Just caught up on this thread. To tack on to what Leslie Tomville said, I have to agree that there some wild misconceptions about the folks at GEC.
Once upon a time in an empty barroom in Titusville, a strange twist of fate placed Bill Howard and I at a table with a pitcher of beer between us...
Vests are fairly popular where I live. I pretty much live in a sherpa lined Carhartt vest for three seasons, you see plenty of those up here in rural OH. It'll keep you warm enough outside but you don't have to take it off indoors. Extra pockets are a huge plus of course. I've been known to clip...
Will, that 83 is one of the finest examples of GEC's shielded stag I've seen.
This thread is driving me nuts. I keep going back and forth on my top five. I've done one photo shoot already for a post but I believe I'll scrap it. It's so hard to choose just five.
I said fashionable. I am aware of how old the pattern is. Many traditional patterns are old and many are popular. Barlows however are fashionable.
Barlows are so fashionable that they changed the lexicon. Any straight jack is a Barlow to a good many folks now, before long anything vaguely...
Yeah I'm right there with you. I keep trying them and I keep letting them go. I really don't like the way the long straight bolster feels in hand either.
I think they became fashionable because they're of particular interest to a couple of upstanding porch members.