Tag Archives: The Eye of Faith

Are you speaking Greek? Or did somebody Shit on Charlton Heston??

Born John Charles Carter, actor Charlton Heston has portrayed many iconic men from Moses to Michelangelo. But due to a misfortunate coincidence, the thespian must go by a different credit in Greece. Heston becomes Easton, because Heston means ‘to shit on him’. And that simply, would be too obscene to put up in lights.

Scene from 1965’s The Agony and the Ecstasy, the story of Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel.

Fun Fact from the E.O.F.
-The Eye

Similar Stories:
    

Christmas, Christmas Time is Here…

Our Very Vintage Christmas has arrived, and not a moment too soon! Been dying to share some lost memories, as mentioned earlier.

No fancy video, but enjoy the song as you peruse the small collection of X-mas fun and fancy. Couldn’t not, really. Looking forward to bringing more Vintage joys into the new year!

Check out the past!

Shock value.

Santa Saves.

Christmas Joys.

Shock Value.

Happy Holidays faithful followers and friends, and an equal Happy Holidays to all you kind strangers!

Sincerely into the Future,

-The Eye x

Sexy/Cool [Part 2/2]

“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”

                          -Oscar Wilde.

(1). The Original Sin.

(2). Charlotte Rampling in Furs.

(3). ‘LOLITA’ (1962)

(4). The Body Form.

(5) The Bite of Teeth.

(6). Daria, Fur, & Kiri Ichiban.

“Sexiness is all in the eye of the beholder. I think it should be. Absolutely. My sex appeal, whatever it might be, isn’t obvious… at least to me.”

                                                                                                         –Sharon Tate.

Quotes via Brainyquote.


The Eye.

Similar Stories

 

E.O.F. Approved: Take Ivy! [Vintage 1930s/40s ‘Princeton’ Mens Sweater]

Take Ivy is right, ladies and gentlemen. The epitome of style, the roots of civilization (as we know it), stems from the halls of the Great American Ivy League Schools. Princeton is no exception, and there’s a chance to own a piece of the tradition here.


Great vintage wear to it, and I absolutely love the bright orange ‘P’. Very cool!

The neckline is very nice, as well. Love the way it’s knit. Can’t recall seeing anything like that on store shelves today.

The best thing about vintage is these things can be yours! To buy , click here. But quick before it’s too late!

You’ll definitely be a Dapper-Dan. Who named it the Depression anyway?

Simplicity is always key! Doesn’t take an Ivy League education to know that, just some Ivy Style. For more Ivy Style we reccomend Teroyushi Hayashida’s photo documentation of the American Ivy League during it’s heydey in “Take Ivy”.

First published in 1965, the book became a cult hit in Japan, with it’s showcasing of hundreds of authentic Ivy League looks.  For a long while, the book was out of publication, and has only last year come back into print. Each page is amazing, lush, and detailed; setting you up for thousands of your own stories of life behind Ivy League walls…

Grab your own copy, or head to Amazon to get the perfect gift for that fashion obsessed friend. Either/Or. You pick.


The Eye.
xo

Similar Stories

Strictly Come Dancing!

Wish we had some of these moves! Not to mention, all looking pretty darn shap. Even 70 years later, they still have modern looks with a sporting edge. Love the way you move!

Makes me feel like being part of the cool crowd.

Could we call it ‘American Classic’? Take a look!

If you liked it, Click here for more.

Sincerely,

{the Eye}

+

 Similar Stories

Sexy/Cool [Part 1/2]

“Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.”

                                             -Ernest Hemingway.


(1).


(2).


(3).


(4).


(5).


(6).

Decadent Noir. Sexy/Cool.

+
Sincerely,

{theEye}

+

Similar Stories

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.


The Eye.


Similar Stories

Flashback Monday: Wigan Casino

Here’s another one from the vault! We love taking our ticking time machine on Mondays for great stuff like this. The scene: Wigan Casino, and what everyone had on the brain was Northern Soul (a movement sweeping across the UK)! Check out those moves, and above all, that style.

Enjoy,
{the Eye}

Similar Stories

We Will Endure to the End

Perdurabo [Latin]:
Verb. (First-person singular future active indicative of perdūrō)

“I will endure to the End”

Aleister Crowley (Oct. 12, 1875 – Dec. 1, 1947)

These are the wise words we at The Eye of Faith have adopted for the upcoming storms, as we at E.O.F. celebrate our one month anniversary! A big thanks to our followers for bringing their great insight, great thoughts, great taste, and above all- great support!

We haven’t been able to update for a while due to the newly arrived winter chill. We knew about it’s bite, but had forgot about it’s sting! Luckily we had the proper armour and shield waiting…Couldn’t not just say a big thanks, and look forward to bringing in more thoughts, ideas, and most of all a touch of E.O.F. style, and class.

A big warm salute to A.C. up there (Aleister Crowley; occultist supreme), and his fabulous magic motto we have up for display to remind us of the fight:

The fight to keep going, the fight to pursue, and the endurance to handle it all, too. On the same note, a high-five to the big J.C. (Jesus Christ) on display there too. He likes to see the world through the crystal, because he likes to see it refract. It’s the only way to see all sides at once…

I think he could relate to Crowley’s (and our own) quest for endurance. Don’t we all?

Have something to say? Add? Leave us a comment below!

Thanks,
{The Eye x}

(Photographs copyright © 2011, The Eye of Faith Vintage Clothing Co.)


Similar Stories