All Shriners are Masons but not all Masons are Shriners. I, Mason am not a Shriner but I am pretty obsessed with the chain stitching on this old Shriner Motor Patrol button down shirt.
I missed last weeks Vintage Thursday because of all the Noosa Festival excitement so here it is on Sunday.
Another favorite of mine are Souvenir Jackets. This one is a bit different than the traditional reversible satin ones, it’s a 1968-1969 Vietnam one that utilized a Nylon Ripstop Woodland Camo jacket liner. The thread is metallic white, yellow and pink and it’s all hand stitched.
On Thursdays from here on out we will be featuring special pieces from the Dyer Brand vintage archives. Let’s start things off with my personal favorite flight jacket of all time the B10. They were made to replace the A2 leather jacket in late 1943-1944. This one here shows some good wear but is still all intact. It has a hand painted leather patch whose art didn’t last the test of time but is cool none the less. Flight crews liked it’s flexibility and warmth over the leather A2 jackets making it quite popular early on. This one is not for sale.