March 24, 2009


I apologize for the lapse in posts. To be honest, I have been contemplating the future of this blog. I recently created an account on Tumblr and am considering merging this blog with that one. I just don't have the time for detailed posts, and so I like Tumblr's functionality. I'm still debating, but I have a feeling this blog will eventually become obsolete.

In the mean time, here's an '80s sweatshirt for a liquor store:

Close-up of the logo:

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March 20, 2009


Shirt of the day: 1986 Liberty Ride cycling shirt. The back says "Official" across the top in cursive.

I set up a tumblr account, so check it out:

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March 18, 2009

The times, they are a-changing...

Spring is definitely on the way, and I could not be happier (although, living in Michigan, I know not to get my hopes up!). I cannot wait for bike rides and Slurpees/tall cans of Arizona Green Tea every day.

Since this blog is about clothing and not the weather, here is a 1980s Kings Island t-shirt:

I neglected this shirt for a little while but recently rediscovered it. I love the graphic! For those of you unfamiliar with Kings Island, it's a U.S. theme park (although I've never been there).

I hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day and is fully recovered.

One exciting bit of information: If you know me, you know that I do not yet have my driver's license. I hate driving, to be honest, and am just nervous to take the test. However, I FINALLY scheduled my road test, so I will be taking it on April 4. This is a big deal for me and for the people who will no longer have to chauffeur me everywhere, haha, so, yeah.

March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Picture is from the Detroit parade on Sunday. T-shirt and vest are both vintage.

The parade was a lot of fun, although I may have had too much fun. I've had the Guinness shirt for a while now, but hadn't worn it yet. This seemed like the perfect occasion. The weather was BEAUTIFUL and should be again today!

Mat wore a vintage Pendleton flannel:

We didn't do much else over the weekend. Mat made we watch a British movie called Severance; it's a horror film, but also a comedy so that's the only reason I could tolerate it. And it was pretty funny. I don't do so well with the blood and gore.

Tonight we will most likely watch The Boondock Saints like we do every year. What are your St. Patty's Day plans?

March 14, 2009

Snack Pack

I went for my first bike ride of the year today! After the weather we've been having in Michigan, 43 degrees feels like spring. Here's some AMAZING Nike spandex leggings.

Unfortunately, the right leg has a huuuuge run down the front. Maybe I can try stitching it up? =\ I'm not very advanced with a needle and thread, but my sister has a sewing machine. Regardless, I still wear 'em to ride in. (However, if I could get the hole fixed I'd possibly try and figure out how to wear them in public).

I realize they are somewhat see-through, but I wanted you to get the full effect of how awesome I look riding my bike, hahaha. This is what I wore, except I wore some gray capri sweatpants over the leggings, due to the weather. Now picture that getup with a pink helmet and pink faux Ray-Bans, and you can start to envision the radness (or wackness?).

Sorry for the lack of clothing posts lately, I haven't had much time at my computer. I have lots of photos, though, waiting to be posted.

Tomorrow Mat and I are going downtown for the Detroit St. Patrick's Day parade, so maybe I'll have some photos from that.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

March 13, 2009

Mat's Room

Here's just a small sample of the various art and wall decorations Mat has found at thrift stores. The mirror hangings are from the '60s and still had the original tags! The print is my favorite of his five Marushka prints; I have two.

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March 10, 2009

Playboy Club

I had hoped to make a legitimate post today, but it didn't work out. In the mean time, here's something to tide you over:

Original 1970s Playboy Club mug, from the Chicago club, courtesy of my Mom!

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March 8, 2009

Daylight Savings

1980s Darby Downs t-shirt.

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March 7, 2009

This shirt is as old as I am!

1986 Alaskan marathon t-shirt.

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March 5, 2009

I want to ride my bicycle...*

It is 50 degrees out right now and, compared to how the rest of the week has been, it feels effing amazing. With all the snow melted, I really do want to go for a bike ride, but for now I'll settle for this cycling-related t-shirt:

I love this shirt. The graphics are awesome, the colors are perfect, and it is unbelievably soft. Circa 1990.

Back view:

I love that font!

I rode my bike constantly over the summer, and as soon as the weather starts to get consistently warmer, I can't wait to ride it again. It looks so sad and lonely sitting in my garage.

I mean, check this beauty out!

I have a different seat now, though (Fuji!), and so it looks even better. My bike is a former 10-speed 1970s Schwinn Sportabout turned single speed. I bought it off of eBay a few summers ago, and it is still in amazing condition. Some minor work has been done but overall it is a solid ride. I need to move somewhere warmer so I can ride my bike every day!

I have a few good bike jerseys I've found at thrift stores that I'm sure I'll get around to posting eventually, and Mat has an awesome collection of vintage jerseys, including a Nike cycling tank top.

Who's got love for their bike?

*I was singing Queen, by the way, in case you couldn't tell.

March 3, 2009

Another Michigan State Shirt

I really have too many Michigan State shirts, but then again, I don't believe in such a thing!

Nothing special, '80s Soffe-brand MSU t-shirt. Here's a picture of the tag:

I can't wait to go see Watchmen, hopefully Friday but for sure by Sunday. I haven't yet met my goal of finishing the book before I see the movie but maybe I can cram and get it done by the weekend. I just hope the movie lives up to its expectations, although I think if anyone can do it, it's Zack Snyder (although V for Vendetta was certainly another amazing Alan Moore adaptation, but I haven't read the graphic novel).

That's all!

March 1, 2009

Cupcake Tattoo

Last night Mat and I headed down to the Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit.

Rad '80s Adidas tank top:

Finished product (for now):

I have an awesome collection of tank tops, even though it isn't extensive as my t-shirt collection. I can't wait until it's warm enough to show them all off.