Today at the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley took the covers off their SUV concept car — the EXP 9 F. It’s a fusion of contemporary crafted luxury, advanced in-car technology, commanding driving position and all-terrain capability in a spacious and high performance SUV; pretty much everything we’ve come to expect from the British coachmaker. The EXP 9 F could potentially be the third Bentley model-line alongside the bespoke Mulsanne and the high performance Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur. The exterior design features several signature Bentley cues such as matrix grill and round lamps as well as rear lights inspired by the forms and details of fighter jet engines. Speaking of jet engines, power comes from a 6.0 litre, twin turbocharged W12 engine that’s mated with an 8-speed transmission.
HUGE Magazine and their book label Huzine have updated their TOOLS issue for 2012. The sixth edition of “TOOLS” highlights the daily essentials in our life including outdoor items, furniture, home goods, accessories and even clothing pertaining to the entire outdoors experience. In total, 365 “tools” are featured, making this a pretty in-depth offering. The book releases on March 15th and can be ordered through Huzine. A few shots from the book can be found below.
For those not in the loop, Jamie of The Standard Edition has been on a European tour for the ages. He’s taken a liking to Italy particularly and understandably so. There’s a lot to take in from beautiful architecture, well-dressed people, and the abundance of textile factories tucked away in the villages of Florence and other surrounding cities. Among them is that of G.R.P. Knitwear, a Florence-based maker of fine knits and other men’s offerings. They first opened doors back in 1973 as a source for other companies but quickly established their own name in a few years time. G.R.P. Knitwear is like an unsung hero of sorts as they’ve made pieces for more notable labels like Engineered Garments, Beams, Svenson, and many others. A few words from Jamie on the look and feel of the space:
Our good friend Ben of HODINKEE.com is launching vintage leather straps for the masses. They’re designed as an accessory to your vintage Rolex Submariner and are made in Italy. Hodinkee straps will come in a wide range of colors and finishes and are a solid alternative to bulkier NATO straps. Don’t pull out your wallet just yet as they’re still in production. Expect them to be ready for purchase in 3-4 weeks and available exclusively at HODINKEE.com with a select few hitting Freemans Sporting Club as well.
Christian Dior has launched Dior Mag, an online magazine that will serve as a hub for funding all things related to the famed fashion house. Expect runway shows to be streamed through here and new products and collections to use it as their platform. Exclusive news and content will be found here so be sure to bookmark it as things are about to get quite interesting.
Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school values. The publication has evolved from having nineteen employees to over seventy now and representation in over 100 countries. The type of work they do ranges from print to video to radio. Yes, radio. Monocle also launched a television series on Bloomberg TV. Their reach is far and wide and the content is as rich and newsworthy in its 51st issues as it was back in issue 2007 when issue No. 1 hit newsstands. Here is a film that chronicles the first five years.
The folks over at Two Inch Cuffs have just launched their online retail outpost — The Cuff Shop. The product being offered up is as refined and hand picked as the stream of content the online magazine delivers on the regular. The list of brands includes a good mix of up-and-coming designers alongside more established ones. Among them is Archival Clothing, Graham Withers, Sebago, The Laundress New York, and Doane Paper. There’s product ranging from essential accessories like belts and neckwear to hard-to-find denim and footwear. Check out the goods at The Cuff Shop.
What you’re seeing here is the newest and fastest car to ever enter Ferrari‘s stable — the F12 Berlinetta. The beauty’s V12 churns out 740 horses with 509 lb-ft of torque, allowing the F12 to go from 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds and 0-104 mph in just 8.5. Bless the. It’s also the fastest Ferrari to lap around Fiorano, Ferrari’s private test track, breaking the 599 GTO’s record of 1:24 by a whole second. Design-wise, the F12 Berlinetta has a redesigned suspension and gearbox which makes for a lower and more rearward center of gravity, resting roughly 54 percent of the weight over the rear tires.
Look for the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to make its debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show.
hard graft has been working on this one for a few years now and we think they got it right with the final product. Their 3Fold Multi-Use bag can be used as an overnighter, messenger/laptop bag or even as a carry-all in the Portfolio format. Every handle, rivet, detail is reinforced and supported on the inside for added support and comfort. The Italian artisans at hard-graft have given us a bag worth buying for just about any occasion.
MR PORTER has hit one year and to celebrate this momentous occasion, the online retailer asked ten of their designers to make them pocket squares and the end result is exceptional. There are 10 pocket squares from 10 outstanding labels — Alexander Olch, Band of Outsiders, Drake’s, Horiyoshi the Third, Jean Shop, Oliver Spencer, Our Legacy, Richard James, The Elder Statesman and YMC — and each limited to 50 pieces. Grab yours now through MR PORTER.