Sunday, March 18, 2018

Men in Embroidered Pants?

Photo by Salt Water New England

In Case You Missed It...

Waiting for the Ferry to Islesboro; Photos by Salt Water New England

Harewood House displays its holdings of the Yorkshire-born cabinetmaker’s work. 
  • Thomas Chippendale- Designer, Maker, Decorator - Apollo Magazine <>

‘Just because you’re trying to take an animal’s life, it doesn’t mean that you don’t care about it – you should give it respect.’

...[T]he new awareness around bots highlights the misguided expectations that marketers have for how many people they can reach through influencers [on Instagram].

Jake Zakhar recently returned three cellphone cases at a Best Buy store in Mission Viejo, Calif., and a salesperson told him he would be banned from making returns and exchanges for a year. The 41-year-old real-estate agent had bought cases in extra colors as gifts for his sons and assumed he could bring back the unused ones within the 15 days stated in the return policy as long as he had a receipt.

A new breed of celebrity turned to news releases and magazine covers to shape their image. But while those ephemeral means are soon forgotten, the full-length portrait will dazzle for centuries to come.

For one Old Etonian banker in his fifties, the idea that his school is some kind of prize is laughable. ‘When I was there it was a comprehensive for the landed gentry. Everyone east of the A1 went to Eton, and anyone west of the A1 went to Harrow.’

For two decades, the British establishment has agreed not to think too hard about where the Russians got their money — how cash was stolen from the state, recycled in the West, then used to help bring Vladimir Putin and his ex-KGB colleagues to power. In return, the Russians spent a lot of that money in Britain, to the benefit of the British. The relationship has, at times, been extraordinarily complicit. 

European old master pictures, and the works of art and decorative objects associated with them, were once the most prestigious status symbols that money could buy, but they are no longer the height of collecting fashion. 

East Boothbay shipbuilders Washburn & Doughty is slated to build the next Maine State Ferry Service vessel after submitting the lowest bid of $8.8 million.

L.L. Bean incurred added costs associated with ... a significant change in its lifetime product guarantee policy, and early retirement packages offered to hundreds of veteran staff members... Smith said. “[W]e made significant progress on numerous fronts that provide a strong foundation for future success.” (Thank you, Averyl, for sending this)

As for that dazzling speed, power and ability to turn on a sixpence that so impress and frustrate us, these are the hare’s only real means of self-defence once its cover is blown. With no kind of burrow or other safe haven to hide in, it has to be able to outrun each and every native predator – and it can.

“It’s a fascinating thing to sit and watch the animals because instead of looking at a screen, you’re looking at the life cycle,” Land said. “It’s very different from the abstract work that I do.”

The sailing center, located in the heart of Boston between the Longfellow and Massachusetts Ave. bridges, houses the College's varsity sailing team boats. At the lowest point of its sink across the past few days, the building dipped roughly six feet into the water.

Icy Charles River

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Photos by Salt Water New England
“If it weren't for lambing and sugaring, I'd never make it through this time of year.”  
- Reeve Linbergh, quoted in Richard Brown's The View from the Kingdom.

Friday, March 16, 2018

A Little Clique Of Themselves...

Some New Hampshire Ancestors Going Back to the Early 1600s

“[New Englanders] very contentedly made a little clique of themselves and intermarried very much, with a sure and cheerful faith that in such alliances there can be no blunder.” 
- John Morse, Jr., in Memoir of Colonel Henry Lee, as quoted by Judson Hale.

Children of the first settlers of the New Hampshire seacoast town of Hampton:  Here, from the family tree,  brothers from one family married sisters from another family, and a child from each of those marriages then got married and had children.  As a result, the fourth great grandfather had the same great grandparents on both sides.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Around a Harbor on The Sound

Photos by Salt Water New England

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Screens that Don't Screen Anything

Photo by Salt Water New England

Post Nor'easter

Photo and Snippets by Salt Water New England

The Guardian: Loose Oxford shirts and short-shorts – why Call Me By Your Name is this season's menswear inspiration​

A link to this Guardian article was left as a comment (by Mad Dogs and Englishmen) on an earlier entry:
The article, a short read, is worth perusing for many SWNE readers.

This piece aside, do you agree or disagree with the premise that so many newspapers are quite awkward in their coverage of the category they call Fashion or Style, compared to their coverage of other cultural artifacts such as current books or movies?  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Photographs by Salt Water New England
There are a wide range of umbrellas available for different situations.  What should people look for in an umbrella, and what are vendors and products of note?

Some options include:

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Shorts (2018 Update)

Maine Coast, Mid 1980s - Photos by Salt Water New England
Approaches to shorts, including when to wear them (or if at all), and with what, vary widely.  Sources of shorts include:


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Another Nor'easter (aka Not Up March Hill Yet)

Photos by Salt Water New England
 Back-to-back Nor'easters resulted in predictable disruptions, including tree damage and multiple-day power losses.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Inside Ivy

Photo by Salt Water New England
...Less invasive than ivy outside.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Question: Are There Tips for Cutting Back on Plastic?

Reusable Grocery Bags - Photos by Salt Water New England
As more plastic is found on ocean floors, and trips to the supermarket result in the inevitable acquisition of non-recyclable plastic, one question is, are there tips for cutting back on personal plastic consumption?

Sunday, March 4, 2018

English Delftware, c. 1760

Photo by Salt Water New England

Spring Coming Through

Photo by Salt Water New England

Saturday, March 3, 2018

How Often Do You Wear A Tuxedo or Dinner Jacket?

Father - Photos by Salt Water New England (Father)
How often do you wear a tuxedo or dinner jacket?

Friday, March 2, 2018

Out and About

Snowy Owl - Photos by Salt Water New England

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Polo Shirts (2018 Edition)

 All Photos by Salt Water New England
Questions about polo shirts typically revolve around:

1. Who makes and sells good polo shirts?

2. How do you select and wear polo shirts?

3. How do you take care of polo shirts?

4. What are opinions on specific polo shirt companies?

Life on the Connecticut Shore: Grandfather

Grandfather, c. 1922, New Haven (with mystery person long ago cut out of photo)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Up March Hill

Snowdrops - Photos by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Quoddy Canoe Shoe for Men and Women, Made in Maine

Photos by Salt Water New England
 The Canoe Shoe is a quintessential Quoddy offering.   A classic camp moc style, it is a terrific sockless shoe and, with its padded insole, extremely comfortable.

These are handmade in Maine of Horween leather and, on the Quoddy site, you can design your own:

Classic Spring and Summer Long Sleeve Button-Downs

Drying in the Sun - A Wardrobe of Casual Button-Downs for Spring and Summer. Photo by Salt Water New England

Monday, February 26, 2018

12-Meter NORTHERN LIGHT in Newport

Photos by Salt Water New England

  • Year Built: 1938
  • Length Overall:  Length Overall: 21.33m
  • Waterline: 13.72m
  • Construction: Wood Double-planked Mahogany Over Cedar