Advice | Cody Hudson - The Art of the Side Hustle

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL - Cody Hudson & The Art of the Side Hustle Pt 1 from Vans OffTheWall.TV on Vimeo.


Cody Hudson is a graphic designer and creative collaborator based out of Chicago, Il. In this video he shows us around his studio and discusses the importance of staying creative even if nobody sees it. A serious challenge for those of us who are pursing creative industries or creative independence. Lots of good advice here. Thanks to Adam Garcia from The Pressure for the link.

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Good Things | Forest and Waves


It is challenging to pin down exactly what Vancouver B.C. based Forest and Waves is exactly. The brand's founder Ed Juan decided to switch gears in 2012 and leave the animation industry to start a business with greater personal meaning to him. That's when he formed Forest and Waves with a vision to design and create beautiful objects that incorporates his love for the outdoors. Forest and Waves is a spectacularly curated, intelligently designed collection of objects; linens, cups, apparel, everything. The eclectic catalog is it's most attractive quality. Stop by their online store and see for yourself.

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Style | Vans "Royal Paisley" Authentics


Check out this amazing pair of Vans Authentic's. The "Royal Paisley's" are the perfect sneakers to crush leaves beneath your feet all fall long. The paisley pattern is classic, the navy base color accents the gold pattern in the best way, and for a very reasonable $65 these Vans are available through the Vans online store and select retailers. Get your pair fast.

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Made In USA | ASKOV FINLAYSON


My Minnesota brothers of Askov Finlayson have been making awesome things, hosting fun events, and being Midwest ambassadors since the brand was founded in 2011 by brothers Andrew and Eric Dayton. Their latest product, theNORTH HAT is a throwback to Minnesota's hockey roots. The hats are designed and manufactured in Minnesota.

"In 2013, Askov Finlayson began offering its own clothing along with items produced in partnership with friends. We apply our highest standard to our own products because they carry our name. Askov Finlayson’s design offices are located next door to our store and all our own products are made in America. We’re inspired by Minnesota’s traditions of exploration and year-round enjoyment of the outdoors, as well as the thriving design and artistic community in Minneapolis. It’s the combination of perseverance and creativity that we consider to be among the finest characteristics of America’s North. " -askovfinlayson.com

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Sneakers | Converse All-Star Rubber Collection


This Fall Converse is releasing the Chuck Taylor All Stars Rubber collection. The monochromatic color scheme is really solid and I could see how they would pair well with Fall denim and a nice rain coat. Starting at $65 the Fall 2014 Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber collection features soft fleece lining, with a rubber upper in designed to protect your feet during rainy day weather.

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Style | TOPO Designs - Field Bag


TOPO Designs just keeps turning out awesome goods, honestly. After we published their collaboration with Salomon, TOPO has announced even more goodies - the Field Bag.

Handmade in Colorado, USA, the interior is fully padded and lined with a removable divider to protect and separate your camera body from your extra lens. It comes equipped with a breathable padded back and shoulder strap for cool comfort and a removable waist strap to keep it secure on the body as you run around town or venture into the mountains. The interior organization pockets will keep your batteries and SD cards in place, and the side pockets can stash your water bottle and additional gear.

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Gear | This Is Groud - Cordito Roll


If you're anything like me, you struggle to keep all of your cords and headphones tidy, and sort of freak out when they are in disarray. This Is Ground's Cordito Roll is the perfect companion to keep all of your shit together in a stylish fashion. The Cordito Supreme (pictured) is $70 while the regular Corditio is only $40, a fair price for leather goods crafted in Los Angeles.

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3 Perfectly Acceptable Men's Tote Bags


There is a very real stigma about the "man bag," sometimes known as the "murse." Men carrying around over-sized bags on the street is something that is common among style blogs, but really, how often does the average man carry a tote or large bag? The answer is not that regularly. Which is stupid because tote bags are versatile, durable, and aren't constantly slung over one, or both shoulders. The Good Camp decided to put together a list of three, simple, stylish tote bags designed for dudes in mind. Here you go:

Duluth Pack Market Tote ($100): "The most popular tote by Duluth Pack; this simple bag is northwoods-strong. This tote is the ultimate shopping companion, a spacious handbag, the perfect carryall for your day, and even a weekend travel bag. There is no longer a need to be the multi-bag person; toss your lunch, satchel, and gym clothes in your market tote to be ready for the day. Feel organized and prepared when carrying this versatile bag." - duluthpack.com

Barbour Harbour Tote Bag ($?): The Harbour Tote is a ‘carry-all’ travel bag in Barbour’s robust waxed cotton, with stylish leather trims. The generous outer pocket features a stud-fastened strap, while a zipped inner pocket safeguards valuables. - barbour.com

Carhartt WIP Scott Tote ($118): The Scott Tote features a water repellent, coated 100% nylon cordura shell, a detachable shoulder strap, and an interior pocket. Simple design in the iconic "Hamilton Brown" Carhartt color.

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