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
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.
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.
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.
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.
It would be a mistake to not own a pair of Red Wing boots. Whether you beat them to death on a job site or wear them as a statement in the office, make no mistake these Minnesota-made boots are second to none.
In order to meet the demand of a market asking for more styles of Red Wings other than traditional work wear. Red Wing Boots established the heritage collection. The fall 2014 collection features some amazing colorways of the Chelsea and Iron Ranger boots. Think of a pair of Red Wing's as an investment, a pair of boots you can take care of and keep forever. I've had a pair for five years and they aren't going anywhere.
Recently Filson and Magnum photographer David Allen Harvey collaborate to design a line of camera bags built specifically for the outdoors. The entire phenomenal collection can be viewed here. Although it's impossible to pick a single apple of my eye from the bunch I highlighted a few that I would mind taking out into the wild.
1. Outfitter Travel Bag ($440): Water-repellent, soft travel bag packs like a suitcase and has a separate, nylon-lined compartment for wet items. The roll-top storm flap provides added protection. Bridle Leather shoulder strap and handles for carrying comfort.
2. Original Sportsman Camera Bag ($395): Made of weather-resistant Tin Cloth and Rugged Twill, this bag is durable and versatile. Structured modular dividers and multiple pockets provide storage options. Snap-closure leather handles; optional 2" twill shoulder strap; YKK nylon zipper.
3. Camera Field Bag ($320): Durable Tin Cloth, rain-diverting gutter flaps and ample interior storage space make this camera bag ideal for on-location shooting. Features a wide shoulder strap for carrying comfort.
4. McCurry Tote ($245): A lightweight tote with rugged shoulder straps, padded handgrips, multiple pockets and optional snap closure for easy access to equipment. Removable padded divider has its own snap closure. Tote is both water- and abrasion-resistant.
Item descriptions taken from filson.com.
Brixton recently released their fall '14 lookbook, and it's filled with awesome items. The clothing brand is part outdoor outfitter, part skate brand, and totally awesome. It's hard to believe that brands are already releasing their fall looks when it's so hot out and summer is still in full swing. Still, nothing lasts forever. Thanks for the reality check, Brixton.
THE GOOD CAMP TUMBLR ♦ THE MIDWESTYLE ♦ POLER STUFF ♦ GRAIN EDIT ♦ SVPPLY ♦ SELECTISM ♦ GEAR PATROL ♦ WITTMORE BLOG ♦ 10 DEEP ♦ A CONTINUOUS LEAN ♦ WHISKEY GRADE ♦ TRAVEL WELL ♦ NYLON GUYS ♦ WELL-SPENT ♦ STYLE SOCIETY GUY BLOG ♦ THE ARTFUL DESPARADO ♦ A SUPERIOR LIFE ♦ ASKOV FINLAYSON ♦ SANBORN CANOE COMPANY
Okay, so my obsession with True Detective is starting to concern my friends and family. With only one episode left in the first season Nic...
The Good Camp, meet Adam Garcia. He comes to us from our favorite Pacific Northwestern town, Portland, Or. The insanely talented designer/f...
There is a very real stigma about the "man bag," sometimes known as the "murse." Men carrying around over-sized bags on...
The Nike Roshe Run shoe is the perfect sneaker for the summer. Light weight, breathable, low cut silhouette, and they look great in a pai...
Between daylight savings making your days longer, baseball season only weeks away, and march madness only DAYS away, spring is upon us. Th...