Archive for January, 2018

Shaggy Shetlands on Sale

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If I know one thing about trads it is that they like a deal. It probably has something to do with its northeast beginnings and Yankee frugality. Combined that with the fact that a current shaggy dog from J.Press costs $245 and its no surprise that we are always on the hunt for a bargain for a shaggy Shetland. Today you are in luck as I have a Shetland steal to share.

Unionmade currently has their Harley of Scotland Shaggy Shetlands on sale for $115. This is very close to the number I always here trads throw out (under $100). I have both a Harley of Scotland brushed Shetland and a Shaggy Dog. The Shaggy dog is much thicker and heavier than the Harley so much thicker that the Shaggy dog is challenging to wear indoors. The Harley feels a little more delicate than some Shetlands which I think has to do with the fact that they use less ply’s. All in all I think this is a great bargain and wear mine far more often than my Shaggy dog. Sizes and colors are limited so if you are interested do not wait. Shop here: Harley of Scotland for Unionmade

Harley of Scotland for Unionmade - Shetland Shaggy Crew Neck Sweater in Iron Rust

Harley of Scotland for Unionmade - Shetland Shaggy Crew Neck Sweater in Jade

Harley of Scotland for Unionmade - Shetland Shaggy Crew Neck Sweater in Marble Gemstone

Harley of Scotland for Unionmade - Shetland Shaggy Crew Neck Sweater in Putty

 

A Denim Post

Denim Post

I can’t remember the last time that I talked about denim on the blog or if I ever even have. I think that pretty well illustrates where my interest level in denim is…or was as I am almost starting to consider a pair. Let’s talk about it.
ImageBefore all the non-denim readers get too worked up we will examine the facts. I currently do not own a single a pair of jeans. I have worn a pair of jeans once in the last 7 years. I can remember it clearly. It was 6 years ago and I was going hiking. I thought that they would great, but they weren’t. They were uncomfortable (and hot) which is the single biggest reason that I stopped wearing them.
ImageNow that I have said all that let me be clear in that I don’t hate denim. Denim has a place in traditional dress. You will find them in Take Ivy, you used to see them a lot on HTJ blog, and I see a handful of guys pull off trad looks in jeans today like Dallas in the top 2 pics (Check out his Insta for more great style: @getticketsforthedance). For me, I like the idea of having another alternative outside of 5-pocket cords that communicates that I am off work.

I haven’t pulled the trigger on any jeans just yet. I haven’t even rounded up any options. I am however thinking about the type of wash that I want. I am actually leaning towards a lighter pair of jeans over the ubiquitous dark denim that I see everywhere. Time will tell and I will keep all of you in the know.