Castle Brook’s nylon bootlaces come with a lifetime guarantee. That’s cool but who would ever use it? Like, 6 years later one of them snaps & you’re all “Damnit, I paid good money for these back in 2013.” But seriously, you can be that guy and Castle Brook will send you a new lace. Maybe two.
These high-quality wellington boots are made in Hokkaido, Japan with a mix of real and synthetic rubber. Designed to turn the mucky, muddy business of rice paddy cultivation into a cakewalk, these boots are totally waterproof, lightweight, and fold up for easy storage in your car trunk or slipping into your luggage for travel.
Stance makes silly socks for surfers and skateboarders. They’re also not blind to the powers of irony, so to build upon their standard styles: pot leaf, skull, rasta stripes, etc, they’ve turned to real sports. Their latest collection is an officially licensed NBA series. Featuring team colors & logos, plus photographs of legendary players like Bird, Erving, & Olajuwon you can now be literally head-to-toe in team gear.
You can tell right away that the Type 3 watch from Ressence is not your standard timepiece. With no crown or traditional hands on the dial but instead a liquid-filled crystal with convex discs floating in a convex dial, the look of the Type 3 is totally unique & yet it’s still a mechanical watch. The technology is certainly complex but the smooth, rounded look of the display is stunning in its simplicity.
Finally, it seems, after several years of unmitigated shoe-design spazzery, the obscene overuse of fluorescent colors may, just may, be starting to subside. With only a few hits of safety orange, the new Lunar Presto is a great choice for your summer workout. Featuring a cool, all-mesh upper with Flywire in the lacing cage and heel, this shoe is lightweight, supportive and a bit easier on the eyes.
In the wide world of watches, if there’s one thing lacking, it’s choice. With only about 17,642 brands and styles to choose from, we timekeepers are all clamoring for a new brand to check out. Found one: The Hudson River Watch Company is making great looking, classic style watches designed right there on the banks of the Hudson in NYC. Each of their 9 models is inspired by and named after a New York City street.
Bang for your buck is what you get with any Nixon watch. Rather than turning out gilt & shimmering men’s jewelry that happens to tell time, Nixon builds watches that hold up to punishment in the water, on the mountain, and out on the open road. Their latest limited release is a black & baby blue version of their proven 48-20 Chronograph. 48mm dial, brushed stainless case, and waterproof to 200 meters.
The ELITE Series 2.0 collection is a postseason offering from Nike featuring colorful, updated versions of their flagship basketball shoes: the Kobe 8 System, the LeBron X, & a low-top version of Kevin Durant’s KD V. As you’d expect, these shoes feature advanced materials like Kevlar Aramid, carbon fiber, & articulated foam cushioning but what’s totally unexpected are the colorways. Available April 27.
Titanium is cool. The functional minimalism of Bauhaus-style design is cool. A compact way to carry your many keys is also cool. That makes this titanium carabiner keychain from L.A.-based Más Design, roughly three times cooler than yours.
Spring 2013 is here and you know what that means: time to toss last summer’s fluorescent YOLO shades for something a little less Weezy. The new Stone model from Portland-based Shwood eyewear looks like a great option, it features a thin veneer of slate over birch wood plus they’ve got high-quality polarized Zeiss lenses. And those are swag.