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DESIGN
The House of Tai Ping Carpets
In light of the forthcoming "Anthology" collection—which draws from and revitalizes some of Tai Ping's most renowned designs—we met with the company's Global Creative Director, Jean-Pierre Tortil. The brand, which was formed in 1956 and owns its...
DESIGN
Brancale's Leather Cycling Gloves
In the neon heyday of the '80s, Italian cycling brand Brancale was something of a fixture in the peloton at the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. Known for their shoes, helmets and day-glow shades, the brand disappeared somewhat mysteriously...
STYLE
Gregory Packs Sunbird Series
At the tender age of 14, Wayne Gregory was tasked with designing and building a backpack as part of a Boy Scouts activity. That pack would get Gregory his first job in a budding San Diego company, and he would eventually embark on a successful career...
DESIGN
Peerless 125 Collection by Cross Pens
Despite our constant shift deeper into the world of digital, many opportunities to write the good old-fashioned way—with a pen—manifest regularly. Harkening back to the time when well-made writing instruments could be handed down from generation...
STYLE
Seventy-Five Years Later, Ketums is Reborn
In 1925 Joseph Smutek set up shop on a leafy street on the western outskirts of Paris. His business was raincoats and Smutek quickly become known in the area for the quality and utility of his garments. As his sons took over the family business in...
STYLE
Stormy Kromer + Carhartt Cap
From the factory lines in Detroit to the rugged forests of the Upper Peninsula, winters in Michigan can be long and cold. It's no surprise then that this industrious yet chilly state has given rise to some of the most respected names in workwear...
DESIGN
Designing Penhaligon's Bayolea Grooming Line
With Penhaligon's introduction of Bayolea, their most comprehensive men's luxury grooming line to date, the brand has succeeded twofold. Having tested the entire product range for over a month now, it stands as an effective, enjoyable collection...
FOOD-DRINK
Tesseron Cognac
It comes as no surprise that Tesseron Cognac—with its family lineage at the pinnacle of winemaking—is among the more graceful and interesting offerings in the world of brandy. Alfred Tesseron is the current director of the stunning estate in the...
DESIGN
Esbit: Elegant Cookware for the Outdoors
Longtime backpackers will no doubt recognize the name Esbit. The German company's fuel tablets and pocket stoves have been an outdoor, survival and military mainstay since its first iteration in 1936. While the brand's fuel blocks and compact stoves...
STYLE
Botas 66, Prague
Five years ago, Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš—then graphic design students at Prague's Academy of Arts and Design—decided to bring classic Botas sport shoes back to life as part of a school project. Established under the name Botana in 1948 in the...
TRAVEL
Madden Equipment
Forty years ago in a small shop in Boulder, Colorado, Outward Bound instructor Dan Madden set out to make a better pack that would suit his and his students' needs in the backcountry. After 10 years off, Madden Equipment is back, producing outdoor...
STYLE
Roots XL Collection
Classic pieces, done exceptionally well, are hard to beat—especially when it comes to sweats. After consistently releasing some of the best sportswear in the world (including several runs of Winter Olympics uniforms for their home nation Canada...
DESIGN
Interview: Ian Callum of Jaguar
by Joe Richardson Following the global premiere of the new Jaguar F-Type Coupe—which was widely considered the star of the LA Auto Show—CH spoke with its Design Chief, Ian Callum. He told us about the car that he says “returns Jaguar to its spiritual...
STYLE
Coast-Wide
A well-made chambray shirt will outlast most items in your closet and only looks better as it ages. Operating on a trademark and manufacturing process that has been in business for over 70 years, LA-based Coast-Wide is producing some of the highest...