There’s no other way to say this, so here goes:
We need you to procure a blue ox. Immediately, if possible.
See, you’re about to go full Paul Bunyan...
Behold Best Made Co.
, an airy studio of survival tools, tree-chopping stuff and other handsome
outdoorsiness, opening Wednesday in Tribeca.
So, Best Made. These guys have been working the Internet and the occasional pop-up for a few years. Now
they’ve gone brick-and-mortar. Their business: axes. But they also produce the kind of rugged waxed
hunting jackets, gray T-shirts and tough-as-nails utility bags that make you want to move to Maine and
reduce how often you speak by 80%.
When you come here, you’ll see a rack full of jackets and shearling vests you’d normally have to pilot a
B-26 to get. Also:
a pegboard wall and some cubbies full of wonderfulness
. Lanterns. Camp chairs. Raglan sweatshirts.
Growlers of New Hampshire maple syrup. And the Eureka Queen, a hand-painted,
fourth-generation-axe-maker-forged chopping machine that only exists here. The bottom line is, you’re not
camping this summer without stopping here.
They’ll put out a new product every Wednesday. This week it’s a maple-handled pocketknife. And on
weekends, the whole studio opens for workshops. First on the docket: axe restoration, and field medicine,
where you’ll practice suturing pig’s trotters.
Maybe start with axe restoration.
Best Made Co.
36 White St
New York, NY 10013