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« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2023, 03:27:10 PM »
Standfield's makes the white wool underwear for going to town in, and the grey heavy kind for work'n in. I Have some of the heavy stuff I bought almost 30 years ago still in use. I have 2 sets unopened on reserve. I have 2 sets of the white unopened, and one I use on cold winter days going to town in an 18 year old car. Never know. ;D

Forgot to mention my wool cap with shearling wool ear tabs, 'trucker cap'.  Crown Cap makes them on order. The real thing, not fake stuff. ;D Winnipeg, Manitoba company.
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« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2023, 10:25:40 PM »
Pendleton is one of my favorites. Happened to be wearing a wool shirt as I read this. Used to travel for work and would stop and visit thrift stores. Have about 6 Pendletonís all purchased $6 or underÖ a couple like new. Imagine that some one died and their unappreciative heirs brought all their old junk to St vinnys. When I die there will be plenty of old junk but the Pendletonís will be wore out! 
Knowing a bit about weaving, Iím very impressed by the coat swamp donkey!

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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2023, 11:45:29 PM »
Made in Italy and high end! Sometimes it doesnít pay to be tight!!! Iíve been looking at EBay on different wool garments and I really messed up on this coat I wanted!! The lady didnít have a best offer on this Vintage Beretta wool coat so I sent a message that I would buy it for 110 bucks. When I should have and almost paid the full price. This coat was very high end in itís day! Probably around 800-1,500 years ago. By the time I sent the message in less than 24 hrs it was gone! Everything the lady carried was ultra high end garments. But she was really off on the price on this full wool coat thatís like new and not a blend. Iím still furious I didnít buy it!!!  


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« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2023, 08:08:21 AM »
You probably didnít know this you axe lovers. The same company that makes the finest wool under garments Woolpower also makes the finest axes


https://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/sister-companies/

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« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2023, 07:31:03 PM »
    Someone mentioned King of The Mountain. I bought a railroader hat from them at a show in Richmond.At the time they custom made everything. Best hat I ever had. Wore it for 10 or 12 winters. It almost was see through. On my third and probably last now.

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« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2023, 01:50:03 AM »
One of my Pendeltons, made in Mexico now.





One of my Vyellas, this is a cotton and wool blend. Made in Canada.





Woolrich I think is gone now, it went to China and India. The quality went into the gutter is why they failed. I've seen their stuff in late years. Pass. In my grandparents day it was a quality manufacturer. I do have a pair of their wool pants of quality, it's not from Asia either. :D
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« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2023, 01:58:53 AM »
My Johnson wool coat made in Vermont, USA. It's a Oct-Dec fall coat, not real cold weather. ;)



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« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2023, 02:30:52 AM »
Thanks for sharing! Very nice looking!!

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« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2023, 06:59:01 AM »
Beautiful jacket. I am an unlucky one that can't wear wool. If it touches my skin for some reason I break out in a rash almost like poison ivy. I don't  think it's an allergy because they are caused by breathing in allergens but just a skin reaction from the fibers. I was always cold when I was young because there weren't good alternatives back then.
I dont get a reaction but bare wool is uncomfortable.   I wear a Tshirt under my Dale of Norway sweater which is getting close to 30 years old

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« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2023, 08:01:50 AM »
There are many types, grades and weaves of wool from silky smooth you wouldnít even guess itís wool to sandpaper type

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« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2023, 11:16:04 AM »
Pike Bro. (Very hip(ster) sells a CPO wool shirt - made in Portugal that's the thickest, most corse material I've seen outside of old military. It's my shirt for through winter. It has a tab closure at the collar, a small but appreciated feature.
Hjartum yxa, nothing less than breitbeil/bandhacke combo.


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