Collaborations between iconic brands, J. Crew and New Balance, are nothing new, but their latest release hiTs the perfect note this season. The J.Crew X New Balance 998 Concrete Jungle ($TBA) are being manufactured in NB's Maine factory and will be made available on September 13th to just three locations: J.Crew Men's Liquor Store in NYC, Copley Place in Boston and Lan Street in Hong Kong. The 'Concrete Jungle' will go into global release on September 17th.
If you've been eyeing that J. Crew Hoodie, now is the time to jump on it. The J. Crew Factory Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie ($30) is now on sale for over half-off at just $30 bucks. This hoodie is made from a cotton/poly blend and features ribbed trim at the pocket, cuffs and hem. These areas also stand out with colors darker than the rest of the hoodie. Because of the great price, all sales are final, so make sure you have the right size before you order.
It's always a win-win when you can get both good looks and functionality in a single package. The All Black EDC Kit By Cool Material ($69) has both in spades. The all black kit with brass accent features five tools to meet your everyday carry needs. It features a nano cache short which is an airtight water-resistant container, a key knife, a shard keychain tool that features a pry bar, flathead driver, wire stripper, and bottle opener, an 80 lumen Inova XS flashlight, and an R-10 keyring. Basically the perfect EDC kit.
Taking kayaking to the next level for the avid sportsman, the Driftsun Transparent Kayak ($1600) offers a unique experience to those willing to invest. This unique canoe has a transparent hull which blurs the lines between scuba diving and kayaking. The Driftsun Kayak features a hull made from UV resistant polycarbonate, adjustable and removable seats, a frame made from anodized aluminum, and a rear tracking skeg. It comes fully assembled and can fit up to two passengers. Peak below into the deep blue and fully appreciate the true beauty of natural lakes, rivers, and oceans with this unique and innovative model.
This classic Michael Cimino movie looks at war from a different angle; how people in a small industrial town are affected by what is going on thousands of miles away in Vietnam. The Deer Hunter ($13) stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Cazale and is an outstanding portrayal of the horrors of war for those at home and for those who return home damaged and unable to cope their everyday lives. The younger generation for whom the Vietnam War is something they learn about in history should watch the deer hunter, and so should everyone else for that matter.
Samsung has just released the Samsung NX500 Camera ($700) which lets you capture 4K video directly to SD card. The NX500 features a nicely sized 28.2 megapixel, APS-C, BSI CMOS sensor. The sensor is able to capture stunning 4k/UHD video at up to 9 frames per second. Additional features include a high-performance autofocus system, that allows you to capture fast moving objects with speed and precision. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, for easy sharing and photo uploads. And an interchangeable lens design - you have access to all of the available Samsung NX lenses. All of these options make the Samsung NX500 the ideal choice for casual photographers and enthusiasts alike.