Archival Field Trip – Los Angeles

Living in Oregon, I forget about direct sunlight. I spent a long weekend in LA to escape the gloom and visit an old chum. Our plan was to see Bernadette Peters in concert and spend the rest of our time revisiting vintage television shows (I prefer my sun through a curtain). While my friend worked on Friday, I toured brick and mortar stores in the area (documentary evidence below). Since so many stores do not permit photography, I cannot show you the amazing champagne glass shoe display at Maison Martin Margiela or my celebrity sighting at Mister Freedom.

16 thoughts on “Archival Field Trip – Los Angeles”

  1. “if I had a million dollars…” lyrics comes to mind :p

    The snippets of photos gives the sense of a Friday very well spent! Too bad about the photos that might have been… Love the comfortable and relaxed look in your last photo 🙂

  2. Hi AC,

    Yes indeed, the pup tent is from our store Shelter Half. It’s part of our Save Khaki display. If you could please credit as such that would be much appreciated! We hope you enjoyed the area and see you again soon.

    All my best,

    Ken | Shelter Half

  3. Just a side note, the technical name for a pup tent as pictured is a Shelter Half as each soldier carries one half, eventually joining them together to share the tent, hence the name of our space.

    All my best,


  4. Lesli,

    Not a worry! Thank you very much for the correction. We hope you enjoyed the area. We are close with all of the surrounding shops and are proud to see this post. We are all fans here!

    Take Good Care,


  5. Anon–

    That’s Feal Mor. They sell an interesting mix of custom nautical sweaters, vintage clothing, canvas bags and cycles. I had my eye on a really nice Motobecane. The sweater is a custom jobber made up for Feal Mor.

  6. Thanks Leslie: Feal Mor looks terrific and will check it out next time in LA. Best, Bob Rogen, Sacramento

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  8. Hi Anon 10:47 –

    This is the first time we’ve heard of it – and we can’t seem to replicate the problem. It is likely a google privacy thing… let us know if you find out what’s causing it – if it’s on our end we’ll be happy to help.



  9. Hi there, me again.
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    Out of interest try accessing


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  10. Hi Tom.
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