Leica has releases the 8th Edition of their Pocket Book publication which serves as a catalog of Leica Cameras and Lenses. The latest installment highlights the new S2 Medium Format System as well as new releases since the 7th edition and even sheds light on other compact cameras that were produced by other manufacturers on behalf of Leica. We’re sure this will prove valuable for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
MW over at ACL has an in-depth look at Todd Snyder’s Fall 2012 offerings. After making a visit to Todd’s studios, Michael’s sold on what the Ralph Lauren alum will release in a few months time and so are we. The collection ranges from casual essentials like selvedge khakis, a winter parka, and knits to more formal offerings such as a stunning tuxedo, some exceptional suiting from Southwick, and Made in USA neckwear as well. More looks below.
Norwegian label SWIMS has announced its collaboration with Armani for their Fall 2012 collection. Known for reinventing the galosh, SWIMS has created a bespoke collection of modern day galoshes aligned with the unique artistry of Armani shoes. Armani is known for crafting high quality products and we’re certain the SWIMS galosh will be the perfect partner when it comes time to shield the goods from inclement weather conditions. Look for these SWIMS to be available at Armani boutiques this fall.
Jawbone has released the Big Jambox, a larger version of the more compact Jambox. This one’s just as portable with amazing sound quality to match. Stream audio from any Bluetooth-friendly mobile device such as your iPhone or iPad. If you want more, load it with software updates and apps to take things next level. Not only can you stream phone calls and music, but you can utilize it for Skype, FaceTime, and other video chat applications as well.
The Big Jambox is available now for $299 through Jawbone.
Warner Bros. have unveiled the third official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. The film’s villain, Bane, plays center stage in this trailer as he terrorizes Gotham City. The lineup is tremendous for the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and the result is a one of the most anticipated movies in recent times. Alongside Christian Bale are a host of other notables including Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt being introduced to the lineup as John Blake. Michael Cane, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman are all back for their previous roles. The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit theaters July 20th.
Catch the trailer below.
Our good friends at Hodinkee give us a first look at Autodromo’s latest creation — the Vallelunga Chronograph watch. The label’s driving watches got introduced just this fall and they’ve already been a tremendous success story for the fairly new brand. They feature an exceptional design as expected and are offered at a sub-grand price point that’s sure to entice a lot of folks, including us. Some key things to note include the Vallelunga’s Swiss made movement, stopwatch, 30 minute counter, and the big date calendar window.
The Autodromo Vallelunga Chronograph is available now in two colorways through the brand’s online store for an impulse-friendly price of $550.
Seven years after first being proposed, the Brooklyn Nets are officially here and will call Barclays Center home in the heart of BK. The new logo of the team has been unveiled and seems the new team will opt for a black and white colorway rather than the gray, blue and red of the New Jersey Nets. Who came up with this, you ask? Minority owner Jay-Z had a hand in the new branding and design. The new ad campaign has launched as well to stir up ticket sales and raise awareness for the new look, with the tagline “Hello Brooklyn” being the central theme. Check out the 30-second spot below.
In some very surprising news, Nick Wooster has joined J.C. Penney as their new Creative Director. Since leaving his post as Creative Director at the Neiman Marcus Group a year ago, Nick’s been credited for doing some consulting work for both Thom Browne as well as the Gilt Groupe. He’s crafted some impeccable showings at the PROJECT Tradeshow in Vegas the past two seasons and even took a trip out to Japan to support the latest PROJECT Wooster showings. Beyond this, Nick’s collaborated directly with a few brands on some product over the past few months including Happy Socks and Leffot.
When a brand looks to revamp their entire image, it’s going to have to start with leadership. Nick joins a slew of new hires including a few former Apple execs so he’s definitely in good company. There just couldn’t have been a better time to come in as the new Creative Director than now and we wish Woost God nothing but the best.
Aloha Rag has taken the liberty of crafting a lookbook for Rick Owens’ S/S 2012 collection. The styling is in-line with the labels style ethos — a bit of edge and a ton of luxury. The Italian-made pieces themselves are exceptionally crafted as always and feature some amazing textures this time around, including snake skin leathers. Some styles from the women’s line are showcased throughout the lookbook as well.
Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2012 can be found now at all global stockists including Aloha Rag.
Got a couple milli you’re just itching to burn? Bugatti’s unveiled this one-of-a-kind, procelain-trimmed Grand Sport created for the Beijing Motor Show. The Wei Long edition celebrates the Year of the Dragon and comes in white with red trim. For 1.58 million Euros, you get a ton of power alongside the infinite amounts of bragging rights.