ESSAY | BEST MADE CO | PATAGONIA | FRANCIS MALLMANN

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BMCO. WINTER 2015. PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA. A BAPTISM BY FIRE.

 La Isla (The Island) is the creative refuge for one of the world’s greatest chefs, Francis Mallmann. It was here Francis stoked the first fires that helped make his name household, and forged an inimitable way of life that transcends the world of food. This small island is nestled at the end of a distant lake in Patagonia, facing a wall of rock called the Andes. If the island were a small skiff, Francis’s cabin is at the prow; his bedroom window faces defiantly into the storms that roll off the mountains and batter the island. This past winter (summer back north) we landed on the shores of La Isla, after almost three full days of travel from our offices in New York. We lobbed onto the dock: two whole pigs, boxes of vegetables and fruit, duffle bags of gear, an early edition of Robert Service’s Rhymes of a Rolling Stone, and the first run of our new down
outerwear program.~Peter Buchanan Smith]

Thanks to: Cristian Menendez, José Luis Medina, Martin Benitez, Leah Benitez, Maria Du Luynes, Tom Wesley, Reminginton Kendall, Francis Mallmann,  and Carlos Mallmann.

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