Swiss watchmaker Rado shook up the timing world with the first scratch-proof watch face back in 1962. True design pioneers, they’ve racked up an impressive list of over 30 international watch design awards. The legacy continues with the r5.5 XXL, their latest all-ceramic chronograph. The watchcase is over-sized for bold, larger-than-life looks. It comes in matte black or the stunning platinum matte finish.
All dressed in the same uniform, it’s hard for ball players to set their style apart from the rest of the team. To stand out, they’ve got to grow some wild-ass facial hair or get a haircut like Charlie Sheen’s in Major League. Many of MLB’s greatest stars had unmistakable mullets, weird beards & handlebar ’staches. Nike’s new collection of T’s tests your knowledge of the hairy history of America’s favorite game.
Usually Adidas doesn’t follow trends, but in the case of the ultralight, barefoot-feel runner, their ClimaCool Ride model is jogging with the pack. This model features flyweight construction and keeps you floating down the road on a forgiving cushion of their specially formulated Adiprene™ foam. Available in a whole rainbow of bright, monochrome colorways, these ClimaCool runners look just as good as they feel.
Gambling addicts your timepiece has arrived. The 21 Blackjack by Swiss watchmaker Christophe Claret is not just a premium-quality watch, it’s also a casino you wear on your wrist. Really, it holds three games: dice, roulette & cards. The mechanicals and design are impeccable offering sweet gameplay & an interactive experience you probably never dreamed of. Who’s in?
Even if you don’t read Japanese, you get the idea. This is a T-Shirt design from Joshua Smith for The Salvation Army. 100% of proceeds go directly to Japanese tsunami relief efforts. What else is there to say? Hurry up & place your order.
The U-Boat Watch has an interesting story. During WWII, the Italian government commissioned watchmaker Ilvo Fontana to design a watch for the Navy. His sturdy, functional design emerged, but the government contract never came. For over 50 years the design collected dust, until in 2000, when the young Italo Fontana dusted it off and finally developed the U-Boat watch. This model features an all-titanium case with an understated matte black finish. Waterproof to 300-meters, only 300 of this limited-edition model will be made.
A lot of people are working out & walking around in Nikes with the Free sole. If you haven’t tried them yet, just do it. It almost feels like you’re barefoot. This new model is an upgraded sequel to the wildly popular Free Run+. This fresh model’s got a new overlay pattern on the upper offering support, while maintaining flexibility. The first few colorways Nike is releasing include black/white, grey/green & white/red.
In the 1960s, the Hamilton Thin-O-Matic was an iconic timepiece. In a nod to their history and the current popularity of retro-styled wristwatches, Hamilton is bringing the relatively affordable Thin-O-Matic back in a vintage modern package. Available in two sizes, 38 and 42mm, the stepped, angled watchcase is very thin, while its face projects boldly. Both sizes include a date aperture on the face and are available with a variety of strap options.
The worst part about being a runner can be shopping for running shoes. 99.99% of running shoes are hideously ugly and the remaining .01% don’t fit right. Puma is taking a novel approach to design with their new FAAS 300 shoe. It’s lightweight & minimalist, yet still packs their BioRide technology, an integrated comfort system—just what you need for logging serious miles.
Italian eyewear maker, Persol, is known for classic frames—refined styles fit for bad-ass dudes like Steve McQueen and James Bond. Hell, even little Hollywood turds like Zac Efron are hip to the Persol pedigree. Their latest collection takes design cues from classic roadsters with sweeping raked frames & metallic trims. Just the thing for weekend rides in your convertible.