AVANT, France.

The bi-annual magazine that celebrate the history of vintage clothing in the past, present and future. First issue comes out next month! The magazine features endless amazing stories, interviews and still-life pictures never-seen before. Stories and interviews of AVANT magazine are narrated by a core of passionate, creative contributors who stand for the same values : craftsmanship, lifestyle and heritage.

  • Editor-founder Eric Maggiori

Black Bear Brand, France

the Black Bear Brand ghost sign in Sulton Wash.

Sultan Wash. played an important role in the building of the Burlington Northern Railroad.  During the railroad construction Sultan was a key supply station and then grew into prosperous logging town. 

The United States first became a carnival of signs around the end of the 19th century, when advertising took hold like never before. Back then, there were no rules about signs–where or how big they could be, or how much valuable wall space they were allowed to take up. Commercial buildings, barns, depots, grain silos: any place people gathered or traveled past (by train or buggy or, a little later, by auto) was fair game. 

the... Annual Notebook for 2019.

the... Annual Notebook for 2019. Hail Mary Magazine - Japan Formation Book for Mr. Untouchable (edition). ***a fun note on the pic: its a iPhone pic taken by a friend when I met them at their shop after riding 100+ miles on a brisk Dec. evening (1948 Panhead).

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the... Annual Notebook for 2019.

Black Bear Brand & Langlitz Leathers with Horween Tannery

A celebration of the iconic leather jacket... a collision of America’s best. 
A pure curation of excellence.

Handmade to order by Langlitz in Portland just as it was since 1947.
Horsehide by Horween Leather Co.; who’s been producing the finest leather since 1905 in Chicago.
Designed and curated - Black Bear Brand.

*** Each jacket will be custom made to order.

Horween Tannery - Chicago, IL

Horween Tannery - Chicago, IL

Keynote for Fall

1949 Black Bear wool shirts AD! Keynote for Fall... Black Bear Brand- The new and old colliding in a quest to elevate what we do. A love for the Americana, the old ways, its strong influence on style. The resurrection story has just begun.

2 week whirlwind tour of Japan!

These two amazing weeks started with being a guest of Wokini Studio at the Clutch Collection Show in Tokyo. http://www.ccshowjapan.com

after the show...

*** Typhoon in Oita followed by riding motorcycles to Aso volcano; one of the world's most active volcanoes.

*** Touring Kobe on a 70 yr. old Panhead and visiting the hilltop Japanese castle complex Himeji Castle (姫路城 Himeji-jō).

*** Back to Tokyo for a day with Tokyo's own Mr. Boots Man... Fukurokuju. A day of boots, bikes, and lots of laughs with a new dear friend and a master of boots! Takeshi Okuyama...

More on the above coming soon.

Our journey has brought us to Japan

Wokini Studio has created a special silver claw pendant for Black Bear Brand.  This is a piece of art created from the cast of a real bear claw!

• Casting made from a real bear claw.   • Sterling silver   • Black deerskin lace with turquoise beads and silver beads.   • Hand hammered branding of Black Bear Brand and Wokini on each piece.   • Polish by hand.  This collaboration has set in motion some very exciting things. In Sept. we will be accompany Wokini Studio at the Clutch CC Show in Tokyo and following the show I’ll be riding a friends 1948 Panhead on a 4 day ride around the tropical island of Ōita Prefecture!   This journey has just begun... Explore To Create!

• Casting made from a real bear claw. 

• Sterling silver 

• Black deerskin lace with turquoise beads and silver beads. 

• Hand hammered branding of Black Bear Brand and Wokini on each piece. 

• Polish by hand.

This collaboration has set in motion some very exciting things. In Sept. we will be accompany Wokini Studio at the Clutch CC Show in Tokyo and following the show I’ll be riding a friends 1948 Panhead on a 4 day ride around the tropical island of Ōita Prefecture! 

This journey has just begun... Explore To Create!

The Horsehide Collection.

Celebrating 100 Years Of Wesco.

Collision of tough raw simplicity with beautiful refinement. 
Wesco Shoes:  The Gold Standard is 100 years old this year!   Horween “horsehide” Leather    the art of tanning at its finest.   Unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation

Wesco Shoes: The Gold Standard is 100 years old this year!

Horween “horsehide” Leather
the art of tanning at its finest. 
Unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation