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Christmas Gifts for Life from P&P

kinckerbocker, Triumph and Disaster, Rinouma Japan, Firehouse Wax

It’s that time of the year when you disregard all notions of restraint and splurge on
others and yourself. However small or large we have you covered!

For the aspiring writer or analogue man we have the midori Brass Bullet pens and
pencils (the only tools I can write legibly with given my left hand ailment - BM) To
compliment that we also have the leather covered traveller’s notebook in small and
large depending on how big your writing/plotting is…

If you like a pen with a bit more substance why not try Kaweco, the fountain pen in
particular is a compact treat to use.

Hand indigo- dyed pocket squares from Blue Blue Japan might be too nice to blow
your nose in, but make a lovely gift all the same. Similarly, underwear from Merz B.
Schwanen. We all love nice garments for our nether regions but we don’t always like
spending the cash on it, so treat yourself or another for months and years of comfort.

Nigel Cabourn Hand Cannon - Multi Carry Bag

For the travelling man Filson give you the briefcase, the duffle for longer larger

travels, the tablet briefcase for the minimal commuter and the two sizes of toiletry
bag…each one comes in tan, navy or otter green made with heavy weather resistant
drill and bridle leather.  Also, Nigel Cabourn has an amazing swiss cloth hand cannon
bag, which can be a rucksack, a messenger bag or a holdall!

Smaller things for carrying things come from Tanner goods who have all types of
wallets, lanyards, key fobs and leather items, not to mention excellent belts for
keeping your trousers up and wrestling over the chrsitmas paunch. Also Rinouma
from Japan who make everything in brass rather well; from hooks and chains to money
clips and cases.

PF Flyers Grounder Low and All American Hi

Tops and bottoms are covered with new arrivals from PF Flyers for Summer sneakers, and baseball caps from H.W. Dogg & Co. from Japan. They also make marvellous woollen brimmed hats; one folding, one fixed, banded and brimmed!

Juniper ridge has just been restocked from the Californian Wilderness, so we have more incense, natural cologne and room sprays to fill your home with the smell of the forest.

Juniper Ridge Cologne Sample Kit

Finally grooming for your face and your shoes. We have razors from Merkur and Brushes from Geo F Trumper. Shaving creams, moisturisers and scrubs from Triumph & Disaster and beard balms and oils from Bearded Chap and JS Sloane respectively.

P.S. Next week we will have elegant knives from Passion france in all shapes and
sizes. Whether you’re a budding rambler or just want something to cut meat and
cheese with in the park, these are stunning in detail and authenticity; the original
pocket knives.

Sun Surf by Toyo Enterprises - Hawaiian Shirt Heaven

Who doesn’t love a Hawaiian shirt…? You don’t just have to be a large
American tourist or connoisseur of vintage Aloha shirts to pull them off.
Everyone from US presidents to lay folk like you and I can have the
pleasure.

Now a summer mainstay at Pickings & Parry, Sun Surf Hawaiian shirts
are something we like to pull out as our ace card, once the sun starts to
shine on a more regular basis. Brought to you by Toyo Enterprises, the
company that produce Sugar Cane & Buzz Rickson, Sun Surf produce a
multitude of one off designs every year that are never reproduced again.
That, in combination with the fact they are made in small runs, ensures
you aren’t likely to see another fellow in your shirt. And if you do you
know he has excellent taste!

 

All based on original Aloha Hawaiian shirts from the golden period of
1930-1950, they vary greatly in colour and style but mostly all use
original silk-screen printing on rayon that is as close to the rayon from
the time. The closest thing to silk without wearing a silk shirt!

President Harry Truman on the cover of LIFE Magazine

President Harry Truman on the cover of LIFE Magazine

President Kobayashi of Toyo Enterprise who owns Sun Surf has an
amazing collection of vintage Hawaiian shirts that are worth checking
out in the latest edition of Clutch magazine if you’re really geeky about
it. It is most definitely the reason why their shirts are not only the best
and most interesting but almost certainly the most varied and accurate
to the originals as they are so close to the source.

In store now we have a beautiful limited edition rayon shirt based on a 1940 design
and a Pink Coconut Palm Tree shirt in cotton and Linen to keep you relaxed as the temperature rises...

PF Flyers, From Posture to Performance | Pickings and Parry

PF Flyers Marketing Banner

Spring has sprung (continues to spring!) and with it you can put your boots on the backseat and embrace lighter footwear.

