Mark March 27th on your calendar, because STAMPD is about to release an new line of monochrome hats that look awesome. The STAMPD City Hat Collection ($TBA) features the STAMPD logo, and different logos from major world cities including, New York, London, Tokyo, London, Paris and Los Angeles. My only issue is if you're going to be a street wear brand and have hats with major cities on them, how can you leave out Detroit. If they don't already have a Detroit hat they need to add one to the collection.
Discrete design plays with high performance to deliver the Shinola Bookshelf Speakers ($1500). Those seeking classic design with modern features will not find themselves wanting with these bookshelf speakers that slip seamlessly onto any bookcase. They are designed and handcrafted by Alex Rosson and the Shinola audio team. This double set features two American Oak Composite box speakers with simple installation and a design that promises to complement most interior design choices. They deliver 300W at peak power and each speaker has been worked by the team at Shinola to produce exceptional notes not matter your genre choice. While delivering delectable audio through out the entire room.
The Orient FER2400CN0 Bambino ($260) is a vintage styled mechanical watch that features a beautiful cream dial wrapped in roman numeral indices, topped with a domed crystal, and protected by a 40mm stainless steel case. This overall setup offers a water-resistance of about 30 meters. Good enough for a shower and a quick dip. The steel is polished on the top and has a matte brushed finished on the sides. The Orient Caliber 48743 Automatic Movement provides the standard three watch hands and calendar date. This Bambino looks great with the brown leather strap that it comes with, but it would look just as good with a cool nato strap.
People make a mess. Attempting Normal ($18) is about Marc Maron, at one time an angst-filled. parent-scarred, love-starved, drug-dabbling, lcomedian who had a dream of living the simple life with a wife, a home and a sitcom to call his own. Instead, he woke up one morning surrounded by a bunch of feral cats to discover he had been fired by his job on the radio and was financially and emotionally annihilated through a divorce from a woman who he thought he loved. He tried all manner of crazy things to mend his broken heart from Viagra to minor league hoarding. It was when he stripped down to absolutely nothing, however, that he started to find his way back. This is the book of Marc Maron's journey through his mind's wilderness, and a darn good read it is too.
The Sony QX1 Interchangeable Lens Camera ($399) was just announced at IFA and is now available for pre-order from Sony's website. The QX1 allows you to turn your smartphone into a mirrorless APS-C sensor camera. And because it's an ILC you have the freedom to use any E-mount lens. Just attach the body to your camera, connect your favorite lens and you're good to go. Shoot images by looking at your smartphone's LCD screen and then save them on the camera itself or your phones memory card.
We usually like to feature gear that is available for purchase, but we just couldn't pass up on this little gem that was just sold at auction. Used by world record breakers throughout its many years, this Chassis COB 6041 1964 AC Cobra 289 ($SOLD) was upgraded in 1965 by the Team at Rossfeld with a new engine, gearbox and set of brakes. Raced throughout 1965 at Silverstone, Brands Hatch, and Castle Combe, this impressive motor vehicle was modeled to the vintage lover with its seductively smooth lines and iconic '65' race number stickers on the bonnet and side panel. The 6041 has raced throughout Europe as well as regularly appearing at the Goodwood Revival Meeting and Gentlemen Drivers series with great success. A superb example of exquisite vintage motor vehicle design as maintained by RW Racing Services.