Category Archives: 1950s
“GREASER MICK” COLLECTION | NEW TEES, STICKERS + KOOZIES BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Our “Greaser Mick” tees have long been among our very best sellers~ and we’ve expanded the collection with two new Greaser Mick styles!
Above is our lightweight cotton-blend classic 3/4 sleeve raglan tee.
Did you know we also have “Greaser Mick” Koozies, Stickers, Pins!
CHECKOUT OUR EXPANDED “GREASER MICK” COLLECTION!
Above is our new mid-weight cotton classic white T-shirt.
We have received a lot of requests for this easy-to-wear, instant classic t-shirt!
Don’t forget to check out our “Greaser Mick” Koozies, Stickers, Pins!
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CANDY BARR | SMALL TOWN TEXAS GIRL, BURLESQUE STRIPPER, AND MOB DARLING!
RIP OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN | GREASE THE MOVIE WAS A BIG DAMN DEAL IN 1978, AND STILL IS!
In 2019 Julien’s Auctions organized a ‘Grease’ auction. Among the 500 items offered-up for auction were the hot black leather jacket, and skin tight leather pants worn by ‘Sandy,’ in the legendary finale scene. Much of the proceeds were donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, created by the actress herself as she has battled breast cancer since 1992. The total sale of those two pieces alone fetched $405,700 dollars, or about 360,000 euros. Spanx founder Sara Blakely bought the pants.Continue reading
NEW TEE DESIGNS: NOWHERE FAST’S “WINGED WHEEL” & OUR TSY “CHINO ~ THE WILD ONE”
The Selvedge Yard is stoked to partner once again with Devyn Haas, the design genius behind NOWHERE FAST for the “WINGED WHEEL” collection that has now launched in our TSY ONLINE SHOP!
*** THESE TEES ARE MOVING FAST! LITERALLY! LIMITED RUN OF 50 T-SHIRTS! ***
THE DETAIL AND SHARPNESS OF THE DESIGNS… YOU’D SWEAR IT WAS HAND-PAINTED WITH A FINE PIN-STRIPER BRUSH!
“NOWHERE FAST” Kustom Designsprinted on 100% Cotton Tee!
“WINGED WHEEL” TEES designed with~ (5) different screens, (2) colors each, (3) unique designs on each tee! There’s a lot of love in this tee~ so it ain’t cheap!
Left Chest Print: Small “WINGED WHEEL” original art, dope!
Back Print: Large “WINGED WHEEL”original art, Hell yes!
Tag Print: Original NOWHERE FASTinspiration by Devyn Haas, dig it!
Designed by: Devyn Haas ~ Renowned Philadelphia artist, builder, and DJ!
GREY T-SHIRTS MATTER | THE UNSUNG HERO: SUPER-SOFT HEATHER GREY TRI-BLEND TEES
CRAIG VON SCHROEDER / CO-FOUNDER OF COMMONWEALTH PROPER / PHL – ATL – PITT WEARING OUR “FTW – SCREAMIN’ EAGLE T-SHIRT” IN HEATHER GREY, TRI-BLEND JERSEY
The Selvedge Yard definitely sells a lot more black tees than any other color. I get it. I love black too. When I’m not wearing a black tee , I’m wearing a Heather Grey Tri-blend T-shirt. It’s a perfect mid-weight 50/25/25 blend of poly / combed ring-spun cotton / rayon knit that reduces shrinking, and is super-soft.
I like how Tri-blend tees age with wear, getting softer with each wash and gradually breaking down to feel perfectly aged like your coveted, old vintage poly / cotton blend gym shirt.
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BO DIDDLEY “THE ORIGINATOR” OF ROCK WITH DRIVING-RHYTHM, AND HARD-EDGED GUITAR!
Bo Diddley was a singer and guitarist who invented his own name, his own guitars, his own beat and, and with a handful of other musical pioneers, rock ’n’ roll itself. In the 1950s, as a founder of rock ’n’ roll, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and a few others reshaped the sound of popular music worldwide, building on the template of blues, Southern gospel, R&B and postwar American vernacular culture.Continue reading
HOW RITA MORENO USED ELVIS TO MAKE CHEATING MARLON BRANDO JEALOUS
“Rita Moreno knew how to make her cheating boyfriend jealous long before the age of social media. The task is simple; just a three-step process. First, date screen legend Marlon Brando. Second, find evidence of his affair (what would be the first of many). Third, get asked on a date by Elvis Presley and accept. While this seems like a page of Old Hollywood fan fiction, this was, in fact, Moreno’s life.” –From the pages of Vanity Fair.Continue reading
BACK WHEN BETTIE PAGE WAS ALL THE RAGE | THE EARLY IRVING KLAW DAYS
In 1949, Bettie Page moved to New York with aspirations of becoming an actress. It was there she met one of America’s first ‘fetish’ photographers, Irving Klaw. From 1952 to 1957, Page worked as a model for Klaw for both his photographs and films, earning her the media nickname, “The Queen of Bondage.”Continue reading
STAND BY ME | SKIN IT
“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?”
For me “Stand By Me,” is a timeless, magical and powerful film that resonates on so many levels and themes that transcend age, race, nationality, geography, and so on… It hits the heart of those who yearn for the days when friendships could be silly, sad and deeply profound at the same time, and then just like that, they fade away…
After director Rob Reiner screened the movie for Stephen King, he noticed that King was visibly shaking and wasn’t speaking. He left the room and upon his return, told Reiner that the movie was the best adaptation of his work he had ever seen.Continue reading