Today in Gear: April 17, 2014

Today in gear, we examine the « edgier » new Camry, Nocs’ improved earbuds, charred moonshine, Google’s stand alone camera app, reusable BBQ sheets, and Sonic Edition’s new print collection with Freemans Sporting Club. … Read More »

Style Risk: Leather Sandals

Gladiator jokes aside, a pair of handsome leather sandals can make a smart footwear option in warm weather. We’ve found the four styles to try right now.

Announcing the Ebury Trousers

The Suits of James Bond has partnered with Clay Tompkins to offer the Ebury: a unique but classic pair of trousers that combines the best of the various trouser styles that James Bond wears throughout the series. Pulling from the various styles, these trousers have a darted front, side adjusters and a trim leg. The Ebury name comes from the street that James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming lived on in London’s Belgravia distric.


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See the Modern Renovations of the A-Frame Rethink Project House

Bromley Caldari Architects  re-imagine this classic ’60s style A-frame house with a full renovation. The beachside dwelling, although interesting, is limited by its peak shape. Designers were forced to utilize the space in interesting ways: They projected the bayside windows outward while expanding the living and kitchen spaces to encompass two full stories.

Bow Down to Benton Performance.

There’s a lot of content out in the world today. Much of it barely deserved of a spot in the YouTube line up.

Wang Dong Cheng [汪东城] in Gucci – Beijing International Film Festival《我的播音系女友》剧组亮相第四届北京国际电影节红毯

Wang Dong Cheng / Sina | Gucci Spring Summer 2014 Wang Dong Cheng in Gucci Spring Summer 2014 at The Beijing International Film Festival on 16 April 2014. Wang Dong Cheng / Sina Gucci Spring Summer 2014 Shop Gucci Spring Summer 2014:

Nine of my favourite new arrivals this week

Nine of my favourite new arrivals this week from nine online stores. Click for more information and to shop online: +

Preview Ai Weiwei’s Largest New York Exhibit, “According to What?”

The Brooklyn Museum of Art presents  Ai Weiwei : According to What? , the prolific Chinese artist’s first large-scale exhibition in New York. This is the last and largest stop in Weiwei’s global tour and includes works not seen at previous venues.

Visvim Patterned Suede Beuys Trekker Folk Chukka

Visvim  present their classic Beuys Trekker Folk Chukka in a unique patterned suede with a contrasting canvas band around the collar. Soft suede lining, cork footbeds, and thick crepe soles make for a perfect and comfy everyday go-to.

Teens Are Spending More Money on Food Than Clothes

All those IG pics are making everyone hungry.

Twice the Device: Tracking the Rise of the 2-in-1

Sick of juggling multiple device? You’re not alone.

Cameron Silver in EDGE Collections – Jimmy Choo ‘CHOO.08′ Launch

Cameron Silver / Source: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Jimmy Choo Cameron Silver attended the launch of CHOO.08 hosted by Jimmy Choo’s Sandra Choi on 15 April 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Cameron Silver wore a ‘Ruby Diamonds’ custom tuxedo by EDGE Collections x KAKAR House Of Design, and accessorised with Ports1961 glasses and Jimmy Choo ‘Sloane’ glitter slippers

Selectism Q&A | CT Scuderia’s Enrico Margaritelli on Watches and Motorbikes

Enrico Margaritelli may not have been at the forefront while working with brands like Fossil, Giorgio Armani , Burberry , or Diesel , but we can guarantee that you’ve purchased a watch that was designed under his direction.

MR PORTER Shows You How to Dress Like Your Style Icon on Wedding Day

Unfortunately, you won’t be stealing their beautiful wives.

Philip Crangi of Giles & Brother for Coach Leather Accessories

Jewelry designer Philip Crangi , aka “brother” from Giles & Brother , has taken his craftsmanship to Coach . This collection has the same aesthetic as his namesake brand, mixing leather and precious metals to create a modern, yet rustic collection of belts, bracelets, and keychains. Hiding behind Coach’s well-known monogram has always been a line of elegant, simple leather creations, so we are excited for this collaboration to debut today.

Tested: Misfit Shine

What makes a good wearable? Comparing a laundry list of features is one way to start the conversation. The Misfit Shine proves, however, that there’s still something to be said for keeping it simple.

Mykita and Maison Martin Margiela Collaboration Eyewear

Mykita and Maison Martin Margiela both bring a sort of creative freedom to the world of fashion and design, and their new joint eyewear collection expresses this perfectly.

Tested: Goal Zero Lighthouse 250

Goal Zero’s latest rechargeable lantern, the LightHouse 250 ($80) , is a versatile light source suited for all regions of the globe.

