Another damn year that I put off buying Taylor Stitch’s Yosemite Shirt and now they are out of my size.
I have a hard time pulling the trigger on this $125 chamois shirt. Especially since I own the LL Bean version for about $40. However, TS makes this here in the USA and the fit is so much better, I’ve been buying their stuff since they started and see them all around town. Nice fellas. Not to mention that they named the damn thing The Yosemite.
I am such a sucker for that kind of shit. If there was a rubber brand called the John Muir Condom I’d overpay for that too. “The Vagina Is Calling And I Must Go” err come… err…
TS still has some sizes left for you if you are very small (I highly recommend them for a woman to rock). That would be perfect for some tomboy chic perfection.
Behold, the perfect man gift.
Every year I get asked what should I get my Dad, brother, lover, gay uncle who climbs 5.11, that special country fucker in my life… well here it is. You are welcome.
An Ibex wool henley. Why TCF, is this the perfect man gift? Well, dear reader I will tell you. This perfect shirt is $110 and never goes on fucking sale (trust me I’ve been stalking this like a creeper). Most dudes would never buy this for themselves at full price so you are guaranteed to be getting him something he wants but would never buy for himself.
How do I know he wants it?
1. Made in the USA
2. Ibex wool is one of the best performance wools in the game. Less stinky than synthetic, great at moisture managing, and wool is warmer.
3. Almost every dude looks good in a henley.
4. It comes in forest colors. Stick to black or green. Sorry, Patagonia, mango ain’t my jam (full disclosure I own a Patagonia coat in mango and avocado- not proud but it was on sale)
5. Ibex has a lifetime guarantee. I value and am willing to pay for things that are well made by a company that is willing to stand behind it’s product- you should too.
6. You will want to steal it from him. He will probably love/hate that.
Raleigh Haberdasher window, 1310 F Street, Washington D.C. - 1926
The Perfect Man Shirt.
Ibex’s Merino Wool Henley.
"God Save The Denim"
Goddam, Kapital kills it.
via Bandana Almanac
Got a couple of bucks from the old man for Christmas and was thinking of getting some man luggage as my old duffle is beat to hell.
I’ve always liked Filson and this bag is made in the USA. At $219 I can almost justify it.
Thoughts? Green or Tan?
Any other recommendations out there for a similar style made in the USA bag with a price point here or under? Would love to support a smaller company if possible.
Freewheeler’s Whitman Vest available through Hickoree’s.
It is exorbitantly expensive but so damn pretty.
Gawker recently ran a critical article on one of my favorite menswear shops in the Bay Area, UnionMade.
Basically the article, I think fairly, calls out UnionMade for not doing a better job of supporting unions. However, I do think that their customer base and ownership are the kind of politically aware folks that would support a higher integration of union made clothing into the inventory.
I left this comment on the post
I admit it, I dig this store, I can’t afford most of it but, yep, I dig it. I save up to buy one or two nice articles of clothing every year that will last longer than some cheap Wal-Mart bullshit and are made in America (see Alden Shoes).
As a consumer, there is a lot to pay attention to and I applaud anyone who tries. I think that the customer base of UnionMade, which is located in SF on the edge of the Castro and Mission, are folks that pay very close attention, would care politically and have the means to be able to afford higher priced, well made, union branded clothing.
It would be great to see UnionMade continue on to form a relationship with some of the apparel unions. Start carrying and highlighting union labels along with your other merchandise, use union workers in your lookbooks, maybe give 10% of your profits back to worker’s rights organizations.
I try to buy American and I often try to buy union labeled clothing but probably not as often as I could. What do you think? I have never gotten the sense that this was “false advertising” but do you think it is?
I need another winter coat like I need another hole in the head.
Apparently Santa follows The Country Fucker and knew just what to get him.