Go Out is an especially great Japanese magazine for the outdoor gear obsessed. Each issue packs in an overwhelming amount of equipment and apparel, from vintage finds to wildly exclusive Japanese-brand items. In addition to their monthly issues Go Out also publishes a series of style guides where each book focuses on either decadently styled base camps, homes, fashion, or even automobiles for adventuring in. This Summer they’ve published a best-of archive from 2013-2017 which I would love to get my hands on if I can track down a copy, more info on that here.
Rapha’s city collection has always been the highlight for me season after season amongst their classic, pro team, and various other collections that the line is divided up into. I am always impressed with the understated design of their on-bike apparel and accessories but there’s something about their ability to bring the same design sensibilities to casual wear that gets me every time. Few cycling brands put as much consideration into their off-bike line of apparel (brand logos slapped onto t-shirts and sweatshirts) but Rapha is constantly pushing their city collection into new territory. The top pick for me has to be the merino zip through– an update of the merino track top I myself own and love from a few seasons back, however the update loses its high collar.
The Reed is an online shop from Lizzie Garrett Mettler of Tomboy Style. In addition to goods from brands like Kletterwerks, Mollusk, and Armor Lux there’s also a nice selection of vintage goods that includes neat stuff like this die-cast Land Rover amongst the other pieces pictured above.
I’m holding a contest with East Dane on my Instagram through Memorial Day that will give ten lucky winners a $50 gift certificate to their site. Entering couldn’t be any simpler: just check out their list of designers and leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite designer with a hashtag or mention of that designer’s account. Then, on May 27th I’ll pick ten people at random to receive a gift certificate. Easy as pie!
A little more than your average grocery-getter, cycle trucks have been around for some time- Worksman has been making theirs in the USA since 1898. Some of the best retro trucks I’ve come across have been old Schwinn models but clean ones are hard to come by, I’m sure most of them have been worked to death. This particular bike I came across has a wooden Bethlehem Steel crate attached to it, I can’t imagine the loads it has had to transport in it’s prime. Contemporary builders and companies offering their own versions include Ahearne, Civia, and Workcycles.
also see: how to carry things
Finally got to visit Terrain this weekend, if only I actually had a backyard.
Gotta keep sharp, just picked up one of the perfect sized pocket combs (#11). Hand cut and polished out of natural cellulose in Switzerland. The little guy is for your well-kept mustache. Tons more shapes and sizes here.
James really does have quite the collection, all well worn and loved.