From the archives

Comfort Media: 1961 Barbour Catalog

Under quarantine, I’m consoled by livestreams of apartment concerts with Ceceile McLorin, free access to Met Opera broadcasts and Blossome Dearie playlists on YouTube. Soundtrack secured, I’m browsing comfort print catalog content and ephemera via Google Books, Flickr Commons and the Library of Congresss Digital archives. Beyond that, I’m turning back the clock to a …

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Inverallan x Allevol Sweater
Shopping From The Present

Snap scroll: Inverallan x Allevol Donegal

I spotted this eye catching knitwear collaboration between Inverlland x Allevol on my favorite, take-me-away Instagram feed, CLUTCH Magazine. Per usual, sizing is for gents only so I’ll just collect these digital images for future reference (and to remember the easy days of internet hunting for obscure Japanese collaborations over shelf stable pantry staples).

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Shopping From the Past

From the archives: Rivendell Knits

I’m thrilled to see Rivendell offering a new batch of UK-made knitwear. I still adore and wear my original WoolyWarm tweed vest (first offered in the Rivendell catalog in 2002). In case you missed out on the Rivendell Cheviot (now sold out), you can always shop from these catalog scans from the earliest days of …

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Shopping From The Present

Shopping from 2020

At the end of 2019, I’m still following the Archival Resolutions I set out for myself at the start of the decade. My favorite has always been resolution #4: “Shop from yourself and from thrift shops. Repurpose strategic items from the past.” In the past year, I’ve been trying to shop more from myself and …

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