Monthly Archives: May 2011


Hi everyone,

In an attempt to streamline my online presence (since I’m not very good at it in the first place), I’ve decided to consolidate my various blogs into a single one.  I’m basically going to be combining my image/inspiration gathering (Tumblr) and personal posts (this site).  Everything I would’ve posted here will now be posted at and can be filtered from the other image posts by clicking the articles link on the top of the page.  If you’re on Tumblr, you can also follow me as I’ve basically just renamed the previous newgrass Tumblr into the new Truman one.  If you are following via RSS, please redirect your readers accordingly.  Thanks for reading.  See you over at the new site.


Velour Waxed Cotton Fishing Jacket

Oi Polloi’s got a sale going on right now and this jacket really caught my eye.  I don’t know much about the brand but this is a killer jacket.  It looks like the hideaway hood tucks and snaps under the collar (?).  Pretty interesting.  I’ve never seen it done that way and I’m a sucker for little details like that.

For good measure, some other things that caught my eye:

Barbour Brooke

Barbour Whitfell

Penfield Vassan – A better 2-tone version than I’ve seen where the colors are split in an almost cowboy yoke fashion.  I’m guessing this is inspired by Nigel Cabourn’s insanely awesome and expensive Cameraman parka.  On sale for $134 USD, this is not a bad deal.

Frapcap Scarponcini Boot

Lee white T-shirt – Because the weather’s warming up and all my Hanes T’s keep shrinking weird.

Travel Days | East Rutherford, NJ

We took a 3 day jaunt over to East Rutherford, NJ — The land of no left turns.  I wonder if people’s tires wear unevenly from all the right turns and “jughandles”.  Anyhow, we played two shows at one festival and got to see some dear friends we don’t see very often.  I didn’t snap a lot of pics, but here’s a few.  (First picture courtesy of Ping)

Introducing: Truman Handcrafted

Every-so-often life gets way too busy to even think about keeping this up but I’m coming out of hiding to tell you all that I’m officially putting my leathercraft pieces up for sale.  I introduced a small amount of stuff on this site a while back but I feel like I’ve made vast improvements to my craft since, and finally feel good enough about the quality of my work to officially release it.  I’ve got a small amount of things up for now, but have lots more ideas/plans I’d like to pursue if time/budget allow.  Drop by and have a look…hope you all like.  Thanks.

P.S. I’ll do my best to keep this site up, especially now that I have a reason to be updating more. Thanks for reading and for sticking around.