Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Now Available: The Rig Out, Issue #3.

It's back. Issue number three of Oi Polloi's men's zine from across the pond, The Rig Out. Secret Forts has been lucky enough to partner up with the Rig Out boys from day one, helping to get the Rig Out out here in the states from the very first issue. With this issue, the Rig Out continues to impress. An interview with WWM brand manager Marco Bazzoni. Stories include "Future Shepherd", "Dark Rainbow" and "30 Century Man" all photographed by our man and recent collaborator, Antony Crook. "Italian Lessons" from Glenn Kitson and Mark Smith. And some other good stuff in there.
60 available through Secret Forts. An additional 40 or so will, like with the last issue, be available through Hickoree's Hard Goods.
Unlike the issues one and two, this one's gonna cost ya'. Just keep reading.

A Lesson in Star Identification: USN Training Film, 1942.

With a trip to LA forthcoming, this film on star identification should prove very useful.

Monday, October 25, 2010

At Work: Pablo Picasso: b. 10/25/1881.

Picasso, born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso this day in 1881.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Supper is Served: The Hill-Side + Hope st. Supper Club.

Over the weekend, The brothers Corsillo of The Hill-Side got a bunch of friends together, put them all in the forth-coming Spring '11 line and got them all around one long communal table at the Hope Street Supper Club here in Brooklyn.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Fall Three: Jay Carroll, One Trip Pass.

Fresh off his latest coastal adventure, King of the Road Jay Carroll checks in with his Fall Three.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

From the Inbox: Outlier Goes Soft Core.

The Brooklyn-based Outlier, purveyors of super clean and functional cycling apparel, has you covered when it comes to layering just right for your morning ride to work, for coffee, around town or wherever you might be headed on two wheels.
The Soft Core Wool Vest, an experimental run of a dozen made in California, is a soft core of knit superfine New Zealand merino on the inside, an outer face of virgin wool flannel and a 120 gram, military-grade Primaloft Infinity insulation sandwiched between. Nice and warm, but designed to avoid overheating.
Pull that on over the Long Action Merino Tee, ultrafine 17.5 micron New Zealand merino base layer with a gusseted sleeve and dart contoured shoulder, and you're on your way.
Both available via Outlier's web shop.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

On the Subject of: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Les Them: G-L-O-R-I-A.

"If you drop a guitar down a flight of stairs, it'll play 'Gloria' on its way to the bottom." - Dave Barry

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Fall Three: Kate Jones, Ursa Major.

I last ran into the talented Ms. Kate Jones while she was on her way to deliver some olive oil cake she had just made to La Colombe, who she does some baking for. I couldn't get olive oil cake off my brain for some time after that. But that's neither here nor there.
Quite simply, Kate's one of the most stylish women I know(proof; HERE). I've long admired her for her distinct singularity and effortlessness. In addition to being such a stylish lass, she's also the creator of the equally unique Ursa Major Collection, a line of jewelry she designs and is so very often wearing the hell out off. You can also check out the Ursa Major blog, the always inspiring Pointer Stars.
I'm stoked to have had such a great response from Kate and with great pleasure, I present the three things(maybe four) that have Kate Stoked for Fall.

In the Making: Otter-Messer Factory, Solingen Germany.

Back in 'o8, I made mention of this folding knife. German-made by Otter-Messer(est. 1887), I got mine a few years back from Garrett Wade, lost it and got another. Classic design. Hand-made. Love the inlaid brass anchor. Came across this video recently, shot back in 'o7, showing some of the process involved in making this very knife.