Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just askin'.....


If you're traveling this weekend and you "opt out" of the body scan, you know you're gonna get patted down.....

Now I wonder.... Typically they have male TSA agents pat down men, and women agents pat down the ladies.... What if you tell your friendly neighborhood TSA agent that you're gay.... Can you request a pat down by an opposite gender agent? What if the agent is gay? What if he's gay AND handsome? I have questions....

Somebody try this for us and let us know how it goes

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I'm not even into bicycles like that.... but this shit is just straight inspiration. Skill and Film making in equal doses.

1939 Clothiers: Look for the Eagle




We're pleased with how 1939 is stepping out onto the scene. As their breakout collection, we're rather impressed with the wearability, quality of construction, and manufacturing team 1939 has acheived. Victor went above and beyond with his American sourcing game. Fabric, buttons, hardware..... His sewing team cut their teeth assembling U.S. Navy uniforms for the past 20 years. This stuff is legit, well made, and handsome. That naval pullover? Fire. Hot fire. And don't sleep on the canvas carpenter pant. Only a few pair available... A great alternative to a denim heavy wardrobe
(Naval Pull-Over: $226)

(Duck Pant: $206)

(Denim Chore Coat: $198)
(Buckleback Trouser: $198)

(CPO Shirt: $152)
(Blazer: $198)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm sorry/You're welcome

Yes, this as old as sin. Yes, you've probably seen it before. But if you haven't I guarantee it makes you laugh. Even if you did see these back in the day.... Watch them again, for the first time. We ride for Powerthirst



Monday, November 15, 2010

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."









The RedWing Postman's Chukka. Black Chaparral Leather. Beat them up or keep them polished. On Red Wing's versatile and handsome 210 last. We like them best with a loose fitting pant.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker. -Mikhail Bakunin



We've just recently received a new delivery of fine vintage footwear. All of our vintage footwear is American made, solid, wearable, and ready for work. Nearly one third of the cost of similar boots from some of our "competitors"











All of our vintage boots are brushed with a horsehair brush, oiled, and buffed again. We are also happy to advise or assist on any boot maintenance. In-house Shoe shine and Boot oiling service to be introduced shortly!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Blk Pine: Back in stock




Just got Blk Pine's handsome and incredibly affordable cavas and leather tote bags back in stock. The did so well last season, that we bought both sizes for fall. Bags are 100% cotton canvas and natural veg. tan leather. Both size totes do come with a color matched, adjustable shoulder strap included. Bottoms are double thick canvas. Zip internal pocket and snap closure. Made in Seattle, Washington

Medium Tote (approx. 21''x16'') : $125
Large Tote (approx. 24''x19'') : $152

Monday, November 8, 2010

Yeah yeah yeah.... Complex made it.... I know....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Meet Muttey.



This clever spinning maneuver is Muttey's version of wankin' it. You never know when he'll be at the shop to greet you. He's our mascot and top salesman

Preach on Brother.

"Being an avid reader of the exploits of my friend over at mostexerent, I am struck by how often the issue of value vs price comes into play, and agree fully with PG's succinct explanation of it;

"There really is no cheaper alternative. You get what you pay for. "

Pg hits the nail on the head here for me in an issue that I think more and more defines the sort of peron you are - living within your means is the most liberating stance you can take in the evolution of your style, but to live within your means doesnt mean settling for what is cheapest, it means having less but having better. A single great cigar, once a month, with one great meal is better than a hundred cheap smokes. Likewise with clothing, to be "cheap" often does you more disservice in the way you treat your own things. If you have two great pairs of shoes and three well cut suits, all of which you treat with something like reverence for the joy they bring you to wear, you will always look sharp.

So, for myself at least, after many years dealing with all things classic menswear, I have come to this conclusion - cheap is always just cheap. Less, but better, is the path of the quality man."

From the desk of the Rugged Old Salt

Friday, November 5, 2010

Free Olbermann

Can it PLEASE cool the fuck off around here?

Cause I'm getting pretty sex-nuts and retard strong (any other Kevin Smith fans out there?) to start wearing my leathers again. The feel, the smell, the creaking, the weight.... Oh baby.

I keep finding myself staring at old leather reference photos, or searching the "bay" for used horsehide

Probably time to give my Mister Freedom Bronco an oiling.

Just gave three hours of my life to Mr. David Himel's VintageLeatherJackets Blog. Time well spent.

This damn indian summer in LA has got to end eventually.... Leather is sweat absorbent right?


(have a whole gang of pics from David's blog I'm gonna post.... but blogger's being difficult...Soon!)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Found another one

Robert Pursig along the way

'Nuff said.

This picture is so rad it makes my teeth hurt.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Reading Now: Feel free to comment if you've read it too and have insight to impart...


(The author and his son....On the very trip related in the book)