A true living legend in cycling, Brian Vernor goes for a spin on some California backroads and trails with Tom Ritchey and gets the breakdown on how Ritchey clears his mind and improves his products via gravel and dirt.
The homies Derek and Kyle from Funeral Cycling kept it very 100 with this video to promote the release/preorder of the first-ever FC kit. Repping that deep green rain-soaked PNW feel, the kit is a trill alternative to the glut of poorly designed, overly flashy lycra on the market – can’t wait for this knee to heal so I can go get those coast mountains with the homies. Swoop your new kit here.
The Moving Development are back at it with this new collection for the spring/summer 2014 season, titled ‘Made Forever’. The British label is looking stronger than ever with this new release; the line is a bit more expansive and cohesive, with some great pieces and looks throughout. The line is already selling through on the shop so head over before it’s a thing of the past.
Justin Morrison aka Scrappers is a man of many activities; drawing, painting, camping, surfing, moto riding and i am sure the list goes on. Born on Vancouver Island and now based in Portland, Scrappers is all about the adventure life and he wants to share and explore that with you, so much so he is looking to launch a free adventure/lifestyle mag called STAY WILD. To help get things off the ground he has started a Kickstarter page to raise money for the printing costs of the first issue. This looks like it is going to be a super rad publication, one I can fully support and if you feel the same head on over to the Kickstarter and throw down in the name of adventure…
‘Acid is a humble and exploratory publication with surfing as an entry point, made to make you marvel and want to get in the water. Issue 2 will treat you with an extensive look at Gotland, the Hawaii of the Baltic Sea; a trip underwater to discover artificial reefs; a tale of survival attempts in tropical and polar waters; an examination of the relationship between surfing and coastal developments and a balsa sculpture of a surfer in a fur coat. And some more’
Love the look of the mag, and always hyped to discover a new print publication! Available to your door via.
New to our radar this fall, Philadelphia’s Blue Claw are doing it right when it comes to a vertically integrated production and marketing model for quality small-run goods. From their FAQs,
‘We are American. Blue Claw’s goal was not only to make the perfect bag, but to bring domestic production back to the USA. Domestic manufacturing not only improves the quality of life for fellow countrymen, but we are able to monitor the quality of our bags much more closely. A rare but true Win-Win.’
Check their site for a breakdown on all materials used in manufacturing the collections, and make sure to peruse the shop and peep the wise range of items and styles… best part? Free shipping in the USA and reasonable rates internationally… click through for more from this lookbook
Japanese bag and accessories specialists Master-Piece have released this new lookbook for the autumn/winter 2013-14 season. I think we have posted about this brand enough that you know the drill, ultra high quality bags made with not only style but purpose and function in mind. This seasonal lookbook for the a/w ’13 collection has a real New England feel to it, shot mostly in a beautiful ‘Colonial’ style home. Another impressive collection as well as presentation from the Osaka-based label.
Unfamiliar with the DUAL-ISM line up until now, here is Descente’s concept behind the line:
From Street To Extreme” Implies the intention to go across the ordinary and the extraordinary with imaginative thinking:
1. DUAL-ISM is a project of sartorial engineering that mixes innovation and tradition
2. The project shall be a long-standing one based on the concept of “connecting”
3. It shall exhaustively pursue the potential of sportswear that is attractive and functional
4. It shall develop, “timeless products” that can maintain their appeal beyond fashion
The key concept of the project DUAL-ISM is to ‘connect’ contrasting elements: city and nature, ordinary and extraordinary, digital and analog, classic and modern, the past and the future…
They would never be joined without someone’s voluntary efforts. Significantly, the project aims not merely to develop premium products, but to create new values through the development of premium products. DUAL-ISM won’t live up to its name unless it brings about values and excitement.
The inspiration for 2013 Fall & Winter collection is ‘KASANEGI’ = layering in Japanese, and the theme is “Urban Mobility” and includes fabrics such as kevlar, shape memory polyester, and high density waterproof cotton. In addition 3D technical patterns based on ergonomics have been utilized to adjusting weather conditions. A highlight of the collection includes a welded, non-quilted seam tapered down jacket utilizing Japanese 4 way stretch fabric made in Japan.
(also, can’t help but notice some similarities to the Levis Commuter lookbook we posted a while back…)