Hodinkee continues to drop some really impressive product and this time, they’ve wrapped up a collaboration with GJ Cleverly, one of the last old school shoemakers known the World over. The duo teamed up for a very limited run of leather straps made from Russia Leather, a specially tanned reindeer leather recovered from a shipwreck dating to 1786. A short history lesson — Russia was renowned for their leathers back in the eighteenth century and one closely-guarded tanning process resulted in a water resistant leather with a rich reddish brown color, a cross-hatch patter, and a very unique smell. Then came the Russian Revolution and after 1917, production was stopped and the tanning process was lost to history.
Introducing our Holiday Gift Guide for 2013. Of all the work that we put in year ’round, I can’t think of a piece we enjoy more. These are things we’d buy for ourselves or for others if we had an infinite bankroll. We also tried to avoid the obvious recommendations like Apple products or the latest console as, well, you know. The lineup ranges from menswear and leather accessories to footwear and gadgets.
Nike is set to release the first colorway from their Nike+ FuelBand SE’s METALUXE Collection. The limited edition Rose Gold colorway takes a high end approach and features a clasp, bezel and screws made from 316 series stainless steel. The components are then hand polished to a mirror finish and given a durable PVD coating, all coming together for a refined finish.
The Rose Gold Nike+ FuelBand SE will be available in limited quantities from select retail locations and nike.com beginning Nov. 21, 2013 for a suggested retail price of $169.
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.
From Baxter of California comes their latest creation, the Double-Edged Safety Razor set. Building on the doubled edged safety razor, Baxter added a badger hair shave brush and stand to the mix creating its first ever shave set. The handles on both the razor and badger hair shave brush are made of brass, nickel-plated and are polished to a shiny finish. They are both engraved with a pattern that borrows design elements from the classic barbershop pole.
HODINKEE continues their relationship with Drake’s Of London as they’ve collaborated on another knit tie and added in a pocket square to the mix as well. The tie is again a silk knit (best on the market in our opinion), but this time, it comes in a beautiful red finish with gilt, hand-sewn dots. HODINKEE’s Heritage Tie could be the only red tie you’ll ever want to own. It’s inspired by the Tudor Black Bay, a gorgeous modern dive watch, and the HODINKEE team worked closely with the Drake’s to ensure the color match between the tie and the Black Bay’s bezel and gilt dial was spot on. Mission accomplished.
HODINKEE’s first foray into the pocket square market comes in the form of their Snowflake Square, which is inspired by another Tudor beauty, the Tudor Pelagos. The detail and craftsmanship is unparalleled as the thin silk square has hand-rolled edges and a great feel. The black and white colorway gives it a ton of versatility as well.
UK’s Trickers has teamed up with Japanese streetwear label SOPHNET. to create this shoehorn keychain. Talk about function meeting form. Each piece is engraved with Trickers for SOPHNET. branding in three different metallic finishes.
The SOPHNET. x Trickers Shoehorn Keychain can be found through select SOPHNET. stockists now.
This post is sponsored by New Era, the official cap of the MLB, as they introduce their #WearYourAllegiance campaign.
Introducing the Wall of Allegiance, a jaw-dropping array of New Era baseball caps that are more than just pieces of headwear. When you put on a New Era cap, it sends a message: This is my team. This is my hood. This is my style. The video below features legendary DJ Clark Kent introducing Lane Carter to the Wall of Allegiance, and shows him how putting on for your city can transport you into a heightened reality. When he dons the caps, Lane warps in to visit friends and fellow cap obsessives like producer/DJ Lunice. With New Era being the official cap of the MLB, it’s only right Dodgers Center Fielder Matt Kemp is featured in the video as well.
Moleskine and Maison Martin Margiela have teamed up for a limited edition notebook in an all-white finish. Ink stains and finger prints mark traces of time. Throughout the years, the Maison has reflected and played with traces, whether it be on clothing, in architectural places, or on objects. Created exclusively for Japan, this unique notebook is made of Belgian cotton. It will be pre-sold on August 28th at the year-long pop-up store L’ESPACE Maison Martin Margiela at Isetan Shijuku, Tokyo.
The notebook will be available from September 20th at select Maison Martin Margiela stores.