IWC has made a one-of-one timepiece to honor Muhammad Ali at this month’s annual Celebrity Fight Night event. The event was founded in 1994 by Jimmy Walker as a means to raise money for local Arizone charities. This magnificent watch comes is white gold and features a black face with red Super-LumiNova, and a black alligator leather strap in red that’s meant to represent the hue of traditional boxing gloves. There’s a special inscription that reads “Edition Muhammad Ali, ONE OUT OF ONE.” on the case back alongside Ali’s signature. The ‘Muhammad Ali’ Big Pilot’s Watch will be auctioned off at the event on March 24th with all proceeds going to charity.
QWSTION has released a Backpack and Weekender in classic brown leather shells. They’re made of high quality and look really exceptional. The details are fine and simplistic but really help the pieces to standout. Look for black YKK zippers and metal buckles. Shop the washed leather brown bags on QWSTION’s online shop.
Here’s a first look at Stussy Deluxe’s collaboration with Seattle-based creative workshop, BLK Pine Workshop. For those not familiar, BLK Pine has had some really impressive collaborations in the past (Opening Ceremony, United Arrows to name two) though this is their first US collaboration. They’re known for making high quality accessories right here in the USA and are really good at mixing up the fabrics blending in vintage wools as well as waxed and duck canvas in the past. These totes by BLK Pine Workshop for Stussy Deluxe are made with heavyweight 18 oz. duck canvas and feature vegetable tanned, natural leather handles and a snap closure. They’re offered up in two sizes, with both being available in either a Black with Red nylon interior or Natural Canvas with Royal Blue interior.
We’ve got a few shots of the bags below that give us a look at how the bags were made in BLK Pine’s factory. The BLK Pine totes will retail for $130 for medium and $140 for the large and will be available in Stussy stores and online.
FEIT has released a limited edition lineup of leather accessories as part of their hand sewn collection. The lineup — which includes a wallet made from Florentine leather in a vertical and horizontal style as well as a leather wrapped gun-metal shoehorn — is hand made in Italy. The pieces come in matching Italian vegetable-tanned leather available in Naturale, Corteccia and Nero. The wallets are made from a single piece of vegetable tanned calf skin with the final product being seamless and extremely practical. This 15 inch leather shoehorn is also wrapped in a single piece of vegetable tanned calf skin leather while the leather casing is hand molded and entirely seamless as well.
All the pieces are of limited stock and can be pre-ordered now through FEIT.
HODINKEE is currently taking over Basel World and they’ve just dropped first live shots of the Rolex Sky-Dweller. From a distance, the Sky-Dweller looks likea Day-date but get a bit closer and you’ll see a second timezone via an inner rotating disc as well as an annual calendar. The annual calendar display the month with an inconspicuous aperture above the associated hour, while the date is displayed as you’d expect under the trademark Rolex cyclops window. Keep an eye on HODINKEE as they’re sure to deliver some more news on the Sky-Dweller soon.
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.
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.
Alexander Olch’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection has landed at Barneys New York which includes these lightweight cotton scarves in the mix as well as all the well-made neckwear and accompanied accessories we’re accustomed to seeing from the New York designer. The scarves are available in small ($145) and large ($280) sizes. They are now available at the Barneys New York flagship store as well as online at barneys.com.
In their first project with Carhartt, London Undercover presents this folded camouflage umbrella as part of their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The Detroit-based brand has been around since the late 1800s and has been known to craft some of the most durable and functional product for the hardworking American. Since 1994 Carhartt has been distributed in Europe through Work In Progress, adapting Carhartt to the European market. It has grown in to one of the leading brands in the European Streetwear scene. This umbrella comes complete with a compact metal-clip sleeve, laser engraved handle & cotton hand strap. As with all of their folded umbrellas, it’s presented in a special London Undercover tube.
New York designer Thom Browne continues his collaborative efforts with California-based eyewear manufacturer, Dita. The Spring 2012 offerings were inspired by architecture and machinery of the mid-20th century, giving us a variety of styles. Pieces are made from titanium, leather, 18k yellow and white gold, as well as zyl acetate with production taking place Japan. With the extreme that’s gone into each piece, it’s no surprise last season’s goods were so well-received. Expect the same thing this time around. Look for these to be available through the Thom Browne boutique in New York as well as select stockists worldwide including Restir.