Fonderie 47’s goal is to help reduce violence in Africa by turning guns into something better. With accents of recycled, blackened steel forged from the destruction of firearms, these 18K white gold cufflinks and bracelet from the Crucible Collection are crafted with purpose. Each purchase destroys 15-20 assault rifles in Africa.
Waxed canvas is really weatherproof until the wax wears off. Same with leather gloves or your rain-soaked Brooks saddle. Portland-based Otter Wax makes a kit that will treat all your old-fashioned outdoor gear. This kit includes water-repellent fabric wax, canvas cleaner, saddle soap and leather treatments to handle it all.
There was an episode of the Brady Bunch where the whole family got locked in an empty jail cell. They tied all their shoestrings and belts together, fashioning a lasso to snag the key hanging outside. If Mike had this survival belt on, hand-tied from over 100-feet of 550 Parachute cord, he could’ve snagged the key without insisting that Alice remove her pantyhose. Even though that was the best part.
If you buy link- or French-cuff shirts, you are obviously going for looks that kill. Why not take it a step further by popping a bullet through your buttonhole. These handmade cufflinks feature the heads of spent brass bullet shells on a traditional silver link. You can even send the artist your own shells from a special hunt or shooting competition and he’ll make you a custom set. Bang!
Handmade from heavy duty 9-ounce leather, this belt is brand new. But through a secret weathering process, the dudes at Portel manage to make it look like it’s been up to Laconia Bike Week a few times. But nope. It looks like this fresh out of the wrapper. Hand-burnished edges and nickel-plated steel hardware make the “used & abused” look complete.
Purveyors of underground attitude, Oceanside, California’s Brixton makes a wide array of bullshit-free headwear and accessories. This distressed genuine leather belt with antique buckle will hold your damn pants up. Isn’t that what you need a belt for?
A crafty craftsman in Columbus, Indiana is turning out handsome rings using coins. Choose from a variety of coins, years, and styles. You can even send him your own rare or foreign coin and he’ll make you a custom ring. How did he come up with the idea? Well, he’s a stay-at-home dad so turning coins into dollar bills is essential. This is how he does it.
Military surplus has had a steady influence on fashion through the years, but these days it seems everything is a reproduction. Finding real vintage, military-issued garments and accessories is tough. The guys at the Inventory store hit the jackpot when they unearthed this lot of real Swedish Army belts. They are natural tanned leather and built to withstand the rigors of Scandinavian warfare. Genuine articles, as they say.
The term “Made in America” should’ve never gone away and we think it’s a good sign it’s making a comeback. Portland, Oregon’s Tanner Goods makes quality leather products the old-fashioned way, with timeless styling. Their vegetable tanned leather belts, featuring heavy-duty brass and nickel-plated buckles, are built to last by American craftsmen. This is what we call positive change.
Even if you’re just cruising around the windy city on foot, these cycling gloves from Rapha will keep your digits toasty. Rapha makes understated, high-quality cycling gear that is both timeless and constructed for serious use. So riding or not, these African sheep leather gloves work like a charm.