The Most Durable Jeans: 25 Oz Super Heavyweight Denim

by Justin Thomas •

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Iron Heart, a Japanese company, makes the thickest and more durable jeans available. They use 25 oz Japanese selvage denim to make “super heavyweight jeans“. As a comparison, most jeans are typically made with 12 oz denim. Iron Heart says: These jeans are on the limit of what can be made. We had to insist that the people sewing them wore protective glasses …

Buy It For Life: Artifact Bags

by Justin Thomas •

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Artifact Bags are made in Omaha, Nebraska by one man, Chris Brown. He uses a combination of hand tools and vintage industrial equipment to craft his creation. For materials, me Brown makes use of American sourced waxed canvas and leather, and offers a lifetime guarantee for all his products

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Buy It For Life: The Estwing Hammer

by Justin Thomas •

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Estwing is a company in Rockford, Illinois that has been forging tools since 1923. It was the first company to make an all-steel hammer that is forged in one piece, according to the manufacturing manager Dan Eisman.

The Top Backup Drives For Macs For 2012

by Justin Thomas •

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External hard drive allow you to add terabytes of storage to your computer for a few hundred dollars. External drives connect to PCs and Macs via their external connectors. Almost every computer has a USB 2.0 port, so it’s the most common type of connection currently. Here’s the speed of other interfaces (from slowest to fastest): FireWire 400, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, eSATA (external …