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  • The Story of Cocktail Shakers - Harvey Ltd

    The Story of Cocktail Shakers

    Long before there was the Boston, the French or the cobbler, the cocktail shaker had been invented in South America. Fragments of gourd with traces of alcohol in them have been identified as being for the purpose of mixing drinks...

  • A Brief History of Sunglasses - Harvey Ltd

    A Brief History of Sunglasses

    Since prehistoric times until the spread of contemporary UV-shielding spectacles, Inuit people made and wore Snow goggles of flattened walrus or caribou ivory with narrow slits to look through to block almost all of the harmful reflected rays of the...

  • A Look at Men's Clothing in the 1950s - Harvey Ltd

    A Look at Men's Clothing in the 1950s

    During the ‘50s, leisurewear for men became very popular. Instead of wearing three piece suits all day long, men would dress for business in the morning and quickly changed into more comfortable clothing when they returned home. For labor workers...

  • When and Why Did We Begin to Dress Casually? - Harvey Ltd

    When and Why Did We Begin to Dress Casually?

    [The content for this blog was provided by Deirdre Clemente, public historian and teacher, as published in Zocalo Public Square Magazine, August 5, 2015] I study one of the most profound cultural changes of the 20th century: the rise of casual dress....

  • Story of Tool Belts - Harvey Ltd

    Story of Tool Belts

    In 1889 a company called Carhatt was founded. Shortly after, other companies such as Dickies sprang up. In the span of thirty years, the workwear business became a manufacturing powerhouse. During both world wars, many workwear companies were sequestered to...

  • What is a Highball? - Harvey Ltd

    What is a Highball?

    Want to impress next time you’re out with friends, especially if you’re in Japan? Order your spirit, Haibo-ru-style. This popular style of drink, also known as a Highball, simply means two parts soda water mixed with one part spirit. It...