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Filson Italy People

This Fall, the Filson catalog rolled out a steady stream of gents (and a few women) jumping snowmobiles, fighting fires and toying with chainsaws (a far remove from the old glass plate snaps of early 20th century Filson-garbed lumberjacks posing beside an almost apologetic axe gash). Tech fabrics are now actively mixing it up with …

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From the Archives: Filson Wool Jacket

           Thanks to CC Filson for providing me with this archival scan of the original Filson Wool Sports Jacket.  As someone who has worn Filson for twenty years, I can spot a Cruiser, Cape Coat or Packer just by catching a glimpse of a pocket configuration, fabric type or design detail.  …

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Eugene Tweed Ride 4.26.09

On Sunday, I participated in the second Eugene Tweed ride of 2009 (disclosure: I was not present for Tweed Ride #1 which took place, according to this blog report, in slanting rain). By comparison with the original London Tweed Run, the Eugene version lacked eccentric Brits in matching plus fours and cycling brogues. However, our …

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Heritage Collections for Women?

Blueprint for future use From the Montgomery Ward 1949-1950 catalog Aside from a few collections and reports to the contrary, the heritage clothing revival has yet to make its way to the female consumer. Sometimes I think I’m the only woman admiring all the beautiful, Americana inspired sportswear, footwear and accessories featured on blogs like …

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Archival Bicycles: Vaughn W. Collection

Raleigh Sport Raleigh DL-1 Raleigh Sport Alex Moutlon AM-7 Vaughn W. is my kind of archival collector. I might even have to appoint him as an understudy for the time when my own visual content runs dry. Originally, Vaughn sent me a few photographs of bicycles from his collection (“14 at last count”). Each bicycle …

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Shopping from Labonville, Inc.

Editor’s Note: Friend Tom B. also hails from Eugene, and went to college in rural New Hampshire where he started building timber frame buildings. He seems to be more proud of his Forest Service chainsaw certification than his architecture degree. I’ve brought him in as a guest blogger to highlight some stylish, alternative, often budget …

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Shopping from Freeport, Maine

Maine Guide Wool Parka Commando Sweater Maine Guide Wool Vest Maine Guide Wool Pants River Driver’s Shirt Maine Island Fisheries and Hunter’s Tote Bag Maine Hunting Shoe, 16″ LL Bean Rubber Mocs British Slip Lead Bean’s Swiss Collar Bell I know that LL Bean has been shopped to death, but one must prepare oneself for …

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