john dear

midwest thrift scores & handsome vintage wares
Allen Edmonds Hillsboro monks. 

Allen Edmonds Hillsboro monks. 

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Richard Saja of Historically Inaccurate Decorative Arts made this fantastic textile. I love the subversive & cheeky take on traditional french Toile du Jouy. 

Super thin and soft vintage Levi’s tee.

Super thin and soft vintage Levi’s tee.

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Ceramic hippo. One of a three hippo “family” Paul Bellardo designed for Austin Prod. Inc. circa 1980.

Standing just over 12” tall, this charming little guy reminds me of a eager bulldog who wants some of whatever you’re eating. 

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Commes des Garcons x Converse.

Commes des Garcons x Converse.

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Vintage 70s Red Wing Irish Setter “waffle stomper” hikers.

Women’s 8.5C

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Stetson “The Boss Raw Edge” western hat that appears to date from 1900-1921.

Found.

Thrifted some old Krypto rollerskate wheels and got inspired to set up my old Santa Monica Airlines Natas Kaupas deck. I haven’t really skated in many years, but went for a late night roll around the neighborhood. It comes right back.

Thrifted some old Krypto rollerskate wheels and got inspired to set up my old Santa Monica Airlines Natas Kaupas deck. I haven’t really skated in many years, but went for a late night roll around the neighborhood. It comes right back.

coolerthanbefore:

1974 BMW 3.0 CS

My god, that’s a handsome vehicle.

Just to put this in perspective… in 1974, Motor Trend’s Car of the Year was the Mustang II. Ugh.

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Well… there’s something you don’t find at the thrift store every day. I rarely bother to slog through bins of Herb Alpert and Helen Reddy albums, but I scored a good bunch of vintage vinyl last week.

Found. 

Hamilton Elgin 37500 8-Day Elapsed Time Aircraft Clock. 
Found.

Hamilton Elgin 37500 8-Day Elapsed Time Aircraft Clock. 

Found.

Surf’s up!

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I’d like to be here - wherever this is - right now, wearing some comfortable boots and a warm coat. I might also require a terrier and a pipe full of my dad’s tobacco. 

thomas-hanks:

© Thomas Hanks Photography

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I’d like to be here - wherever this is - right now, wearing some comfortable boots and a warm coat. I might also require a terrier and a pipe full of my dad’s tobacco. 

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Maybe that flag is flying at half-mast for this neglected 1960 Thunderbird ragtop.

Maybe that flag is flying at half-mast for this neglected 1960 Thunderbird ragtop.