No matter where you are during this month of madness, you have to be ready to tally up your scores. Remember, no one is safe in March.
Simple Bracket App ($.99). Printstant Replays ($20). Brooks Brothers Gingham Shirt ($70). Homage Tee ($28). Nike Air Force 1 ($90). Homage Classic Zip Hoodie ($65). Casio G-Shock Watch ($99). Tanner Goods Cardholder ($65). 3sixteen SL-100x Jeans ($220).
For the man on the move who can go from red eye to work lunch to single-speed and still look good at happy hour.
Nau Lightbeam Shirt ($160). Nau Motil Trench ($250). Nau Geom Short Sleeve Shirt ($100). Nudie Jeans Grim Tim ($179). Timberland Wodehouse Plain Toe Chukka ($300). Klean Kanteen Reflect Water Bottle ($38). Nau Motil Commuter ($225). Nau Fluent Stash ($80). Snow Peak Chopstix ($40).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Nau.
Nau fabrics are made from sustainable materials and 2% of every sale is donated to humanitarian and environmental organizations.
You don't need to be a fan of the band to like the Depeche Mode x Hublot Big Bang Watch ($TBA), but you probably should be a fan of black. This special-edition watch — created to benefit charity: water, a non-profit bringing safe drinking water to the developing world, it's limited to 250 units — features a 44mm case and bezel made from micro-blasted black ceramic, bezel lugs and inserts made from black composite resin, a black PVD steel crown, black PVD titanium screws, and a black stap with pyramid-like bumps that match the bezel. It also features an open skeleton dial, hands finished with a black nickel coating, a date window, and an automatic movement, but let's face it — you'd already decided whether or not to buy it before you read all that. [via]
In the decades before the advent of the cell phone, having a watch with a built-in alarm was a big deal — and Vulcain was the first to do it. Now you can enjoy the feeling of having a wrist-mounted alarm in the Vulcain Nautical Cricket 1970 Watch ($TBA). This re-issue features a 42mm stainless steel case that's a stout 17.6mm thick in order to accomodate the alarm — a Cricket caliber, shaded rings on the face for calculating diving decompression times, and a matching black and orange strap. [via]
The last time we heard from Shwood, they were making some pretty amazing wooden sunglasses. Now the company is moving to another natural element. Shwood's Stone Collection ($295+) includes two styles — the Wayfarer-esque Canby and the vintage-y Belmont — that are made with real slate stone that's fused with birch wood to create a pair of shades that can truly be called ruggedly handsome. They're limited to 200 pairs, and ship in a few weeks.
We've written about some hard-to-get watches before, but this is a bit ridiculous. Limited to just ten pieces in red gold and 10 in white gold, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph Doctor's Watch (€24,700-€26,100; roughly $32,000-$33,800) isn't just limited in number — it's also limited by retailer. Available exclusively from the Dubail boutique at Place Vendome in Paris, it features a 40mm case, and automatic caliber movement, and face details like the bold orange circle, typeface, and pulsometer scale that set it apart from the company's other 1966 chronographs. [via]
Stay ready for action at all times with an Under Armour Alter Ego Baselayer ($45). This compression tee is made from the same HeatGear Sonic fabric as the company's more serious-looking gear, but is designed to look like the outfit of one of six superheros — Superman, Batman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, or Captain America. Wear it on the field underneath your normal uni, or by itself for an extra bit of heroic confidence. [Scouted by Andrew & William]
Like Swatches for a more mature crowd, the lineup of Miansai Watches ($355-$500) includes a wide range of designs to suit nearly any style. These handmade designs may vary in color, but all three models — Perpetual, Chronograph, and Automatic — feature Japanese movements, stainless steel hardware — some with a black PVD coating — sapphire glass, and bands made from French calf and Italian leathers with a hint of ribbon and rope materials. Available for order now from Barney's Co-op with shipping to begin on April Fool's Day. Seriously.
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Cole Haan Air Grant Driving Moccasin ($148). Nixon 51-30 Chrono Watch ($400). Scotch & Soda Chic Blazer ($183). Rounded 2 Inch Tie Bar ($15). Club Monaco Classic-Fit Chambray Spencer Shirt ($60). Vintage IMCO Triplex Junior Lighter ($30). Scotch & Soda Half Long Double-Breasted Jacket ($220). Warby Parker Cromwell Sunglasses ($145). Alexander Olch Check Tie ($150).
Replace your thick, aging leather wallet with the sleek, stylish Bark Wallet ($25). Made from recycled cork and cotton, this slim wallet is designed, laser cut, and sewn in California, with an angled opening that makes it easy to remove cards and cash and your choice of red, blue, bronze, or white stitching. To complete the look, spring for the matching stick-on cork iPhone back or — even better — the iPhone pouch/card holder.
Your part of the world stuck in the hell that is this pre-Spring, late-Winter temperature roller coaster? Gear up right with the Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Hiking Blazer ($550). Designed by Tokito, this lightweight jacket is made from a cotton/nylon blend that dries quickly and is water repellent, yet still offers reasonable protection from wind and cold. Other features include three flap patch pockets, a center button closure, elbow pads, and a removable hood that makes it easy to transition from commute to workday.
If you thought that Chryslers were the only things still made in Detroit, you'd better think again. The Shinola Runwell Watch ($550) is hand-made in D-town using nearly four-dozen Swiss-made parts. Features include an Argonite 1069 quartz movement, a domed sapphire crystal, a 40 or 47mm stainless steel case, an illuminated dial, and a vegetable-tanned Horween leather strap. On the back, you'll find a case plate that reads "Built in Detroit", along with the serial number. Limited to 1,500 pieces, it ships in July.