Earlier this week I got a chance to preview menswear designer Michael Bastian’s new smartwatch at an event hosted by Gilt (where the watch will be exclusively sold). Bastian designed the watch in partnership with Hewlett-Packard and I wrote an article of the details of the watch and the design process for AskMen.com. Read the rest of this entry
This summer I got to visit Vancouver for the first time for the lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon. Since the destination is known for its outdoor and fitness nature, I based what I was going to bring with me on what a savvy athletic traveler should be using on flight.
Headphones – V-Moda
While earbuds are perfect for the outdoors and running, a stylish and functional pair of headphones for the international flight are essential. The V-Moda XS are an on-the-ear style pair of headphones that are foldable for easy packing. Noise-isloating and providing award winning sound, the style is also customizable to your liking. Read the rest of this entry
Frank & Oak has released a 12-piece capsule collection line in anticipation of video game Watch Dogs, a cool looking and highly anticipated hacker multi-online player video game . Taking inspiration from it and the stealth and functionality that you’ll need to have in the game , the collection features a “dark and mysterious near-future aesthetic.” Among the collection, which retails from $32-$115, is a sporty canvas and leather military duffle backpack that I think stands out from the rest for its modern and versatile appeal.
The rest of the collection is pretty cool too, and includes distressed v-neck pocket tees, printed denim shirts, waffle henley, black canvas pant, patterned sweater, and a French terry hoodie with raw and worn details and textures, plus crew neck tees and a baseball cap. See them below and watch the newest trailer for Watch Dogs after:
On a trip last week to the U.S. Virgin Islands’ picturesque St. Croix and The Buccaneer Hotel, I traveled with Burton Snowboard’s Drifter Roller Travel Bag. As I only do carry on when traveling under a week, especially if I have transfers, it proved to be a formidable travel companion.
The dimensions (H: 22 in, W: 13 in, D: 10 in) were perfect for my three flights each way to get to and back from the island. Usually it is just two flights if leaving from the city, but I took flights from White Plains. Super lightweight, the roller without anything weighs 7.7 lb, which is due to the polyester body and use of IXION lightweight skate wheels. The wheels are also easily replaceable if you want to spice up your roller some more, but of course that isn’t needed with the trendy camo option of the Drifter Roller.
World Water Day is an annual event from the UN every March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and conservation. A way to do your part is to upgrade to a glass water bottle everyday over plastic. Drinking out of glass is not only healthier, but can be stylish with the must have glass water bottles from Takeya.
Easy to grasp and carry, the Takeya Classic Glass Bottle is inspired by the iconic American milk bottle, and these durable glass bottles come with a silicone jacket that provides a no-slip grip. An easy-carry loop and a tight twist cap make it the ideal bottle for when you’re on the go. Holds 14 oz, 16 oz (pictured), or 22 oz., and available in black, purple, cobalt blue, green apple and fuschia. For more stylish water bottles, check out my round up for Details.
Kicking off our new Must Have series, Tumi welcomes an upgraded collection to the luxury travel brand. The Alpha 2 line is a collection of 19 products smartly designed for a lighter and spacious journey with each trip taken, and if you’ve owned a piece from the previous Alpha line, you’re in for over 30 upgrades to the design—depending on the style selected. Noticeable upgrades include:
- Tumi’s lightest ballistic nylon, which they introduced 30 years ago are known for.
- Reinforced frames with heavy duty, lightweight stitching and impact resistant corners.
- Newly designed 360° wheels that are recessed into the body of suitcases to provide more stable navigation and a little extra room in the interior.
- Three height options for the lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum handle.
- A durable and stealthy Lever Lock Expansion System, which can securely provide two-stages of expansion—with up to two and a half extra inches of packing space. #winning!
Pictured above is the Extended Trip Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case, selected for its two toned color option (to make an extra statement while traveling) and as it is one of the luggages with all the upgrades. Though if the color choice becomes available for the International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On option, that would be my pick a the must have from the collection. See more of Extended Trip option below: