Sunday, 24 February 2013

La gazette du Grizzly (part 7)

Its names is BOND, Not JAMES but BOND… Very popular brand for this 40's grizzly model…A bit less than Laskinlamb but if you are a good hunter it is easy to find one on ebay…Reddish horsehide, chinstrap, raglan sleeves, casein buttons, side buttoned belts and hound's tooth wool lining…

Early reddish leather 40's model

Late 40's model (darker leather )

and to end this post… 
a very funny photo where Mr FCC in person
thanks the japanese guy who sold him the jacket.
We are in early 2000's, no beard still a young face
and the grizzly jacket worn is a 

Monday, 18 February 2013

Zis is not what you Zink !

Because this was a popular symbol with the Navajo people, the Arizona Department of Transportation marked its state highways with signs featuring a right-facing swastika superimposed on an arrowhead. In 1942, after the United States entered World War Two, the department replaced the signs.

The swastika's use by the Navajo and other tribes made it a popular symbol for the Southwestern United States. Until the 1930s, blankets, metalwork, and other Southwestern souvenirs were often made with swastikas.
Arizona state highway marker from late 1920s.

Shortly after the beginning of World War II, several Native American tribes (the Navajo, Apache, Tohono O'odham, and Hopi) published a decree stating that they would no longer use the swastika in their artwork. This was because the swastika had come to symbolise evil to the tourists who purchased their crafts. This decree was signed by representatives of these tribes.

The decree states:
“  Because the above ornament which has been a symbol of friendship among our forefathers for many centuries has been desecrated recently by another nation of peoples. Therefore it is resolved that henceforth from this date on and forever more our tribes renounce the use of the emblem commonly known today as the swastika or fylfot on our blankets, baskets, art objects, sandpainting, and clothing.”

 Swastika used in jewelry (1900/1930 accessories)

Swastika used in the indian native design in the 30's
 Indian basketball team tshirts, braces, hats, shoes…

and the Hollywood Scandal…
Clara Bow…native design lover of Nazi friendly ?

Monday, 11 February 2013


… no this is not the size of Mister FCC's underwears…10X is one the most popular brand of Rifle jackets, he collects… And to the question "Does he wears those patches, leather shoulder and elbow, belted back, leather trim, no collar gabardine jackets when he goes to the supermarket… I can confim… YES HE DOES !!!!!!!!

Back of the deadstock 40's model found in its original box

WWII HBT US ARMY model size S (this model uses to oversize)

Fort Bragg 60's model

Great original patches…