Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CLASSIC STYLE: POINTER BRAND- SAVE THIS COMPANY

IT SEEMS THAT THE ECONOMY HAS HIT THIS TENNESSEE COMPANY PRETTY HARD.
I CALLED TO ORDER ONE OF THEIR CHORE JACKETS AND I WAS TOLD THEY ARE ON A WEEK OFF WEEK ON SEWING SCHEDULE. NEEDLESS TO SAY THERE WAS NO STOCK AVAILABLE IN THE STYLE AND SIZE I WANTED.  POINTER BRAND IS AN AMERICAN COMPANY THAT HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1913. IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO SEE THIS KIND OF QUALITY PRODUCT AND A PEICE OF CLASSIC AMERICAN STYLE DISAPPEAR.
SO CALL THEM AND ORDER A JACKET OR THREE.

Monday, April 12, 2010

BOOZE BLING


THE MYSTERY OF WHAT CLEAR OR AMBER SPIRIT I HAVE DECANTED IS OVER. I PICKED UP THESE VERY HELPFUL AND BEAUTIFUL DECANTER LABELS IN A CALIFORNIA ANTIQUE SHOP LAST WEEK. JUDGING BY THAT INCREDIBLE FONT THEY MUST BE FROM THE LATE 60'S OR EARLY 70'S.





RAMP SEASON

WELL SPRING IS HERE AT WILLIAM BROWN. THE RAMPS ARE UP AND WE CAN'T PICK THEM FAST ENOUGH. I AM ACTUALLY GOING TO LET THEM GET A LITTLE LARGER THIS SEASON FOR A BIG BATCH OF PICKLING. GREAT IN A COCKTAIL!
RAMP PIZZA WITH GOAT CHEESE RICOTTA AND WM BROWN CURED PANCETTA

Friday, April 9, 2010

LAST HUNT OF THE SEASON

HUNTING PARTRIDGE ON THE LAST DAY OF THE SEASON THIS YEAR. I AM HUNTING WITH A BELGIUM MADE FRANCOTTE 16 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE FROM THE 1950'S. I AM ALSO WEARING POSSIBLY THE BEST FIELD COAT I'V EVER OWNED, MADE BY BERETTA. THE GAME VEST AND CHAPS ARE BOTH INDESTRUCTIBLE AND MADE BY FILSON. TOMMY IS THE GERMAN SHORTHAIR RETRIEVING THE BIRD.


MEN, FISH & BOATS

I JUST PICKED UP THIS PICTORIAL STORY BOOK OF NORTH ATLANTIC FISHERMAN.
THE BOOK WAS PUBLISHED IN THE 1930'S. THESE MEN WERE MOSTLY COD FISHERMAN. BUT, SOME VERY IMPRESSIVE SWORDFISH ARE SHOWN BEING LANDED AS WELL. THEY FISHED FROM HALIFAX TO NEW YORK. THEIR OUTER-GEAR MOSTLY CONSISTED OF OILSKINS OR GOAT SKIN JACKETS, CALFSKIN TROUSERS AND CANVAS HATS. IN 1816 BENTLEY WROTE OF NORTH ATLANTIC FISHERMEN," NO MEN ARE EQUAL TO THEM IN THE THINGS THEY DO FROM HABIT".

HEMINGWAY HUNTS