Edition 033. The Yosemite Shirt.
There is new school and old school. Both have their time and place depending on the activity. I’ve always been one to subscribe to both schools of thought because of it.
The shirts this week speak to just about everyone. It is sewed up in an organic cotton chamois so damn soft and warm you could wear it as a blanket on those cold nights in the Yosemite Valley.
On the other side of the coin it is well tailored and looks just as good in the city under a blazer as it does keeping you warm.
We produced it in four different colors that makes it hard to decide whether you should get just one. In no particular order we have Red Chamois, River Blue Chamois, Navy Chamois and Hunter Green Chamois.
This particular shirt is held near and dear as it was collaboratively designed with two very close friends of ours, Mr. Max Wastler and Mr. Joe Gannon who have recently formed Buckshot Sonny’s as a tribute to their respective grandfathers. I’ve chased pizza down 5th Avenue with them at unspeakable hours and shared uncontrollable laughter with them in many places across this great country of ours.
We all shared a bond with Yosemite for one reason or another. Max will tell you his story in a post tomorrow about his most favorite family vacation and a tribute to some of the fellas that championed the Yosemite Valley.
For myself, Yosemite was a partial reason to move to San Francisco. You see Ansel Adams pictures and hear the stories of Yvon Chouinard and his buds championing the valley and climbing routes with gear they machined themselves.
I’ve spent night where we were almost the only ones in the valley post labor day when all the crowds have gone and the temperatures dip well below freezing at night. Climbing, fishing and hiking just a mere two and a half to three hours outside of San Francisco.
Speaking with a close buddy, he told me a story about hiking in to catch 15-20 trout on a dry fly one day late in the fall with nothing but him and his pup. For the lucky few life doesn’t get much better than that.
We truly hope you enjoy these shirts and that this resonates in a very real way as it does for us.