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Wishful shopping: Dachstein boiled wool mitts

Do I need $99 Dachstein Austrian wool gloves? Visual perfection. Super sturdy. Bombproof. Check! But as my pal says, “steep price for something you are going to lose in a parking lot.” Deep inventory available through the Sweater Chalet.         More on Dachstein from Archival:   Archival Mitts: Dachstein/Ortovox Shopping from the …

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From the archives: Millarmitts

Millarmitts in Orvis Catalog circa 1968 Here’s a sporty wool knit glove style worth reviving. In my years of browsing outdoor clothing catalogs, I somehow overlooked what’s known as the Millarmitt (modern manufacturers have morphed the “a” to an “e”). According to catalog patter, the gloves are hand crocheted in the UK of silicone treated …

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Archival Mitts: Dachstein/Ortovox

Boiled Wool Dachstein Mitts Sample view Lynne F’s glove system (refab mitts with Dachstein liners) Artic Mitten Add German made, Dachstein (rebadged Ortovox) shrunken wool mitts to the list of disappearing archival products. Ten years ago, you could purchase these heavy duty mitts (a layering staple for mountaineers and ice climbers) at REI. Now, if …

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Rapha Cycling Gloves

Several months ago I was directed to the British website Rapha (http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=1)which sells high end cycling gear for gentleman cyclists and London bike messengers (those w/surplus tip money). Reviewing the site I became fascinated by their selection of high end, hand stiched (army sniper inspired?) cycling gloves–especially those made out of African goatskin. Since my …

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