31 May 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I've been meaning to feature this gaudy wonder for three Summers now.
1960s vintage, right down to the grease stains. Once again, the generous gift of Mrs. G., well back in the pre-Mrs. G. days.
What could be more patriotic (for an American savage such as yours truly) that a shirt covered in steak and onions rendered in good old red-white-and-blue?

Here's hoping your holiday was filled with warm weather and cheeseburgers.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try Fels-Naptha soap on those stains and prepare to be amazed.

NCJack said...

I am...awestruck. That is perfect suburban US dad, it should be in a time capsule. Leave the stains

Anonymous said...

I've been vegetarian for almost 15 years... and that is one hell of an amazing shirt!

Rebecca said...

Warm weather, yes! Cheeseburgers, no. Great shirt. If Fels-Naptha takes out o-l-d grease stains I'll buy stock in it! Let us know.

Young Fogey said...

Love it, love it, love it! The best backyard barbecue shirt EVER. Even I would wear it untucked--and I always tuck in my shirt tails.

If Fels-Naphtha should fail, the other option is Dawn dish detergent. It's what they use to get spilled crude oil off of wildlife, rocks, and the like. Just make sure to soak it at least overnight, if not for a couple of days.

No barbecuing this year, but I did watch my children splashing in their brand-new kiddie pool. What better way to enjoy the day?

mistermidwester said...

Have you ever actually worn this shirt? The kitsch value is off the charts.

I'm just curious because I know of at least one item in my wardrobe that I simply knew I had to buy, yet I cannot see myself wearing it, nor ever getting rid of it.

Giuseppe said...

I've worn it plenty of times, though I admit it has never left the back yard.

Young Fogey said...

"[this supremely fabulous shirt] has never left the back yard."

That's exactly how I would wear it. (I think my wife would refuse to be seen in public with me wearing it, but that's beside the point.)

Sam said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jun/01/men-dressing-inappropriately-for-age

Thought you may enjoy the read.

Anonymous said...

http://anaffordablewardrobe.blogspot.com/2010/01/product-review-fels-naptha.html

Thornproof said...

Jealous! I would rock this outside the house ... think lake, pontoon boat, grilling, fishing, and laughing ...

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Grease stains mean "I love you".

tintin said...

A real beauty.

lisagh said...

Patio Daddy-o!

LOVE it!!!

rhonda said...

if it can stand hot water, a stain fighting mixture that has helped me out is this: 1/3 cascade automatic dishwashing detergent, 1/3 oxyclean (or knockoff equivalent) and 1/3 clorox 2 powder (the colorsafe bleach)...combine all three in HOT tap water, and let soak, preferrably overnight.

as long as it is colorsafe for the hot water, you'll be amazed at how this concoction can restore vintage linens, which happen to be a hobby of mine (well, before kids anyway)

The Eye said...

Great shirt! I am impressed :)

Love vintage pattern and print. Easiest way to look like a complete rock STAR.

Also, easiest way to look like a slick and polished gentleman.

Sincerely,

{THE EYE}
http://theeyeoffaith.com