Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Authentic RARE vintage disco clothes! Clothing officially licensed by Paramount Studio in 1977 and released along with the famous disco movie, "Saturday Night Fever"... DressThatMan is offering up ONE special pair of silver gray mens elephant bellbottom super WIDE LEG pants, "Primo Slacks" as they were called by the manufacturer.
Perfect for 70's disco era clothing collectors or, for a fashion museum to put in a display case. For more information, check them out here.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
It’s Saturday and we’re working away in the DressThatMan.com warehouse surrounded by an excessive amount of men’s 70’s fashion, sorting through boxes of new, old 1970’s unworn deadstock items that just arrived here from
Dancing Queen by Abba… comes on the radio and we crank it UP.
…where they sing repeatedly… “feel the beat of the tambourine.”
Many 60’s and 70’s bands indeed had a tambourine involved in their music making. Remember My Green Tambourine by the Lemon Pipers? Stevie Nicks on stage jamming with her tambourine? Davy Jones of the Monkees? Roger Daltry of the Who? Mama Cass?
Yep. Abba’s Dancing Queen started us thinking and yakking away. We started to wonder, “whatever happened to the tambourine?” And, “does a tambourine by itself really have a verifiable beat?”
Bass drums have a beat. Most of us don’t think of a tambourine as having a danceable beat on its own…, no matter what Abba claims so sweetly in that Dancing Queen song. Small western tambourines have more of a jingle jangle, shaking up the silverware drawer sound. Plus, there is not ONE famous tambourine soloist in the world. Because if there was, someone would hurt them.
Lately the only person we’ve seen seriously shaking up a tambourine is Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, and she can shake it, baby! But it seems the vast majority of tambourines today have become relegated to grade school rhythm bands of children, who aren’t actually playing them, but use them as a lure to get families to school events and see their child on stage. “Look, there’s Little Johnny right there with the tambourine.”
That same kid at home banging around a tambourine for more than 10 minutes is soon sitting in the naughty corner, with the tambourine hidden in an unreachable location. Those embarrassing tambourine pictures on stage will one day come back to haunt him.
One of our staff members said that as a kid, they were quite ticked off to be handed the tambourine percussion instrument in school band, but… not as completely pissed off as when they had been given the triangle and stick to play. You can be sure THAT little tidbit of information will surely be added to the Christmas gift list for 2007.
“Hey. Mister Tambourine man, play a song for me…”
...yeah right. Try playing a song by hand on the tambourine - by itself. One we can recognize.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Having a 70's theme party? Looking for some Disco Party Invitations?
Grab some FREE disco party invitations from DressThatMan.com here.
We've got more FREE disco party invitations designs in the works, so watch for them. The flyers are in PDF format, just print them off and fill in the details and you'll soon be on your way to having your DISCO PARTY, man!
Friday, February 02, 2007
Retro clothing KICKS ASS, man!
We absolutely love it when guys hand pick an outfit from our virtual racks and put it together well. Check out the pics in this 70's rocker fashion ensemble that one of our customers put together: One distressed 1970's vintage leather jacket, a deadstock mens butterfly collar shirt and a plaid pair of seventies bell bottom pants with cuffs.
When you wear vintage clothing, you are creating and developing a style that's uniquely YOU. It's true, that nobody can copy your style exactly when you wear vintage clothes.
Why look like everybody else when you can stand out in the crowd?
Thursday, February 01, 2007
The sets come with a working waterproof watch, a ring, stud earring, bracelet and pendant. We've got a limited number of 5 piece cross sets, and 5 piece dollar sign sets.
At DressThatMan.com our mission is to FUNK YOU UP, man!