Saturday, May 18, 2019

Long Sleeves in Summer

Photos by Salt Water New England

Pink and White Seersucker

Around Town

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Life on the Connecticut Shore - 1960s

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Looking for Shorebirds in the Wayfarer Jacket from Cordings of Piccadilly - Made in England

Photos by Salt Water New England
The weather was ideal today, bright and sunny, for wearing the outstanding Cordings of Piccadilly Wayfarer Jacket but with a cool and steady wind off the water.   The shorebirds have returned and their activity was brisk.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Boat Shoes (2019 Edition)

Photos by Salt Water New England
Questions about boat shoes typically include:

1. Who makes boat shoes?

2. What makes a shoe appropriate for boats?

3. Can you wear boat shoes with socks?

4. Can you wear boat shoes as everyday shoes?

5. Are Sperry Boat Shoes still the standard, and how do the various boat shoes compare?

1.  Who makes boat shoes?

Some boat shoe providers are:

Monday, May 13, 2019

Around Town

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Three Questions

Some articles for consideration:

Should museums and schools accept filthy lucre?

Is Nantucket now just a resort, having made their Faustian bargain?

"Volvo gave all automakers free license to use the belt design."  If you were a Volvo investor, would you approve?

Saturday, May 11, 2019

What to do?

Photos by Salt Water New England
Saturday is dump day, and with it the concomitant decisions of what to do with various things.  Today a few shirts and cups found a new home with friends, a stack of old framed prints had already been put by the side of the road with a free sign (they went immediately),  but this item continues to vex.  It is an old Abercrombie & Fitch hamper, with most of the pieces intact.  One temptation is to gut the disagreeable innards, and use the wicker.  But that seems wrong somehow, so it will likely be put away until either some great fit arises or, more likely, just a Saturday hence.

Friday, May 10, 2019


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Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Braided Leather Angle Tote from Lotuff Leather - Made by Hand in New England

Photo by Salt Water New England
It would be difficult to overstate the exceptional handwork, quality, beauty and sheen of this Lotuff Leather Braided Leather Angle Tote.  And it is easy to imagine that for some people, this bag would be their everywhere bag.  It fits in at a gallery as easily as the office, it is big enough for an event or travel, and it makes for a perfect gift.
Substantial enough to stand up on its own.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tilley Hats - Made in Canada

Photos by Salt Water New England
A core item for many wardrobes is a Tilley hat.  Critically, they provide protection from the sun, even reducing glare.  They are also lightweight, come in a variety of styles (everyone has their favorite), and, of course, float.  Despite their lifetime guarantee, many sailors keep a few spare around, as the possibility of being without one is just unthinkable.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Around Yale Today

Photos by Salt Water New England
 One might wonder if beautiful spring weather makes one of the most bitter sweet days of the school year, moving out, better or worse?

Early Signs of Spring

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Old Norwegian Chairs

Photo by Salt Water New England
(And our quite dusty floorboards...)

Oh My! Around Town Today...

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Spring Boats

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Reader Question: Leather Saddle Bag

A reader question for the community:
This question comes a bit out of season as I’ll use a straw bag or canvas tote for most of the summer. However, I would like to find a brown leather saddle bag for daily use (fall through spring). I’ve looked at Coach and Dooney Bourke but dislike the prominent “C” clasp on the Coach bag and I'm suspicious of the leather quality at Dooney Bourke after reading reviews online. Is it impossible to find a discreet (no loud branding) saddle bag of medium size that is equally appropriate for a trip abroad and a farmer’s market at home? 
A frustrated millennial

Morels Growing by the Roots of Our Old Apple Trees

Photo by Salt Water New England

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Reader Question: What is the ideal length for a houseguest to stay?

Photo by Salt Water New England

Peter Mayle's many thoughts on guests include:
"All visitors, even the most charming and well-behaved ones, cost money; not vast amounts if you take them individually, but enough collectively to make them our single biggest annual expense.  There is also a hidden cost, impossible to calculate, and that is exhaustion." 
"Relatives don't arrive at your home; they invade it.  They kick off their shoes and unpack expansively all over the living-room floor.  They pounce on your phone as though they have been starved of contact with the outside world.... And yet... all must be forgiven.  They're family."  
 These set the table for a recent reader question:
What is the idea length for a houseguest to stay?  How long should invitations be for a summer house visit compared to a New York apartment?  And how long is absolutely too long?  Any guidelines would be appreciated.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Road to the Boat to the Island

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Summer in Newport

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Reader Question for the Community: Golf Clothes

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A Question for the Community:
What are the best outfits and brands for someone who likes to wear more classic clothes when playing golf?  Are there any suggestions?  What do your readers wear? Thank you.

An Always-Handy Basket of Napkins

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Quoddy Canoe Shoes for Summer, for Men and Women - Made by Hand in Maine

Canoe Shoes for Women - Photos by Salt Water New England
Quoddy's Canoe Shoes are a favorite all-around shoe.  A camp moc style, they are comfortable, versatile, and shape the foot well.

For summer wear,  I have put together this boat shoe/camp moc combination, with white soles and shiny brass hardware.

They are offered for both men and women, and I opted for slight differences between them.   The shoes for Men are shown in the textured Horween leather and the shoes for Women in the plain Horween.  The rawhide laces are also slightly different.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

From the 60s

Photos by Salt Water New England