The handsome results of an epic collaboration.Read More
Is a custom bike like a custom suit? A little, except more useful and way cooler. Here's a look at some of the best frame builders in the country and what they're up to.Read More
Both the maker movement and vocational training are in theory based on working with one’s hands, engineering and problem solving. Though there’s a stigma, and has been for a long time, associated with vocational training.Read More
Months ago when I visited Horse Cycles, Thomas Callahan was in the process of building a cross bike which I figured when it was finished it would be gorgeous, but not this gorgeous.Read More
If there’s one brand that epitomizes new manufacturing in Brooklyn, it’s Outlier. The Williamsburg-based company started out by trying to solve a critical problem: a lack of a functional bike commuting clothes. And now Outlier has grown into a web-savvy retailer that designs their own highly-technical fabrics for super functional clothes that make people’s lives better, mainly by making bike commuting more comfortable.
Launched in 2008, Outlier has now expanded beyond making shirts and pants to shorts, outerwear, blazers and more, but they’ve stayed true to their core belief that clothes have to perform on the bike, and off. And today they launched the Shank Jacket, a new take on the classic denim jacket.Read More
When Rob Nelson started Mer Bags some fourteen years ago, there was no Facebook, no social media and the web was just sort of picking up steam for small businesses. Now of course things have changed.
I visited Mer Bags headquarters in Brooklyn to see what it takes to establish serious staying power.Read More