"Santa Clara County, California. Motorcycle and Hill Climb Recreation. At the start of the course. The going gets even rougher and steeper further on. The crowd in the background is composed almost entirely of young fellows. At the bottom of the hill can be seen the parking area. Besides the automobiles, approximately 200 motorcyclists had come to this Sunday event, 04/05/1940."
Poppycock. Women can’t be trusted with money! Why, only the other day I asked my good lady to buy some milk and bread with a pound note, and she came back with armfuls of shoes and clothing! The dear thing said she saw them in the window and just had to have them. I couldn’t find it in my heart to chastise her, after all, she is but a simple woman. Giving women financial abilities is an absurd proposition - no good will come of it. If we were to allow women to spend money, who knows what would happen to the economy - we would turn from manufacturing automobiles and televisions to selling Italian shoes and designer handbag dogs! There’s only one thing for it - keep your hands on your pocketbooks, gents!
Piero Taruffi (Mercedes-Benz W196) trying to following the group of Juan Manuel Fangio (Mercedes-Benz W196) who is leading Stirling Moss (Mercedes-Benz W196) & Karl Kling (Mercedes-Benz W196) on the Curva Sud Alta Velocita during the 1955 Italian Grand Prix, Monza
Before they turned into pseudo-nightclubs, Abercrombie & Fitch stores used to be where adventurers and outdoorsmen would get their gear. Above are some rare images from 1913. Taken from the Museum of the City of New York’s archives, and found via my friend CrimsonSox.
Yep. A&F was the Snow+Rock or REI of their day. Until they were revived as an ‘authentic’ fashion brand, ready to sell mass-produced, logo’d tat. As such, I find most of the fashion industry utterly without merit, and populated by a vacuous crowd of intellectually bankrupt fops whose values are misguided and empty.