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Catch and Release: Beams Boy Hunting Jacket

September 29th, 2019

I spend a lot of time on ebay sleuthing pint sized sizes garments from Japan and Europe. Here’s a jacket from Beams Boy that I’m catching and releasing. It’s a style that frequently appears in the Beams mix in a range of fabrics (primarily poplin and cotton duck). I’m a sucker for the doll-sized hunting-esque jacket look, but I’m not a huge fan of the back belt or plastic buttons (miming the fancy fawn-embossed brass types you see on tyrolean wool tunics).

As you may know, I’m a petite woman. It’s nearly impossible for me to find the type of vintage and outdoor clothing that I love (hunting-inspired garb, waxed cotton jackets, french knitwear, etc.) in sizes that fit. And my Kondo-mission at the moment is to only only buy clothing that I would wear on a weekly basis (or I must release back into the ether). So I’m clicking like on this jacket, posting some visual evidence for future reference, and letting go. If you read this post in the next few days, it’s yours!

Shopping from the past – Hebden Cord Touring Shorts

October 4th, 2016

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Occasionally, an eBay watchlist returns a pleasant ping like these original Hebden Cord Touring Shorts. Alas, they are sized too large for me but I still want to document for my archives. In a few years, all memories of elegant, tailored, non-technical cycling garb will most likely disappear from our collective memory. Here is a little evidence to the contrary:

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Archival Commerce: St James Nautical Sweater

May 2nd, 2009



For interested parties, I’m looking to sell a vintage, St. James nautical sweater I errantly purchased on ebay. Item is in beautiful condition. However, I should have checked actual measurements for the item against the title description which indicates that the sweater would fit a large child or small woman. My description would say that this sweater would fit a larger, taller woman or a gent (garment is on the long side). Here is the original listing for the item on ebay including actual measurements for the garment (which I should have read). I’ll launch an actual ebay auction next week. But I’d sell it to an interested party for 50.00 w/shipping. Send me an email through my profile if you’re interested. This will be a temporary post on the blog.