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Early 1900’s Grafton & Co. Pullover Shirt. Amazing find from


For every modern piece I find, there is always one or two vintage pieces. Very rarely do I find something that is of significant age (over 70 years). Even rarer still is for the piece to fit me. Last week, while scouring one of my favourite locations, I came upon this beautiful green wool work shirt by local Hamilton clothing manufacturer Grafton & Co. Now a part of the Tip Top Tailors brand, the company began in 1858 in Dundas, Ontario and played an integral role in the area before being sold in 1960 to its parent company. Judging from the condition and construction, the piece seems to be from the 1910s-1920s. Finishing touches such as the very rudimentary mother-of-pearl buttons and a mixture of hand sewn and industrial edges speak of an age before heavy mechanation. This is a piece I will wear periodically because it is simply beautiful. Grail find.


Incredible piece of Ontario history.

Cars And Classics The 1966 Corvette Stingray Convertible and Early Morning Knocks At My Door

It takes a lot to get me out of bed quickly, however when I heard a knock at the door I knew something was up and had to get dressed fast…[Read The Article]


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I have a total fixation with trains, the sound of them, the oil soaked toxic ties, the earth shaking rumble. Trains.

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Vintage Typewriters For Sale And The Lost Art Of The Letter

The day I discovered this Hermes compact manual typewriter at my local bookstore, I rediscovered the art and act, of writing…[Read The Article]

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Vintage Clickers! (or rotary!)

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My Friend Jack Has a Perfect Datsun 280ZX Hiding In His Garage, You’ve Got To See This

Good food and friends, the perfect weekend, and a 1983 Datsun 280ZX that’s in meticulous shape hiding in the garage…[Read the article]



This is one of the best books in the Archie McPhee Library. Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads! [Buy from Amazon] by Kirk Demarais. The premise is irresistible. He took the ads from comic books and matched them up with what you actually got if you ordered. All the products are varying degrees of disappointing, but the book is anything but. 

Demarais’ commentary is clever and dead on, mixing misty nostalgia with sharp focus reality. As you can see from the page above, the “7 Feet Tall” ghost is actually a balloon with a plastic sheet (garbage bag). Reading the copy, he imagines a complicated voice-activated control system, but the control is merely a string. It is, as Demarais points out, deflating.

Whether you are looking to this book for inspiration or curiosity, you will be bowled over by the printing and beautiful layout. Plus, the cover and back cover glow in the dark! (It’s like some crazy dream!) 

I have this book and it’s really awesome! go buy it ;)

The good old days of mail-order.

1980s favorites.

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