Ketums began as a bespoke rainwear-maker in Paris in the 1920s. Then the family business dissolved when Germany invaded France in WWII. Today, the great grandson is reviving the label with his first new piece: a traditional waxed cotton twill jacket with a flannel lining. The Bondy jacket is named for the street in Paris where Ketums began.
With a titanium case completely filled with oil, The TYPE 5 from Ressence is the first mechanical watch to be perfectly readable underwater regardless of the viewing angle. The oil eliminates refraction & reflection to create a crystal-clear display in all conditions.
From the makers of some of the world’s finest outdoor adventure gear, The North Face’s HyperAir GTX Jacket is a big deal: it’s the most breathable waterproof jacket they’ve ever created. Utilizing a new fabric called GORE-TEX Active, it offers better breathability, reduced sweat accumulation and faster moisture transport than ever before. Available December 15.
Keep your Red Wing boot looking sharp: the Heritage Master Care Kit consists of a custom made waxed canvas mason bag featuring copper & leather details that includes a limited edition boot care kit with a leather work mat, two sets of boot bags, two sets of boot care cloths, two pairs of Deep Toe Capped Wool socks and a embossed boot horn.
Joining Adidas & Nike, New Balance is now using 3D printing in its shoe designs. Their new 3D printed midsole is made from DuraForm Flex TPU, a material offering new levels of flexibility, strength, weight and durability. The midsole will be available on new NB running shoes by summer time.
To coincide with the release of the 2016 Ducati X-Diavel cruiser last week in Milan, Tudor created the 42mm Fastrider Black Shield chronograph. With a blacked-out color scheme & design cues borrowed from the bike, its sintered monobloc black ceramic case contains a Valjoux 7753 movement.
Stance has built a burgeoning empire on nothing but socks. Wacky & wild ones. Now they’re expanding their offerings to include underwear. Rather than just boring black or tight & white, their new range of premium boxers & briefs feature the same bold colors & patterns that have made their socks so popular.
Shinola’s limited edition Muhammad Ali Center watch is the third timepiece in the Detroit-based brand’s Great Americans Series. Available in either 36 or 41MM sizes, it features a stainless steel case and an alligator strap with distinctive red backing. Each of the 400 watches will come in a custom hickory box with three rare Ali prints shot & signed by photographer Thomas Hoepker.
Clothing brand claims of “authentic” & “heritage” run rampant but Pendleton & Levi’s are two American brands that basically invented both. The two brands have now joined forces on a truly classic, and super limited edition fall clothing collection that includes trucker jackets and work shirts, plus a Pendleton wool blanket with an exclusive, one-of-a-kind pattern.
Winding your watch is right up there with watching paint dry or grass grow but with this new watch winder from Bernard Favre, the process takes on a hypnotic visual effect by gently spinning & twirling your timepiece in its gyroscopic display cradle featuring a 120-hour battery.