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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: Hunting World

eBay is the best place to find quality Hunting World items – we’re most fond of the Battue luggage series and our beloved deadstock khakis. I really enjoy browsing the random sampling of deadstock and used Hunting World artifacts on eBay…. here’s what showed up in the net during the last trawl:

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Field Bag Round-Up

As I type, our sewing contractors are working on our first run of Archival Clothing Field Bags. Just like last time, we’ll preface the introduction of a new product with a round-up of existing bags. We’ve always loved Brady Bags, and this small trout bag has served Lesli faithfully for years. We like the heavy …

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Shopping from the past: Hunting World Trousers

It’s not often that you get follow through on shopping from the past. Hunting World NYC closed its doors in 2008, and currently seems to sell only in duty-free airport shops in East Asia. However, if, like us, you’re still shopping from Hunting World and need a safari tuxedo, eBay seller cowboywest currently has a …

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Archival Safari

Tom Baxter, Explorer   Filson Bush Jacket for women (sans belt) Filson Japan 90s Filson catalog (discontinued poplin pants and shorts) Matching Kalahari shorts and Safari dress   In Swiss gabardine Absence of Malice (Pollack 1981) After several catch and release episodes, I finally ordered and removed the tags from a Filson Safari jacket for …

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Archival Safari

To Have and Have Not (Hawks 1944)Overstuffed safari jacket signals villainy Filson Bush Jacket for women (sans belt) 90s Filson catalog (discontinued poplin pants and shorts) Matching Kalahari shorts and Safari dress In Swiss gabardine Absence of Malice (Pollack 1981) After several catch and release episodes, I finally ordered and removed the tags from a …

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Archival Baggage: Billykirk Field Bag

Billykirk waxed cotton field bag Although I have no earthly need for another bag of any kind (messenger, musette or otherwise), I’m coveting this new field bag by Billykirk. In my mind, the BK bag fills the niche between my Frost River cartridge bag (flimsy) and Filson medium field bag (heavy on the shoulder for …

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Shopping from 1968: Hunting World

Hunting World Catalog 1968 Spanish leathe “Versatote” (on my Archival Finder list) More English Fishing Bags (made by Brady, no doubt) Expedition Canvas Tentage Kalahari Grill and Fish Locator Glasses A few more shopping cart items from the catalog that brought you the Springbok hassok, chromed steel “supercube” furniture and genuine zebra luggage tags. Apart …

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Archival Gent: Bob Lee

I could be wrong but I think Bob Lee, Safari outfitter and shoulder bag tycooon, may have passed away. Uncertainty about Mr. Lee’s age seems appropriate since he never aged in a thirty year span of appearances in his namesake catalog, Bob Lee’s Hunting World. In every Hunting World catalog I own, Mr. Lee is …

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