The Field House
There are many ways men emulate their grandfathers, whether it's a post-dinner Scotch, or getting steamrolled by the greatest market collapse in history. You're my hero, gramps! Helping you emulate granddad's wardrobe, The Field House
From the woman behind men's shop Blackbird, this bare-bones, concrete-floored mercantile employs make-shift plywood shelves, a stripped metal day bed, apple baskets and steamer trunks to present stalwart gear and other goods from longstanding American brands, an idea inspired by fond memories of her grandparents' wardrobe -- apparently the only such wardrobe ever not to devolve into polyester track suits and Life Alert pendants. Wearable Americana comes from the likes of Seattle's Klondike Gold Rush-era Filson, which specializes in durable rugged outerwear, and the 178-year-old Woolrich, still selling the same quality wool and flannel duds your great-great wore; meanwhile, seemingly vintage selvage denim, native inspired wool jackets, and soft brushed cotton flannel can be had from Ralph Lauren's Western inspired line Double RL, which, given Ralph's gnomish stature, actually = a medium. The rest of the wares include Red Wing boots (first pair sold in 1905, for $1.75), shoe polish and brushes from Alden (est. 1884), luxurious natural leather bags by Moore & Giles (1933), and intricately patterned native blankets from Portland's Pendleton, still family-owned after 140yrs, because the family that lays together...stays together
Because well-dressed people have to eat too, Field's also carrying the unbreakable 1913 steel thermos from Seattle-owned Stanley, as well as their equally tough lunchboxes, and they'll even sell you dietary staples like milk and eggs -- though to truly emulate granddad, you should skip the eggs, and eat the boot leather.