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AMERICANA Classic Vintage Sponsors Helsinki Vintage

Since we were not able to make it in person this time to sell our American vintage clothing, we’ve found another way to participate in Helsinki Vintage.

Helsinki Vintage October 2, 2011

AMERICANA will be sponsoring the event’s goody bags which will be given to the first 100 attendees through the door. The bags will contain one of AMERICANA’s vintage bandanas along with some more goodies from the other sponsors as well.

So if you’re in Helsinki this Sunday, we highly recommend that you go to Kaapelitehdas for the weekend’s best event. And don’t forget to get there early to get a goody bag from AMERICANA!

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International Premiere of AMERICANA’s Book Friday in Helsinki

We’ve waited for this date for so long & Friday’s the night!

For those attending the book launch, there will be an interview with the author Gina Holdar, book signings, food & drink, a DJ and a lotto to win several pieces from AMERICANA’s collection of vintage clothing.

Plus, everyone who purchases a copy of the book will get a free vintage bandana!

There is also an article by Mikko Aaltonen in Friday’s Helsingin Sanomat’s Nyt-Liite magazine, so be sure to take a look.




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AMERICANA Is Coming To Finland

Friday, November 19th

The international premiere of AMERICANA’s book will be hosted in Finland!

There will be an interview with the author Gina Holdar, book signings, a DJ, food & drink, and a lotto to win several pieces from AMERICANA’s collection of vintage clothing.

Plus, everyone who purchases a copy of the book will get a free vintage bandana!

Sunday, November 21

AMERICANA will be selling vintage clothing from the U.S.A., which has been specially selected for the folks in Tampere!

The event is at  Pakkahuone from 12-6 and will feature dancing by Brownie’s Lindy Hoppers, live music from The Lester Peabody & Mitja Tuurala Duo, Organ Grinder Teuvo Ylijoki, roller derby skaters from Tampere’s Rollin’ Hos, two interviews with Gina Holdar and the Mekkoswäppi vintage clothing swap group and a “vintage service station” run by Mimosa Dedanann who will value and suggest ways to alter or clean vintage clothing pieces.

Suomi, Here We Come!



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The Bandana

Red Bandana

A bandana is a large, brightly-colored, paisley-printed square scarf, which is usually tied around the neck or head as a “do-rag” or worn in the back pocket and used as a handkerchief by outdoor workers in the United States. The word bandana is derived from the Sanskrit word “badhnati”, which means “he ties.”

Professional athletes, rappers, motorcycle riders, rodeo cowboys and average Americans wear bandanas regularly as a wrist accessory, to keep hair pulled back or wick away sweat. In the Wild West, bank robbers often wore bandanas around their nose and mouth to disguise their identity.

The traditional colors of bandanas are red and blue and are worn as  a means of affiliation by the Los Angeles street gangs called the “Bloods” (red) and the “Crips” (blue).  Because of this alignment with the image of gangs and because they can be used as a weapon, bandanas are often restricted in urban schools in the US.


Blue Bandana

En bandana är en stor fyrkantig halsduk i paisleymönster med klara färger som vanligtvis knyts runt halsen eller huvudet som en “do-rag“ eller som bärs i bakfickan och används som näsduk av arbetare i USA. Order bandana kommer från Sanskritordet badhnati vilket betyder “han knyter.”

Idrottsmän, rappare, motorcykelförare, rodeocowboys och vanliga amerikaner bär bandanas på handleden, runt huvudet för att hålla undan håret eller använder den för att torka bort svett. I Vilda Västern använde bankrånare ofta bandanas över näsan och munnen för att dölja sin identitet.

De traditionella färgerna på bandanas är rött och blått. De bärs som ett satt att visa sin tillhörighet av Los Angelesgäng som the Bloods (rött) och the Crips (blått). Då bandanas ofta är associerade med gäng och kan användas som ett vapen är de ofta förbjudna i amerikanska innerstadsskolor.

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