Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Levi's 501

Levi's Vintage clothing (LVC) came up with an interesting idea to communicate with its final clients about their heritage products. All the summer 2010 styles carry a letter from Levi's in the back pockets. It states: "To the owner of this 501 jeans". In the letter the company accurately describes what kind of style the owner purchased. It shows you when the original jeans were made, what the most important characteristics are and which design details should be brought to your attention.

The featured 1933 501 had belt loops, a cinch and suspender buttons so the jeans could be worn in several ways. Some owners would cut off their cinch in order to wear the jeans with belts and according to the letter most of the stores had big scissors to cut it off directly.
The most important feature of these jeans is the little label below the patch (not shown here), not visible until it began to shrink with age. It showed that Levi's abided by the labor rules of president Roosevelt's National Recovery Administration during the Depression years of the 30's. This pair is the last waist overall with a crotch rivet before the regular five pocket jeans occurred in 1944. Wear the legend.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Download Townes Van Zandt - Waiting Around To Die

Townes Van Zandt

A handsome man that was an amazing musician.

South Southwest Swell and Northwest Combo swell

So its that time of the year...the time when the spring winds ruin conditions like a drunk uncle at a family function. But one good thing about my drunk uncle is that he supplies the hooch aaaaaaand this time of year we get leftover Northewest swell filling in with building south/southwest groundswell! I am so excited to go surf! After examining my quiver of boards I realize that a new summer stick is direly needed. Al Merrick makes some damn fine boards and after my second black beauty, the dumpster diver is the next logical purchase. Too bad its almost $700! Its a good thing paying full retail is not a belief of mine...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Prison Weapons

made of steel rails from bookshelves. On October 10, 1994, inmates Gerhard Polak and Raimund Albert used this ladder during their successful escape from ‘Santa Fu’ prison in Hamburg, Germany.

with padded handle, made from a rasp that was presumably stolen from a prison workshop.
The weapon was found in a cell in the prison of Wolfenb├╝ttel, Germany, sometime around 1993.

disguised as a wooden crucifix; found in an inmate’s cell in Wolfenb├╝ttel prison, Germany, sometime around 1994; intended for use in an escape or as a general weapon. At that time a lot of crucifixes were fashioned in prison woodshops until jailers finally dug their true purpose.

made from razor blades; found in a cell in ‘Santa Fu’ jail in Hamburg, Germany. Jailbirds use these tools to distil alcoholic beverages forbidden in prisons.
Your typical inmate’s moonshine still includes a plastic can containing fermented fruit mash or juice, an immersion coil of some sort, a rubber hose, and a plastic receptacle for the booze.

made from iron bedposts; charge made of pieces of lead from curtain tape and match-heads, to be ignited by AA batteries and a broken light bulb.
On May 21, 1984 two inmates of a prison in Celle, Germany, took a jailer as a hostage, showed off their fire power by letting go at a pane of bullet-proof glass, and escaped by car.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Arabian Chicks

Veiled to all men beyond her family, a young Bedouin woman wears the classic face covering of her people. Given only passing mention by the Koran, Islam’s holy book, the veil is an ancient custom traced to India and Persia; it was adopted by Arabia’s nomadic tribes, which enforced a strict code of female modesty. Arabian chicks have a special quality to them...like the way their ankles look when you sneak a peak. OHHHH MY F'N GOODNESS.