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New Additions to AC Web Shop

We’re updating the AC web shop with Fall items from Rising Sun, Leather Head Sports, Saint James and Columbiaknit. Check out our Columbiaknit cotton caps in new colorways. And by popular demand, we’re bringing in a new logo-neutral Cooperstown Ball Cap in our favorite color, navy blue. Stay tuned for updates on more items coming …

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Shopping from the movies: Shoot the Moon (Parker 1982)

Some films are better watched on fast forward or reproduced as film stills. Shoot the Moon (Parker 1982) is just such a movie — playing out like an Ingmar Bergman domestic drama populated by Woody Allen characters. While we’re asked to focus on the dissolving marriage of Albert Finney and Diane Keaton, one’s eye cannot …

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Shopping for Barbour from 1998/1999

Internationals Oilskins and black waxed cotton Long and short cuts Moleskin Synthetics 90s knitwear New Barbour gent In case you missed it, here are some product offerings from the Winter 1998/Spring 1999 Barbour catalog. In the day, these catalogs were the best means of tracking new Barbour releases (beyond the stock range of Bedales, Beauforts …

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Archival Review: Filson Knitwear

Scale Model Perfection: Style 710 Outfitter Sweater Discontinued Filson Cardigan If I ever earn a spot on Filson’s Council for Women (an advisory and field testing group), I’d recommend that Filson introduce a line of made-in-USA knitwear for women (and slim-framed gents). Filson currently offers only one sweater for women–the snowflake and deer patterned Cowichan. …

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Archival Knitwear: Rivendell Cycling Sweaters

Button-up neck (for on-bike temperature regulation) Rear carrying pocket Long sleeved version (photographed during mixte test ride at RBW) Rivendell Bicycle Works used to sell a wonderful derby tweed sweater which they referred to as a long sleeved cycling jersey. The knit sweaters/jerseys were made by the British knitwear firm Outdoor Knitwear/Woolyback. They came in …

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Archival News: Brittany Boutique Sale

Bachi hat St James Meridien St James Matelot St James Contenin St James Binic Sailcloth smock Sailor trousers for women Espadrilles (for men and women) For those wishing to embellish their “nautical grunge” look, the Brittany Boutique, my favorite French source for affordable, stylish nautical clothing (namely, St James Pont style sweaters), is having a …

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Archival Cruelty: S.N.S X CDG

Thanks to blogger Ready For The House for introducing me to Danish knitwear brand, SNS-Herning. As an addendum to last Friday’s post, I’m including SNS-Herning┬áto my inventory of luxury knitwear I might buy if I needed to drop my life savings in twenty minutes or so. After browsing the SNS-Herning site (w/a coincidental resemblance to …

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Shopping from Japan: William Lockie knitwear

WILLIAM LOCKIE SLIP-OVER FAIR ISLE VEST Sara Krulwich/The New York Times If only in my dreams, I’m giving up on Eugene Holiday Market shopping and ordering up William Lockie luxury knitwear from my favorite online Japanese web shop, Explorer Import Select. A snippet of the Lockie sweater’s product description, courtesy Google Translate: Shetland have a …

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