October 31, 2009

October 30, 2009

The 2009 Guy Gift Guide

It's that time of year again.  Time to start the guessing games, the mind-reading, the not-so-subtle questions that can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming and there's a GUY on your shopping list.  Not to fear, dear.  The GSC (that's me) has compiled a visual list to assist.  This guide is meant to inspire rather than require (some of this gear might not be available in the USA) so use this to get a feel for what's out there and then get creative and shop around.  The important thing is, START NOW!



Hunter's Tote by L.L. Bean


Flagstaff Shirt by Carhartt


 
Authentic White by Vans



Leather Head by LemonBall



Notebooks by Field Notes


 
Sherpa hoodie by J.Crew


 
Tool bag by Estex Manufacturing



Posters of the WPA from Hickoree's


 
1.1QT classic vacuum bottle by Stanley


 
1776 by David McCullough




Travel kit by Filson


 
Desk knife by W.R. Case


 
Tactical green all-weather memo book by Rite in the Rain




Hold Time (vinyl) by M. Ward


 
Cape Horn t-shirt by Rogues Gallery for J.Crew


 
Penobscot Bay Kindling Axe by Snow & Nealley


 
Double-Knee pants by L.L. Bean


 
Sahara III by Church's


 
Model One table radio by Tivoli Audio


 
Oil Finish Cover Cloth Foul Weather Coat by Filson


 
America The Beautiful woodcut print by Tugboat Printshop


Slim Custom-Fit Bangor Check by RL




The Winter of Our Discontent (first edition) by John Steinbeck from Antiqbook


Kasson Melton jacket by Penfield


 
Tabac after-shave by Portland General Store


 
D-Day by Stephen Ambrose


Dura-Tough Standing Log Carrier by L.L. Bean


Black Watch Plaid coated cotton tie by The-Hillside


 
No. 201 Padded Laptop Flight Bag by Billykirk


 
Selvedge Chambray Boxer by Kicking Mule Workshop


 
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 die cast model by Shelby Collectibles


 
Waxed Cotton Cap by Stormy Kromer


 
Renaissance O/U 20ga shotgun by Franchi




October 27, 2009

Free Music: Vampire Weekend


"Contra", the new album from Vampire Weekend, debuts January 12, 2010 (or one day earlier if you are in the UK) but you can get a free taste by downloading the song "Horchata" here.  If you are a VW fan (like us) this one is going to be on constant rotation for the next 2.5 months.

October 25, 2009

Build Your Own Cocktail Wagon: Popular Homecraft, 1938


Popular Homecraft March-April 1938

Choosing which project to post from this 1938 issue of Popular Homecraft was tough.  The "Ki-Yak" plans were tempting (maybe later?) but the below plan entitled "A Cocktail Wagon" won out.  Enjoy.






October 22, 2009

Favorites For Fall



Solid Navy Hopsack Baseball Cap by Hattan New York



Shelter Cloth Big Creek Jacket by C.C. Filson

 
RG Clifton Navy by Rogues Gallery


 
No. 177 Double Collar Button Belt by Billykirk


New Standard Unwashed Jeans by A.P.C. 


Vagden No-Ordinary Sock by J.B. Field


Indy Boot by Alden

October 13, 2009

Filson Wingshooting Jacket


Details here.

October 11, 2009

Personal Collection: Pulp Westerns




Zane Grey's February 1949




Zane Grey's April 1950



Zane Grey's September 1951