Lafayette, NJ 07848
As the years roll by, items that aren't "proper" antiques, but vintage, nostalgic and retro, interest us more and more. Out-of-date styles and low-tech materials look familiar, yet dated in a quirky way. Visual buried treasure...like checking out the old high school yearbook.
The roller skates pictured are a good example.
No velcro, nylon or graphite here. These are manly skates...heavy and hand-tied. Their bruised leather and worn wooden wheels are emblems of action. They hail from a time when "circuit" meant once around the rink. I'll wager they spent many a Saturday night laced to a guy falling for a girl, or perhaps, just falling.