The Great Gatsby says cheers!
When you think of classic American motorcycles, two brands come to mind,
Harley-Davidson & Indian.
Indian is the first major player on the scene, rolling out production in 1901– two years before Harley-Davidson. Started in Springfield, Mass. by Oscar Hedstrom & George Hendee, a couple of bicycle racers and self-taught engineers.
The Indian factory team took the first three places in the 1911 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy.
Competition with Harley-Davidson in the early days was fierce, and factory sponsored racers were expected to be loyal– it was pretty unheard of for guys to switch allegiances back then without controversy.
The riders were proud to wear a Indian Jersey which were hand out by the factory to the drivers, those jerseys are scares and if you find one it will cost you some 400 bucks.
PS did you know that the nickname for the factory was the wigwam.
Roy van Creij is the creative brain behind the brand Monsieur Bojangles. He started a year or so ago with handmade bracelets and is planning to add some more goodies to his brand.
Every sailor bracelet is handcrafted with love and care in the Netherlands. Made from high quality American made type III commercial grade 550 paracord. And finished with an engraved stainless steel D-shackle.
Paracord was originally used in the suspension lines of U.S. parachutes during World War II. Today it is still part of the U.S. army standard equipment. And it is also used for many practical applications such as outdoor building shelter, fishing line, shoelace, dental floss, fall or as a splint for a broken ankle and various other improvised solutions.
Each Monsieur Bojangles bracelet comes with a custom designed recyclable matchbox inspired package. Don't wait till next Christmas, start shopping already here on etsy.
Unionmade is putting plaid in the spotlight this holiday season with their brand new Unionmade Tartan Collection. Featuring bold selections from brands like Begg, Alexander Olch, Golden Bear and Gitman Vintage, all in striking colors and patterns.
North Sea Clothing is renowned for sourcing the best craftsmen and raw materials that they can find for their products, which means they work closely with craftsmen to achieve products in which they believe.
Designer Neill Starr started the brand with the desire to recreate his favourite vintage garments using the same methods of manufacture that the original pieces had used.
Denim Dudes is a street style book with a difference, written by Amy Leverton she's a denim expert who has worked in trend forecasting for the two leaders in the field – first at WGSN and more recently at Stylesight, where she is now Senior Denim Editor. This richly illustrated title showcases over 80 metalheads punks, indie kids, rockabillies, bikers, hipsters, geeks, and other enthusiasts who are obsessed with denim.
As well as talking to and featuring pieces key players in the global denim business, such as Henry Holland (House of Holland), Francois Girbaud (Merithé et Francois Girbaud), Adriano Goldschmied (The Godfather of Denim, Diesel, Evisu), and Kenichi and Kenji (Warehouse Japan), Denim Dudes also explores the very best and latest denim styling on the street. The photography has been shot exclusively for the book in the key international centres of denim, including Paris, Tokyo, London, New York, LA, Milan, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Osaka, Melbourne and Berlin.
We have to postpone Xmas as Denim Dudes will be available as from February 2015.