If you're looking for a classic Pea Coat this winter, step it up a notch and check out the Nigel Cabourn Mainline Japan Pea Coat ($1760). This design is based on the classic vintage Pea Coat, but has been updated with additional details like big bellow pockets and painted metal buttons. The fabric is made in Japan using a mixture of British wool and two colors of Kemp which keeps the two ply yarn from piling. This would make a great every day coat.
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.
The Canadiano Coffee Maker ($60) is a personalized handcrafted coffee maker that you'll never want to be without. Each coffee maker is carved out of either Cherry, Walnut, or Maple. And each purchase comes with a pound of 100% Fair-Trade Organic coffee from Peru. Using the Canadiano Coffee Maker is simple, just place it on top of your favorite coffee mug, grind 2 table spoons of coffee, pour the coffee in to the maker to cover the metal filter, slowly and evenly pour a cup of boiled water on to the coffee grinds, and wait 2-3 minutes for the coffee to brew and filter through the grinds. That's it! Your cup of morning joe is good to go. Check out a video of the coffee maker in action after the break.(more…)
I love the simplicity of well designed messenger bags. The Intrepid Journeyman Travel Bag ($300) is beautifully designed and made from materials that will last. Made to fit across the body the shoulder straps are padded and fitted to ensure the bag stays firmly in place and conforms to your body. The bag is only 2.5" thick and can carry a 13" laptop your tablet and smartphone plus all of their accessories. You also have slots for notebooks, pens and sunglasses. The leather is fully vegetable tanned, boot and saddle leather. This bag will only get better looking with time.
Offering the modern motorbike rider the personalisation of a fully customised bike without the need for additional maintenance, the Diamond Atelier Urban 21 BMW RnineT comes delivered within 8 weeks. Presented with 0 miles, each bike is made of brand new parts and uses quality components from brands including Motogadget, Magura, ABM and Gilles to name a few. Other features include the Diamond Atelier limited edition CNC valve covers in anodized black, buyers can also choose from a range of bespoke options including the paint job, wheel size or even suspension set up. Enough to make the enthusiastic motorcyclist weak at the knees, these bikes are an investment choice at it's finest.
If you're looking for a pair of retro styled Adidas for the Spring, then you need to check out the Adidas Originals ZX 700 Spring 2014 Collection ($75). They feature the ZX 700 silhouette which has been popular since the 80s. And there is a reason why these kicks are still going strong - there comfortable as all get out. There are two colorways available; a navy & read, and black & yellow. The uppers are made from faux suede and the Midsole includes EVA cushioning.