I go to Columbia factory outlet stores. We even have a Columbia employee store nearby that gives us goberment types a special pass.Eddie Bauer is not that big in New England so you don't see it around that much - more LL Bean, Patagonia, North Face and Mountain Hardware and REI is for southern New England types...
I shop at Eddie Bauer outlets around here. I usually find some nice items.I go to Columbia factory outlet stores. We even have a Columbia employee store nearby that gives us goberment types a special pass.
I shop at Eddie Bauer outlets around here. I usually find some nice items.
Surprisingly, there aren't any Woolrich stores around here, and it's getting hard to find their women's clothing in stores. I've been to their factory outlet in Woolrich, PA, and found a few bargains.
I shopped at Woolrich's factory store in June. The mill is closed and they were selling the ends of fabric bolts. I got a nice piece of wool for a good price. I'm going to finish it into a blanket this winter.IIRC, Woolrich Woolen Mills has been facing some significant financial troubles over the past few years. I believe they've laid of considerable staff and don't really produce much fabric in the U.S. anymore. They used to be a significantly supplier of fabric to a few garment manufacturers here in the U.S. but those manufacturers (Southwick/Brooks Brothers, Hertling, Filson, New England Shirt Company, Gitman, etc.) have fallen on hard times and now produce fewer clothes in the U.S. and/or have declared bankruptcy.
Brands like Woolrich and Pendleton had a mild resurgence about a decade ago when the workwear and Americana aesthetic was really booming. But as that look trickled down to more brands, fast fashion companies began looking overseas for cheaper manufacturing, which flooded the market hurting domestic producers and of course fashion changes (style, on the other hand is forever! ) so demand has fallen for the look and type of materials that brands like Woolrich supply. And American companies that would have used fabric from Woolrich in the past are probably less likely to now that they can source comparable fabrics from China or India or Portugal.
A friend of mine runs a custom clothing brand and most of her stuff is manufactured in the U.S. She moved the bulk of her cutting and sewing operations from NYC out to SoCal a few years ago because the costs were much less. She tries to source as much of her fabrics in the U.S. as possible but with the closure of Southwick and the winding down of operations from Woolrich, that has become increasingly difficult.
Those American manufacturers will probably keep producing socks and blankets here because those are cheap and easy to do with a lot of automation but the profit margins on those are considerably less than when get from selling a few hundred yards of "higher-end" fabric to a sewing house or when they do actual garment manufacturing for a pair of trousers, an overshirt, or a skirt or jacket in-house.
One saving grace for companies like Woolrich is that I have to imagine demand for more business professional clothing has fallen significantly during the pandemic and maybe the more casual workwear style (that works so well with fabrics from Woolrich) will make a resurgence in menswear. Another friend runs a high-end boutique. He doesn't sell his own stuff but carries a lot of Japanese, Italian, and American designers. He's quickly shifted away from tailored clothing and towards more casual stuff since the start of the spring. Dress shirts, $200 neckties, and $2,500 hopsack sportcoats and worsted wool suits used to make up a huge portion of his revenue. Now he can barely move them even at significant discounts yet he quickly sells out of sweatshirts and trousers with drawstrings that have equally stupid prices.
This is pretty cool. A sculpture that's a plastic recycling collection point:
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Goby The Fish just one of the sculptures of fish that you 'feed' with your waste plastic - raising awareness and keeping plastic out of our oceans.plasticgeneration.com
Wow, I would buy the house for that room alone!Unimaginative architect.
Clicked on this listing though and they have an awesome bar room in the house. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/217-Rolling-Fork-Ct-Nashville-TN-37205/41154291_zpid/
I can't believe how much of my life I lived not knowing about scali bread. My wife's relatives from Lynn etc. would bring it down to the Cape for us when we lived there. We used to just stand around in the kitchen toasting and buttering slice after slice..I try to do a 12 hour fast from dinner to breakfast so I end up eating breakfast when I get to work so today's toasted locally made scali with peanut butter on it is decidedly delish
The guy that lives there is compensating for......something.
When I lived in Missoula, lunch break on Wednesdays coincided with fresh baguette day at Le Petit Outre- my wife and I would walk home together for lunch (ahh, walkable downtowns!) and eat one, buttered and still warm from the oven, before heading back to work to fight off carb-induced sleepiness.Equal to fresh scali bread -
Portuguese bakery rolls from the Ironbound section of Newark
In the SF bay area - fresh sourdough bread
Can I get scali bread without sesame seeds? Or is that sacrilege?I can't believe how much of my life I lived not knowing about scali bread. My wife's relatives from Lynn etc. would bring it down to the Cape for us when we lived there. We used to just stand around in the kitchen toasting and buttering slice after slice..
Total bill: $66 for all three dogs. I'm happier.So last night as I was about to leave for my bicycle ride, I noticed one of our dogs had a plastic bag. I got it from her and it was from RAT POISON. At first I dismissed it, thinking the empty bag just blew into the yard, and I still think that's what happened, but I realized I didn't know that for sure. So I called the hotline on the bag and they said it's a slow-acting anti-coagulant. So if the dog did eat it, it wouldn't show symptoms for about 5 days. They said to induce vomiting with peroxide.... we decided to do it to all three dogs because we didn't know if the other two had any or not. The hotline said to get Vitamin K1 from the vet in the morning. So we call the vet and they said they don't do K1, have to go to the emergency vet. I call them, and they say they will charge $120 PER DOG to examine them before giving the prescription.
My son took them over and the vet just called: They called our vet and they said our vet could write the script which will save us a good chunk of money.
So now we're working through the details. All because (I think) a scrap of plastic blew into our yard.
dernI'm sorry but in these exciting days of COVID I cannot in good conscience allow that sort of disregard for social distancing to occur via this forum. Please think of the rest of us.
you can get Portugese rolls in Hannaford and if you are in Portland, I think you can get them in Trader JoesWhen I lived in Missoula, lunch break on Wednesdays coincided with fresh baguette day at Le Petit Outre- my wife and I would walk home together for lunch (ahh, walkable downtowns!) and eat one, buttered and still warm from the oven, before heading back to work to fight off carb-induced sleepiness.
I'm too far north in New England now for a good Portuguese bakery, but I sure miss those too. There's a place (more of a diner) in Provincetown right across from where you reserve whale watch tickets that does a egg, cheese, and linguica sandwich on a Portuguese sweet roll that will stick to your ribs and keep you warm throughout the three-hour boat ride!
no, and don't ask that againCan I get scali bread without sesame seeds? Or is that sacrilege?
Yeah, got to love the Viking genes. My legs are so pale white, they don't tan, they don't burn, nothing. My arms, my head, my neck, you could use a stop watch so see how fast I burn. Then, it's burn, peel, burn, peel, freckle. My tan is more like the freckles just kinda grow together.I'm Scandihoovian and can get sun burned indoors. I wear a ball cap outdoors, pretty much always.