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Black Manufacturing doesn’t play by your rules

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first_img The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags You might notice something odd about the Black Manufacturing website — everything is sold out. If you see something in stock and you want it, act fast, because you never know when there will be more. When Adam Fous started Black Manufacturing, he didn’t set out to create an ever-expanding brand or revolutionize streetwear. Black Manufacturing is what he makes of it, and not what it demands of him. The time and enthusiasm spent on design is immediately noticeable, and the clothing all has a spartan, concrete style to it. Every product is born out of natural inspiration, the kind you can only find when you aren’t trying to please investors or expand into new markets. “We do what we want, we make shit if we feel like it,” says Fous, “It’s done very well when we do.”Every time Black Manufacturing releases a new line, there isn’t much of it to go around. The products are all locally sourced and constructed from the highest quality materials, and small batches ensure the company can check quality again and again by hand. Once you’ve seen the products, you’ll be watching the website for the next release, too. Clean lines, tiger-stripe camo, deep blacks, and slate grays all offer their own simple charm, providing a classic base for hats, shirts, and pants.Every piece in the Black Manufacturing line is made in Portland, Oregon, using local materials and manufacturers to ensure everything is perfect. That doesn’t just mean guaranteeing that everything is put together and no stitches are missed, but also that the shirts hang just right, the fit on the hats is perfectly comfortable, and every color is exactly as consistent as it’s supposed to be. The logos and decorations are few and far between, adorning the products with the kind of details that make a simple shirt really pop.Fous focuses on the product rather than profits, brand growth, and marketing reach. He’s set out to craft a brand with a singular focus, evoking a mood that he personally guides. There’s no calendar or press releases to let you know when something new is coming, just an Instagram post, if you’re lucky. Your best bet is to add the Black Manufacturing website to your bookmarks toolbar and check it often until you can get your hands on a camo pocket shirt, or a blacked-out snapback with a mere X stitched into the front — the closest this understated brands comes to having a logo.Fous noted there might be a traditional store in the future, but it will be the only brick-and mortar-spot you can get your hands on some of his fresh streetwear. Make sure to take the time to enjoy every detail if you do manage to get an article of this coveted attire, but please, no selfies.The Black Manufacturing website is the only place to get a hold of this limited gear. You can also check the company’s Instagram account for additional updates and new additions to its line. Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion last_img read more

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Hugh Acheson Episode

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first_img Editors’ Recommendations Further ReadingThe Manual Awards 2018: The Best of Athens, GeorgiaSouthern Food and Slow Cookers: An Interview with Hugh AchesonAcheson Shares Some of His Tastiest Slow Cooker RecipesCreature Comforts Brewing Co. is the Rising Star of Athens, GeorgiaBeards, Booze, and Bacon with Jessi Singh A Rev-ealing Conversation About IndyCar Racing with Takuma Sato Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany Talking Food Trucks and Fusion Cuisine with The Peached Tortilla’s Eric Silversteincenter_img Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the roundtable of Food and Spirits Editor Sam Slaughter, Social Media Manager Jake Rossman, and fearless host Greg Nibler sits down with the inimitable chef, Hugh Acheson, to talk about one of the winners of The Manual Awards 2018: Athens, Georgia.From how he established his restaurant empire to his favorite places to eat in town, Acheson walks the group through the best that this burgeoning college town has to offer. In the process, we cover why slow cookers are making a comeback, how cooking a good meal in a slow cooker takes more than just setting it and forgetting it, what it’s like to balance the responsibilities of running multiple restaurants with festival appearance, television spots, and writing books.Acheson also tells us what he’s most interested in culinarily and why. Hint: Some of it has to do with Indian food a la our previous podcast with chef Jessi Singh! Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary last_img read more