FRENCH MEN’S LEATHER & WOODEN CLOGS – SMALL ENOUGH FOR ME!

FRENCH MEN'S LEATHER & WOODEN CLOGS – SMALL ENOUGH FOR ME!.

TRUE VINTAGE MID-CENTURY HAWAIIAN SHIRTS FROM BACK IN THE DAY . . .

CLASSIC TRAVEL SOUVENIRS AT THEIR BEST!!!

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TRUE VINTAGE HAWAIIAN SHIRTS FROM BACK IN THE DAY . . .

These shirts are authentic from Hawaii when they were very well-made and always a vacation souvenir. The shirt on the left, especially, is from the 1940’s or ’50’s – made of cotton with a bark cloth print. It’s also got buttons made from, I think, coconut shell.

The shirt on the right is newer – 1950’s to ’70’s. It is also cotton and is from the shop at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. That is (or was) a famous hotel on Waikiki Beach which had their own line of clothing with their label. The buttons are also distinctively theirs.

What’s so great about these shirts? The lovely cottons, the great prints and the “exotic” origin. I don’t have any of the fabulous rayon shirts from the ’40’s that were made there – maybe someday – noting better to wear during a tropical investigation on a hot summer night . . …

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A LITTLE FUN FIND – TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S HANNA BARBERA CARTOON SOUVENIR HANKIE

A LITTLE FUN FIND – TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S – EARLY 1960'S HANNA BARBERA CARTOON SOUVENIR HANKIE.

A LITTLE FUN FIND – TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S HANNA BARBERA CARTOON SOUVENIR HANKIE

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Can’t ever resist something like this.  They’re rare to find in good condition, and always fun to pick up!  Despite the obvious attractiveness of disposable tissues, true vintage and antique handkerchiefs are so interesting and many are exceptionally beautiful, with colorful printed designs, hand-done lace or embroidery.  This one just makes me laugh – maybe the best kind . . . . . .

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A FUN SOUVENIR SWEATER FROM LAS VEGAS – 1960’S – 1970’S.

A FUN SOUVENIR SWEATER FROM LAS VEGAS – 1960'S – 1970'S..

A FUN TRUE VINTAGE SOUVENIR SWEATER FROM 1960’S LAS VEGAS

A FUN SOUVENIR SWEATER FROM LAS VEGAS - 1960'S - 1970'S.

Someone was tempted to remember their mid-century trip-of-a-lifetime to Las Vegas with a splashy embroidered sweater, before the time of T-shirts being worn every day and taking over as souvenirs of our vacations. Same idea, different era.  What happened in Vegas didn’t always stay there.

The most fun fashions have usually fallen somewhere along the spectrum of bad taste, and this one is no exception – how could you not love it?!  Like almost all souvenir items, it’s not of exceptional quality – but it still has lasted 50 years in good condition.  You won’t find anything exactly like it now.

Knit of acrylic yarn, for purely casual wear – our adventurous gambler maybe wore it to her weekly card games or just to advertise her trip to an “exotic” destination. Going to Vegas used to be a much bigger deal than it is today.  After all, it was Mafia territory, full of high rollers and shady ladies.  Some things never change  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

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TRUE VINTAGE HAWAIIAN SHIRTS FROM BACK IN THE DAY . . .

TRUE VINTAGE HAWAIIAN SHIRTS FROM BACK IN THE DAY . . ..