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Archival Finds – July Edition

Long ago, Hunting World used to sell canvas caps and hats manufactured by a traditional French hunting clothing company. I haven’t seen one on the market for many years so it was nice to find an Explora in very fine cotton gabardine show up on eBay last week.  I nabbed it for mid-summer  kayaking or hiking trips. The chin …

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Shopping from ebay: Gokey loafers

Here’s an unusual pair of Gokey loafers for women, available via this ebay auction. Gokey is known for their rugged, moccasin-style, handsewn boots for gents. Gokey footwear was originally designed for explorers, hunters and prospectors. Here’s a typical Gokey specimen: I’ve always aspired to own knee-high Gokey boots. I also covet Tom’s garage sale Gokey …

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Archival Footwear: Filson Boots and Shoes

Red Wing Heritage boots @ Portland Filson Flagship Store Filson leather and twill boots (Roberts Supply) Recent Filson Offerings Red Wing Heritage Boots @ Portland Filson Flagship Store I’ve been requesting that Filson offer footwear for women since the line was introduced in the 1990s. Though Filson customer service folks acknowledge the demand, they’ve yet …

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