Thursday, December 18, 2008

Shopping from February 1976: Rollei pocket cameras, alpine hiking boots, Woolrich clothing, Billy Buck sweaters, X-C chic and sew-it yourself anoraks

















From Backpacker Magazine, February 1976.  Some images from later issues.

Full text versions of Backpacker Magazine availabe from Google Magazine Archives.

A few more screen shots of ad content in this (updating) flickr set.

7 comments:

RS said...

I just got a bunch of deadstock late 70's Frostline Kits, sew it yourself goosedown vests/jackets from ebay...next a sewing machine-nice post.

Elizabeth said...

I'm pretty sure I own one of these sew-it-yourself vests, found in a thrift store in Colorado. Forest green with leather patches on the shoulders.

alford said...

Thanks for all the amazing posts! But where are the anoraks?

Solomander said...

I had a pair of Raichle hiking boots that I bought in about 1978 at Paragon Sports in New York. Never realized their potential as I was living in Manhattan.

diplomatica said...

I coveted those leather Raichle boots as a child. I dreamed they'd be my first pair. Unfortunately, I got Raichle cloth ones. They did last forever, but the color scheme was tragic.

Lesli Larson said...

Somewhat like Diplomatica, I aspired to full leather hiking boots for summer camp but ended up with Nike brand, rainbow flair, 80s-eram "going outside" boots. Where have all the vintage Danner and Raichle boots gone?

And perhaps it's time to revive sew it yourself kits as a form of home commerce for those of us who do not knit.

Foster said...

amazing post!