Travel and Life Journal

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      Food. We all need it! 

      I have to admit that I’m a big fan of American food culture. We follow somewhat like 80 to 90% vegetarian food diet at home. But on US travels, well lets just put it like this. Meat over there is pretty damn delicious. 

      Staring picture is of the best Huevos Rancheros I’ve ever had. Quite surprisingly we found this place from New York. By accident when we needed to grab some breakfast with guys from Standard and Strange.  

      Kansas City… Well the bbq was so good that we did not manage to snap a photo before it was all gone.

      Next post will have some sceneries and clothing. 

      Coming soon.

      10/01/18

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      Renting a car for coast to coast trip.

      If you know me, then you know that I love anything with engine and more than 1 wheel.

      Choosing the right car to drive coast to coast is not easy. Naturally I would gravitate towards pick up truck or prober 4 x 4. But when you travel with big and heavy collection bags, there is couple things you must think of. First is how high you need to be lifting the bags. How often do you need to load and unload the car. But to me the most important this is that you need to be able to leave the bags in so that they are not visible at all. So basically it comes down to trunk size.

      Sure I unload the car every night. Come on. Traveling with full sample collection. No way I can have that stolen. But when you stop for lunch, breakfast or for a hike even. You wanna feel safe parking the car and leaving collection and valuables in the trunk.

      This time my choice of transportation was Chrysler 300S that had just the right size of trunk to hold the collection and most of our personal still in so that it was not visible for the eye. Plus it had lot of leg room and comfortable seats. Thing that is an must is satellite radio. Great bonus with this one was that it was brand   new and fast.

      PS. I liked Ohio. I think I wanna go back and spend some more time there. 

      09/12/18

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      Finally found time to share some shots from our last sales trip in States.  This time we started from New York and ended up in LA. 

      I’ve already posted pictures of meetings on Instagram. So lets now focus more on road trip, places and food. But I wanted to start with few pics of the loft we where renting as our showroom. Sorry for not actually showing the room where we had the collection. But I do not yet wanna share pictures of our SS19 collection. Lets rather get back to SS19 collection early next year. 

      Loft was wicked and we loved showing the collection from there. As an ex buyer I understand that having a nice surrounding is important. Come on. buying the right pieces for your store is the key to successful season. Right?

      More pics from the road coming soon.

      All pics by Natalia Salmela

      09/11/18

    • Israel Nash - "Lucky Ones" (Official Video)

      See the latest video from Israel Nash. White Mick shirt that Israel is wearing is still available. 

      http://shop.israelnash.com/product/super-lifted-signed-deluxe-vinyl-white-vinyl

      Make sure to also preorder the limited edition Lifted album. It comes signed and with Leather Sleeve (Made by yours truly / Indigofera) & Hand Carved & Finished Solid Sterling Silver Feather Pendant with Solid Silver & Glass Beads (Made Exclusively by Maker & Smith) 

      07/18/18

    • Selvedge Run No.7 - The Essence

      A look back to Selvedge Run No.7 

      07/13/18

    • Blue Blooded Instagrammer: @thedenimjournal

      “I found @thedenimjournal about a month after Pål set up his profile. We’ve been chatting back and forth about our shared passion for @indigoferajeans, and how we own several identical items (like the creme/indigo Norris flannel, the Kirk shrink-to-fit, and the @redwingheritage 8103). This is his story.”

      06/29/18

    • Barbarossa - Shells (Original)

      Check out the new realise from Barbarossa. Great guy in good looking shirt. Ryman Shirt that is.

      06/18/18

    • Vidéos : Barbarossa, Session Acoustique #933

      Our buddy Barbarossa playing acoustic or acoustique as they say in France. He sounding great and looking mighty fine in our limited Copeland.

      05/07/18

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      So proud of this! Retailer in Yucca Valley. Boom. Store worth visiting while visiting Mojave Desert. Own and Run by Tara and George. Such good people to work and hangout with.

