Saturday, December 19, 2015

14 Last-Minute Gift Ideas from Huckberry

Despite your best intentions and the promise that the mistake of years past would not be repeated, it has happened again: you've put off your holiday shopping. You now find yourself among the horde of scrambling procrastinators. In a flash, you remember the internet and begin to rein in your anxiety. Huckberry has you covered. From their extensive inventory, you select 14 items in a range of prices that just might save Christmas.
Apolis Trek Socks, $22.98. 
An overwhelming majority of men, women, and children could use a pair of socks. These are alpaca wool from Peru. Apolis is a socially and environmentally conscious company that makes bomb products. 
Sydney Hale Fig & Vanilla Candle, $24.98. 
Who doesn't want to breathe air that smells nice? (If you have an answer to that question, go with the socks.) Sydney Hale is a family business based in rural Virginia that uses American-sourced materials to craft candles that burn for 50 hours. In addition, 10% of Sydney Hale's profits are donated to The Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation.
Huckberry Camping Tee, $24.98.
What can you say? Huckberry makes cool t-shirts. These are designed and printed in San Francisco using environmentally friendly, water-based ink.
Machine Era Co. Machined Pen, $27.98.
A clean, simple design that was created and manufactured in the USA.
Knockaround Fort Knocks Polarized Sunglasses, $29.98.
Lightweight injection-molded frames with articulating spring hinges make the Fort Knocks model a particularly comfortable pair of shades with an attractive price tag.   
Huckberry x Ebbets Field Flannels Explorer's Cap, $39.98.
When it comes to fit and quality, caps made by Seattle's Ebbets Field Flannels are top shelf, so it makes perfect sense that Huckberry chose to collaborate with EFF on this understated gem.
Glerups Boot, $99.98.
You were immediately smitten when you stumbled across this Danish brand in Copenhagen. Sturdy and comfortable, their products are easily the most attractive indoor footwear option available. Here's a chance to grab them on sale.
Finisterre Millook Crew, $109.98.
A rugged merino wool sweater is a must-have as temps drop. Finisterre makes a handsome version. 
Topo Designs Daypack, $149.00.
You're a sucker for backpacks, and this one was handmade in Colorado.

So good, and it will only get better with age.
A classic slim-straight pair of jeans made in Nashville from Nihon Mepu selvedge denim (woven in Okayama, Japan).
You've been looking at Bluetooth-compatible speakers that are compact and portable for a while now, and you're pleased to report the Stanmore from Marshall is your answer. It produces clear sound and spans 45 to 22,000 Hz.
These boots are built to last. They're made in America from Horween Color #8 Chromexcel, which looks great now and will keep getting better with time and wear.
Spread the spirit of the season with this beautiful stainless steel 1990s era Rolex Explorer with aftermarket PVD coating.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Yamabahari | "Cardinalis" Blanket

Bulgarian journalist and entrepreneur Konstantin Vulkov and his wife, Silviya, started Yamabahari (yama means "mountain" in Japanese and bahari translates to "sea" in Swahili) to create cozy products for summer and winter. The brand's latest offering is the Cardinalis Blanket (130 x 190 cm), which is made from 100% New Zealand wool. It features an original design by the Bulgarian artist Veliko Marinchevski.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The City of New York x ONLY NY | F/W 2015 "NYC Collection"

ONLY NY linked up with The City of New York on a range of apparel and accessories (tees, totes, caps, skateboard decks, etc.) for fall. Available online November 19. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Vibram Sole Factor

Vibram, the maker of rugged, rubber shoe soles since 1937, is now offering a customization and resoling option in the USA, called Vibram Sole Factor. You need only select from an array of colors and styles and mail them any pair of shoes that you wish to refurbish, upgrade, or otherwise enliven. The cost for resoling starts at $75.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Run the Jewels | "Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)"

Killer Mike and El-P of Run the Jewels just released a new track, "Rubble Kings Theme," which will appear on the soundtrack of Shan Nicholson's documentary Rubble Kings. The film chronicles New York City's gangs of the 1960s and 70s and the rise of hip-hop culture.  The track is available through Adult Swim's singles program and can be downloaded for free here.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Finisterre

Finisterre is a British company that responsibly manufactures apparel for cold water surfers. It is based in Cornwall, in the town of St. Agnes, and it was started by Mr. Tom Kay. The brand produces a full range of clothing and accessories for men and women, featuring nautically inspired pieces from classic woollen sweaters to technical outerwear. A selection of Finisterre items are on sale for the next five days at Huckberry

They also enlisted filmmaker Chris McClean to create Fv25, an absolutely stunning visual mission statement. Shot in the Outer Hebrides and Norway over a period of eight months, it is a rapidly moving series of land and seascape impressions set to the music of CJ Mirra. Watch it below.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kendrick Lamar on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Kendrick Lamar's performance on the premiere of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" has a sustained, intense focus and an electric energy. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Old Joe F/W 2015-2016

You've been over this before about Old Joe, but it bears repeating: take note of the brand and its designer, Yusuke Takagi. Old Joe's seventh collection, on display below, is stellar, just as the previous six have been. Takagi has the rare ability to create heritage-inspired garments with a modern feel. His fervent love of craftsmanship and attention to detail make for pieces that could outlast you. You can only tip your cap to the few who do it this well and eagerly look forward to more.