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  • #16
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    Well, the Caloosa Indians here in SW Florida used.....usually nothing, AFAIK. That's my kind of apparel although not very socially acceptable.


    Spanish moss inner fibers can be woven, I've read. And some palms make little patches of literally already woven fibers, very weak though. I'm sure that with a lot of time on their hands (the food was EVERYwhere)they figured out some alternatives to nudity.


    My favorite miracle fiber is hemp. I have one shirt, 50-50 hemp and cotton and even with the latter, it's a whole different animal. The coolest shirt I own. In second place and almost the same is the very Primal Polyester! Snark. Then Dacron Hawaiian shirts, then cotton blends. August in Florida, you notice these things.

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    • #17
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      A lot of good info. I am bumping this old thread since I have questions about the fisherman pants.


      What would be the best method in purchasing them in the US? I checked eBay, and they have good variety but many of them ship straight from Thailand. I never ordered anything internationally, how much should I expect the import fees to be?


      Should I stick to US sellers (eBay or Brick and Mortar)? Are there any material/style info I should be aware of when buying? I also live in the SF Bay Area. There are plenty of Asian stores here, perhaps someone knows one that specializes in this type of clothing.

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      • #18
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        I sew a lot of my clothes, and I only use natural fibers, so I guess thats pretty primal! I have this HUGE hatred of anything polyester or synthetic LOL!! One of my wierd quirks! I love silk, cotton, wool, and bamboo, though! Alpaca yarn is really nice for warm winter things like scarves and mittens--it dries really quick, and gets this cool "halo" of fuzz around it when it gets damp from the snow.

        For those people who were talking about Thai fisherman pants, I know I've seen a lot of sellers on www.etsy.com that are selling them in all different sizes and colors and fabrics--definitly worth a look!

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        • #19
          Sorry to revive an older thread but I have recently signed up and trying to get caught up. I'm looking into the more primal clothing myself. When I'm off I seldom have on more than shorts and tshirt. What I'm looking for is some type of bag to carry what I would normally carry in my pockets. Guess I'm looking for a man bag that doesn't look like a man bag. Part of this is so I can wear simplier clothes but also so that I don't have to switch everything around when I change pants. Any ideas?
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          • #20
            Originally posted by umuhk View Post
            For my part I wear little clothing when possible
            My hubby is always encouraging me to embrace this philosophy LOL

            Honestly, I don't give too much thought to it. I work from home and have always been a casual person, so I'm a jeans, t-shirt and pony tail kinda girl. I should be part owner of shirt.woot by now. <rolling eyes> Rarely does make-up ever touch my face.


            shoes of choice are VFFs or crocs. I absolutely can not go barefoot. Nuh-uh. No way. The *thought* of dirt on my feet makes my heart skip a beat.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by texas.grok View Post
              Sorry to revive an older thread but I have recently signed up and trying to get caught up. I'm looking into the more primal clothing myself. When I'm off I seldom have on more than shorts and tshirt. What I'm looking for is some type of bag to carry what I would normally carry in my pockets. Guess I'm looking for a man bag that doesn't look like a man bag. Part of this is so I can wear simplier clothes but also so that I don't have to switch everything around when I change pants. Any ideas?
              If you want to look really prehistoric some kind of leather sack would be good - something like one of the last two items on this page:

              http://www.wightleathercraft.co.uk/pouches_and_bags.htm

              A repro. Civil War haversack would look simple and masculine, too. Lots of companies do those - e.g., here in plain canvas or tarred:

              http://www.blockaderunner.com/Catalog/catpg9b.html

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              • #22
                The rabbit cloak sounds like it'd be fun to reverse engineer and make. As to the pants, are you talking something similar to the fisherman's pants, but crotchless with a long strip of fabric sewn in the back to act as a breechclout? Or something that opened is essentially some fabric twine and 3 separate sheets of fabric and when folded leaves the inner leg open, but protects everything else?
                I'm playing around with a design I've had in my head for a while: a deconstructable coat. The outer layer would be leather. Under that would be a zip- out lighter jacket (I'm thinking denim or something to that effect.) The jacket would have a zip out flannel liner and detachable sleeves. It would have snaps at the ends of the sleeves to snap into gloves, zip shut with a flap over the zipper, and be as unbulky as I could get it. I'm trying to figure out how to make it fully adjustable: wear it with the jacket, but not the liner; with the liner but not the jacket, with "growth pleats" to be able to wear heavy sweaters under it without it being overly bulky when not wearing sweater. Plenty of interior/ exterior pockets for storage, including a couple special pockets I'm toying with: A pocket under the neck for something similar to a caamlbak pouch, a few small thin pockets for putting self heating pads in, and a pocket on the outside large enough for a decent size hardback book (expandable, of course.)
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