Shwood is rightfully known for its sustainably-sourced wood-framed sunglasses. But their talents aren't tied in a single material. The new Shwood Fifty/Fifty Sunglasses are a perfect example. As the name suggests, these shades are a stylish mixture of Mazzucchelli acetate — plant-based and renewable — and fine wood inlays. And while looks are important, so is the ability to actually see out of them, which is why they sport optics from Carl Zeiss.
When you travel constantly across the world, you can't be bothered to adjust your watch every time you touch down — between currency exchanges, customs checks, trying to round up all your baggage — there's just not enough time. But with the Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch, you don't have to worry about that, so you can focus on what really matters. Thanks to its built-in low-power GPS system, the watch automatically adjusts the time to your current location, using GPS triangulation to determine just where you are. It also uses that same GPS connectivity to keep the time accurate based on the atomic clocks in each satellite.
Your extremities tend to be the hardest parts of your body to keep warm. Ensure that your feet stay nice and cozy with Volt Heated Slippers. These boot-style shoes feature a series of tiny conductive fibers woven into the insoles and a built-in rechargeable 3.7-volt lithium-ion battery that combine to heat your feet no matter the temperature outside. And unlike some solutions that are more than happy to heat you well beyond comfortable temperatures, these feature a built-in, auto-adjusting thermostat that will keep things from getting too hot.
Don't let your style get lost in translation like Russia's Olympic slogan.
Homage USA Hoodie ($65). Aspesi Thermoregulating Double-Layered Field Jacket ($1,395). Herschel Novel Duffle Bag ($80). Uniqlo Regular Fit Chino Trousers ($49). Canada Goose Aviator Trapper Hat ($225). Ball and Buck Waxed Canvas Dopp Kit ($68). SpeakEasy Russian Translator App ($4). F1 4 Pack Travel Bottle Set ($12). Coloud Earbud Headphones ($25). Oliberte Tompa Boots ($175). Zippo Hand Warmer ($13).
Watch bands are generally at their worst an afterthought and at best designed around how they can compliment a watch's face. The band of the Void Sond Watch is actually part of the face. Injection molded in one single piece, this stylish digital timepiece boasts a locking mechanism that uses the watch itself to secure the nylon band. Just three components — the case, the band, and the fitting loops — are involved, but since each one is available in eight colors, over 500 combinations are possible. As for us, we'll stick to the simple solid grey.
After the big weekend, tackle Monday with a clean look.
Bonobos Slim Straight Palmettos Pants ($88). Bonobos Yorkshire Slim V-Neck Sweater ($38). Bonobos Americano Slim Shirt ($168). Bonobos Morrison Tie ($68). Grenson Jasper Shoes ($363). Bonobos Cumberland Cap ($48). Bonobos Mason Leather Dopp Bag ($95). Bonobos Fifth Degree Black Belt ($98). Saint Laurent Wool Peacoat ($1,690). Harry's Winston Engraved Razor ($35). Harry's Shave Cream ($8).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Bonobos.
No, it's not literally slow — otherwise it wouldn't be much of a timepiece. Then again, the single hands of Slow Watches do move slower than usual. But there's a good reason for that: these novel watches use a single hand that rotates around a full 24-hour dial, with indexes marking every 15 minutes. Whether that causes you to speed up or slow down depends on your temperament, but no matter what, you rest assured the Swiss Made Ronda Caliber 505.24H GMT movement will keep the correct time.
Leave it to a company known for its simple, plastic, infinitely collectible watches to crank out the world's least complex automatic timepiece. The Swatch Sistem51 Watch is the Swiss company's very first automatic watch, boasting an innovative self-winding movement that uses only 51 parts spread across five separate modules and features an impressive 90 hour power reserve. You can see the movement through the back of the hermetically sealed plastic case, which comes in blue, red, white, and black colorways.
One more Sunday. Be sure to make it count.
Homage Beast Quake Shirt ($28). Homage Rocky Mountain Thunder Shirt ($28). Lombardi Trophy Replica ($51). Northern Grade x Almond Woven Shirt ($79). The Real McCoy's Hooded Sweatshirt ($245). August Fifteenth Dry Chino Pants ($130). Apolis Washed Linen Scarf ($42). Norse Projects Beanie ($54). G-Shock GR7900NV-2 Watch ($120). New Balance 574 Shoes ($44). Swims Harry Boot ($155).
You don't have to be a fan of the current crop of boxers — after all, we've got two heavyweight champ brothers that refuse to fight each other, and two pound-for-pound greats that similarly can't seem to get a deal made, making the best bouts of this generation purely hypothetical — to enjoy the sport. Pay your respects to some of the past greats with the Under Armour Roots of Fight Collection. This assortment of tees, sweatshirts, and hoodies features bold graphics celebrating the likes of Boom Boom Mancini, Jack Johnson, Lennox Lewis, Joe Frazier, and Mike Tyson, in both Kid Dynamite and Iron Mike form.
It might not seem like it right now, but Spring is right around the corner — and you can get your face ready for the change in fashion by grabbing up some Warby Parker Spring 2014 Eyewear. This year's lineup includes eight new shapes and six new colors, including the Walker in eye-popping Canton Blue, the Seymour in Whiskey Tortoise, the Kimball in Marzipan Tortoise, and the Lowry sunglasses in Green Citrine. As always, you can order 5 pairs of frames to try on at-home for free, and when you've made your selection, you can feel better knowing that your purchase will give someone in need access to affordable glasses.
Keep it wild even while everything's still frozen.
Patagonia Oakes Hoodie ($135). Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater Hoody ($299). Outlier Climber Pants ($198). Patagonia Snowshot Shell Pants ($189). Camp Alpax Special Axe ($199). Teva Chair 5 Print Boots ($170). Black Diamond Vapor Helmet ($140). Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampons ($180). Black Diamond Punisher Gloves ($85). Gerber Crucial Tool ($25). DMM Revolver Wire Carabiner ($30).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Toyota. We're all born wild. The trick is staying that way. 4Runner remains a rugged beast of a body on frame. The perfect companion for those brave enough to keep it wild.