Utility Shirt by Taylor Stitch

Utility Shirt

The Utility Shirt by Taylor Stitch is a triple stitched, 10 ounce cotton shirt for those who work with their hands (even just on weekends), all of the gear produced by the company is made in the USA by a family business that’s been in operation for just over 85 years. The business model used…

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Tsovet SVT-AX87

Tsovet Watch

Tsovet is one of the leading lights of the modern American watchmaking renaissance, the company was founded by renowned timepiece designer David Bonaventura in California in 2006 and lists industrial tools, vintage automobile gauges, and avionics instruments as its primary influences. The SVT-AX87 (shown above and below) is powered by a Swiss made Ronda 513.1…

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Bell Schott Moto Jacket

Bell Schott Moto Jacket

The new limited edition Bell Schott Moto Jacket is a collaboration between the two storied American motorcycle gear manufacturers to celebrate Bell’s 60th anniversary this year. Each jacket is made from thick horsehide for additional abrasion protection and has a zip-out pile liner for all-weather versatility. The zip sleeve cuffs make it easy to get…

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The Norton Project

The Norton Project

The Norton Project is a short documentary about two sons who stole their father’s 1969 Norton Commando to get it professionally restored, and then give it back to him as a Christmas Day surprise. The film first came to light about 4 years ago but recently I discovered that a lot of people still haven’t…

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1987 Pikes Peak Tee

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1987 was a special year at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, it was the first time a competitor beat the 11 minute mark in the race to the summit – a mad dash up grades averaging 7% over the 12.42 mile (20 kilometre) course, there are 156 turns and by the time you reach…

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Roll Top Backpack by Whipping Post

Leather Backpack

The new Roll Top Backpack by Whipping Post forgoes the usual placement of a zipper for a rolled top – designed to improve weatherproofing and eliminate issues associated with broken zips. Each bag is made in the USA from 100% vegetable-tanned leather and has adjustable, webbed canvas straps with an internal pocket, and two side…

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3 Pocket Wallet by Larsen & Ross

Minimalist Leather Wallet

The 3 Pocket Wallet by Larsen & Ross is a minimalist way of carrying cards and cash – without that huge bulge in your pocket that can make sitting down a lopsided affair. Each product from Larsen & Ross is hand-cut and hand-sewn in the US from American full grain vegetable tanned leather, then burnished with beeswax…

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American Optical Pilot Sunglasses

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In 1958 American Optical released the Flight Goggle 58 – now better known as the “Original Pilot Sunglass” (or OPS) for the US Air Force and NASA. The Flight Goggle 58 would become standard issue for all American pilots and astronauts from the late-50s right the way through into the mid-80s, three decades that would…

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BMW R nineT by Revival Cycles

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BMW Motorrad released the R nineT in 2014, the bike had been specifically designed to tap into the exceedingly popular cafe racer market – a genre that’s exploded since the mid-2000s and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. With the R nineT the boffins at BMW Motorrad created a platform for customisation,…

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette

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1962 was to be the last year for the C1 Chevrolet Corvette before the introduction of its replacement – Chevrolet chose to send it off with a bang by including a 327 cubic inch V8 in the options list, with a further option to add Rochester Ramjet fuel-injection that boosted output from 250hp to an…

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Automobile Shippers Special Indy Roadster

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The Automobile Shippers Special was built in 1948 on a Russ Snowberger chassis with a V16 engine that had been built from components acquired from Harry Miller – the complexities of the V16 proved too unreliable so the new racing team switched it out for an advanced 270 cubic inch DOHC inline 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine…

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