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via finercut.com Inspired by simple Swedish style, made in America. This fresh-smelling Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap creates soft suds for bathing or shaving, while embedded salt flakes provide gentle exfoliation. Mineral-rich sea salts are an age-old tonic for softening and moisturizing the skin. Available now at amazon.com for $7.75. Continue reading
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via www.highsnobiety.com Ghostbusters fans will finally have the opportunity to build brick versions of the team’s classic Ecto-1 vehicle and play with mini figurine versions of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore. The 508-piece LEGO 'Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 Set includes the team’s paranormal detection equipment, logo decorations, a tracking computer, a removable roof, and seating for three mini figurines. Continue reading
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via hypebeast.com Nike Sportswear combines its Jacquard and its Air Max Lunar90 silhouettes with the appropriately named Air Max Lunar 90 Jacquard for Summer 2014. Seen here in with a jacquard upper of black, blue, and red alongside Volt and turquoise accents, the design essentially sees the Free portion of the original Air Max 90 Jacquard’s sole swapped out for plush Lunarlon in conjunction with a Max Air unit in the heel. Continue reading
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via www.highsnobiety.com The McLaren 650S will be joining the range as an additional model alongside the 12C and P1. Available as a coupé or spider, the 650S badge designation refers to the power output – 650PS (641 horsepower) – of the twin turbo V8 engine. “S” stands for “Sport,” underlining the focus and developments made to handling, transmission, drivability and engagement. Inspired by the McLaren P1, the front bumper gives the 650S a dramatic yet clean appearance and sits below new LED headlamps. The more integrated front splitter contributes to increased levels of downforce while unique door blades behind the... Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Known for their rugged smartphone cases, Otterbox is combining that expertise with some much needed juice to keep you charged throughout the day. The case has military-rated drop protection to absorb any bumps and bruises and inside is a 2,000mAh battery that will give you a full charge in a slim package. One big difference is their auto-stop technology which automatically shuts off charging once the phone's battery life is full leaving banks of energy for later use. Otterbox Resurgence Power Case Continue reading
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via theshoebuff.com Shoes Like Pottery make some of the finest canvas sneakers available today, thanks in part to the rare process that gives them their ever so slightly unusual name. A vulcanizing process carried out by only a handful of skilled manufacturers and named 'Ka-ryu' in the original Japanese, Shoes Like Pottery fire each pair of sneakers in a kiln, giving the sole a uniquely flexible and highly durable finish. Hand stitched in Japan by a selection of skilled craftsmen, the Vulcanized High Sneaker is finished off with a wax stamp style sole decal depicting the 'Uchide no kozuchi', a... Continue reading
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via www.inventorymagazine.com Part of the Dr. Martens 'Made in England' collection, the classic 1461 model features a hand-polished Portugese merlot leather. An iconic style at any time of year, it makes for an especially comfortable and ideal option come fall. Dr. Martens Merlot Boanil Brush Leather 1461 Shoes Continue reading
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via thecarry.com Swedish minimalist accessories brand Sandqvist launch their latest collection for Fall/Winter 2014 themed around the material of Waxed Canvas. Featuring five of their most popular models, the bags are re-imagined in the versatile and water-resistant material of waxed canvas. Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Whether you're at the campsite or you get stuck in a smoking room at your hotel, Apolis's new and compact Transit Issue Camp Candle will prove to be one of your goto travel essentials. Designed and manufactured in the USA, the candle features a fresh "Redwood Eucalyptus" scent and has a burn time of 20 hours. It also has citronella essential oils that will help ward off any mosquitos and insects and with its 4 oz compact aluminum tin it's a great size for taking it on the go. Hell, pack a few and have the best smelling... Continue reading
