Thank you all very much for your kind and encouraging comments and feedback about PASSAGE 88. I’m glad that you liked the necklaces and it’s been wonderful seeing the orders arrive! I’m excited to show you more of what I’ve been working on (though it’ll be a little while)…and, as always, I welcome any additional questions or comments, on the necklaces and/or any future products.
1. I get asked quite often about my favorite utility/field jackets, and I almost always recommended Barbour. They make jackets that will last you for years and years and won’t look trendy. I bought my first one five or six years ago and have a few (and picked out a few for Mr. Feather, too) so can share my experiences.
Barbour has lots of different styles (you can see the range here), but if I had to pick a favorite, it’d be the Waxed Utility jacket above. It’s made out of the classic Barbour waxed cotton material which is so handy in rainy weather. Not only does it keep the water off, I also feel like it repels the wind somewhat. And, I like the plaid lining both for its aesthetics, and also because it’s nice and cozy. Finally, this particular jacket doesn’t have a belt, which I always find to be a fussy detail. I have one Barbour jacket with a belt and it’s always coming undone!
That being said – some things to keep in mind. Not everybody likes the waxed cotton – there is a “stiffness” to it, so if you don’t like that, you might try the Beadnell. It won’t keep you as warm as the Waxed Utility, but because it doesn’t have all the details and lining, it’s also half the price. And still has that cozy corduroy collar. Continue Reading