There’s a growing trend toward minimalism in technical outerwear design. For many reasons. We’d like to think one reason is because we have too many pockets in which to lose car keys, cell phones & wallets, already. The two guys behind Aether must feel this way also – because you’d be hard-pressed to find a more stripped-down, performance-fabric jacket than this, anywhere.
The next time someone calls you four eyes, correct them. If you’re wearing prescription glasses from 141, you’re actually eight eyes. That’s because for every pair of glasses that 141 Eyewear sells, they donate a pair of prescription glasses to a child in need. It’s plain to see how cool their mission is. It’s one for one: one pair for you, one pair for someone else…and it all adds up to eight eyes.
If this is as close as you”ll ever get to wearing wingtips, be thankful. Jack Purcells are pure American classics. If you haven’t owned even a normal pair of JPs in the past, you’re sort of blowing it. They go with everything & go anywhere. This brogued version in premium leather may even get you through the trauma of a sport coat or the occasion when you’re forced to wear the dreaded “slacks.”
Sturdy and stylish with nautical cues, Italo Fontana’s U-42 model watch salutes the Italian Navy. This revised classic was originally designed for Italian Navy pilots during WWII and is now available in limited quantities. It’s easy to read in any weather & light conditions, plus this chunky slab of titanium is good for 300 meters under the sea with looks that are totally above board.
Simple casual style: shades, t-shirt and a crispy pair of PF Flyers Sumfun Lo’s. Slimmer than Chuck Taylor’s & available in an array of cool tones with matching laces. The Sumfun Lo is a pure laid-back classic.
The compass watch will not point you to magnetic North, but it does function using a single point of reference. Inspired by aviation instruments, this beefy timepiece from Swiss watchmaker, Bell & Ross, is unique. Two concentric rings – one for hours, the other for minutes – rotate around the single hand at the top of the dial. Sounds tricky, but it’s not. The BR 01-92 Compass is logical. It is also durable & stylish. That’s Swiss precision for you…
Expected release – October 2010
Unlike most products made in Detroit, Equipe Watches might actually sell on the international market. That’s because they’re innovative and stylish. Their auto-inspired designs use proven Miyota/Citizen quartz movement & unique metalwork for looks that are much more European than American Midwest. Oh, and the pricing…more import than domestic, for sure.
In the Congo, African children too small to carry a gun are sent to the frontlines of war armed only with a whistle. Unthinkable, right? But sadly true. Wearing the Falling Whistle helps you share the tragic story of these forgotten children & gives them a voice. 100% of the proceeds goes to rehabilitating kids traumatized by the ongoing wars in Africa.
The mellower product collabs are the good ones. Kevin Smith makes cool movies, like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Chasing Amy. Etnies makes cool shoes for skateboarding & hanging out. Multiply these two characters and you have the Kevin Smith x Etnies collection. Some casual kicks logo’d down with IDs from Smith’s flicks. No big deal…but definitely dope even if you’re not “Schmokin weed, drinkin’ beeaz …”
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.