Your complete obliviousness to international sailing regattas doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate this new titanium-cased chronograph from Panerai. The limited edition Luminor was designed for the Transat Classique 2012 race, in which classic yachts race across 4000 miles of ocean. This manual-wind model features an 8-day power reserve and a unique lever device that seals the winding crown against water intrusion. Limited to 500 pieces.
Portland, Oregon is home to both Tanner Goods, makers of handcrafted leather goods and Danner Boots, a heritage boot brand with roots going back to the 40s. These two crafty brands have paired up for a boot collab. Their 70s-style vintage hiker features American Horween leather and a lightweight Vibram sole.
Forestry cloth is a light and durable worsted wool. When it was first made by Filson a hundred years ago, it was perfect for walking and working in the woods. This button-front cruiser will work just as well today for keeping you warm and dry in all types of weather.
Nike’s Free Inneva Woven NRG blurs the lines between performance shoe design and extreme basket weaving, and we must say, we’re glad those lines are blurred. The result is an oddly appealing trainer with a Free 5.0 sole that might just pass the nightclub dress code. Source. Available late Fall 2012.
With input from track & field athletes Ashton Eaton and Kirani James, Nike has just released the Pinnacle Collection. They’re decribing the off-field apparel as “distinctive,” “refined,” & “understated” which basically means that wearing this stuff won’t turn you into a neon Nike billboard. No swooshes? No, they just didn’t do it. Available this Fall.
Actual hunters like Barbour’s waxed cotton jackets because stuff like blood and duck guts washes right off. Cool hunters sorta just like the association of Barbour’s country squire mystique. This collab jacket from Barbour & Jack Spade hits the bullseye by urbanizing the classic look.
Inspired by aviation, Hamilton’s Swiss-made chronographs are precise and powerful. The X-Patrol carries on this tradition with a face that seems to have as many numbers and dials as the cockpit of F-14. It features all critical chrono functions plus rotating dials on the bezel for metric to Imperial conversion of feet to liters, gallons to liters, pounds to KGs, etc. Source
This watch looks like something Granddad might have actually worn. But it’s new. The Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage from Bell & Ross gets its distinctive, classic feel from the sandblasted steel finish & a distressed calfskin strap. Deep notches in the bezel add to the antique vibe.
Discluding beer and breasts, less is more in almost all cases. It certainly appears to be the approach driving running shoe design. The three shoes in adidas’ new adiPure Natural Running Collection are all minimalist & ultra-light featuring low profile dual-layer midsoles and sock-like fits.
Here’s a great tool for avoiding the shamefully emasculating experience of getting lost in the wilderness: A wristwatch loaded with Garmin GPS navigation. The Fenix will guide your adventure there and back with easy-to-operate nav capability plus ABC; alitmeter, barometer, & compass. Mark up to 1000 waypoints as you go then load your route into Garmin’s free BaseCamp trip planning software. Available August/September 2012.