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September 25th, 2013 | By | 603 Comments

The Mountains Are Calling (Here’s What To Wear) Mountain Climbing Tips & Gear Picks from Dirtbag Darling

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Someone once said, “getting there is half the fun,” and, oh boy, is that the case when you’re trying to get to the summit of a mountain. Bagging a peak is a huge accomplishment both mentally and physically because, along with the fun, there’s also a whole lot of bruises, scrapes, sore muscles, aching feet and tired lungs going on.

Reaching your first mountain summit—whether you’re on maintained trail, shimming along a rocky ledge, or climbing with harness and rope—should be on everyone’s bucket list, but you’ll need to prepare first. Here’s what you need to know to get started… (more…)

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September 24th, 2013 | By | 833 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Jacob Byrne -Rhythm

 

 

jacob Byrne banana T#2CF91CWe went down under to find the man with the banana on his pants… Rhythm Designer Jacob Bryne. Here’s what he had to say about the  filthy beautiful styles coming out of Oz.

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September 23rd, 2013 | By | 3 Comments

New from Brixton: Shred & Shade

Behold, ‘Wandering Through Central America’ – a short video from Brixton’s surf trip through Central America. It’s surf, puppies, adventure, and, of course, choice tunes. Not too shabby for the brand’s first ever surf flick if you ask us.
Featured surfers include Oliver Kurtz, Troy Elmore, Tanner Rozunko and Jesse Gugliemana.
Filmed and edited by Bob Hoste.

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GET THE GOODS:
A few SWELL-approved picks from the Brixton Fall/Winter Collection.
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Pictured above:
Brixton Bowery Flannel / Brixton Snap Back Hat / Brixton Tiller Hat / Brixton Henley
Check out more new Brixton Hats, Clothing & Accessories

September 22nd, 2013 | By | 865 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Roark

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We tracked down founder of Roark, Ryan Hitzel to scope the steez on a radical company that rackin up bar tabs all over the globe.
Why Japan? Urban camping in Tokyo seems like an odd place for design inspo, or is it?
It’s odd in the sense that everything in Tokyo is as abnormal as it gets. It’s an amalgamation of ancient Japanese tradition mixed with the greatest hits from other cultures of the world. So setting up “Camp” in the back of a Ramen House allowed Roark to blend in to the oddity of it all and experience the details that makes Japan so unique.

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