Photo by Salt Water New England

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

My Father

Photograph by My Father's Father
One Instagram follower suggested the sweater is a Drumohr brushed Shetland sweater.

18 comments:

  1. Your love and respect for your Father and your Heritage is very meaningful and refreshing. Particularly in today's world.

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  2. Such wonderful memories. Thank you so very much!

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  3. More likely an old Shaggy Dog from Press.

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    1. Maybe. Could more likely have been a Gamer crew neck. Gamer
      was the Chapel Street “go to” for sweaters when this photo was taken.

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    2. Yes. Here’s another vote for Gamer. They sold nothing but sweaters.
      Your shoes you bought at Barrie’s. Your sweaters you bought at Gamer.

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    3. It's so nice to hear mention of some of my favorite sores from my youth in New Haven.

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  4. Drumohr used to make the Shaggy Dos for Press.

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    1. Drumohr is now an Italian "designer" brand. Knitwear manufacturing was moved from Scotland after the takeover.

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  5. Any clues as to the cotton jacket brand ?

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  6. Looks like an old Bean barn jacket and a chamois cloth shirt.

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  7. That jacket looks like an Orvis field coat.

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  8. The old Eastland Woolen Mills in Maine used to make great shaggy dog sweaters. Would he ever venture up to Maine?

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  9. The former Joseph DV Keefe sportswear shop in Haverford, PA (1960s and '70s) carried Drumohr sweaters. They were recognizable by their well-worn look from new.

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  10. Well worn, as they should be.

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  11. Nice Nikon SP (I think it is). If that's the model, it was the last of the Nikon 35mm rangefinder cameras, and released about the same time as the famed Nikon F SLR. The lens on the SP appears to be a 28mm (wide-angle), hence the auxiliary viewfinder. However the camera's built-in viewfinder showed a 28mm field of view, so I don't know what the purpose of the auxiliary was. Possibly it was intended as a sports viewfinder, where the photographer cared more about framing the subject quickly than in fiddling with focus. (Focus with a 28mm lens is relatively loose in the sense that when stopped down it has a large depth of field, so focus isn't as critical as it would be with a more open (lower f/number) aperture.)

    By the way, these things are heavier than they look by size: they're basically nearly all metal (steel and brass).

    More on the SP here: https://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/rangefinder/sp.htm

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  12. Hi Muffy. The old Drumohr is no more. R.I.P. Like too many brands to count, bought ("swallowed up") by larger firms--many of which failed/refused to honor the quality of the goods. The closest thing to the old Drumohr shaggy shetlands is Shetland Woollen Co. -- "Brushed Jumpers." Cheers.

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  13. That field coat looks identical to the Duxbak (R.I.P.) coats of yesteryear. Duxbak was great.

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