The Gay Blade

The Gay Blade Label

The Gay Blade was a men’s clothing store with locations in Milwaukie, Oregon and Salem, Washington. The Milwaukie store was located in The First State Bank of Milwaukie Building until 1985. The store had a drinking fountain installed with its memorable character on the front.

At one point the name was changed to The Blade due to the widely accepted definition of the word “gay” changing.

Big thanks to SkeezyWizbang for the use of this great image.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Design, Fashion

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s