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Trader Vic's SCARVES ?!
1961surf
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Posted: 2010-09-18 6:10 pm   Permalink

This closed several days .The same as for mentioned with multiple locations.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300465285952&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-03-04 7:36 pm   Permalink

Saw this rather cool but odd Trader Vic's cowboy scarf on ebay a while back.















Need a hula bosa nova version of Rawhide to go with this one.


DC


 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-03-04 7:58 pm   Permalink

What a trip that is!

 
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TabooDan
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Posted: 2011-03-04 8:08 pm   Permalink

Hey Dusty, good find.
That is a strange scarf but still pretty cool! I think it's neat that it looks like the designer/s had fun with the images. Cowboy hats on Tikis!!?? That crazy Victor!!

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-03-04 10:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-04 20:08, TabooDan wrote:
....Cowboy hats on Tikis!!?? That crazy Victor!!



Crazy indeed, but not untested as a concept!



Maybe the scarf was designed for this occasion? It somehow looks of a later date, though.
Oh the strange ways of Tiki! He's always good for a surprise.


 
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croe67
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2011-03-05 06:12 am   Permalink

yeah - I snagged a Trader Vic's Tiki Cowboy scarf a while back.
I know I took pictures of it after I got it back from the dry cleaners, but I apparently never got around to posting them, so thanks for posting those close-ups of the tiki cowboys - they are pretty cool!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-03-06 12:15 am   Permalink

That scarf is indeed the second weirdest combination of Tiki with another completely unrelated theme.

For me, the numero uno of "What the heck!?" Tiki combos is this:





And no, I am am not related to any of the stern looking gentlemen in the above photos, and my work is not the inheritance of some dark master plan to take over the world with Tiki.

I do have the feeling though that above pics might be used against me in the future...


 
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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2011-03-06 04:47 am   Permalink

I do believe this one of those occasions where the acronym "W.T.F." can be used.

As I scanned past the picture and thought immediately it was the work of a troll chucking a flamebomb into the thread and then I saw who had posted it, so obviously its from a reliable source. I can only think Tiki meant something else to the people who painted it.


 
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Club Nouméa
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2011-03-06 5:14 pm   Permalink

"Tiki" was a slang name used by German tank crews to refer to the Tiger 1 tank. Similarly, in English, the Tiger Moth training aircraft used to be called a "Tiggy" by British aircrew.

The tank in the photo looks like it was in an SS unit, judging from the lapels of the crew and officers.

So these are the depths I have plummeted to as the result of having a misspent un-PC childhood fixated with military hardware....

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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2011-03-06 7:41 pm   Permalink

Or perhaps a Girlfriend's name...

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"TIKI" - A very famous Tiger of sSSPzAbt.102, 2.SS Panzergrenadier Division "Das Reich".
"TIKI" is an acronym for a girlfriend's name that stands for Theresa-Katrin or Theresa-Kristine.

The Armour Site




...there seems to some debate over it.

The tank in question is available as a model kit, I wonder how many tiger tank enthusiasts end up on TC while researching this other tiki?


 
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2011-03-06 8:00 pm   Permalink

Fascinating... The following thread for German-speaking armour enthusiasts goes into the matter in more detail:

http://forum.panzer-archiv.de/viewtopic.php?p=28411&sid=ca9dfa814ca9e7172c49a9db4c28408a

For those who don't speak German, Armin the Administrator offers the traditional theory about the name (a pet name for "Tiger", which I remember reading in some English-language book on tanks years ago):

"Der Name "Tiki" war eine verniedlichung (Kosename??) für "Tiger"."

ChristophA who has chatted to the uncle of the unit commander says it was actually an acronym (Ti(ger) + Ki(d)), because the tankers viewed their tanks as children:

"Ich hatte einmal Kontakt mit dem Enkel des Kommandanten dieses Tigers.
Laut ihm entstand der Kosename aus der Situation daß die Besatzung den neuen Tiger betrachtete und sagte: "So dieser Tiger ist also nun unser neues Kind".. TI - Tiger..... KI - Kind. So wurde der Name TIKI "geboren"."

And then we have Oliver offering the name acronym explanation:

"Auch zur Namensgebung hab ich eine andere Variante gefunden. Demnach soll der Schriftzug TiKi für einen Mädchenname Theresa-Katrin oder Theresa-Kristine stehen."

The things we learn via Tiki Central!

CN


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-03-06 10:55 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys for the thorough research. I am kinda glad that the name of our god of creation was not used on such a tool of destruction.

After this little detour into darker times, now back to the silky, whimsical scarves of Trader Vic's.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-03-07 07:25 am   Permalink

Well that was certainly interesting.

Here is a photo of the Chuck Wagon Tiki from the scarf.



DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-03-07 11:59 pm   Permalink

Hahaaaaa....that is just soooo wrong! Authentic, yes, but still wrong. I would peg this scarf to be from the Tiki devolution period, time-wise:

I remember Danny Balsz telling me that when he sorta realized that the time had passed in the late 70s/ early 80s for Tiki to be popular, he planned to utilize a "Hawaiian Cowboy" theme for his second "Tikis" amusement park, to jump on the country music band wagon and play country music and have square dancing there. Kinda glad THAT never materialized, either.



 
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atomictonytiki
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2011-03-08 01:35 am   Permalink

Perhaps not so strange as there are Hawaiian Cowboys in Jack London's "The Bones of Kahekili" and from Wikipedia a piece on the "Hawaiian Paniolo"

Quote:


Hawaiian Paniolo
The Hawaiian cowboy, the paniolo, is also a direct descendant of the vaquero of California and Mexico. Experts in Hawaiian etymology believe "Paniolo" is a Hawaiianized pronunciation of español. (The Hawaiian language has no /s/ sound, and all syllables and words must end in a vowel.) Paniolo, like cowboys on the mainland of North America, learned their skills from Mexican vaqueros[citation needed].
By the early 19th century, Capt. George Vancouver's gift of cattle to Pai`ea Kamehameha, monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom, had multiplied astonishingly, and were wreaking havoc throughout the countryside. About 1812, John Parker, a sailor who had jumped ship and settled in the islands, received permission from Kamehameha to capture the wild cattle and develop a beef industry.
The Hawaiian style of ranching originally included capturing wild cattle by driving them into pits dug in the forest floor. Once tamed somewhat by hunger and thirst, they were hauled out up a steep ramp, and tied by their horns to the horns of a tame, older steer (or ox) that knew where the paddock with food and water was located. The industry grew slowly under the reign of Kamehameha's son Liholiho (Kamehameha II).
Later, Liholiho's brother, Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha III), visited California, then still a part of Mexico. He was impressed with the skill of the Mexican vaqueros, and invited several to Hawai`i in 1832 to teach the Hawaiian people how to work cattle.
Even today, traditional paniolo dress, as well as certain styles of Hawaiian formal attire, reflect the Spanish heritage of the vaquero.[75] The traditional Hawaiian saddle, the noho lio,[76] and many other tools of the cowboy's trade have a distinctly Mexican/Spanish look and many Hawaiian ranching families still carry the names of the vaqueros who married Hawaiian women and made Hawai`i their home.




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