Search Results for: 49er

49er Look-Alike

Yesterday I wrote about how easy it is to confuse a Key West Hand Print with that of Lilly Pulitzer.  Considering that the two were designed and made by the same team, that is understandable.  But there are other times … Continue reading


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Pendleton 49er

Pendleton ad, 1953 Well, fall is really here, with cooler weather, so what better time to talk about the famous Pendleton 49er. For years Pendleton Woolen Mills produced Indian style blankets and men’s wool shirts.  It was not until 1949 that … Continue reading


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American Sportswear, Part III, The Designers

Ad for White Stag Separates, 1955 And today, the conclusion of my series on American sportswear: A very important development in women’s sportswear was the concept of co-ordinates, or separates.  These were garments made from the same or matching fabrics that … Continue reading


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Retro Roadmap Get Together

Last Sunday I got to meet one of my favorite bloggers and internet friends, Beth Lennon of Retro Roadmap.  I first “met” Beth several years ago when she spotted a post I did on a Cherokee, NC motel, the Pink … Continue reading


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Vintage Miscellany – July 22, 2012

I don’t want to alarm anyone, but here in the Northern Hemisphere the summer is speeding along.  Get out there and enjoy it while you can! That is, after you enjoy your morning coffee and a few links. *  Kate … Continue reading


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An Early Pendleton Jacket

There are times in my life that I’ve been very happy to be wrong.  That statement will come as a shock to those of you who think I’d never admit to ever being wrong, but that’s another story.  Let’s just … Continue reading


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Ad Campaign – Pendleton, 1950s

It’s not as if I’ve not already written about Pendleton here.  I realize that I have a tendency to go on and on about the things I love.  And I do love a snappy Pendleton 49er.  It is pretty much … Continue reading


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