One of our staples for Spring and Summer here at Pickings & Parry are PF flyers, the thinking man’s choice of chuck.

Born in 1933 by a man who knew a thing or two about rubber - B.F. Goodrich. He wanted to improve the comfort of casual shoes by creating the new insole he named as the ‘Posture Foundation’ and hence, PF Flyers.

Vintage BF Goodrich Branded PF Flyers

Vintage BF Goodrich Branded PF Flyers

A little more substantial in sole with their signature ribbed cup sole at the front, The PF Flyer is now approaching its 85 full year as a brand but the classic shapes still remain.

In store now we have the core range version of the Center Hi (sic) in all black, created in 1944 and popularised in eighties film 'The Sandlot' allowing the kids to outrun the Beast and generally run faster and jump higher! We can’t guarantee that but they definitely look and feel great on the foot...

It certainly worked for Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics star who marketed them in 1958 and made them an overnight success for basketball fans and hipsters alike.

Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics in PF Flyers C.1958

Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics Wearing His PF Flyers C.1958

Also among the recent delivery is newest edition of The Grounder, which you may have seen in store last season when we stocked the PF Flyers x Todd Snyder Grounder shoe. Now you have another chance to grab that silhouette but in plain black, with natural toe cap and trim with a very nice contrast gum sole...

An Original Military Issue Grounder by PF Flyers

An Original Military Issue Grounder by PF Flyers

The Grounder was military issue shoe for the US army for a while so it’s sturdy as hell for a sneaker, the rugged sole thicker and more noticeable than the Center Hi. It also carries that ribbed outsole over the front of the shoe for extra protection on your toe cap. A casual shoe but with a nod to durability and the military; choose The Grounder to last you the distance.

The PF Flyers 2017 Grounder - Available in Store and Online Now!

The PF Flyers 2017 Grounder - Available in Store and Online Now!

Nigel Cabourn Authentic - Made in the United Kingdom

There are few designers in England with the personality, enthusiasm and experience of Nigel Cabourn. At 68 years old he shows absolutely no sign of slowing down and, if anything at all, he seems to push things closer to the limit with each passing year.

Having grown up in the northern English town of Scunthorpe during the 1950's, he was exposed to the military through his father, and to the wider world through music and film. Nigel left Scunthorpe for university, a little further North in the city of Newcastle, around 1967 and never left; it's a testament to his determination (and perhaps his stubbornness!) that he kept his design HQ in the Newcastle area and didn't move to London 'with everyone else' in the 70's and 80's.

Nigel Cabourn at LCM June 2017

Nigel taking a moment at his London Collections Men show in June 2017

We always get a little excited when we travel to see the Nigel Cabourn collections in England and Japan, and even more so when the orders begin arrive on Gertrude Street here in Melbourne; the arrival of a 'Nigel Cabourn Authentic' delivery is, generally speaking, the most exciting of them all.

Nigel has several sections to his brand these days: Nigel Cabourn Japan, which is designed and produced in Japan with the help of Tokyo based company Outer Limits; Nigel Cabourn Army Gym, which concentrates on traditional jersey knit sportswear and basics made mostly in Europe; Nigel Cabourn x Lybro, which is the paired back workwear label produced in top-end Honk Kong factories and last, but certainly not least, Nigel Cabourn Authentic. This is Nigel at the peak of his powers!

Pocket details on the FW17 Nam Jacket from Nigel Cabourn

Pocket details on the FW17 Nam Jacket from Nigel Cabourn

The Authentic Line is Nigel's baby. It's not his most popular or his biggest selling brand arm. It's not the one that pays his bills. It's the one that he loves and puts the best into. Everything in the Authentic line is made in the United Kingdom, and only in the best possible, technically specific factories. With Nigel Cabourn Authentic, it's all about the details. Whether it's the fabric, the hardware, the construction method or the story, Authentic is always at the pinnacle. This season, we have selected a few pieces from this very special line to bring to Gertrude St.

There are some of Nigel's signature knitted beanies and Pom Pom hats in the new season solid colours and FW17 limited edition 'Drop Zone' patterns. These should keep your head warm in the last throws of cold weather that will no doubt hang around until December.

AW17 Nam Jacket and Vintage Orange Wool Beanie

AW17 Nam Jacket and Vintage Orange Wool Beanie

The new Authentic Braces are here, too. These are a 'harness' version of the standard authentic elasticated braces we've seen before - but they are certainly unique and practical in their design. Limited numbers have arrived in all three colour ways.

