Colamatiss hunting jacket
From the archives

From the archives: Colamatiss Hunting Jacket

Found on Etsy: a rare, Colamatiss hunting jacket —a French brand that was never distributed in the US. I love the action back, two-way zipper, pocketing configuration and contrast cord collar. If you have any information on this company, let me know. As it were, Colamatiss made some collaboration hats for Hunting World in the …

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B-shop illustration
Shopping From Japan

Flashback: Fall B-Shopping Dreams

Browsing the B-Shop for fall inspirations. Every page refresh brings different combinations of web shop models sporting my favorite Japan-only brand offerings: Barbour, Danton, Brady, Tricoteur. For those who have not visited B-Shop in person, here’s a quick preview:

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Shopping From the Past

Time Capsule: Barbour x Margaret Howell

Browsing back through Japanese web shops for snaps of one of my favorite collaborations, Barbour x Margaret Howell for women (AW 18). Google translation of one of my favorite web shop reviews: “On that day when I wore Babour and went home with a big paper bag of Babour, I was showered with stares (excessive …

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Shopping From Japan

Snap scroll: @junkystyle_

Counter programming against Black Friday, I like to rapid scroll through the web shops of the Japanese apparel accounts I follow on Instagram. I know the lag delay of Google translating product descriptions and sizing charts will put the brakes on impulse buying one more chore coat that I don’t need. Instead, I grab screen …

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Filson x Sidnaw vest
Shopping From The Present

Catch and release: Filson x Sidnaw Vest

Missed it! This lovely outdoor vest collaboration between Filson and Sidnaw, a Michigan-based outdoor apparel company, bounced from in-box to sold-out-in-my-size in a blink. Everything about the ingredient list for this garment is top notch: Filson deadstock waxed-cotton fabric (8-oz. oil finish Cover Cloth and the Burnt Olive with 11-oz. oil finish Shelter Cloth) for …

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Archival Field Trip

LL on tour in Seattle ( June 2022)

It’s been a few years since I did full city tour with stops in shops, meals out, and trips to shows, games and movies. This past weekend, I launched a mini Archival Field Trip and headed up to Seattle, Washington for a quick getaway. Here are some snaps from my trip w/a heavy emphasis. on …

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