Showing posts with label Clothing and Accessories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clothing and Accessories. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Handknit in Ireland: An Aran Crew from Blarney Woollen Mills

There are many varieties of Aran sweaters (or Irish Fisherman Knit sweaters) available.  Most are machine knit (lesser quality), some are hand loomed (better quality), and a very few are genuine handknits.

This Blarney Aran Crew is handknit, in Donegal, Ireland, of locally sourced Irish wool.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Todder English Bridle Leather Belt - Handmade in New England

Chestnut 1.25'
This substantial Todder belt is handmade in New England of US Tanned English Bridle Leather.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Quoddy Telos Chukka for Men - Made by Hand in Maine

Tough, Beautiful, and Made in Maine
Quoddy's specialty is made-to-order, and their website makes it easy for people to design their own shoes and boots,  One can choose the color of each of the individual parts - upper leather; upper shaft panel; midsole, thread, hardware, laces and lining.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Resupply for Men: York River Traders, Jack Donnelly, and Mercer Shirts

This is a good time of year to think about resupplies.  Above are:
All of these items are made in the U.S.A..

Monday, December 14, 2015

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Marblehead's F.L. Woods

Sopwith Sweater <>
F.L. Woods makes several different types of outerwear garments.
Here are some favorites, all their own designs, and all Unisex.

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Lotuff Zipper Satchel #9 in Chocolate, Made in New England

Lotuff's Zipper Satchel #9 in Chocolate
The Lotuff Zipper Satchel #9 is an understated bag of superb quality and design -  fully leather lined and made of the "hand-selected, tumbled, vegetable-tanned leather" for which they are known.  It is a structured bag, standing up on its own, with a double thick bottom and made in New England.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mercer & Sons Shirts

Classic Pima Oxford in Blue.   "Each and every collar is cut, turned, trimmed and pointed by hand."
Mercer & Sons is a small company that makes shirts the old-fashioned way, offering traditional style and fit.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Peacoats and Car Coats

Original Photograph from Archives
Sources for Peacoats, Car Coats and similar outerwear include:

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick

If you regularly walk on uneven terrain, a stick can be very helpful.


It has been increasingly difficult to find authentic Irish blackthorn walking sticks.  The sticks that so many stores carry are seldom real, and as such are thin, light, too straight, and unsubstantial.

For those looking for authentic - albeit highly limited - Irish blackthorn walking sticks, this is an ideal source:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sailor Rose, New York City

Hand-sewn in New York City using Liberty of London fabrics: <>
Sailor Rose makes favorite Women's shirts.  Meticulous stitching (done in the U.S.), comfortable and flattering cuts, and beautiful fabrics are a marvelous combination.  Those who share the English love of flowers will find that itch scratched.

Dubarry Galway Boot for Women

The Galway - The Original Dubarry Boot

Monday, October 5, 2015

Handmade in Ireland: A Tweed Make-Up Bag and a Wool Throw

Tweed Make-Up Bag is Fully Lined with a Zippered Top
The McCaffrey Family has been making authentic Irish products since 1833 (including the walking sticks shown <here>), and currently sell their products through their Etsy store.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Norwegian Crewneck Sweater

How does the current L.L. Bean Norwegian Crewneck Sweater compare to the "Fisherman" original? 

The L.L. Bean Boot

The L.L. Bean Boot: Now Style Over Substance?

Outdoor Boots

Spending time outdoors requires proper foot gear. Some examples:

The L.L. Bean Boot

One iconic, Americana example is L.L. Bean's The Bean Boot (Maine Hunting Shoe), designed and produced originally By Leon L. Bean.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dubarry Donegal Boots

These comfortable, leather Donegal boots were sent by Dubarary.  They are fleece lined for warmth and have Gore-Tex to make them waterproof.  These are Women's and they also make them for Men.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lochcarron of Scotland Lambswool Scarves

Made in Scotland
Lochcarron makes soft lambswool scarves in authentic tartans.
  • Lochcarron of Scotland Lambswool Scarves (Link)
Some are available on Amazon as well, although stock may be limited.  

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Three Leather Man Ltd. Tab & Buckle Motif Belts for Fall

No one does the classic Tab & Buckle Motif Belt better than Leather Man Ltd., and they have been doing it for a long time.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

L.L. Bean Chamois Shirts and Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirts

Four of Their Tartans Offered This Season
There are very few high quality items still offered by L.L. Bean today, but the Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirts and Chamois Shirts are two of them.   Despite the almost yearly prices hikes of late, one is still hard pressed to find better examples of either.   Both are hard wearing and very soft.