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