Thursday, October 29

10E2660: Smith x Kinco winter starter pack


Easy clap.  As the kids might say... for the reformed lifties and workglove fanattics.   Why no googles w blue ticking strap and leather patch too?  via SmithOptics

Wednesday, September 9

10E2659: LLBEAN | Head to Tote...

 Called bird's eye or sometimes bird's footprint... but always "Norwegian" pattern.  Can't specifically find why... anyone?  

UPDATE from 10E reader: "The LL Bean Sweater pattern is called "Norwegian" because it's based on the body pattern of traditional Norwegian "Lusekofte."  These sweaters use a simple two-color pattern (usually white/cream on black) for the body, and more complex stranded colorwork for the yoke. Interestingly, "lusekofte" literally means "lice jacket."  Evidently the single stitches reminded people of lice in bedding."   NICE! haha  LOVE this sort of background info... 


Friday, August 28

10E2658: Magne Viking | No Well Dressed Man Should Be Without One

Magne Viking is designed for subarctic operations and harsh weather... is furthermore equipped with de-icing systems, fire-fighting, oil recovery, large accommodation and safe deck handling for use in anchor handling, towing, stand-by and rescue services, passenger movement and iceberg management.  

Ice-class: Ice-1A
Length: 85 m
Beam: 22 m
Draught: 8 m

From Viking Supply Ships

Time travel inversion not included....

Chin-up bar now standard equipment...  watch the new ad here;

Friday, August 14

10E2657: US Postal Service is amazing...

I love the USPS... Constantly amazed by it.  One stamp to send a letter across the country in a day or days? Amazing.  All you eBayers out there! You love the USPS... those sweet sweet priority mail boxes arriving with vintage goodness inside... mmmmm  Child of the 90s... can you see that hat and not think House of Pain and hip hip/workwear?  Just me?? Neat little history of letter carrier uniforms by the USPS here.

Unless you have been under a rock you know our current administration is trying to undermine the USPS via intentional slowdowns (the President said it plainly already) - paving the way for a heartless privatization that will hurt rural addresses and increase costs to all.  Not to mention a complete kick in the teeth to these essential workers at this pandemic time - and a way to try and ratf*ck mail-in voting... Totally unacceptable behavior.

What can we do?  

1) Sign the petition to SAVE THE USPS.  

2) Buy stamps now to use later.  Hey Cooks Illustrated fans... Rob Papp has a set just released!  Or dig sculptor Ruth Asawa.  Or how 'bout you just say THANK YOU to someone...  You have a stack of thank you notes ready to go right??? Essential kit...

3)  Contact Congress today.  By Phone: call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to reach your senators and representative. By Mail: write to your senators: [Name], U.S. Senate, Washington DC 20510. Write to your representative: [Name], U.S. House of Representatives, Washington DC 20515

"Ask your senators and representative to support legislation that addresses the cause of the Postal Service’s manufactured fi nancial crisis. Ask them to: Repeal the unfair mandate to pre-fund health benefits;  Protect service standards to keep post offi ces and mail sorting centers open, and allow USPS to offer new services to consumers and businesses."


In raking around interviews for The Last Black Man in San Francisco we heard how Danny Glover's parents were postal workers in the 'Bay area and the role of the USPS as an equal opportunity employer nationwide that allowed upward mobility for many. Hear Glover below expand on that theme via


Finally. If you thought perhaps the Postal Service (and it is a service) was maybe not as hip and with it as other shipments carriers - do you have the INFORMED DELIVERY app? This not only handles all tracking of packages (yawn...) but pre-alerts you with an image scan of your incoming mail so you can see what is arriving in the mail.  Lots of deep options.

OMG dood... almost fo'got this guy...

Friday, July 31

10E2656: Mountain Man | Look at Me Don't Look at Me

10E fave Mountain Man back together after several solo projects. Listen and buy Look at Me (Don't look at Me)

If you want a copy for your car you can even buy it on cassette. Yup.

Further listening;
Sylvan Esso - vocalist Amelia Meath of folk trio Mountain Man and producer Nick Sanborn, bassist from Megafaun
Ăšlfur -  vocals by Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man
Daughter of Swords -  Alexandra Sauser-Monnig

10E2655: A Movie, A Resource, And Knits

The Last Black Man in San Francisco.  I missed this last year when it came out - fantastic slow burn.  Directed by Joe Talbot and starring Jimmie Fails (from his own story), Jonathan Majors (seen recently in Da 5 Bloods), Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, and Danny Glover (with a great supply of knits... more on that later..) The score is a showstopper too along with inventive camerawork, and a mediation on race and gentrification, and masculinity; 

"Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind."

If you live in San Fran (or anywhere with a great public library that supports the Kanopy movie player) you can watch it right here. Kanopy is an essential resource for the toolkit...

A24 are killing it with the movie merch (see The Lighthouse) and in this case printed an "Insiders Guide to SF" from the filmmakers

Danny Glover (San Fran native - also seen in Sorry To Bother You - again touching on San Francisco gentrification, and race relations) plays supportive father to Mort, Jimmy's friend and playwright.  Great knits!