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TEDxPortland: Benji Wagner




Benji Wagner of Poler Stuff did a talk at TEDxPortland on technology and enjoying the outdoors. I think it’s great, check it out here.



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Strawfoot Easter Egg


Garrett of Strawfoot Handmade reached out to me to help hide a couple of his camo pouches around Philadelphia this coming Thursday. He’s also enlisted the help of some other cool dudes across the country: @theathletic took care of Portland yesterday, @theradavist drops off in Austin today, @freshairbicycles in SF tomorrow, and both @goldensaddlecyclery and @onetrippass in Los Angeles on Friday. Each person will post a photo hint of the location on their respective Instagram account, many pouches will include a prize! If you’re in Philly and you happen to find one of mine then you’ll find a code for a free FairEnds cap inside so be sure to keep a watch on my account @corkgrips.

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Dusen Dusen Home



Sharp lookbook by the talented Brian Ferry for Dusen Dusen‘s home collection featuring SNL cast member Aidy Bryant and Ellen’s dog Snips. Hop over to Sight Unseen to view the whole shoot here.


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OYO Mountain

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OYO Mountain Products is the side brand of Colorado gear brand Topo Designs that was created to function as the in-house line for their flagship store as well as a way to make some items that they wouldn’t normally with Topo. Items like frisbees, hacky sack bags, and other multicolor accessories. And of course there are bags, how could they not? A quick look at their tumblr reveals what inspires OYO: vintage ACG, hardtails of the 80’s and 90’s, Group B rally cars, hi-vis sportswear, and pretty much everything else dreams are made of. Looking forward to seeing what else they come up with this Summer.


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Samba Velo



The good dudes over at Hackney GT are not only lovers of cycling but appreciators of the beautiful game and the music of Brazil- Russ himself is actually an eclectic dj whose mixes bring together all sorts of global genres. To celebrate the World Cup landing in Brazil this Summer Hackney GT’s created a jersey for men and women designed with motifs borrowed from the nation’s flag. Swoop here, go for a ride, and watch the games! Photographs by Geoff Waugh.

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Woolrich White by Emiliano Granado





Pictured are some of my favorite shots from the new Woolrich White line photographed by the talented Emiliano Granado. I really enjoy the styling throughout the lookbook, especially the women’s looks. Just yesterday I had the opportunity to get a hands-on look at the pieces while they were on display at Liberty. With only select pieces of the line being produced in the states a majority of the collection falls at a very affordable price point. White ranks below the Woolen Mills and John & Bros lines but above their regular Woolrich line, for reference. For more lookbook content visit Emilano’s gallery here.

Side note: Emiliano got together with our friends at FairEnds through Yonder Journal to create some handsome wool caps, check em out!

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Strawfoot Roll-Top Tote


This past Summer Garett of Strawfoot Handmade made me one of his roll-top tote’s which at the time he had just started producing regularly. I was looking for a bag to throw in my Gamoh porteur rack and this seemed like the perfect bag for the job due to it’s size, durability, and water-proof properties inherited from the waxed canvas. Since the bag is mostly carried by bike the vegetable tanned leather is taking a little while to darken but it’ll come in due time. Continue reading

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Alternate Route


Matt Hranek is a photographer and author of one of my favorite places on the internet, The William Brown Project. Tomorrow night on Esquire TV unveils Hranek’s series Alternate Route where he traverses the states taking the audience to all the best places: breweries, distilleries, restaurants, shops, and everything else in between. Think of it as No Reservations with a focus on America and what I’m expecting to be more fun in general.. Matt’s got an affinity for side-by-side’s and air-cooled porches after all. Tune in tomorrow night at 10:30 and check out some clips in the meantime.

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