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Field Report – Brooklyn Flea

Classic example of Duluth-style bag sag


I haven’t done too much New York exploring yet, since I’ve been thoroughly cloistered in the studio. Thankfully, my neighborhood has a number of Interesting Things, so I’ve been trying to keep Saturday mornings free for strolling around.

Pack basket spotted at the Fort Greene Farmer’s Market

Typical produce

Most recently, I had the pleasure of running into Matthew Hranek of the excellent William Brown Project at his new Brooklyn Flea booth. I was sad not to see any of Matt’s home-grown charcuterie on display, but we had a nice chat in between the oohs and aahs of customers taken by Matt’s collection of timepieces, outerwear, and baggage.

Matt was expertly sporting double outerwear

WWII era bomber clock. 8-day wind, luminescent dial, $240

Outerwear galore

Tatra Rod & Gun Club (on Woolrich jacket)

I enjoy cruising through the Flea even though the prices are mostly beyond my grad-student budget. I’ve gotten a few things so far, all of which will serve for years.


Dunlap pliers set (I don’t know how, but I left all of my pliers in Oregon)

Cosco folding step stool, ideal for our apartment’s high table and higher shelves

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