Wednesday

THOM BROWNE TB 800

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Thom Browne's latest aviators continue the suitmaker's taste for refined classics with their TB 800 frame. This particular model caught our attention with its gold frame that's encircled in navy blue acetate that's matched with white earhooks and an elongated brow bridge that really sets itself apart from your usual aviator designs.

Tuesday

TAG HEUER MERIDIIST INFINITE

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Sure, the new TAG Heuer Meridiist Infinite has a got a Sapphire screen, grade 5 titanium enclosure, and carbon fiber inserts, but those things are nowhere near as amazing as its killer feature: solar charging. Under the the sapphire display lies invisible photovoltaic cells that can charge the phone while in standby via natural or artificial light, a feature they're claiming to be the first "Perpetual Power Reserve" for a phone.

Monday

TOM FORD BUCKLEY DUFFEL

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Tom Ford has finally opened his e-commerce store and while none of the clothes are available (yet), the shop is launching with a wide selection of his eyewear, bags, accessories, grooming and shoe collections. Among the wallet-burning options is the Buckley Duffel (above - $4540) in this grainy green cowhide leather, an perfect duffel bag in a beautiful color that's sure to last a lifetime.

Sunday

The Sunday Drive...DAVID BROWN SPEEDBACK GT

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With a name like David Brown (no relation to Sir David Brown or Aston Martin), it's only right that you jump into the coachbuilding business to build fine automobiles. Today, Mr. Brown launches his new company badged with his very namesake, David Brown Automotive. A modern take on the classic British Grand Tourer, the Speedback GT is the result of over 18 months of work from their in-house design team led by Alan Mobberley, former chief designer at Land Rover. Under the sculpted aluminum hood is a 510 hp 5.0L V8 Jaguar engine that'll get the car from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, not too slow nor too fast, but just the right amount of power you want in a proper GT. The car also plays host to a number of unique details including a split tailgate that has a fold-out picnic seat for those times you want to pull to the side of the road and enjoy the coastline views from one of the best seats in the house.

Saturday

Chinon Bellami HD-1 Super 8 Video Camera


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From Japanese camera manufacturer Chinon has unveiled the Bellami HD-1 Digital Super 8mm Cine Camera. It features a retro die-cast body that integrates a large viewfinder, removable trigger handle and a D-mount for interchanging different modern and classic 8mm lenses. The HD-1 is actually pretty small in size and delivers a 2.1 megapixel sensor as well as the ability to shoot 30, 15, and 10 frames per second, with shutter speeds of up to 1/1000 per second.

Friday

ROLEX GMT-MASTER II WHITE GOLD

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Rolex's blue and red "Pepsi" bezel is back in a big way for 2014 as the watch company announces a brand new GMT-Master II in White Gold. This year's version of the iconic travel watch features a 40mm case in white gold with a red and blue bidirectional 24-hour ceramic Cerachrom bezel, and Rolex's own in-house calibre 3186 movement.

Thursday

The Thursday Cocktail Recipe

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Slow & Low
1 oz Slow & Low Rye Bourbon 
0.5 oz Aalborg Akvavit
0.5 oz Benedictine
0.5 oz lemon juice
2 dashes Hella Bitters Wormwood
0.75 strawberry rhubarb syrup


Wednesday

JONATHAN SAUNDERS FOR SMYTHSON S/S '14

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Jonathan Saunders joins Smythson once again for his second collection with the luxury leather goods brand. His Spring/Summer '14 collection updates the Grosvenor collection with splashes of colorblocked panels in their briefcase and folio pieces.

Tuesday

BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA ASH CANDLES

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Baxter of California releases its third candle collection, the Ash Series. From its beaches to its mountains, the series is inspired by the California outdoors and is expressed in three candle scents: Sweet Ash, Smoke Ash, and Wood Ash, and feature notes of cedar, pine, sandalwood, cade and smoky ash.

Monday

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at 46

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died earlier today in his West Village apartment. The Academy Award winner was apparently found by a friend on the bathroom floor around 11:30 am after he could not be reached and his friend grew concerned. An official told the NYT that a syringe was found in the actor’s arm at the scene as well as an envelope of heroin by his side. Hoffman has battled drug abuse in his early twenties and was clean for 23 years before relapsing and undergoing drug detox treatment mid-2013 for substances including heroin.

