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COLD day in my neck of the woods. Mr. Simon knows how to keep warm. You do the same, OK?


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Eskdale by Barbour

I had my eye on one of these for a while, and totally by chance I stumbled on one in a local “vintage” shop. This place usually prices stuff WAY high, so I was AMAZING when, for under $20 USD I walked away with a brand new red Barbour Eskdale.

Fits well, looks dead proper, is all vegan materials and was made in England. Score.

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Wishlist: Cabourn Jacket

I ran across this wax cotton “cameraman” jacket.  I’m not a huge Cabourn fanatic, but this is a treat.  I really like the look of this one:

I do like this one.  Bit out of my price range, but that’s why it’s on the wishlist!

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Antler Bomber // old time family stuff

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now.  This is a sentimental piece.  This jacket has been around my parents house for probably 30 years (or more). 

I think there is an old driver’s licence featuring my brother wearing this jacket from probably 1982 or so.  I needed something to wear to the work sites I was working at over the last few months, and I found this in the back of an upstairs closet while visiting my Dad last fall.

You’ll notice a bit of the sewing technique my Mum had.  She “installed” these large strips of velcro to the front to keep this thing closed.  I guess my Dad and Brother complained of wind getting in the jacket with the old closures.

Big hood, too:

I’m retiring this guy, though.  It served me well on the cold mornings, but the down insulation is coming out.  It’s time to call it.  I was glad to give it a spin.  Nostalgic jacket with family ties.


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Timbos anywhere but on my toes…

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I’m not really tied to certain labels.  I dig certain looks, and if I find something that I dig, I go with it.  That’s one of the reasons I have some sweet Timberland stuff.  I tend to find Timberland pieces, usually on the cheap, and some of it looks proper.  When it does, sometimes I go with it. 

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This orange jacket is a great find.  Really nice with some good technical bits and bobs (mesh liner, velcro cuffs, covered zips, well constructed hood and brim etc.).  I also like that there is only a tiny bit of branding, which is the same color as the jacket. 

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Check the tiny reflective deal on the sleeve.  Small and understated…if anything can be understated on an orange jacket!

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Lacoste Jacket

I found this Lacoste piece a year or so ago.  Really nice piece here.  Good wind breaker / light jacket kind of deal here.

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It’s got a nice soft jersey liner, which adds a bit of warmth.

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Nice collar and good details.

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Classic Adidas Sportswear and Running…

Last night I got in a 5K in exactly 29 minutes.  I actually remembered my watch!  I’m not getting a lot quicker, but it’s getting easier, that’s for sure.  Dinner: big glass of OJ and apples!  Nice.

In the spirit of running I thought I’d post a classic:

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Here’s the Adidas Firebird Track Top.  Classic, branded, but somehow proper and not over the top.  The pockets zip shut.  It’s the details.  Perfect with nice denims over a t-shirt or short sleeved polo.

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