Dunderdon Blog

  • farväl

    12-7-2012

    It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of a friend, colleague, and irreplaceable member of the design community. On December 5, Per-Ivan Hagberg passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer. While he is best known for founding Dunderdon in 1997, he continued to act on his endless inspiration by launching two more highly sought after clothing brands, K.G.A.T. outerwear and A/B P.I Hagberg & Co. denim, in 2011. His designs embodied physical and temporal durability, innovation and quality. Per-Ivan lived and breathed design. He was a talented visionary, builder, innovator, friend and father. Dunderdon will not be the same without him. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

    vila i frid Per-Ivan. You will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.

  • Dunderdon + Hammarhead Round 2

    5-22-2012

  • Dunderdon + Hammarhead Day 1

    5-21-2012

    We'd like to thank the many people who came out this past Thursday to see the beginnings of our collaborative bike with Hammarhead Industries take shape. As James Hammarhead mentions in our recent interview, the building environment (in this case our SoHo store, and the sidewalk outside where the welding is done) will inform the design decisions made about the bike. Those who joined us for the first night of the build witnessed, and partly contributed to, a one-of-a-kind creative process by a uniquely inspired craftsmen.

    Join us again next Thursday from 6-9 pm to see the build progress and enjoy some some proper drinks from our friends Art in the Age, House Spirits and Sixpoint Brewery. If you can't make it in person be sure to follow along and get a glimpse behind the scenes on Instagram at username Dunderdon_USA as well as on our Tumblr.

  • A Conversation with Hammarhead Industries

    5-16-2012

    Tomorrow Hammarhead Industries, the Philadelphia-based custom motorcycle builders whose vintage inspired bikes have found an audience with riders who prefer Steve McQueen era trail bikes to the molded neon plastics of modern cycles, will begin building a motorcycle from the ground up inside our SoHo storefront. The build will extend throughout May, and Dunderdon and Hammarhead are also collaborating on a small collection of goods inspired by the needs of the company’s bike builders. We spoke to creator James Hammarhead about the genesis of the brand, taking inspiration from the past and finding the stylish sweet spot between form and function.

    Can you talk a bit about the genesis of the brand?

    Hammarhead was created as a project to present three of the bikes that I’d been thinking about making for ten years. I was at a point in my career at the University of Pennsylvania where I’d hit my stride, and was looking for other areas of creative expression. The original idea was to put out a series of bikes as a collection, and that collection of bikes would foster a brand identity that could go a lot of different directions. We expected it to be a more organic process that would evolve over several years, and that’s been what’s happened.

    We’re fortunate that there are opportunities now for very little money to reach a lot of people that are interested. There’s a narrow window of interest in custom motorcycles in particular, but that audience is broader now because of the Internet. There’s much more crossover now among folks that are working in graphic arts, fashion design and architecture that are tuned into what’s happening in other areas. The amount of interesting stuff that you get sent your way has really created a lot of these new markets. We’ve grown a couple of factors faster than I expected to, which has it’s own challenges, but overall we’re really pleased with the way our bikes have been accepted and the way that I think we’ve staked out some new territory, especially in the U.S. custom marketplace.

    Where did the inspiration for the individual models come from?

    The brand in general is sort of inspired by my interest in simplicity and quality. I’m drawn to design and architecture and writing, in almost all mediums, I really like things that are spare and clean but not cold. My family was not a huge motorcycle family, but somehow I saw and was around some really exceptional British sports cars and vintage motorcycles — stuff designed from the motorsports of the 50s and 60s, that made a strong impression of what it meant to be a motorcycle, what was essentially a motorcycle.

    When I think of a motorcycle I envision like a Husqvarna WR250 from the late 60s as the bike that I first saw and went “Whoa, that’s a dirtbike.” The guys that were riding those — by the time I was looking at those bikes it was 1973, 74, 75 — they were older guys. They were worn. The bikes had the paint worn off the tanks and they weren’t the riders who were out racing weekends. They weren’t teenagers. They were serious trail riders. That’s where these bikes came from is those images. We definitely have a broad vision, but I started with what I knew best, which is sort of the trailbike, dirtbike. That really was helpful to us because there’s not a lot of competition there. The Triumph, we built three bikes and that was the bike that was the lightning rod for motorcyclists, core enthusiasts, and we’ve certainly sold the most of that bike.

