27.5.09

Serve and Obey


don't you just love a successful thrifting spree?? i got all this great stuff from a thrift barn behind a temple in my town.  The leather pants fit me perfectly but are a little too boot cut.  I can't decide if i wanna make them into shorts, take in the legs so they are more fitted, or just wear them with a loose roll at the bottoms. . . 

These great old combat boots are a bit too big for me (fit like a 9) so i might  stud them and list them on etsy. . . 

This wool school-boy blazer's pocket had the most fantastic embroidery. . . thus the reason for my buying the jacket.  I think i'm going to remove the pockets and sew them onto something better fitting. . . I am pretty in love with the symmetrically  bucking goats  and the phrase "serve and obey"   maybe it can become  my Rackk and Ruin logo or something. . . 

and the vintage oversized "Big Top" shirt just called to me.  
It has a great slit almost all the way up one side and will be worn daily this summer. 

7 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

wow such great finds man

May 27, 2009 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Luxi said...

love the big top, very chic&quirky. yess the sweater won't work with pants unless I wan't top look 90's in a bad (very bad) way! Don't you find that always the best finds come at the most random times? I just ran into that thrift store yesterday because the sunny day shifted to rain and I was half naked!
wow long comment
Luv Lux
xxx

May 27, 2009 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger cat said...

"serve and obey" i like it! and that shirt is tight ahah big top

May 27, 2009 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

i love the finds. there's nothing better then a big score thrifting. that pocket might even loon cool sewn onto a tee. i love the logo too. kind of jealous right now i'm not going to lie, ;)

May 27, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

i'm jealous- there are no thrift stores around my area! you found soem great stuff

May 27, 2009 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger ohmylungs said...

That's my old school's crest! Our blazers were forest green, but the boy's school next door has navy blazers and they have the same crest: http://www.habsboys.org.uk/

Amazing. Are you in Burlington right now? Imagine this blazer travelling from Herts, UK to Vermont!

May 27, 2009 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger ohmylungs said...

Hey Molly, I googled Timothy Johnson and Habs and got so many results. I guess it's a really common name. A bit more info if you're interested, looks like the crest the Haberdashers' Livery Company's (http://www.haberdashers.co.uk) and they own a bunch of schools and I think some charities. I really look forward to seeing what you'll make with the crest!

Also, I've been reading your blog for ages, I'll be really happy if we could exchange links: http://ohmylungs.blogspot.com/

-Lok

May 27, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

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