You’re in a frenzy because summer means stepping up your kick game for all of the functions your about to attend. Meanwhile, CLAE introduced the Nathan Runner and you didn’t even know it. The likes of leather and suede grace the classic shaped upper, while the ultra lightweight blown EVA running outsole and TPU heel are designed for more than the usual movement. Oh, and adding a perforated toe box that lets your feet breathe also comes clutch, because who wants sweaty feet?
Fitting nicely into the summer months ahead of us, The Hundreds Summer 2014 Collection is hot out of the factories and ready to make its way onto your body. Building on the 90′s American suburbia concept that their 2014 Spring collection introduced, you’ll find looks in an all-new introduction of colorful graphic T-shirts, cut and sew items, and accessories.
Not only does the Tag Heuer Carrera Drive Timer match the DRKT colorway, but all-around we think its pretty bad-ass. Their racing-inspired collection continues by pairing a 43mm case with a fixed bezel and red leather-lined perforated black leather strap. It features a Calibre 5 automatic movement, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal on the face and back, while it also comes complete with an anti-reflective treatment for better readability and waterproof capabilities up to 100 meters. Pick it up in polished stainless steel or with black titanium carbide coating and it’ll be the talk of your night.
Handmade, quality, custom dress shirts are hard to come by these days, but with a little help from the John Byron collection your days of finding nothing but crap-quality are over. With over four billion design options available to you on the website, build a shirt to your liking, then let it be handcrafted in the USA with the finest material possible. While the over four billion design options might have you in a shirt frenzy, there’s no need to worry – start from the pattern, then select your type of front, back, pockets, collar, cuffs and even add a monogram (these are just some of the options), the satisfaction you have after building it will be priceless.
An overkill of wallets have been gracing Kickstarter since I can remember, and honestly I’m getting tired of it. However, when I came across the Icon 1000 Navigator leather wallet I decided it was time to appreciate wallets again; 1) because it isn’t on Kickstarter and 2) it just looks good. With the beautiful burnished Nissan leather and waxed leather canvas it’s definitely hard to go wrong with this one. It features six internal card pockets, one currency slot and the craftsmanship every man deserves. Basically, you won’t be regretting your purchase.
With 4/20 coming up, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing brands release their special edition capsule collections to coincide with the stoner holiday. This year, Nike SB is drawing inspiration from a hacky sack as they’re releasing a collection dubbed the “Hacky Sack” collection. The collection will consist of the Eric Koston SE, Zoom Stefan Janoski and the Project BA’s.
We honestly didn’t know that the world’s first true atomic watch was barely hitting the scene. The so-called atomic watches out there don’t really do the job, having to rely on government radio signals that aren’t always in range. This one however is being dubbed by its creator as the “world’s first true atomic wristwatch.”
Continuing to grow their innovative outlook on carrying your technology around, the Incase Icon Backpack is being recognized as the best pack ever offered by the brand. The newest bag to come out of the Incase camp features dedicated compartments for your MacBook, iPad, and iPhone, while other compartments are dedicated to extra accessories and random essentials. Comfortability is also key with airflow channels engineered into the compression molded back panel and padded shoulder straps with multiple adjustment points that provide a customizable fit and stable support while traveling the world. Summer is around the corner, which means more traveling and the need for a carry-on.
I know the Nose Art DNA watch by Romain Jerome isn’t anywhere near my budget, but the craftsmanship behind this watch is just too damn good to pass up. Taking unusual inspiration from the famous “Pink Lady” Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft, the Swiss-made watch is incredible in design without being too eccentric. It boasts a 46mm case that houses a mechanical self-winding Valjoux-based chronograph movement with 42 hours of power reserve, a sapphire crystal face and a calf leather NATO strap inspired by aviator straps – flip the watch over and you’ll find that it has an individually painted pin-up girl hidden behind the case. If the timepiece happens to fit your budget, pick it up in a black PVD-coated steel case with a green and brown camouflage dial or the red gold bezel with black PVD crowns and greyscale camouflage dial, but that’s only if you want to pay $3,000 more. The watches are limited to just 99 pieces of each colorway, which makes them even more unique than their design.
Warmer weather is (hopefully) approaching and it’s only right that we gear up with boardshorts, sandals, sunglasses and whatever the hell else we use during the summer months. If your local mall still isn’t carrying the right fits, then the Lightning Bolt Spring/Summer Collection has you covered. Their extensive collection consists of a slew of graphic t-shirts and tanks, boardshorts, caps, towels and appropriately patterned button-downs. You can basically pick out your whole summer wardrobe at Bolt’s online shop, and even if you don’t have money to drop, they just revamped their website with an updated blog and a new music feature called “Found Sound.” Oh, and I suggest you take a full lunch break to scroll through their extensive shop.