    The electric bike, I did that because I felt like that was a project that was going to happen. Somebody was going to take the vision of the classic race bike and create it with battery power. I felt like there was an opportunity to be there first. I really, really wanted to see what it would be like to have this silent, vintage style road race bike. That was fun. It all flows from asking how do you create stuff that’s modern but in tune with the design aesthetics from the 50s and 60s, that were maybe closely related to racing and closely related to the technology of the time, which was much less developed. There was no injection-molded plastic, or they would’ve used it. It’s hard to be simple and minimal with style. It’s not just that form follows function, there’s room within that function to make it stylish, that’s the artistic piece that comes in, whereas an engineer just builds a product.

    You’ll be building a bike from the ground up inside our SoHo shop, how are you approaching the challenge of working within a retail space?

    I could build a motorcycle anywhere, that’s not that big of a deal. We’ve established that doing an offsite build is possible because we did one in Paris. The really cool part is that we’re gonna sit down and make some decisions in the space, the space is going to influence how the bike is built. I already feel like the Dunderdon brand and the collaborative collection that were doing has — we have some very clear ideas about what we want to achieve with the bike. We have ideas about what elements we’re going to use, exactly how it comes and how it will be, we don’t know. That’s really exciting.

    So this is a new model you’ll be building in the store?

    The bike is a new model that is inspired by our time in Paris this past January. We built a Jack Pine in a Triumph service shop. We were in a bay along side the regular mechanics that worked on a steady stream of local bikes that were definitely ridden hard. And all were ridden in for service in the dead of winter.  I started thinking about an urban bike that would serve this type of rider well. That is our concept. The actual design will unfold over the next two weeks at Dunderdon. One thing we have worked out is the name: Nintey-Two. This is the district code for shop (Speed 92) we worked in during our stay in France.

    You’ve expanded a bit from bikes into parts, bags and other accessories. How did that process happen, and how does that inform the collaboration with Dunderdon?

    We have a mantra here that we want to remain genuine to our central goal, which is to make things that are durable, valuable, have long lives, and are stylish and useful. So when we encounter something in the marketplace that meets our needs, we get it. We’ve needed certain parts and we’ve had to make them. We’ve had some customers ask what kind of bag we would recommend and our answer was “We’re not really in love with anything out there, maybe we should think about putting together a backpack that would be in tune with our philosophy” and that’s literally how it started. That’s the rewarding part, that whatever we envision has been well received. The fun thing for us is the collaborative process, having people get excited.

    We’re moving into a bigger production space and wanted come up with sort of a uniform for the guys in the shop. We looked around at some of the workwear that was out there that we liked. Matt had some Dunderdon pieces and liked them. We got in touch and within a week we had a much bigger plan than just putting some Dunderdon clothing on some of our shop guys. It’s pretty exciting.

    We sent a prospectus to [Dunderdon] with what we were thinking of, like “We’d really like to do a signature piece like this vintage welding jacket.” The ideas really struck a cord. It’s really exciting. We’re just now getting a feeling for how this is gonna be received and I think it’s gonna be really exciting.

    The brand has grown rapidly, what can we expect to see from Hammarhead in the coming year and beyond?

    This year were gonna introduce a couple of new bikes that are gonna be really exciting and broader than just scramblers. There’s a frenzy of activity with a couple of bikes including this one at the Dunderdon SoHo shop. We hope put together some more of these small videos that we’ve done. We always find that that’s just a great process and it really helps support the brand and excitement. We’ll be taking a lot of footage of the build at Dunderdon and will definitely have some sort of video for that process.

    From there were gonna create more of a public space in or shop here in Philly. We’ll have the ability to have soft good and hard goods and the motorcycles all in the same space. That will happen this summer.

  • Dunderdon + Hammarhead

    5-4-2012


    We are supremely excited to announce our upcoming installation with Hammarhead Industries. Check back in the coming weeks for exclusive content about the build and our ongoing collaboration with Hammarhead.

  • Introducing Beam & Anchor

    5-1-2012

    Last week our friends Jocelyn and Robert Rahm, who provided the furniture for our Portland storefront, opened Beam & Anchor, a passionately curated retail and gallery space focused on “beautiful old things and very well-crafted new things.”

    As the final pre-opening pieces were settling into place, we got an early look at the space and spoke with the couple about the genesis, vision and future of the shop.

    The couple acquired the building last July after they “became disillusioned with our respective career paths,” and decided to pursue their shared love of craft and design. In the year since finding the large but unloved building just off the Max line on N. Interstate Ave., the space has patiently taken shape. “There was a lot that needed to go into it in order to get it to a place where it was functional and presentable.”

