1. Filson Releases New Field Guide for Duck Hunting

    Filson has a rich history of making tough and comfortable clothing for the outdoorsman, which eventually also included the outdoorswoman, since 1897, particularly aimed at hunters, explorers, mariners and miners. While we’re not crazy about hunting here at RANGE, we do appreciate when a brand returns to its roots like Filson has done with their new series of three field guides. They just released their first guide to duck hunting on the Skagit County coastline in Washington State, a unique area of the country that is home to deserts and plains, coastal tidelands and the only temperate rainforest in the United States.

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  2. AETHER Opens New Flagship Store in Los Angeles

    One of our favorite brands that combines fashion with function, AETHER, continues to expand with the recent opening of their new flagship store in Los Angeles, just in time for the holiday season. Located in the heart of the La Brea design district, AETHERla is housed in a 4,000-square foot space, which was designed in collaboration with Paris-based art director Thierry Gaugain, who has worked on three other retail spaces for the brand: AETHERstream, AETHERsf and AETHERnyc.

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  3. EASTPAK 2014 Artist Studio Collection

    For the fourth year in a row, EASTPAK will soon release its Artist Studio collection for 2014. Using a blank Padded Pak’r® as their canvas, 16 of the biggest names in fashion created one-of-a-kind versions of the classic backpack, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Manolo Blahnik, Henrik Vibskov, MDGM and Christopher Shannon. Designers pretty much had complete creative freedom to do whatever they chose to the bag with the only limitation being that they had to leave the EASTPAK Artist Studio label on the front untouched and visible.

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  4. Oakley Book Celebrates The Brand’s 40 Years of History

    To commemorate its 40-year history, Oakley has released a self-titled retrospective book of its decades of innovative work. Published by Assouline, the limited edition hardcover book consists of 220 pages that showcase how the brand evolved from its beginnings in founder Jim Jannard’s garage to its present-day domination of the eyewear, technical apparel and wearable tech industries. You’ll find the book full of Oakley’s archival images of old advertisements, athlete ambassadors and product design sketches, some of which will be completely new to the public eye.

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  5. Poler x Nike SB 2014 Holiday Collection

    Poler and Nike SB already have two standout collaborative collections under their belt, so why not go for a third? For their newest collection, the Portland-based brands have teamed up once again for the 2014 Holiday season. The collection features four Nike SB silhouettes, the Dunk High OMS, Lunar Gato, Trainerendor and Zoom Blazer, which combine Poler’s camp vibes with Nike SB’s hi-tech elements for optimal skating. Additionally, a collection of apparel, including a fine-line canvas bomber jacket, crewneck sweatshirt adorned with a Poler Nike SB embroidered patch, long-sleeve buttondown with a zipper side vent, Nike Dri-Fit short-sleeve T-shirt and bright orange pom beanie, complement the four-pack of skate shoes.

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  6. Supreme x The North Face Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

    By now, Supreme collabs are a dime a dozen, however, when it involves iconic outdoor brand The North Face, our ears perk up. Just in time for the brick weather some of us have already been experiencing, the brands’ collaborative Fall/Winter 2014 collection features a parka, footwear, gloves, a sleeping bag and a rolling suitcase, all adorned in a classic bandana print in red, navy and black.

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  7. OTIS Eyewear Launches New Women’s Collection

    Australian sunglasses brand OTIS Eyewear has been on the market in the United States for about a year now, and is planning to expand its offerings in 2015 by releasing a new women’s collection. Consisting of three styles, the collection features the Mona, Skinny Dip and Heatwave, which are inspired by the vintage cat-eye frame, but also have a modern aesthetic. Each style varies in frame size, is hand-made with acetate, and is outfitted with OTIS signature scratch-resistant mineral glass lenses, which we witnessed in person recently and are pretty impressive.

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  8. Nau’s 2014 Holiday Campaign: “The Materealists”

    Earlier this month, Portland-based lifestyle brand Nau unveiled part one of its 2014 Holiday campaign titled “The Materealists.” Led by newly appointed Creative Director Allison Ross, the three-part series will define the concept of “materealism” by revealing how Nau’s materials are made, sourced and used in the careful creation of its apparel and accessories. The campaign will also utilize a hyper-realism artistic style in order to encourage consumers to look deeper into the inspirations behind Nau’s various collections, and further understand the brand’s passion for style, performance and sustainability.

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  9. Pendleton Fall/Winter 2014 Blanket Collection

    The iconic American wool brand Pendleton has released a new collection of blankets to keep us warm while stylishly decorating our abodes for Fall/Winter 2014. Proudly made in the USA, the collection of wool/cotton blend blankets features six different styles, including the Chief Joseph, J. Capps & Sons Tribute, AICF Ribbon Dance, Bright River, Brave Star and Yakima Camp in two different colorways, which also come with their own carriers for Pendleton lovers who are on the move.

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