Tonight, Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles played host to the unveiling of Jaguar’s F-TYPE R Coupé. The most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever got plenty of face time with media, celebrities and customers at the exclusive reveal event but the social media chatter from the evening has been focused primarily on the F-TYPE’s dynamic entrance. Attendees saw the F-TYPE R Coupé accelerating towards them before it passed under their grandstand into a hidden tunnel at full throttle. When you’ve got 550 horsepower coming from a supercharged V8 that delivers a 0-60 mph time of just 4.0 seconds, how else do you even think to arrive?
The Standard has teamed up with STIGA to create a custom ping-pong table. The SPiN Standard Table combines the whimsical style of The Standard and the innovative craftsmanship we’ve consistently seen from STIGA. The details here are tremendous as it features a solid wood base with a custom “Standard Red” surface. A lone white centerline and removable net make it a bold addition to any home or office.
For those not familiar, The Standard’s been infusing ping-pong into their culture for quite sometime. There are tables at each of the 5 hotels, and a full-service ping pong club at The Standard, Downtown LA in partnership with SPiN Galactic. The table will be available for purchase exclusively through The Standard Shop’s online site, though pre-orders are already being taken.
Filson has teamed up with Detroit-based Shinola for the Bixby bicycle. It’s the duo’s interpretation of a 3-speed bicycle for urbanists and commuters alike. This is a purely American-made product with the purpose-built lightweight steel frames and forks being hand-crafted in Wisconsin and full assembly taking place in Detroit.
Painted Filson Green, the Bixby features a double-butted TrueTemper frame with a custom Shinola fork, a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internally-geared hub, and disc brakes, for shifting and braking performance in any weather condition. The stylish bamboo fenders and the special Portland Design Works rear rack with bamboo deck, feature a custom laser-etched Filson logo. The aluminum front rack is built to Shinola’s specs. Filson worked with Shinola on developing custom Tin Cloth bags for the front and rear racks. The front bag easily converts to a handy carry-all for shopping. The rear bags are a clever re-design of classic touring panniers, with a slot for a lap-top computer and quick and easy snaps to attach to the rack.
April77 has presents its classic biker jacket ‘Distortion” in vegan suede for the Fall/Winter 2013 season. Available in both Old Rose and Black, the jacket features all the makings of a classic perfecto with some fine detailing.
Introducing our Holiday Gift Guide for 2013. Of all the work that we put in year ’round, I can’t think of a piece we enjoy more. These are things we’d buy for ourselves or for others if we had an infinite bankroll. We also tried to avoid the obvious recommendations like Apple products or the latest console as, well, you know. The lineup ranges from menswear and leather accessories to footwear and gadgets.
From Rapha comes a look at their Holiday 2013 lookbook, entitled ‘Deep Winter’. The most severe winter weather requires performance beyond the scope of regular cycling apparel. Rapha’s innovation and quality is applied to products designed to cope with temperatures and conditions only experienced by riders in the coldest climates.
Flip through to check out visuals from the lookbook and head over to Rapha for the full feature.
Wes Anderson recently teamed up with Prada to create an eight minute short film, ‘Castello Cavalcanti’. It’s set in 1955 and stars Jason Schwartzman as a Formula 1 drive who crashes his car into an Italian village. Giada Colagrande also co-stars to add to the fun. Video can be found below.
Nike is set to release the first colorway from their Nike+ FuelBand SE’s METALUXE Collection. The limited edition Rose Gold colorway takes a high end approach and features a clasp, bezel and screws made from 316 series stainless steel. The components are then hand polished to a mirror finish and given a durable PVD coating, all coming together for a refined finish.
The Rose Gold Nike+ FuelBand SE will be available in limited quantities from select retail locations and nike.com beginning Nov. 21, 2013 for a suggested retail price of $169.
News out of Crewe is that three accomplished British racers will be helping Bentley return to its glory days in competitive motorsport. Guy Smith, Steven Kane and Andy Meyrick are set to drive the Continental GT3 during the Gulf 12 Hours at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi next month. The trio will pilot the Continental GT3 in two six-hour races in Bentley’s first track-action since winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003. The Continental GT3′s first race appearance will be an exciting one and final preparations are now under way following the completion of initial development work with an endurance test. Car and drivers all performed strongly and, reflecting the nature of the Continental GT road car on which it is based, the car continues its testing form of being both fast and extremely reliable.
The Gulf 12 Hours will take place at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on December 13th.
Jawbone has released the latest iteration of their UP line of activity-tracking wristbands. The Jawbone UP24 looks just like its predecessor but brings some enhanced features and a reworked app to match, making this fitness tracker worth checking out. The UP24 leverages Bluetooth Smart to sync data to the app in real-time, giving you feedback down to the second. This will be addicting for some, or should we say most. It tracks reading on your motion and sleep and you can add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward.
All data collected is brought to you via the UP app, which can send push notifications letting you know pretty much anything you want, even as simple as pinging you when you’re close to hitting a goal. The UP 3.0 app brings a massive upgrade and delivers a ton of new features. One thing that stands out is “Today I Will” which leverages all the data its tracking by sending you mini-goals to give you an added boost. You can also add to the UP experience by connecting to other apps within UP. That means you can track your weight or map your bike rides and have that data seamlessly integrate into your UP feed, lifeline and trends.
The Jawbone UP24 costs $149.99 and is available in three different sizes — small, medium, and large – and in either a black or orange shell.