Traveling with boots is a giant pain in the ass. If you're trekking in a car, you have to sit with boots on for who knows how many hours or days. That makes your feet hurt. Same goes for flying, but you also have to deal with security. You could pack them, but there goes half your suitcase, and here comes another ten ... continue reading
Maybe it's just us, but we feel like the National Park system is one of the most under appreciated things that this country has to offer. 400+ endangered or threatened species. Active volcanoes. Waterfalls. Tens of thousands of preserved historic and prehistoric structures. Vast expanses of untainted land to experience, ... continue reading
The higonokami knife was originally made in Japan starting in the late 1800s and is characterized by its lack of a locking mechanism and simple, protruding tang. The style was exceedingly popular in Japan until 1961 when blades were banned. Still, a few craftsmen carry on the tradition today. This is a collection of higonokami knives in a range of sizes that bring that tradition to your pocket. ... check it out
You've heard Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories by now. Maybe you loved it, and maybe you hated it. Hell, maybe you were completely ambivalent about it, but we haven't talked to anyone that wasn't in the black or white category about this album. Just in time for Christmas, Daft Punk is releasing a Deluxe ... continue reading
The W.T. Author No. 1905 watches are gorgeous. The throwback features like a ribbed case, wire lugs, tapered crown and riveted leather strap make us feel connected to a past we only ever hear about in stories. Limited to 125 pieces of each of four different face colors (blue, black, cream, white), the No. 1905 is also ... continue reading
If you're only going to have one piece of cooking hardware in your kitchen it should be a cast iron skillet. Cast iron has been used for cooking as early as the Han Dynasty because they're durable, retain heat and can be non-stick with a healthy coating of seasoning. You probably have one in your kitchen right now. ... continue reading
The truth is, second place isn't really all that bad. You almost won. You almost finished at the top of your field. If you're Earnhardt, Sr. or one half of shake and bake, second just isn't good enough. If you're not first; you're last. Second place is the first loser. Now there are decals to constantly remind you ... continue reading
When it comes to cookbooks, you can never have enough if they involve alcohol, popular condiments or meat. We never thought we'd get to the point that we would actually enjoy reading or using a cookbook, but when the subtitle is "From IPAs and Bocks to Pilsners and Porters, 100 Artisanal Recipes for Cooking with Beer," ... continue reading
There are quite a few brands that do one thing, and only one thing, well. There aren't many brands that do a bunch of different things but still do them well. Topo Designs out of Colorado is one of the latter. Their accessory bags are awesome. Their blankets, phenomenal. Backpacks? Yeah, they're good, too. Then there's ... continue reading
According to the folks at the design studio Hundred Million, sugar is evil when you put it in coffee or tea. We happen to be of the opinion that a scoop or a packet with a glass of burnt roast isn't all that bad, but we get the idea. Truthfully, we could all probably do with a little less sugar and/or artificial sweetener ... continue reading
Grahame Fowler knows a thing or two about high quality and looking good. Along with his own personal designs, his store also sells the likes of Trickers, Barbour and some of the more famous watch houses. Hodinkee sat down with Fowler to talk about his personal watch collection.
If you look really closely, Peter Fields Brass Keyhook is nothing more than four pieces of solid brass. One 2.1cm diameter brass ring. One flat, 3mm diameter split-ring. One long piece bent so it has two hooks, and one thinner piece wrapped around the hook to hold the rings in place. When all those solid pieces of ... continue reading
It's about damn time more companies started releasing bike-specific, real-world clothing. Let's be real though, when it comes to bike specific clothing, it's everything from around the naughty bits down that's important. You're not putting so much stress on your upper half during a transportation ride that you need ... continue reading
Wood is a great material to use for a lot of things because of its natural strength, durability and character. Those things also make it difficult to make more than one kind of watch out of wood. You know the watch we're talking about. It's the one with the solid links, the standard movement and the characteristics ... continue reading
"Everybody Street" is a veritable who's who of New York's iconic street photographers and what drives them to do what they do. The official trailer for the movie gives you a quick glimpse of the content and subjects featured in the film set for release late 2013.
Beer Grain Granola Bars. Yes, you read that right. No, this isn't some ridiculous practical joke. ReGrained takes spent beer grain (prior to the yeast and fermentation, so there's no booze) and combines it with local ingredients like Ghirardelli chocolate, coffee beans and Fat Uncle Farms honey and almonds to create ... continue reading