Monday, October 24, 2016

Single Image: Hunt Club

Original Photograph from Archives

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Leather Trunk Duffle Bag from Lotuff - Made by Hand in New England

Handmade in New England
Lotuff's roomy and sumptuous Trunk Duffle, made from hand-selected, tumbled and vegetable- tanned leather, is big enough for when the itinerary includes more than a couple of days. Its low-key luxury means no logos or other branding; it will age gracefully across decades, gaining character with every trip.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lochcarron of Scotland Lambswool Scarves - Made in Scotland

Lochcarron makes soft lambswool scarves in authentic tartans.
Some are available on Amazon as well, although stock may be limited.  

Single Image: Back of the Truck

Original Photograph from Archives

Friday, October 21, 2016

Falconry and Sheep Herding Exhibition

This time of year, fairs and festivals are plentiful; local New England towns take turns hosting and showcasing.  The animals exhibitions are often the favorite part of many.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Single Image: Sugar?

Cecily. [Sweetly.] Sugar? 
Gwendolen. [Superciliously.] No, thank you. Sugar is not fashionable any more.   
- Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Around Christmas Cove, Maine

Just one peninsula over from Pemaquid is South Bristol, which includes Walpole and Christmas Cove (on Rutherford Island).  It is well known historically for its commercial fishing as well as for its thriving summer community.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Quoddy Camp Boot for Men - Made by Hand in Maine

Maine's Quoddy has introduced their new Camp Boot this season, combining the greater protection of an ankle boot with the flexibility of true moccasin construction.   The natural beauty of Horween leather, skilled craftsmanship, and Vibram Aircalla wrap sole create a good looking, light-weight, and comfortable boot with tremendous fit and finish.
Design your Camp Boot by choosing your own Horween leather upper, sole, thread, hardware, and lace color.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Restored Early 1800s New England Barn

I knew this place, I knew it well, every sound and every smell. 
- David Mallett

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Single Image: Riding, 1961

Original Photograph of Original Photograph from Archives

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fisherman Crew Neck Sweater Chunky Rib for Men from Blarney Woollen Mills - Made in Ireland

 Bogland Brown
Blarney Woollen Mills' Fisherman Out of Ireland Collection has introduced this handsome Fisherman Crew Neck Sweater Chunky Rib.  It remains true to its classic Aran (Irish Fisherman) sweater roots, highly functional for heavy use while well-finished for town.
This handsome sweater, which is incredibly soft and a pleasure to wear, is made in County Donegal, Ireland.  Blarney Woollen Mills offers free shipping to the United States.

Perfect for the out-of-doors....

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Life On The Connecticut Shore: Duck Shooting, 1960's

Original Photographs from Archives
From a note:
"Don was quite a goose hunter and a contemporary of my father’s.    
There is an old gun club just South of Essex on the river.  He was quite active in that.  It was a time when men hunted in the fall, and varnished in the Spring.  Years ago, between the wars, the swells would come down from Hartford and spend the night at the Dauntless Club.  Have a great dinner, and then early the next day go to the gun club for the morning flight.  Shoot until about 10, go back to the gun club (Where there was a steward!), have a grand breakfast followed by a nap.  Then back to the blind for the evening flight.  Back to the Dauntless for dinner number two, and then back to Hartford."

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Out and About

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” 
― Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Single Image: Damp Day Tea

A 1948 Jaguar MK4 DHC

Lewis: (admiring DeVries' modern Jaguar)   Nice car.
Morse: (dismissively)   Rubbish, these new models. No class. 
-  Kevin Whately and John Thaw in Inspector Morse, "Masonic Mysteries"

Friday, October 7, 2016

Alden Whitman, The New York Times, Late 1960's

Original Photographs from Archives
Mr. Whitman, short, amiable and professorial, worked 13 years as an editor on metropolitan and national copy desks of The Times. He became something of a clubman and literary figure in his later life, writing book reviews for The Times and other publications and donning a cape to sally from newsroom for luncheons with authors. 
 - New York Times Obituary <>

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Quoddy Blucher for Men - Hand Sewn in Maine

An Autumn Essential
This Blucher is, for many, their first pair of Quoddys.  The design is as versatile and classic as a pair of khakis or an oxford shirt.  And at a time when many other providers of these shoes are well along their "race to the bottom" strategy, Quoddy continues to set the bar for quality.

For two weeks only, until October 18, 2016, use the code SWNEQUODDY for a 15% discount.