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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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Shopping from the present: Old Town Clothing

by Jim Green Old Town Clothing workshop Editor’s note: it’s never too early to start planning your Fall wardrobe. I’m already mentally packing up the linens and breaking the corduroy. London blogger Jim Green of Modern Day Hunting writes about his obsession with British workwear company, Old Town Clothing. If you’re inspired by Jim’s report …

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Wishful Filson

by Lesli LarsonI’ve been wishful holiday shopping for discontinued Filson plaids. In Japan, you can purchase a classic Mackinaw cruiser, vest or matching hat in blue x black buffalo plaid, a fabric that was discontinued by Filson years ago. When I emailed Filson to ask about a custom order in the blue x black plaid, …

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Archival Lament: Woolrich Relaunch

Woolrich illustration courtesy Cavidanny Japanese Woolrich offerings Growing up, Woolrich was always the default brand if you couldn’t afford Filson or wanted something lightweight for hiking or lakeside recreation. As a brand, Woolrich pretty much disappeared from view (for me) in the 1990s. Every once in awhile, I’d see a ratty shadow plaid cruiser jacket …

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"Settle for what you get": Tuffy Sponges

Sing Fraulein Schneider’s lament from Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret the next time you’re walking down the grocery aisle: For the sun will riseAnd the moon will setAnd you learn how to settleFor what you get.It will all go on if we’re here or notSo who cares? So what?So who cares? So what? Since she brought …

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