Friday, May 25

10E2614: France Footy Kit

While not quite capturing lightning in a bottle like the 11/12 kit - these French football jerseys are nae bad...

Tuesday, May 22

10E2613: Jean Jacket

Camden Market 1988 for a tenner, or Vermont thrift store for $2...  can't remember. Unearthed this barnscore unpacking some old boxes on a family visit last week.

Check underside of the tags on these old worn ones and you may get a surprise.  Summer uniform material...

Friday, April 13

10E2611: Tracksmith | Boston

I dont get jittery if I miss a run. Far from it... But great to see local TRACKSMITH continue to grow (un-official uni for the London Marathon this year...) and these tasty Boston marathon choices for Monday. 

My bruv once ran as a bandit many years ago, announcer called out "this guy doesnt have a number but he's lookin good!" as bruv hit the finish in 3 hours 1 minute. Hat tip. 1999.

Anyhow, performance gear by Tracksmith great and low key. Lots of old-timey stripes etc. Navy or crimson if you dont feel you have to drop the H-bomb...



Monday, April 9

10E2610: Outdoor Store | Maynard, MA

Image courtesy Russ Campbell

Couple towns west of Boston, past Concord and Walden Pond you'll find the Maynard Outdoor Store.

Essentially operating since 1893 as a dry goods store.

Image via Maynard Life 

Sporting goods (hats, gloves, sweats, skates, cleats), camping gear, hiking boots, mens/womens/kids. Scout supplies. Etc. GREAT WALL of jeans.  Some older stock if you are not 32/32, lucky you. Family-run and friendly - real world selection of Lee and Levis and rational pricing.   

Last of the Cone denim bought by Levis. Run don't walk... $59.

Pocket ballast. A must. $2.  Every visit get one more...

PLUS! You can then get an ice cream at Erikson's driving round the corner a mile... or a $7 movie at Fine Arts.

Monday, April 2

10E2609: Lambchop | FLOTUS

Beyond 'late to the party' on this... but did you know Lambchop brought out an album in 2016 AFTER Mr. M !?   Has some vocorder going on and maybe takes you back a bit first go round... but is the kitchen soundtrack on lock at 6 o'clock.

Live listen to the opening track In Care of 8675309 above (or here if you get this via email...) - sound on that video is great, seems off the board whatever the visuals.

Tuesday, March 13

10E2608: Carhartt - the "UP"

Apparently it 'gets frosty' in the upper peninsula of Michigan. That is a euphemism for 50 below... Cool [stop it! - ed] little vid about some of the crews there from Carhartt - even better they don't even mention their own name...

Wednesday, March 7

10E2607: Breeders - All Nerve

Maybe the weather... but this def has a "driving to the mountain to go shred" vibe...  93/94.

All Nerve by The Breeders. 

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Wednesday, February 7

10E2606: Up Mountain Switchel - Stronger Together

Spiritual vitality, the force of life itself, is something each of us has within. Through building skateboarding parks in Native American communities, art and media programs, and supporting healthy living, the Stronghold Society nourishes indigenous knowledge to build leaders of the future. A portion of your purchase of Up Mountain Switchel products goes directly toward real impact. You. Us. Stronghold. Together.

To learn more about Stronghold Society and to support their life-changing work visit the Stronghold Society website.

I have recommended this brand of Up Mountain Switchel before, and here - switchel being a pre-revolutionary grabyoubythethroat mix of ginger, lemon and sweet (in this case maple).  Not only is is great and great for you but they are good people doing good. You can buy the OG or their carbonated version at NY area Whole Foods and all around VT - or direct here

They get the 'unique swag' prize for sure with those coveralls... Mixes v well if you drink like that - or just get high on life with it.