SECRET FORTS » all plaidout A COLLECTION OF GOOD THINGS Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:23:46 +0000 en hourly 1 THE FALL THREE : MAX WASTLER, ALL PLAIDOUT. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:15:22 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
Why break from tradition. So in that spirit, it is Max Wastler who is first up, once again, for the fourth annual Fall Three Series. Great friend. All around great guy. Author of All Plaidout and one half of Buckshot Sonny’s, this is Max Wastler’s Fall Three, 2013.
photo x Carolina Mariana

1) Bang Bang Pie Shop Biscuits. Lately, not a day goes by without thinking about these fluffy, salty, warm, and downright delicious biscuits. I’ll take them over any dessert, even pie, any day.

2) Rosemary Roast Chicken. This is the year I take my friend Blake’s advice and learn to properly roast a chicken. I am proficient in the kitchen — following along with a cookbook, what have you — but I’d like to teach myself to roast a chicken perfectly by eyeballing it. That’ll change, and I hope by the holidays to have perfected the art of the roasted chicken.

3) Skiing Colorado with Winter Session in My Dad’s Vuarnets. Recently had these repaired by a guy in Minnesota, and can’t wait to hit the slopes this year with my pals Roy and Tanya at Winter Session.

4) Penrose Brewing. Heading out to Camp Wandawega this weekend for another Good Beer Hunting x Buckshot Sonny’s guy’s weekend. As much as I’m looking forward to jumping into the frosty waters of Lake Wandawega, I’m most looking forward to that first shivery sip of the frothy suds from upstart brewery Penrose out of Geneva, Illinois.

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TIE ONE ON : THE BOW TIE HOW-TO from THE HILL-SIDE. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:52:43 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
The bow tie can be a mystifying endeavor. For those adept at the technique of tying one on, it is as effortless and second nature as tying ones’ shoe. I recall meeting Mr. Max Wastler of All Plaidout for the first time years ago. A bow tie was produced. In a few simple and graceful motions, Max had the damn thing perfectly knotted, without benefit of a mirror(an old menswear party trick.)
Well, with the recent addition of the Farfalle-like neck wear to the line up, the fine fellows at The Hill-Side have created the definitive how-to video demonstrating just how simple it is using the same, magical stop motion animation first seen announcing their Hill-Side & Co. project.
Study up. This will appear on the test.

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THE FALL THREE : MAX WASTLER, ALL PLAIDOUT. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:11:56 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
Max Wastler. All Plaidout. Buckshot Sonny’s.
Kicking things off yet again, my good friend Max’s Fall Three, 2012.

1)Camp Wandawega. Everything about Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez’s Wisconsin summer camp gets better in the fall: hot bonfires, warm bratwursts, and cold beer.

2)Solemn Oath Brewery‘s ultramegahighfrequency, an elusive Double American Red named for the classic 1989 “Weird Al” Yankovic flick. The SOBs at SOB are making some next level beer and packing it with a ton of heart and a great sense of humor. Get to them before they get to you.

(photo x Jim McGuire)
3)”Stuff That Works” is a meditative take on, well, stuff. Guy Clark is someone I’ve admired for some time, and something in this song of his has been hitting the perfect note lately. He pays incredible attention to detail, and he has the ability to wrap an entire life around an image as simple as an ol’ blue shirt. “Stuff that’s real, stuff you feel, the kind of stuff you reach for when you fall.” Ain’t that kinda what it’s all about?

(All other photos by Max’s buddy Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting.)
Have a look at Max’s past Fall Three contributions HERE and HERE.

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The Fall Three : Max Wastler, All Plaidout. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:34:41 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
Max Wastler(shot here by Nathan Michael), runs All Plaidout and is one of the first people I met through doing Secret Forts. A man of many talents, he has recently added proprietor to his resume. Along with buddy Joe Gannon, Buckshot Sonny’s Sporting Goods is now open for business. Below, Max’s Fall Three.

1) Woodland Camouflage Pointer Brand Chore Coat exclusively for Buckshot Sonny’s: When Joe Gannon and I were in Bristol shooting the pilot for Made Right Here, we noticed the women working at Pointer Brand had tool bags made with M81 Woodland camo. When I asked where they found it, one of them pointed to the sky and said, “we got it from the attic.” We asked them to make their famous chore coat with whatever they had left.
2) Discharge Dyed Flannel Pop-Over from Taylor Stitch: (As seen on Max): Japanese designer Shinobu Sering approached the gentlemen at Taylor Stitch about designing some fabrics for a line of shirts they planned to release to the Japanese market. I picked mine up at NorthernGRADE. The pop-over utilizes a nice heavyweight brushed flannel that’s so soft, so close to a bed sheet that I’ll be cozying up with it all winter long.

3) Goose Island Brewery’s Bourbon County Stout: With a few buddies, I was lucky enough to get an early sample of this year’s Bourbon County Stout. As of right now, it is swishing around in Heaven Hill’s bourbon barrels, aging at Goose Island‘s Fulton Market facilities. With it’s sweet carmel flavor, The Bourbon County Stout is closer to a dessert beer than a pint of the ol’ pelican, Guinness, you might find yourself nursing down at the pub. Look for it in bottles and finer taverns later this fall.

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The Fall Three: Max Wastler, All Plaidout. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:45:00 +0000 mrforts

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