POW’s

Made of a heavy canvas material which was certainly not chosen for comfort, these unusual 1940’s, Broad Arrow stamped, Coveralls remain in remarkable condition.

BELLSTAFF #NOTYPO

The thing about the Holy Grail, is that there was only meant to ever be one of them.

 

As a term in English language it was meant to be reserved for exceedingly, almost impossible to comprehend, rareness only seen in the very best of the best. In regards to vintage terms everyone will of course have their own interpretation of what that looks like, but my one wish would be that before the term was tagged to a great piece, or sometimes lets be honest a mediocre one, that the person writing just stopped for a moment and considered, is this is really the Holy Grail?

BEAUTY IN THE EVERYDAY OBJECTS

We find something incredible pleasing and strangely beautiful in these rusty old scissors. Made as a Standard Pattern sample, which would have been sent to factories for quality control checks.

 

Scissors Lamp with guard, Intended to snip the wick from Air Ministry candles.

 

MR & MRS POTTER’S EUROPEAN TOUR

If Peter and Harriet Potter from the Carry on Camping film of the late 60’s were going rambling and camping through Europe, this is what they would have worn. No doubt a Charlie Muggins type character would have joined them on their travels.

 

THE RIGHT STUFF

After the untimely death of Sam Shepard recently, we thought we’d pay tribute with a reminder of his portrayal of Chuck Yaeger, in the film version of Tom Wolfe’s 1979 novel The Right Stuff.

 

LONG LIVE THE TED'S

In the early 1950’s an Edwardian look was being revived by young men, wearing long lean high buttoned jackets and adopting a tapered trouser. The so-called Teddy Boys was one of the first teenage subcultures, influenced by US rock’n’roll and Edwardian men’s fashion.