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Beach Washed Plaid Shirt (Crimson)
Beach Washed Plaid Shirt (Crimson) $ 69.00
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Homespun French Terry Sweatshirt (Charcoal Heather)
Homespun French Terry Sweatshirt (Charcoal Heather) $ 99.00
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PT-17 Dark Clean Wash
PT-17 Dark Clean Wash $ 169.00
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Wolverine Centennial 1000 Mile 6" Boot
Wolverine Centennial 1000 Mile 6" Boot $ 280.00 $ 400.00
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King of Cool : History of the T-Shirt

July 30, 2015

Even the t-shirt has a history.  In 1910, the U.S. Navy started issuing them to sailors. They’d originated in New York from the “union suit,” a onesie with leggings and buttons down the middle that men wore as an undergarment.  By this time, men had already begun cutting the bottom part off their own union suits and wearing only the top. The Navy just cut to the chase. The T shape of the shirt made its name pretty inevitable. By the 1920s, “t-shirt” had made it into the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and other industries like farming and mining.  It was the veterans of WWII who popularized t-shirts as something men could wear in public. Service men started wearing them with uniform trousers...

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Rivington Family Aviation History

July 12, 2015

Ace Rivington was born into living life on the edge, here's the story why.... If one word defines the Rivington family, it's adventure.  Ace's great grandfather, Cornelius ("Corny") is the first we know about, but there are family legends going back to the middle ages (mostly due to a tiny French village called Raivington whose stone church dates back centuries, and whose gravestones feature the family name).  Corny wasn't even born on land.  He came into the world in high seas the night of April 5, 1883 as his parents made passage across the Atlantic to Ellis Island, New York.  His father had found work as a stone mason and eventually moved the family to Dayton, Ohio where Cornelius would grow up...

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