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via www.highsnobiety.com German motorcycle builder Kingston Customs presents an absolutely beautifully customized Honda CX500 café racer. The company scrapped all of the bike’s original plastic parts and replaced them with high quality metal. The Cx500′s transverse V-twin engine has been treated with thermo-sensitive coating and the exhaust manifold has been wrapped with thermal tape. The fairing was handmade, along with the bench seat, battery box, fenders and foot brake lever. The stock wheels have been painted gold, along with the tank, frame and matching gold grips. The dash has been simplified down to only the speedometer and a spark plug... Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com The second in their Off Map collaboration series, accessory label Octovo teams up with Port Orford, Oregon's Tilley Surfboards, a shop located on Oregon's southern coast. For this collaboration Octovo and Tilley created five individual surfboard designs using locally sourced, custom-milled wooden skins that are combined with hand-shaped foam. Each board has its own graphic theme and come with a leash cup cast in titanium or bronze. Each board also includes a specially-designed bag that features leather covers for the nose and tail and the rest of the bag is made from a padded, UV and water-resistant material... Continue reading
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via hypebeast.com Reaching back into the archives of the ’80s, Nike presents an updated Nike Internationalist in this Hyper Cobalt/Gym Red-Deep Royal Blue colorway. Originally debuting in 1982, the silhouette reappears with a clean and simple cobalt mesh/synthetic upper framed with royal blue suede panels and the laces to match. The finishing gym red Swoosh, heel stabilizer and other details wrap this package up nicely. Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Dark and imposing, Breitling launches a new variant in its Avenger series, the Avenger Blackbird. Breitling keeps it straightforward and utilitarian with a lightweight case and a large, uncluttered dial for legibility. The lightweight watch case is made from titanium and is coated with a carbon-based matte black treatment that is highly resistant. The watch is sized at 48mm and features a COSC-certified, 25-jewel Breitling 17 automatic movement with 42 hour power reserve. It also has a unidirectional ratcheted bezel, cambered sapphire crystal on the face and caseback with anti-reflective coating, a military-style strap, and water-resistance down to... Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Bentley announces a street-legal version of their GT3 racer with the fastest accelerating Bentley ever produced, the GT3-R. The Continental might be a big GT, but the engineers have retuned the car's 4.0L V8 and have accomplished a 3.6 second 0-60 time, which is one hell of an engineering feat for such a large coupe. The GT3-R can produce 572 hp and can reach a top speed of 170 mph. Also contributing to the car's performance is a loss in overall weight as the car is 100 kg lighter than their stock GT V8S. All the cars will... Continue reading
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via theshoebuff.com Founded by Madame Carmen de Tommaso is 1945, Carven released their first Menswear collection under the helm of former Givenchy Guillaume Henry in 2012. Inspired by a wide selection of contemporary fashion, design and artwork, drawing from the Maison's celebrated history, Carven create ready to wear wardrobe staples in a variety of eye catching designs. Constructed with superbly supple leather uppers, the High Shine Derby Shoe is a clean and simple reworking of a classic piece of footwear. Goodyear welted to a traditional leather sole unit, this is a quality boot that will last a lifetime. Available now... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 15, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com If there's one other button-up you should have in your closet it definitely has to be a chambray shirt. The shirt is an effortless essential, tough enough for the outdoors, and great for everything else. Best Made just released their own take which is made and designed in New York from 5.3 oz cotton, a perfect weight for four seasons of wear. It's also triple stitched for strength and has cuff-to-elbow patches. Finishing the look is the company's red x thay is embroidered on the shirt pocket. Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 15, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com Nixon presents a special edition of its Supertide watch in collaboration with Ron Herman. Featuring a hi-res dial display and custom movement, the design sports a 45mm custom solid stainless steel case with co-molded custom injection molded polyurethane and silicone casing, integrated pushers, a solid stainless steel fixed bezel, hardened mineral crystal, stainless steel screw-down caseback, and integrated band construction – a 30-25 mm tapered shape with a patented locking looper and stainless steel buckle. Offering users tide information for over 270 beaches worldwide and water-resistant up to 100 meters, the piece is uniquely finished with Never Dry... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 12, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
