Tuesday, July 27

orvis -us patent

You can follow the bouncing ball on these USPatent posts but got my hands on a copy of the catalog and wanted to share my 2cents.

Quick backstory, this special catalog from Orvis, the famed rod/gun/outfitter, is entirely made up of US-made products. Some are iconic (Schott Peacoat) some are more niche (Stronghold gear, Gitman shirts), some were specially made (Miner's pant). Full disclosure; note that I grew up near Manchester, VT so v familiar w/ Orvis and tangentially know some employees there.

Not going to lie, most of the collection is a little rich for me but have to admire the thinking that has gone into this. Also glad Orvis kept the copy relatively jingo-free. Available in August.

Vintage 1951 Ford F-1. This vintage pickup truck was subjected to a meticulous frameoff restoration resulting in a truck that looks exactly as it did when it rolled off the assembly line nearly 60 years ago. Sheridan blue/gray. Fully restored V-8 engine, solid oak bed boards. $67,500. [this is in the dictionary under don't sleep or maybe lottery]

Whipcord Trousers. Tailored in Greenpoint, New York, these poly/wool whipcord pants [love whipcord] have a forward facing pleated front with an additional interior French-tab closure [not usually a pleats fan but the watch pocket almost negates them here]. Pockets have leather trim [love that -ed.], button-through rear pockets. $298

The Stronghold, one of the original American denim-workwear companies, was founded in 1895 —when The Orvis Company was just 39 years old... The Stronghold® Denim Chore Coat is crafted from sturdy 11.5-oz. herringbone (aka fisher stripe) pure cotton denim; features four front pockets, a pen slot, and one interior pocket. Adjustable cuffs. $445.

Flannel Shirt. Crafted in Fall River, Massachusetts —once home to a thriving garment industry where vacant factories are gradually returning to life. Soft-brushed flannel and casual styling. Spread collar. [have never seen a gingham flannel -ed.] $149

Rising Sun Miner’s Pants. [These might be the most pined for item already; hit the image to see it way bigger. Can't confirm it in b&w but assume RisingSunJeans are behind this]. Crafted in Pasadena, CA using American cotton denim twill, these work pants are given a thoroughly broken-in look. [cue obligatory backstory -ed.] A pair of early 20thC pants found in a California mining camp provided inspiration for traditional details, including front and rear patch pockets, button fly, and adjustable-buckle back. Right-front coin pocket. Denim-lined waistband. Wheat color. $189. #nails.

Oxford-Cloth Tartan Shirt. Made in Ashland, PA by The Gitman Company (1948). Garment washed. Chest pocket. Single-button cuff. [like that navy/white/yellow] $149.

Hill Climber Jacket. Taylor Supply® crafts this heirloom-quality waxed pure cotton jacket. Shawl collar with soft wool lining, four outside pockets, adjustable waist and back straps, button front closure, and adjustable gusseted cuffs. Fully lined. Wool cuff and pocket-flap linings. Runs small. Wipe clean with damp sponge. $495 [this is actually available now]