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Archival Reissue – Alden Workman’s Oxford

Several years ago, friend Jordan Saylor of Winn Perry offered a limited, special make up of Alden Indy shoes in a Workman Oxford style. To this day I regret not placing an order.   I love Alden Indy boots but I prefer the low cut style and double water loc sole used for Jordan’s special …

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Archival Update (8/9/2010)

A few updates on archival projects. Tom and I went up to Portland on Friday to discuss plans for an upcoming waxed cotton jacket. We’re working with a clothing manufacturer who also makes traditional letterman jackets, vintage MLB apparel and dresses for a recent Project Runway winner. Waxwear fabric for the prototype (not final jacket …

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Winn Perry x Columbiaknit

Columbiaknit t-shirts on display After nearly a year of work, our friend Jordan of Portland’s Winn Perry has released a collaboration with Columbiaknit. The Portland company has been making sturdy cotton garments since 1921 (including knit sweaters for LL Bean). I’m usually not one to get excited about a T-shirt, since I’m on a budget …

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Archival Field Trip: PDX March 2010

Quick trip up to Portland to meet Patrick Long (Chester Wallace) and check in with our friend Jordan over at Winn Perry. We’ve been admiring Patrick’s bags from afar and wanted to share information on supply sources and manufacturing processes. Patrick toured us around his Hawthorne area studio where we works on both Chester Wallace …

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Archival Loafers

by Lesli Larson “Weejun” style loafer Alden Penny Loafer (Cape Cod Collection) I’ve been wearing Weejun-style loafers since I was teen. I used to buy the Bass boy’s model since I hated the low vamp on the version for women. Since Sebago left the US market, I’ve been searching for a new source for loafers …

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Archival Field Trip: PDX November 2009

by Lesli Larson My plan for Saturday was to double-check Danner Japan inventory and attend the first anniversary party for the Filson flagship store in Portland. But an unexpected, out-of-town guest rerouted our shopping itinerary more towards women’s footwear and work wardrobes (not to be confused with workwear). Fortunately, I was able to negotiate a …

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Archival Field Trip: PDX October 2009

A few belated notes from a beginning-of-the-month (October) fieldtrip to Portland by way of the Oregon Randonneurs Bikenfest 200k (not pictured). Sugar Cane Denim (not pictured) & Engineered Garments @ Blake The shock of a properly fitting, size small, Filson Outfitter jacket Custom tweed jacket @ Duchess Billykirk leather tote @ Winn Perry Scandanavian breakfast …

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Archival Report: Winn Perry Spring 09

Loden Dager car coat Spring cottons Internal snap cuff detail Loden Dager M50 jacket Mjolk trousers sQuoddy chukka Columbia Knit rugby shirts and sweaters Shirting Common Projects and Quoddy Our Legacy corduroy jacket Jordan in SNS Herning cardigan Here’s a brief, June-in-January visual update from Winn Perry in Portland, Oregon. In addition to carrying exemplary …

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