Like some iron-fired, steel-wool, cut-oat-eating farrier taking the slow train from Hibbing to the Cities, the so-called “heritage” fashion movement arrived without a ticket home. Rough-hewed brands like Filson and Patagonia enjoy continued popularity among the hipster and hunter/fisher sets alike. At its heart, heritage serves both function and style, whether you’re hunting amongst the bracken or the kale.
Our model Andrew Joyer, a real-life bachelor farmer, tends to crops by day at Waldoch Farm in Lino Lakes, and wears his Red Wing boots on and off the field. Accordingly, we outfitted him in hardy looks from Twin Cities retailers and American-made brands that look as good on the street as in the Great Outdoors.
“Gilgamesh spies the mountain for Humbaba. But remains undaunted. The swing of his hatchet has lofted many a foe’s head. Or severed snarly straps holding together juice-packs. His blood lust shall not be slaked.”
“Day 14. Bourbon running low. Faint radio pulses in and out like the vital signals of a near-cadaver, stretched out on a pale cot. His blanket holds him warm at night. His knife, held between gritted teeth.”
Barbour “North Crew” sweater ($329), Levi’s Vintage Clothing “1967 Type III” sherpa trucker jacket ($330) and Left Field NYC “Kerouac” khaki pant ($198), all from BlackBlue. Patagonia “Buckshot” flannel shirt ($79) from Mend Provisions. Shinola “The Runwell Chrono” 47mm watch ($750) from Shinola. Lexon “Mini Dolmen” wood-paneled radio ($80) and kindling end table ($240) from Roam Interiors. Sanborn Canoe Co. green enamel mug ($18) from Askov Finlayson. Sanborn Canoe Co. “Scout” enamel field pot ($32) and Wharncliffe pocket knife ($48) from www.sanborncanoe.com.
Lexon “Mini Dolmen” wood-paneled radio ($80) and kindling end table ($240) from Roam Interiors. Pendleton “5th Ave Glacier Park” wool throw ($149) from Forage Modern Workshop. Leather Works Minnesota leather coasters in chocolate brown ($24 set of four) and Sanborn Canoe Co. green enamel mug ($18) from Askov Finlayson. Sanborn Canoe Co. “Scout” enamel field pot ($32) and Wharncliffe pocket knife ($48) from www.sanborncanoe.com.
Can You Canoe?
“Our old stone savage slings hope across a boreal sky. Man reduced to his primitive state is man sufficient, man unbowed. When elk run wild through Manhattan, you shall hear his barbaric yawp.”
“He entered the woods so that he may truly live. His hands were forged from pleistocenic granite. His thighs, the thick trunk of old-growth pine. His boots, by Red Wing.”
“He suited up in his Patagonia waders, grabbed his trusty R.L. Winston flyrod and headed to the shore. Rations were running low, and sunlight was waning.”
WHERE TO BUY
Askov Finlayson: 200 N. 1st St., Mpls. 612-206-3925. www.askovfinlayson.com.
BlackBlue: 614 Selby Av., St. Paul. 651-260-5340. www.blkblu.com.
Filson: 228 Washington Av. N., Mpls. 612-338-5506. www.filson.com.
Forage Modern Workshop: 4023 E. Lake St., Mpls. 612-886-3603. www.foragemodernworkshop.com.
MartinPatrick3: 212 3rd Av. N., Mpls. 612-746-5329. www.martinpatrick3.com.
Mend Provisions: 2719 E. 42nd St., Mpls. 612-724-4272. www.facebook.com/mendprovisions.
Roam Interiors: 2914 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-377-6465. www.roaminteriors.com.
Shinola: 228 Washington Av. N., Mpls. 612-338-5493. www.shinola.com.
Fashion styling: Jahna Peloquin.
Photography: Carlos Gonzalez.
Art direction: Clare Jensen.
Styling assistant: Trevor Small.
Photo assistant: Tim Ho.
Hair: Anthony Lickteig.
Model: Andrew Joyer.
Location: Camp Tanadoona, Excelsior