It’s rare when watching a sci-fi movie that you think to yourself “fuck, that could really happen.” But that’s what makes this film so arresting – set in 2154, it looks somewhat plausible. But then again, 2001 Space Odyssey never really panned out. “Elysium,” starring Matthew Damon, launching in theaters August 8, 2013.
By Leo Parker. The Carrera collection from TAG Heuer is a favorite amongst horology aficionados and it's easy to see why: it's one of their most diverse, elegant and eye-catching collections. Originally introduced by Jack Heuer back in 1963, the Carrera collection quickly became the cornerstone of the brand and they regularly release limited edition versions within the collection. The latest and greatest? The streamlined, rugged and flawlessly precise Carrera Monaco Grand Prix, shown above - a first class example of the quality of these limited edition watches. (more...)
L.L. Bean took over a vast loft space in New York this past week to showcase their Fall/Winter 2013 line-up of outdoor inspired clothing and accessories. It was a sweltering day, and refreshing to walk into a cold, alpine scented winter stage. As always, the highlights within the main L.L. Bean collection were the boots, bags and accessories. And the Signature line continues to be a stand out, with it’s more fitted silhouette and modern take on today’s sportsmen. The above hiking boots with double laces get special mention – an item every guy could use this fall. Here are some more highlights from the preview. (more…)
There’s a lot of good in this one. “Shining Star” by Nneka (Joe Goddard Remix).
A surprising miss from the typically solid Gant video collection. If you’re gonna stage a shoot to look like an actual family at leisure, it has to appear comfortable and natural. Otherwise go all in like Target and create a visual piece that is intentionally cheeky.
A lot has been written about newcomer Suitsupply since they brought their brand of no-frills, easy and affordable tailoring to the U.S. from Amsterdam. So I decided to give it a try and see what the buzz is all about. Located up a steep flight of stairs at 453 Broome Street in Soho, the design of the store is wide open and simple to navigate. One giant wall of shirts, one wall for ties and a long sweeping presentation of suits, with “casual wear” mixed in on the floor. Unlike traditional retailers who carry multiple brands, everything you see (more…)
“1517″ by The Whitest Boy Alive.
Just in time for beach day. The retro inspired iHome iP4 Boombox – one sweet looking, versatile traveling siesta. Available in pink, royal or black. Comes with a remote control and built in FM radio. $199, available at iHome.
“Start Shootin’” by Little People.
As summer sneakers go, there really isn’t a more iconic style than the Jack Purcell by Converse. Purcell was a legendary tennis and badminton ace who helped design this shoe for his court game in 1935. The epitome of timeless style. These kicks are ideal for cruising around town, riding a bike, wearing with shorts or khakis and no socks. The versatile canvas is lightweight and will hold up well against water and sand. $60, available at Converse.
“Dumb Disco” by Holy Ghost!
“Shooting Stars” by the Bag Raiders.
“Hurricane” by MS MR.
“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
A must read: “The Importance of Mrs. Prada,” in The New York Times “T” Style Magazine. In it, the author asks: What is the power of ugly? Mrs. Prada’s reply: “This is a question close to the meaning of my job. Ugly is attractive, ugly is exciting. Maybe because it is newer,” she said. “The investigation of ugliness is, to me, more interesting than the bourgeois idea of beauty. And why? Because ugly is human. It touches the bad and the dirty side of people. You know, this might have been a scandal in fashion but in other fields of art it is common: in painting and in movies, it was so common to see ugliness. But, yes, it was not used in fashion and I was very much criticized for inventing the trashy and the ugly. ” Read the full article at the New York Times.
Don’t forget to throw a few summer grooming essentials into your travel bag this weekend. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel with SPF 15 built in gets our top vote for a simple, no-frills moisturizer that will keep your skin looking healthy and refreshed, while protecting it from the sun. Billed as a “facial recovery accelerator,” it helps skin resist the affects of environmental stress. And a nice little tip: keep it in the refrigerator so it feels cool going on after a long day at the beach. $35, available at Kiehl’s.
An interesting look at the collaboration between noted costume designer Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada on The Great Gatsby, including behind the scenes footage and original sketches. “The idea for a collaboration with Miuccia Prada really came from a friendship that she and Baz have developed over the last 15 years.” says Martin. “This relationship dates from Romeo & Juliet, when she made a suit for Leonardo.” Miuccia made about 20 dresses for each of the ball scenes.