Monthly Archives: January 2010

On the Subject of: High Adventure.

Perhaps it’s the recent cold snap. And perhaps attendant to the fact that Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Norgay Tenzing accomplished the near impossible, summiting Mount Everest(ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ) on May 29th, 1953, with unfalterng style (see Nigel Cabourn). In either case, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. : J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010.

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Get Out of Town: Beckel Canvas Products.

Always happy to come across something new, I found Beckel while scrolling through The Sunday Best(spotted, in turn, at Mr. Lee’s General Store in Vancouver). These tents make the ideal secret forts.Made in the US,Portland, Oregon to be exact, Beckel’s … Continue reading

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Introducing: Tender.

I recently had the chance to meet William Kroll, the man behind Tender Co. a small yet detail-rich and laboriously fabricated denim line consisting presently of a pair of jeans, a blanket-lined rail workers jacket, printed knits and beautifully constructed … Continue reading

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On the Subject of: American Outsider, William S Burroughs., Queer, Tornado Alley, Naked Lunch, etc. Often cited fellow Missourian Jack Black’s You Can’t Win among his own strong influences.1914-1997. Harvard Grad. Looked old even when young. Wore suits prolifically. Fire arm enthusiast. Lush Roller. Beat. Tried the William … Continue reading

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American Outsider: Jack Black, 1881-1932(?)

Canadian-born, Missouri-bred, petty crook, rail-rider, grifter,cat burgler, jail-breaker, yegg brother, author of “You Can’t Win“( If you haven’t, read it pronto. Classified as in pre-production by IMDB). Believed to have rowed out into New York Harbor, weights attached to his … Continue reading

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Zipper Porn: ACL & Co.

Who doesn’t love a titanium riri m6. Especially when it shows up, unannounced, on your doorstep.many thanks to the man responsible, fellow zipper-phile, Mr. Michael Williams. shown:sm. zipper bagmd. zipper bagcigarette bag& laptop caseall waxed canvas, made in US and … Continue reading

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Agenda: C’H’C’M’ Pop-Up.

If you’re in the ‘hood, get yourself there.If not, visit C’H’C’M‘ online.

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Head to Toe: From the Closet of Secret Forts.

Thought I’d do something a little different and pull together a look from my closet. What I wear and carry and what it all goes in. *Ebbets Field Flannels Los Angeles Angels Cap*Canon SD780*Postalco note book, Parker Jotter, Pentel o.7mm … Continue reading

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Top Five Game Changers: Secret Forts + Standard Mint.

My old friends over at STANDARD MINT asked me to cook up a Top Five for their recently launched site. Given my tendencies toward the nostalgic, I put together the five game changing kicks from my youth. ClICK OVER to … Continue reading

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