Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Autumn Wardrobe Essentials?

Photos by Salt Water New England
Question for the Community:
What are your core clothing items for Autumn - things that you would want to replace almost immediately if lost - either for town or country?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Tattersall Shirts and Moleskins (Repost and Update)

Photos by Salt Water New England
For many, autumn is a time to replenish Tattersall Shirts and Moleskin Trousers.

Mercer & Sons New Tattersall Pattern: James Bond Favorite Tattersall-Green British Brushed Cotton Flannel <http://www.mercerandsons.com/swatches_and_pricing-larger-checks-and-plaids.htm>.


Tattersall Shirts

Outside town, only one fabric is suitable for the countryside.  This was invented in 1890 by Henry Ernest Hollins, a Derbyshire mill owner... named after the patterned horse blankets used in Richard Tattersall's famous market.  
- Paul Keers <http://www.keers.co.uk/, http://amzn.to/2hiAM0B>, A Gentleman's Wardrobe
Some Men's Tattersall Shirt (non-wrinkle-resistant) providers are:
  • Barbour Tattersall (See House of Bruar)
  • A Hume (Outfitters) <https://www.ahume.co.uk/search/tattersall>

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Judge

Photo by Salt Water New England

School Chums - The 1970s

Photo by Salt Water New England

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Dukes Boots + Cordings - For Ladies

Photos by Salt Water New England
Cordings has a new collaboration with Dukes Boots.

Dukes - known for their high quality, Made in Spain boots and energetic designs - has teamed up this season with Cordings to offer this very smart Ladies Chelsea Boot.  The Italian suede boots, shown here in Tan, are also offered in Black.

The result is flattering and, almost surprisingly, quite comfortable.  These needed no breaking in (with the exception of a bit of a leather sole scratch-up), and they run true to size.
Made in Spain

Jumping on the Green

Photo by Salt Water New England

Looking for Ducks

Photo by Salt Water New England

Friday, September 14, 2018

On the Kitchen Shelf

Photo by Salt Water New England

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Triumph Briefcase by Lotuff - Made in New England

Photos by Salt Water New England

Starting to Get Used to It

Spotted today - Photos by Salt Water New England


Spotted - At the Beach



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Reader Question: Where should I get a good quality, fairly priced down comforter?

An Old Comforter - Photo by Salt Water New England

A Reader Question:
I am looking for advice on good quality fairly priced down comforters.  My LLBean comforter is 20 years old and going strong, but things may have changed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Border Collie Pup - Would Rather Be Herding Sheep

Photo by Salt Water New England

Peaches and Pears

Photos by Salt Water New England




Eagle Owl

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Men's Covert Coat and Silk Chasing Scarf from Cordings - Made in England

Photos by Salt Water New England

The Men's Covert Coat in 38R
The covert coat is a uniquely British item, with over a hundred year history.

And no one makes the covert coat better than Cordings, who has been offering such a garment since 1850.  The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of theirs in its permanent collection.

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Essential Sideboard

Photo by Salt Water New England

Wrapping Up

Photo by Salt Water New England

Breaking in the Boots

Photos by Salt Water New England



Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Scratchy Photo from the Mid-1980s: L.L. Bean Boots in the Soviet Union

Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fresh Dirt

Photo by Salt Water New England


Monday, September 3, 2018

New York Times: ‘Overtourism’ Worries Europe. How Much Did Technology Help Get Us There?

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Farhad Manjoo wrote, in his piece in The New York Times:
“[Overtourism]’s a level of tourism which is degrading the enjoyment that residents have, but it’s also degrading the tourist experience, because the tourist who is endlessly queuing behind backpacks of hundreds of other tourists is not discovering the real or the authentic place,” said Justin Francis...
“You can’t talk about overtourism without mentioning Instagram and Facebook — I think they’re big drivers of this trend,” Mr. Francis said. “Seventy-five years ago, tourism was about experience seeking. Now it’s about using photography and social media to build a personal brand. In a sense, for a lot of people, the photos you take on a trip become more important than the experience.” <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/29/technology/technology-overtourism-europe.html>

Tourism has always been a Faustian bargain for the hosting region.  The primary advantages of tourists are the money they bring, and, as a secondary result, the motivation for a community to preserve and invest in unique aesthetics and culture.

However, as Mr. Manjoo points out, technology has made travel cheaper.  This not only creates overtourism, the point of the column, but also undermines the motivation of a community to tolerate some of these interlopers.  One can expect to see more anti-tourist ordinances, though perhaps not at the high-end.

While the summer house remains a nice model to put down roots, it is not a viable financial option for many.  A compromise may be returning to the same place year after year, avoiding the temptation of treating it as a resort, and instead finding a productive role in it.

There are people who, everywhere they build a new house, have stricter zoning laws follow.  Some new technologies may follow a similar path, diminishing what they purport to improve.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Still, Summer Clothes in New Haven

Photos by Salt Water New England

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Around Salt Marsh Farm

Photos by Salt Water New England