Renowned Philadelphia design studio, The Heads of State, have put together an exclusive collection of city-specific t-shirts. Their Pilot & Captain Civic Tees ($32) are made from a soft poly-blend for that comfortable well-worn feel. Current locations included in the collection are New York, Boston, Paris, San Francisco, Washington, Chicago, Kingston, London, Los Angeles, Newark, Mexico City, Philadelphia (my home town), Portland, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zurich. More locations are soon to follow.
Forget about setting your calendars and run over the nike.com website to pick up your pair of NikeLab ACG Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB ($220). These new kicks have just gone on sale and might not last too long. The new Chukkas feature the now very familiar lightweight, breathable knit upper which is covered with a durable, water-repellent to keep your feet dry and comfortable. While the outsole features the all-terrain grip of a special forces boots to take on even the toughest trails. Finally the subdued Black & Anthracite colorway will allow you to wear these with your favorite workout gear or favorite jeans.
Get ready to update your fall wardrobe with the newly release New Balance Made in England 575 ($165). These new kicks are currently available from Hanon and take their colorway from the classIC M576NG. The uppers are made from a breathable mesh based layered with Navy suede panels. The whole kit sits on a beige heel counter, and a white and navy midsole with a black outsole. If you were looking for a lighter color to go with your kahki's you these, also come in a sand palette.
If you're a fly guy or just have a love of aviation history, then this might be the perfect gift for you. The McDonnell F4 Phanton II Ejection Seat ($15K) is an actual front row seat from the McDonnell F-4 Phantom II two-seat twinject fighter. One of the most versatile fights ever built. This rocket ejection seat was made by Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd. The professionally refurbished seat includes authentic touches such as an empty oxygen tank. Each seat also comes with a certificate of authenticity and otherwise is sold as is.
There is nothing worst than getting caught in the rain and ending up with a brown stripe up your back from mud kicked up by your back tire. The Plume ($35), a recoiling mudguard, provides protection when you need it most. And because it's recoiling, it becomes a low profile rolled tube when it's not needed. You can even extend the Plume when you're riding your bike, it's that easy. The Plume is as well designed as it is functional. Made to be hard to steal, it has a stainless-steel spine that wraps around you're bikes seat post. If you have a non-standard oversized post you might be out of luck.
If you want to add a little style and class to your bluetooth audio experience, then you need to check out the Audioengine B2 Bluetooth Speaker ($300). The first thing you'll notice about the B2 is the beautiful hand-built wood cabinet. It not only looks great, but is also acoustically isolated to provide the best sound possible. The extended range custom 2.75" woofers made from Kevlar and the 3/4" tweeters provide a silky smooth sound. The frequency response is respectable coming in at 65Hz-22kHz. This is a portable speaker so don't expect ground thumping bass.