Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Shopping From Frank Leder

by Tom Bonamici

Of course we're all about shopping from the past, but the magic happens when an opportunity comes around to shop successfully from the present. Somewhere in between Danny, Champion of the World, Lady Chatterley's Lover and The Rules of the Game, I became entranced with the conflict of the gamekeeper and the poacher.


Ever since it came online, I've been totally stuck on Frank Leder's POACHERS series. He's really killing it with some of the details in this collection. Check out POACHERS at his splash page, but make sure to get into the archives, too. Hinterland: Fleisch and Hinterland: Vagabund are some of my favorites, but honestly, it's all good.



There's so much hunting clothing in the city that it's refreshing to take inspiration from the poachers, who wear their city clothing in the country. When the apocalypse comes, we'll no doubt have forgotten our Tin Cloth and Bean Boots at home. So join the Archival Clothing team on the south side of Eugene's Spencer's Butte: we'll be the people bagging deer while clad in tattered tweeds and leaky brogues.

4 comments:

reverend dick said...

Good one.

abberdab said...

What a wonderful eye this fellow has. Thanks for sharing it! I love it when a vintage/timeless sensibility is infused so seamlessly into modern work. The choice of settings (outdoors, or inside with little evidence of modern tech) does a lot of the heavy lifting, too.

R said...

The styling/shots easily constitute crimes against fashion....can't see the clothes for the haircuts etc.

Nee said...

Excellent. Must say, the butcher trumps all.