New for FW17 is the Nam Jacket. Inspired by a waterproof jacket worn in the Vietnam War, hence the name. Made in shower-proof technical cotton developed by Majocchi in Italy, the seams have been sealed using a contrast colour twill tape.  It also features a newly developed two-way metal 10 RiRi zip to fasten and three panel peaked hood for better protection in adverse weather. A very good weight for our climate here and not a bad price point for a Made in England jacket at this level.

The Nigel Cabourn AW17 Nam Jacket in Black Navy with Brown/Army Pom Pom Wool Hat

The Nigel Cabourn AW17 Nam Jacket Black Navy with Pom Pom Wool Hat

Lastly, the Cameraman Vest. This thing is just insane. It features all the usual Cameraman jacket design details including the iconic ‘Fireman’ clips and multiple pockets on the front plus one large one on the back. For AW17 it has been produced in two waterproof, high performance cotton fabrics – a rubberised boned cotton on top made in England and a technical cotton on the lower half made in Italy. 

To appreciate them fully, stop in and have a browse - touch, feel and try on. If you can't get to the store, check them out online and just drop us a line if you need any more details.

 

Runabout Goods - Take Ivy for Spring and Summer

As the days get lighter and the temperatures hopefully soar we all need some lighter garments in the arsenal. It’s not easy for any designer, especially when people are wearing less clothes in general, so less layers to play with, and fewer textures, but Mike Hodis has done it again with this selection from his Eagle Rock CA. based Runabout Goods.

We, quite literally, have your back covered to start the season with three Spring/Summer staples from Runabout Goods, who manage to produce equally interesting kit for the warmer months as they do for the more brisk!

 An iconic image from the important Take Ivy book

An iconic image from the important Take Ivy book

The whole collection is based on 1960’s Ivy league when brats were shipped off to the Hamptons to cavort and fraternize with their filthy rich peers, at parties, at BBQ’s, on boats. But boy did they look good. We are hoping you’ll be doing some of the same. Please send photos to @pickingsandparry if indeed you do.

For the top half we have the Marina Polo, a raglan sleeve knitted polo style shirt, more relaxed and airy to deal with the heat. You will look like the most delightful Neapolitan Ice Cream but still retain some class. The mother of pearl buttons are a nice touch, too. If you know Jack our Barber, this has him written all over it.

Runabout Goods Marina Polo with Janitor Hat

Runabout Goods Marina Polo with Janitor Hat 

Mike took some serious inspiration from the iconic book 'Take Ivy' for this collection (if you haven't read it, look it up!) so next up on top is the Oxnard; aptly named after the Southern Californian coastal town. A 1960’s short sleeved popover, done in Oxford cotton, obviously - what else for Ivy league! It is a half placket and true to size so little or no shrinkage should occur. Slightly boxy, as was the fashion, with four inch side slits to sit properly and help it ease over the head. Details include Melamine cat’s eye opaque white buttons.

Runabout Goods Oxnard Shirt - Milk

Runabout Goods Oxnard Shirt - Milk

Lastly, and naturally at the bottom, depending on your preferences, we have the campus chino for all alumni and also for those who have never been near a university campus. In Italian chambray (70/30 cotton/linen) it is light as a breezy day. A bang on straight fit, not too wide & not too slim. Details include a lovely white selvage and curved side seam pocket.  This is the perfect spring summer trouser, dressed up with a loafer or more casually with a pump. No shrinkage on this one, but order one size up as they fit true to measured size - no room for vanity here!

All in all, Runabout have done it again with their first class approach to design and manufacture. Mike and his team have the ability to take inspiration from times and styles in history, without coming across as overly 'vintage' or 'heritage' and there's still no denim in sight! Check out the collection from Runabout Goods here, or pop in to our store and see it for yourself!

Related Tag: Tanner Goods

Filson Bags & Luggage - Built to Last

A good bag is like a good pair of boots or a good leather jacket, it is something that will travel with you as you go through life and it's many adventures. In the case of bags, travel is what they're made for. Whether it's to and from work, heading to the gym or half way around the world, they need to be tough, practical and fit for purpose.

