Miami based Stray Rats are back with their latest lookbook for the summer 2014 season. Shot by Nick Sethi and laid out in a DIY zine style, really into the presentation from the Strays on this one. The collection itself is a bit more expansive than their more recent offerings but still sticking to the core principals of proper dirtbag street attire.
‘Each year, Nixon organise one of the wildest and remote surf contests on the planet. Ten of the best European surfers are invited to an unknown surf destination, to battle against their own fears & human limits without the pressures of the public or the press. An unexpected quest, one where the only enemy is yourself and your best ally is nature, in its rawest, purest form. In June 2014, the wild terrain of Kamchatka, Russia, was chosen to host this uncommon event.’
‘Riding up the coast of California from Santa Cruz, Deux North‘s 8 riders test a new bike built for every kind of road. After 2 days and 200 miles, the group meets the story’s narrator, El Chapulin (The Grasshopper) to listen to his story, tell their own, and compete in an event that he created over 15 years ago. On the final day. the 100-mile Grasshopper Adventure Series race serves as the finish line for Deux North’s Hunt 4. #SeekandDiverge’
Beautiful roads and landscapes… one day I will ride the coast myself, either support road bike style or trailer full of camp gear and a surfboard, all good either way.
Mt. Fuji and the surrounding forrest act as the backdrop for this collection from The North Face – gear for a hike and camp through one of Japan’s most treasured natural sites. The kit is available online, but only in Japan… but enjoy the promo nonetheless.
I am openly a Classics fan over the Grand Tours any day – the riders who shine in the early spring and the terrain that they cover makes for much better spectating in my opinion, and it’s all on the line in the one day races. That said, yesterday’s stage 5 at Le Tour was basically the Roubaix we’ve been waiting for the past decade – wet, fast and merciless. Nothing makes for entertainment quite like slick cobbles in the North of France, and yesterday was a testament to the fortitude of the hardmen of professional cycling – find the entire stage and see for yourself, or watch the ever-infomative Cosmo Catalano‘s recap above. Oh, and take that Sky – never should have played Wiggens out as you did.
The HUF crew are back again with their latest offering for the fall 2014 season. Although rather small the lookbook gets it across as to where this collection is headed; on point dirt bag classics. Really feeling the 90′s Lo styles and the footwear, although those Rieder joints are not my taste. Also if you haven’t already you should watch the epicaly later’d on Keith, its so good!
A 45 min experimental film shot entirely on Super 16mm – this looks to be as rad as it gets, and it features a host of dudes we respekt like Trevor Gordon and Scotty Stopnik.
Toronto’s Metsa takes it to cottage country for their s/s 2014 lookbook, strong styling and even stronger photography by Liam Goslett. Concise, this series does what it should – basics in a natural setting, what more could you want.