Love or hate Rapha, you can’t deny their influence upon cycling culture over the past few years: establishing a high-end niche based upon performance and presentation, the brand has produced some of the best cycling media the sport has ever seen, focusing on lifestyle and as a natural extension of riding. It works for me: I’m a cycling obsessive through and through (the proof is in the grams), and while for the most part the product hits on a too-premium pricepoint for my budget I love the core brand ethos and dedication to well-made, thoughtfully considered goods with a presentation to match. This lookbook was shot in Antwerp and Berlin, and nails it… peep more of the City Line over at Rapha online.
As the camping craze continues on in fashion these days its always good to pay respects to the pioneers of the outdoors movements and who better than Patagonia to cover that base. Patagonia is the epitome of an outdoors brand, with their quality/functional products and environmental initiatives, they do it all right in my eyes. Over the years the brand has grown but the Legacy Collection seen here pays hommage to the small collection of items that really started it all for the brand. The lookbook is shot by none other than the #vanlife man himself, Foster Huntington on a Westcoast road trip to claim a Jeep Comanche (hell yes). The shots are absolutely brilliant, perfectly painting the road trip picture, all in all great collection and presentation.
Muttonhead have teamed up with Montreal photographer Spencer Edwards of Propr Postur, for this editorial shoot for the spring/summer 2013 collection. Titled ‘Propr Sport’ the shoot features the new items from the Mutt’s SS13 ‘Good Sport’ collection. Great looks for both guys and girls and some really nice shots, great team efforts all around.
Damn rights its starting to look like proper springtime out here in the Pac North West and the 84/85 boys are taking full advantage of it. As of late both Kevin and myself have been getting out as much as we can and doing all of the many things that take up our spare time, and here are a few pics from the last while from the both of us (as always you can follow us here and here).
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Loving this video from Specialized-Lululemon featuring photographer Emily Maye, who shot the team while training in Portugal during December 2012. Its Maye’s ability to capture the non-race moments that works so well here, but honestly this strikes a special chord because good friend / Stucky Life cohort Gillian Carleton is part of the Velocio team and is featured predominantly throughout these photos (and has been on a tear recently in general).
Sometimes I think we could easily become a Deus tribute blog, but anyway. Thumpers, the single-cylinder 4-stoke beasts (who’s sound obviously informs the name) hold a very special place in the 84/85 black hearts: we both ride ‘em on the daily. The stable consists of an SR500 and an XT550, workhorse bikes, light, torquey and instantly recognizable by sound from a few blocks away. And while we’re all Yammy over here there’s plenty of thumpers out there, and recently Deus decided to throw their first ever proper motorcycle show at the California Emporium of Postmodern Activities in honour of the vaunted single. SO MANY COOL BIKES showed up, what can I say, wish I could have been there more than any cool chop show, that’s for sure. Enjoy the images and check the Deus recap for more.
Edwin Europe and Kingdom of Kicks collaborate on this video/lookbook for the summer 2013 season, not a bad jaunt to the southwest of France. Actually everything about this is killer, Edwin has just been kinging the videos and collaborations, one of the very few larger brands utilizing the motorcycle aesthetic in a non-trandsparently corny way. KoK are rad as well, game tight bikes in this vid for sure.
Here is the third edition of our Grammin’ Out series, which features photos from Kevin and I’s day to day action. With Kevin recently moving back to Vancouver Island we are officially back in the same city (again) and couldn’t be more stoked. Over the last while we have really been making an effort to get out there and explore the island and all that surounds it, and as such here is a look at some of our travels and day to day adventures. Oh yeah, and you can follow us here and here.