Category Archives: Gear

Chemistry Surfboards: Custom Board Crafting

Chemistry Surfboards R&D from Chemistry Surfboards on Vimeo.

Chemistry Surfboards out of Oceanside, California just released this video of their production process. It’s a creatively filmed look at the development of their custom boards. The boards are hand-crafted and made to order right here in the United States. Check out the video, then browse their entire selection of boards and apparel at

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Coming Soon: LAYERxlayer Denim Aprons

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LAYERxlayer, whose made-to-order bags we’ve posted in the past, has a collection of great looking denim aprons soon to be available. Like their bags, the aprons are also made-to-order and produced with American grown & woven denim which provides durability and breaks in well over time. At this quality, they should be the first choice of any artist or craftsman that uses an apron. While you can’t order online directly yet, they should be available soon and you can contact LAYERxlayer to be placed on notification list. When available, the aprons will come in black, grey, or raw denim varieties and cost $75-$95.

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Stussy x Manhattan Portage Hiking Day Pack

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This Stussy x Manhattan Portage collaboration brings in a fresh new year with clean lines on either black/white or blue/white colorways. Unfortunately the bags are only available in Stussy Japan stores for now, but Manhattan Portage announced they’ll be sold worldwide later this Spring. We’ll keep you posted when they become available.

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Trucker Deluxe x Freshborn Market Obey Throwback Snapback Giveaway

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Ever been to TruckerDeluxe? If not, make sure to hit them up. They’re a streetwear retailer based in California carrying some of our favorite brands including 10Deep, Clae, Brixton, Nixon, Obey, RVCA, Vans, WESC, and many more.

We love their site and we’d like your help in spreading the word about it. In order to do so, TruckerDeluxe has offered to give away an Obey Throwback snapback hat on our site. In order to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is one of the following: comment on this post, “Like” this post on our Facebook page, or retweet our announcement on Twitter telling us your favorite brand that TruckerDeluxe carries within the next seven days and we’ll do a random drawing to determine the winner! The contest ends at 12:00 PM EST on January 7th. In order to enter, you must live in the USA or Canada. Make sure to leave your contact information and good luck!

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Veja: Accessory Project Number Two

veja Veja: Accessory Project Number Two

Veja, French producer of eco-friendly sneakers, bags and accessories, has released their debut line of laptop sleeves and wallets. While we haven’t gotten our hands on them yet, they’re both looking pretty damn sharp. The wallet features an acacia-tanned leather exterior and an organic cotton interior while the laptop sleeves are made with an eco-friendly cotton canvas with leather details. The wallet is available in both medium and small sizes in burgundy, geranium, and black varieties. The sleeve comes in graphite and navy colors in 10″, 13″, 14″ and 15″ sizes. Both are available now at the Veja online shop at prices ranging from €55 to €75.

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Coal Headwear Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

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If you’re ever looking for a new hat, your first stop should be Coal. Founded in 2002 with a goal to make headwear more than just an accessory, they craft each hat with exacting detail and only the best materials. The result? Some of the best looking, high-quality headwear around. Best of all, they’ve got designs to suit nearly any style. They have truly succeeded in their mission to create a “headwear culture.” Most items are priced in at $30-40 range and are available for purchase at– though you really can’t put a price on a warm head anyways.

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Capital Handcrafted Wood Sunglasses

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We’ve covered wooden sunglasses before, but there’s still plenty of room in the niche for Capital. The company produces vintage-inspired frames from domestically sourced hardwoods. The glasses are handcrafted in America, making each pair a bit unique. They’re made with the upmost workmanship and use only quality materials such as Carl Zeiss Sola lenses. Though Capital currently offers only two styles, the Bonnie/Clyde and the Ellie, both look great. The glasses run from $95 to $115 with the option of a polarized lens upgrade at Capital.

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Sullivan Glove Co. Deerskin Slippers

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Check out these deerskin slippers from Sullivan Glove Co. They are perfect for lounging around the house and just kicking it on a hungover Sunday. For $89, they’re available now from Sullivan Glove Co. online.

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IMKING Holiday Warehouse Sale

If you happen to be in California, don’t miss out on IMKING‘s warehouse sale, taking place this Saturday and Sunday:

Location: IMKING Warehouse
Address: 1579 Sunland Ln. Costa Mesa, CA 92708

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Japanese Carpenter’s Knife

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If you haven’t been able to tell, we kind of like knives. This Carpenter’s Knife is a pretty badass little knife from Japan. The blade is a traditional design historically popular in the Higo region of Kyushu. It’s the perfect size to carry with you and has a hole in one end to tie a rope through. The knife is available online for only $23 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Shop.

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