Filed under: Wearables | Tags: Grateful Dead, parking lot, t shirts, vintage
The fine folks at Poler have been up to some good things for sometime now. First it was there excellent t-shirts and hats, then they stepped it up with The Man Tent and the appropriately titled Two Man Tent. I am looking forward to whatever comes next from these guys. Anyways awhile ago I won a little contest via their blog and as the lucky winner I had this nice t-shirt and hat show up at my house a few weeks ago.
Both t-shirt and hat are of supreme quality, I cant say enough good things, and I can’t get enough camp vibes either. If you are not yet familiar with these dudes or there blog I suggest you acquaint yourself. Thanks again Poler for the great stuff.
Filed under: Wearables | Tags: Boy Scouts, Fort A.P. Hill VA, Jamboree, patches
Last week the National Boy Scout’s Jamboree took place at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. The first Jamboree took place in Washington DC in 1937, at the invitation of the president on the national mall. The event which takes place every four years has been held in Virginia since 1981 and will be the last there before it moves to a new permanent home in Beckley, WV .
Among the many events at the Jamboree is the tradition of trading patches. Scouts will trade patches from their individual packs along with commemorative patches made specifically for the event. Here are some of our favorite ones we have come across.
I know its the middle of the summer and we have many more 90+ degree days to endure however I wanted to show this gem of a down parka I found at a church yard sale about a month ago.
Not sure what vintage this old Penfield insulated parka is, however the thing is probably about 20 years old. The down/feather filling will be sure to keep me toasty this winter, but the thought alone of wearing it now makes me sweat.
Filed under: The Great Outdoors, Wearables | Tags: Orvis, Vintage Eddie Bauer, Vintage REI
Here are a few of my thrift finds as of late. Always searching for the vitnage outdoor wearables around town. Steve, the dog, is in there for good measure.
Short sleeve Eddie Bauer, can’t wait for Spring. But for now these sweaters will have to do.
I don’t think REI makes many wool sweaters these days, I was pretty surprised when I found this one. At the moment my wife is getting more wear out of the Orvis wool sweater then me.
Its been pretty wet these past few weeks and anytime I step into the mud pit which is our backyard I have found myself wearing these boots. They are known at the Maine Hunting Shoes, duck boots, or Bean boots, whatever you call them they are rugged and do a damn good job of keeping your feet dry. Here are some images pulled from the L.L. Bean Guide to the Outdoors.
Variations on a theme.
These are some older advertisements for the shoe from 1922. Click for larger.
Filed under: Gear, Wearables | Tags: maine hunting shoe, moccasins, Wallabees, Whole Earth Catalog
While Walter Dryer is still around as a company, I dont think they are still offering these handmade mocs, to bad especially at that price.
Wish Wallabees were still only $23.95