Archive for the ‘Style’ Category

Tanner Goods Sun-Glass case

Posted on: April 9th, 2012 by GMFB No Comments

Tanner Goods sunglass case. Protect your sunglasses in this Sun-Glass Case, it is a slightly larger version of the Eyeglass silhouette, allowing for a wide range of shapes and contours to fit comfortably. It is constructed from 4/5 oz Horween Chromexcel leather, and is burnished, dyed. waxed and stamped with Tanner Goods signature maker’s mark by hand.

Modfire – Modern Outdoor fireplace

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012 by GMFB No Comments

Modfire is a badass, durable, outdoor fireplace. A place to gather with friends and family, share stories of our life and our dreams, and enjoy good food and drink. We have enjoyed the warmth in the evenings and the bold design elements during the day. We now share it with you in the hope that it will enhance your life and space as it has ours.

How to Tie a Tie: The Windsor Knot

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012 by kennyp No Comments

Let’s face it, men: we’ve all been through an awkward moment or two when we realized that, despite the immediate need for a professional appearance, we had no idea how to properly tie a tie. Whether it was your first day at a new job, an impromptu trip to a fancy restaurant or last minute preparations for a wedding, you know just how frustrating getting that perfect Windsor knot can be.

If you’re in need of your first great tie knot, first hand instructions are likely your best bet; if first hand instructions aren’t readily available, allow us to walk you through how to tie a tie with a Windsor knot in seven simple steps:

1. Drape the tie around your nect with the wide end extending about 12 inches below the narrow end of the tie, then cross the wide part over the narrow part.

2. Pull the wide end of the tie through the hole between your collar and tie, then pull it down toward your front.

3. Pull the wide end of the tie behind the narrow end and to the right.

4. Pull the wide end of the tie back through the loop, creating a triangle shape where your know will soon be.

5. Wrap the wide end of the tie around the triangle, pulling from right to left, and bring the wide end up through your loop for a third and final time.

7. Pull the wide end through the knot, then simultaneously tighten the know while centering it with both hands to ensure good placement.

Jacobs Radial Engine WWII iPhone Piston Dock

Posted on: March 21st, 2012 by GMFB No Comments

This industrial modern art Piston Dock was created using a 1940′s WWII Jacobs R-755 (or often called the L-4) radial engine piston.

The R-755 was used during World War II and powered airplanes including the Avro Anson, Cessna T-50, Avro Cadet, Anahuac Tauro, Cessna AT-17, Cessna 195, Funk F-23, Grumman Ag Cat, Kellett KD-1, Morane-Saulnier MS-505, Waco CG-15, Waco YKC, YKC-S, YKS-6, Boeing Stearman 75 and the Beechcraft Staggerwing.


Posted on: March 21st, 2012 by GMFB No Comments

Inspired by the instrument gauges of vintage Italian racing cars, Autodromo Watches ($425) will give your look some added RPMs.

The lineup includes three models — the Brescia, Vallelunga, and Veloce — all of which feature a sporting face, a 42mm case in brushed or PVD-coated black stainless steel, a perforated leather wrist strap, and Swiss made Ronda movements with an oversized date window.


Posted on: March 21st, 2012 by GMFB No Comments

Keep your shoes in tip-top shape by giving them a healthy dose of Otter Wax ($9-$90).

Completely petroleum and silicone free, this lineup of protective solutions includes a Heavy Duty Fabric Wax to protect canvas sneakers, raincoats, hats, and even jeans, and a Leather Salve, which uses its shea butter, flax oil, and lanolin goodness to treat and restore your favorite boots, gloves, and furniture with the added bonus of increased water repellency.

Locally crafted in Portland, OR.

WWII Bomb Lamp

Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by GMFB 1 Comment

Made from a recovered WWII bomb casing, the Blitz table lamp showcases the classic “teardrop” bomb shape. The surface has an orange-peel texture, with two serial numbers stamped on opposite sides. Each is burnished to a bright shine, and sealed to protect against rust. Cast iron base, 7′ cloth-wrapped cord with vintage-style plug, nickel-plated socket. Approximately 10.25″ high (14″ with shade), 2.25″ in diameter, and 3.2 lbs. Shade included – natural linen, 7″ high, 7″ base diameter.

The MK23 Practice Bomb was used by the Navy during WWII for dive-bombing trials. The central shaft was fitted with a flare, so the pilots could judge their accuracy from the air. Dive-bombing was a dangerous attack, involving bombers flying nearly straight down towards their targets. It fell out of popularity shortly after WWII. Link to buy -

Card Case / Heritage

Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by GMFB No Comments

It’s super-slim and super-simple with just the right amount of detailing to make sure you have a one of a kind piece. A clever elastic ribbon is optional to keep your cards even more secure. You don’t need to undo the elastic, simply stretch it up to get your cards out. Measures 11.5cm x 6.5cm. Fits about 5 credit cards.

Steve Jobs: Why the Turtleneck is Cool

Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by kennyp No Comments

Loathed by many but catching on more and more each day, the turtleneck has ranged between hip and stylish to effeminate and to be avoided for many years, but one man’s sense of style is finally beginning to wear off on the masses.

Where the turtleneck long represented an option for men only while skiiing, winter hiking or bundling up while home alone on a cold day, the extreme popularity of Apple founder Steve Jobs, especially following his death, has seen his favorite garment shoot to super stardom in the world of men’s style. From the naming of October 14th as Black Turtleneck Day to a sudden resurgence in turtleneck manufacturing among popular makers of clothing for men, it seems to have suddenly become ultra-cool to sport a shirt that hides your Adam’s apple.

In the interest of understanding this new trend, it would be helpful to focus on all of the different ways that Steve Jobs rocked his turtlenecks over the years; on that note, we introduce the evolution of the style of Steve Jobs:

iWant One.

Adidas Originals Forum Low Crazy Light Shoes

Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by kennyp No Comments

With the burgeoning of major players like Converse, adidas and Nike, sneaker heads were a happy bunch back in the ‘80s given the wide variety of very cool foot adornments available to them. Now, with the vintage look proving to be all the rage in 2012, all three of those companies, along with many of their counterparts, are looking to rehash some of your old favorites in the name of throwback style (and profits, we assume).

Picking a winner amongst the bunch is impossible given the wildly varying tastes to be found among discerning men but one clear standout is adidas’ new Crazy Light low-top version of their original flagship sneaker. Dubbed “hoops classics” back in the day, the adidas Originals have lost none of their stylistic coolness with a fiery red color scheme, synthetic leather upper and crisp branding along the sides. Well-toned laces offset the blazing main color, giving the Originals a crisp, fresh look alongside their classic feel.

Besides, at only $120 a pair, they represent a much smaller knock on your wallet than many of the newly-designed sneakers available in stores today.