At one time or another everyone wanted to get their hands on the classic BMW 328. A few years back BMW put together the BMW 328 Homage ($TBA) and it's still worth taking a look at. The concept is so light, I might actually be able to lift it. It's an amazing 1700 lbs and the loss of weight comes down to the modern materials used for the chassis, which include carbon fiber and reinforced plastic. The vintage kidney grill was inspired by the cars forerunners and the alloy wheels feature a 1930's styling with hints of modern aesthetics. Hopefully if we pay enough attention, they'll actually release this homage some day.
If there was an iconic silhouette for New Balance it would have to be the 576. The latest New Balance M576NGA - 25th Anniversary Edition - Navy ($145) is the latest re-issue of the classic. Released in the original colorway the new shoe features a sueded pigskin and mesh combination upper in navy, backed with a vintage effect heel counter, all sitting on a grey, white, and navy midsole with C-cap cushion system. These kicks will go with pretty much anything in your closet.
If you make music, then you'll want to consider adding the Korg Minilogue ($500) to your arsenal. The Minilogue is the first polyphonic analog synthesizer with presets at its price point. Polyphonic instruments can play multiple notes at the same time, usually making them much more expensive. The Minilogue features a 16-step poly note and motion sequencer, voice allocation mode with eight modes, delay effect, 200 editable preset locations with 100 preloaded, and an OLED screen with an oscilloscope. With such a great set of features, you also need a beautiful hardware. With this kit your get metal shaft chassis-mounted posts, rubber-coated knobs, a curved aluminum panel, and a Pyinkado wood rear panel.
The new Rick Owens X adidas FW14 Tech Low Top Sneaker ($689) collection expected to deliver between July 15th - August 15th gives you three shoes with a futuristic silhouette, but subdued enough for everyday wear. The shoes feature suede collars, rubber midsoles, and the iconic extended heel. Although these are considered trainers, I'd think twice about wearing these fashion statements to a regular old workout. Sneakerboy will be take pre-orders starting on June 30th. Mark it in your calendars.
The Best Made Company has made us accustomed to dependable, high-quality products, so well made you can use them for years and then pass them down to family members. Their latest product is every EDC lovers dream. The Possibilities Kit | By Best Made ($75) contains a set of basic tools that allow you to do basic everyday tasks, like removing a cap that’s stuck, prying out a stubborn nail, mending a broken shoelace, or even removing a rusted screw. This kit is the perfect companion to help you take care of those daily inconveniences.
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.