‘Old Fashioned Standards is a company that specializes in high quality products and custom craftsmanship. All of our goods are made from cotton cloth impregnated with a very specific mixture of wax and oil that is historically referred to as oil cloth. The process of applying the unique mixture transforms the basic cotton cloth into a wind and water repelling, high abrasion resistant antique looking cloth. We are dedicated to providing you with high quality goods that will last you a life time! We are dedicated to producing all of our products vegan’
Killer process video by Mike Babz showcasing a jacket design and construction. Really feeling what OFS is doing, especially in the hat game. Much respect to craftspeople and their trade!
Pacific Wild‘s Conservation Director, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest resident Ian McAllister is on Vancouver Island this week speaking to the making of his (incredible) new book Great Bear Wild. From the Victoria Facebook event page:
‘Globally renowned for its astonishing biodiversity, the Great Bear Rainforest is also one of the most endangered landscapes on the planet, where First Nations people fight for their way of life as massive energy projects threaten entire ecosystems.
McAllister’s new book Great Bear Wild, a stunning collection of photographs and personal narrative, is the product of twenty five years of McAllister’s research, exploration, and campaigning for the spectacular area he calls home.’
With dates on the Island and surrounding areas through November, go learn more and support this project in the same stoke. Dates and details on the Pacific Wild site.
New-to-me label meanswhile presents their s/s 2015 collection, landing a bit more on the dressy end of the spectrum for me, but the composition and the bags definitely make it post-worthy. It looks like their f/w run would have been more my jam, but ain’t that always the case.
Narifuri is a line I should have tracked down while I was in Tokyo, as I’ve followed the brand for a long time and season after season they remain a favourite. Hitting all the right notes when it comes to cycling/lifestyle, f/w is when they shine.
Here’s Japanese label GOWEST and their f/w 2014 collection titled House of the Rising Sun, urban/outdoors casual looks for men and women. This lookbook is put together really well (even though there’s a longboard creeping in there somewhere), solid everyday stuff for the thinking person.
‘The first episode of Cool Companies explores the inner-workings of Captain Fin. Captain Fin started in a garage is Oceanside, California, by Mitch Abshire, focused on “designing unique surfboard fins that feature performance based templates and art designed by the most talented of surfers and artists.” Now out of the garage and in to an 8,000 square foot warehouse (but still in Oceanside), Captain Fin has expanded in to making wetsuits, clothing, as well as a few awesome collaboration projects including a Captain Fin X Vans Shoe line.’
Damn, my kind of video. Bleak, dark, cold, Jon Hopkins soundtrack, 5mm suits, and Oli Adams slowing it down for the barrel. Reminiscent of Mickey Smith work, great stuff from C-Skins.
I am noticing a bit of a trend on this old blog here, we took the SS14 season off from a lot of brands, as in most of them and not because we were too busy hangin’ out drinking beer and doing things but because the collections just weren’t really hitting. Now with saying that the FW14 season is looking a lot different and here is a great example with 02DERIV. and their current autumn/winter 2014 lookbook. I had to post this for a couple of reasons; first off the styling is just bonkers, the models are hilarious, and lastly the pieces themselves (for the most part, not into the leg and arm warmers) are so good.