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Shopping from Arnys

by Tom BonamiciLesli has a nice little stack of Arnys catalogs that I can’t put down. It’s a mile apart from our usual shopping – nothing in here could be found at a thrift store, logging camp, or Cyclist’s Special. The prices are… aspirational? Improbable? Beyond our reach, at any rate. But that won’t stop …

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Shopping from Pillpat: Habillement du Sportsman

by Tom BonamiciWe were alarmed to see that flickr favorite, Pillpat, has loaded more images to her Manufrance set. Over dinner, we had been shopping from Arnys and Hebden Cord, both offering unobtainable clothing (one’s unaffordable, one’s out of business). Like these companies, Pillpat’s content aggravates the historical shopper by presenting a line of unique …

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Arnys Gent

I first bonded with friend J. by way of his Arnys jacket (it was a corduroy Forestiere, I believe). Here’s a photo of J. in a different model Arnys jacket. In Eugene (or Portland for that matter), one doesn’t see many men wearing tweed jackets, let alone lovely French-made iterations with shawl collars, mustard color …

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From the Archives: Arnys of France

Sara is in Seville where she reports that high temperatures have driven her inside, limiting her consumer activity to late night window shopping (and daytime consumption of pork products). On her behalf, I’m crusing back through old travel photos from our 06 trip to France, lamenting retail temptations that I could not fund. Foremost was …

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