It's been said that the days of yore were a time when men were men, but if that's true then how come every time they got their hands on some beaver they just made a hat out of it? For gear none-the-less inspired by a now-unachievable level of masculinity: Taylor Supply
Paying homage to the era between the 1920's and 1950's -- a time of "rugged individualism, industrial innovation, and entrepreneurship" --TM's locally produced by a native son to maintain a level of quality "lacking in today's fashion market", and appropriately takes its name from the founders great-great-grandfather, who made great great grand cabinets. The Fall drop's true highlight is outerwear, including
The CPO, a classic, matte-fuzz button-up made from 8oz black wool, with exposed placket seams and gusseted chest pockets lined with twill corduroy, though if that was all that was lining your pockets in the 1920s, ruffians would have called you poor-duroy! It was a bad decade for ruffians
The City Rider, a Fall-friendly, red, waxed cotton piece rocking a contrasting brown corduroy collar, a "super soft" Japanese cotton lining, and four front snap-up pockets that look like envelopes, though you'll only fill them with tickets to Anthrax
The Hill Climber, made of heavier-duty, black, waxed cotton canvas, and donning a plaid lining, cold-deflecting pop-up collar, and wool-lined cuffs, about the only time you can wear lined cuffs and still have a jacket on
They've also got a series of light weight b-downs like the cream-colored, cotton twill Tradesman (reinforced elbow patches, curved back yoke) and "extra rugged" flannels including the double breast pocketed Black Hawk, something men didn't know how to take down until 2001.