The Rumble Strongman Cuff

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THE RUMBLE STRONGMAN CUFF Rumble Speed Shop makes another classic available.  Les Glòries flea market in Barcelona was where I found my Strongman Cuff. The archetypical, here we go again, wrist-bands for added strength. Used back in the day by bare-knuckle fighters, dock men and acrobats at carnivals. In recent days adopted by motor-riders for […]

The History of Carhartt WIP

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THE HISTORY OF CARHARTT WIP In 1889, Hamilton Carhartt and 5 employees trudged up a dusty old attic in the heart of Detroit and with 4 sewing machines laid the foundations for one of the great success stories of what The American Dream is made of. Carhartt started out producing cotton duck overalls – a […]

The Cross Stitch Belt

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THE CROSS STITCH BELT Now here’s the Cross Stitch Belt like the one Marlon Brando wore in The Wild One. I bought mine back in the days in a shop in Groningen, up north in The Netherlands. More ‘nether’ you can’t get. It was a good ol’ Chipie store. I still have it’s sweet little […]

The Mackinaw Coat

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THE MACKINAW COAT We love the Mackinaw coat. I found mine at a vintage retailer at Wheels and Waves. I’ve been looking for one for years. So what is a Mackinaw Coat? It is the archetypical coat. It is named after the Mackinaw region in present-day Michigan. The original Mackinaw coats were made from wool […]