Old Fashioned Standards – The Custom Jacket Process

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!

Cool Companies Episode 1: Captain Fin

‘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.’

02DERIV. Autumn/Winter 2014

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.