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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.
Jedd from Topo Designs sent over one of their fleece jackets at the tail end of last winter and I’ve been excited to make it a part of my regular outerwear rotation this year. I couldn’t help but notice how well the red and yellow placket trim went with my FairEnds livery so I expect that it’ll be a go-to jacket for both warm-ups and post-race hanging this cross season.
Danner Union Way is a slick concept shop recently opened in Portland’s retail retail corridor Union Way which is also home to a Steven Alan and Self Edge among other shops. Yes, the store stocks a variety of Danner boots but it also offers other great American-made goods from brands like Archival Clothing, Topo Designs, and Taylor Stitch.
If you haven’t yet heard about Shinola by now then let me get you up to speed real quick: Waterford bikes, Detroit made watches, leather accessories, and journals. I got a chance to visit their newly opened
Last week Shinola will be kicked off their bike tour that brings their Willy’s Jeep loaded with Shinola wares to twenty locations across the country through October. I’m honored to help host them on their Philly stop at Art in the Age Thursday the 25th (tomorrow!) and of course get a chance to ride around on some of their bikes. The event kicks off at 6 pm running until 9 with food, booze, and bikes. What more could you want in an event? More info about the tour and dates here.
New fleece’s from Topo Designs just hit their shop page and soon to be showing up at their stockists as well. I like how Topo takes a piece of tried and true gear (in this case the Synchilla Snap-T) and gives it their own spin and update- reinforced elbows, zipper pocket, a slim fit, and some awesome colors. American made, scoop one up here while they still last.
Owner Operator is a great little brand founded by two fella’s by the name of Steven and Peter run the whole show from New York where it’s all made. This season marks their third collection that’s full of some pretty classically styled outerwear and cold weather accessories that the two snowboarders have designed. Even their logo screams a certain old-school cool that you just can’t find in new gear. The insulated flannels are definitely my favorite pieces, but I’m also a sucker for knitted bobble caps.