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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Search For The Perfect Sweatshirt

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A few months back I was lamenting over the lack of selection in the Perfect Sweatshirt category. It seems I am not the only one with the obsession. The folks over at Selectism have done some research for me and come up with some of the same I originally found in addition to some new. They all have great vintage style and superior fabric construction. If they didn’t have such a high price tag I just might get several. Quality ain’t cheap. Also, I continue to get frustrated that all the best fashion options, even from American companies, are only available in the UK and Japan. WHAT’S GOING ON HERE AMERICA?!

In addition to Selectisms recommendations, here are a few more I like… just in case you want to buy me something for Christmas.

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A Time Out

I have been slacking on the Honda CB350 Cafe Racer Project because, as often happens, I got sidetracked and obsessed (Imagine That!) about another project. The Missus and I collect vintage metal medical cabinets, and I happened to pick up a nice one for our front entrance. The problem is that I like them in their raw metal state, which means I had to get out the paint stripper and some elbow grease and get to stripping. This particular cabinet is a very heavy welded construction piece and you never know what you are going to find under the paint. It is a good thing I don’t mind flaws on these old bastards because there are always rust feathers and weld and grind marks. I happen to think they make the cabinets look even more industrial and beautiful. So here it is after the strip:

 

Antique Metal Medical Cabinet


Antique Ranch Auction

This past weekend I attended a 3 day auction at a historical ranch in Prineville, Oregon. While there were plenty of amazing items to buy, the prices were so high I wasn’t able to walk away with much. I found a few gems that I could afford, but mostly enjoyed the experience. While everyone else was paying higher-than-retail prices I was able to bust out my camera and take photos of some great rusty relics. Enjoy…


Antique Trouble Lights

I have been obsessed with antique trouble lights for some time. This weekend I attended an auction and came away with quite a box of trouble light heaven. It was a score.

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Time to get to work restoring them…