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The Lucky Suit

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The Lucky Suit

Every man needs one of these – quick burst of laughter on this side of blog-land. ¬†Make sure you’ve got supplies – and it’ll be a wonderful evening! ūüėČ ¬†Sold at Personality Stores in New York!

Or maybe they provided satisfactory results in Hollywood only ūüė¶

Credit goes to Vintage Scans


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April 26, 2010 at 7:05 pm

J. Press and Barrie Ltd. Booters

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Barrie Ltd. Booters; J. Press - York Street, New Haven, CT

Spring or Fall, my Dad would usually spring (for me) for a pair of shoes at Barrie Ltd. Booters on York Street in New Haven. ¬†Right next to J. Press, this was a Saturday shopping experience for the young man – coached by his Dad. ¬†I remember a pair of Barrie’s slip on “loafers” were somewhere around $22. ¬†In the late 50’s and 60’s this was a considerable¬†expenditure¬†for some new kicks.

I remember vividly my Dad an my uncles buying shoes from Barrie’s. ¬†They knew quality and it looked good on them.

When it came to clothes, my Dad pointed me in the right direction. ¬†First J. Press; but I was poorer than dirt – but it stuck with me. ¬†He gave me some hand-me-downs that to this very day I wish I still had. ¬†The ties were a whole different deal — the stripes the regimentals, the pinpoints – all beautiful, clean and classy!

Thanks Pop!


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Spring in the meadow

A Prayer in Spring

Robert Frost (1915)

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

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April 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm