Golf ties, and Christmas ties for that matter, sometimes make me cringe just thinking about them. They are often cheaply made, brash, and embarrassing for some to wear. Here is one that breaks the rules. There is a golf tie offered on Etsy for a limited time. How long is limited, you might ask? Until it sells. It is available for the bargain basement steal of $8.99, which includes shipping. How can you beat that?
This tie is of the square bottom, skinny variety from the 1960s. It is considered a novelty print, as it is not an “all over” print, but depicts a theme or a scene. It features a print on cotton of a golfing scene. Colors are primarily green and brown. Condition is listed as excellent, with no apparent flaws.
To check it out, or to snap it up and get it in your hot little hands before anyone else, CLICK HERE.1960s, gift ideas, vintage clothing | Comment (1)
It is interesting and sometimes comical to see how people imagined our times in decades past. In the 1930s, this short was seen at movie theaters and it concerned fashion for the new millenia. It is chiefly ladies fashion, but you will see an idea of menswear at the tail end.
There is a grecian goddess dresss that came to pass about 40 years after this short was made, and a topiary style hairdo about 43 seconds into the video that was thankfully a false prophesy, unless Marge Simpson once decided to change up her blue beehive. I don’t expect the “King Friday” look we see for men will come to pass anytime soon. Sadly, I have not found any “Part Two” to this to see if there were any more men’s looks. If the first one is any indication, I bet it was a hoot.1930s | Comment (0)
In the 80s, Bill Cosby popularized the Coogi sweaters. Some people thought they were high fashion, and others thought they were highly repulsive. From the Cosby Sweater to the Gem Sweater site, Ugly Sweaters have their place in fashion history. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and some people have taste only in their mouth. Some were once considered beautiful and now they are dated, and some were never good.
My cousins had a contest to see if they could come to the party with the ugliest Ugly Christmas Sweaters. The best one was a buttonless cardigan with a western cowboy Christmas theme. Sometimes Men’s Ugly Sweaters are harder to find if you are looking for something figural, like snow people themed, versus abstract ugly.
The handsome men’s sweater can be found at Buyuglysweaters.com. They circle the decades and the miles to find the very best (worst) ones. It is called A Bad Day to be Amish. What makes it a bad day? Perhaps because you are on an ugly sweater! I got a laugh out of it, especially because it was produced for the menswear market versus the children’s. It retails at $20. There is only one of them. Hard to believe, right? You’d better hurry, or you’ll miss out on this fine selection.Uncategorized | Comment (0)
A friend of mine recenly told me about a website that she used to find a few people to do some work on her home that she is historically renovating. It was taking a long time to get the work done, not because it took long once started, but because it took so long to find people to do it. For me, it would probably take me quite some time to sift back in my memory to remember who hired who for what, and who they recommended. She recently changed her game plan and used a site called MiNeeds.com. She lives in the Windy City, described the job that needed to be done, and then several Chicago Contractors & Landscape Services responded with their quotes.
What surprised me more is that you can ask for help in all sorts of areas. There are even fashion boutiques, photographers, and designers on the site. There are individuals and companies that you can look up and hire directly, or you can pitch your idea and wait for quotes. Of course, if you live in a metro area, or your job could be completed by someone who you don’t need to meet with at every step of the process, you are more likely to receive more quotes.
Say you need a photographer and flowers for a wedding. Those are things you might automatically shop around for. Wouldn’t it be neat if you could also ask for quotes for designing the bride’s dress or supplying the tuxedos? Yes, you can definitely try doing that.
Of course, you would still need to decide for yourself if you think a business is worthy of hiring. You will be able to read reviews from other people and see credentials online to help you with your initial research. It behooves the businesses to be competitive with eachother, as it shows the best quote to date. The service is absolutely free for you, and may just help you connect the people you have been looking for. In a new town, it is especially hard to know who to call, but here you have a good start.
Do you prefer to find help by doing your own research, or have you tried a site like MiNeeds.com? I know its easy to surf around the internet and then make phone calls, but as a business person, I am always impressed by people who are willing to come to me to convince me to hire them. It shows initiative, and perhaps they will use the same initiative in their work. It is not always the case, but it often happens as long as the person going after the business is the same as the person doing the work, or is closely in touch with it.Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Do you want free jeans? I need to twist your arm, right? Armani Exchange is running a promotion. One pair of jeans will be given away per day in July when you text A|X>. Simply text “DENIM2″ to ARMANI (276264) and you will be in the running. With my luck, I won’t win a darn thing. If you are like me, you will buy jeans anyhow and if you win, it is a pleasant bonus.
Recently, Armani Exchange introduced a new line of Premium Denim starting at $98.00. There are classic looks, as well as styles that you can be sure your friends won’t have. I am glad that designers are finally offering an alternative to jeans that look like you have been dragged behind the southbound end of a northbound horse. Sure, you can get that if you like, but there are other options now. At left, we see the new painted style. The painted jeans are not what was offered a few years ago, when you saw flames or hearts. These are more textural. I still think the jeans give you people the impression that you were in a chemical spill, but then I can be a fuddy duddy sometimes.
At center, is a most unusual ladies style called the “Harem Jean.” They are a variation on the capri, as they are much shorter and feature a faux blouson effect. The VintageGent-ette believes they were made for no one except gals who have skinny legs. Otherwise, they may cut you off and make your legs look shorter than they are, perhaps. Just wear them with an open backed shoe versus tennis shoes. At right, is the J65, the Overdyed Zipper Straight Leg. They grind the jeans to create some of the effects. It will set you back about $145.00, but features an unusual zipper configuration which appeals to the former grunge rocker in me. Truth be told, I was never a grunge rocker. However, I had a particular preference for boots with an infinite number of zippers.
In addition, there is a sale going on where you can afford to buy more jean for your money. However, if the pair you fancy is not on sale, they have another offer. When you buy a non sale item at regular price through July 19th, you will receive a gift card towards a future purchase of $100 or more. You must use the gift certificate between July 30th and August 15th. The offer is both valid in the store and online.
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