The U-Boat Watch has an interesting story. During WWII, the Italian government commissioned watchmaker Ilvo Fontana to design a watch for the Navy. His sturdy, functional design emerged, but the government contract never came. For over 50 years the design collected dust, until in 2000, when the young Italo Fontana dusted it off and finally developed the U-Boat watch. This model features an all-titanium case with an understated matte black finish. Waterproof to 300-meters, only 300 of this limited-edition model will be made.
A lot of people are working out & walking around in Nikes with the Free sole. If you haven’t tried them yet, just do it. It almost feels like you’re barefoot. This new model is an upgraded sequel to the wildly popular Free Run+. This fresh model’s got a new overlay pattern on the upper offering support, while maintaining flexibility. The first few colorways Nike is releasing include black/white, grey/green & white/red.
In the 1960s, the Hamilton Thin-O-Matic was an iconic timepiece. In a nod to their history and the current popularity of retro-styled wristwatches, Hamilton is bringing the relatively affordable Thin-O-Matic back in a vintage modern package. Available in two sizes, 38 and 42mm, the stepped, angled watchcase is very thin, while its face projects boldly. Both sizes include a date aperture on the face and are available with a variety of strap options.
The worst part about being a runner can be shopping for running shoes. 99.99% of running shoes are hideously ugly and the remaining .01% don’t fit right. Puma is taking a novel approach to design with their new FAAS 300 shoe. It’s lightweight & minimalist, yet still packs their BioRide technology, an integrated comfort system—just what you need for logging serious miles.
Italian eyewear maker, Persol, is known for classic frames—refined styles fit for bad-ass dudes like Steve McQueen and James Bond. Hell, even little Hollywood turds like Zac Efron are hip to the Persol pedigree. Their latest collection takes design cues from classic roadsters with sweeping raked frames & metallic trims. Just the thing for weekend rides in your convertible.
Denim works. It cuts the chill and whatever muck it collects washes right out. It’s simple and tough. Filson’s Cruiser was designed back in 1914. Named for the timber cruisers of the time whose job it was to take long walks through the forest estimating the amount of standing timber for logging. Even if your cruising is of a slightly different type, this button front, 4-pocket work coat will serve you well on all your little jaunts.
Military surplus has had a steady influence on fashion through the years, but these days it seems everything is a reproduction. Finding real vintage, military-issued garments and accessories is tough. The guys at the Inventory store hit the jackpot when they unearthed this lot of real Swedish Army belts. They are natural tanned leather and built to withstand the rigors of Scandinavian warfare. Genuine articles, as they say.
Fine timepieces like this Radiomir 8 Day Ceramica model by Panerai beautifully hide their technical superiority. The case is made of synthetic ceramic for an ultra hard, nuclear-proof matte finish. The hand wound movements operate on 21 jewels and have an 8 Day power reserve. The face is black, the buckle titanium, the strap buffalo leather. Model production limited to 500.
Sitting up in one of those airport shoeshine chairs can make a man uneasy. Not sure why, but it’s weird. Get this kit with traditional, old school leather care products and get your shoes in order at home. Includes a wax polish, Sno-Seal & Huberd’s Shoe Oil all packaged in traditional containers with classic labels.
This is basically the Chuck Taylor for bad weather. For generations, real men have been wearing Bean boots about three seasons of the year. Dads know. It’s like Ford or Levi’s. American. Bean Boots. Snow, sleet, rain, mud, manure – they keep you dry. Every few years they get cool again and come out in fresh new colors like this denim one. Which looks pretty good to us.