Realsilk - feature the women, part 2. It's a beauty way to go.

More "man pushed into the background" news today (not that we mind), also from our 1949 bureau. This time the hapless guy is being upstaged for Real Silk Hosiery Mills, Inc. Take off, you hosier-y!

Silk things are for men and women. Men wear ties, bullet proof vests made from spider silk, and, uuh, possibly other silk things. (Look that up for yourself, because the Research and Googling Things Team has put their foot down on that one.) Women wear everything else silk. I'm pretty sure even women's cars are made of silk, but there's no way to find out, so let's just assume that's true. Incidentally, this is exactly how new facts are made, especially if you're on a super PAC committee.

Formerly funny man Tim Conway. Officially out of material since 1987.
Not much to report here. Lady in foreground, fully illuminated so we can see her full person, because hubba hubba. (Beauty, eh?) Guy in the background with unseen legs, probably because he's standing on a milk crate or has no shins, like Dorf. It's nice to see Shinless Americans getting jobs despite their handicap. Also, it's good to see a guy with no feet managing to land a woman of pinup-magnitude hotness. It gives hope to us all, even those of us blessed with the miracle of shins.

Bob & Doug Mckenzie's song, "Take Off" can't be embedded because of some lawyer douchebaggery on the part of Universal media Group. Hosers, one and all. So, here's a link to a FaceTube video.

You may also want to read up on the origin of the Canadian pejorative term "hoser". The information in the brief Wikipedia article is possibly accurate. Definitely amusing.


Steve Miller said...

Note the Real Silk ad is not directed to the consumer, rather to the (potential) sales rep. At one time, Real Silk had up to 10,000 reps operating from 250 offices. Take that, Fuller Brush!

Real Silk had a plant in Indianapolis, but by the time this ad was published, they'd abandoned it for sunnier climes (and sunnier tax abatements, lower wages, other financial incentives). The buildings in Indianapolis became "The Printing Arts Center," in a town that was until the late '80s overburdened with printers.

While Real Silk had made parachutes during WWII, they returned to their garment lines after. Changing fortunes changed the business and, in 1956, Real Silk became an investment company.

About 1996, the Real Silk complex was again repurposed, as trendy downtown lofts.

PhilAreGo@gmail.com said...

Holy smokes, Steve! Thanks for a solid blast of history! Maybe some kind of joke about transitioning from parachutes to "big & tall" garment making. No? No. You're probably right.

[ -Mgmt.]

MrsBug said...

Any man that references Strange Brew is alright with me!

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