A YEAR IN REVIEW | THE BEST OF 2011

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2011 has been a huge year for The Sig Other, readership has grown, and I’ve had amazing opporunities to spend time with some of the best people, companies and brands out there. As 2011 comes to a close, I felt the need to recognize the great work that’s been done by everyone in the business, … Continue reading

YES, PLEASE | DRIFTER DAY PACK

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A few days ago I tweeted about a pack very similar to this one. It looked right and cost right – just 50 bucks! – but after a discussion with a few of my favorite ethically sound gents, Ted, Ryan, and Jason, it was determined to be a (poorly) Made in China junker. Bummed, I … Continue reading

YES, PLEASE | ILLESTEVA EYEWEAR

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Leonard, in Half tortoise Although April showers are aplenty this spring, it’s that time of year again to begin sunglasses hunting.  Enter, Illesteva a fairly new brand in the eyewear scene but one that has entered with a warm welcome and to many accolades. In my eyes, rightfully so. Since the introduction of their first … Continue reading

YES, PLEASE | WINTERCHECK FACTORY DUAL USE SHORT

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than posting about a one of a kind item made by someone I respect as a designer and also consider a rad person. This week, the limited Dual Use Short by Kristen at Wintercheck Factory gives me the opportunity to do just that. As the name would suggest, these are … Continue reading

YES, PLEASE | WOOD AND FAULK CARPENTER BAG

Made proudly in America by Heritage Leather Company for Wood&Faulk. Size: 20in x 6in x 16in, Weight: 5.5 lbs. This bag is only $85. I repeat: This bag is only 85 bucks. If the picture and the price tag aren’t reason enough, here are some details: The Carpenter bag features No.10 cotton canvas with top … Continue reading

YES, PLEASE | RBY45RPM WINTER LOOK-BOOK

I’ve become enamored of Rby45rpm over the years and this collection is only increasing that trend. After 10 years, they’re masters of marrying so many influences without seeming schizophrenic or overly trendy. Raw textures, beautifully dyed textiles, tailored and unstructured silhouettes, asian and western details – it’s all expertly controlled, harmonious, simple.  The look-books are also impressively … Continue reading

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