Yes, we’ve been on an extended hiatus — but we’re back with some very exciting news to announce. In early 2013, we’ll be launching a new venture called Hank. Our mission is simple: we want to support American manufacturers. We’ll help them sell their products to a wider audience and grow their businesses. Hank will be your source for high-quality American-made clothing and goods.
We’ve already identified over 150 American companies, from one-man operations to organizations with over 1,500 employees, that make outstanding products in the United States. Despite the abundance of products out there, it’s not always easy to discover and purchase them. Hank is changing that. We’re working with several manufacturers and building a collection of goods and clothing that’s made in America. We’ve detailed a bit more in our introductory post: What is Hank?
Pointer Brand is doing the seemingly impossible with their Chore Coats. They’re of exceptional quality, manufactured in the USA, and remain affordable. At $55.45, their Duck Brown Chore Coat makes a perfect last-minute gift for this holiday season. Great for these last few days of fall, the coat is made out of 100% Cotton. Available now at pointerbrand.com.
It’s that time of year again — baseball, 50 degree weather, and spring/summer lookbooks! Penfield ushers in the upcoming spring/summer season with their 2011 lookbook. As usual, we’re really feeling what they’ve got. Should be available on their site and at retailers some time soon. If you haven’t checked out their winter sale yet, make sure you do before it’s over. They’ve got some great deals. More photos after the jump.
If you haven’t seen 2008′s That’s It, That’s All yet, you’re missing out. It’s one of the most visually stunning movies you’ll ever see and you can bet the upcoming The Art of Flight, produced by the same company, won’t disappoint either. The movie is set for release in September 2011.
Sixpack France expands their brand with their upcoming “Dust To Dust” collection for this spring and summer. With the collection, they will be branching out from solely youth-inspired clothing and moving into a more timeless and mature collection, all while remaining focused on delivering a high quality product. We are particularly loving the jackets and button-downs from the new line. Be sure to check out the “Dust To Dust” lookbook after the jump, then browse the full collection at Sixpack France.
We’re very excited about the new “Rockassins” from Montreal based design/creation shop Furni. The limited edition ankle-high mocs will come in a caramel Brazilian leather with a rubber crepe sole. Each pair will be made to order and they will be available for a limited run beginning today and ending February 21st. If there’s enough interest, they also plan to consider a women’s model. Order yours today for $100 at the Furni Online Store.
This is the insane video for “Yonkers” off of Tyler, The Creator‘s newest album Goblin, due out this April. Watch it. The single is available for purchase on iTunes for $0.99. Thanks to Adam for the tip.
As usual, Vincent Moon’s Take-Away Shows series captures an incredible performance from one of our favorite bands of 2010. Local Natives deliver an astounding performance of their song Who Knows Who Cares from their last album, Gorilla Manor. Be sure to check out the performance, then pick up the whole album now for a $5.99 download at Amazon.
We’re liking these melange socks from Inventory Magazine Items. They’re produced by The Superior Labor Company in one of Japan’s most rich textile production towns, Okayama, from a fine blend of cotton and polyester. The socks come in either tan or grey, and are a perfect weight for fall, winter, and spring alike. They’re available for $24 at the Inventory Stockroom.
For the ultimate “why didn’t I think of that?” feeling: Keybrid. The combined ring & key simplifies your keychain and cuts down on the clutter. Keybrid was founded in 2010 after founder Scott Amron made a low-res mock up of the idea and it went viral, leading to 80,000 purchase inquiries. The Keybrid comes in two versions, fitting SC1 and KW1 doors, which make up 95% of front door locks in the United States and Canada. While only the silver key is available currently, the company plans to expand their line to include black, pink, and gold keys in 2012. Each key is $8.99 and is they’re available online at The Keybrid Store.