Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jon Patrick from The Selvage Yard and his Leather Bag

My mom doesn't hesitate to voice her opinion about my posts and who I link to. She doesn't like some of my photographs of barns, she thinks Michael Williams is a dick and that his blog is over hyped, and she absolutely raves about Jon Patrick's The Selvage Yard. On Friday I met up with JP, as Jon Patrick is known throughout the menswear and blogging world, to interview the fine gentlemen that run design at Rugby for an article in next month's H(Y)R Collective.

JP dressed as you would expect a longtime menswear veteran and dedicated style blogger to, wearing classic staples of American and British fashion. However, his leather bag "really tied the room together" adding context to his dead stock 501's and mackintosh trench.

According to JP, he "found it [the bag] rotting in the basement an old Victorian house of a friend's, probably been there for decades and it was as brittle as an old dinosaur bone. took it home, soaked it in lindseed oil and cleaned it up with mink oil and it's now one of my most valued treasures. Not sure what the initials represent, but I'm intrigued and will never feel complete until I know..."

Meeting someone after reading their blog posts and tweets for months creates a unique sense of familiarity and insight into their thoughts. I had an awesome afternoon with JP and look forward to working with him on a column for the H(Y)R Collective.

Here are some more links,
The Selvage Yard,
Jon Patrick (Twitter).

24 comments:

NSW said...

looks like PAPA, like some old dad, who was gifted the bag for a birthday, or father's day and took it to work everyday maybe? just speculation

james at 10engines said...

brilliant intro hahaha

Foster Huntington said...

haha james do you agree with some things my mom said?
Foster

Enzo AGC said...

JP looks way less like Freddie Miles in these photos than in mine...

theselvedgeyard said...

You're going down Antonio.the

Stephanie said...

your references to moms in this blog are walking on the edge....

Foster Huntington said...

Antonio,
I am glad you spotted JP's similarity to his stunt double, Philip Seymour Hoffman. However, to JP's credit he is much taller and slimmer than the character i fell in love with in the Big Lebowski.
Foster

A TIME TO GET said...

I'm sure the dynamic team-up will be great for H(Y)R, he lucked out with you two. Which one is Batman and which is Robin?

A TIME TO GET said...

Oh, and regards to your mother.

greenjeans said...

Congrats on the h(y)r interview! Looking forward to it. Maybe your mom should guest blog a little

Foster Huntington said...

Nick,
I am pumped for the column, it should be a cool opportunity. I will pass the kind words onto my mom.
Foster

tons of land said...

what kinda boots is JP wearing... any idea? btw, unlike mom i totally dig the barn pics.

Foster Huntington said...

Brett,
Im glad you like the barn photos, mothers arent always right i guess. I just forwarded your comment to JP and i will let you know what i hear or he may just post a comment.
Foster

theselvedgeyard said...

The boots are old RL.

Best,

JP

theselvedgeyard said...

the initials are the greek letters E L (upside down V) T A. Anyone know the significance?

authenticness said...

JP, et al.

Looks like you have a Greek postal bag.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenic_Post

Looks great and I am sure it has some stories...

Jeff

p.s. Look forward to reading the Rugby piece!

theselvedgeyard said...

Jeff--

Thanks!

JP

JB said...

Man...JP looks like a cool guy to hang out with. I can only imagine the stories that he can tell. I like his boots also.

Lesli Larson said...

Your mother has not posted on my blog in awhile. I hope I'm still in good standing.

Foster Huntington said...

Lesli,
My mom loves you and your blog.
Foster

Lesli Larson said...

That's a relief. I'm still waiting for a guest blog entry from her... And I hope her bicycle has rolled out of the garage once or twice.

Congrats on senior status.

theselvedgeyard said...

SELVEDGE. Your as bad as OTC.

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