My good friend Nick and his lovely girlfriend Emily recently moved across the globe to Australia, so, it was a very nice surprise to wake up to an email from Nick the other morning with some accounts of things he’s found whilst digging about on the other side of the world….
AUSTRALIAN ARMY ISSUE BOONIE HAT .
“On my second day since emigrating to Australia, I was walking through the city center, and stumbled upon an old army supply store. I was after a fisherman bucket style hat since before I left England to shade my fair complexion, but didn’t manage to find one I liked enough. This store was pretty terrible, and run people that lived up to every negative Australian stereotype you can think of. When I asked if there was a mirror as I was trying hats on one of them bellowed “We don’t have mirrors here this is a blokes shop!” and the rest followed suit in laughing at me. Most of the hats had huge brims that in my opinion, would look a bit ridiculous worn casually, but I found this one in the bargain bin for $8, around £5. Slightly too small for me, but I liked it enough to buy it anyway.
In order to make it fit I had to undo the back seam, and tacked the band around it down, all be it slightly crudely. Now it fits like a glove. My favourite purchase since arriving in Australia.”
LEVIS BIG ‘E’ DENIM JACKET.
“I don’t know much about this jacket. It was donated to me by my friend Duffy, from his youth, and was now too small and gathering dust at his mums house. If anyone knows any information about the date etc I’d be interested to know.
Not bad for free. I should probably buy Duffy a beer next time I see him.”
“I found this umbrella for £18 and decided it would be a nice present for the Mrs, still in the original box, with all the tags attached I thought it was quite a steal. Apparently from the 80′s but I’m not sure of an exact date.
Unfortunately the metal Medusa head that was glued to the wooden handle has since fallen off, but doesn’t detract from the love given to this umbrella, both by Emily and everyone that asks her about it. Well worth £18 then some.”
Great stuff form Nick here, and I’d like to thank him for taking the time to get in touch.