Handy Handkerchief
Handy Bag

Now Available: Limited Edition Handy Handkerchiefs

We’re happy to announce the release of a limited edition Handy Handkerchief, inspired by a vintage piece from our collection. Crafted in East Nashville, Tennessee, by the exceptional One Feather Press, this hanky stands out for its quality and design. Tom shares, “I have produced many bandannas from many different vendors, for several different companies, …

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Hikers and mountaineers from the 1940s
From the archives

From the archives: at ease in the Sierras

The Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter History Archives recently published these fab photos of Glen Dawn and other club members on the summit of Mt. Langley. The images were taken in the 1940s and feature club members posing during outings and at camp.Per usual, the photos illustrate a bygone approach to dressing for the outdoors absent of …

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Bicycling Shopping From the Past

Matchbook Peleton

I tried watching the 2016 Tour de France but lost interest after the first week. I miss the panache and personal style of cyclists from the past. Now, I can barely distinguish one game piece from the next (logos, lego shaped helmets and mirrored shades drown out the personalities of the individual riders. I much …

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rugged ladies

For the record – Farmerette uniforms of WWI

Browsing the Library of Congress Flickr photostream, I stumbled upon these amazing images of female Farmerettes, first participants in the Women’s Land Army of America. Further research revealed that from 1917-1919 these women supported the war effort by filling the agricultural labor gap at home. According to this fascinating article in the Smithsonian: “Most of these …

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From the archives – Costică Acsinte

Little is known about the Costică Acsinte archives.  According to archives metadata, Costică Acsinte was born in Romania and worked as a photographer during WWI. After the war, he opened a commercial studio, “Foto Splendid C. Acsinte.” Ascinte was a prolific photographer; the Ascinte archives contains over 5,000 glass plate negatives, most taken between 1934-1945. …

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Shopping From the Past

Shopping from the Yukon

We’ve always loved Filson’s clothing and its origin story. But what was the Yukon really like when old CC set up shop to equip the prospectors headed north? From the fantastic Design Observer blog comes a collection of  photographs from an album recently sold at auction. I’m shopping from the sturdy pullover shirts, the stout jackets, and …

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