Grandpa's clothes are suddenly chic?

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    Feb 02, 2009 2:07 PM GMT
    I went to read this online article about Grandpa's clothes now being chic, and found out they were talking about MY stuff! OMG!

    Actually, they're specifically referring to rugged outdoor clothing, which I've always worn and still do, especially for camping. But the article connects this style to earlier times, like the 1950s. YIKES, still my era. icon_sad.gif

    But I do have the Pendleton shirts and Red Wing shoes they mention, and Quoddy boots & moccasins. Don't wear 'em as much in Florida now, too heavy & hot.

    Anyway, thought this fashion article might be of interest.

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/182573
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 02, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    Red wing shoes?? OMG.. thats like something my Dad might have worn... er maybe not, maybe my grandpa.....

    LOL jk.
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    Feb 02, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidRed wing shoes?? OMG.. thats like something my Dad might have worn... er maybe not, maybe my grandpa.....

    LOL jk.

    The ones I have are like work boots, some insulated, wore them a lot in the -30 F temps up there, where trudging through the snow in your Nikes won't do. In Florida, sometimes the boys wear those rugged lace-up boots with tight shorts, for that butch look at the club. Or so they imagine.
  • rnch

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    Feb 02, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    i refuse to use aqua velva after shave lotion or have clear vinyl covers on my car's seats and sunvisors. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 02, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    Vespa, what's funny is people might start thinking your trying to dress younger.

    I got something similar when comic book movies started getting made. I'd hear - "Oh, you got into comics because of the movies." Me - "Uh, no. I've always read comic books."
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    Feb 02, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    That red flannel tie is nice. I liked how the older ones are thinner, unlike the wide ties of nowadays.

    Most of it looks like Country Club '50s.
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    Feb 02, 2009 8:27 PM GMT
    growingbig saidVespa, what's funny is people might start thinking your trying to dress younger.

    I got something similar when comic book movies started getting made. I'd hear - "Oh, you got into comics because of the movies." Me - "Uh, no. I've always read comic books."

    I hadn't thought of that! My wardrobe becoming suddenly trendy is kinda frightening. What do I do? Start dressing like a club boi?

    I remember when fountain pens became a hot yuppie accessory in the 80s. And people would see me with mine, and criticize me for being a trend slave. Only thing is, I've been using them since the 1950s, when ball points weren't permitted in some schools, and banks. And my signature doesn't look the same unless written with a fountain pen, which I still use. I suppose if men's fashion goes L.L. Bean it'll be the same thing again. icon_razz.gif