Selectism Visits | 10ft Single by Stella Dallas Vintage Shop

This week, we visit a shop called 10ft Single by Stella Dallas —  also known as vintage heaven. The Brooklyn shop is home to one of the most extensive and well-curated collections of vintage clothing we’ve ever come across.

What Your Favorite Ralph Lauren Line Says About You

Now that we’ve identified it is Ralph tho, here’s what it means.

Brooks Brothers’ Shoe Sale

Some of the best perennial mid-season sales, in my opinion, happen at Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers. The discounts are good, the selection is wide, and although Brooks Brothers’ styling has become questionable as of late (what’s with that Red Fleece line?), there are always some things I can find here or there.  At the moment, they just launched a 30% off mid-season sale on shoes, suits, and accessories. That’s 5% more than they usually give on these things.

Phenomenon Fall/Winter 2014 – Remixed Bomber Jackets & Navajo Prints

Phenomenon designer Takeshi Osumi presents Fall/Winter 2014 in this slick lookbook.

The Biggest Style Fails of the 2013-2014 NBA Season

All that money, yet these NBA players are egregious style violators.


Qui n’a jamais rêvé de posséder, de conduire et même de construire une voiture de course? Cela est possible (avant même d’avoir le permis) grâce à Tamiya ! Certes à moindre échelle mais possible.

A First Look: Our Legacy Spring/Summer 2014 Images & Interview with OTHER

OTHER/shop  London offer us a first look at this set of exclusive Our Legacy Spring/Summer 2014 images shot by friend of the label, Ola Rindal. Part of the new Chronicles series, we also get to hear from Our Legacy designer Christopher Nying who talks through the visual aspect of the brand, the relationship between creative directors and photographers as well as the idea of the “Our Legacy Man.” Watch out for more designer chat over at OTHER .

Behind the Brand with Orlebar Brown for Mr Porter

Mr Porter sits down with photographer turned clothing designer and founder of Orlebar Brown , Adam Brown, in this short video.

Feels Like Winter, Looks Like Spring

There is nothing like waking up to snow on April 16th to really depress you. It’s the kind of day when a little hot pink lipstick like Michelle Williams is wearing in the new spring ads for Louis Vuitton might be in order.

Interview avec Seo Ilwon, fondateur de The Klaxon

Nous sommes fiers de vous présenter une interview exclusive avec Seo Illwon , fondateur de la marque coréenne de chaussures The Klaxon . Vous pouvez consulter notre premier article à propos de la marque en question.

How To Make A Mai Tai

This summer is going to be hot. And you’re going to need a drink to match the weather. Here you go!

How To Make A Daiquiri

And we’re going to show you how to do it properly.

Inside the NYC Offices of The Paris Review with “Where They Create”

Part of the “Where They Create” project, photographer Paul Barbera goes inside the offices of legendary literary journal, The Paris Review . 208 issues on from its first in 1953, the magazine was orginally produced by Harold L.

How To Make A Rum Mule Cocktail

Impress your friends, treat them to a Rum Mule instead of a rum & coke.

How To Make An Old Fashioned Cocktail

It’s nearly summer – time to update your man drink.

Converse Jack Purcell First String Crepe Collection – 3 Colors

More First String action from Converse as they continue to build on their classic silhouettes. Here they take the low-top Jack Purcell and add a comfy crepe sole, taking the gum material right up to the toe box, carving the trademark smile right into the front.

Vintage Porsche Shop Benton Performance on Rebuilding Classic Cars

After getting hold of a Porsche 912 in 1984, John Benton has never looked back.

George Craig in Burberry – French Connection #CantHelpMySelfie Party

George Craig and Diana Vickers / Daily Mail | Burberry Brit George Craig and Diana Vickers were pictured at the #CantHelpMySelfie launch held in French Connection’s Regent Street store in London on 15 April 2014. George Craig wore a Burberry Brit quilted panel biker jacket, over a white t-shirt, black denims and matching sneakers.

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James Andrew design As you might imagine, we have been rather busy conceptualizing Scott McBee’s marvelous maisonette—and per my usual modus operandi, I’ve been working with him to give him what he never knew he wanted! For his bedroom, we liked the idea of creating a fantasy space, that is, something to take one to a world of exotic opulence with a lux-hippie-boheme kind of feel to it. One of my most favorite bits of inspiration is taken from Cecil Beaton’s superb photograph of Lee Radziwill in her Renzo Mongiardino London drawing room. Lee Radziwill with her daughter Anna Christina photographed by Cecil Beaton in their London drawing room designed by Renzo Mongiardino.

Today in Gear: April 16, 2014

Today in Gear, we examine a shaving solution to end razor burn woes, the app your coffee addiction’s been waiting for, a gear brand for the greater good, Anker’s five port charging solution and Artifox’s take on a better desktop experience.

