TCB Courier’s Spring Kits are Lookin’ Good!
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SF’s TCB Courier always delivers when it comes to their kit offerings. This spring, they went in a lighter direction, using dots and stripes in various pastels. Their pre-order is available in a total kit, including arm warmers, vest, jersey and bibs, or as individual pieces for men and women. Made in downtown LA by ENDO Customs. Head over to TCB to see more.

Mar 11, 2015 3 comments
Levi’s Commuter Women’s Line Video

After years of demand, Levi’s has finally listened and delivered a women’s line. Here’s a short video showcasing some of the product features. Personally, I think it looks great and from what I’ve been told, many more pieces are on the way. Check out the full line at Levi’s.

… also, that’s a nice All-City Space Horse at the end!

Mar 11, 2015 2 comments
Cadence and Central Part One

I’m really digging this collaboration:

“In February of 2015 Pro skaters Chico Brenes, Rob Gonzales, and Steve Nesser were accompanied by Cadence Founder Dustin Klein and Brand ambassador Fergus Tanaka. Creating a unique group with different and a parallel background.

Tour De Nica was a chance for all to celebrate the culture and atmosphere of Nicaragua where Chico was born and Central is based out of. Days where spent Riding bikes between city and skating the abundance of parks Nica has to offer.
Culture Cross over at its finest.”

See the collaboration at Cadence.

Mar 10, 2015 2 comments
Element goes TIMBER!

This looks great! Element collaborated with artist TIMBER! on a capsule collection including t-shirts, made in the USA Cone Mills “Tourer” jeans, “Porteur” denim jacket and a “Randonneur” waterproof jacket, all under the brand’s motto of “Keep Discovering.”

If you’re in Paris, Belgium or London, make sure you catch the art shows from this project. You can follow along at Element.

Mar 10, 2015 1 comment
I’m in Indianapolis with Zipp Today
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What better way to segue into NAHBS and documenting handmade bicycle frames than to visit a facility that produces handmade carbon wheels. Today I’ve been touring the Zipp factory in Indianapolis where I got to see the process from cutting sheets of carbon to testing current and future products. As you could imagine, a lot of this process is top secret, but Zipp allowed photos of specific areas throughout the afternoon.

Expect more reportage to come before NAHBS content begins.

Mar 5, 2015 5 comments
Levi’s Commuter Women’s Line
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After much demand, Levi’s announced their new Commuter line for women. The lineup includes shorts, skinny jeans and a windbreaker. While this may seem like a small offering when compared to their men’s lineup, it’s a step in the right direction. Ladies, you asked for it and it’s here. See the full Women’s Commuter Line at Levi’s.

Mar 5, 2015 8 comments
Oh My, Louisville

… oh my. I hope, hope, hope I can squeeeeze this into my busy NAHBS schedule this weekend.

Mar 4, 2015 9 comments
Supreme Purist Waterbottles
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As arguably one of the first legitimate streetwear operations, NYC’s Supreme has literally been there, done that in today’s collaboration environment. Recently however, they’ve been branching out of their normal product line with some left field products. Case in point: these Specialized purist water bottles. Luckily, you won’t have to camp outside one of their stores to “cop” a pair. These are going up on the shelf in the office for sure.

Mar 4, 2015 16 comments
Manual for Speed Launches the Kasual Klub
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When Manual for Speed does something, they go above and beyond. Now, above what or beyond where is open to interpretation, but one thing’s for sure: these cats are wild. Wild, but chill.. and that’s exactly what Kasual Klub is all about. Chilling. Well, that and this:

“What is Kasual Klub? It’s a Vibe, a Crü, and a Collection of Clothes For Sale. And a Klub, obvs. There are only two ways to get in the Klub: 1) Turn yourself into an exceptionally gifted World Class Human Athlete (or equivalent), or 2) buy a Kasual Klub clothing item now available for sale in our “store”. That’s it; one way is really fucking hard, and pretty much impossible, the other way means you just have to buy a cotton t-shirt or some insane technical socks.”

See some more Kasual Klub flicks below and check the lineup at Manual for Speed.

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Mar 4, 2015 2 comments
Cadence and Central Skate Shop Capsule Collection
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Cadence’s Dustin Klein was recently contacted by pro skater Chico Brenes to do a collaboration with his skateshop in Nicaragua, Central Skate Shop. Skateboarding has always been a part of the Cadence brand and it’s rad seeing these two unique companies unite under such a clean product line.

See more of the Central Skate Shop collection at Cadence.

Mar 3, 2015 Comments are OFF
Take Em From the Middle Zine
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I like the way this sounds!

“8 page color zine with 12 water color illustrations by Zak Kirwin of cell phone photos taken by Leland Taylor from the cell phone blog toolbag.tumblr.com. Bike camping, bandit camping, vagrancy and GOOD VIBES GALORE! Join the gang as they crash the party in paradise. When you’re camped out by the fire, and you reach for a brew, remember “Take ‘em from the middle, the others keep ‘em cold, and once you’ve had a few, the rest go down like water!” Printed locally on some classy ass vellum paper! 5″ x 8″”

Pick up a Take Em From the Middle Zine at Secret Awesome, or grab the Zine and Bong Water Bottle combo and save a few bucks!

Mar 3, 2015 2 comments
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Element goes TIMBER!

This looks great! Element collaborated with artist TIMBER! on a capsule collection including t-shirts, made in the USA Cone Mills “Tourer” jeans, “Porteur” denim jacket and a “Randonneur” waterproof jacket, all under the brand’s motto of “Keep Discovering.”

If you’re in Paris, Belgium or London, make sure you catch the art shows from this project. You can follow along at Element.

Mar 10, 2015 1 comment
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I’m in Indianapolis with Zipp Today
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What better way to segue into NAHBS and documenting handmade bicycle frames than to visit a facility that produces handmade carbon wheels. Today I’ve been touring the Zipp factory in Indianapolis where I got to see the process from cutting sheets of carbon to testing current and future products. As you could imagine, a lot of this process is top secret, but Zipp allowed photos of specific areas throughout the afternoon.

Expect more reportage to come before NAHBS content begins.

Mar 5, 2015 5 comments
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