Thursday, September 30, 2010

Timex Originals

The Originals Collection is the newest from Timex. It takes its inspiration from the brand's extensive archives, going back to the mid-ninteenth century when it was the Waterbury Clock Company. If you want to learn more about these designs, including the research that went into their creation and how the vintage styles were reinterpreted for the modern wearer, then the video has you covered. If you're interested in purchasing, here's a list of in-store and online retailers.
Timex Easy Reader Modern Originals. $60.
Timex Originals 1900s Inspiration. $95.
Timex Originals 1970s Inspiration. $125.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Moos Tailored Basics

Koen Tossijn is Moos Tailored Basics. He's based in Amsterdam, and he makes custom jeans for the people around him. You could be one of those people; you could be wearing bespoke jeans. It's the good stuff, too: 14-ounce, indigo-dyed, Japanese selvedge denim with a button handmade from copper and enamel. Mr. Tossijn not only aims to bring back the relationship between maker and wearer, but he's also making a play to bring back bartering. If you can't pony up the 380, Mr. Tossijn will consider a trade for something that you believe to be of equal value, something that will make his "horizon a little wider." So for you old-school bartering types, that probably means no chickens, molasses, or spare wagon wheels.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Poliform "Bed Bug"

Don't let the name throw you. It's just a Paola Navone design for Poliform. The asymmetry might make for a right and a wrong side of the bed to wake up on. Choose wisely.

Blog Is Cool: A Headlong Dive

If, as you are wont to do, you find yourself aimlessly wandering about the internets in search of good style, A Headlong Dive is an excellent place to stop. Jeremiah has a keen eye for cool, and his blog will definitely point you, the wayward gentleman, in the direction of dressing well.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Calabrese Weekend Bag for Garbstore

Calabrese cooked up this delicious morsel for Garbstore. You may have seen it before, but it's worth another peek. Honestly, something that looks this good is enough to make you reconsider whether you really need the convenience of a backpack or a wheeled carry-on.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Travelteq Trip

You've heard about this design coming from Travelteq for a while now, and it seems the Trip is finally here. As promised, it is a carry-on suitcase that not only has thoughtfully designed storage compartments, but also converts into a chair. The pics tell the tale.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fully Flared

Lakai is responsible for making this amazing skateboarding video, which was released in 2007. Here's the intro:

Monday, September 20, 2010

J. Panther Luggage Co.

J. Panther Luggage Co. features innovative takes on classic travel pieces. The brand is the brainchild of Johnny Diamandis, former menswear designer at Burberry London and former global creative director of Evisu Genes. J. Panther products are designed and tested in New York City, and bags and accessories are then hand-crafted and finished by New England artisans. Only the highest quality materials are used. Water-resistant leather is tanned and finished in the U.S. from American hides; the tannery (est. 1905) is also a dedicated supplier of leather to both the N.B.A. and N.F.L. Industrial strength canvas is imported from a long-time supplier to the U.K. military and many other global defense forces. It is highly engineered and lightly waxed in order to withstand the most extreme climatic conditions.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

At Frank Tell S/S 2011...

Photo: Helga Traxler.
Spanish designer Frank Tell's latest collection takes its inspiration from the Spanish moss and ivy of "The Living Wall" of the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. While the materials (several of which include bamboo, paper, grass, embossed croc lambskin leather, sea island cotton, silk, and wool) are organic and earthy, the overall look of the presentation--with its conehead up-dos, ultra-modern shoes (designed by Raphael Young), and precise choreography--was out-of-this-world futuristic. Regardless of staging, though, Mr. Tell's clothes are beautifully animated. Elaborate and flowing knit tunic dresses and tops were paired perfectly with stretch leather leggings. The designer also adds minimal, draped tiered cocktail dresses and tailored leather blazers to complete a collection of throughly wearable pieces.