Seattle's CC Filson are famous for their stubborn commitment to quality and their bags are probably the most well known example of this. They started out specifically to cater for the rugged prospectors heading North to find their fortunes in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, so the products they manufactured had to be built to withstand some extreme usage.

Alaska Outfitters

Supply companies servicing demand for the Klondike Gold Rush

Still based in Seattle today, Filson are still making things for the outdoors and they're still made to last the distance. The harsh conditions of the North American wilderness haven't changed much, and neither have the folks at Filson. 

So, what makes their bags so good? Well, it's the materials that make the difference, and the construction helps, too. Built predominantly with 22oz drill cotton cloth, they are extremely strong and durable, and they can even be waxed to protect the fabric further and help resist rain. The zips and hardware are all solid brass, so there's no risk of surface plating coming off, and there's no corrosion. The straps, handles and harness points are all made using strong bridle leather, which lasts well can withstand a rather heavy load. All in all, they don't cut corners.

A well used Filson Duffle Bag

A well used Filson Duffle Bag

Being so well made and with natural materials, they also tend to get better with age. I purchased my first Filson bag 9 years ago now and have used it at least 3-4 times a week ever since. It never lets me down and looks better than it did when new. It's been around the world, through many a rainstorm on the back of a motorcycle and has had it's fair share of knocks along the way. Since then I've added another two bags to the collection and I think there'll be one more to come.

We've just added the very popular medium duffle to our site, and we try to keep a few in store at all times, so if you've never seen one, or you're in the market for a bag that will take a beating, pop in and see us; you'll be ready for your next adventure!

Filson Duffles in Use

Anonymous Ism - Specialist Craft Knitted Socks from Japan

Years ago before I had ever been to Japan, a friend who had recently returned told me, amongst the gargantuan amount of things to do whilst there, was to buy some Japanese socks…’You will never buy any other socks’, he told me.

He was not wrong…in design and weight and durability they can’t be surpassed.

The major brand now in my arsenal is Anonymous Ism.

 Anonymous Ism Socks AW17 in the P&P Window

Anonymous Ism Socks AW17 in the P&P Window

Slightly reclusive Designer Hirotsugu Yoshimura hails from Nara, home of many sock-making factories. The brand has a stated goal of being not just a company but a team that can help everyone find true happiness and so the name Anonymous Ism seems to fit perfectly well.

In the age old Japanese notion of doing one thing incredibly well, Hirotsugu and team create a collection of timeless, seasonal socks that are equally matched to be worn anywhere and everywhere, whether it be jeans or slacks, suits or boots, they really do go with everything. And in line with the normal remit of Pickings & Parry, they last the distance!

The now famous Anonymous Ism standard - The Patchwork in Khaki

Inspired by work wear, vintage, marine & military clothing, they are normally cotton and woolen blends, though for AW17we have some of their limited edition hemp versions, too!  In addition we have the ever popular patch work socks, their now well-coveted indigo-dyed socks and a whole heap of others.

The Indigo dyed cable knit sock by Anonymous Ism

Like a few designers, he couldn’t see the very thing he wanted to wear on his feet in the shops, and so took the plunge and set up a company to fill that gap - Anonymous Ism was the result and we're happy with it.

Woven on vintage machines, assembled in the 1970’s, that can make no more than 50 pairs a day depending on the technicality of knit, they are by no means mass produced. Like most of Japan's output, quality and integrity are paramount, which fits perfectly with our principles as a store, so... what are you waiting for? Get some Anonymous Ism on your feet and put a smile on your face.

Related Tags: Tanner Goods | Pf Flyers

Oak Street Bootmakers - Damn Good Boots and Shoes from Chicago, IL

The Americans really do make good boots. It probably has a whole lot to do with their industries, terrain, size and huge growth from settlers colony to capitalist superpower, but let's not get into that side of things just now... we'll concentrate on the subject at hand - well made footwear.
Oak Street Bootmakers - New and Old
We carry a few American footwear brands at our small store here in Melbourne, but amongst the finest in our stable is Chicago, IL based Oak Street Bootmakers. Oak Street are an infant in comparison to Wolverine and Red Wing, having only
established in 2010, but the craftsmanship and wealth of history behind them is
rarely matched and definitely worth a few words on our news page.
Where it all started: George Vlagos is the son of John, a Greek emigrant who moved to
the US and worked his whole life as a cobbler. George would work shining shoes at the shop on a Saturday and watch as his father would almost rebuild shoes that came in for repair.
 Oak Street Bootmakers at Independence Chicago
Why? After completing a university education George noticed a general decline in the quality of American shoemaking, in particular the lack of replaceable outsoles, rendering a pair of shoes irreparable past their first lifetime. All Oak Street boots and shoes come with a replaceable outsole, to ensure they last you the distance repair after repair.
The leather: George searched all over the world looking for high quality leathers for his shoes, only to find the best leather on his doorstep in the form of Chicago's Horween leather.
Hides at the Horween Tannery, Chicago, IL

