Bamford Watch Department unveils its latest timepiece, the All Black Dial Explorer I. A contemporary take on the classic Rolex Explorer I, Bamford Watch Department has applied its signature PVD coating to the exterior of the watch and blacked out almost the entire face of the watch for a sleek, tonal look. As with all Bamford timepieces, this model will be available in strictly limited numbers. Find out more at Bamford Watch Department.
We take a look at Club Monaco’s “Made in the USA” volume three video, which delves into the artistry of each craftsman that works under the “Made in the USA” line. Take a look above, or shop the collection here.
Defy Bags releases their R&R series inspired by Israeli Defense Force standard issue field duffles. Expect rugged weekenders fit for heavy duty transportation. Made from Martexin Wax Canvas and a soft canvas inner, the weekender bag features a water resistant zipper and adjustable shoulder strap with solid steel hardware. Horween leather is also used in the strap handles and exterior pocket. Now available online.
From its beginnings as the originator of the flat trunk, Louis Vuitton has always been about the art of escaping in style. Consider the fact that designer Kim Jones is himself an avid wanderer and natural historian and it’s no surprise that the house’s Fall/Winter 2013 presentation was one of Paris Fashion Week’s most buzzed-about shows. Taking luxury exploration to new heights — both literally and figuratively — Jones sojourned to Bhutan and Nepal to research the collection and set it against the backdrop of a 20-foot tall projection of Mount Everest. Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 isn’t quite ready to hit stores, but we were recently presented with the opportunity to preview the collection in all of its fur-trimmed glory. In addition to the house’s storied luggage and accessories, next season’s wares include runway standouts like ethnic-printed eveningwear, snow leopard coats and leather jackets, sumptuous accoutrements for the most adventurous — and well-heeled — of travelers.
WANT les essentiels previews their Fall Winter 2013 collection with a selection of bags and accessories inspired by moonrise and moonset. With influences from Expo67′s Man and His World, Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey, Liberty’s art prints of Icelandic mountain and more, the new textures and silhouettes add on to the collection of functional, modern design.
US Army Field Manuals are well-known and highly respected by campers, soldiers, survivalists, hikers and “preppers” – there are over 600 different books in total so the team at Best Made collected the top 3 and created a set that can be bought via their website for $22 USD. That seems like a pretty good deal considering the fact that if you ever find yourself actually needing them, money will likely only be useful to you as kindling.
Each of the books is fully illustrated and they include how-tos on everything from making your trousers into a parachute, to making log traps for big game, to fashioning an impromptu pair of sunglasses. The paperback books each measure 5.25 x 8.5 inches and the 3 official US Army Field Manuals included are Survival (published 1970, 288 pages), First-Aid (published 1976, 160 pages) and Rigging (published 1968, 137 pages).
There is no shortage of 5-panel caps in the world. Check any corner shops from street to high fashion and you’ll find various options in the category. May we suggest this melton wool grey number from the Vetted line? Not much to explain that you cannot gather yourself from the photos: a wool cap in grey.
From North American city rugs to small leather goods, Japanese label SECOND LAB seems to always have just the right item for your accessory needs. For Spring/Summer 2013 the brand introduces the Camo Leather Coin Case. Mocked up in ribbed leather, the predominant pattern boasts a traditional army green duck camouflage motif across the entirety of its upper. A single brushed metal button finishes off the triangular-shaped case.
Cards on the table, we never saw ourselves as apron guys until very recently. It’s funny how things change when you actually care about the clothes you’re wearing on a daily basis. If you don’t want to screw up those new chinos, jeans or sweet button down, and don’t really feel like changing into your “shitty clothes” for a quick bit of DIY, you need a decent apron to protect your wardrobe. Since you’re spending money on it, it might as well be good, right? The Gentleman’s Apron from Korean brand TRVR is just such an apron. There are four good sized leather pockets for everything from tapes to levels to screwdrivers, and sleeves for a writing utensil and a hammer. The pockets and genuine leather straps are all attached to durable waxed canvas, so you know the apron is going to take whatever beating you throw at it.
Unlike any timepiece in the world, The Runwell is powered by the quartz Argonite 1069 movement, which is hand-assembled in Detroit from nearly four-dozen Swiss made parts. Premium components include domed sapphire crystal and an illuminated dial precisely secured in a 40mm (1.57in.) stainless steel case. Design details include the Shinola lightning bolt—symbolizing a commitment to quality—and an individually-numbered signature iconic case back plate that reads "Built in Detroit." The final touch is a premium, vegetable-tanned Horween leather watchstrap.