Saturday, September 17, 2011
...And Now For Something Completely Different. Barkcloth - It Ain't Just For Drapery Anymore! Status: Sartorialy Inclined?
I've resisted as long as I can but I've got lots of vintage clothing. It's gonna make it's way here from time to time. I was gonna model this for ya but for realz...that's not something that anybody should have to see on the internet. At the beach? Watch out! I'll be struttin' and posing proud! Yeah, I'm kind-of-a-freak.
I found this wonderful matched set down at the Value Village thrift store a while back. I've found
some really great vintage clothing there. Actually, that's what got me into thrifting hard core to begin
with. It kinda started with '70s rock-n-roll stuff to go out seeing bands in but then morphed into
western wear and then the search for true vintage and vintage Levi's.
The lapels read 1970s but there is a tag in the swim trunks that has "1960" at the top of it. What do
YOU think? I know it's kinda weird to be all "clothesy" for a guy and about guy clothes. Any dudes
(or moms that shopped for dudes!) out there that remember shopping at Penny's in the '60s or '70s
that recognize this style or tag?
Unfortunately the trunks are WAY to big for me. I could have them fixed I guess. I hesitate to mess
with them though since they are vintage. I can wear the shirt and it would be cool (in my mind
anyway) to be able to wear the matched set...especially when in a place like Myrtle beach which is
kinda stuck in the past itself. Maybe have a game of beach blanket bingo!
Not just made in America but made in California! Does it get much more legit than that? There's that
tag I was speaking of. See? "1960" Think that is a date or just a coincidence? How about the neato
print on the barkcloth? Snazy no?