      03/30/18

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      Few pics of our buddies and our small road trip to Mojave Desert. If you are planning to visit Joshua Tree and you want an airbnb over motel, then check out the house we rented Joshua Tree Village Flat: https://www.airbnb.fi/rooms/20605715?s=51. Hosted by our dear friend Joshua (2nd and 3rd picture). If you are looking for a motel then almost across the street there is our other favourite place to stay, Mojave Sands. Pick either one of these and you won’t be sorry. 

      Been years since I last visited Amboy, so we needed to do that as well. Located just of the Route 66, this place just stops you. So much potential to make it into something funky. 

      03/29/18

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      FW18 season highlight for me personally was 2nd hand revival, Eagle Rock. 2nd Hand Revival is curated by multi talented Mike Hodis and his team. It’s a gathering of well made brands, vintage dealers, vintage collectors, hot rod & motorcycle builders and people interested of those. 

      Life music by great artist (personal favourite performance was by Hirai Da)I, good food, coffee and beer. Just a really nice hangout place for couple days. We many of our US customers there during the 2 days we where there. Thanks for showing up General Quarters, Franklin and Poe, Blue Owl, Standard and Strange and also The Shop Vancouver from Canada.

      This was the 2nd time Mike put this event together. We hope that there will be many more to come and that Mike will still have us there. So much fun!

      03/27/18

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      Planning SS19 and looking back to last sales season. Some more pictures and story of 2nd Hand Revival and our visit to Mojave coming up. 

      03/23/18

    • Miehen kaapilla

      Ladies can wear them too.  Here’s Natalia showing how it’s done. Shirt is not from us.

      03/13/18

    • Indigofera Brings Vintage California with Their Latest Bryson Shirt

      Nice article on Heddels of our Bryson shirt. Pictures borrowed from https://franklinandpoe.com

      Chad from http://staylokal.com makes a good model. Or what do you think? I’m a big fan other A-frame cabin.

      03/01/18

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      One week from now! We are stoked to be part of 2nd Hand Revival. Come and meet us at Runabout Shop, LA.

      02/03/18

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      Selvedge Run Fall 2018 is just around the corner. So why not post some team photos of previous seasons.

      We have been showing from Selvedge Run since the first show. Talking about being loyal! Going into this one with 30 pre-booked meetings means that it’s gonna be busy 3 days for us. Can’t wait!

      01/10/18

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      Fall 2018 sales meetings starts in 12days. Can’t wait!

      01/04/18

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      Copeland Shirt in Indigo / Black worn by Andrew from Franklin & Poe.

      11/22/17

    • Good reading

      11/13/17

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      Last weekend I did my first visit to Belgium. Really the first! Ain’t that crazy? 

      We had store event at Kings and Queens store on Saturday together with Worn over Time. After that I visited 4 different beautiful homes. Well homes, studios and workshops. Thanks Nick, Keith, Aline, Rob, Hans and Maaike for opening doors to your beautiful homes. 

      Did not wanna post pics of privet homes here. But here’s so snapshots I took while visiting Rob’s home that also doubles as Eat Dust HQ.

      Antwerp surprised me in all the best ways. 

      10/30/17

  • Food

    Food

    Food. We all need it! 

    I have to admit that I’m a big fan of American food culture. We follow somewhat like 80 to 90% vegetarian food diet at home. But on US travels, well lets just put it like this. Meat over there is pretty damn delicious. 

    Staring picture is of… [more]

    Renting a car for coast to coast trip

    Renting a car for coast to coast trip

    Renting a car for coast to coast trip.

    If you know me, then you know that I love anything with engine and more than 1 wheel.

    Choosing the right car to drive coast to coast is not easy. Naturally I would gravitate towards pick up truck or prober 4 x 4.… [more]

    Finally found time to share some shots from our last sales trip in States

    Finally found time to share some shots from our last sales trip in States

    Finally found time to share some shots from our last sales trip in States.  This time we started from New York and ended up in LA. 

