Great Shoes From Tom Ford, If You Can Af-‘Ford’ Them

If you’re rich and you know it, clap your hands. *clap clap* Or stomp your feet. In these new Tom Ford sneakers ($700). His new 2014 Fall/Winter collection showcases a collection of Adidas Stan Smith-esque leather trainers that work at the office or in the clubs. Tom Ford keeps it classy with velvet inside and a clean exterior look. These will come in low-tops and high-tops.

A Traditional Looking Watch With Modern Smartwatch Functions

People love the all the functions of smartwatches, but most of the designs out there need work. A few companies are working on upping the style quotient, but so many end up looking like a smartphone wrapped around one’s wrist. Designer Gabor Balogh reimagines the smartwatch as something more traditional looking, i.e. a normal looking old school watch.

You’d have the classic watchface, but all the parts would get swapped out with smartwatch functions. A pushable bezel for navigation, smartphone functions launched by pressing the crown and pusher, a watchface displaying critical data when paired with a smartphone. And all this without the typical bulky bodies out there. Right now, it’s just a concept, so if anyone wants to put this up on Kickstarter, you’d make bank.

Common Projects 2014 Spring/Summer Collection

Common Projects always come out with great looking shoes. In this newest collection, you’ll see their low-tops in suede and leather, while their chukkas don’t disappoint. They’re not cheap, but well worth the investment.

Jordan Future Black/Infrared Release

Michael Jordan and Nike made bank on Air Jordans. Read up on the guerilla marketing-esque way Air Jordans started. Now, Jordan takes it into the future with the Jordan Future Black/Infrared colorway. Its well-known black/red colors meet up with woven top uppers made with 3M threads. They’ll be released March 1st.

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This Spring’s Beach Parties Demand Some Gucci White Sneakers

“I mean listen, we talkin’ bout laces. Not a game, not a game, not a game. We talkin’ bout laces. Not a game, not a, not a, not the game that I go out there and die for, and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game. We talkin’ bout laces, man. I mean how silly is that? We talkin’ bout laces.”

That’s how Allen Iverson would address these Gucci White Slip-On Sneakers ($495). Lace-free and distraction-free. Just shove that giant hoof inside and understand what $495 of blue snakeskin feels like. I imagine it feels like warm butter on your feet.

Back To The Future ‘Power Laces’ Due In 2015

Fans of Back to the Future II don’t soil yourself. Nike will be releasing shoes with power laces sometime in 2015, just like the ones Marty McFly wore in the movie. Designer Tinker Hatfield (very cool name) was at the Jordan Brand’s Flight lab space in New Orleans where he was asked about power laces. “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!” Hatfield exclaimed. And so the wait begins.

Never Lose A Sale Whipping Out This Business Card Holder

Business. It’s all about power and intimidation. That’s what I’ve learned in business, i.e. watching Goodfellas and The Godfather. What better way to gain the upper hand with your client than with the American Psycho Business Card Holder ($25). Coolly remove this from your breast pocket, take a card out and say, “Let’s work something out”.

Make sure the other guy sees both the “Patrick Bateman” engraved front and the picture of American Psycho in the corner. “But I thought your name was Jeff Sanderson?” “Uhh…do we have a deal or not?”

Pony Up About $1M And Buy Babe Ruth’s 1923 World Series Watch

Spring training’s just around the corner. Time to whet the appetite for America’s pastime. Gaze upon Babe Ruth’s 1923 New York Yankees World Championship Watch. It’s not a replica, it’s the real deal and it’s up for auction. How much? Bids are at $240,000 right now, though experts project the final bid to be around $750,000. Whoever buys this will get so much history.

The Babe held onto this watch for most his life, but then he struggled with terminal cancer. At that point, he asked one of his closest friends, Charlie Schwefel, if he wanted anything from the Babe’s collection. Like Gollum gazing upon the ring, Schwefel probably pointed to this watch with eyes wide open and said “that”.

And so the Babe gave Schwefel this 14k gold watch. The case features an artfully engraved scene of a pitcher, hitter and catcher, with a ball sailing through the air. It passed through a few hands before resting in a private collection. Maybe it’ll end up in your own collection soon.