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Shirt – Drunk Uncle or Cool Surfer Dude & More Fun Vintage

Weekend update:

It was nice to have Lena for company at the estate sales yesterday. Had a great time! I was kinda excited to find this man’s, Mr. Cabana shirt:

Mr. Cabana beach robe. Is it cool or does it look like somebody's drunk uncle?

Lena wasn’t impressed. She rolled her eyes, groaned and said it looked like somebody’s drunk uncle. Me? I immediately thought of The Beach Boys. Or Barbie’s Ken. The inside is white terry cloth. So what do you think? Cool or uncool?

I rarely find good vintage clothes. It’s usually old lady, 1980s stuff, but yesterday was a good one. Certainly not like those of you who live in Vintage Clothes Heaven, but unusually good for my area. I’m going to apologize right up front for the crummy pictures. They were hastily taken, not on a form, but a hanger and I think I’ve got my jitter control setting wrong on my camera. Some are blurry. But here they are:

1970s bias stripe jumpsuit.

With its jacket.


1960s suede, beaded, fringe vest. Uh, how do you get sweat stains out of suede?? I bought it wrong side out and it didn’t even occur to me to check the underarms.


This might be very talented home sewing, but it’s really pretty in person.


Not sure the age of this skirt, but it’s wool plaid cut on the bias. 1980s maybe?


Short 1980s coat.


1980s blanket coat.


1970s wool cape.


1940s? Long coat. Looks like boucle to me. I hate that the picture is so fuzzy.


Got stuff, too!

Don’t know where that school was.


This little tote has a place for an umbrella. A long gone umbrella, but I just loved the design of it. Had to have it!


2 straw purses, a red, kitchen clock, clothespin bag and a little make-up case.


Owl glasses marked M. Petit and a drink mixer/stirrer thing.


And a small Dansk covered pot.


There were a few more things. A tin used car lot sign, a felt Christmas tree skirt, a candle in the shape of a poodle, books, umm…. can’t remember… oh, yeah. 2 mens ties, a 1940s velour beanie… anything else? Probably. It was great getting some fun stuff after the lean weeks. It comes and goes, ya know?

Oooo! I gotta run! I’ve only got an hour to get ready for our nieces 1st birthday party!

3 thoughts on “Shirt – Drunk Uncle or Cool Surfer Dude & More Fun Vintage

  1. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but my dad had LOADS of these. They’re beach robes. And they have matching trunks….. cool now, not so cool when you’re a kid.

  2. Love your finds!! – about that vest – if you can’t get the stains out can you just cut the stained part out and make the arm holes bigger do you think?

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