    Among the diverse assemblage of furniture, including original pieces made from reclaimed materials by Robert Rahm, art, ceramics, bags, home wares and plantlife, you’ll find a few local favorites you may already know from Dunderdon including Wood & Faulk, Poler Camping Stuff, Otter Wax and The Good Flock.

    “We want a shop that supports local makers,” Jocelyn says, though there’s not an exclusive mandate on local goods. The determining goal is, simply put, “just selling beautiful product.”

    With a kitchen and a large, farm-style dinner table in the upstairs, plans for monthly live music and rotating gallery exhibits, Beam & Anchor aims to provide not just a retail experience, but to “pull people in and generate a lot of dialogue and support within the creative community.”

    From its inception the framework of Beam & Anchor has been “compelled by this idea of generating community.” The space is not only a retail home for local crafters, but the upstairs workshop is an actual home to some of them. The second-story houses nine like-minded makers including Wood & Faulk’s Matt Pierce, Maak Soap Lab’s Nori Gilbert and Taylor Ahlmark, and furniture designer Ben Klebba, all of whom sell their goods through the store. A large woodshop, upholstery and painting studios and a stuffed bobcat also reside in the upstairs space.

    With an online shop launching in the coming year and long-term goals to revitalize the entire surrounding block, Beam & Anchor is not just a store to keep an eye on, but one that actively invites you to share in the appreciation of good design and good people.

  • Ampersand at Dunderdon NYC

    4-11-2012

    Our collaboration with Portland's Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books is now live at our SoHo location. Read our interview with Ampersand's curator for more insight into the installation and be sure visit the shop in person.

  • Wood & Faulk at Dunderdon

    4-10-2012

    Leather craft has seen a resurgence in recent years, but few designers approach the medium with the refreshing mix of calculation and whim that has made us fans of Portland-based line Wood & Faulk (we've recently added the brand's quality belts, bags and more to both our Portland and New York storefronts.)

    We spoke with Matt Pierce, the self-described "builder, designer and tinkerer" behind the Wood & Faulk moniker about the small brand's growing profile and the importance of sharing his craft.

    At what point did you decide to transition your love of making things into a business?

    It hasn't been very long, and it's happened kinda quickly. Even though it feel like longer than it is. It's probably only about 7-8 months ago since the store has really started to take off. It's a great feeling knowing that other people gravitate to the things I like too.

    You've got a tightly edited selection of goods including bags, belts and camp stools — what inspires which products you create and sell? Are your products things you initially wanted to make for yourself?

    I don't carry anything in my line that I don't use or have had a real purpose for. I wanted an old-style bag for my tools, so I tracked that down. I wanted to have a leather wear-in experiment that got me making belts. I was trying to think of a fun DIY and that brought me to making camp stools. I like things with a purpose. I live in a tiny house, so I like things that serve a real use... not just something to throw in the closet and forget about.

    You're still doing client design and consultation work, do you see the product aspect of Wood & Faulk eventually becoming your primary venue?

    Yes, definitely. Just recently things have really begun to change and I've had to let go of some really good clients. It's scary, but really fun too. I've had to put everything back in to Wood&Faulk to help it build and grow little by little and eventually it's going to become my only job. I can't wait for it to happen, either!

    You've kept a regular blog of interests, projects and even some how-to's. It seems like sharing your work and inspirations is just as important to you as creating and selling your work, is that a fair assessment?

    I love making things and sharing things. It don't bother me to show people how to make my projects because when I talk to folks about these things, we can learn better ways from each other. It's great to see folks try some of my DIYs or to make different things based on what I've done.

    Similarly, you're active on Twitter and Instagram, mediums which have certainly changed the interactions between customers, brands and the people behind them, has that played any role in your brand's quick ascent?

    These outlets have been invaluable to reach customers/readers/friends. It's an amazing way to interact with folks and fun too. Another great way to share things and get feedback from around the globe.

    How did you connect with Dunderdon? What about the brand or the space made you think we'd make a good retail partner for Wood & Faulk?

    I'd been a fan of Dunderdon since before the physical space was built... I remember the first Portland release at Local35 a few years back and thought there was great classic charm in the pieces. I love Dunderdon's philosophy of "clothing for craftsmen who appreciate superior construction and smart design" – and to top it off, having been started by a carpenter... how could I not gravitate to that?

    Lastly, what can we expect from Wood & Faulk in the rest of 2012 and beyond? Any projects in the works you can give us a hint about?

    I think there might be some new bags... something more refined possibly. Maybe a couple women's pieces too. I've got lots of fun ideas, now I just have to find the time to execute them!

  • Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books at Dunderdon NYC

    3-19-2012

    This April Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, an eclectic collection of vintage and found imagery and books in Portland's Alberta neighborhood, will be curating an exclusive collection of images for our New York storefront. We spoke with Ampersand's Myles Haselhorst about his contemplative approach to photographic storytelling and the ever-blurring lines between gallery and retail space.

    Can you explain a bit about how Ampersand came to fruition? What was your background prior to opening in 2008? Were you always a collector?

    I've always been a collector. Ever since I was young a huge part of it was the find. Finding something you've never seen before, which is one kind of rarity, or finding something that's worth money, which is another kind. I was also an obsessive reader & while studying literature in college I would hit garage sales in search of books, then trade what I found at used bookstores for the books I actually wanted to read. So, my desire to read & write books evolved alongside this activity of finding & selling them. I guess the impulse to find & sell things won. But really, in the end, it's still about stories for me. It's about being flexible, keeping my eyes open & creating a space where the things I find can tell their stories. We are surrounded by all this amazing visual material from the past--old photographs, booklets, pamphlets & brochures, antique prints, amateur art-- most of which gets ignored or tossed aside. Ampersand came about because I'm driven to find & preserve unique cultural material that is rich in narrative content. 

    You describe the focus of Ampersand's exhibits as examining "the colliding point between now & then, past and present..." Can you explain a bit how you developed an interest in that particular idea? Is a photograph almost literally and physically the product of that intersection?

    When the opportunity to open the storefront on Alberta Street presented itself almost four years ago, I knew right away that I wanted to show art alongside the books, found photos & ephemera that had always been the staple of my business. For better or worse, it's a setup that really challenges notions of what a gallery should be. There is the risk that too many elements within one space will distract one from really being able to experience the art.

    I look at it differently. I wanted a space that was more dynamic than a hushed, white-walled gallery. Nobody's house looks like this. Instead, chances are that if someone collects art, he or she also collects books & other types of cultural artifacts. So, in part, I'm trying to emulate this type of environment, the domain of a collector who has an eye for the modern & contemporary but whose curiosity also strays toward what was created in the past. This notion of a colliding point is pretty obvious but often gets ignored. In other words, art & design is not created in a vacuum; artists & designers, whether consciously or unconsciously, are always drawing from what came before them. Vintage photographs, especially when you hold the original objects in your hand, are indeed a great example of this intersection. We recognize the situations captured in old photographs as very similar to our own & yet the shape of things, the colors & the clothing are all very different. That point of recognition is a kind of entering point & beyond that the space of the photograph is open to the movements of our imagination.

    Ampersand also publishes photographic work and books. Did you always envision the gallery and publishing components working hand in hand? How do you select works and artists to publish?       

    Publishing was not part of the original concept of the business. It came about last spring when one of the photographers we show, John Ryan Brubaker, presented a body of work to us in the format of a small book he had made called Strange Cities. With publishing it, we wanted to emulate the intimate quality of the original handmade version but outsource the printing to cut down on production time & costs. Fortunately, a close friend of mine works at a printer here in Portland & he did an amazing job. Strange Cities has since sold out & it's success inspired us to publish more books. It also ultimately became the template for all the books that have followed. The idea behind the books is limiting them to small editions that are affordable, collectable & made with the highest design & material standards. We also want to keep the production here in Portland so that the money & creative energy is circulated back into the community. To this end, all the paper comes from local distributors, printing & binding is done here in Portland & all our design is done in-house. Thus far we've made books that coincide with shows that have been in the gallery. It makes sense from a production & marketing point of view. But we also have all this amazing vintage material that we can draw from. Our first experiment with that actually coincides with the Dunderdon collaboration. We are publishing a small book of erotic photo postcards titled Women I Never Knew No. 1. As the title implies, we are planning an ongoing series of these books, all of which will contain anonymous erotic photos of women that have found their way into our collection, photos of women I never knew but of whom I now have this intimate photographic knowledge.

    On your website you describe the Ampersand space as reflecting the "organized mess" of a collector's home. You'll be curating a selection of materials for our NYC storefront, what was your approach to selecting and displaying work for a very different retail space?

