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 »
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.
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.
Don’t wait until they’re all gone.
Uniting the islands under one camo uniform.
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:
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.
The « VP » is in.
You will never be kicked out.
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.
All those IG pics are making everyone hungry.
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
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.
Unfortunately, you won’t be stealing their beautiful wives.
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.
Take a look.
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.
What can’t Bobby Hundreds do?
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.
The King speaks.
Now that we’ve identified it is Ralph tho, here’s what it means.
Take your pick.
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 designer Takeshi Osumi presents Fall/Winter 2014 in this slick lookbook.
All that money, yet these NBA players are egregious style violators.
Inspired by American expressionist art.
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 .
Shred the gnar in style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
In the gritty streets of London.
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
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 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
Wise words from a fashion icon.
Along with an interview with designer Stephane Ashpool
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
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 / 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’
All to say « I woke up like dis. »
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 #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.
How much is your favorite tee worth to you?
Stay dry better.
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. ..
Streets is watching.
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
Keep it smooth this spring.
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.
Here’s where your tax return is going.
Dude, what happened? You used to be cool.
’93 til infinity.
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 / 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
A sneaker is in the works.
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
Toast to the Diamond life.
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.
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 joins Frank Clegg once again for another round of sweet leather accessories.
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.
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