Shopping From Japan

Archival Camp Ensemble

Here’s my idea of the perfect summer camp ensemble. All the items are made for women but could easily be sourced in a gent’s version: Clockwise from top: Eastland Yarmouth Camp Moc, Tradlands Vacationland Shirt, Tourjours Linen Chambray Shorts, Freeman Rain Jacket. Add a few Archival accessories for the perfect camp kit  –  Cotton Bucket …

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Wishful Shopping – Black’s Anoraks

Thanks to AC friend Spoke Sniffer for directing me to this ebay auction for a rare, unworn, Black’s cotton anorak.  Beware of the But It Now button which will zap $636.00 from your pocket if you dare to press play.  I’m collecting a few snaps from the auction so you can safely admire this classic …

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From the Archives: Filson Wool Jacket

           Thanks to CC Filson for providing me with this archival scan of the original Filson Wool Sports Jacket.  As someone who has worn Filson for twenty years, I can spot a Cruiser, Cape Coat or Packer just by catching a glimpse of a pocket configuration, fabric type or design detail.  …

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Archival Field Trip – PDX

   Over the weekend, I made a quick trip up to Portland to shop for eyewear, catch a film and check in on a few of my favorite shops.  Here are some visual notes from the trip:   New S/S Engineered Garments at Blake      Brand obsession – Masunaga eyewear from Japan (via Blink) …

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From the Archives – Beretta Maremmana Jacket

  Complex pocketing champ   Rare feature – rear down zipper for ease of movement  Fine details – internal drip strip, tab collar, internal pocketing Best quality Duca Visconti di Modrone cotton corduroy Favorite feature – braces for carrying jacket in warmer temps I’m a huge fan of Italiana Maremmana style ranching or hunting jackets.  Beretta …

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Shopping from the USA: Carhartt

When I was 14, the guys at the bike shop where I volunteered insisted that Carhartts were the only pants worth buying at retail price. I biked out to Coastal Farm and Feed in Eugene, dropped $40 on a pair of B01 double-knee pants, and have been a fan ever since. We’ve done a few little …

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New Release: Archival Plain Waxed Jacket

Our first piece of outerwear, the Archival Plain Waxed Jacket is meant to be a reliable, comfortable outer shell to ward off rain and wind. Ideal for walkers, cyclists, fishermen, sailors, and anyone else who loves being outside in all weather. The Plain Waxed Jacket is unlined, with raglan sleeves and two welted handwarmer pockets. …

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Review: The Freeman Jacket

The kind folks at Freeman sent us a jacket to try out. They’re based in Seattle, and make the jacket out of their house – an impressive feat, since it’s sewn as professionally as anyone could ask. It’s made of a two-layer waterproof breathable, which, for those who didn’t memorize Patagonia catalogs as a child, …

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Shopping from the Past: Barbour Solway Jacket

Barbour Solway on cover of 1967/68 catalog (via Thornproof) I stopped receiving Barbour print catalogs several years ago. Browsing the online web shop, I have a hard time tracking the ever shifting Barbour lines (Beacon, Sporting, Gold Label, Heritage, Lifestyle, Ladies, etc). Favorite styles are disappearing behind new Barbours with printed linings, updated silhouettes and …

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