Here we have a look at the new Hybrid Jacket from BEAMS. This piece is from their Fall 2011 collection and features effortlessly blends a great design with performance and functionality. The two-tone colorway has some fine details and features, further adding to this distinct jacket. It is available now through BEAMS stores in Asia, including their Hong Kong chapter. (via hb)
The first in the “Crafting Higher Standard” series of seven films, we get an intimate look at how Danner boots are handled as part of their Recrafting services with narration by Danner employees. If you’ve gone beyond just breaking in your boots, they can be fully repaired by hand to extend its life. Besides, a really roughed up boot that’s been rebuilt to add comfort and wearability is a sight to see.
In 2010, Eric Kuhn founded FoundersCard with hopes of helping other entrepreneurs with the obstacles and challenges they face. Now, FC has over 5,000 members and all of them have access to over 150 unique benefits that are available to members year-round from the most sought after travel, lifestyle and business partners. Some of these partners include Virgin Atlantic, Apple, Equinox, W Hotels, Mondrian SoHo in NYC, FedEx, Ritz Carlton, American Airlines and many more. Beyond the perks, members are also invited to exclusive networkings events with fellow FoundersCard holders in New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles.
Our good friends at Acquire Mag have released their first ever video feature as they head to the Dogpatch in San Francisco, CA to chat with Patrick Ma, the Founder and Chief Designer of Triple Aught Design. The brand has been working with some of the world’s elite fighting units for over a decade and this video really gives some insight into the high performance gear and apparel the brands dished out in the past.
Jil Sander has unveiled their first ever smartphone in collaboration with LG Electronics. The high-end luxury brand continues to push innovation and design and the Mobile is great looking phone that packs a punch. It features a 5 MP camera, wi-fi, FM radio and 16GB of internal memory. The phone runs on Windows Phone 7.5 and comes with an exclusive Jil Sander app. The app and the device’s user interface allow for vivid interaction with the brand, creating a dynamic interface between users and its seasonal collections, and even connect them social media activities and extra content. You can shop right through the app and even look through locations of international boutiques.
The phone’s design features Jil Sander’s signature electric blue and will be found throughout the line of accessories as well. The phone will be distributed through selected retailers in Germany, Austria, Italy, France and UK and will be available online at store.jilsander.com starting October 7th.
South 2 West 8, the outlet brand of the Nepenthes group, goes all black everything for Fall 2011 and offers up a fresh line of bags in nylon and premium leather materials. The range features sacks, totes and backpacks, all of which are available now at Nepenthes New York.
Opening tomorrow in Los Angeles is Aether‘s new concept shop, the AETHERstream. It’s a 34′ PanAmerica Airstream that will be selling some of the key pieces from the brand’s Fall 2011 collection. Paris-based designer Thierry Gaugain helped to create this ultimate shop on wheels. Aether found this RV and completely gutted the interior to redesign it from the floor up. The AETHERstream flooring is 11” reclaimed oak floor from Carlisle Wide Plank Floor. The sofa and table are custom made by Environment Furniture, who uses sustainable harvested wood and the reuse of otherwise discarded materials. Most props and other furniture were purchased at the Paris flea market.
The shop will be located at 8207 W. 3rd Street and will be open from 11am to 7pm seven days a week. The
Aether is unveiling their new concept shop, the AETHERstream on Friday, October 7th, at 8207 W. 3rd Street. Not in LA? Fear not as the AETHERstream will reside in Los Angeles until November 1st, when it will relocate to New York for November and December.
Yesterday, Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56. He will be truly missed by all that were touched by him, including myself. Not only did he change the scope of products, he shifted entire industries, with the music and computer industries being two that were influenced the most. But beyond all this, he was just a great person that wanted to get the best out of people. He was one of the greatest visionaries this world has ever known and he influenced an entire generation to “Stay hungry, stay foolish”.
You can find Apple’s official statement here. A part of it reads “Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
Word is out that Tiger Woods will become a Rolex Ambassador come January 2012. Rolex has complete confidence in Tiger and feel he still has a long career ahead of him and that he has all the qualities required to continue to mark the history of golf. This comes just a few months after Tag Heuer dropped their endorsement.
This association pays tribute to the exceptional stature of Tiger Woods and the leading role he plays in forging the sport’s global appeal. It also constitutes a joint commitment to the future.
Rolex’s fruitful relationship with golf stretches back to the 1960s when the brand supported the “Big Three” — Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Tiger will join the fraternity of ambassadors for Rolex on January 1, 2012.
Rugby Ralph Lauren have teamed up with Tweed Run to create the first ever Rugby Ralph Lauren Tweed Run. The duo look to bring the one-of-a-kind cycling event to the States, with all its classic tweed styles and British heritage influence coming along for the ride. On Saturday October 15th, New York participants will gather in the Village and will ride to Brooklyn while breaking for tea as well as a soiree on the way. There are prizes up for grab as well with categories like Best Vintage Bicycle and Best Dressed being two of the many.
This is such a perfect match as I personally believe Rugby and Ralph Lauren carry some of the best tweed ensembles on a consistent basis. For this special event, expect to see some collaborative pieces like silk scarves, flasks and saddles. Although registration is closed for the event, be sure to head over to Rugby to learn more about the event. We’ve got some shots below that should give you a sense of what to expect next week.