Military surplus has had a steady influence on fashion through the years, but these days it seems everything is a reproduction. Finding real vintage, military-issued garments and accessories is tough. The guys at the Inventory store hit the jackpot when they unearthed this lot of real Swedish Army belts. They are natural tanned leather and built to withstand the rigors of Scandinavian warfare. Genuine articles, as they say.
Fine timepieces like this Radiomir 8 Day Ceramica model by Panerai beautifully hide their technical superiority. The case is made of synthetic ceramic for an ultra hard, nuclear-proof matte finish. The hand wound movements operate on 21 jewels and have an 8 Day power reserve. The face is black, the buckle titanium, the strap buffalo leather. Model production limited to 500.
Sitting up in one of those airport shoeshine chairs can make a man uneasy. Not sure why, but it’s weird. Get this kit with traditional, old school leather care products and get your shoes in order at home. Includes a wax polish, Sno-Seal & Huberd’s Shoe Oil all packaged in traditional containers with classic labels.
This is basically the Chuck Taylor for bad weather. For generations, real men have been wearing Bean boots about three seasons of the year. Dads know. It’s like Ford or Levi’s. American. Bean Boots. Snow, sleet, rain, mud, manure – they keep you dry. Every few years they get cool again and come out in fresh new colors like this denim one. Which looks pretty good to us.
For days out in the elements, layering is the key to comfort. Since it weighs nothing and packs down to the size of a grapefruit, you can jam this slim-fit 800-fill down shirt into your bag or knapsack for whatever weather the day may hold. It’s the perfect insulating layer for winter or a cozy shell on its own when the sun shines.
NB’s 410 style is old school, yet looks fresh. It has a slimmer and lower profile than other vintage runners in the New Balance line and that’s a plus when you’re rocking slim jeans. Nobody wants big, bulky clown shoes.
Pressure in the tires carries your car down the road on a cushion of air. Nike’s Air Max sole uses the same principle to support your body. Their latest model, the 2011 Air Max+ uses the proven, full air sole of its predecessor and features improved breathability, a plusher feel and an updated look on the upper. It also comes Nike+ ready.
Wolverine’s 1000 mile boot was originally made back in 1914. It says a lot about a design, when it endures and still looks stylish nearly a hundred years later. They’ve just released the original 1000 Mile heritage collection and their styling is timeless. Goodyear welt construction, hand-rubbed finish & stacked leather heels. Proper classics.
One of life’s mundane and distracting quandaries, “Do I need a jacket?” There’s rarely an obvious answer, so we operate on the principle of maybe. If the jacket happens to be a simple but refined grey, button-front fleece, it would be the right choice 99% of the time. You could just walk out the door and go.
Fitness fanatics will want this watch. Nike developed the SportWatch GPS with TomTom not just to track where you’ve been, but also to compile your workout data, like calories, distance & heart rate, by syncing with the Nike+ sensor in your shoe. It also offers encouragement through workout reminders & digital high-5’s when you break personal records. And all this data also feeds into your new social network at NikePlus.com, where you can share and compare your runs with over 4 million other road warriors.