PSH will be best remembered for his string of outstanding performances in films like “The Master,” “Doubt,” and “Charlie Wilson’s War”. His work in 2005′s “Capote” landed him an Oscar for Best Actor. Hoffman will appear in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ which is set to hit theaters in November of this year and is currently in post-production.
(via Por Homme)


Sunday

The Sunday Drive…2015 BMW 4 SERIES GRAN COUPE





BMW has unveieled the 4 Series Gran Coupe, a welcomed addition to one of the company’s newest model ranges. It blends the sleek and sporty look of the 4 series Coupe with the functionality that comes from have four doors and a spacious, flexible luggage compartment. The 4 Series GC has instantly become one of our favorite vehicles in BMW’s lineup. The conceptual inspiration for the 4 Series GC comes from the 6 Series Gran Coupe and adds to the perfect balance of the body design and the sleek appearance of this car. It’s constructed with the same length, width, wheelbase and track as the two-door version, while the roofline of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is 4.4 inches longer and slopes gently to the rear of the vehicle. The silhouette is half an inch higher to offer more headroom and comfort for rear-seat passengers, and contributing to increased headroom at all seats and the overall feeling of interior spaciousness.

Under the hood, the 428i Gran Coupe will feature BMW’s 240hp TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder while the 435i Gran Coupe will be powered by the 300hp TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline six. The 428i xDrive Gran Coupe will also be available at launch with BMW’s all-wheel drive system. All versions are mated with the German automaker’s 8-speed sport automatic transmission.


Saturday

WARBY PARKER SPRING '14

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Warby Parker's first seasonal collection for 2014 adds five new shapes and a great new set of color options. A couple of our favorites to look out for are the Kimball (above) with its vintage shape and "Marzipan Tortoise" acetate and the Lowry sunglasses, a large wayfarer-like frame that comes in a beautiful "Green Citrine" colorway.

Friday

PARABELLUM PRIX ST. GEORGE SADDLE

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Parabellum always delivers impressive pieces, but this time they've really outdone themselves. The LA-based brand is releasing a museum-grade dressage hybrid saddle crafted by Andy Smith Saddlery and perfectly contrasts vegetable-tanned leather with Parabellum's signature Bison leather and their military-grade ceramic buckles which can be used to attach bags and accessories.

Thursday

The Thursday Coktail Recipe



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The English Breakfast

1.0 oz Brokers Gin
0.5 oz Pimms no.1
.25 oz Fresh Orange Juice
.25 from half of a Lemon
1 dash Regans Bitters
fill with Tonic

Wednesday

FILSON COLOR BLOCK BAGS

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Filson adds a new twist to its twill travel bags with a new color block option this season. A bold splash of blaze orange is a nod to their outodoor heritage and adds a nice touch of contrast to the 22oz tan Rugged Twill colorway.

HUDSALVE

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Best Made just stocked what they call the "Swiss Army Knife" of lip balms, a Danish concoction designed for their military, but also a favorite of outdoorsmen. Hudslave is great for lips, feet, hands, and elbows, with some even using it to grease weapons and fight mosquitos.

Tuesday

KAUFMANN MERCANTILE LEATHER TOOL BOX

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Crafted by Andrew McAteer exclusively for Kaufmann Mercantile, their leather tool box is just one of those pieces you will have forever. Finished and waxed by hand, the box is shaped and secured by solid brass rivets and two brass fasteners keeps all your gear neat and locked down.

Sunday

The Sunday Ride : 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHELBY COBRA 289 FIA

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Shelby American marks the 50th Anniversary of the FIA Cobra with a new limited edition Shelby Cobra 289 FIA. Limited to 50 cars, anniversary edition will be painted in Viking Blue with Arctic White FIA stripes and roundels and will come with special edition billet badges, 15" alloy powdercoated wheels, a black leather interior, and your choice of a fiberglass ($94,995) or aluminum body ($159,995), both prices are without engine and transmission.

