What I’m Wearing – 1/17/2012

As the winter (well, the Florida winter) weather starts coming in, layering is actually an option. I’m stoked on this, and I really haven’t went a day without wearing this Post O’alls vest.

Knit: Columbiaknit for Woodlands

Vest: Post Overalls Cruzer

Shirt: Woolrich Woolen Mills

Pants: Left Field NYC Wheat Canvas Chinos

Boots: Redwing 8881


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Left Field NYC Herringbone Chinos

I definitely have a strong sense of brand loyalty, especially when a brand is as well deserving as Left Field. Christian, the one man army behind LF is consistently producing great quality and great fitting pants, as well tons of other garments ranging from work shirts to crew necks. These Herringbone chinos are another grand slam, and definitely something different from his usually choice of fabrics. Constructed from durable Japanese Herringbone twill that will definitely wear well wash after wash. Left Field never disappoints with the details: chain stitched waist band, corozo nut button fly, buttoned back welt pockets, and light indigo chambray pocket linings. Of course, these are made with pride in the USA (Los Angeles to be exact). This is my third pair of Left Field pants, and there’s a good reason for that. These are available over at the Left Field shop.


Filed under Left Field NYC, Made in USA

RRL “Lewis” Engineer Jacket

I was glad to finally be able to give this to the lady for the holidays! A reproduction of an old denim Engineer jacket with awesome details done up by RRL. Constructed out of what seems to be Cone Mills denim, with numerous fabric repairs that our patched with contrasting denim. Non-visible blue-line selvedge details on the inner placket & pockets. Reinforced canvas lining on all of the pockets, and a really awesome side-entry pocket watch pocket. Since this is a women’s jacket, they used a pink thread for the bar-tracking and chain stitching. A really nice vintage inspired piece, made in San Francisco and dead-on accurate. The repairs at the arm openings hint that it got caught in machinery and ripped.



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Red Wing 8881

Well, someone please quote me on this: this is my last pair of Red Wing’s. Over the holidays, I treated myself to a pair of the 8881 Moc-toes. This model comes in a olive mohave rough-out leather. I wanted some olive drab-ish boots, and now I’ve got them. These are really great if you’re trying to switch it up from the “typical” Moc-toes. Traditional crepe sole, triple-stitch construction, Goodyear welted, and made in Red Wing, MN. 100+ years of making footwear doesn’t lie.


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Ebbet’s Field Caps for Simple Threads

Ever since I picked up my Imogene + Willie Ebbet’s ball cap, I’ve wanted to do a small run of caps for Simple Threads. About six weeks ago I decided on a color pattern and materials and worked with Ebbets to make it a reality. The upper is a mid-weight grey wool, with a cardinal wool brim, eyelets, and top button. I wanted to keep the green satin visor to keep them traditional. Ebbet’s has been making authentic caps and jerseys since 1987, using the same materials that were used to originally make them. Everything they produce is made in their small Seattle factory with extreme attention to detail. These turned out exactly how I thought they would, if not better. There’s 24 caps in all, and I’ll have them up for sale soon. I hope you guys dig them.



Filed under Ebbet's Field Flannels, Made in USA

What I’m Wearing – 12/18/2011

Knit: Columbiaknit for Woodlands

Shirt: Engineered Garments Workshirt – Multi Plaid

Jacket: Engineered Garments Fireman Coat – Blue Corduroy

Jeans: Tellason Ankara – 14.75oz @ 5 months

Shoes: Redwing 8105 Work Oxford


Filed under Engineered Garments, Made in USA, Red Wing Boots, Tellason, What I'm wearing

Redwing 879

After seeing these in person, it’s tempting to pick up another pair in my size – rather than a size 6. I really didn’t have many options when picking out a pair of Redwings for my fiance – so I went with these Redwing 879’s. These are the 8″ version of the Moc-toe’s that you usually see me wearing on Simple Threads. Crafted in a rough-out Hawthorne Muleskinner leather, which is actually the most water repellant leather that Redwings offers. I’m sure it will be a week or so before these take on serious indigo stains. As to be expected from a pair of Redwings: Goodyear welted, Traction Tred crepe sole, durable triple-stitch construction, and of course: Made in the USA.


Filed under Made in USA, Red Wing Boots