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Recent yard/estate sale acquisitions of the clothing variety:
Top: Vintage Patagonia Gore-Tex raincoat, with a Patagonia decal where the front patch usually is.

David Hicks wallet, of the softest kid glove leather ever, with a tiny leather address book. Never used, from Japan in the 70's.

Vintage New York Times t-shirt- almost as soft as the wallet- promoting their classifieds section.

1940's Hermes silk scarf featuring a pack of antsy hunting hounds chomping at the bits.

The ubiquitous L.L.Bean hunting boots, this time with leather kilties- that fringed tongue, and a 1976 Maine Road Atlas which has little dots showing every farm in the state. Kind of fun if you're out in the country and you want to show the kids some cows and goats. Also good if you go out and forget the GPS.

related: Mainer and founder of Patagonia Yvon Chouinard on finding his own way and building a successful and responsible business here, from a talk he gave at University of California Santa Barbara in 2005. It's an hour long, and well worth watching.

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Erich Jordon Schroeder said...

Dear Mr. and Mrs.... you are both very gifted. Glad to have encountered your site.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that wallet! Wow.

Golden Smith said...

nice. feels like Im reading the Smithsonian magazine circa 1985.
Actually, my geepees have a whole pile of those- must nab them...
ll bean ads a'plenty

Charlotte K said...

I had that raincoat. Vintage? 1985 is vintage now?

Alabama Marmalade said...

I really want to go yard "sailing" with you guys. Next time your in ALABAMA....