Snow Peak is making some beautiful apparel these days, and of course they’re shooting it splendidly as well. Everyone loves their ti mugs and sporks but I would definitely be in to one of the made-in-Japan wool pieces, not a hard thing to add to your wardrobe. Their ongoing Dictionary series is a clinic on how a modern lifestyle brand should market itself, peep if you haven’t already.
‘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!
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.
‘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.’