Apr 19 2013

In the same building where GM’s head designer, Harley J. Earl unveiled the classic Corvette, the Cadillac fin and even the Firebird I, Shinola occupies 30,000 square feet that doubles as a watch factory, bicycle assembly line and creative think tank for future product lines.

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Dec 08 2012

From simple tweaks to major overhauls I love the idea that staple products can always be improved. Topo designs is building their brand on this principle and naturally the Made in the USA label helps seal the deal.

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Dec 05 2012

Two Ace Hotel posts in one week?! I’m cool with it especially after seeing what they did with fellow Pacific Northwesterners, Crescent Down Works. Two styles, the Down Jacket and the Italian Vest are hand-made in Seattle by these heritage stuffers exclusively for The Ace.

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Nov 29 2012

The guys at Southern-California based, Broken Homme know a thing or two about being hands on. Quality comes from their attention to detail leading to the first official co-branded partner with Leatherman tool company.

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Nov 26 2012

Protective motorcycle gear design leaves a lot to be desired. While flames, dice and even checkers have been a mainstay in motorsports, the current application of all those elements and more have landed the appearance of moto gear somewhere between toddler t-shirt graphics and first time Harley rider helmets.

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Sep 11 2012

No bike is complete without a good bag simply because shoving keys, a cell phone, a lock, lights or any other carry-on items in your pockets just isn’t comfortable. Opting for a bar or saddle bag is a personal choice so it’s refreshing when a company like Velo Orange offers both options with their new […]

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Sep 06 2012

The return to craftsmanship has been a unique trend mobilizing everyone from the garage-born hobbyist to the professional thing-makers. These people provide to antidote to the Made in China label proudly perfecting each stitch, buckle, corner and crevice.

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