Thursday, April 27, 2006

Shopping From the Past: Hunting World Catalogue: 1968



I'm sitting down to place an order from a Hunting World catalogue circa 1968. Hunting World is probably my all time favorite mail order outfit of yore (though it continues today under different ownership w/a heavily Japanese following)(see: http://www.huntingworld.co.jp). The '68 cataloge includes everything for the upscale/urban Safari lifestyle from zebra skin magazine caddies to springbok hassocks to Danish chromed "supercube" furniture (avaialable w/genuine zebra tops). Not one to decorate with animal skins--I'm primarily interested in purchasing items from Hunting World's line of outdoor clothing and luggage, namely Kalahari culottes and a rubber lined british game bag. Fortunately, they take payment by telegram.

12 comments:

MM said...

don't you already have 5 of those bags? i am intrigued by the danish chrome supercube furniture.

Lesli L said...

Yes. I've purchased one per decade for the last forty years.

devinemom said...

place an order for me as well. gone are the days of seeing these fine bags walk through the lab each day.

Deepfry said...

ooh, the conway connection is beautiful!!

l'il hateful said...

those are some saucy culottes. there must be a way to get a pair. what? no PayPal in 1968? why? why? why?

MM said...

i love safari-leisure wear as much as the next guy but i'm bored of this page in the catalogue and have been eagerly awaiting a new blog entry.

Lesli L said...

ok ok. i'm landlocked in another state without access to spy shots of my next feature on kitchen sink sponges. guess i better bring out japanese filson, round II.

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Sandy said...

JL- I have a new Hunting World bag that I purchased in the orient and which I do not use. If anyone is interested please contact me.
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It is a good size for traveling but unfortunately I'm not doing much of that these days..

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