Saturday, December 22, 2012

Army Issue

TEN-HUT! Hope everyone's got their Christmas shopping done! Today, I'll be posting pictures of my new overcoat, but not just any ordinary vintage overcoat, this one is army issue!

 Nice, heavy and thick. Army issue coats have always been of the highest quality and still are today. I believe this is the M1939, as it's dated 1940. I'm guessing this was an officers coat because of the gold buttons. I was skeptical at first because I thought they would be "too flashy" but I've come to like them as they pop against the "breen" color of the wool.

 The belted back is not only nice to look at, but it gives the coat the proper fit depending on how much or little you wear under it. Simple idea but quite clever!

I also figured I needed some new (vintage) ties for my family gatherings this christmas, so I picked up these 2 '20s/'30s ties with Christmas colors/themes in mind. 

For the holiday, here is a 1932 recording of "Jingle Bells". To all my followers, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Party

Ha ha happy holidays folks! I just attended a very fun Christmas party at my old job last night, and had quite a good time. I decided I wanted to dress in my best do me do duds for the party. The party was semi-dressy, and quite refreshing for that fact. It wasn't the usual "secret santa" format, rather it was a "white elephant", where names are picked out of a hat and a person picks a present or steals a present that someone already opened. Quite fun!

1926 dated suit, '30s NRA label overcoat, '20s glasses, '50s Homburg, '40s tie, '10s cufflinks, Paul Fredrick shirt, Allen Edmund cap toes.

The present I got from the party. As an animator nothing beats more cartoons to add to one's collection.