Photo by Salt Water New England

Sunday, April 25, 2021

On the Walk Today...

Photos by Salt Water New England

Shown above:

  • Old John Partridge Quilted Wool Houndstooth Jacket with Moleskin Collar and Trim, made in England <No longer available>

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16 comments:

  1. Muffy, may I iron your shirts for you?

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  2. Just superb! Thank you so much!

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  3. That first picture is simply outstanding.

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  4. OJPQWHJwithMCandT, made in England ... oh, no longer available. (Big Sigh) P.S. I’m content to sport a gently wrinkled shirt in the great outdoors. ;-)

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  5. I think your shirt looks grand.

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  6. I've lusted for that Partridge jacket since I first saw it on this site. Alas, it appears I shall continue to do so.

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    1. I was thinking the very same thing. I love quilted jackets anyway for their slimming effect, and although my Barbour Carter jacket is very warm and cozy, and has beautiful autumn colours, I would have preferred Muffy's Partridge jacket.

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  7. What exactly is the function of a walking stick?

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    1. I can only speak for myself but I always take a walking stick on my daily walks over the creek and through the woods. It's useful for keeping my balance in rough places more than anything but ultimately, it's carried more than actually used. But it's also handy for pushing aside wet or thorny branches. Mine are all homemade, though, and I have a special one for icy conditions. "Real" hikers on the Appalachian Trail tend to use trekking poles instead, one for each hand.

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    2. I use trekking poles on hikes (not walks) and they serve SO many purposes. Takes the pressure off your knees, aids with stability on rough terrain, incorporates your arms and shoulders, so you have more muscle strength going uphill and more control going downhill, helps with traction on slippery trails.....I keep them in my car.

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    3. We live very close by the AT in northwest Conn. It’s rare to see a  “through hiker” not carrying trekking poles on the trail. Their age matters not, whatsoever.

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    4. It should be recognized that a walking stick has more than mechanical functions:

      Without my walking stick, I'd go insane
      I can't look my best I feel undressed without my cane.
      Must have my walking stick 'cause it may rain
      When it pours can't be outdoors without my cane

      If I ever left my house without my walking stick
      Well it would be something I could never explain
      Oh the thing that makes me click, on lovers lane
      Would go for naught if I were caught without my cane.

      So says Irving Berlin.

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  8. You sure have hooked me on Cording's.
    Thank you

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  9. I live on a tropical island and I take a 'cane' or walking stick with me because we sometimes have wild dogs. They've never bothered me, but I'd like to be prepared.

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  10. I bought a John Partridge wax 3/4 length back in '82 when I lived in Suffolk . Nice quality. It was stolen from my Series III 88 in '86 when someone smashed the side window to steal it and a tool box . The downside of working in an after hours Pharmacy and being parked in the dark ..............

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