Thursday, July 26, 2012


Well today i'm feeling kinda lazy so i'll let you do all the work .....
today's post showcases one of my favorite illustrator the great Gustaf Tenggren .An easy google search for you to discover who the man was .

But i do feel that  today's post is more about why i think it's important to keep on buying "real books" instead of "ebooks" . keeping it real is the idea right !? .......To help on that matter and sort of prove my point, if i may , i'll use quotes from one of my personal heroes the great JW
i was fortunate enough to talk to the great John Waters 3 times here in Sf while riding MUNI [SF public transportation]..yes,John is taking the bus like all of us and is a nice guys to boot .here are some of my favorite quotes from him and it's all about books ....
 “It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else"
“Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.”
“You should never read just for "enjoyment." Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends' insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick "hard books." Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, "I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth." Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of "literature"? That means fiction, too, stupid.”

and my all time favorite of course :“We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't fuck them.” ― John Waters

Monday, July 23, 2012


A 40's 10X shooting jacket ,your required yacht man's hat,vintage LL bean canvas ankle boots,the mandatory stripped cotton tshirt,a ww2 usn cpo leather belt on a 1940 Army high rise denim pants .....and you're ready for a day at sea

At last here in SF ,it finally feels like summer.So today i'll try a blend of Papa,Pappy,Duke and Bogie to celebrate.All my heroes had a thing in common ,they were real men of the sea .....real sailors  .I guess i've pulled out the perfect outfit for the occasion ....well at least for me .

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012


 varition of the original postcard 

original colored postcard 

Just got this colored postcard the other day and thought it was worth sharing..... Until March 1907 no message could be written on the "address side" of a postcard mailed in the USA. Therefore, on these early postcards there is almost always writing on the picture side if they are mailed. Often, the postcard publisher included a white space along one of the edges that was meant for writing. This writing on the view side does not detract from the value of the postcard since it was the norm for these early postcards. These "undivided back" postcards are fairly scarce because they come before the boom of the postcard era which started in 1908. 

The Navy always had a constant need for someone to sew on board its ships.In fact since ww1 ,the presence of at least one man with sewing/tailoring skills and his "helper" was required on each USN warship.  Men with such sewing machine skills were payed an extra 20$ a month and 10$ for their helper.They'll do even more on the side,creating fancy variations of standard uniforms or just with simple alterations for better fitting issued uniforms that'll be proudly worn by sailors while on liberty.Custom made uniforms adhered to Navy regulations, but almost always featured higher quality materials and inside embroidering. Sewing was also an essential skill in the maintenance of the ship. Repair work on hammocks, canvas awnings, and even the sails of early steel ships required an expert hand.

Monday, July 9, 2012


I've never featured any ebay auction in the past ,but i'll make an exception to the rule for once and feature this nice CC41 henley shirt available ....well !!.... you know where .....

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012