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Cool Stuff. For Dads.

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I went a little nuts this year rounding up gifts for super cool dads but I tried to find a good mix of items large and small, cheap and pricey. Father’s day always lands pretty close to my birthday so these collections act as a wish list of sorts for myself. Fancy that.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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Most of this year’s holiday gift guide is mostly gear but is that really so bad? Nah, course not.

1. Better Bicycle Bell by Spurcycle, $49
2. Woolrich blanket cap by Fairends, $48
3. Lars Rover 650 headlight by Portland Design Works, $110
4. Trabec helmet by POC, $150
5. Hauser 10L pack by Acre Supply, $195
6. M-Back Climber pants by Outlier, $225
7. Puffer vest by Topo Designs, $149
8. Kanpai Bottle 350 by Snow Peak, $69.96
9. Courier saddle bag by Tanner Goods, $125
10. Alpineduro boots by Giro, $200

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For Dads

bdadFather’s Day is coming up this Sunday but just one day later is my birthday- the two generally fall very close in proximity every year. So, in a way the items collected above serve as a Father’s Day gift guide but it doubles pretty well as a wishlist for myself.

Linen bucket hat by Archival Clothing / Mountain Shorts by Topo Designs / Color titanium mug by Snow Peak / Terraduro spd shoes by Giro / Simple Fly Fishing book by Patagonia / Boston clogs by Birkenstock / Ruby Redbird by Shiner / Grifo Tubulars by Challenge / Coffee and hot sauce by FairEnds / Pack of pocket tee’s by Velva Sheen

 

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Holiday Gift Guide

nicegiftsWith 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

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Sid Mashburn

Sid Mashburn, whose shop I have been interested in since an introduction by Mr. Castleberry, has just launched his online shop today which features a nice set of illustrations on the front page.. a nice down to earth touch. Among the selection of shirts, trousers, bermuda shorts, and other Southern prep staples I was pleased to find accessories like Russell Moccasin shoes, Filson bags, and handsome little Laguiole pocket knives. Read on for a kit made from Sid’s offerings.

also see: Illustrated Kits

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Cross Fan

Photographs by Chris Milliman whom you might recognize for his newsprint zine Home and Away that he did for Freeman Transport last spring. These photos were taken in Flanders, a region located in present day France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, well known for its love of cyclocross. Cyclocross is certainly more of an exciting spectator sport (to me) than road racing where you simply stake out a spot and wait for the peloton to pass by- though you can’t really tell if these fans are having much fun or are just standing around getting pissed (and then peeing on things). Read on for a cross fan kit..

Chris Milliman – Drink Smoke
Freeman Transport – Home and Away

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winter uniform

As February progresses the end of winter is in sight, or at least the end of days below freezing. These have been my go-to pieces for this season, often together as shown above. The cords and bean boots will likely continue into the next couple rainy months.

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Be Like Mike

Deniro as Mike, shot by Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters) at North Cascades National Park in Washington. Kit inspired by the hunting scenes after the jump.

Internet Movie Firearms Database – The Deer Hunter
10engines – Roy Neary & Peter Venkman

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