Heritage Bros is a young tumblr about the very same subject: “a subspecies of the hipster male, deriving from the perceived aesthetic of a Pacific Northwest lumberman, or woodsman.”
It’s well-written and has nothing to do with the aesthetic or ethos of MLG. Nothing at all.
Step up your home life by replacing your corner store paper towels with actual kitchen cloth, or by using an oldschool brush and razor instead of the seven blade vibrator you’ve been hesistant to enjoy. Labour and Wait has a bunch of understated yet masculine housewares and personal items.
Continuing on today’s vein of pocketable sharp things, we present the Japanese higo knife. They were widely popular in Japan from about 1894 to 1960. These ones are fresh and new, and fit very well in a pocket.
We’re quite excited that Polaroid is coming back to the market with this little digital camera with an inkless printer built in. 2” x 3” prints, that you can zoom + crop onscreen before printing. New print packs are $13 for 30, and the camera itself is $160, so what’s not to like?
Mansome, the only film you need to see this year. Coming to theaters in May.
Archival Clothing’s got a nice green version of their duffel. The red zipper tape makes the bag. It looks about the perfect size for a weekend or overnight trip.
Levi’s has updated their famed commuter line for 2012. The jeans are back with a few more colors, and there are now ‘trousers’ (think chinos in various colors), as well as a vented hoodie and the denim jacket (think Springsteen circa anytime).
For those of you who don’t know, ‘commuter’ in this sense means bike-friendly. Stretch built into the fabric, U-lock pockets, antimicrobial fabric, and other various touches sort of make them turbo pants. We haven’t tried them yet but do plan on getting some into the MLG testing facility.
Gentleman throughout history sometimes have had to fix things, illuminate dark spaces, and be generally helpful. For bonafide workmen this involves a multitool or an entire tool box, but for others it involves tiny tools on keyrings.
Kaufmann Mercantile offers a set of tools they call the EDC kit- pry bar, mini-lighter, tweezers, screwdrivers- that go on your keyring. You can get the entire set, or any of the items individually. via Selectism.
We’re in midwinter, at least those of us in the northern hemisphere, but that doesn’t mean the occasional warm day (or warm season- I’m looking at you, Boston) doesn’t grace our towns. In thinking about spring and summer, these shows come to mind. Minimal look, durable approach (lace covers for skating, cycling, or what-have-you), and contrasting color make for a good foot accessory. Available at your local shoe store or if not, the internets via Googling. via the always-tasteful Selectism.
Dear reader, we apologize for the drought in fineries and offerings here at MLG. Brace yourself for an onslaught of quality, while we post a
seven several-item backlog over the course of the day.
The dream of the 1890’s is alive in Portland. This is definitely representative of a branch of modern gentlemanly fashions.