Thursday, October 27, 2011


Thx to all of you for the instant success .Everything was almost sold in a day.I must say that i'm surprised that only 5 shirts were sold here in the US.....there's of course more to come for those who "missed the train".for now i only have 
 1 CB allstars L left .
so hurry  
everything was shipped today .id like to ask you guys to forward me the coolest pics of you sporting your RIVETED shirt, so i can post some of them.
once more thx and see you soon.

Monday, October 24, 2011


As they arrived .... fresh from the press

Nicely packed.......

Ready to roll......

Test sample after a week ....

Will be even better in a month or so .........

the first RIVETED t-shirts are here....priced at $ 22   
i was only able to do 25 pieces for this test run :10 M,10L AND 5XL

-I've got 2 motifs for this run: FELIX THE CAT and CB ALLSTARS , as listed bellow
-5XL FELIX only.........
These shirts have been marked by hand with water based inks.No use of machines here, just good ol' artisan methods of manufacturing . No shirts are the same on purpose .The resulting impressions will continue to fade with time eventually leaving only the permanently stained cotton fibers and having no tactile effect remaining.              
I've searched for the closest and most affordable"vintage cut" in MEN's t-shirt, to use for my reproductions.  These shirts have a vintage style slim fit with a narrow 5/8" neck,  shorter sleeves and short length. They are 100% cotton. sizing listed below
Men's SizeChestLength
 ( in inches)

X large2327

email me for your oder at : with "RIVETED" as your email's subject .i'll send you my PAYPAL acct # please comfirm your address .shipping will be free for the US only.for foreign orders 10$ [instead of $13] USPS PRIORITY for security and faster delivery.
-As i've said :first come first served...

Thursday, October 20, 2011


ww1 hand knitted wool vest

comparaison with a post war privately purchased one worn by officers 

doughboys receiving their wool vests overseas

When the United States entered the Great War there was a critical shortage of wool uniforms and overcoats, brought about by the rapid expansion of America’s army. Because of this army Quartermasters scoured the warehouses across the nation in search of warm suitable military clothing.Privately purchased clothing and equipment for the officers and soldiers became big business during the war and many American retailers jumped on the band wagon anxious to profit from the military men.
U.S. government reacted and asked the American people to devote their spare time to knitting wool garments such as :socks, sweaters, mufflers among many other garments for the men overseas and be a part of the war effort

In the summer of 1917 the American Red Cross went into the knitting business and launched a massive campaign on the home front. The Red Cross and other relief organizations put out an urgent request for knitted goods of all kinds . It needed a minimum of one and a half million each of knitted wristlets, mufflers, sweaters and other warm garments , but the most urgently needed item was wool socks. It began by teaching thousands of men, women and children how to knit; its supply bureau purchased one million pounds of wool and printed detailed instruction booklets and patterns that had been approved by the War Department’s Clothing and Equipage Division. The Red Cross along with other relief and charitable organizations such as the Knights of Columbus and the Jewish Welfare League organized knitters all across the nation to “Knit for Sammy”.......

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


  • Launched 18 September 1943

  • Completed 30 October 1943 and placed in service with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY NINE (PTRon 29) under the command of Comdr. S. Stephen Daunis, USN

  • PTRon 29, assigned to the Mediterranean, based at Calvi, Corsica, and Leghorn, Italy, and had action along the northwest coast of Italy and southern coast of France, operating under the British Coastal Forces

  • This photo of PT-557 was taken on the Hudson River heading up to Detroit after the war had ended. Volunteers took the PT-Boats to Detroit for display for 2 weeks, then they were brought back through the locks and ended up at the Brooklyn Navy yard. On the way back they were ordered to go slower as ,when they went up the Hudson at speed their wakes swamped and damaged several docks along the shore. I suppose 7 PT Boats doing 40 knots could do that......
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2011


    Needless to say ,i'm glad that still have this beauty in my collection.As we all know it'll cost me a kidney nowadays.Love the use of the inside and out of the hide to achieve the  two tone effect .All the common and desirable details are present but the unusual DOT zipper tops them all.Was this a Scovill early attempt to enter the zippers competition under its DOT brand !??i haven't research this so far .So if anyone knows, feel free to post ........

    Monday, October 3, 2011


    Ready for part 2 of :PROHIBITION" on PBS
    BTW  i hope you've all pledged .....