Why is it the best? It takes nearly a month to make, undergoes 89 processes and
goes through all five floors of the Horween Tannery. A combination of beef tallow (fat) beeswax, marine oil, chrome salts, tree bark and natural dye are amongst the many things added to produce the beautifully strong, supple leather that each Oak Street pair of shoes utilises. (Look out for a full post about the Horween Tannery a little further down the track, folks!)
The team of shoemakers George works with from Maine (renowned boot makers)
and elsewhere all have over two decades of experience. They hand make and finish
each shoe with George giving the final inspection for every pair produced.
So, that gives you a brief rundown on Oak Street Bootmakers and their place on our shelves. We currently have the incredibly popular Trench Boot and the relatively new Summit Boot in stock here at the store.
The Trench Boot is done in natural waxed flesh Howreen Chromexcel leather. This 'waxed flesh' utilises the soft CXL leather's back side, which is waxed to smooth out the rough appearance. The smooth side, usually seen on the outside of the boot, ends up on the inside, which makes them incredibly comfortable to wear.
Oak Street Bootmakers, Waxed Flesh Trench Boot
The Summit Boot is a different beast altogether and has been garnering a lot of attention so far. Based on a mountaineering style, this has hand rivets d-ring eyelets, it's fully lined with calf skin, fully gusseted at the tongue, fitted with a commando sole, leather heel stack and commando top-lift - basically it's the bee's knees!
Oak Street Bootmakers Summit Boot - Black CXL


Related Tags: PF Flyers | Nigel Cabourn

Winter's Setting In

Those of you lucky enough to be stoking fires at home will have noticed that the temperature is dropping and will continue to do so. As winter approaches, we have had drops from the brands that deliver those great outdoor garments. Aero, Runabout and Filson are all currently stocked and waiting to take care of your body temperature needs. However, one maker in our stable brings us a truly iconic piece: Buzz Rickson’s USN N1 Deck Jacket.

Buzz Rickson Navy Department N1 Deck JacketBuzz Rickson Navy Department N1 Deck Jacket 

The Deck jacket was designed to keep sailors and naval personnel warm on board whist bracing the biting Atlantic Sea. Cotton grosgrain jungle cloth on the outside with an alpaca and wool interior did the trick. First they were made in Naval blue then this changed to the khaki colour as it was deemed more suitable for the stencils and military embellishments that adorned them. In addition to strong outer layer and warm lining, the wool knit ribbed cuff and drawstring bottom to kept the cold out making it a solid piece for the winter, or even summer if you're in the North Sea!

Buzz Rickson have produced the original Navy Issue model, and the later, more commonly seen Khaki Issue colour and we now have both on our racks depending on your taste. Made in Japan, the Buzz Rickson's brand is a purveyor of true replica clothing with fastidious attention to detail and quality, creating pieces to be worn and loved for a lifetime. Established in 1993, it takes its name from Steve McQueen’s character Captain Buzz Rickson in the film ‘The War Lover’ where McQueen plays a bomber pilot.

Steve McQueen as Pilot Buzz Rickson in The War Lover

Steve McQueen as Pilot Buzz Rickson in The War Lover  

Most jackets were built for a specific purpose, and the N1 is no different, but a truly great piece of design is something attractive and functional. The terrifying theatre of war has created many things, amphetamines for one... yes really! (they were hatched up by a chemist to keep bombers awake on their missions) but more importantly, and legally, some amazing pieces of outerwear. They were built for a specific function and they were built to last, two of the many reasons why they remain timeless and continue to be manufactured and sold year in, year out. Before the second world war there was the Reefer Jacket, which became the famous woollen Pea Coat, a naval staple that is still well known and widely worn today, also the clip front deck jacket (see below) made as an evolution of the N1 so heavily gloved cold hands could more easily open and close the jackets wind flap. This design feature still exists today in various incarnations, most notably on the front of Nigel Cabourn’s signature piece, the Cameraman Fishtail Parka, an amalgam of two jackets. Said jacket is currently featured in our window and is made of L24 Ventile, another fabric that came about as a result of war; but that's another story.

