Friday, April 20, 2018

American Trench Silver Crew Socks

You've been wanting military-grade socks for their anti-microbial and moisture-wicking capabilities, but you've struggled to find a stylish pair. So you were downright thrilled to discover American Trench's Silver Crew Socks, which are knitted with moisture- and odor-reducing silver filament. As an added bonus, these rainbows of cushy comfort are manufactured at a family-owned mill in North Carolina. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thibaud Poirier | Palaces of Self-Discovery: A Series on Libraries

You love libraries, and there are some good ones in Europe. These cathedral-like spaces, as Photographer Thibaud Poirier notes, "gather communities" and, like literature, provide "glimpses into the past, present, and future of humanity." Poirier's full series can be viewed here.
 Grimm Zentrum Library, Berlin, 2009
 Trinity College Library, Dublin, 1732
 Bibliothèque de l'Hotel de Ville de Paris, Paris, 1890
 Palàcio Nacional de Mafra, Mafra, 1755
 Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, 1701
 Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, 1850
 Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Salle Labrouste, Paris, 1868
 Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, Salle Jacqueline de Romilly, Paris, 1897
Stadtbibliothek, Stuttgart, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2016

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark

One of the highlights to come out of the recently completed Baselworld 2016 is the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark. The 41mm, COSC-certified timepiece features a stealthy, black PVD-treated coating. It's fitted with Tudor's in-house MT5602 movement, which offers a 70-hour power reserve. Waterproof to 200m, the Black Bay Dark is a tool watch that will stand up to whatever you throw at it--on land or sea. It's available on a black PVD bracelet ($4,475) or distressed leather band ($4,150), and both come with an additional grey fabric strap.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Fan Si Pan Outdoors

Fan Si Pan is a small company from Maine focusing on simply designed products for the outdoors. They specialize in building handmade backpacks, which "are not meant to be coddled." If a Fan Si Pan pack ever breaks down or is rendered unusable, they will repair it to active shape for free. The video below is a quick glimpse at what Fan Si Pan is up to.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Belstaff | Spring 2016 | "Worship the Ground"

Belstaff, the British clothier, has teamed up with famed photographer Rankin on its Spring 2016 campaign. It features Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the legendary polar pioneer, and stuntman Riley Harper in a series of portraits exploring what the campaign's title, "Worship the Ground," means to them. Showcased prominently is one of Belstaff's most iconic designs, the Trialmaster boot, which was created in 1955. The images were shot from beneath a glass floor, allowing the models to walk and ride motorcycles and giving a new perspective on the boots through Rankin's lens.

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.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Feltraiger F/W 2015

Feltraiger is a Brooklyn-based menswear label by brothers Daniel and Jonathan Feldman. The brand is driven by the idea of rebellion, with individual collections taking inspiration from specific American sub-cultures. The "New American Classic" collection for Fall/Winter 2015 features Cone Mills denim jeans, structured denim jackets, button-up shirts, denim vests, shorts and trousers. Each Feltraiger piece is made in the United States in limited numbers and built with the intention of being passed down to future generations.

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.