Category: Durable Goods

The items we need and rely on to make our lives simpler.

Brave Star
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Fade Friday Day #30

Only one day late this week. I was asked what belt I am wearing with my Brave Star Slevage and, it is the 1.5″ belt from A Simple Leather Belt Co. Please follow and like us:

Brave Star
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Fade Friday #23

Fade Friday Day #23 in my Brave Star Selvage denims. The 21.5 ounce denim is really beginning to soften up. However, I put on a pair of my Levi 501s this week and it was a reality check to feel just how light the 501s feel compared to my Brave Stars! This week I took […]

Friday Fade
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Fade Friday Day #16

Better late than never … my Fade Friday of my Brave Star selvedge heavyweight dungarees. These jeans just keeping getting more awesome and comfortable. Please follow and like us:

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5 Dads Go Wild 2.0

Yesterday after work I loaded my camping gear (a tent, sleeping bag, and a camp stove) into the Ford Expedition we’ve been loaned and headed out through the Fraser Valley. In the Expedition with me was my friend Michael from Beyond the Rhetoric. We were headed to the Bluemoose Cafe in Hope to meet up […]

Brave Star Selvage
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Brave Star Selvage Fade Friday Day #9

Nine days into wearing my Brave Star Selvage 21.5 ounce Cone Mills denim jeans and … these dungarees are AWESOME. And, in case you are wondering, the belt I am using with these beastly jeans is my A Simple Leather Belt Co belt. The Brave Stars are not nearly as stiff and unwieldy as I […]

Brave Star
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Brave Star Selvage; Day One of Fade Friday

I bought a new pair of dungarees! I bought a pair of heavy weight selvage* denim jeans from Brave Star Selvage. My new Brave Star Selvage jeans are made from a 21.5 ounce sanforized denim that is made on the classic Cone Denim looms located in White Oak North Carolina. Brave Star jeans are stitched […]

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A New Dopp Kit from Koch Leather

This summer I was spent many days and nights on the road. Along with my kids, I was travelling enough to start to notice how some of the gear that I carry functions, or does not function. One of the pieces of gear that I always carry is my Dopp Kit – a little leather […]

Ugly Drum Smoker
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Building an Ugly Drum Smoker

I want a Big Green Egg barbecue-smoker but I do not have the budget for one. So the next best thing – according to the internets is an Ugly Drum Smoker. A UDS. So I built one. Well, I started to build one. Mine is 90% done. I will work on it some more this […]

Levi 501s
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Laundry Day; Washing my Levi 501s

Someone asked me the other day “What happened to those Levi 501s jeans you had that you said you never wash?” As a matter of fact, I do still have those jeans and here’s an update on them. The jeans in the front, the very faded and very worn looking blue jeans are approximately 5 […]