Coronado Horween Leather Messenger
Burgus Plus Military Cotton Trousers
I like that it’s heavy, well-cut. The back pocket flats, zip details and buttons are gorgeous too.
Mister Freedom Denim Jacket
Mister Freedom makes some mean clothing. The details on these are amazing, and the best thing about MFSC is their unique take on these classic pieces. Loiron is French, but lives in the States and a lot of MFSC clothing are made in Japan. This jacket/ranch blouse is made in USA though.
Drifter Bucket Tote
Very affordable, and it looks to be really sturdily constructed. The 18oz army duck canvas is reassuring. This would wear in beautifully too.
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L
This reminds me a lot of my Topo Rover Pack. Functionality and utility at its finest.
Archival Market Tote
I love Archival Clothing, their rucksack remains as one of my most used bags. Now I’m thinking I might have use for a tote, and this looks fabulous. The duck canvas would wear in beautifully.
The Superior Labor Game Bag
Reminiscent of the Brady and Chapman bags. Still lovely though.
Sugar Cane Wabash Striped Jacket
This is the ‘first type’ model, which means it’s the short jacket. This is beautiful, and something different too!
Freewheelers and Co “The Vanishing West” Type II Denim Jacket
This one is slightly different. They have made subtle updates to the classic 50’s Type II. It is slightly longer, one pocket is shifted up slightly and they have coated the copper buttons with anti-rust. They are also using their 601XX denim, which multi-source cotton warp threads allow for that uneven and slightly nepped surface. Very well done!
John Lofgren Black Grain Striped Vest
If the devil’s in the details, then John Lofgren must be his prophet.
John Lofgren JL Foggy Dyed Striped Pocket Tee
There are striped tees, and then there are John Lofgren striped tees.
Description from Self Edge:
- 1950’s style fit: trim without being skin tight, shorter sleeves and length for a masculine silhouette
- Sakizome fabric (yarns are dyed before weaving)
- Double stitched neck ribbing
- Nimarusou Tenjiku (20 size double folded jersey yarn) creates a heavier than average t-shirt
- Shirts sewn in a factory that specializes in underwear and still uses many vintage sewing machines
- Lofgren Sportswear Original Woven Rayon Label
A really sharp looking vintage style striped pocket t-shirt. The trim vintage fit is very clean, and with excellent pattern matching, the pocket virtually disappears on the shirt until you decide to put something in it. Even from far away this shirt has more depth to it than similar striped shirts because the way the colored yarns are dyed gives a subtle variation and increased depth to the stripes. The fabric is unlike any jersey we’ve seen. It’s heavier than a normal t-shirt fabric but somehow also softer with some stretch to it than only enhances the trim fit.
Klein Canvas Tool Bags
Yet another wonderfully purpose built product. These are made to carry tools, and that’s it. Natural canvas, leather trims, riveted joints, a steel frame for support - this is a hardworking bag, and probably really heavy too. These are commonly sold at hardware stores to the working man. I wonder what the electricians and carpenters would think if they saw their trusted tool bags in the city - occupying seats in Starbucks, usb cables dangling and Kerouac’s On the Road peeking out through the rugged steel frame. Sometimes I wonder if we take this work-wear thing a little too far. I’m not judging, as I’m certainly guilty of it at times.
The Superior Labor Brass Flat Ring
I love the hammered finish. The irregularities lend a certain rugged charm. I’ve always had a soft spot for brass too. Like leather, it tends to develop a very intriguing patina with time and use. Lovely, just lovely.