A look at how two brothers both special forces / special ops coped with coming home:

You saw the trailer earlier here on the blog… this is the full feature.

It’s really worth watching to see how much some soldiers sacrifice both physically and mentally.  (TBI) Traumatic Brain Injury and (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are just a sample of non visible injuries soldiers come home with.

It’s really good to see these guys giving back, and trying to help their own.


The cure:

Ingredients: Honey badger milk, the semen of a unicorn stallion,  and a proprietary blend of shark adrenaline laced with crystal meth all contained in one deep fried jalapeno delivery system.

Sounds legit, where do I get some?

Do soldiers actually paint rocks? I sure hope not, but I could see that being some sort of test to see if they can break you.


WWII Canvas & Leather Carryall:

WWII Canvas Duffel Bag:

Created from worn-in canvas salvaged from a WWII era US military duffel bags, Forestbound reworked the fabric into a durable new bags.  Handles made from WWII era cotton webbing and reinforced with a medium brown leather.

Although you can get a similar look by distressing new materials, it’s very expensive to do and is just never as good.  Having someone’s actual name stamp or handwritten last name etc. on your bag, and knowing the material came from an item in use during WWII is very neat.

The two bags pictured are available for $320 and $280 respectively over at Forestbound.  Since the materials are all unique, the bags are basically 1 of 1 as far as the look goes.  If you’re keeping an eye on the site and you see one pop up that you like, it’s best to grab it quickly.


An interesting interview with some key people in the company:

Since 1953 Rothco has been pumping out clothing for the military, law enforcment, and the working man, all while remaining family owned and operated.  Designer Jeff Staple from Staple Design sits down with the founder of the company, Milton Somberg to talk about the company’s place in the fashion industry.

Milton Somberg says that military surplus clothing is so popular because it is a well made product.  I agree with him on that, but I’d have to say that kids though, are no doubt just eating it up right now because all of the musicians, rappers, and actors they like stay rocking camo.  No matter what I think a lot of the popularity and staying power of it in street culture has to do with the repetitive nature of the patterns themselves.    I hope at least some people who wear camouflage appreciate the history and its intended function.



By cosmetics brand Ellis Fass:

A “How To” video:

An interesting homage to military linked ammunition.  As seen in the pictures you can connect any amount of pens in a row using the clip system.

Is losing makeup a problem women face on a daily basis?  I don’t know… and being foreveralone I don’t have a girl right now I can ask.  I’m sure most women would like the idea of a cool new accessory such as this which they can show off to their friends though… even if it is proprietary to the brand.

No word yet if a Simpsons inspired automatic makeup gun (pictured left) is in the works.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

More info and pictures over at Ellis Faas.



Los Angeles designer Stephen Kenn breathes new life into old military fabrics:

The video is very much worth watching.  I need to know where that military fabric warehouse is in East L.A (2:20)!  Anyone know?

Stephen takes a very hands on approach to the whole process, meeting in person with the individuals actually making the components.

Some of my favorite pieces from the Inheritance Collection:

Couch – $5000

Chair & Ottoman – $2000

The prices are surprisingly low considering the furniture is a limited run, hand made in the United States.

Make sure to check out Stephen Kenn’s website for more info, and to view the rest of the Inheritance Collection.