It hurts to see the Black Friday nonsense firmly entrenched in the Canadian consumer psyche now, but at least there’s a concerted backlash from both individuals and brands who can’t get down. Patagonia’s Worn Wear Stories returns with these three testimonials, more goodness from the company who told you not to buy their products. Also, any excuse for some Keith Malloy shredding is a good one.
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.
Both Kevin and I have been waiting on this one to drop in its entirety, The Evolution of an Artist: Thom Jones. Seattle based furniture
designer builder, metalworker and motorcycle builder Thom is a bit of a jack of trades. I first became aware of him through the Harley/chopper world and soon after saw his amazing furniture he builds under the name Semigood. This is a great little behind the scenes look at the evolution of an artist; from writing graffiti to building furniture to building choppers it is all a natural progression for an artist like Thom Jones.
‘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!
‘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.’
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.