In addition to a clever brand name, Broken Homme made a very smart move by teaming up with globally-respected multi-toolists, Leatherman for their first-ever product release. Broken Homme is an L.A.-based maker of handcrafted leather footwear. This new collection includes a 5-inch hiker-style boot and a 4-eye Oxford both made in military green chromexcel Horween leather featuring Goodyear welt construction. Each pair comes with a multi-tool stashed in a Horween sheath on a carabiner. Source
Since its debut release way back in 1987, Nike has been constantly evolving their revolutionary Air Max model runner. Images of the latest re-design just hit the net, & the Air Max 2013 shows 360 air cushioning plus Nike’s Flywire & Hyperfuse materials. Available January 2013.
For the classic Swiss Army brand Victorinox, clever functions are a part of everything they make. Integrated into the case of the Night Vision model is a trio of LED lights. With a push of the button a blue light illuminates the face, another push and you get a bright-white flashlight, 2 pushes and a red battery-sensor/find-the-watch-in-the-dark light begins to pulse. Source
Watches don’t come much tougher than this new, limited edition Breitling. The steel case of this pro-quality diver’s chronometer utilizes an extremely rugged, carbon-based treatment that gives it its dark tone and the Seawolf is waterproof to a depth of 10,000 feet. A screw-lock crown and self-winding mechanical movement make it virtually foolproof. Limited to 1,000 pieces.
Checkerboard Slip-ons these are not. Vans Shoes has an ongoing and unpredictable program of producing small batch collections of limited-edition footwear. This crucial grandpa-style, plush-lined leather mocassin is another fine example of the treats from the Vans Vault.
Even if you’re only fishing for compliments, you’ll probably snag at least a few in this fishing-inspired stormproof jacket. A colloboration between Filson & Levi’s, it features sealed seams, adjustable hood, and leather zipper pulls. If you actually are an angler, you can toss your catch into the game pocket on the bag and keep your flies in the zippered chest pockets.
Kick stormy weather’s ass up and down the street with the classic Dr. Marten’s punk rocker boots rendered in real, natural rubber. Doc’s timeless 1460 silhouette has been transformed in the perfect Wellington that keeps your feet high & dry in any weather.
For Nixon Watches, each new season means their tried and true watch designs are released in new color combos. The marketing spiel for the Grand Prix collection makes references to auto racing but really just boils down to the subtle use of yellow. There are five watches in the collection—from a burly Swiss-made chronograph to a simple analog model with a stainless band.
They call it Beautiful British Columbia, which it is, but it also gets crap winter weather, making it the perfect place to design and test out outerwear. The Chrome Jacket by Westcomb combines waterproof, breathable NeoShell® fabric with stretchy, synthetic Primaloft® insulation for keeping you warm and dry in the worst weather. Even that nasty Canadian stuff.
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.