The brains (and beauty) behind Style Girlfriend—this chick has your best style in mind.
“A trusted lady friend.” - Esquire
Megan Collins delivers the good news of what to wear, how to live, and how to act (“confidence is contagious”). She’s an honest voice from the opposite sex, and her perspective is spot on. On Style Girlfriend, she and her style advisors give their take on menswear (and beyond), and it’s a fair weathervane for what’s good in your closet and life.
We asked her to cull the Huckberry shops and pull her favorite picks. And, as a bonus, she generously tossed in some style wisdom along the way.
Hot air balloons + the North Pole = a hard lesson learned.
It’s not entirely clear who first discovered the North Pole. It may have been Americans Peary or Cook, as early as the first decade of the 1900’s. It may have been unnoted Inuit explorers. Or it may have been the first undisputed trek to the pole by famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in 1926 (also the first to reach the South Pole).
But years before any of these, in 1897, Swedish explorer S.A. Andree along with a crew of two others, took off in a hot air balloon in a bid to make Sweden the first nation to visit the North Pole. It was a plan so fantastical it now seems the stuff of a Jules Verne novel.
A CRKT M16, Boker K-Bit, and Nixon Timeteller P are kings of this dump.
Drop what your carrying, organize it into right angles, zoom out, snap a pic, and share. That's your Pocket Dump. Every week, we'll curate a selection of the best EDC pocket dumps from our friends at Everyday Carry.
There's a few links to our favorite products in the dump, and then a link to see the whole lineup. Enjoy, and carry on.
A weekend warrior takes to the mountains and backwoods of Canada.
Luke Gram is the type of photographer we would all like to be. Young, outdoorsy, and blessed with the ability to frame a shot, he is making the best of his weekends in the Canadian wilderness—capturing casual camp vibes with every exposure.
Luke’s photography is squeezed in between brief moments of free time. "I’m totally a weekend warrior for trips, which is actually why I find I appreciate them so much. I don’t get much time off between working up north in the summers and being a full-time student during the winter months, so I try to seize every free day I have and make the most of it."
In four months, Scott Mestrezat rode a paddleboard the entire length of the Missouri.
"Trying to explain what made me want to do this trip is still the hardest question to answer," Scott reflects. He's recently completed a trip riding a stand-up paddleboard down the length of the Missouri River. He's the first to complete the journey (via SUP), and he spent a third of his year (four months), moving slowly with the currents and fickle changes of the waters.
He documented his trip in an inspiring short film, and he recounts his adventure below. For original adventures done (and documented) right, Scott sits at the top of the pile. We caught up with him to talk life on the river.
Drive by night, shoot by day—three friends hit four states in four days.
Julian Bialowas, Shara Esbenshade and Wes Walker (of TRUE MVMNT) had an idea for a long weekend—four states, four sunsets, four sunrises, and a handful of National Parks. Beyond that, not much was planned. They ended up logging 1,600 miles and capturing some incredibly diverse and striking images. The trio rolled with their gear, slept in the car, traded times driving, and reached some of the best vistas of the American Southwest.
For our eyes, the sleepless nights paid off.
Patagonia is for adventure (and just so happens to have these fantastic glamping domes).
Firmly placed in the middle of the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile, there’s twenty-five geodesic domes connected by raised wooden platforms, which, if you’ve gone and stood there and looked out over the expanse of Patagonia steppe and shrubland, you’d be hard pressed to forget the feeling—it’s like living among the trees.
And that’s not the best part, because you don’t go to Patagonia for glamping. You don’t go for soft beds and wood fire stoves and state of the art composting toilets. No. You go for adventure. And while EcoCamp offers all the above (and wine sipping, locally sourced meals, yoga, etc.), they also offer what Torres del Paine does best—adventure.
An homage to the era that didn’t frown on mainstream luxuries—it embraced it.
Populuxe was a mid-century art movement combining the popular and the luxurious. Viewing populuxe art from this side of history, it's hard to see it located anywhere but the 1950s and early 60s. And why not?
The post-war era stands as a time in American history of unparalleled optimism. Back then the future was a promise, not a threat. Populuxe reflects this moment with carplanes, personal submarines and monorails. And, of course, no glimpse into the radically optimistic post-war era would be complete without at least one flying car.
Tiny, remote Palmerston Island hosts a few dozen residents and zero visitors.
Robinson Crusoe, Lost, Gilligan’s Island, and plenty of others. Chances are some tale of being stranded on an island has captivated you. It’s probably the internal conflict of 1) living in a tropical paradise and 2) being completely cut off from the outside world. Which hand prevails varies by person, by scenario, and probably by island.
But for those living on remote Palmerston Island, there was no shipwreck that got them here. Largely cut off from the outside world, this is—and has been for centuries—everyday life. It’s what the island community has always known. And with a multi-day, sometimes-treacherous journey required to reach the nearest neighbors and a dangerous reef obstructing sizable ships from approaching, sparsely populated Palmerston will likely remain that way.
In the Bavarian forest, hunters set up shop. Jörg Marx, unironically, shoots them.
The Bavarian Forest carries with it a certain mythos—just hearing the words brings to mind a mysterious, dark, endless land with a hint of something sinister. This expansive wooded land in southwestern Germany may not be familiar to Americans.
Bordering the Šumava (Bohemian Forest) of the Czech Republic to the south, this German region seems like endless wilderness. It’s this vast wild that inspires the German photographer Jörg Marx and his foggy landscapes.
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