The latest Quickstrike release from Nike comes in the form of the Air Trainer 1 Mid ‘Draft Day’ edition, paying homage to next week’s 2013 NFL Draft. The shoe features a black leather upper with red and green detailing throughout. Attention to detail is key here as the heel features a gold embroidered Nike Air Logo while the tongue gets some red and green embroidered Nike detail. This limited edition Nike Quickstrike release launches on Friday, April 19th.
To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has released the Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario Edition. Originally slated to be unveiled later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show, the 710-horsepower behemoth will come in a yellow and black paint job (may be customizable) and boast a 2.9-second 0-to-62-mph time and top speed of 217 miles per hour. The special carbon fiber aero kit has a hand in this as it’s said to be 50 percent more efficent. Preliminary reports say only 100 of these will be made.
Look for more details to come out once it’s officially uncovered at the Shanghai Motor Show.
Maserati has taken the covers off the 2014 Maserati Ghibli ahead of its unveil at this month’s Shanghai Motor Show. With its efforts aimed directly at a segment dominated by the BMW 5-series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Italian automaker hopes to jump into the volume-friendly price point on its way to 50,000 cars a year by 2015 as they announced a while back.
As you can see, the Ghibli will be sportier than the Quattroporte though don’t expect the interior to be anything short of what you’d expect from Maserati. The 2014 Ghibli will be offered up in a few different powertrains with a pair of 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engines (one gas, one diesel) helping to lead the charge. Mated to eight-speed automatic transmissions, expect a rear-wheel-drive configuration to come standard while Maserati’s new Q4 all-wheel-drive system will also be available.
Ricoh has unveiled its beefed up GR point-and-shoot camera with its eyes set on undercutting the competition. Ricoh’s new advanced compact is packaged similarly to the Coolpix A and features a 16-megapixel APS-C-sized sensor, fixed 18.3 mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 25,600 capability, pop-up flash, Eye-Fi card compatibility, 1080 / 30p AF video and 4 fps shooting with continuous autofocus. The Ricoh GR is priced at $800 while the Nikon Coolpix A is at $1,100. Definitely something to think about when the GR releases next month.
From Canadian label wings + horns comes their lookbook for Fall/Winter 2013. The brand is has always had a minimalistic approach and continues to impress with a lineup that features athletic staples like casual sweatpants and varsity jackets in a more refined fit. Look for other must-haves like wing + horns denim and pea coats, all presented in rich materials.
Japanese bag maker master-piece has dropped a lookbook for their current spring and summer offerings. Expect to see a strong blend of materials and must-have colorways. Look for more mainstream shells like beige, navy and maroon set alongside Navajo, camo and tribal prints. Needless to say, there’s something in the lineup for just about everyone. master-piece has also introduced a leather collection to the mix. The S/S ’13 lineup includes backpacks, messenger bags and drawstring bags as well as key chains, wallets and pencil cases.
master-piece Spring/Summer 2013 is available through select stockists.
With it now spring and the shelves being stocked again with new product, here’s what you can expect to see from Burberry Brit over the next few months. The English label’s young diffusion line continues to impress with a range of classic and military-inspired outerwear. The pieces mid- and light-weight pieces are perfect for the warmer weather with sweaters, henleys and tapered trousers rounding out the collection. In the lookbook, you’ll see shots of the women’s offerings as well. Burberry Brit S/S 2013 is available now at Burberry Brit stores and key retailers worldwide.
superNova. has dropped their Fall 2013 lookbook, showcasing a strong lineup of classic menswear inspired from fairytales like Snow White and Brothers Grimm to “Snow Black”. The interpretation is dark but welcomed as we see Nordic patterning on thick knit woolen sweaters and cardigans while vests and blazers are delivered in a range of military-inspired colors.
We recently took a trip to Atlanta and my first impressions of the southern city were nothing but positive as the gateway to the south has a unique appeal other cities can’t deliver. Now, Atlanta joins a growing list of American metros with a Suitsupply store. New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago have been just as fortunate but this is the latest and greatest, folks. Suitsupply Atlanta features everything you’ve come to expect from the Netherlands brand — well-tailored clothing for the modern man with unbeatable service from a knowledgable team of guys (and gals) that are passionate about menswear. The design ethos for the ATL store is equal parts class and elegance and even features a private fitting room.
Nish de Gruiter has done a phenomenal job leading the expansion of Suitsupply in the US and they’re not showing any signs of letting up. We’ve gotten word that other major developments are in the works so stay tuned for more exciting news. For the folks in ATL, be sure to make your way over to Buckhead to check out the new space. (via Esquire)
Jay-Z has dropped a new track dubbed “Open Letter” this morning produced by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. It was written less than 24 hours ago and is fresh off a trip to Cuba which some people aren’t happy about and word that he’s selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets to be able to expand his Roc Nation Sports representation business into basketball.