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via www.acquiremag.com Nike knows their way around knitted materials, for the last couple of years the brand has created a hugely popular shoe line with the Flyknit series and that knitted material has become as much of a staple as Nike Air. Today, the swoosh is taking that knitting expertise into a new version of their N98 jacket with a special edition for the latest Nike F.C. collection for Fall '14. Using similar production methods that are used to create Flyknit, the N98 has a more modern cut, a lower collar, and strategically placed breathability and flexibility where its needed... Continue reading
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via www.highsnobiety.com Earlier this year Converse teamed up with Cambridge-based store Concepts to rework the sneaker giant’s Pro Leather Hi model for St. Patrick’s Day. Outfitting the upper of the shoe in a cable knit wool/acrylic blend, the collaboration references Aran Cable sweaters, aptly named after the Aran Islands located off the west coast of Ireland. Details include an embroidered Chevron Star logo, in addition to embossed branding. Converse x Concepts Continue reading
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Brent Knoll House by March Studio via www.highsnobiety.com Located on the rolling hills outside of Melbourne, Australia, Brent Knoll House by March Studio is a modern residence built alongside a 19th-century building. An addition to the existing structure was created in stark contrast, featuring a cantilevered roof and built out of pressed metal, concrete and glass materials. The L-shaped plan features a variety of internal and external spaces, while the slanted roof allows for rainwater collection which can be used by the occupants. Floor-to-ceiling glass panes allow for panoramic views of the surrounding valley and open up to allow for... Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Stone Island presents a new version of its Wool Ice Jacket that blends the wool outer with a thermo sensitive yarn. What does that do? Well, the yarn is embedded with thousands of micro-encapsulated pigments which change the color of the jacket according to the outside temperature. When the mercury drops, the jacket darkens. Pretty crazy right? It also features a water and wind-resistant exterior, a removable quilted hood, and enough wool to keep you warm on frosty evenings. Continue reading
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via hypebeast.com Following up on the well-received “Mint Toe” iteration, adidas breaks out another fresh rendition of the Tech Super silhouette, dubbed the “Melon Toe.” The sneaker is a predominantly two-toned affair, matching tonal grey suede at the rear with lush melon-hued suede at the toecap and forefoot. Solid black suede and leather striping at the middle adds sensibility to the upper, which rests atop a thick, cushioned EVA midsole. Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Mercedes' quirky little city car gets a next generation upgrade with a whole new design, an even tighter turning radius, and a brand new set of three-cylinder engines to power it. Developed with their partners over at Renault, the new Smart car will feature three engine options which include a 60 hp option and a 71 hp and 90 hp three-cylinder option. The top of the line 90 hp model will be a turbocharged edition which is also fuel efficient and also features an automatic start/stop system. Each car can be equipped with a five-speed manual or a... Continue reading
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via www.highsnobiety.com California-based outerwear brand The North Face has just released a new diffusion line called White Label. In the same vein that the brand’s PURPLE LABEL is only available in Japan, WHITE LABEL will only be sold in the South Korean market. The line is a little more tailored than the brand’s other offerings, and includes classic silhouettes in muted autumnal colors. Some of the items feature a collaboration with Harris Tweed, while outerwear offerings include windbreakers and jackets with pointed breast pockets and high-collar designs. Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Aston Martin has unleashed its fastest convertible to date, the V12-powered Vantage S Roadster. The topless supercar follows its hardtop sibling that debuted last year and puts down some impressive numbers you really can't ignore. Available this year, the V12 Vantage S Roadster will be powered by their AM28 6.0-litre V12 which produces 565 hp and will help take the car from 0-60 in an incredible 3.9 seconds while on its way to a top speed of 201 mph. Just like the coupe model, the convertible will share in its racing pedigree with CNC machined combustion chambers, hollow... Continue reading
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via www.highsnobiety.com Yamaha has unveiled the 2015 model SR400 vintage cafe racer ahead of its return into the U.S. market next year. The bike features a 399cc air-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder engine and a slim twin-shock chassis, while the classic design takes inspiration from the S400. Aesthetically the bike boasts a clean look with slick silver hardware, navy and black styling. Expected to sell for $5,990 USD Continue reading
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via hypebeast.com Dubbed the Air Jordan Flight Time 14.5, the new shoe features a predominantly perforated leather upper with a padded fabric collar and tongue. Underneath is a unique midsole with an angular design that calls to mind several previous Jordan models including the Air Jordan XX4. Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Not familiar with Devon? The LA-based watchmaker made a big splash in the watch industry creating an unconventional watch that uses a patented system of "time belts" that display time in such a way that has to be seen to be believed. The company is previewing the next evolution in that series with their new RGM Mechanical Watch. Debuting at next year's Baselworld show, the watch takes on a more traditional shape which surrounds Devon's innovative time belt system. No other details are available yet, but if their past releases are any indication this is sure to be... Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Best Made called upon their European partners once again who have been crafting their enamelware goods on WWII-era machinery where the cups are baked with a seamless finish and the rims, the area which sees the most damage, are double dipped and built to last. The hefty cups are the perfect place for your chilled beverages and will surely become a household favorite. Best Made Seamless & Steadfast Tall Tumblers Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 11, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.highsnobiety.com Ducati presents the new and upgraded version of its Diavel “cruiser” for 2015, featuring an updated version of its predecessor’s 11-degree Testastretta engine, updated cosmetic details, and a new exhaust system. The engine upgrades come from the brand’s Dual Spark design; the engine now boasts dual spark plugs in each of its four-valve heads. The bike produces 96.3 pound-feet of torque and the same 162 horsepower as the previous model, but gets to its peak power sooner at 8000 rpm. Additionally, the bike features Ducati Traction Control, three ride modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), an LED headlamp, and... