17 January 2012

Manhattan Morning Commute

Ranger Boat to Statue of Liberty, NYC, Winter 1985

17 comments:

Brohammas said...

So you are trying to prove yourself as the true originator of the NYC lumberjack look Mr. Adams?

tintin said...

Bro- It was the '80s. I was a park ranger. Do the math.

Anonymous said...

Damn haunting photo, mmh. I bet you still have that jacket, it's a beaut.

-Flo

Brohammas said...

O I wasn't complaining, I was just sayin'.

longwing said...

Nice picture. Nice duffel coat. Is that a detachable hood I see? I would be very happy to detach mine for good. It's pretty useless.

Kathy said...

Kind of nostalgic with the towers in the background.

Giuseppe said...

well curated authentic heritage Americana at it's best. For a while, I was beginning to think the hipsters had even invented beards. Thanks for dispelling that myth, too.

Anonymous said...

Horn toggle duffel - an absolute timeless classic. Wear one and you are never, ever cold. Attach or detach the hood. Didn't you once post a shot of Trevor Howard wearing one in The Third Man?

-DB

Main Line Sportsman said...

Damn nice duffel coat....do you still have it?

Alice Olive said...

I don't think I have any shots of me accompanied by my nation's flag. I should probably do something about that.

Kionon said...

Quite nifty there, Tintin. I have pictures of me in 1985, but I was quite a bit smaller then...

Anonymous said...

Great coat...had one in high school, circa 1966. My mother bought it at Macy's and I wore it through hs and college and beyond. It was only after I, cough, cough gained a few pounds and it no longer fit that I donated it.

gentleman mac said...

So what I hear G saying is that perhaps tintin was/is the original hipster?

The Glengarry Sporting Club said...

Most days I'm just trying to feel the way you look in this photo.

greatzamboni said...

wait- an 80s pic that still looks passably cool today?? no fair!

Trailer Trad said...

Ah, the Gloverall Toggle. I had that exact coat but, unfortunately, I set it down one day and, ZOINK, it was gone. -Guess someone else appreciated it as much as I did.

tintin said...

Flo- If I did, and I don't, I wouldn't be able to get my fat butt in it.

Bro - You're always complaining.

Lwing- Hood did not detach. Brooksgate coat. Cheaper than Brooks Brothers but still UK made (I think). Not many options and no lining. The BB version had a detachable hood with tartan lining.

Kathy- It is.

Giusseppe- "well curated authentic heritage Americana at it's best." You working for GQ?

DB- You remembered! http://thetrad.blogspot.com/2009/12/ww-ii-duffle-coat.html

Main Line- Long gone. I'd say 40 pounds ago.

Alice- Your country has a flag?

Kionon- Ultrasound?

Anon- Cough, cough. I hear ya.

gent mac- Who knows what G is saying. I don't think G knows what he's saying.

Glengarry Sporting Club- I remember exactly how I was feeling that morning. Cold, horny and poor. Some things never change.

zambo- The good stuff never gets old. Just the people wearing it.

Trailer Trad- Ouch. Get another one. Go on ebay UK and do a search for WWII vintage. Cheap but the shipping is pricey.