Thursday, February 27, 2014

My dog, some vintage denim workwear, and a Pendleton sweater

This blog has a dog! Our middle-aged (bordering on ancient) Pomeranian / Chihuahua mix, always has the oddest expressions. Even when he was younger, and a menace to society and blind people, he looked at you in such and odd way. I always wonder what he can see. I guess being 9" off the ground makes the people, the trees, the tires and shoes seem HUGE!
He always looks kinda sideways, yet up at us. I don't's a mystery to me. 

The other thing about him, is he always looks a bit blurry, or a lot blurry. He will be perfectly still, and the minute he figures out I'm snapping a pic, he moves. Oh well, he ain't no Cary Grant.

Coming to our website the last days of February 2014..... is a collection of vintage denim. Chore coat, and several pairs of vintage jeans.

Strange things......double selvedge Lee Riders, other cool Lee Rider vintage know us! We love old denim with delightful wear patterns. Some of the new stuff is listed........some is on the way, sailor!

60s or early 70s vintage Lee Rider bootcut jeans. wow, look at that way cool denim and the wear. This pair is available on our website.

and, another neat Lee denim piece. This  60s vintage denim Lee barn coat, or coverall jacket. Union made in the USA, Sanforized, and completely awesome. It's also on our website.

Tigger has a weird relaxed grin, and his lip always curls over his sharp canine (ha ha) teeth. He looks demonic, but I assure you, he no longer is.

 And then, sometimes, he just looks drunk. But I assure you, he is not. Not today anyway.

Looks like someone said "Cheese!"
that always gets his attention.

 Now he wants that damn cheese.  Grrr, where's that cheese?

 Here's an amazing pair of vintage denim jeans!  Look at the wear patterns.
the lines...this fella rode a horse or at least straddled a big piece of machinery to get that natural authentic pattern.
True American vintage workwear.
We think this is a pair of 40s -  50s Copper King vintage jeans.  It has a Laurel wreath button, with donut hole fly buttons with groovy patina.  They have a high waist and roomy thighs.
Straight legs. Awesome.
At our website.

Lee often produced strange transistional jeans. These have the tags from the 70s, from the 60s and the zipper looks 50s or 60s.
Lee Rider jeans, vintage blue denim workwear with.....
Double Selvedge! yes, you heard me. 2 lines of selvedge....not just one, like you always see in a vintage pair of 50s - 60s Lee jeans. Sanforized, and Union Made in the USA.
Weird I tell ya!
At the funkomavintage website.

Oh look! Tigger braved the winter snow... and he's wearing a Pendleton Indian blanket coat I made him.... Everyone loves Pendleton!

This here is a fantastic pair of vintage white overalls from Can't Bust 'Em. Union Made 50s Vintage Overalls with a nail apron and the legs have been stagged off . Made of cream Cotton Denim, Made in USA. Listed at the etsy shop.

I think it looks really cool with this 70s vintage Pendleton Indian blanket sweater. Pendleton will keep you warm and toasty!  Just ask my dog!

at our etsy shop.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sonja Heine and Ice Skating Vintage Panties

Who is Sonja Heine? well, she was an Olympic ice skater who won Olympic Gold for Norway in figure skating  in the games of 1928, 1932 and 1936.

Ice skating, according to wikipedia, stretches back to prehistoric times. Primitive ice skates appear in the archaeological record from about 3000 BC.
In modern times, for the ladies, ice skating costumes have always had skirts...and when Sonia Heine skated, they were knee length, and then became quite short in the 40s. But as we can see, once ladies were allowed to skate, their skirts were ankle length.
FrenchFrouFrou offers this lovely digital download of a Victorian lithograph of winter ice skating with a friend.

Here's a link to a slideshow on NPR, with great pics of women and mens costumes in the Olympics. Yes, now the ladies are required, yes .. required to wear a skirt.

From Sonja Henie and her bloomers and long underwear under her knee length skirt, to the modern little tiny little ruffle of a skirt, underwear views are gonna happen in a sport.

When I first saw this little hot pad at the antiques store, I was attracted to the ice skating panty shot, and because of the era of the fabric, I immediately thought it was a tribute novelty print of Sonja Heine.  But. when I flipped it over, I saw many more "upskirt" panty views!
Well, naughty naughty!

the little hot pad is panty shaped too.....

so many panties.... this is a recurring theme ... in girlie art.... because it's a nice view I suppose!

in the shop right now..... in the vintage panty department.... are these little charmers...... whether you wear them under a skirt, or under your jeans, it is always the first place to start in the morning......

Vintage nylon panties, with nylon gussets are so silky!  Ruffles and lace, or just lots of silky nylon....

Vintage Vanity Fair, Beauty Form, Kayser, Red, Black, Baby Blue, White, Cocoa Brown, and Leopard! clicky the linky to be whisked away to the funkomavintage shop.... and find the panties of your dreams...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Old man Winter ain't done with you yet.

Here's some Pendleton, some old denim, some of the most awesome vintage knit scarves I've seen in a long while.......some long wool socks..... and only a few more weeks till Spring... and then your long hot summer.
funkomavintage is seasoned for the seasons of your very vintage life.
Vintage cashmere sweaters, 60s Lee Storm Rider blanket lined denim jacket.

Vintage Levis denim jacket, 50s vintage red and black plaid wool hunting jacket.
vintage Carhartt canvas chore jacket and work jeans, Vintage denim chore coat.

Vintage Big Mac, Pay Day, J.C. Penney's, Vintage know the drill.

Red long john thermal underwear, Indian pattern wool or acrylic scarf.
Irish fisherman sweaters and vest.  Woolrich vintage CPO shirts.
LL Bean ragg wool sweaters,  LL Bean boots, Red Wing boots.
vintage Frye Boots., vintage plaid, wool, flannel pajamas, wool beret, vintage Pendleton shirts, and classic vintage Harris Tweed jackets.
find these goodies at our website, or check our shop on etsy.