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Shopping from the 1930s: Montgomery Ward

Exemplary outerwear I’ve been on an ebay shopping spree for Montgomery Ward catalogs (the Archival bible). I’ve secured a few new Fall editions from the 1940s which I’ll be reprinting here–in bits–in the next few months. Copies of the 1930s catalogs are more tricky to source. Inspired by Spokesniffer and Reference Library, I’m capturing auction …

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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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