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Sunday, January 20, 2013

bikecast and thrift shops Port Townsend


makeshift desk at turnaround
taken by my sister-in-law

Saturday, January 19, 2013

browsin' around

typed on the pre-war silent
Electress in the background behind this early Stenotype

Saw this at Goodwill the other day.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

back in harness

crappy cellphone color balance

This is the view from my chair, looking right.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Here is the magazine, and here are the two rappers associated with them.  I found them amusing.

and just because I liked it so much, there's this one about tea:

I still don't know why there are patches on the sleeves of some jackets. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

wool gathering

There is a number on this one.  Apparently it identifies the crofter who wove the cloth, and can thereby get in the ballpark of the date. There is no Harris Tweed Online Db, so I'll have to write to them and hope they answer.  at least this is becoming interesting.  I'll have to lose a bit more girth to close this jacket comfortably but I may take it to the local tailor to see if alterations are possible to meet me halfway.
I wonder if any well-dressed readers can estimate its age from the styling?

union label - almost as good as a SN to signify "vintage"

Not certain it's kaya wood, but he would have splurged on that for himself. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


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