for unique and rare vintage finds in the palm of your hands.

We’ve been obsessing with ideas of paradise, so we only thought it fitting to give us all a little opportunity to get Lost in Paradise

All of you faithful and friendly readers of The Eye, your honor and devotion has been cited, and we will be offering a special 25% OFF ALL PURCHASES at The Eye of Faith Store!

Simply use code  XIXIXI  at the prompter before Checking Out…

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So here’s a sneak peak of some of the things you might find!
{Not going to give it all away…but just enough to maybe tickle your interest}

CONCISIONEM STYLO, ACCURATIUS CORDE, IUDICARI VITA

“Concision in Style, Precision in Thought, Decision in Life”

[Victor Hugo]

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Can’t wait to

See you in {Paradise}…

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E.O.F. Approved: The Devil Made Me Brew It…

From our home town comes this fiendishly wicked special brew concocted by the devil himself, with a little help from the Great Lakes Brewery in Toronto. We have to admit the bold 666 really caught our eye (surprise, surprise)…

“Devil’s Pale Ale” is definitely more than just a handsome face. Hoppy and hearty, this bold Amber beer really does grab right hold of your soul…and it’s never letting go. After all, a deal is a deal…

Check out some of the other bold and inventive brews from Great Lakes Brewery today!

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E.O.F. Approved: Vintage ‘Flying Tigers’ Jacket

The famous Flying Tigers fighter squadrons of WWII definitely were a group of bad-ass troops! Being the “1st American Volunteer Group” (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force between 1941-1942. While most of the news in the U.S. came back in defeat by Japanese Forces, the ‘Flying Tigers’ used innovation, skill, and above all style, to make a crash landing fight to victory. Some also argue the men as mercenaries working under hefty contracts from the Chinese Government. Either way, we have to admit these men had some guts.


Check out this extremely rare WWII Avirex A-2 Chinese Air Force Bomber Flight Military Leather Jacket (say that three times fast). Such great condition, and with a story to tell too. Takes a real hero to pull this one off.

When looking for vintage leather pieces, always look for that beautiful distressing that happens to leather when it’s been worn. Why spend a lifetime getting a jacket to the most perfect soft wear, if you can get one whose already had a lifetime of use? And in this case, very exciting use!

Check out the Blood Chit tag at the back! This is the most fascinating bit of history sewn on the back with the Blood Chit used to identify a friend. Love seeing clothes as a communication tool on such a huge level.

Keep history alive, and rock this coat with a slick pair of dark denim jeans, and a simple white t-shirt. Couldn’t even imagine a cooler coat.

Want it? Check it out.


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Unhate Campaign 2011 – United States of Benetton

Came across an article from the Daily Mail regarding The United Colors of Benetton’s newest scandal of a campaign! I love how they’re always stirring the pot.


Benetton is not new to controversy- this is just what they do! Gotta love a company who can stand up for what they believe in, whether it sells them sweaters or not.

I actually love the message of this campaign. It’s part of the Unhate campaign from Benetton, and I think the photos perfectly capture the idea of moving past our racial, religious, and political identities and uniting us strong!

It definitely shocks me in a way, don’t get me wrong, but there are some things in life too important to shy our eyes away from! That’s what makes them great (Plus- who were the actors?).

There seems to be a lot of buzz about this, so let us know what you think! Leave a comment 🙂

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