    I’ve already posted pictures of meetings on Instagram. So lets now focus more on road trip, places and food. But I wanted to start with… [more]

    Israel Nash - "Lucky Ones" (Official Video)

    See the latest video from Israel Nash. White Mick shirt that Israel is wearing is still available. 

    http://shop.israelnash.com/product/super-lifted-signed-deluxe-vinyl-white-vinyl

    Make sure to also preorder the limited edition Lifted album. It comes signed and with Leather Sleeve (Made by yours truly / Indigofera) & Hand Carved & Finished Solid Sterling Silver Feather Pendant with Solid Silver… [more]

    Selvedge Run No.7 - The Essence

    A look back to Selvedge Run No.7 

    Blue Blooded Instagrammer: @thedenimjournal

    "I found @thedenimjournal about a month after Pål set up his profile. We've been chatting back and forth about our shared passion for @indigoferajeans, and how we own several identical items (like the creme/indigo Norris flannel, the Kirk shrink-to-fit, and the @redwingheritage 8103). This is his story."

    Barbarossa - Shells (Original)

    Check out the new realise from Barbarossa. Great guy in good looking shirt. Ryman Shirt that is.

    Vidéos : Barbarossa, Session Acoustique #933

    Our buddy Barbarossa playing acoustic or acoustique as they say in France. He sounding great and looking mighty fine in our limited Copeland.

    So proud of this

    So proud of this

    So proud of this! Retailer in Yucca Valley. Boom. Store worth visiting while visiting Mojave Desert. Own and Run by Tara and George. Such good people to work and hangout with.

    Few pics of our buddies and our small road trip to Mojave Desert

    Few pics of our buddies and our small road trip to Mojave Desert

    Few pics of our buddies and our small road trip to Mojave Desert. If you are planning to visit Joshua Tree and you want an airbnb over motel, then check out the house we rented Joshua Tree Village Flat: https://www.airbnb.fi/rooms/20605715?s=51. Hosted by our dear friend Joshua (2nd and 3rd picture). If you… [more]

    FW18 season highlight for me personally was 2nd hand revival, Eagle Rock

    FW18 season highlight for me personally was 2nd hand revival, Eagle Rock

    FW18 season highlight for me personally was 2nd hand revival, Eagle Rock. 2nd Hand Revival is curated by multi talented Mike Hodis and his team. It’s a gathering of well made brands, vintage dealers, vintage collectors, hot rod & motorcycle builders and people interested of those. 

    Life music by great artist… [more]

    Planning SS19 and looking back to last sales season

    Planning SS19 and looking back to last sales season

    Planning SS19 and looking back to last sales season. Some more pictures and story of 2nd Hand Revival and our visit to Mojave coming up. 

    Miehen kaapilla

    Ladies can wear them too.  Here's Natalia showing how it's done. Shirt is not from us.

    Indigofera Brings Vintage California with Their Latest Bryson Shirt

    Nice article on Heddels of our Bryson shirt. Pictures borrowed from https://franklinandpoe.com

    Chad from http://staylokal.com makes a good model. Or what do you think? I'm a big fan other A-frame cabin.

    One week from now

    One week from now

    One week from now! We are stoked to be part of 2nd Hand Revival. Come and meet us at Runabout Shop, LA.

    Selvedge Run Fall 2018 is just around the corner

    Selvedge Run Fall 2018 is just around the corner

    Selvedge Run Fall 2018 is just around the corner. So why not post some team photos of previous seasons.

    We have been showing from Selvedge Run since the first show. Talking about being loyal! Going into this one with 30 pre-booked meetings means that it’s gonna be busy 3 days for us. Can’t… [more]

    Fall 2018 sales meetings starts in 12days

    Fall 2018 sales meetings starts in 12days

    Fall 2018 sales meetings starts in 12days. Can’t wait!

    Copeland Shirt in Indigo / Black worn by Andrew from Franklin & Poe

    Copeland Shirt in Indigo / Black worn by Andrew from Franklin & Poe

    Copeland Shirt in Indigo / Black worn by Andrew from Franklin & Poe.

    Good reading

    Last weekend I did my first visit to Belgium

    Last weekend I did my first visit to Belgium

    Last weekend I did my first visit to Belgium. Really the first! Ain’t that crazy? 

    We had store event at Kings and Queens store on Saturday together with Worn over Time. After that I visited 4 different beautiful homes. Well homes, studios and workshops. Thanks Nick, Keith, Aline, Rob, Hans and… [more]

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