To promote the league’s Christmas Day uniforms, the NBA’s dropped an ad with a holiday twist. The video showcases a performance of “Jingle Bells,” featuring a few NBA stars and five hoops, each adorned in sleigh bells. The lineup consists of James Harden, Kevin Durant, Steve Nash, Derrick Rose, and Stephen Curry throwing up three-pointers in a flawless rendition of the Christmas classic. LeBron James makes an appearance as well but we won’t spoil things.
GQ’s December Men of the Year issue honors the most incredible, most awe-inspiring, highest achieving men of 2013. Two of the year’s top performers, Justin Timberlake(“#Hashtag of the Year”) and Kendrick Lamar(“Rapper of the Year”), along with two of Hollywood’s biggest superstars, Matthew McConaughey (“Leading Man of the Year”) and Will Ferrell (“Funnyman of the Year”), each are featured on the eighteenth annual edition of the issue. Honored on a fifth cover is the late James Gandolfini, whose passing shocked the world this summer.
You can check out all the covers by flicking through our gallery above or by heading over to GQ.
We’re excited to be congratulating Public School designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne on winning the 2013 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund. Public School was one of ten finalists nominated for the award and the first nomination and win for the New York label.
“We are truly honored and humbled by the support and recognition from Vogue and the CFDA. We are extremely grateful for this amazing opportunity,” says Chow. Adds Osborne, “To be included in the same company as this talented group of designers is an honor itself. We are amazed and thankful for this recognition.”
Chow and Osborne have quickly amassed a reputation for taking classic silhouettes and updating them through a modern lens by mixing high and low references from fashion, music and art into their work. Public School’s collection is sold at luxury boutiques and retailers around the world, including Barneys New York, Guild, Odin New York and several others.
Moët & Chandon has been the champagne of choice for 270 years, bringing moments to life with grandeur and generosity the world over. They are now introducing the Moët Nectar Impérial Rosé Leopard luxury limited edition in a 6-litre Methuselah size bottle – an outstanding statement for the House’s most indulgent champagne, Nectar Impérial Rosé. The leopard camouflage pattern is the perfect expression of this bold, energetic luxury rose demi-sec champagne, the most popular of its kind in the world. To achieve the striking leopard’s noble rosette effect, Moët & Chandon tapped renowned French engravers Arthus-Bertrand to handcraft each of only 60 6-litre bottles with 22-carat gold leaves, giving the bottle a dazzling gold dimension.
This luxury limited edition bottle, $5,000, will be available at Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits in New York, shipping nationally, and at the most exclusive nightclubs nationwide starting December 1, 2013. Follow Moët on Instagram to see more.
Google’s officially started rolling out the second generation of Google Glass. The redesign features a new hardware update that allows for compatibility with existing prescription eyeglasses, and implements an external mono earbud in place of the previous bone-conduction speaker from the first prototype. The Explorer program is expanding as well as existing Glass users can now invite three of their US friends to join the program.
Well, the temperature just dropped massively this week and it’s about time we all invest in some additional support for our feet. J.Crew’s just taken stock of a few different designs from CHUP that will keep you warm and add some subtle pop to your outfits. The Japanese sock brand uses an authentic stocking frame to create a durable, long lasting, and comfortable fit. The detailing is exceptional as the lengthy production process allows only 20-25 pairs to be crafted a day and each pair incorporates ethnic patterns and colors from all over the world. J.Crew currently carries four designs that will run through the holiday season.
HODINKEE has teamed up with motoring lifestyle brand Autodromo to deliver their latest work, the Stelvio sunglasses. Completely handmade in Japan, they’re named after the famous alpine pass – one of the finest driving roads in Italy – with each pair requiring over 130 operations to build and a month to complete. They are laser etched with a serial number, and made of the highest quality amber acetate in the world, with polarized cognac lenses. Each pair comes with a quilted leather carrying case inspired by some of our favorite vintage Ferraris. Numbers are limited here as only fifty pairs will be made.
Here we have a look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Two years after the events of The Avengers, Steve Rogers is living in Washington, D.C., struggling to adapt to contemporary society. Steve gets pulled back in after a S.H.I.E.L.D. compatriot is assailed. He teams up with the Black Widow and even recruit the aid of the Falcon as they end up going up against the Winter Soldier. Look for the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to release in April 2014.
Over the years, Monocle has been able to forge some pretty impactful relationships through several collaborations and they’re not showing any signs of letting up. Jawbone’s their latest partner in making something beautiful as they’ve released a limited edition version of their popular Big Jambox Bluetooth speaker. Normally available in a range of colors, it now gets the Monocle treatment with an all-black finish that features bespoke sleeving and other minimalistic details. The Monocle x Jawbone Big Jambox can be purchased for about $414 USD, though it’s limited to just 170 units.