Sharpen Your Look on the Fly

Six quick fixes that won’t cost you a thing, but will leave you looking better than when you started.


One needn’t lose all contact with the SUMPTUOUS fabrics of winter just because the weather is improving. A case in point is this sublime TABLET-PROTECTING sheath, as produced by  BARACUTA , the British brand cherished for its HARRINGTON jacket. It’s swathed in HARRIS TWEED.

Chic at Cartier

Since we’re talking about men and masculine design this week, let me add one more post to the mix. The Cartier Mansion at 653 Fifth Avenue is closed for renovation so I stopped by the new Cartie r boutique at 767 Fifth Avenue at 59th Street last week for a preview.

A Civilian’s Guide to Military Watches, Part One: The West

With both history and inherent utility, military watches represent some of the very best vintage offerings to be found. Here are the best vintage military offerings from the Western powers that be

Frank & Oak and Watch Dogs Collaboration Capsule

As an edgy and next-generation brand, Frank & Oak often find inspiration for their collections in unusual places, such as technology and the digital world. For their next release, they partner with Watch Dogs, a soon-to-release video game. The collection will have “a dark and mysterious aesthetic” to match the hacker-themed play, featuring ripped pocket tees, distressed canvas jeans, and other artfully raw items

Everything We Know About The iPhone 6 So Far

Should you get the current generation iPhone or wait for the next one? This is a problem buyers are faced with every year as rumors start to crop up about Apple’s next big thing. Luckily we’ve reached a point where we are relatively confident of what the next iPhone will offer, so let’s take a look at what Apple has in store for us this time around

Diesel Living and Foscarini “Crash & Bell” Percussion Lights

Diesel Living and Foscarini partner once again, this time to create “Crash & Bell,” lighting systems inspired by percussion instruments. Available in bronze and aluminum colorways, they look just like a bell and a cymbal that’s been put over a lightbulb. Watch out for them and other lights from Diesel and Foscarini available starting this month, here

This Week in Watches: April 15, 2014

This Week in Watches, we examine new offerings from Sinn, Grand Seiko, Magrette, Speake-Marin and the NYC-based strapmaker Suigeneric. … Read More »

Chic in Providence: The Dean Hotel

It’s funny how many times I have a post planned when someone else writes about the same subject. Normally, I scrap the post and start over which I debated doing today but decided to leave it as is since we probably don’t have all the same readers and it was the perfect follow up to my masculine post yesterday. Enjoy.

Unis New York “Spring Looks” Photo Series #1

Unis present their first installment of a new photo series called “Spring Looks.” This one focuses on the brand’s Spring/Summer 2014 tees, including their plain Lee, chest-pocketed Jake and the Dan henley. The lookbook shows off the comfortable and casual styles, being worn everywhere from the outdoors to the bedroom. Browse the gallery and head here to shop

Here Is the Complete Pigalle x Nike Collaboration From "Dazed"

Along with an interview with designer Stephane Ashpool

A New Rolex CEO Gets the Keys to the Kingdom

Rolex had just three CEOs in its first century of existence; it’s had three more in just the past eight years.

Ferrari, BMW, Porsche and More in BlackBird Automotive Journal “War Machine” Issue

BlackBird Automotive Journal release their third issue, “War Machine.” The almost 150-page volume features the wartime origins of the Beetle, Formula One photographs by new racing photog Jamey Price, and a profile on Andy Green, a “maestro” who revives old Ferrari ‘s in Georgia. Also in the mag are in-depth looks at the new BMW i3 and Porsche 911 Turbo S.  Get it here , sold together as a set with Obscura Magazine

Five Umbrellas Worth Hanging Onto.

There’s been so much talk about this year’s endless winter that it almost seems cruel to discuss the weather at this point, and yet as we finally begin to thaw out from this infinite freeze, we also enter into Spring’s inevitable rainy season. Without the escape brought by a car, life in the city during the rainy months requires preparation and advance planning not accustom to most men. It also offers the opportunity to a stylish and useful tool like the umbrella

Andrew Garfield’s Burberry trench coat – Berlin Street Style

Andrew Garfield / Source: Chad Buchanan/GC Images | Burberry Andrew Garfield was pictured at the Sony Center on 15 April 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The actor is currently in Germany promoting his new film ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro’

More Than a Soft Shoulder

The appeal of soft Italian tailoring has set style trends in men’s clothing for at least a few decades now. Although the technique is commonly attributed to Giorgio Armani (particularly in the business press), it really goes back to the Rubinacci and Caraceni families in Naples and Rome, respectively. They’re the ones who took the “stuffing out of suits” by using thinner and lighter shoulder pads, reducing the weight of the canvassing and haircloth inside, and striping away the lining

ISAORA Launches First Rainwear Collection, #STAYDRYBETTER

ISAORA launches #STAYDRYBETTER, its first-ever collection of rainwear. The small lineup consists of three completely waterproof (not just water-resistant) styles — a mac coat, sport coat and a field jacket — each in two colorways.

