Two American classics have teamed up to make a fine-quality watch even better. Hamilton Watches and actor/philanthropist Harrison Ford are bringing exposure to the Team Earth Project – an environmental program bringing industries & individuals together to make a difference. By choosing this American-made stainless steel, pilot-style, analog timepiece, you’re helping Team Earth spread the message of environmental awareness in a fresh way.
Stronghold has been making genuine denim workwear in Southern California since 1895. Way back when hard work was actually done in the region. Regardless, the timeless-style of this sturdy workcoat is a great fit for hard labor or cool nights on the coast. Made of 100% loom-woven selvage denim with a button front & 4 patch pockets – it’s (old) fashion that really functions.
Alchemy Goods is a brand really focused on recycling or upcycling as they call it – making used & discarded products into something new. In the case of their new belt, the ’cycling that inspired this product was actual cycling. As in bicycling. Made from rubber bike inner tubes, this belt is stitched into something stylish & functional to hold up your trousers. And, it’s made right here in Seattle, Washington.
Think about it. What does wearing a Guns-N-Roses shirt say about you & your tastes? Hold that thought. Now, imagine that same 100% cotton, slim-fit T with the cover art from the classics of world literature. Nothing says “I’m an intellectual” like wearing the book cover from Atlas Shrugged or Moby Dick. Make sure to at least read the Cliff Notes before wearing.
How often do you read “Made in Africa” on a label? The answer is not often. The export of raw materials to other countries is the general trend in Africa, but the guys at Sawa are taking one small step to change things by keeping it all on the continent. Sawa Shoes are made in Africa using only African materials…and that’s fresh. So are the kicks.
Try Soula in Brooklyn to score a pair.
First, the Threadless brand pioneered the custom-graphic T-shirt store with unique, artist-submitted designs. Now, they’re moving into custom graphic footwear by teaming up with Havaianas, makers of classic rubber flip-flops. With designs borrowed from some of Threadless’ most popular Tees, the vibrant graphic flip-flop footbeds are looking really good right now…especially compared to your toes.
It’s almost universal among men: every time we walk into the mall to buy clothes, we feel stupid. Well, that’s because shopping in the traditional way is stupid. It’s 2010 and we all have better things to do with our time. Now you can feel smart. Check out the wardrobe/stylist service Trunk Club. They assign you an expert, create your custom profile & then do the shopping for you. Even better, they ship your new duds via Fedex (for free) and you keep what you like. Logic in shopping, who would’ve thought …
Due to a massive increase in male-pattern baldness, the unseemly fedora has had a resurgence in popularity in the last few years. So, chances are you have one. But not one of these. The Cassette Tape Fedora has a great shape, perfect brim – it’s a good hat. But, the story behind it is much cooler. It’s woven out of “Sonic Fabric,” which is a blend of actual audio tape & regular thread. Sounds cool, right? It’s the brainchild of designer, Alyce Santoro. A tie is also available.
Simple fact: certain occasions call for a black leather oxford shoe. That doesn’t mean you have to follow in dad’s footsteps and don a pair of funeral Hush Puppies. Not even. The Bed|Stü Men’s Fiorentino Cobbler is a great alternative. These handcrafted cap-toe shoes are made of distressed leather with gold rivet details. Comfy too – fully cushioned insole & knobby rubber outsole. Definately not your dad’s kicks.
The Threadless online store offers heaps of cool, clever graphic T-shirts. Designers submit their own designs, the best of which get printed and then sold on the site. One epic example is this kicker by Tom Burns called The Communist Party. Featuring Stalin, Lenin and other infamous Commies toting keg cups and rocking party hats, its bold, red & tongue-in-cheek funny.