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.
Do yourself a favor and read Ryan Barr's About page. Life rarely follows a straight path and Ryan's path is no different. Ryan sells beautifully crafted leather goods on his site and his Whipping Post Vintage Messenger Bag ($265) fits that description perfectly. The bag is 100% vegetable tanned leather. It has a padded laptop pouch lined in suede, a back newspaper pouch, an adjustable padded strap, and finally a key lanyard. The bag harkens back to the old postal working bag, but has a leaner more streamlined feel. Great design, great leather, and great hardware, make this bag a must have.
The Quepos Quilted Jacket by Howler Browthers ($155) will keep you nice and warm in these fall and early winter months. The Quepos features an insulted diamond quilted nylon shell, custom BROS zipper, Howler badge patch and drop in hand warmer pockets. It also comes with microfiber inside the chest pocket for cleaning your glasses. The Jacket is available in mint green or miner black.
If you're interested in getting some cool aerial pictures without the worry of flying, then check out the LA100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle by Lehmann Aviation ($1330). The LA100 is a fully autonomous drone. All you have to do is connect the battery and let it go. After about 5 minutes and a predetermined flight pattern the LA100 will return to you. The UAV flies at a height of about 300 feet and comes with everything you need except the GoPro camera. It weights about 2 pounds and has a wing span of roughly 36 inches. Check out this [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id=53551370 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to see the LA100 in action.
The W Motors Lykan Hypersport ($3.4 Million) is the world's first Arabian supercar. W Motors will make only seven of the cars along with their soon to be released Supersport.The Hypersport will come with a flat-six with twin turbos. The engine will reach 750 horses and 737 foot pounds of torque which helps it reach 60 mph in under 2.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 245 mph.Now there are other rides out there that have those specs but cost much less, so what is that makes this car so expensive. Well to justify the price they've lined the interior with diamonds, gold, and platinum and will give owners a Cyrus Klepcys watch the cost about $200,000.
Al Gore, the Buffalo Bills and Susan Lucci became famous for being the runner up, but they bucked the trend as most of those who trail in second disappear into oblivion on the first train to Loserville. Now, finally, we have a book that celebrates the unsung qualities of those who made it to the penultimate rung of the ladder but never quite reached the top. In The First Book Of Seconds ($11) you will find out all about those little known second placers with entries to highlight their still worthy achievements. So who is the second highest hitter of homeruns? What is the world's second most dangerous animal? The answers to these, and many more besides , are all here for you to devour.