The latest release from Nikon looks to be a new take on their Classic cameras. The beautiful retro styled body pays homage to Nikons old school film cameras. The Nikon Df ($3000) unlike the latest stream of camera releases like Sony's latest Alpha 7 camera, isn't mirrorless, but it does have the latest a greatest in tech. The Df features a full frame, 16 megapixel, 36x23.9mm sensor, an optical glass Pentaprism viewfinder, and a 3.2" LCD. Also keep in mind that the Df is a dedicated still image camera only, there is no video functionality.(more…)
When hundreds of fans of facial hair strutted their fuzz at the World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Anchorage, Alaska, renowned photographer Matthew Rainwaters was on hand to capture the action, The result is, Beard ($10), a collection of portraits that feature the most stylish, the bushiest and the downright strangest beers adorning the faces of men from around the world. The photos are taken in such a raw, stark manner these awesome beards speak for themselves although is a few words alongside them from several of the leading competitors including Steven Ra$pa and his unique creation Prepostero.
The Nike Air force 180s get their name from the exposed 180-volume Air unit in the heel. When they first hit the streets in the '90s the 180s provided more air and more cushion than anything before them. The latest take on these classics, the Nike Air Force 180 (Dark Grey/White/Green Abyss) ($130) add some great styling with the gray colorway, along with a Nubuck leather upper, and a durable foam midsole.
The latest masterpiece from the Taylor Stitch is a collaboration with Mission Workshop. The Taylor Stitch X Mission Workshop Albion Jacket ($240) can take on any conditions you may encounter. It takes the classic over-shirt design and combines it with modern materials that help it stand out and it would look great on anyone. It’s made from a two-way stretch wind shell nylon that’s both water resistant and will dry quickly, and the interior is just as good. It’s lined with a high-quality fleece so you’ll always be warm. It also features metal snaps for a secure hold and features two chest pockets and two single hand pockets.
If you're looking for an all weather waxed cotton jacket, without having to break the bank, then you need to take a serious look at the Taylor Stitch Rover Jacket ($248). The Rover is made from a 6.25 oz. waxed cotton that is both water and wind repellent. On the interior, your body is wrapped in a 10 oz. British cotton moleskin lining. You will also find moleskin on the collar stand, collar, inside the cuffs, and under the pocket flaps. The arms are kept intentionally unlined to give excellent mobility. Additional features include antique brass armpit grommet vents, gusseted snap-closure pockets, and adjustable cuffs with snap closures. The main zipper is a YKK 2-way w/leather pulls. A sure sign of quality. This beautiful jacket is handmade in California.
It's hard to believe the NB 577 silhouette has been around for twenty-five years. The shoe has seen over 130 iterations and its fair share of limited editions. Still made out of the UK based Flimby factory these kicks are truly classics. The New Balance 577 "25th Anniversary" Pack ($TBA) will come in two classic colorways. Each featuring supple suede and breathable mesh, all sitting on the must have Encap cushioned midsole. Stayed tuned to this post for future updates and release dates.