Off Piste: West America + Woolrich

Jordan Hufnagel and James Crowe create a limited-run, American-made collection of clothing for their epic motorcycle trip

For many, there comes a time when the to-do list never shortens and when free time doesn’t really feel free. This is where CH found longtime friends Jordan Hufnagel and James Crowe just over a year ago. And this is what led the two—Hufnagel, a bicycle builder by trade; and Crowe, a custom motorcycle fabricator—to found West America, an outdoor lifestyle experiment centered on escaping …

McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream

Honoring the family-owned company's 65-year-old history with a new flagship store in Santa Barbara

When McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream won the Sofi Award for Best Dessert at the New York Fancy Food Show this year, the new owners—winemaker Michael Palmer and chef Eva Ein—were thrilled, but not completely surprised. Palmer and Ein were such loyal fans of the heritage Santa Barbara-based ice cream brand that they bought the company in 2012. The duo’s goals echo the legacy left by …

Worn & Wound Model 1 Horween Watch Strap

Pared-down watch bands made in NYC with leather from Chicago's legendary tannery

Even with less than a year of operation under their belt, NYC-based Worn & Wound has proved they know a thing or two about watch accessories and pared-down design—as CH recognized in their watch roll last winter. After selling out the first few runs of their debut band, today Worn & Wound introduces the Model 1 Horween watch strap. An upscale version of their introductory …