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Pulse check time. Here’s one hell of a reel from Renan Ozturk, covering about every corner of the globe you could imagine. Amazing sights and supreme editing/soundtracking, this is the stuff of inspiration… and of course I found it via a local boss in that regard, Rumon Carter (I would recommend clicking through to Vimeo to watch this in HD full size).
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We first showed you clips from this feature-length doc way back in 09, and now the film is finally ready for a proper release late this spring. Here’s the final trailer, a beautiful look at one man’s cross-country journey via bicycle.
Part of him had been expecting something profound to be waiting at the ocean, but, in many ways, it never came.
You can pre-order at copy of For Thousands of Miles via the project Kickstarter page, and peep the 6 years of production summarized in 6 minutes below
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Los Angeles’ Aether Apparel has just released this lookbook for their s/s ’13 collection, showing other brands how to shoot your campaign out in the wilds of nature. Aether is also running a solid gram right now too, taking cues from lines like Patagonia and Poler by sharing adventures with followers, which is a good move for sure. This line will contain more of the quality understated tech Aether has made their name on, keep reading for more.
Scout is a new line of outdoors goods set to be launched in 2013. Based in Seattle and the brainchild of Ben Masters, the collection is bare-bones: single blade lock-back pocket knives, a chambray pocket square, an insulated selvedge denim and chambray field bed, a single pole tent and a boot in conjunction with Oak Street Bootmakers. Ok, bare-bones but in a gucci way. This photoshoot is the product of Florida’s Makr visiting Masters for a camping trip in the PNW Cascades, testing out the gear, beauty. All pieces available for pre-order now.
We’ve been watching the Seattle/Japan label Manastash for a while now, a no-brainer success story given their wired pac northwest aesthetic and reception in the Japanese and North American marketplaces. Here is their f/w 2012 collection, undeniably killer front to back. I’ll take one of everything, a great mix of style and function in all pieces, and perfect for the raincoast climate we inhabit… keep reading for the rest of the collection.
Fall 2012 lookbook from San Francisco’s Triple Aught Design, one of the best high-technical lines out of North America with a great eye toward unparalleled function intersecting with styling that works in the city as well (well, if tech is your game in the first place). I love everything TAD does and it’s no surprise a lookbook consisting of motorcycle camping in the desert would be right up my alley… great to see the line pushing their presentation as much as their apparel.
Vancouver’s Lifetime have just released their newest video for their Uniform Standard Collection for the fall/winter 2012 season. The video is shot in the wilds of British Columbia, which for me is very relatable as I just spent the last week driving through the Rockies from B.C. to Alberta and back. The video is directed by Brock Mitchell and features Jeremy Wallace, with narration by Gustave Many Bears and music by the Constantines. This is a beautifully shot video featuring Lifetime’s collection alongside our always impressive B.C. landscapes.
Poler have been making some big waves in the market over the last little while. They have their formula down, unique quality products and a solid team to back them. They also have some great ideas for their website, with one of them being the Adventure series, which features Poler goods doing what they do best, getting out there. Here is a look at the Poler Adventure #005 entitled Cypress Bowl Cabin Hideaway, shot by my friend Alana Paterson and styled by Mila Franovic. A few of my favorite shots featured above and check here to see the rest of the shoot.