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Iconic Footwear: The Red Wing 877 Irish Setters

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Reading Time: 10 minutesI confess, I come from a family of scavengers. Jumble sales, small ads and charity shops all get our blood pumping that little bit harder. My Saturday trip to town always includes a visit to the local Salvation Army charity shop for a quick look through their stock. 999 times out of a 1000 there is nothing worthwhile there, but…

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A pair of brogues with my name on them

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Reading Time: 8 minutesOver recent years I’ve gotten into the habit of stopping by the local Salvation Army shops nearby when passing. I’ve been lucky to have a fairly decent one both in the small town where I live, and right next to where I’ve been working for the past 4 years. The combination of doing my bit for charity and possibly finding…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Brandstad, another thrifty bargain

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWell, we’re up to post 12 in Waistcoat Wednesday and yes, I still have a few waistcoats left to go. This weeks waistcoat is another of my thrift-shop finds. It’s quite strange really to find nice waistcoats in the Salvation Army shops now, as waistcoats have been a bit out of fashion for a while. Naturally, suit-style waistcoats are always…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Sand, more checked linen happiness

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAfter weather this Spring than can only be described as variable it feels terrific to see nature finally getting into the blooming and blossoming scheme of things. And what better way to celebrate that than wearing a waistcoat celebrating these joyful hues of nature? Well, in the greater scheme of things there are probably many more cerebral ways of celebrating,…

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