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 10, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com With Germany riding into the sunset with the World Cup in hand until 2018, this year's biggest sporting event might be over, but the world's love for soccer will never ever cease. Parisian-boutique Colette shows its love for the sport with a special version of one of Puma's most famous football cleats, the Evospeed. The limited edition Colette Evospeed will definitely be one of the brightest on the field with its Colette blue upper. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 10, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com Based on the Yamaha SR, Deus presents their latest custom build, the Lightning 400. Designed for on and off-road hijinks, the bike was designed for versatility no matter where you take it. Deus looked to the past for inspiration and built the bike by hand using aluminum, steel, fiberglass, and rubber. Specifically the bike features an aluminum tank with "Monza" cap, 46mm front suspension, FOX rear shocks, CNC formed triple clamps, Discacciati front brakes, Sc-Project full Exhaust, and OEM Yamaha alloy wheels in the front and back. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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2015 BMW X4 via www.highsnobiety.com Sitting somewhere between a shrunken X6 and an enlarged 4-Series Gran Coupe, the 2015 X4 takes the X3 and stretches it by just 0.6 inches, while lowering it by an inch and a half. There aren’t many surprises under the hood, with the xDrive28i featuring a 2.0-liter, 240-horse turbo four and the xDrive35i coming with a 3.0-liter 300-horse turbo straight six. An 8-speed automatic is the only transmission and there aren’t any rear-wheel drive or diesel options. The 2015 BMW X4 with the xDrive28i starts at $45,625 and the 35i starts at $48,925. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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Mercedes S65 AMG Coupe via www.acquiremag.com Mercedes adds a finishing touch to their S-Coupe line, an incredibly powerful V12 that'll be found under the hood of their new S65 AMG. The range-topping grand tourer will have a 6.0L V12 biturbo that puts out 621 hp, a monstrous 738 lb-ft of torque, and will reach 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and hit an electronically-limited top speed of 186 mph. Also exclusive to the S65 are a set of 20" forged wheels, chrome detailing through the exterior of the car, and a heads up display + touchpad standard. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com After launching with a batch of boisterous colorways – which included amongst them a collaboration with Wish Atlanta – adidas Originals slows the pace with some easygoing versions of its revamped SL Loop Runner. Made available in solid black or breezy gray options, either version is done up with a breathable mesh upper at its base and adorned with suede paneling at the toecap, midfoot and heel counter. Of particular note: the hallmark three stripes at the side neatly lift up to provide lacing points. The SL Loop Runner, pick up these clean iterations online or at adidas... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.highsnobiety.com Nike continues to celebrate the “Year of the Horse” with the addition of this particular Air Footscape Woven Chukka colorway. Constructed from a glossy printed purple upper, the chukka features the signature woven paneling of an all-time favorite and is accented by yellow panels. Additional details include a white and purple sole, light yellow hairy laces, and an ancient Chinese character on the tongue symbolizing the year in the zodiac. The Nike Air Footscape Woven Chukka is available for $160 at nike.com Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 8, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.highsnobiety.com Following the groundwork laid by models before it, adidas Originals’ iconic ZX 5000 blends crucial elements of the ZX series into a brand new lightweight design with a focus on comfort. The sneaker features ultra-lightweight Polypag foam on the upper, reinforced with synthetic suede panels in all of the crucial areas. With the finishing touch of an embossed rubber heel cage, the Spring/Summer 2014 colorways of the adidas Originals ZX 5000 Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 8, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com A perfect complement to their shapely Plumen light bulbs, Plumen introduces their beautiful Drop Top Lamp Shade, the first lamp shade from the British lighting company. The Drop Top is made from mouth-blown glass that is slightly tinted to give you a view of the bulb's unique and sculptural form. The shades come in three colors: Amber, Black, and White and simply slips onto the Drop Cap accessory for easy installation. If you don't already own the Drop Cap, Plumen will also be selling them in a complete package ($150-$160) that includes the shade, bulb, and Drop Cap... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 8, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com Budnitz says if you're going to own one bike for the rest of your life, it should be their new Model No. 3. Now, that's a pretty big statement, but take one look at the components and build quality and you'll see that it's a statement that has a whole lot of merit. First off, the bike has a stiff, double curved down tube made out of titanium that not only makes it strong, but keeps it light at 3.6 lbs. It also has a long wheelbase and big 29-inch wheels for a versatile ride on just about... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 7, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com There's no ignoring this latest release from Everlane. It's summertime and you just can't go without a good linen shirt. Today they're releasing their linen shirt collection and as usual they're so affordable it might be the only thing you'll wear this season. The shirts are crafted from a slim cut 100% linen and is a material that looks great ironed and looks even better wrinkled. Definitely the ultimate summer travel shirt. You'll be cool and comfortable all summer and at $55 a pop you won't break the bank and it won't hurt to buy a handful so... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 7, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com A no-frills kind of sneaker, the adidas Skateboarding Seeley Cup is refreshingly minimal in its design, whilst maintaining the signature comfortability of the Trefoil brand. Its vintage aesthetic is coupled with a durable, shock-absorbing cupsole construction that delivers a cushioned ride. Additional details on this particular model also includes a triora-colored suede upper, gum bottom and black leather accents. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 7, 2014 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com Nike's football program is primed and ready debuting their newest high-performance cleat, the Vapor Ultimate. Taking advantage of Nike's Flyknit tech, the Vapor Ultimate combines that second-skin feel of Flyknit with the Swoosh's plate and traction tech. The specially-engineered one-piece upper keeps the foot locked down while creating a flexible fit that follows the natural motion of the foot to help you move quickly and get right on pace towards the end zone. It also improves traction with special studs and a tri-star traction system that helps you move more confidently, faster, and delivers a zero-slip grip. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 7, 2014 at Cool Recommendations