Nearly a year ago I installed a set of Portland Design Works’ Full Metal Fenders on my Lemond. The original design was optimized to fit road bikes that were never meant to fit a set of proper full-coverage fenders. New to 2014 is a much wider model that fit tires from 28mm to 38mm, the original road fenders are rated to fit 23′s but I found some 25′s to fit pretty well. At $120 they’re not exactly the cheapest set of fenders on the market but they boast features others don’t- strong quality hardware, drill-free installation, and strong anodized aluminum construction. Swoop a set from PDW directly or from your local bike shop.
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.
The Collective Quarterly is a new travel and lifestyle publication with a side of menswear, food, you name it. The premier issue takes their three-man team to Marfa, Texas to explore and report their findings in 200 pages of writing, photographs, and illustrations. Following in the steps of publications like Monocle and Inventory they’ve partnered with their favorite brands to create unique and exclusive pieces. Currently being offered in their store is a series of collaborative products between Faribault Woolen Mills, Duluth Pack, and Fischer Clothing to create a blanket, backpack, and vest. Keep an eye out for the launch of the first issue in March or get a step a head and preorder a copy.
Just a couple looks from both the Engineered Garments and sister FWK line’s SS14 lookbooks, see both in full over at Nepenthes.
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
With Thanksgiving and a weekend of holiday promo’s behind us the time for Christmas commerce is here. If you happen to know a guy or gal with similar interests as mine (I’d describe them as outdoorsy with an emphasis on cycling) then surely any one of these gifts would be perfect for him or her. Sure, I could have listed a bunch of expensive stuff I want to be gifted but all the products vary in pricing depending on your budget. And if you still need more ideas just give a look at the 2011 and 2012 gift guides I’ve done. Continue reading