    Yeah, I mentioned this a little before, the idea that Ampersand is meant to feel as much like the home of a collector as it is a retail store or gallery. For the Dunderdon storefront in NYC, I would say the initial approach focuses on creating a condensed version of Ampersand that fits the NYC space. In other words, your New York clientele will hopefully get a sense of the very specific way we curate, package & organize the things we sell. More than that, though, we wanted to select material that fit the essence of the Dunderdon line, especially its roots in workwear & focused design. For the walls, we have made a few blowups of photographs that date from the 1910s that feature men on bicycles & others dressed in cowboy costumes in arcade studio settings. The images look back to a time when the design of clothing very much aligned with it's intended function. With the found material & books, we have again selected material we hope will inspire people's creative side or in the least reacquaint their imaginations with a time when visual culture was very much a tangible (as opposed to digital) thing. 

    Aside from continuing to feature monthly exhibits, what can we expect from Ampersand in 2012 and beyond?

    We have several amazing exhibits lined up this year. Readers outside of Portland can sign up for our mailing list & stay on top of the 2012 schedule. We'll also be publishing several more books this year, each of which are limited to small editions. Beyond that, we have a large garage door in the gallery that opens onto a lovely back patio that is planted with natives & features an outdoor stage. It's a perfect spot for outdoor summer readings & film screenings. So, we are in the initial phase of scheduling those events. Of course, we'll also continue hunting for old photos, ephemera & such.          


  • Dunderdon NYC in Esquire Korea

    2-17-2012

    Our New York workshop was featured in the February issue of Esquire Korea's style global report. We're thankful to Esquire for helping spread the word about Dunderdon in Asia. 

  • Art Design Portland at Dunderdon

    2-2-2012

    The interest from customers has been steady since we set up a small display of ADX goods and info inside our Portland shop. The t-shirts, buttons, stickers, posters and build-your-own toolbox kits have offered our shoppers just a glimpse of what goes down at the colorful ADX building on SE 11th Ave.

    A collaborative workspace propelled equally by the building’s resources and the passionate people that use them, from retirees to local creative professionals and high school groups, ADX is quickly becoming a hub of Portland’s resurgent DIY and artist scenes.
    Featuring an adaptable range of resources including rentable office space, a 20-person fabrication team, full metal and woodworking shops, free classes, workshops and more, the project is continually and literally, as their motto states, building a community of thinkers and makers.

    ADX is the brainchild of director Kelley Roy, who after various jobs in the art world was inspired both by a story she read about a similar space, Brooklyn’s 3rd Ward, and by the need for such a place in Portland.

    "I saw that there was a huge demand just for raw space to get creative in,” Roy says.

    The versatility of the workspace, and of the community that has embraced it, is constantly on display at the facility. On our early-morning visit we encountered hand-built wooden racing boats, a staffer testing out designs on the laser cutter and an English professor building circuitry for a synthesizer.

    Roy says giving people the opportunity to expand and utilize their skill sets has been the most rewarding part of the fast-expanding project.

    “[Someone] might be a really awesome designer, but they’ve never made anything,” Roy says. “Seeing them struggle to put their designs into physical form is really fun.”

    In part because of the recent involvement of like-minded local business such as Nemo, Wieden + Kennedy, Nike, Official MFG Co. and others, as well as budding partnerships with the Art Institute of Portland and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, the ADX profile has been on a steady incline since opening. Roy says the partnership with Official MFG Co., who shares a building with and helped with the design and branding for ADX, has been crucial to spreading the word about the space.

    “Having a brand that brings it all together makes people feel like a part of the community,” Roy says. “Everybody loves the sawblade, it makes them feel badass.”
    Recognizing the shared creativity of Dunderdon customers and the ADX community, we’re proud to have established a friendship and to offer a 10 percent discount on select Dunderdon goods to ADX members.

    Stop by the Portland shop to check out ADX products in person and be sure to visit their website for more information.

  • House Spirits Distillery at Dunderdon Portland

    1-13-2012

    Portland-based distillery House Spirits will be helping us celebrate our ongoing winter sale by pouring their Krogstad Aquavit, a traditional Scandinavian spirit, at our Portland storefront from 4-7pm this Saturday the 14th. Come by the store to enjoy a free drink (or two) and take advantage of 25% off seasonal Dunderdon items.

    House Spirits is one of only two distilleries in the U.S. producing Aquavit and their "old world philosophy for the new world palate," pairs perfectly with Dunderdon's focus on functional clothing and modern silhouettes.

    We hope to see you there this Saturday!

  • Dunderdon in the New York Times

    1-2-2012

    We were surprised and excited this week to see a piece on our SoHo storefront by the New York Times' "Critical Shopper" Jon Caramanica, who came to us in search of adequate outerwear as the real winter weather started to settle on the city. The author commented on the sense of sturdiness that permeates the store and its wares, and referred to our selection of outerwear as "some of the most handsome, and least invasive, styles going."