Marine Layer Spent a Year and $40,000 to Make the Perfect T-Shirt

How much is your favorite tee worth to you?

Matt Norklun by Paola Kudacki

Matt Norklun by Paola Kudacki

The Rebirth of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Legendary Tool Watch, the Geophysic 1958

In 1958, as numerous scientific initiatives blossomed across the globe, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced their now-legendary Geophysic chronometer, meant as a tool for scientists and explorers. Today the Geophysic 1958 has been reborn in a limited series of watches, each of which accurately replicates its forebears in design and intent. ..

Selectism Buyer’s Guide | 5 Grooming Essentials

Men like to look beautiful, too.

Inside NOMOS Glashütte: A Look Over the Watchmaker’s Shoulder

When people ask what’s so special about mechanical watches, we go on about the miracle of keeping time with gears and springs, the artisanal tradition and the importance timepieces have played in great historical events. If anyone listening hasn’t walked away by then, eyes are usually glazed and the subject quickly changed. Now we can just point those people to this video

10 Key Elements to Creating a Flawless Lookbook

Use the majority of these and you’re on your way.

Hentsch Man Launch Print Spring 2014 Footwear Collection with Mulo and Castañer

Hentsch Man killed it last Spring with their footwear pieces made in collaboration with English footwear brand, Mulo . This time round they’ve decided to invite Spanish brand, Castañer , into the mix with their handmade espadrilles.

Harry’s Spring/Summer 2014 “Paradise Found” Razors

For the Spring/Summer 2014 season, we get another humorous lookbook from Harry’s , this time inspired by a vacation for one. If you understand the joy of watering your front lawn while shaving, this campaign won’t disappoint. Amongst the pancake eating and backyard golfing, Harry’s showcase their new lineup of colorful shave handles and kits

Lewis Hamilton’s Kenzo Tiger-embroidered sweatshirt

Lewis Hamilton / Daily Mail Lewis Hamilton in Kenzo Tiger-embroidered sweatshirt, a well dressed gentlemen (#TurnAroundPlease) and their adorable four legged friends at Mercedes AMG Petronas team headquarters in Northamptonshire, UK. Lewis Hamilton / Daily Mail You can shop the

The Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle – 120 Miles – 1 Charge

This beast of a bike comes via Johammer of Austria, its imposing frame hiding a rather gentler motor: emission-free, battery powered and near silent. Unlike most electric bikes, the J1 can really go the distance, a 4 hour charge offering 120 miles on the road, the first in its category to do so. Featuring a rather interesting display, the bike’s speedometer and battery gauge are incorporated into the side mirror

Easy Accessories with this 6 Piece Pin Badge Set from A.Four

Badges are just about the easiest way to get involved in some decorative accessory action and if you’re not one for rings n cuffs they’re just about the least flashy alternative. This selection from the A.Four crew, London-based artist Lucas Price and Japanese design legend Kazuki Kuraishi, bring together graphics from the Spring/Summer 2014 line as well as some old classics including a spooky Duppy.

Vanson Create a Waxed Canvas “Mojave” Motorcycle Jacket for Iron & Resin

Another great motorcycle jacket hits our radar, this time Vanson , experts in leather, turn their attention to waxed canvas for a joint project with California’s Iron & Resin .

Michael Bastian for Frank Clegg Accessories Fall/Winter 2014

Michael Bastian joins Frank Clegg once again for another round of sweet leather accessories.

Striped Ties

The Royal Navy Regimental Tie Roger Moore’s James Bond is the only one who wears striped ties. Until Moore became Bond, all of James Bond’s ties were solid

Today in Gear: April 15, 2014

Today in Gear we examine Land Rover’s new Discovery concept, an app for commission free trades, TwelveSouth’s BookArc Möd, the emasculating smart grill of the future, Pentax’s impressive new medium-format rig and a table you can take anywhere.

Affordable Spring Suits

Quality warm weather suiting cut from cotton and linen in cool continental colors that won’t set you back too much.


Mr. FRANZ SCHENK GRAF VON STAUFFENBERG is a remarkable character in Berlin’s contemporary creative coterie. Since abandoning the art collective RothStauffenberg he has been working as an independent artist and has just finished a movie “Fahrgastzelle”, which is a meditative collage of economics, sexual politics and the allure of Porsche