Introducing MB&F’s latest Horological Machine, the HM5 On the Road Again. Though it seem relatively simple, the details are immense as expected and more complicated than one might initially think. This Seventies-inspired beauty features a hour and minute display that looks straightforward but with bi-directional jumping hours with indications reversed, reflected 90 degrees to the vertical and magnified 20%. The case design is futuristic but it’s more old school than any we’ve seen.
This past weekend, New York’s 5th annual Pop up Flea played host to the second leg of LVC’s “The Biker with Oil and Leather & The Bikeriders” exhibition. LVC’s Fall 2012 collection pays homage to the rebellious spirit and renegade style of the American biker – white t-shirt, black leather jacket and the classic 501®. To take things next level, the brand teamed up with 13 artists and illustrators from around the globe to customize black leather motorcycle jackets with the use of oil paints, with 21 jackets designed in total. The results are tremendous with designs that cover even the most minute detail.
Louis Vuitton has launched its Foulards d’Artistes scarf collection in Tokyo with help from Olivier Zahm, editor-in-chief of French fashion magazine Purple. The scarves, designed by a group of international artists, made their retail debut at Dover Street Market Ginza this past Saturday with other LV stores getting the goods next month. Zahm also shot a series of photos of the scarves and brings more light to another photography exhibition he is doing at Tokyo’s Last Gallery, originally owned by the late Dune magazine founder and publisher Fumihiro Hayashi.
The Foulards d’Artistes collection is produced each season in collaboration with a specific artist, and for this edition New York-based Japanese creative Aiko was asked to create the new, graffiti-inspired prints. (via super)
Jaguar has taken the covers off its fastest four-door machine to date, the XFR-S. Powered by a 5.5-liter supercharged V8 that delivers 550 horses to the back wheels, this XF can go 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds. If you didn’t think performance was atop Jaguar’s list of key concerns, think again. The luxe details are just as expected as the XFR-S is fitted with adaptive headlights, LED taillights, an 825W sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen with navi, and much more. Expected to be available sometime in 2013, you’ll have the option to pick up a Jaguar XFR-S for about $99,000 in either classic British Racing Green or electric blue.
Back in June, Bentley gave us the opportunity to take their Mulsanne for a weekend retreat. Though our experience with this beauty was nothing short of exceptional, we didn’t really test the limits in terms of speed. Sure, we’ll we took it north of 100 mph but you ain’t livin’ unless you’re high-speed cruising at north of 190 mph. That’s exactly what World Land Speed Record Holder Andy Green did as he approached 200 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Boy does that 6.75-liter Twin-Turbo V8 under the hood perform. Check out the video below. (via ACQUIRE)
On their way to watch-world domination, seems the folks at HODINKEE have scheduled a few stops. They’ve already gone through an amazing site redesign and even launched an in-house line of hand-made Italian straps, pouches, and travel rolls. Now, they’ve teamed up with London’s Drake’s to create a limited edition tie collection inspired by two of HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer’s favorite watches. Drake’s of London is the pinnacle of men’s neckwear and accessories for as long as even my father can remember. Today is truly a momentous day, friends. These knit ties are woven with the highest quality silk yarn in the world, and the dots are hand-sewn with silk thread. No two ties are the same.
The Pop Up Flea back for their 5th year, this time bringing together a group of menswear brands that’s as good as ever. From our experience, the Pop Up Flea has allowed folks to meet the people behind their favorite brands at a more personal level while getting access to exclusive product and a ton of stuff you just won’t see anywhere else. A Continuous Lean’s Michael Williams and Randy Goldberg of Urban Daddy fame are the duo behind the juncture so the planning and organization happening behind the curtain is nothing short of flawless.
Brands on deck include Hodinkee, Oak Street Bootmakers, Gitman Brothers, C.H.C.M., Terrapin Stationers, Unionmade, Schott NYC, Danner and many many more. Pop Up Flea 5 takes place this weekend on November 30th, December 1st & 2nd, 2012. Location: 443 West 18th Street (btw 9th & 10th Ave.), New York, NY.
GANT Rugger has a tremendous lineup for the current F/W season, ranging from well-fitting blazers and shirting to impeccably-crafted outerwear and accessories. One of our favorite pieces from the current offerings is the Blogger Delight sweatshirt. Beyond the name, the sweatshirt’s actually be dope as well but that’s expected when you have Christopher Bastin at the helm. Well, we’re giving one away just in time for the holidays. A short quote from the man behind the sweatshirt after the jump as well as instructions on how to enter.
From Montreal-based Raised by Wolves comes their Lunar Cycle Varsity Jacket for F/W ’12. Every year, it seems there’s always one standout varsity that catches everyone’s attention and we think this is 2012′s equivalent to GANT Rugger’s Homerun Jacket of 2010. The subtle and well-thought-out details on this one make it a must-have piece because we’re just not sure we’ll see one like it for quite sometime. It’s made in the good ol’ US of A by Ebbets Field Flannels and features felt appliqué patches and letterings. The melton wool body sits well with the leather sleeves while the interior of the body is Ripstop NyCo MultiCam lined.
Are we late to this party or right on time? Whatever the case, all I know is my inbox has been hit hard with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and I haven’t even sliced that turkey yet. It’s time to share the wealth of info. Let us know if you spotted anything else in the comments.