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Shopping from Japan – Shoes Like Pottery

Thanks to Archival readers who suggested Shoes Like Pottery as an alt to my obsession over Wakouwa Deck Shoes.  As was noted in my original post, the Wakouwas are not sized for women, cost over three hundred dollars and are difficult to find in the US.  In contrast, SLPs are unisex, comparably stylish, and easily …

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Archival Find – Hunting World Jacket

Superwax Forester Jacket in Hunting World catalog Tom’s report: I love thrifting because there’s no common denominator of quality like you see at fancy vintage stores or high end (and high priced) flea markets. Usually when I go through the outerwear at the thrift stores in Eugene, it’s just a fuzzy cake of cheap polar …

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Archival Dog Collar: Danzig Bros.

As a kid, despite not owning a horse, I used to mail away for equestrian supply catalogs. I would browse through the pages of bits, bridles, silks and saddles, kitting out my imaginary Man O War with a full set of racing tack. Over time, horses morphed in bicycles, but I recently found a source …

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Archival Finder: Ben Silver Collection Vest

Male model, lifestyle (“weekender”) packaging and prohibitive price point aside, I really like this cashmere trimmed nylon vest by online catalog clothier, Ben Silver. Friend Tom remarked that it looks like a luxury edition of the Patagonia Retro-X vest. If it were my design, I’d swap out the cashmere (too shapeless and prone to pilling) …

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