    The article was the second mention we've received in the Times this fall/winter season. The first came in a November article highlighting the retail resurgence of south SoHo, listing our Howard Street location among the likes of Opening Ceremony and Alexander Wang. As excited as we are to be featured in the esteemed publication, we're doubly proud to be a part of a vibrant and diverse neighborhood.

    Photo by Hiroko Masuike of the New York Times.

  • Poler Camping

    12-11-2011

    We've recently added Poler Camping Stuff, a Portland, Ore. based brand that has deservedly generated quite a bit of buzz recently, to the floors of both our New York and Portland storefronts. We were immediately drawn to the brand because of our shared passion for quality made goods that say less about the products themselves, and more about the people that use them. We caught up with Benji Wagner, the brains behind Poler for a quick chat about the inspirations and aspirations behind the brand's refreshingly simple market.

    The Poler vibe seems to be that you can take quality seriously without taking yourself too seriously—is that a reaction to the overly-techy outdoor industry, or just an extension of your personality? 

    It's a bit of both honestly. I feel that the outdoor industry is full of fantastic, well made products, but that there is room for stuff that isn't all about climbing Mt. Everest. We're embracing what most people actually do: road trips, partying in the woods, weekend adventures to the beach, music festivals etc... These are the things most of us look forward to and have fun doing. Our gear brings a high design sensibility to an affordable price point so its accessible to all. We have some genuinely innovative products like the Napsack,  some really clean basic vintage inspired bags as well as the Magic Tarp-It which is a really pragmatic, useful item.


    Can you talk about the Adventures, and more broadly the brand's entire web presence—it seems like it's important to you guys that people understand Poler is first and foremost about real people loving what they do, especially in an industry where customers are sick of being sold 'adventure' by corporations and marketers?

    We have a section of our site called 'adventures' where we have really beautiful photo essays of guys from our team and regular folks doing stuff they love to do. It could be motorcycle camping on Mt. Hood, Surfing in Montauk, or just a simple car camping road trip, these stories are of trips that we can all relate to and be inspired by at the same time. We're striving to bring everyone something that they can feel is authentic and not a canned, calculated and overly glossy photo shoot. Everyone knows when they're being sold something thats phony and contrived as opposed to something authentic. We will have new photo essays shot by leading photographers and videos on a regular basis from here on out so there is always something new to look at and be inspired by.


    People have been loving The Nap Sack—can you talk about how that product came to be?

    The Napsack is definitely a big part of Poler. It's a sleeping bag that you can stick your arms and legs out of, and it has a hood and pockets like a puffy jacket. It's the perfect weight for summer camping, but it also works fantastic if you wear it around the house in the winter. It's like a multi tool sleeping bag. You can pull up the bottom and cinch it around your waist and wear it like a jacket while you sit around the fire, and just as important you can go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without taking it off! We have 3 sizes including a kids size. 

    How did you connect with Dunderdon? What made you think that we'd be a worthwhile retail venue for you?

    I've been a fan of Dunderdon for years. They've been making quality workwear clothes long before it became a big trend. I can honestly say I would wear all the clothes myself. They're practical while still being stylish. The mix of brands at the Dunderon retail stores is great and I am really proud to have Poler in the stores along side them.


    You've assembled high-caliber snowboard and skate teams, any plans to do products tailored to those specific sports in the future?

    As time goes on we plan to introduce more sport specific technical gear to some degree. At the same time Poler is all about the in between times. The time you are traveling and sleeping and hanging out while you are en route or in between doing the things you love.


    Similarly and finally, what can we expect to see from Poler in 2012?

    We'll be expanding the line to include more higher end made in the usa products, a wider range of colorways to our existing line. We've only really scratched the surface. More to come on all fronts!

    See the goods for yourself at our New York Workshop, located at 25 Howard Street and our Portland Workshop at SW 13th and Burnside.

  • Dunderdon + Danner

    9-15-2011


  • Photos of the Portland store

    5-29-2011

     

    We're excited to share these photos of our new Portland shop. A big heartfelt thanks to all the folks who helped make it happen: Jessie DeSue; Mathew, Jeremy and Fritz at Official Manufacturing; Robert Rahm, at Beam & Anchor; Corey Arnold; Garth Klippert; Wesley Younie; and Jasen Bowes.

  • Hand-Eye Supply + Dunderdon

    3-24-2011

  • AN ISLAND -- a film by Vincent Moon

    3-2-2011

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