You’re getting pretty long in the tooth if you remember playing Space Invaders. If you’re completely clueless, it was a groundbreaking video game created back in 1978. For those in the know, you’ve now reached middle-age, that magical stage of life when you can afford a Romain Jerome timepiece, yet still have a sense of humor. You have arrived.
Dirty South rappers and brainless son-of-the-founder CEOs really love a big, gold chronograph because they never have to be anywhere on time. But for the rest of us, who want to know the time without pulling out a phone, this low-key analog watch from Nixon will do the trick. No purple drink or country club membership needed here, just a wrist and a healthy respect for punctuality.
Handmade from heavy duty 9-ounce leather, this belt is brand new. But through a secret weathering process, the dudes at Portel manage to make it look like it’s been up to Laconia Bike Week a few times. But nope. It looks like this fresh out of the wrapper. Hand-burnished edges and nickel-plated steel hardware make the “used & abused” look complete.
Tom’s Shoes was built upon their One-for-One donation strategy. For every pair they sell, they donate a pair to a child in need. This charity outreach has now shoed literally millions of kids. Now, Tom’s is giving the hipsters something else to make them feel good about. Sunglasses. Buy any pair of these shades and help Tom’s bring vision to the world’s sightless and vision impaired.
Even if your biggest adventures are weekend hikes or after-work jogging in the urban jungle, the Elementum Terra will keep you on track. Encased in durable stainless steel, this chronograph features a 3D compass, altimeter and ascent/descent tracking on top of time, date and alarm. And perhaps most importantly, it’s black. All black.
These days, wearing a watch has nothing to do with telling the time. Everyone has a phone or computer staring back at them for that info. Wearing a watch is purely symbolic. March Lab has been producing ‘Swiss Made’ watches since before the cellphone took over time and they’ll keep making them, like the JC-1 Shadowplay. Simple, refined and elegant. And, it will never ring in the middle of dinner.
The Swiss have an enviable record of environmental efforts. Leaders of recycling, reuse & reduction initiatives, it’s among the cleanest countries in the world. No surprise upcycling has made its way into Swiss design studios. This windbreaker is constructed from 2 different colors of decommissioned Swiss parachute fabric and other surplus materials. Limited edition of 100 pieces.
Nike’s new Lunarglide+ 3 is the latest addition to the Lunarglide line of runners built upon the light & cushy, mixed-density Lunarlon midsole. This model’s most notable design feature is the new midfoot strap. This strap is built into the lacing system and offers additional stability in the arch and forefoot. Available Fall 2011.
Mizuno kicks are most often seen on the feet of runners, who are passing you. Those wiry, slow-breathing hardcores who log heavy miles. Maybe they know what’s up. Mizuno’s groundbreaking new shoe design, the Wave Prophecy, bucks the current low, barefootish trend in high-end running shoes. Offering serious stability & cushion, it’s a design they say is not part of your foot, but an “extension” of it.
Purveyors of underground attitude, Oceanside, California’s Brixton makes a wide array of bullshit-free headwear and accessories. This distressed genuine leather belt with antique buckle will hold your damn pants up. Isn’t that what you need a belt for?