This stuff has been with or on me almost everyday. The Engineered Garments sling bag was something we picked up at Nepenthes in 2010 and although it is probably the most affordable piece Daiki has ever produced, ringing in at $24 dollars, it’s also one of the most useful ones. The EG corduroy bucket hat is something I finally managed to track down from Japan, and it just goes with everything I wear. Last but definitely not least, my FW09 workshirt is starting to really show signs of wear and tear, but the fabric looks beautiful so I figured I’d share. It’ll soon be patched up like this one.
A good pair of boots that can take a beating (and look better doing so) are something every gentleman should have in their closet. Stop dodging puddles in your Alden’s and jump in them instead. The Red Wing Heritage line has revived so many classic designs from the companies archives. Designs that are still sought after due to their top notch construction, and timeless aesthetic. I’ve been wearing these 875′s for about a year now – on and off. Hands down the most comfortable pair of footwear I own. Guaranteed to last decades, and when they need new soles, or any other repairs – Red Wing will fix ‘em for you.
Patrick & Leah over at LAYERxlayer have done it again. These zipper pouches are extremely handy for your everyday items that don’t quite fit in your pocket, but aren’t enough to warrant carrying a bag around all day. Perfect for the gentleman who prefers pencil & paper over a smart phone, with room for a Field Notes (or similar sized notebook) and plenty of writing utensils. The inner compartment is great for carrying other small items like your phone, moustache wax, lip balm, etc. Can totally double up as a dopp kit as well for those weekend trips. For more information (dimensions, etc) or to purchase – head over to the LAYERxlayer webstore.
Maybe I have a slight obsession with Red Wings, and they honestly haven’t gotten enough praise here on Simple Threads. Ultra durable rough-out leather in a really awesome sage (more like grey) color, Good-Year welted, with a traditional off-white crepe sole that makes long days on your feet not so painful. Worn by carpenters and wood-workers, these were crafted for the not-so-rugged gentleman. These go amazingly well with my Left Field duck canvas pants and will definitely get better the more I wear ‘em.
These have been on my rear every single daily since November. The Cone Denim is just starting to come in with some really subtle fades but they’ve still got a ton of life left. The pocket was repaired by Tony himself. More info & purchase here.
Patrick & Leah over at Layerxlayer are always up to something, sometimes awesome vegan recipes, or sometimes making so-tough-you’ll-hand-it-down bags. This is the second bag I’ve had the pleasure of seeing in person, and the first one I’ll be carrying with me everyday. The canvas will soften up and fade with sun exposure, it should look really badass in a year or so. Completely made in the USA, by just two individuals, and every material that goes into one of their bags is sourced domestically. Awesome details from denim rivets, reinforced stitching throughout, rope & grommet tope closure, denim pocket on the front, and beeswax coated ends on the canvas straps. Tons of pockets for storing your goods and even a handy pencil pocket.
Without a doubt, there are plenty of options when it comes to a standard daypack. This one takes on a different style, lately it’s been all about hiking packs, mountaineering, etc. Patrick & Leah switch up the market with a whole new silhouette. It has a very “nautical” look to it – reminiscent to the bag a sailor would pack and take with him out to sea.
So how much will it run you? One dollar short of two Ben Franklins, and it is available for purchase over at the Layerxslayer online shop. These bags are made to order, so you’ll have to wait about two weeks to receive it. Check back in because I will be taking shots of this bag as it gets more & more worn in.
I have been a really big supporter of Tellason since I first met my good internet pal, Michael Andersen. I was in the market for a new pair of American made selvedge denim that made up to a size 38 waist, a good fit that flattered even the bigger waist sizes, authentic details, and Cone Denim. I did my research on the brand, and was impressed that the jeans were 100% American made, every step of the way. From the materials, to the production itself.
- 12.5oz White Oak Denim (Greensboro, NC)
- Natural Leather Patch (Portland, OR)
- Antique Hardware (Kentucky)
The denim is cut & sewn in downtown San Francisco, CA, and quality controlled by Tony and Pete (the minds behind Tellason.) The end product is plain and simple: a durable pair of jeans, authentic details, and a great fit. Nothing more, nothing less. The details on these jeans are inspired by vintage denim, back before it was mass produced.
- Canvas reinforced pocket lining
- Chain-stitched hem
- Hidden “Legal” tab in the back pocket (Levi copyrighted the red tab on jeans)
- Antique copper rivets
- Button fly
- Oversized coin pocket
- Hand-burnished leather patch by the boys at Tanner Goods
I’m now on my second pair of Tellason’s and am hoping I can wear these ones for years to come. Here are some photos of a pair of sz. 36′s after 4 months of everyday wear, a normal wash and air dry.
These are my everyday essentials. Nothing more, nothing less.
I’m not sure why I like to carry so much stuff around in my pockets, and I’m not really sure why it’s necessary to have a selvedge bandanna… but that’s besides the point.
I carry around a lot of stuff with me on a daily basis, and I used to lose a lot of stuff on a daily basis. Wether it be from falling out of my pocket, or just being left somewhere. Well, that’s all changed, thanks to this Corter Brewster Wallet. It’s the perfect size to keep most of my every day items in. It’s currently storing a security card for work, Burt’s Bees lip balm, Compact Flash cards, a thumb drive, and an Indian Head penny that my great Grandmother gave to me. Honestly, it helps me not forget these things when I’m out and about, and it stays in my back pocket so it’s never left at home.
I keep my outfits pretty plain for the most part, so I rely on accessories and my beard to keep things interesting. I’m really happy I picked up a The Hill-Side Chambray bandanna. First off, I love everything selvedge, and it’s come in handy multiple times as a number of things: a napkin, defense mechanism for Florida’s summers, a towel for my iPhone, and even a make-shift bottle opener. This will be riding in my back pocket for the long run.