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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Women's Land Army Shop Jacket
From the archives

Wishful Shopping: Women’s Land Army Shop Jacket

Just spotted this wonderful, Women’s Land Army jacket at one of my favorite online vintage shops, Saunders Militaria. Here’s a description of the jacket from the site: “Without a doubt a stunning article of clothing. This deadstock (mint/ unused) pattern is dated 1943 and was designed for the Women’s Land Army as a sort of …

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Handy Bag

Handy by the sea

Thanks to the fab Instagram denim influencer and rugged lady, @DenimBitch, for these fab use snaps of her Handy Roll Top in action during day trip to the ocean. I love how well the tan beeswaxed canvas and web morphs into the sea and sand scape.

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Hikers and mountaineers from the 1940s
From the archives

From the archives: at ease in the Sierras

The Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter History Archives recently published these fab photos of Glen Dawn and other club members on the summit of Mt. Langley. The images were taken in the 1940s and feature club members posing during outings and at camp.Per usual, the photos illustrate a bygone approach to dressing for the outdoors absent of …

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