Shopping From the Past

Shopping from the Past – French Work Jackets

Inspired by Bill Cunningham, I have been collecting images french work jackets (aka “bleu de travail”). Cunningham made this style of garment his personal uniform and I was inspired to wear one for the next month in memory of his amazing life¬†and creative work. Most of the current, commercial offerings (Le Laborer, Old Town, Vetra, …

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Brand appreciation – Arpenteur

While I prefer to shop from the past, one of my favorite modern brands is Arpenteur. Based out of Lyon, France, Arpenteur makes simply styled, sturdy, heritage inspired clothing in wools and cottons. While the Arpenteur line is rooted in traditional French workwear, the cuts are slim and the overall look is very clean 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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Mister Freedom Biribi Jacket
Shopping From The Present

Archival Jackets: Mister Freedom Biribi

Mister Freedom Bourgeron Biribi jacket I’m always shopping for a jacket to complete my archival uniform. My preferred jacket possesses indoor-outdoor utility. It needs to be unlined w/open patch pockets and a high buttoning neck. Chore coats, forestry cloth cruisers and and engineer’s jackets work OK from Fall through Winter. But in Spring/Summer, I want …

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