The all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe hit showrooms earlier this month and before we even saw one on the road, the fine folks at Mercedes tossed us the keys to a C350 to check out as part of their C-Coupe Your Week campaign. This is a true two-door coupe, folks, and nothing like the C230 Sport Coupe of generations past. Not only does it take inspiration in the looks department from its older brethren, the C-Coupe also packs more power over its four-door siblings. The C350 Coupe features a new, direct-injected version of Mercedes’ 3.5-liter DOHC V6 and redlines at 6,750-rpm. The coupe packs 302 horses compared to 268 of the sedan and more torque as well. Normally you’d expect more power to equal less fuel efficiency but that is not the case here as C350 Coupe actually gets better highway mileage than the C-Class sedan.
This find actually made my morning as it’s one accessory I’d actually utilize. I travel often and one thing I always hate doing is having to toss all my ties in to my duffle without really being able to organize and protect them as I’d like. This necktie travel case from Moore & Giles and Pierrepont Hicks comes in Titan Toffee leather which comes from Moore & Giles while Pierrepont Hicks delivers the UK silk. (via Selectism)
In the Fall/Winter 2011/12 issue of Fantastic Man, we came across this spread which sheds light on grey flannel and delivers some exceptional styling to boot. “”A True classic in menswear, grey flannel has all the qualities to create strong angular looks and make clothes look so elegant.” The editorial was captured by Paul Wetherell and styled by Jodie Barnes.
Persol gives us a brief look at how the Italian eyewear maker crafts each and every piece they put on the market. The iconic frames are made by hand with the utmost detail and given a full examination before completion, some of which you’ll see in this extremely transparent video. Persol is known to utilize high-quality materials and blends this with a detail-oriented construction to give us a product that’s as remarkable and timeless as it was 94 years ago. (via the189)
We recently had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the 2012 Audi A7, a modern blend of luxury and performance. I’ve had the pleasure of driving other Audi vehicles in the past and this one definitely sits atop the list. Over the past few years, Audi has really become one of the most exhilerating German automakers on the market. The A7 was introduced earlier this year and we fell in love with it on first sight. The front end is aggressive with Audi’s symbolic front grill and iconic daytime LED headlight system playing the lead and delivering well against the sleek lines of the body. The rear is as elegant as it is sporty and gives the car a look that does more than rival the Mercedes-Benz CLS. The rear spoiler really tops things off as it comes up from hiding at the hold of a button.
Last week, Apple closed all their retail stores to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs. The one and a half hour long event took place on the Apple campus in Cupertino and was streamed to all the retail stores in private. Apple CEO Tim Cook lead the event and left us with some moving thoughts and memories of Steve Jobs. You can watch the entire event now at Apple.com. Here’s to the one that changed the World.
While the masses are still recovering from the unveiling of their American-made shirting for Fall 2011, Run of the Mill has gone ahead and hit us with looks at their footwear offerings as well. There are five different styles in the range, with three of them being of the Double Monk variety. The standout piece for the fall season ahead is the label’s tassel loafer in a cola suede shell and leather sole. Many will question the team’s sole/style combinations but we’re all for going against the curve.
Look for more details on these in the days ahead.
The GQ Eye turns us to a first look at Club Monaco’s new ‘Made in the USA’ Collection. The Club teamed up with Michael Williams of ACL to bring us this carefully selected collection of apparel and accessories, all of which are made right here in the states. The offerings range from shirts and ties to blazers and trousers. Ben Clymer of Hodinkee was also brought in to deliver a amazing list of vintage military watches that will be available exclusively at Club Monaco’s new 5th Avenue men’s shop. Other collaborations in the works include Tanner Goods, Cunningham Classics, Archival Clothing, London Undercover, Goruck, Dandux, Ernest Alexander, American Optical, Wolverine and Terrapin Printers & Engravers.
We remember spotting this coat from WWM a few months back when the label’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection was unveiled. Mr. McNairy delivered an exceptional lineup and this one was definitely one of the standout pieces. It’s made in the USA and features a burgundy shell with navy stripes and toggle closure to top things off.
Blending wearability with affordability, General Assembly delivers this tweed blazer at a price that won’t break the bank. It features notched lapels and two button closure as well as two front flap pockets, single chest pocket and two inside pockets. It’s single vented and features a modern fit to give it some versatility.