Trying on jeans in a dressing room is right up there with standard-definition TV sports-watching in terms of things that should’ve been outlawed by now. Doing their part on the pants front is RPMWEST. Using high quality Japanese selvedge denim (a term reserved for denim made on vintage shuttle looms), RPMWEST promises $200-style jeans for $95. What’s more, three pairs will arrive at your door to try on in the comfort of your own pad. Just keep the one that fits best and send the other two back, free of charge.
Style By on Nov 20, 2013
How do you steal the attention from snowboarding star, video game character, and radiant redhead Shaun White? With these Nike LunarENDOR QS snowboard boots. Let’s face it, the only way you’re gonna steal the thunder from this gold medal Olympian is by rocking boots with 30 LEDs inside the Nike swoosh. Of course there’s also Flywire inner lacing and Lunarlon cushioning inside, but everybody knows the only way to grab the spotlight is to shine your own. Oh, also, do you know how to snowboard? That’d help.
Style By on Nov 12, 2013
Wanna train yourself to stop losing or breaking your sunglasses every year? Coat those suckers in pure gold. That oughta do it. Ray-Ban’s classic Aviators are now available in 18k gold for $3,200. Limited to 1,200 pieces worldwide, each pair is packed with the company’s finest lenses, the P3 Plus, as well as Ray-Ban’s top-of-the-line polarized glass lens.
Style By on Nov 6, 2013
Sadly, just like Old Yeller, every pair of jeans must eventually be put down. Instead of getting into some crazy jeans cemetery shenanigans, consider finding a new go-to pair. Lumina, a North-Carolina-based clothing company that makes all its stuff in the USA, has a new option for that coveted role. Versatility and subtle detailing in the stitching and on buttons and rivets make both the Trenton ($108) and Ayden ($148) solid choices for work or play.
Style By on Oct 23, 2013
The conventions of adulthood bring with it a ton of boring crap: meetings; bills; and drinking coffee all of a sudden becomes mandatory. Reclaim a smidgen of your youth with these LEGO watches ($85-$185) and at least keep one part of you connected with your childhood. Yes, these watches are specifically made for adults, both men and women, and feature — in true LEGO style – interchangeable parts. From analog to digital, classic black to hot pink, there’s bound to be something that looks good and tells the world you refuse to grow all the way up.
Style By on Oct 18, 2013
Some things never change. Like the way a pair of fresh new white sneakers make you feel like a high roller; granted, a high roller who is incredibly paranoid about getting that first scuff mark on his new shoes. One thing that has changed over the years — and for the best — is the attention consumers pay to where and how their stuff is made. The Esplar Sneakers from Veja (69 euros) are handcrafted in a Fair Trade-certified factory in Brazil. With a veggie-tanned leather upper, organic canvas liner, suede heel tab and gum soles, you’ll feel like the most socially conscious pimp to ever walk the streets.
Style By on Oct 10, 2013
That Mother Nature can be a cruel wench sometimes, eh? What with her storms, icy temperatures, and way-too-hard hail balls. But Suunto’s new Core Brushed Steel outdoors watch can make that sassy tart bend to your will. Equipped with an altimeter, barometer, compass, temperature gauge, storm alarm, depth meter, and a gloriously rugged new steel case, it just might be the perfect companion for an aimless jaunt through the wilderness in January.
Style By on Sep 20, 2013
One serious chink in the armor of most of smartwatches is battery life. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear? We’re hearing 24 hours. ::shudder:: That’s what makes the forthcoming Qualcomm Toq’s promised time of five days so invigorating. Designed to work with Android smartphones, the Toq will feature a color touch screen that Qualcomm says will clearly display your vital info even in bright sunlight. Plus when those five days are up, charging is done wirelessly by placing the smartwatch on its case. Now let’s wait and see about a price.