Product Guide

The Friday Find: Left Field Japanese Flannel Sale

I have one of these, and I can tell you honestly that it’s great. Nice fit, cool old-timey details (shrunken collar, rounded hem, pearl buttons and side gussets), excellent construction (cut and sewn in Los Angeles) and just about the softest flannel I’ve ever felt. Sadly, I had to pay full price for mine. But, now you can pick one up for yourself at a cool 25% off.

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What’s on the LF site is pretty much all that’s left of these (I mean in total, worldwide), so if you want one, this is definitely the time to get it. Fortunately, the cloth flannel is light enough for warm weather wear too, so you can count it as part of your spring purchases. Look at you, early birding it like a champ. Have a great weekend.

For price and purchase info, visit Left Field NYC.…

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GMP Canavas Bushel Bag

The Canvas Bushel Bag by GMP Tools is union-made in Trevose, Pennsylvania, in a half-century old factory. Designed to cart jagged wire scraps and other perilous construction waste,.


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the bag boasts a near-bomb proof canvas body, which is reinforced by two riveted, heavy-duty nylon straps. Add to that the bag’s so-low-it-feels-like-you’re-stealing-it price, generous proportions, and simple, classic design, and you’ve pretty much got the ultimate all-purpose tote.

For price and purchase info visit Craftworktools.…

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Instead of Rent: March 2011

The moderately and (very) immoderately priced goods that I’d rather spend it on this month.

Warby Parker Preston Eyeglasses
100% polycarbonate plastic
Made in China
For every pair purchased, a second pair is donated to a person in need
Best Price: $95.00 (FREE SHIPPING) at Warby Parker

Albam Japanese Workwear Shirt
80% cotton, 20% wool
Corozo buttons
Woven, cut and sewn in Japan
Best Price: $160.00* (SHIPPED) at Albam

*Price is listed in Pounds, so the exact cost will be dependent on the day’s exchange rates.

Anvil Organic Ring Spun Tee
100% organic cotton
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified dyes and whiteners
Tube construction (no side-seams)
Grown and certified in the USA, responsibly cut and sewn in Nicaragua
Best Price: $11.13 (SHIPPED) at Amazon

Thorogood Contractor’s Oxfords
Vegetable tanned leather upper
Goodyear storm welt
US-made Vibram wedge sole
Made in Wisconsin
Best Price: Select sizes for $119.95 (FREE SHIPPING) at Arhartt, additional sizes for $155.45 (SHIPPED) at Duluth Trading

Columbiaknit Bulky Knit Hat
100% cotton
Made in Oregon
Best Price: $14.00 (SHIPPED) at Archival Clothing

Norse Projects x Lavenham Sune Shirt
Nylon shell
Poly-fill insulation
Cotton corduroy collar and trim
Made in England
Best Price: $280.00 (SHIPPED) at Norse Projects

Epaulet EP’s Heavyweight Stone Rivet Chino
12 oz. 100% cotton twill
Woven in Japan, cut and sewn in Los Angeles
Best Price: $165.00 (FREE SHIPPING) at Epaulet

Folk Young Belt
Braided Italian fabric
Vegetable tanned leather
Handmade in England
Best Price: $100.00* (SHIPPED) at Folk

*Price is listed in Pounds, so the exact cost will be dependent on the day’s exchange rates.

Howies Hand Me Down Shopping Tote
Cotton canvas body and straps
Sustainably and humanely harvested wool bottom
Handmade in England
Best Price: $240.00* (SHIPPED) at Howies

*Price is listed in Pounds, so the exact cost will be dependent on the day’s exchange rates.…

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WWM Anorak Shirt

You know that smell that clothes take on from being worn at the beach? That warm, sun-baked, salt-caked, cotton-y one? I kind of imagine the Anorak Shirt from Woolrich Woolen Mills smelling like that right off the rack (does that make me weird?). Fastidiously handcrafted in the USA from airy, 100% cotton poplin, the shirt’s pretty much the most stylish thing to happen to beach bummery since the board short – hell, maybe even since the Gilligan hat.

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Details include a draw sting hood, button closure at the throat, center pouch pocket, and side buttons to enhance the shirt’s pullover-ability (yes, that really is why they’re there). Part of Daiki Suzuki’s final WWM collection (single tear), the shirt is a great representation of the craft and construction that has made his run so great. Now, if only it was nice enough outside to actually wear the damn thing.

For price and purchase info, visit Context. Or, if you prefer chambray over plaid, and/or want to spend about $20 less, visit WHARF.…

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Ohio’s Drifter Bags has been churning out affordable, rock-solid portage for almost 25 years. Made in America from American materials, the company’s extensive range of bags offer “sky high quality at a down to earth price.” The Back Country Pack is handcrafted from heavy-duty and water-resistant 1000 Denier Cordura nylon and domestically sourced suede.


Classically styled and rugged as all get-out, the bag will make an attractive and reliable day-pack, no matter where your day might take you. Details include YKK nylon coil zippers, adjustable padded straps, and a zipper flap for added rain protection. Eight colorways are available, and, like all Drifter products, every bag comes backed with a lifetime warranty.

Oh, and did I mention that each bag is less than $75 shipped? Because they’ve got that going for them too. They weren’t kidding about that “down to earth price bags.”

For price and purchase info, visit Drifter.…