Thursday, March 3, 2011


It only existed in a conversation at first, between me and Mike Farrell. We proposed the perfect men’s dress shirt, eschewing the blousy cut and sweaty synthetic fabrics commonly used in the last 20 years of mass manufacturing. We longed for the slim tapered fit and creative seaming utilized in the golden era of clothing, the mid twentieth century, which produced the rare and coveted treasures which are becoming increasingly harder to come by. I asked Mike if he remembered the shirt Stan wore at a Losin Streaks show that he had admired. He didn’t, at first, but when I busted it out for his perusal he said, "Oh yeah!! It’s perfect!" We then proceeded to have a pattern and shirt made by Becky of Becky's Alterations, after the perfect vintage shirt thrifted many years ago belonging to my man. The pattern put Mike back $20, the fabric and buttons he selected at Hancock fabrics another $25, and it cost $75 to get the sewing done. Enjoy the images of this designer original piece, as well as these dolls modeling their own stuff.

Mike’s gear:
Beatle boots,, Lennon boot
Bolo tie, tooled belt, Aztec calendar belt buckle: cheap thrills
Brown Pants: Handley’s Western Wear
Aviator sunglasses, Military Surplus Supply in Seattle, WA.

Stan’s gear:
Beatle boots,, Lennon boot
Vintage Black Levis Sta Prest pants
Vintage Shirt, Deseret Industries
Black "69" Iron Cross from Santa Cruz Flea Market
White Leather belt with brass grommets, Salvation Army Thrift Store


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