Colamatiss hunting jacket
From the archives

From the archives: Colamatiss Hunting Jacket

Found on Etsy: a rare, Colamatiss hunting jacket —a French brand that was never distributed in the US. I love the action back, two-way zipper, pocketing configuration and contrast cord collar. If you have any information on this company, let me know. As it were, Colamatiss made some collaboration hats for Hunting World in the …

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 (Before)

I will be offline for a few weeks while I’m away participating in Paris-Brest-Paris for the second time. And randomly, NPR included a sound bite of me during a random report onthe sport of randonneuring. If you are curious about randonnering, a form of ultra distance cycling w/roots in France, here’s an NPR report on …

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Vintage female rugby team
From the archives Shopping From the Past

From the Archives: Rugby Ephemera

In honor of the World Cup, I’m reposting selections from Frederick Humbert’s awesome collection of historical rugby print ephemera. Humbert’s flickr catalog and blog, Rugby-Pioneers, include photographs, programs, cigarette cards, advertisements and even hand painted lantern slides of vintage rugby action. Even if you don’t follow rugby as a sport, study the photographs as a …

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Lesli Larson at Paris Brest Paris 2011

Archival Report: Paris Brest Paris 2011

PBP spectators in Villaines, France I just got back from the 17th edition of Paris Brest Paris, an ultra distance cycling event held every four years in France. I always say that I record and erase my memory of rides longer than 600k. I can confirm via official records that I successfully covered the 1200k …

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