Monday, April 25

10E2550: Carhartt Centennial 'Storm Rider'

Barely worn, unwashed 12oz denim. Carhartt's take on a Lee Storm Rider is a symphony of texture; cord, blanket lining and 'stand-up' indigo. Made in USA natch - in 1989.  #barnscore

Tuesday, April 12

10E2549: Thoreau's Legacy: A Modern Lyceum

This event is part of the Old South Meeting House Partners in Public Dialogue program.


Charles Wesley Emerson College Professor, Emerson College, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism

Ph.D., Professor of American Literature Emeritus at Harvard University and former Harvard College Dean of Undergraduate Education

Curator of Collections, Walden Woods Project's Thoreau Institute, and editor of numerous books on Thoreau and Emerson

Event will be moderated by Dr. John Kucich,
Associate Professor of English at Bridgewater State University
Editor of The Concord Saunterer

Friday, April 8

10E2548: LLBean Scotch Plaid Popover

Popover with a hint of loggerssmock. Curved hem, 3 button placket, chest pocket for lottery tickets. Portugese flannel - Goldilocks (not too thin, not too thick, etc.) Slimmish.  $35 at LLBean. Haven't taken it off in 2 weeks...

This is a much ligher recreation of winter weight pullovers from years past. No buttons down the front so they woldn't get snagged on your cross-cut saw handle. You can get these vingatey version on the 'bay for $20/30.  Heavy as hell. Serious business. Bulletproof wool.  Example below from CountyLineGeneral etsy shop.

Thursday, April 7

10E2547: Business Cards Go A Long Way...

Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford): I'm here to rent the Huey?
Colombian site owner: We don't rent it anymore, but it is for sale. $2M dollars

Ryan: Well, my pilot and I would need to take it for a test drive.
Owner: Of Course. You just have to leave a deposit.  $2M dollars.

Ryan: Will you take a company check?

Friday, April 1

10E2546: Harris Tweed Socks

"For many centuries wild and hardy sheep have roamed the Hebridean Islands [to the north-west of Scotland - ed.], their heavy wool protecting them from the elements. This wool was harvested by the islanders every summer then hand knitted into heavy sweaters and socks or woven into the cloth that became known as "Harris Tweed".

Some of this locally produced wool would have been dyed using vegetable dyes and some used in its natural uncoloured state. Following dyeing, the wool was mixed, oiled, teased and carded prior to being drawn out for spinning carried out on familiar spinning-wheels by the local crofter's wives and daughters. Today these mothers, daughters and grannies are still hand knitting traditional Hebridean Knitwear, such as these amazing socks."

This is not a joke. 30 quid a pair. Here.

Harris Tweed underwear. THAT would be a joke...