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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Watches in the Mid 90s

 Have a great morning and enjoy these wonderful vintage advertisements of Victorinox from the mid 90s. I need to start collecting vintage Victorinox watches.

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Watches in the Mid 90s
1994 Delta Watch

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Watches in the Mid 90s
1995 Cavalry Watch

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Watches in the Mid 90s
1995 Lancer 100 & 200 watches
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Watches in the Mid 90s
1996 Lancer 100 & 200

Monday, August 25, 2014

Victorinox Swiss Army Men's Maverick GS Green Dial

Victorinox Swiss Army Men's Maverick Gs Green Dial Swiss Quartz Watch
Since I was little, I always had admiration for Victorinox because I used to read alot of books on war history. I was aware of the history of the swiss army knife. Victorinox enter the watch business in 1989.I recomend the brand for anyone wanting to get a watch. I need to get a Victorinox dive watch on my wrist sometime in the future. If anyone is looking  for a beautiful dive watch, then Victorinox has the answer. Most dive watches are either black, red or blue dial. The looks of the Victorinox GS Maverick caught my eye because it has everything that I'm looking for in a dive watch which is two tone with a green dial.The Maverick GS watch is a definite eye catcher. For me it's simply beautiful, green is my favorite color. A two tone watch is always a classic timepiece in any event. This diver has a stainless steel bracelet with gold PVD-finished center links. The watch is round case and its size is 43mm, which is the average size for a diver watch. It comes with a unidirectional rotating green and gold-tone bezel with markers, crown protection, screw-in case with triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Sapphire crystal does very well aganist scratches. The Green dial has gold-tone numerals, stick indices, luminous hands, military time and date window. I really love the military time display, which is rarely seen on a dive watch. Made in Switzerland with precision Swiss quartz movement.No need to be concern of getting the watch wet while swimming since the watch is water-resistant to 100 meters (300 feet). The watch retails for $650.00 and you can get it at Macys

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throw Back Preppy Thursdays: Brooks Brothers Army and Navy Uniforms

Vintage Brooks Brothers
1940

Vintage Brooks Brothers
1941

From the crispy archives, here's one fact that you probably didn't know, Brooks Brothers supplied uniforms for the army and navy officers. The uniforms were ready made for prompt delivery and immediate use. These advertisements are from the early 1940s, but Brooks Brothers were supplying uniforms for armed forces long before.




Monday, August 18, 2014

Item of the week RES IPSA Wool Loafers


 

RES IPSA Wool Loafers

    I don't know how, but I'm glad I stumble across RES IPSA. The brand makes prince Albert style slippers or smoking slippers. In the recent years smoking or velvet slippers have been trending outside the preppy culture. RES IPSA differs from the other brands because they use wool as their choice of fabric. Inspired by a visit to Istanbul, each loafer is handmade, crafted from vintage handwoven Turkish rugs, and finished with a durable leather sole and rubber heel.  Because each Turkish rug is unique and asymmetrical, no two pairs will ever be identical. RES IPSA takes peculiarity to a whole new level. The pairs are shoes aren't sold in limited quantity or a few selected stores. No, each shoe is one of a kind,  It is literally impossible to create two identical pairs of shoes, so the shoes you receive will be completely unique, never to be exactly reproduced. Never worry going to a black tie event or to a fashion show at Pitti Uomo seeing someone wearing the same shoes. The shoes retail for $225.00. Everyone check out their website and get a slipper that guarantee you will never see again.
RES IPSA Wool Loafers
Each of these slippers are one of a kind.

RES IPSA Wool Loafers

RES IPSA Wool Loafers

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vineyard Vines Nautical Flag Canvas Club Belt for Men


Vineyard Vines Nautical Flag Canvas Club Belt for Men
 One of my go to belts is by Vineyard Vines. It simply looks great and it matches all my clothes. When I was checking the Vineyard Vines website, I came across to Vineyard Vines Nautical Flag Canvas Club Belt for Men.This belt caught my attention because of its design. The belt features three horizontal rows of nautical flags, which I find pretty cool since I never saw that design done before on a belt.

Vintage Harvard Rowing Crew

                                                              Harvard 1892 Crew Team
    No words needed, just enjoy these wonderful vintage pics from Harvard's rowing crew.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

G.H.Bass Outdoors: Indian Slippers


G.H.Bass Outdoors: Indian Slippers
G.H.Bass Outdoors: Indian Slippers

G.H.Bass Outdoors: Indian Slippers
 I haven't posted a G. H. Bass advertisement in a while. I didn't want to post the usual weejun post. I decided to post this Moccasin advertisement from the mid 1930s. The maker of the weejun was heavily involved in the outdoor footwear department many decades ago. G. H Bass should bring this model back. The Indian slipper reminds me of the L.L. Bean camp moccasin, which is a preppy stable and New England classic. My assumption is that the Indian Slipper influenced the camp moccasin. The slippers are very low profile with a thin sole. According to the advertisements the slipper has the comfort of bedroom slippers. Yet, it has the durability to hold up against outdoor activities like camping and canoeing. Absolutely love this authentic design because it's a silhouette you probably see from Maine brand like Quoddy.