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Essentials: Eric Yang of Gear Patrol

Gear Patrol is a website almost purely focused on a romanticized idea of adventure for the modern man. It makes sense that its editor-in-chief, Eric Yang, would be a similarly classic gent. Ultimately vintage in soul, Yang seems shaped by a taste for things handmade and sturdy. His tools reveal a deep understanding of quality across generations, as well as a preference for tactility; a handmade letter opener, weighty vinyl discs, and a mini-flashlight all indicate a hands-on approach to life. This distinctly American quality from the Tennessee native is accentuated by the keys to a Land Rover, as well as Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley: In Search of America. Amongst other gems, Yang’s prized camera collection highlights a preparedness – a confidence in the present unseen in many men. For these reasons and more, Eric Yang is the latest subject of HYPEBEAST Essentials.

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