D’emploi Brooklyn


D’emploi is a Brooklyn-based company owned and operated by Kyle J. Kyle relaunched the brand’s website earlier this month, adding a gang of new items to the shop’s collection, and I find them all impressive.

It’s important to know that Kyle makes every piece in his collection by hand using an old 1930’s Singer and uses locally sourced canvas from New Jersey.  He finds something romantic about operating in a small studio.

One of my favorite pieces from the new collection is the  GP Rucksack.



Comes in Field Tan (pictured above) and All Black. Low key and highly functional, just how I like it.

D’emploi likes to collaborate with other small brands, too. Take, for instance, this recent collaboration with Ebbets.

The tags are hand printed and dyed by Kyle, further demonstrating the considerable amount of attention and detail that go in to the design and production of his products.

For pricing info, to learn more about the brand, or to view the entire collection, visit the demploibrooklyn.com



Warhorse Workshop is somethin’ else. It’s essentially a story about four friends, whom like most of us, grew tired of the mundane routine of punching a clock  in the morning, returning home at the end of the day with no sense of reward or esteem. These four individuals gathered around the dinner table one day, took each others talents into consideration and conjured up a brilliant idea. Thus, Warhorse Workshop was born. WW specializes in handmade leather goods, all of which are meticulously crafted by Tim. His partners handle the marketing, correspondence, and maintenance of their well-designed website.

The products are gorgeous, extremely well-made, and undeniably unique.

I’m particularly fond of the Native American characteristics that most of their products bear.

They recently teamed up Ebbets on some impressive headwear.

I’m going to sum this all up by just pointing you to the website so you can check out their entire catalog in all it’s American made glory. Be sure to visit their blog too– tons of good stuff to be found there.

All photographs provided by Tim.

America’s Countryside

I picked up this photo book from a local thrift store a few months ago entitled America’s Countryside
by Robin Langley Sommer. The book was apparently a gift given to “Missy & Carl” during Christmas of ’91. The imagery in this 200-odd page publication is nothing short of extraordinary. I scanned a few of my favorite photographs which you’ll find below:

The book also features a ton of beautiful landscape images, none of which I could adequately capture with my scanner.

America’s Countryside

Vintage Sierra Designs Anorak

Considering the acquisition of this vintage Sierra Designs Anorak, ca. 1980-something. I don’t know though; red isn’t my color. In any event, I felt it worthy of mention. If red is a good look for you, and you’re in the market for an American made Anorak or something of the like, look no further.

$31.00 + shipping at Country General Merchandise & Supply Co.

You’ll also find tons of vintage Gitman Bros., Woolrich, L.L. Bean and GANT apperal there. Go H.A.M.

American Souvenir x Dolan Geiman

Dope right? This piece was assembled from reclaimed wood and other miscellaneous objects by Dolan Geiman in Chicago, IL.

The specifics:

— Acrylic, salvaged wood, and found objects
— 18″ x 24″ x 2″
— Ready to hang | signed and dated by Dolan Geiman
— Wood back-framed | painted black
— $650.00 + shipping

Check out more of their original mixed media here.