August 28, 2010

On My Mind

Images/items/thoughts that I keep returning to lately (some mine, some found.)  Maybe it's the change in the weather here in TN that's got me thinking this way.

August 26, 2010

Field Etiquette

August 16, 2010

Found Memories: Dad's Vintage Vasques

If memory serves, the last time my dad wore these was in the mid-eighties in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  I used to love seeing pictures of that trip.  He was on active duty at Nellis Air Force Base at the time and had a few days off.  He and some of the other guys from the Oklahoma ANG spent that time camping and climbing.  I was so jealous when he got back home and I saw the pictures.  Shortly after, these boots went into storage and the last time I asked about them I was told they had been thrown away.  I got a pair of China-made Sundowners in the early nineties and have trying to wear them out since then so I knew wherever these Italian-made beauties had gotten off to they were holding up.  Last month when I was back home I found them in a rented storage building, along with a few other items that were thought to be long gone.  I've already started cleaning these up and they're looking great (I'll post the "after" pictures when I'm finished.)  Here's to found memories.

August 15, 2010

Read The Last Line.

Here in the Volunteer State, we find revenue streams that other states may not think of. You just see a circus animal on foot. We see a quarter.

Hard To Explain.

There are a lot of days when I wish I felt the way this guy looks. Mint Julep, anyone? Don't mind if I do.

August 9, 2010

Beaming for Beams

Beams Plus via Inventory

August 7, 2010

Work Together: Levi's x Filson

Tin cloth trucker jacket (via Cool Hunting)

Autumn's Around the Corner: Barbour Shetland Wool Ties

Sorry....couldn't wait.  But it'll be here before we know it, right?  (And even Fall might be pushing the season on these a little...)

August 6, 2010

Ivy League Clays: Reviving Competitive Collegiate Shooting in the USA

Nice story from the National Shooting Sports Foundation on the effort to bring competitive clay target shooting back to the college level in the northeastern U.S.  Special grants from the CSSI are now helping schools start teams (but it's worth noting that the Yale team traces its roots back to the 19th century and along with West Point they've kept the tradition alive while few others have.)

On Sale: Aigle Nemrod Boots at J.Crew

This classic rubber boot is currently on sale for $119.99 in sz 10-12. Not a bad price considering these are still built in France from all natural rubber.  Get a glimpse of the process in the video below and tell me you're not tempted:

August 2, 2010

August 1, 2010

Airport Reading