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Wants & Desires | Shopping Orvis

Sep 18th, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized, Wants & Desires | by Michael Williams

Since we are riffing on the arrival of autumn weather, what store could be better to highlight than the perennial fall favorite, Orvis. The hook and bullet shop has a pretty awesome line-up for fall including some tasty Alden boots, loads of Barbour and all of the waspy staples that one would ever need. When I worked in Midtown (Manhattan), I would sneak away and waste all sorts of time at the Orvis outpost on Fifth Avenue. I love the idea of being in a massive city and looking at fly fishing accoutrements and other assorted man-gear. Some of my favorite items below.

Alden Aviator boot


Barbour Border Jacket in navy


Braided hoof pick belts


Barbour zip-in tartan plaid lined vest


Le Chameau leather-lined men’s Chasseur


Barbour wool 6-pocket Revere jacket.


Red Wing Cannon Valley boot


Col. Littleton men’s leather shave kit


Viyella shirts


Cotton and canvas Briar pants


Comments: 24

24 Comments to “Wants & Desires | Shopping Orvis”

  1. Sammy
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 2:11 PM

    The Barbour coat and vest, briar pants, and rubber boots are very much in the upland tradition. Are you a bird hunter? The season is just about to start off (it did if you count dove). If you are ever in the Sacramento area during the fall, look me up and I will take you out on a pheasant hunt.

  2. Jedd Rose
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 2:29 PM

    Those hoof pick belts are the perfect storm. Real solid.

  3. DAM
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 2:47 PM

    “hook and bullet shop” – Love that.
    Boots, Pants, Belt – Covet.

  4. Matt
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 2:59 PM

    Those Red Wing Cannon Valley boots look suspiciously like the Iron Rangers…wink, wink.

  5. B.deR. West
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 3:22 PM

    As an owner of the Col. Littleton shave kit, I must advise against it. The rolling nature of the kit makes for unnecessary bulk while packing. Otherwise, great stuff! Love that Barbour.

  6. Ryan Shadrin
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 3:49 PM

    Thanks for the kind words about Orvis — I am the new director of menswear for the company, and a big fan of ACL. The fall collection is my first, so I’m very excited (and pleased you took note, as well.)

  7. DW95MVP
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 3:56 PM

    Do you know if clothes at Orvis run large due to their outdoor nature?

  8. james/10engines
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 4:17 PM

    dying for Orvis to bust out a little bit. to hark back to the recent Levis post, Orvis must have a wealth of historical data to mine (much like LLBean). look forward to any developments from Ryan and co.

  9. Alex
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 4:33 PM

    Very nice, there’s an Orvis store 8 seconds from where I am right now. Might walk over there right now….

  10. rpbharvey
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 5:58 PM

    Trips to the city (Philadelphia) while growing up were often sweetened by getting to select a few flies in the Orvis shop, great store!

  11. Stephanie
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 7:44 PM

    My dad is an avid fly-fisherman, and he swears by many things Orvis. One of the first things I ever permanently “borrowed” of his was an Orvis field jacket. I wore it to bits. Through the years, he’s had good luck turning up some classic pieces at their outlet stores, too.

    And I agree – I would love a peek into their archives.

  12. Robert
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 7:58 PM

    I like the look of Orvis stuff, but I’ve never seen anything on their Web site in size small. Everything I look at starts at size Medium. Am I just looking at the wrong stuff, or do they overlook smaller men?

  13. angelo
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 9:03 PM

    Has there been a post about what we can expect from the ACL Shop?

  14. singingwater
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 9:15 PM

    I guess these are on the list for Santa?

  15. Beefeater
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 9:49 PM

    I purhased an Orvis Highland Tweed, 3/2 roll, that is abosolutely great. Can’t wait to wear it this fall.

  16. Andrea
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 10:46 PM

    When I was a small child we once drove by the Orvis store in Manchester VT and I remember being impressed by the folks trying out the fly rods in the little pond next to the store. No idea if they’re still in the same location.

  17. dan
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 1:52 AM

    Does Orvis take Icebreaker or Ibex wool garments and relabel them as their own?

  18. J
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 7:13 AM

    Orvis are nice, but these are much better: http://esquivelshoes.com/

    They can also do it custom for the same price as that Orvis boot.

  19. ad ease
    on Sep 20th, 2009
    @ 4:10 PM

    Just checked out Orvis’ footwear selection. Pretty extensive. I had no clue. I saw a lot of tasty boots. Might have to pick up the Alden Aviator.

  20. gl
    on Sep 21st, 2009
    @ 11:03 AM

    Andrea, I live about 3 minutes from Orvis in Manchester VT and I can happily tell you that the flagship store and the ponds are all still there. Orvis is one of Manchester’s big draws and it’s not only a great company it’s also a great community-minded neighbor.

  21. Aaron
    on Sep 21st, 2009
    @ 10:35 PM

    That hoof pick belt really caught my eye. It looked so good I went over to the Orvis site for a look, my first in a couple of years. I’ll have to drop in their store here in San Francisco and see what else they’ve got.

  22. JP
    on Sep 23rd, 2009
    @ 10:16 AM

    I have driven by an Orvis store for the last 4 years and had no idea there were such cool things inside. I plan to stop in and check it out.

  23. John
    on Sep 30th, 2009
    @ 10:50 PM

    The Orvis store near me is kind of a Bait and tackle type of operation and they don’t carry anything eastheticaly pleasing….They had the Barbour coats though, very nice and pretty expensive. Let’s see if Urban Outfitters makes a cheaper version next season!

  24. Matt
    on Nov 27th, 2009
    @ 7:48 PM

    I had a fairly amicable divorce…until possession of the Barbour Bedale jacket came up! She lets me borrow it on occasion. Ye gods…how could I divorce a woman who loves to wear that jacket?