Clip Front Deck Jacket in Use

A USN Clip Front Deck Jacket in Use on Deck

Vietnam gave birth to the ever popular A2 deck jacket, a modified version of its predecessor the N1, and also the Tropical Combat Jacket, which is another one on our racks. Probably the most recognisable to come out this era is the much copied but never bettered M65 field jacket, which went from fighting the Vietcong to Taxi Driver and onwards from there...

Motorcycle Gang Member Wearing an N1 Deck Jacket

Motorcycle Gang Member in a Spot of Bother Wearing an N1 Deck Jacket

For almost a century military clothing has been a huge influence on civilian fashion, especially post WW2 when all the garments produced began to filter into army surplus stores and were readily available for the ‘lay-man’ to purchase. The Hells Angels were formed in 1948 by WWII veterans, some of them ex-bomber crew, wearing a combination of old military jackets and leathers complete with their own additions and modifications. Later, screen legends such as James Dean and Paul Newman were photographed in many an iconic military jacket, not to mention the original godfather himself, Marlon Brando, who shot to fame with The Wild One and with it catapulted the perfecto leather jacket into legendary status, along with the more affordable white t-shirt and blue jeans....

Buzz Rickson's N1 Jackets, Jeans, White T-Shirts and Leather Jackets are all things we love. Why not pop in and check them out before Winter fully takes hold.

Monitaly by Meg Company - Tenacious for Quality

Long standing patrons of Pickings and Parry will already be familiar with the top notch footwear of California-based Yuketen. As well as recently receiving a batch of their luxe, Birkenstock-inspired sandals, we’re also proud to announce the arrival of a new brand to the roster; Monitaly. Yuki Matsuda is the man behind Meg Company, the parent company behind Yuketen, Monitaly, Epperson Mountaineering and Chamula. The eclecticism of their ranges is astounding, drawing inspiration from a full century of American design and dragging it kicking and screaming into the present. 

Yuki Matsuda - Founder and Designer of Meg Company

"I'm determined to make clothing that I would love to wear. My background is in vintage so I've seen so many great vintage clothing pieces, but vintage fit is usually two-dimensional or disproportionate, and it's not comfortable to wear in any practical manner. But I know how to fix these discrepancies, so I decided to overcome my frustration with ill-fitting clothing by making my own. My goals for Monitaly are great fit with impeccable attention to detail. Made in U.S.A. is very important to me too."

All Meg Company products are made in the USA and Mexico.

Monitaly (if you’re wondering; Monica (Yuki’s daughter + Military + Italy) is certainly not a purists heritage brand. Largely influenced by the brand’s Hermosa Beach headquarters, Monitaly see’s classic Americana silhouettes filtered through Yuki Matsuda’s wild imagination. 

Meg Company - Monitaly SS17 Look Book

Their artisanal approach sees formal and casual garments re-contextualised, details exaggerated and fabrics re-appropriated. The end results are well-considered, functional modern menswear. 

Despite a playful approach to design, quality and manufacture are treated with the highest respect at Meg Company;

"I like things made slowly with care and attention to detail. That's why I collect a lot of vintage shoes and clothing. As you know, back in the old days people cared and appreciated how to make things by hand and were therefore proud of the products they created with their own hands. I have the same feeling. I care about what we make and I'm always thinking of ways to improve our products, and in many respects, I think what we are doing is like fine art. But at the end of the day, the most important thing to consider is how much I care for each product we make."

To kick off we’ve selected a mid-40’s inspired Zoot Pant in mil-spec Vancloth, a heavy linen Vactation shirt and Vancloth Smock. 

Monitaly SS17 Vancloth Zoot Pant

Vancloth is a fairly incredible, high density cotton fabric specially developed by Monitaly to be both lightweight and tough as nails. It also happens to be water resistant. Nifty, huh? As a testament to it's powers I recently took a pretty impressive fall off my bike and grazed a fair chunk of my left side. My Vancloth pullover? Unscathed. Painful field testing of quality fabrics is just one of the many services we offer here at Pickings and Parry.

Shop the collection in-store and online. The weather outside is soon to turn dull and grey, but that certainly doesn't mean you have to as well.

Related Tag: Filson

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