Thursday, December 22, 2011


Not really doing much here these days.  I'm feeling more feedback from Tumblr and I'm starting a little twitter feed.  Check it out:!/Thornproofblog

Merry Xmas

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Barbour by David Wood

Portland, ME knows how to rock.  Barbour by David Wood and Portland Drygoods are two outstanding stores.  Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.  While I was trying on a 75th Anniversary Barbour International, a customer came in wearing a 1953(?) Belstaff Trailmaster, which is always a good sign that you're in the right place.  Props to Dustin and Kazeem, I spent so long talking to them, I got a parking ticket and didn't even care.  Word.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Also on Tumblr

I've been experimenting with Tumblr and have found it pretty cool.  I'm going to post on both blogs for a while and see how it goes.  There's more stuff here, but there's other stuff there.  Hmm...  Check it out:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Working Clothes

A nice article from The Field, December 1994.  I can't recall where I picked this up.  Read and enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Barbour Boys

Our Culture is a very cool blog written by a group of Scandinavian friends.  You need to look at it now.

They asked to use a couple of my scans and I, of course, was happy to oblige.  Cheers!

Ton Up Classics

I found a very cool blog- Ton Up Classics.  They have a bit of everything I like:  old pictures, old advertising and Triumph restorations.  Here's a link to the blog:

Friday, April 8, 2011

Beacon Oilskins Ad 1917

Beacon Oilskins Ad 1917 by Thornproof
Beacon Oilskins Ad 1917, a photo by Thornproof on Flickr.
This is my oldest piece and it's actually in the best shape of all my ephemera. Cheers!

Barbour Catalogue 1961- Fabric Swatch

Barbour Catalogue 1962 37 by Thornproof
Barbour Catalogue 1962 37, a photo by Thornproof on Flickr.
Fabric samples with the catalogue. Nice.

Barbour Catalogue 1961 Autumn

Barbour Catalogue 1962 1 by Thornproof
Barbour Catalogue 1962 1, a photo by Thornproof on Flickr.
Barbour Catalogue from 1961. Can you dig it? I knew that you could. Full catalogue scans at the Flickr page. Enjoy.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Barbour Pamphlet from a Repair Kit

The Man Who Knows 0

The Man Who Knows 1

The Man Who Knows 2

The Man Who Knows 3

The Man Who Knows 4

The Man Who Knows 5

The Man Who Knows 6

This pamphlet came out of an old repair kit. It's quite long and the pictures overlapped the folds, so I scanned part of the pamphlet and then slid it over a little to get the rest of the picture.


Sunday, March 13, 2011


I posted an iPhone picture of this full page ad last month. Here's a higher quality scan for ya. Suitable for framing. Yes, I have it framed in my house. Big shout out to my fellow Barbourman, Gordon, for this picture. No date on the page, but it's from Bike magazine some time in the late 70's to the early 80's. Enjoy!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Barbour Catalogue 1953

Barbour Catalogue 1953. You know you want it.

Barbour 1953 Catalogue

Barbour 1953 Catalogue 1

Barbour 1953 Catalogue 3

Barbour 1953 Catalogue 25

32 scans for you to enjoy. Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Early 1990s Barbour Catalogue Supplement

Barbour Supplement 1990s

Barbour Supplement 1990s 1

Barbour Supplement 1990s 2

Barbour Supplement 1990s 3

Barbour Supplement 1990s 4

Barbour Supplement 1990s 5

Barbour Supplement 1990s 6

Barbour Supplement 1990s 7

This is a great little booklet that came with a catalogue from the early 1990s. Please see the higher resolution scans on my Flickr page, since the type on the originals was difficult to read without a magnifying glass. Seriously. I like the side by side comparisons of the various styles of jacket. It gives you a good idea of the differences between the jackets.