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Might be more for guys, but I love vintage-inspired menswear, especially this AVIATOR STYLE.

Make a dark brown leather barn jacket and dark green cargo pants your outfit choice to effortlessly deal with whatever this day throws at you. Make dark brown leather work boots your footwear choice for a more relaxed feel.

Sgt. Bob Weiler in his 20s when he flew as a waist-gunner aboard a B-29 bomber out of a base on Guam to bomb Japan during the Second World War. Photo provided

Bob Weiler in his when he flew as a waist-gunner aboard a bomber out of a base on Guam to bomb Japan during the Second World War. looks like Ellen DeGeneres!

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Made from real slides form WWII. Included is great nose art on fortress) and Art of gals, dogs, cats, and more.

Nothing says love like making your wedding dress out of the parachute that saved your husband-to-be’s life. When Major Claude Hensinger, a B-29 pilot, had to bail out of his plane after an engine caught fire over Yowata, Japan, in 1944, his parachute cushioned his landing. He then used it as a blanket and pillow while spending the night outside. When Major Hensinger proposed in 1947 to his wife-to-be, Ruth, he presented her with this parachute and suggested she use it to make her wedding…

Wedding dress made in 1947 from a nylon parachute that saved the groom’s life during WWII. (Now in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum).

1940s Fashion, Classic Movies, Fashion History, American History

1940s Fashion, Classic Movies, Fashion History, American History

1940s Fashion, Classic Movies, Fashion History, American History

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