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The Classic Parka

Sierra Designs

The Sierra Designs 60/40 parka has been kicking around the classic menswear scene for a while now, but it’s still one of the best pieces of warm-weather raingear out there. And since it’s also been more than a little hard to find over the years, we’re happy to find a place that actually has it in stock.

It’s the original version of all those synthetic shells you’ll find littering the Pacific Northwest. The padding is enough to see you through the Northern California equivalent of winter—which, for September, is about all you need. And if you’re looking for something with a slightly more international spin, Apolis’ khaki-clad version will be shipping in just two weeks.

Vintage Britney Is Encouraging Patriotism

Britney USA

The Origin of the Parka: Secret Forts shows Sierra Designs some love. [Secret Forts]

Boot Up: A fond farewell to the inventor of the desert boot, Nathan Clark (as in Clark’s). [WWD]

Get Terse: A short-sentenced appreciation of Papa Hemingway, in honor of the 50th anniversary of his death. [Open Culture]

Made in New Jersey: A new crop of homegrown goods from Archival Clothing, including some NJ-made madras shirts. [Archival Clothing]

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