Monday, September 12, 2011

With a Little Help from my Friends : We've Moved.

After much ado, SECRET FORTS has a new address. We've re-built the fort, bigger and better, but tried to keep it the same old Secret Forts you've come to know and love. This site will remain as an archive but new posts from here on out will be made from the new HQ.
Make sure to update your bookmarks and links and check out the new site often as we're working on new features as well as continuing the old ones.
A huge thanks to good friends Sandy and Emil Corsillo for all their help and to you for following along here for the past three years. See you over at the new fort.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Transit Issue : Apolis + Sierra Designs, Oakland, CA.

My good friends over at Apolis have just today released the latest additions to their Transit Issue collection, the stand out being(though very stoked to see the re-stock of the tough-as-nails waxed canvas USMC jacket and the release of the reversible anorak) the classic Oakland,CA-made Sierra Designs 60/40 Mountain Parka.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thirty Minutes or Less : Warhol's BMW M1.

BMW's art car project. Started by French race car driver Hervé Poulain in 1975, Warhol spent all of 23 minutes painting the M1 in 1977.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Blues : Oak Street Navy Suede Trail Oxford.

A while back, I introduced you to Oak Street Bootmakers and have since been wearing the heck out of their Trail Oxfords. Just today, available in limited numbers, a navy Horween suede Trail Oxford with a handsome red brick camp sole(both Oak Street firsts) goes up on their site.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kerouac in Shorts : Miki "Da Cat" Dora.

“Real secrets will get you dead. I always forget to remember anything. I am a waterlogged, sun-baked old surf bum and that act always ends the inquisition. I wanted to be left alone. So I left alone. Now I don’t want anything.” -The Black Knight of Malibu. Badass. Legend. Miki Dora. Respect.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's Back : The Rig Out, #IV.

Hot off the presses, the fine fellows of the Rig Out(them being Glenn Kitson, Andy Bird and Antony Crook) have done it yet again and as usual, in a big way.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Studio Visit : Stanley & Sons, BK/NY.

he other day I paid a long overdue visit to Stanley & Sons. Just down the street from my apartment in Brooklyn, each bag and apron is handmade, start to finish, in a 350 sg/ft studio space on Grand street a stones throw from the East River. Having long admired the nearly bomb-proof construction and straight forward utilitarian aesthetic of S&S goods, I thought it was about time I stop in and see where it all comes from.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pictures of Pictures of : Steve McQueen.

All photos of Steve McQueen, the undisputed 'King of Cool'(as they say), by William Claxton. Published by Taschen Books. Thanks Junior.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Coming Attractions : Baldwin Men's Shop, KC.

My buddy Matt & co. just putting the finishing touches on things. Get ready, KC.

Epic Road Trip : Hamilton Dry Goods, Sparta, TN.

hile Sandy was back in Brooklyn, handling the daily operations of both The Hill-Side and Hickoree's, Emil and I made a trip down south to Nashville to do some sight seeing, some honky-tonking and so Emil could do some fabric hunting for the Hill-Side.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Graphic in Nature : Hatch Show Print.

On a recent trip back home to Nashville(more on that later), I made a stop in to the legendary Hatch Show Print.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Have a good Fourth of July.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Goin' Back to Cali : US Made Sierra Designs, 60 /40.

I know that it's not even the Fourth of July yet, but let's talk about a particular favorite topic here on SECRET FORTS; parkas. And one in particular, Sierra Designs. Thanks to the diligence of some very good friends, you'll no longer need to try to figure out how you're gonna get your hands on a Sierra Designs US Made 60/40 short parka.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Moving Pictures : The Rig Out IV Film, The Stream.

With The Rig Out Issue IV at the printers presently, I'm pleased to present the team's accompanying film. According to the press release, 'This time out, the wanderlust of stylist Glenn Kitson and photographer Antony Crook had grown even stronger...

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Board : Full Blown Summer.

our pictorial guide to a proper, stylish, adventurous and perhaps dangerous summer.