Iron Society is a private grooming salon in Brooklyn. By appointment only, Iron Society is dedicated to detail. At it’s helm is Chris Desanty. Chris follows a general pattern of the haircuts from the 1920′s to the 60′s, but with a modern twist. (more…)
I had the pleasure of spending some time at Union Garage this summer and getting to know owner Chris Lesser. One of the first things that strikes you about the guy is how passionate he is about riding, but on top of that, how passionate he is about being protected, being comfortable, and still looking good. Anybody who rides knows how hard it is to balance those three. Union Garage has done a great job of finding brands that meet that criteria, but it wasn’t enough. They had to go and make their own damn fine jacket as well. Meet the Robinson Jacket. (more…)
It feels like yesterday I heard Elliott Smith had passed. I was a senior in high school at the time and Elliott Smith was by far my favorite musician. I must’ve just gotten home from school, I was sitting at my desktop computer and reading an article that he was gone. I have no idea what would’ve been my news source for music in 2003. It could’ve very well been Pitchfork. I broke down in tears for someone I didn’t know. Now, ten years later as of last Monday, I want to remember what made Smith special to me then, and more so now.
Above is a video by Grace Jackson about Jack English. Jack is a 93 year old who is living in isolation in the Ventana Wilderness. After Jack’s wife died, Jack moved to the cabin to be on his own. Jack has a great story and a better outlook on life. Check it out above.
Over at Dice Magazine, they have a great photo essay with Sin Takizawa at Neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan. The collection of Americana motorcycle pieces is one of the most impressive I’ve ever seen. I am constantly saying that the Japanese are doing a much better job of chronicling American rich culture than we Americans are. Check out below for a few more of my favorites from the collection, but definitely go over to Dice to check out the full collection. (more…)
Sometimes great things just fall in your lap. For example, on Saturday, October 12th, I found myself in Houston killing some time before a DJ gig, and happened upon a totally badass “Bike Night” at RESERVE SUPPLY COMPANY. Located in the Washington area, it was a combo event celebrating the opening of the adjacent CUT THROAT BARBERSHOP and a trunk show for Roland Sands at Reserve Supply. (more…)