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The Legacy of the N1 Deck Jacket

The Legacy of the N1 Deck Jacket

There are few pieces of outerwear which can boast an almost 80 year history, with their design, functionality and style, still being fit for the modern day. Considering them a ‘classic’ perhaps doesn’t carry enough weight for these cornerstones of our wardrobe and we see so many reproductions or reinterpretations that we turn a blind eye. The US Navy’s N1 Deck Jacket has truly earned its place amongst the greats.
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The OG107 uniform in use

A True ‘OG’: The US Army’s Olive Green Utility Uniform

Originally developed in 1952, the Olive Green shade 107 cotton ‘utility uniform’ or ‘OG107’ as it came to be known, is the classic example of military ‘fatigues’... Reproduced and reinvented by countless fashion brands over the years, we’re going to delve deeper and look at the development and purpose of these true ‘OGs’. We’re going to examine the design, implementation and modification of the OG107s in order to give you a better understanding as to why these need to be in your kit bag.

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The Vanishing Point Natural Veg-tan Horsehide Jacket

The Vanishing Point Natural Veg-tan Horsehide Jacket

The Vanishing Point horsehide jacket sums up our point of view on what we sell quite nicely. We believe in clothing that wears in, not out; and we want our daily pieces to tell the story of us.

Neil started wearing the sample of this jacket on a trip to pick up a used BMW R1150GS in Denver. From there, he rode to Santa Fe to check our new...

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An Exclusive Interview with John Lofgren

An Exclusive Interview with John Lofgren

Over the past couple months, I’ve had the pleasure of chatting on and off with Mr. John Lofgren, of John Lofgren Footwear. This began when I met him in person some months ago and asked if he would at all be interested in doing an interview with me that I would put up on the internet, as I was planning on doing a brand spotlight for his brand and thought that more information is always better, and that it would pair well with it. He happily agreed, and I started frantically thinking of what to ask him.
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WEST COAST SHOE COMPANY FACTORY VISIT

WEST COAST SHOE COMPANY FACTORY VISIT

Neil recently took a trip up to the Wesco® factory in Scappoose, Oregon to watch our next batch of the Van Cleef engineer boots go down the line. We’ve been a Wesco dealer for some time now, and wanted to pay them a visit to learn more about how boots get made.

The journey from leather to boot starts out with the clicker — a giant press that cuts out each piece of leather from the hide. Every part...

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