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The Secret of the Vibrant Green Vintage Nat Nast Bowling Shirt . . .


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A rather fantastic thing happened the other day.

It seems that one of our recent sales, a vibrant turquoise 1950’s Nat Nast bowling shirt that featured a fantastic diamond embossed on the back ( ‘Ray Jewlers’ it proudly proclaims in the most elegant lettering), was embedded with some very strange history. . .

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It always seemed to possess a mysterious energy, and was for so long, a most precious piece of our collection. Excited to have found a home for this exquisite find, we would never have expected to learn what would soon be revealed and unraveled.

Upon undergoing some alterations to properly suit its new owner, some peculiar mysteries emerged. Embedded within the collar stays was a very old social security card for “Charles Beckweth, Born 1929” that was halved and in a fragile state.

Looking into a bit more about the mystery man uncovered an important man in history. . .

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Charles Beckwith, or “Chargin’ Charlie’”was a Korea & Vietnam Vet and Colonel with the United States Army and is accredited with creating “DELTA FORCE”.

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Footballer and frat boy, this Delta (of the Sigma Chi Fraternity of The University of Georgia) rose the ranks of the United States military system, and was also able to have some fun in-between, by the looks of this incredible shirt.

But why was his social security card cut in half and used as collar stays? Was getting dressed to impress a smart way to go undercover? Dapper “Dean” makes a statement to not make a statement. If you’re found dead, then they have something to properly identify you by when looking in the collar? This is the secret of the Nat Nast shirt.

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That “vibrant green bowling shirt” was already unforgettable, but this truly shows how remarkable the history behind vintage pieces can be. It’s a powerful force really, and the mystery of it all is undoubtedly part of the fun.

We might never know the full truth of the Nat Nast shirt and its secret history, but we will enjoy knowing that this shirt truly was something special.

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{PAST} Owner of the Nat Nast “vibrant green bowling shirt” from The Eye of Faith Vintage

{January 22, 1929 – June 13, 1994}

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Just another example of the magic of vintage and all its fascinating glory.

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{MUSIC MINUTE} “I’m Doing What I’m Doing For Love” – Teddy Kline and His Orchestra ft. The Two Jazzers

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Been in the 1920s German Weimar Dirty Decadence kind-of-mood lately and can’t shake it!

Found this gem last night, and wanted to share it on the site. It’s been a while since we had a good old fashioned {MUSIC MINUTE} (granted our last {STYLE WISE} was also a {MUSIC MINUTE}) –  but here’s another gem for your listening pleasure.

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{Sublime & Disturbing – Otto Dix}

It’s called “I’m Doing What I’m Doing for Love” by Teddy Kline and His Orchestra ft. The Two Jazzers. Especially with the release of this year’s “The Great Gatsby” (was that good? I can’t decide), I expect to see more and more of the 1920s seep into our everyday so be warned! Best get into the mood with a mean hot jazz tune like this one which beats the shit out of any of the jazz mixes in “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack.

I wish it had been more like the Mia Farrow/Robert Redford version, but that’s a whole other post . . . the point is, I began to realize a song like this would have been the same kind of hit pop tune that today we’d be all into for a month and then move on to the next . . .

Hoping this helps it from being forgotten! And I’m going to find more cool stuff like this to share in the {FUTURE}

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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {July 9, 2013}

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taken July 8, 2013 on Bloor Street West in Toronto, Canada, during extreme weather conditions. Huge rain storms caused extreme flooding in the subways, and streets, stranding hundreds of travellers trying to make their way home. Many bravely took to foot, including yours truly, and were provided with many strange new experiences all around. Read more about nature’s havoc in the GTA.

ALSO, be sure to check out our 50 % OFF Summer Sale in our Etsy {SHOP}

There’s everything from bags, sweaters, coats, Hawaiian shirts, polos, jerseys, and beyond waiting to be found, and given a new life. Some really wicked incredible deals (if I say so myself). The items have been brought forward (mostly) or simple click on the “SALE”. Don’t miss out, and tell your friends!

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THE GREATEST CARS IN HOLLYWOOD HISTORY!

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In our E.O.F. RULES, I mentioned how I came across a quote that said: “IMAGINATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWLEDGE”, and while that may be true, I always think it is much more interesting to have a healthy balance of the two.

If you can learn a little, while also stimulating the senses, you really cannot go wrong. That’s why we decided to post this sick info graphic sent to us from AutoInsurance.US !

Taking some of the most iconic cars of movie history, AutoInsurance.US gives us a brilliant run down on some of the technology and trivia of Hollywood’s Greatest Cars.

From Bond’s classic Astin Martin DB5 to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, check out what makes these beauties true stars, in their own right.

 The Greatest Cars In Hollywood

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Don’t see your favourite star vehicle? Let us know your favourite in the comment section below!

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