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A decade before Brooke Shields said — “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” — there was this.

1971 ad for Landlupper
From the December 1971 issue of Evergreen Review

According to the Vintage Fashion Guild, Landlubber was “THE cool jeans to wear” in the 1970s.

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Just because you look like a serial killer doesn’t mean you can’t look snazzy too!

andrew pallack X line ad
from an August, 1964 issue of Gent magazine

Fun Fact: This ad came out a month before the first episode of The Addams Family on TV. 

Another Fun Fact: Gent magazine was once subtitled “Home of the D-Cups.”

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Some ads are easier to Mach than others.

Arrow Mach II
From the May, 1970 issue of Car and Driver magazine

Dude totally can’t believe they stuck him in a room with a stupid gramophone.

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Gadzooks! Post-Victorian Fashion!

“Hey! Same outfit!”

A huge Fall and Winter 1902/1903 catalog for Chicago’s Tailor-Made Clothing Co. filled with — so this is where that phrase comes from — fashion plates!

I learned something!

(See tape dispenser for scale. I won this at an auction but still haven’t figured out how to store it because it’s too wide for my plastic bins.)

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McCall’s was gorgeous in 1946.

Once one of The Seven Sisters, McCall’s, along with Ladies’ Home Journal, is sadly no more.

When you’re not quite sure if that’s a real Burberry ad or a parody Burberry ad.

For when simply lame just won’t do.

la mer

Très bien.

Elle magazine, 1952

The stunning cover to a 1952 issue of Elle magazine from France, part of a lot of five I received several weeks ago.