Shopping From the Past

Shopping from the Past – French Work Jackets

Inspired by Bill Cunningham, I have been collecting images french work jackets (aka “bleu de travail”). Cunningham made this style of garment his personal uniform and I was inspired to wear one for the next month in memory of his amazing life and creative work. Most of the current, commercial offerings (Le Laborer, Old Town, Vetra, …

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Shopping from 1999: David Morgan Catalog

Same plain brown cover in 2009 No longer available: Dale walking trousers Early source for Bills Khakis Hickory shirts and logger buttons Brilliant belt selection Filson (i.d. the discontinued items) Akurbra hats (someone should wear them) No longer available: Nova Scotia woolens David Morgan is one of the few remaining mail order companies that still …

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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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Buying Corduroy Abroad: John Ashfield

Via internet I’ve been tracking on some international Filsonesque brands which look promising but probably measure up to be Euro equivalents of Abercrombie and Fitch or Forever 21. This type of garment stalking lends itself to austerity since mail order from Italy is pretty much out of the question (submit credit card info at your …

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