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Old 05-08-2014, 11:32 PM   #46
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:06 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by k7 View Post

Abercrombie & Fitch (the real Abercrombie & Fitch, not the fucking store in the mall that sells t-shirts) are no longer around.
Not to jack the thread but this made me laugh. My first experience with A&F was about 1980 when I accompanied my friend and his father to the A&F store in Beverly Hills to pick up a pistol. I remember all the taxidermy and high end clothes..real rugged stuff. I think I recall they had a travel agency too that featured big game hunts to Africa and India. When I was told 20 years later that an A&F store existed in my local mall, I thought I would go there to research a firearm purchase. Imagine the surprise of emo kid behind the counter full of skinny jeans when I told him why I was there...

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Old 05-10-2014, 06:09 PM   #48
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In a past life I worked in the woods(geology) for 10+ years. Roy Gfeller Caesemakers in Post Falls, ID made a lot of our gear. Quality durable stuff. The belt I had finally wore thin at the bend where the buckle attaches but it took 20 plus years and I only need one belt so wore it every day for everything. I think Roy died in the 80's and his daughter/kids(?) kept the business going but moved the shop to Boise? Should still be around somewhere. Google Gfeller Casemakers.

I have a belt and briefcase from Gfeller. They use vegetable tanned leather from Hermann Oak Tannery in St Louis. The leather starts a light tan and takes on a deep reddish/brown as it ages.
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