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Patchwork Dreams

I spotted this patchwork chore coat from Tigre Brocante last Fall. Unfortunately, a half year later, the jacket (nicely styled for men and women), has disappeared from the site.  You may not be able to buy this jacket, but you can still mimic the look. Check out Corridor’s Duck Dyed Overshirts (on sale) as a worthy, patch-free alternate. …

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Archival Footwear – Clog Boots

Clog traces Probably not for the faint of heart, clog boots are the polar opposite of those ghastly five-toed shoes. I’m fond of my worry-free Muck Boots for wet and cold conditions while working or playing outside. But upon revisiting the much-missed little log cabin, I was reminded of a more archival option – the …

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Archival Field Trip: PDX March 2010

Quick trip up to Portland to meet Patrick Long (Chester Wallace) and check in with our friend Jordan over at Winn Perry. We’ve been admiring Patrick’s bags from afar and wanted to share information on supply sources and manufacturing processes. Patrick toured us around his Hawthorne area studio where we works on both Chester Wallace …

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Archival Clogs

Troentorp Pablo Clogs w/Alpendale Knickers Dansko Professional commuter clogs Riding the rollers in clogs and corduroy trousers Dansko Professional and Troentorp Pablo tread marks Sanita Pro closed back clogs (as worn by the Metrofiets creator) Ever since I saw this picture of Aspen Gent, I’ve revised my attitude towards clogs as everyday footwear. My own …

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More Pictographic Gents: George Hearn and Aspen Man

On the tail of a disappointing Johnny Depp/Sweeney Toddy, ST and I are revisiting the original source material, the 1982 Showtime production featuring Angela Lansbury and the amazing George Hearn as Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd. By way of Sweeney, we’re now moving on to a full blown George Hearn fan spree (though I love …

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Shopping From The Movies

Knicker (Plus Two) Madness

Ever since I saw Liza Minnelli perform the Bye Bye Blackbird number in Liza with a Z, I’ve had knickers (or more accurately, plus twos or britches or breeks) on the brain. Now, as it turns out, knickers are re-emerging as a major fashion item on the cycling/bike messenger scene. On bike listservs like the …

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