via www.inventorymagazine.com Though it’s a hard choice to make, this Ten C Deck Parka is definitely my pick from the Ten C fold this season. It’s seeming more and more that the Italian brand's impeccable designs can't miss and this parka hammers that point home by taking styling cues from a classic piece of US Navy outerwear. Also, with the various modular accessories that can be used in conjunction with this style, you should feel comfortable in all manner of conditions – once protection from the elements becomes a necessity again. Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 11, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com One of its most advanced basketball shoes, Nike released the latest generation of the Hyperdunk for 2014 setting its crosshairs on lightweight design and improved cushioning. The new Hyperdrunk was built to be a versatile shoe whether you're playing ball indoor or outdoor. The shoe's construction for 2014 features a seamless, one-piece Hyperfuse upper that increases breathability and support, dynamic Flywire that locks down on the foot and loosens its hold when necessary, Lunarlon cushioning for comfort and responsiveness, and an outsole with a herringbone pattern for grip and durability on different types of surfaces. Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 11, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com Nike Sportswear‘s slick Air Footscape Desert Chukka is due for a return this fall, this time ditching the tonal look of the Spring 2014 collection in favor of multicolored uppers. Retaining their Free-like Motion soles, leather eyestays and rope laces, the Fall 2014 releases include the Black/Purple Steel-Violet colorways pictured here, as well as a Cargo Khaki/Hyper Shade-Hyper Pink and Midnight Navy/Hyper Shade-Game Royal execution. Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 11, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via everyguyed.com Showcasing the innovative approach that has placed Nike at the top of the game, the Tech Hyperfuse Windrunner takes on of their signature athletic silhouettes, reinventing it in line with the technical innovations driven forward by Nike and instilling a cutting edge contemporary aesthetic. Incorporating a construction technique more often seen on their industry leading performance footwear, this new take on the Windrunner features nylon ripstop panels cut in that iconic chevron style silhouette and held in place with hyperfuse. Kitted out with a full zip closure and reverse coil zippers, it is finished with a small logo... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 10, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com After introducing an undeniably clean first collection, Nike continues to roll out colorways of its new Flight Squad silhouette for the summer. The sneaker is the latest in the long-running family of Air Flight releases, continued here in a neat combination of olive green and highlight orange. This version of the Flight Squad PRM features a layer of textured leather around the forefoot, contrasted by premium canvas at the top of the foot. The interior of the sneaker is lined with highlight orange mesh at the cushioned collar. Pick yours up on amazon or ebay Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 10, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com To include the ladies on the World Cup craze, Nike has released the Free 1.0 Cross Bionic ”World Cup” collection. The silhouette features a low profile outsole for a better feel of the ground during training, which is ideal for boot camp, kickboxing and general exercise. Due to the lightweight support, the wearer has greater foot control and stability during even the most intense workouts. This World Cup quartet includes Brazil, France, England and USA colorways, each of which are available now at Nike for $105 USD. Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 9, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com Being plugged into your phone with your headphones while you're working out isn't exactly ideal and Beats has taken that into mind with the second generation of their sport headphones, the Powerbeats 2 Wireless Earbuds. The in-ear headphones are powered by a dual-driver setup and Bluetooth connectivity gives you six hours of wireless playback from a single charge. Most importantly the headphones are IPX4 sweat and water resistant from the earbud right down to the cable and the cable is coated so you have extra grip while you use the inline remote to navigate through your music or... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 9, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.highsnobiety.com Although Mercedes-Benz discontinued the SWB G-Class back in 2011, German tuner Brabus has developed an upgrade kit for the ever-popular short wheelbase three-door G-Class. The car used by Brabus is said to be one of the last units ever made – a G500 BA3 Final Edition which is now riding on 22-inch nine-spoke Monoblock E alloy wheels dons the brand’s Widestar body kit to provide a more aggressive stance and features a red and black leather interior. It’s expected that the displacement of the V8 engine has been increased from 5.5 to 6.1 (hence the name), providing a... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 8, 2014 at Cool Recommendations