West America

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There are two guys in Portland, Oregon with big ideas. Jordan Hufnagel of Hufnagel Cycles and James Crowe of Crowe Metal Co share a metal fabrication shop where they spend countless hours building just about everything. But these guys know there’s much more to life than making the things other people will use to see the world. They are about to embark on a massive and undefined journey through South America aboard two motorcycles they have completely stripped down and rebuilt to meet their exact needs. The machines are impressive. The trip will be impressive.  They are two of the raddest dudes I know. The stories and photos they collect from the road will be the best part.

West America is where you can find them all. So far there are a ton of photos and a few stories of their experiences as they prepare to embark. Also available are some of the camping gear they have hand made for the trip as well as some soft goods featuring the design work of Caleb Owen Everitt.

These guys continue to be an inspiration and I wish them the best of luck on the road.

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Iron & Resin – brand to watch

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“Born in a small, Southern California, blue-collar beach town, graced with world class point breaks and seaside racetracks, where ghosts of a once towering oil industry still linger in the shadows. Iron & resin is the brainchild of several friends who, after decades of collective experience building successful clothing brands, decided to turn back the clock and start anew. The result is a small, hand built collection of goods that draws heavily upon the founder’s own lifestyles and experiences.

Forged in California…
In a mass produced, disposable world, Iron & Resin is a product of “one-off” culture. Where men still build, by their own hands, the craft they ride, be it water or land. Our goods are carefully hand crafted and printed one at a time in California.” – Check out their collection and inspiring images/videos at http://www.ironandresin.com

Iron & Resin : 2012 Brand Video from Scott Toepfer on Vimeo.

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