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Every week, our inbox is overflowing with news on gear, apparel, and tech news from around the world. In this feature, we will analyze the best of them. Today: Autotype Design reinvents the armchair, America’s favorite TV show teams up with America’s favorite jeans, and Compass Box Whiskey gets a Picasso-style makeover.
Converse x Golf Wang Chuck 70 Python
Snakes…why did they have to be snakes? Tyler, designer Golf Wang’s idea is back with another jaw-dropping Converse collab – this time the classic Chuck 70 has been transformed into a scaly glitter pink and blue for a dazzling animal print effect, without the print pet . These are the only shoes we’ll be wearing all summer, assuming we can get our hands on them.
Oak & Oscar Humboldt GMT
The last time Chicago’s Oak & Oscar released a new watch was for the Olympic curling team and only five were made available to the public. Fortunately, the Humboldt GMT, a new version of the previous Humboldt 12-HR, is available in much larger quantities. With a Swiss made Sellita SW330-2 GMT movement as well as anti-mag and anti-shock, it’s super functional wear. Best of all, it features the brand’s distinctive style – on either a stainless steel bracelet or a Horween leather strap – and is currently available at a discounted pre-sale price.
Hendrick’s Neptunia Gin
Can you capture the essence of the sea in a gin? That’s the aim of this limited edition, inspired by the rugged Ayrshire coast of southwest Scotland (two miles from the distillery) and infused with a blend of locally sourced coastal plants.
Automatic type design ICON Bronco chair
The restomod trend is branching out towards… furniture? We’ve featured a number of drool-worthy builds from Jonathan Ward’s ICON 4×4 shop, including updated Ford Broncos, over the years, and now he’s teamed up with the outpost of California furniture One For Victory and Autotype Design to bring us the Bronco chair. Inspired by the backseat of the first generation Bronco, these chairs come in five colors and are guaranteed to delight. We hope there is more to come from this collaboration.
Levi’s Jeans x The Simpsons Collection
Do you find yourself chronically repeating phrases like “D’oh!” and “Ay Caramba!” ? Own a meme page dedicated to every historical incident the Simpsons has predicted? Curious about the merits of wearing graphic t-shirts Deep in your forties? Well, we have a collection for you. Levi’s x The Simpsons features all your favorite characters, splashed across easy Levi’s basics like the unlined trucker jacket and graphic tee, with price tags that won’t break the bank. Become crazy!
Matador NanoDry Towels
The Matador line of simple, packable, travel-ready gear welcomes two new NanoDry additions to its growing roster of gear. Trek Towels and Shower Towels, both made with quick-drying, lightweight and absorbent nanofiber, are designed to accompany you on all your adventures thanks to their palm-sized dimensions. Use the compact silicone carry case to separate dry items from the wet towel and attach it to your bag, bag or belt loop via a keychain loop for easy portability.
Filson Workshop Utility Tote
Not so much a bag as an heirloom, these super limited edition tote bags are made from unsold fabric via Cone Denim’s legendary White Oak factory. The Filson Workshop is a space inside the brand’s Seattle flagship where merchandise is refurbished and special projects, like these bags, are made – so even if you miss that outing, be on the lookout. lookout for the label in the future.
Compass Box Experimental Grain Whiskey
When is a Scotch not a Scotch? When it’s made in a column still, not a pot still. This 100% malted barley grain peated whiskey features a “grassy, foam-like, sticky” smoke and hints of fudge, vanilla and honey.
Nomad Base One MagSafe Charger
A cool and minimalist MagSafe charger? This sleek metal and glass unit can power any Qi-enabled device at up to 15W charging speed.
A new subscription coffee service from java masters Breville, Beanz aligns your coffee tastes (you take a quiz to help them figure out what you want) with their growing network of specialty roasters. The key here is freshness: every order is packed and shipped within hours of roasting.
V-15 Veja x Marni Leather Black
Looking for a sneaker that screams “armed and dangerous for a four-year-old?” Look no further than sustainable footwear label Veja’s collaboration with sizzling design house Marni. The V-15 leather is not only tastefully covered with a scribble pattern, but features REACH compliant leathers and reduced water wastage during the tanning process.
Rick Owens x Aesop
When Rick Owens took to Instagram and informed the world that the proverbial black king of fashion was officially sleeping luxury skincare brand Aesop, we were thrilled, thrilled and, as with any Owens venture, maybe a little scared? Either way, we can’t wait to see the end result. Vampire makeup? Self-care, but skin-tight? Who’s to say: Details are scarce, but with a drop rapidly approaching – the collab lands March 21 – we’re looking forward to it, credit cards handy.
Tequila El Luchador
From the founder of 123 Organic Tequila comes four new releases – in some cases re-launch – with colorful packaging (inspired by the masked wrestlers of Mexico) and some interesting distillation/maturation notes: The agave here all comes from the highlands of Los Altos. The Reposado and Anejo versions were aged in French white oak barrels that once held Puligny Montrachet wines. And there’s even an overproof version (55% ABV), ideal for cocktails.
Flan “Your biggest flan”
If we’re the biggest f(l)ans of the hype Flan label and their latest release “Your Biggest Flan”, that makes us… Flan’s Biggest Flan’s ‘Your Biggest Flan’ Flan? Basically, this hat snaps.
Marc Jacobs Paradise
Marc Jacobs’ auxiliary line returns for Spring/Summer 2022, featuring Yung Lean, Mean Suvari and, of course, iconic queen Nicki Minaj. Jam-packed with Y2K references, furry knits, NSFW apparel, and that classic WTF factor that Marc is so good at, dripping in heaven seems like the least serious (and funniest) way to reintegrate into society.
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