Shopping From Japan

Catch and Release: Beams Boy Hunting Jacket

I spend a lot of time on ebay sleuthing pint sized sizes garments from Japan and Europe. Here’s a jacket from Beams Boy that I’m catching and releasing. It’s a style that frequently appears in the Beams mix in a range of fabrics (primarily poplin and cotton duck). I’m a sucker for the doll-sized hunting-esque …

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Shopping From the Past

Dungaree Love

Browsing through photos of female war workers from WW2, I can’t help but lament the loss of the classic, wide legged, high waisted dungaree. While there are limitless repro and throwback heritage offerings for men (Mister Freedom  and Sugar Cane always deliver) it is nearly impossible to find contemporary trousers for women in this style. Dickies 1922, Carhartt, …

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Aspirational Anatomica

I first encountered Japanese brand Anatomica via a Paris shop that carried canvas deck shoes (Sperry repros) and modified last Aldens. Recently, I started following the Anatomica Instagram feed which provides a better optic on their Tokyo store offerings (from brogues to berets). I’m primary smitten by their spare, unisex, sanded down military styles (lots of olives, beiges, flight jackets, khakis, anoraks) modeled by both …

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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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Shopping From The Present

Archival x Tradlands Giveaway

We’re partnering with our friends at Tradlands on an American-made giveaway package valued at $600.  Winner will receive an Archival Shoulder Tote, a Purl Scarf from Appalatch, a Hemp & Fleece Raglan from Gamine Co. and a Button-Up Shirt from Tradlands.  To win, visit the Tradlands Giveaway page here.

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