Don't worry... you're not likely to blend in with this colorful collection.
Woolf Slim Black Selvedge Denim ($49.99). Radii Matterhorn Shoes ($94.99). G-Shock Glide Watch ($110.00. Nixon Rubber 51-30 Watch ($249.99). Matix Back Country Hat ($14.99). Happy Socks (Two Pack) ($12.99). AJ Morgan Grant Sunglasses ($14.99). AJ Morgan Lantern Sunglasses ($14.99). Woolf Blocked Chambray Shirt ($39.99). Woolf Explorer Jacket ($69.99).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Jack Threads.
They might not look that different at first glance, but the Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star Collection ($70-$85) really isn't the same as the Chucks you'll find at your local Journeys store. Re-crafted to the specifications of the All Star of the '70s, these now-iconic shoes feature slightly higher rubber foxing around the sole, added cushioning — definitely a welcome change — stitching on the sidewall, a vintage plate on the heel, a more substantial toe box, and a heavier canvas upper. The black and white versions are available now at select shops, with more original colors arriving later this year.
Never mind the fact that it's quite stylish — the Barrett Alley Smuggler's Belt ($245) is good for far more than just handsomely holding up your pants. On the inside of this hand cut, hand sewn cowhide belt you'll find a hidden pocket that's only accessible after you open the hand forged iron buckle and take the belt off. Measuring just 1" x 3.5", you won't be fitting any huge items inside, but it's plenty large enough for carrying cash, microfiche, or a stash of any illicit substances you wouldn't want found.
It's almost that time of year.
Free & Easy December 2012 ($30). Corter Leather Waxed Tote In Navy ($180). Woolrich Woolen Mills Flight Jacket ($450). Gitman Brothers Vintage Pink Cambridge Oxford ($156). Engineered Garments Popover Shirt ($192). Anonymous Ism 5 Color Mix Quarter ($20). Cause & Effect Silver Bar Cuff ($270). Apolis Leather Card Holder ($34). Norse Projects Aros Heavy Chino In Navy ($165). The Hill-Side Selvedge Pocket Square ($39). Cause & Effect Two Line Belt With Brass ($160). Rancourt & Company Ripple Sole Ranger Moc ($325). Apolis Transit Issue Fisher Space Pen ($28). Apolis Co-Op Roast ($25).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Need Supply Co.
Most cushioning is designed to keep your feet comfortable when you step down. The cushioning in these new Adidas Energy Boost Running Shoes ($150) is all about what happens after that. Replacing traditional EVA foam in the midsole is the company's new energy-returning Boost material, which aims to make your runs easier by bouncing your foot back up after each step. Other features include a breathable techfit upper, Torsion technology for midfoot support, an external heel counter for a better fit, and compatibility with Adidas' miCoach system.
Roving around an unfamiliar city may lead to circumstances a lesser man wouldn't be prepared for. You never know when you'll need a spark.
Levi's Vintage Crew Sweatshirt ($165). UNIQLO Vintage Flat Front Chinos ($47). Clarks Desert Boot ($110). Herschel Little America Mid ($140). Benny Gold Camo Socks ($19). J-Crew Han Kjobenhavn Timeless Sunglasses ($134). Field Notes ($10). Norse Projects 3 Needle Oxford Cap ($64). Exotac NanoStriker Firestarter ($27). Pixelivery Camera Shirt ($24).
They already make bags, wallets, clothing, belts, and other miscellaneous accessories, so it only makes sense that they'd expand into timepieces. And expand they have — the new line of Jack Spade Watches ($100-$530) includes 37 pieces spread across five categories. Whether you're looking for a sport, dress, pillow tank, dual time zone, or whimsical graphic watch, you'll find one here, boasting quality movements, construction, and useful, yet minimal, features. Available in March.
Pack everything you need for a full day of shooting with the Chrome Niko Camera Pack ($180). This rugged, unassuming bag features a waterproof denier outer shell, a tarpaulin liner, a customizable interior compartment for lenses and flashes, a padded laptop compartment that'll hold anything up to a 15" MacBook Pro, a quick-access compartment for essential gear, Velcro straps on the front for a tripod or skateboard, and plenty of pockets for cables, memory cards, and other miscellaneous gear.
It's great exercise, you get to enjoy the outdoors and it's environmentally friendly. This isn't a hobby, it's a way of life. At least that's what we've heard from our healthy friends.
La Reine Straight handle bars ($90). Levi's 511 Commuter Chino ($94). T by Alexander Wang Bomber Jacket ($475). G-Shock GW3000B-1A ($260). Nike Blazer Suede ($108). Hamilton 1883 Shirt ($285). Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 Bicycle U-Lock ($53). Avenir Classic Cool Cycling Gloves ($12). Superdry Camping Detroit Rucksack ($70).
"Hey, you look awfully familiar. Do I know you?" Odds are, you might. Based on the Ventura Sparc MGS Watch, the new Sparc Sigma MGS Watch ($5,400-$5,500) sports a completely new, more organic and curvy design, penned by designer Paolo Fancelli. Despite the new body, it's still powered by a Micro Generator System housed in a sapphire crystal case, still boasts a 12-digit liquid-crystal display, still offers LED backlighting for illumination, and still features a prominent scroll controller. Limited Launch Editions will arrive next month, with standard production models hitting shelves in April.
There might be a more comfortable running shoe out there, but if there is, we don't know about it. The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ ($TBA) combines Nike's Flyknit technology — which provides a more precise fit, integrates support and structure, reduces seams, weight, and points of friction, and reduces waste by 80 percent — with the company's incredibly comfortable yet lightweight Lunarlon foam cushioning to provide an optimal running experience. It won't be tailored precisely to your foot — it'll just feel that way. Arriving next month.
No longer are utility rings solely for super heroes. The Titanium Utility Ring ($385) can grant any finger on either hand powers beyond just gripping, pointing, and poking. Like a multi-tool, the 9mm-wide titanium ring sports five blades that fold individually out of the ring — a comb, a straight blade, a bottle opener, a saw, and a serrated blade — letting you handle many situations using no other tool than the one you're already wearing.