The fabric of active lives

Breakdown: Gore-Tex Active Shell

Outdoor activity is unpleasant when: A). you are wet; B). your pack is too heavy; or C) when you are not wearing and Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket with Gore-Tex Active Shell (which, conveniently, solves all of these problems). Gore-Tex –- a name that needs no introduction — recently unveiled the latest advancement in its long...

Solving It, One Design At a Time

Interview: 30 Minutes with Peter Bristol of Carbon Design

Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re as completely and unashamedly obsessed with objects as we are. Interviews with designers are our way of getting back to the source and seeing who’s behind some of our favorite gear, and this week we got a hold of Peter Bristol,product designer/renaissance man and one of the...

Leather. Head.

30 Minutes With: David Munson

Adventure, and the gear you take along for the ride never ceases to enthrall us here at GP. David Munson, CEO of Saddleback Leather Co. is a kindred spirit in that regard. Subsequently, we decided to sit down with him and pick his brain on everything from the best strategies for approaching world travel, to...

Well-Dressed Comeback

30 Minutes With: Paul Trible

Southern gentleman. English rake. Paul Trible is the consummate man about town. Designer and co-founder of Richmond-based Ledbury, Trible draws on his transatlantic roots to make the ultimate refined-yet-modern shirt. Read about how that happens after the jump.

30 Minutes with Liad Cohen, Lomography General Manager and Chief of Retail

30 Minutes With: Liad Cohen

We tend to believe that technological advancement in the last 20 years has changed the world mostly for the better. Still, the waning of film-based photography is the worst causality in our books resulting from the collateral damage of the digital age. Thanks to a passionate community of shutterbugs and the style elite, however, analogue...

Back to Square One

The Rubik’s Cube Revisited

As a cheeky middle schooler, my father challenged his math teacher with the then newly introduced Rubik’s Cube. They struck a deal – until he returned a solved cube, he couldn’t assign homework. One beautiful week passed before the kids were back to multiplication tables; whereas today, the standing record is 6.77 seconds. If the...

Schlepping with San Francisco Style

30 Minutes With: Mark Dwight

We know that the best gear in the world is no good unless you’ve got a way of getting it from point A to point B. Of course, the MK4 would be our preferred choice, but its beauty comes with more environmental and financial baggage than, say, a bike. Companies like Rickshaw Bags are making...

All American Style

30 Minutes With: Michael Maher of Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch, the All-American shirt company based in San Francisco, has never been about New York Fashion Week “seasons” and trends, (and we agree. Real men’s clothing shouldn’t be caught up in the latest Spring/Summer runway presentation). Instead, Michael Maher and his three collaborators who founded Taylor Stitch, pursue genuine quality. “Well-made” is the catchphrase,...

Hiking? Doubt it. Style? Absolutely

Gant Rugger Hiker Jacket

Good jackets are generally one of two breeds: down-filled marshmallow parkas or lightweight cover-ups for a beach barbecue. Rarely does a man cross paths with a perfect autumn jacket that strikes a balance between the two. The Hiker Jacket from Gant Rugger ($285) is quite possibly the best such garment we have ever seen. Not...

Corona's Best Friend

Citrusaw

Fall may officially be here, but that doesn’t mean we’re all trying to squeeze the most out of the last few weeks of warm weather, and there is no better way to do it than with a lime-topped cerveza. Good thing you won’t need to over pack for the barbeque – just toss a Citrusaw...

Porsche Design P’7000 | Santoku Chef’s Knife

Not satisfied with just stopping with the heart-stopping 911 or dive watch, the F.A. Porsche designed P’7000 Santoku Japanese Chef’s Knife ($108) is the epitome of quality cooking blades, combining the sleek curves that made the Carrera famous, with world-class blade craft. If you’re going to trust anyone to make a good knife, it has...

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