When you were a kid, summer vacation was synonymous with the act of piling the entire family into the station wagon (with snacks, cassette tapes, ill-fated coloring books, the family dog) and heading off to some unknown location. You never even bothered to question why this ritual existed, or paused to wonder if all families observed this compulsory migration every time school let out. Each vacation spot would yield something different, in the end, but your young mind only knew not to expect, not to spoil the unknown with ideas of what would await you when the car finally rolled to a stop. This summer, though it’s certainly been many years since you listened to a cassette tape, travel like that again. Travel without the grown-up’s affectation of knowing what you’ll see before you see it. Toss your camera into this hard-wearing wax canvas bag by Property Of… and resolve to carry it everywhere, not only when you “know” you’ll be seeing something worth photographing. Every part of the vacation is the vacation. You knew that, once. Get it here.
Back in 1996 when Nick Hornby first published High Fidelity, dropping beloved character Rob Fleming into our hearts and forever lodging his snarky internal monologues into our minds, the world was a different place. Computers were, by current standards, inept; Napster hadn’t even happened yet; the most advanced thing you could do with your cell phone regarding music probably involved five pre-loaded ringtones. If Rob was around today, he’d probably live in Portland and grumpily ride a fixie to work every day. But his taste would remain impeccable (that’s the nice thing about characters in books) and that’s why, of course, he’d carry this incredible record tote from Tanner Goods x ACE Hotel. Made of hefty waxed canvas (tough enough to withstand any sympathetic weather you may encounter) with bridle leather accents, it shows that you know your stuff without blatantly exposing you as a snob. Use it to carry around your top five records, your cigs, and the mix tape you’re making for that girl you may be sorta interested in. Get it here.