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Heritage: Andrew Brodrick

Since I couldn’t choose my wife, kids or my French Bulldog, I choose my latest surfboard, which I received from our marketing director’s husband, Florian Saylor, who is a shaper in Los Angeles. The purpose in starting Freenote was to create an apparel company with a heartbeat where we all know exactly where the ... continue reading
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The Great Outdoors Sale SHOP

Real men don't spend their entire summer in air-conditioned comfort. The warm weather and abundant sunshine make this time of year the perfect to go exploring the great outdoors, and right now is the time to gear up to do so. From now until 7/28/14 you'll save 16% on all the outdoor gear we've rounded up in this curated collection. So ditch the couch for a weekend, lace up your boot and get outside. ... check it out
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Heritage: Joe Sadler

This is a 1938 Gibson Mastertone passed down from my father last year with a case that has been covered in Bill Monroe Bluegrass stickers and tickets since the mid 70's. My mother actually went into labor with me while they were at the show in 1979. I used to sit in the case listening to my parents jam at house parties ... continue reading
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Web’s Best: Recipes with Tater Tots

We might not go to Napoleon Dynamite lengths and stash extra tots in our pocket, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love the little fried potato nuggets any less. Like most human beings, we normally eat them as a side or a snack, but there’s a whole other world of tater tot usability out there that we have just started exploring: Tater tots as an ingredient. Here are the best recipes you can cook up with your pocket of tots. ... continue reading
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8 New Apps You Should Know

Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a diamond in the rough, check out some of these. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure. Minibar Delivery - iTunes Themer - GooglePlay Sooshi - iTunes PolyFauna - iTunes ... continue reading
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Heritage: Eric Singer

My whole life growing up as a maker of things, I never really followed any rules or learned the right way of doing something. I would pick up a tool and not know what it was or what it was for, although I’d still use it in whatever way I could. This old chisel set handed down to me by my friends’ grandfather was ... continue reading
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Heritage: Johnathan Ward

About twenty years ago I was at a car show and a vendor had one of these. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, but alas…. I was broke. It haunted me for years and once the internet became a resource, I started researching and learned a bit about it. Turns out that this German company made fleet truck chassis, ... continue reading
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Current Obsession: Rock Band Logos

It was usually around 10 minutes into class when your teacher started waxing poetic on the Pythagorean theorem that you started sketching rock band logos in your notebook. Suddenly the bell would ring and you’d realize you listened to absolutely nothing during class and had a composition book full of doodles. Ah, ... continue reading
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Everyday Carry: 1960s

The 1960s were a time of change, confusion, and upheaval. The style and accessories guys carried reflected this sense of revolt. Marked by war and loss, personal style seemed to fight back. Here’s some of that gear. ... continue reading
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Heritage: Paul Cunningham

Growing up in Cooperstown, NY, all I ever wanted to be was a baseball player. Players will say you never master the game. To play it well requires confidence earned through repetition, and trust in your tools. As a young ball player, the tool that I needed was the Rawlings PRO-T, Fastback Trapeze outfielders glove. ... continue reading
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Heritage: Mike Balitsaris

I spent a good part of my growing up in Tennessee at my grandparents house beside the Tennessee river. My cousins and I lived like Tom and Huck, fishing, hiking, boating, and exploring. One thing I remember about my grandfather was he would spend time every day at his desk and he would open the mail with a paper cutter ... continue reading
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8 New Beers You Should Know

As you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of them are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting shelves. So next time you’re out scouting potential fridge dwellers, keep an eye out for these. 1. Six Point Hi-res Big ... continue reading
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