84/85 Fall 2014 ‘Doing Things’

With fall making its presence known through brisk mornings and earlier, gradient-drenched evenings, it seems like the right time to officially post our debut collection for the fall 2014 season. The collection, titled Doing Things, features six pieces all 100% manufactured, designed and printed in Canada. The lookbook was shot on Vancouver Island by Mike Pepperdine and Brendan Bennett, documenting a typical evening on the coast, riding motos, beach fires, beers and wheelies.

We have a limited selection from the fall14 Doing Things collection still available in our online shop as well as select retailers. Click through to view entire the fall14 Doing Things lookbook.

Stay Wild Magazine – Kickstarter

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…

Needles Spring/Summer 2014

Wow / damn / wow. Keizo Shimizu’s Needles (and sub labels) comes through with these amazing visuals for the s/s 2014 season. Styled impeccably, shot incredibly, etc etc – we expect a lot from the line which has impressed always in the past, but this lookbook may take the all-time cake… make sure to keep reading for the entire series.

Happy New Year

Another year full of memories and successes to build upon: we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who checks in on this site, to browse the catalog of our tastes and gauge our viewpoints – from the site redesign to the related items we’ve put in motion, 2013 was a great year for us from our home base on Vancouver Island, and we’ve got plenty more in store for 2014… so stay tuned! For now, off to some cabins in the woods, cold surf and no cell service.

All the best to you and yours, and we’ll see you soon – Kevin and Brendan, 84/85

Woolpower Presents: California

Swedish base layer specialists Woolpower have recently put together this photo series featuring Cold Splinters’ Jeff Thrope on an adventure through California’s Big Sur region. The photos are shot by Mikael Kennedy and have a great Autumn feel to them. About the products and Woolpower themselves;

“Ullfrotté Original is the material developed by Woolpower AB in Östersund in the early 1970’s in collaboration with the Swedish military, scientists, doctors and survival experts. The textile is highly wear resistant and consists of fine Merino wool, polyamide/polyester and air.

The material is knit so that one side is smooth, and the other has terry loops. The lofty terry loops, in combination with the crimp in the wool fibers, creates a knitwear capable of trapping a lot of air. Up to 80% of the material actually consists of air, which means that the material has an excellent capacity to trap body heat. The more air you can keep still around the body, the more heat you can retain.”

Great shoot and a super solid product, if you are interested in getting yourself some Woolpower products head on over to Westerlind and they will sort you out.

Raised by Wolves Fall/Winter 2013

Outs to MTL’s Raised By Wolves for this f/w 2013 lookbook, shot by the gram superstar trashhand and being acclaimed across the blogscene as one of the best of the season (and I concur). Hitting many notable landmarks in the city (many of which will only be recognizable to locals) the style of the shoot syncs perfectly with the brand’s feel… MTL is beautiful urban decay that I don’t know if I’ve ever seen it shot better (alongside pristine classic and modern architecture as well). More of the extensive LB after the jump.

Rapha Fall/Winter 2013 Training & Racing Lookbook

Following on the heels of the City Riding lookbook, this racing/training collection from Rapha should just be called ‘take my money already.’ Still the choice kit for dentists and lawyers (along with Assos perhaps), there’s no denying how rad the collection is, even if it is out budgetary reach for most, myself included. Understated and the highest tech, Rapha nailed the market opening when everything else was over coloured and logo’d. This lookbook was shot in Norway and is mind-blowingly beautiful… just as you’d expect from a brand that never skimps on presentation.