Saturday

THE EVOLUTION OF MOYNAT’S TRUNKS FROM THE 1880S

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Moynat give us a look at the evolution of their heritage trunks that date back to the 1880s. They were made for the back of carriages, sedans and limos, as well as to carry toiletries, housewares, clothes and even hats. All made of premium handcrafted canvas or cowhide, the trunks feature Moynat’s patented bracket-lever locks that add rich details to each piece. The mostly 1920s items range all the way up to 2012, with their latest bicycle basket. See them all in detail here

Friday

AUDEMARS ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE 42MM COLLECTION

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Audemars Piguet isn't one to mess with a perfectly good formula. Their new 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Collection is a prime example of this. The watches comes in six colors in everything from steel to pink gold and are ultra-refined with black ceramic hardware, a M├ęga Tapisserie' pattern dial, AP's automatic Calibre 3126, and strap combinations in rubber, leather, or metal in the stunning pink gold model.

Thursday

The Thursday Cocktail Recipe

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1.5 oz Finlandia Vodka
2 barspoons of Homemade Ginger Syrup
1 Dash of Peychauds Bitters
1 Dash of Agnostura Bitters
Small grind of Black Pepper
Squeeze half Fresh Lime 
Fill with Ruby Red Grapefruit

Wednesday

OLIVER PEOPLES JAPAN S/S '14

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Oliver Peoples Japan proves again the Japanese always get the good stuff. The latest styles from the S/S '14 collection are some of the best we've seen yet from the brand with a focus on slim silhouettes, carefully detailed metals, and rounder frame designs.

Tuesday

A VIEW OF NEW YORK THROUGH SONY’S DSC-QX100 SMARTPHONE LENS CAMERA

A View of New York Through Sonys DSC QX100 Smartphone Lens Camera

The folks at Sony sent over their wireless, smartphone-attachable lens camera, the DSC-QX100 for a test drive. The QX100, as you can imagine, is a simple cylinder body with a built-in clip to attach to your phone. Inside the lens body is a 20-megapixel, one-inch sensor that shoots 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9 using Carl Zeiss glass.  While the Sony DSC-QX100 has no LCD,  it does feature a  shutter button and a zoom lever for dialing in the best shot.

The QX100 lens camera shoots wirelessly to your iOS or Android device via a private WiFi connection. An NFC-enabled phone can connect by simply holding the camera to the device. Those interested in more traditional forms of storage will appreciate the built-in MicroSD slot for saving photos.

The magic of the Sony QX100 lens comes with the wireless connectivity and use of Sony’s PlayMemories software that allows you control the camera while mounted to your smartphone. Use it to set white balance as well as various modes of picture taking. This, in essence, becomes your LCD screen to frame photos.

Those looking for the power of a camera similar to Sony’s RX100 digital point and shoot will appreciate the ease of use of the Sony QX100 lens. It is small and light enough to carry around easily while providing you with excellent photo quality from your smartphone.

We share these untouched, unedited photographs shot throughout New York City with the Sony DSC-QX100. Available now for $500.

Monday

COMADOR CIGARS

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Jay Z's adds another line to his ever growing resume with his latest venture, Cigars. Comador is a luxury cigar line created in partnership with one of the biggest names in the industry, Cohiba Red Dot. Comador will be sold in three editions: The limited edition, mahogany-lined Comador Humidor ($999) which contains 21 cigars, a travel humidor with 7 cigars ($350), and the 7-cigar Comador Robusto Box ($210). The Dominican cigars will be available at Club Macanudo, select Barney's locations, and the 40/40 club in New York City.

Sunday

The Sunday Drive 2015 BMW M3 and M4





Though we’re expecting the 2015 BMW M3 and M4′s to get officially unveiled at next month’s Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), the German automaker couldn’t wait any longer and have dropped some official shots of the sedan as well as the coupe. The latest M vehicles based on their F80 / F82 brethren. Expect a beefed up but with all the high-performance parts we’ve come to expect from BMW’s M Division. Some of the visual enhancements include a more aggressive hood, M3/4-branded strakes on each front fender, split-five-spoke 19-inch wheels, and carbon-ceramic brakes. Both beauties come with a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine that dishes out 425 horsepower and 406 lb/ft torque. Both are mated to either a six-speed manual or BMW’s Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT), clocking a 3.9-second 0-60 mph time. The interior’s fitted with a new, slimmer steering wheel when compared to its predecessor as well as optional carbon fiber trim, side and top-view cameras, and LED lighting.

Saturday

CALIBRE DE CARTIER DIVER

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Cartier isn't exactly top-of-mind when it comes to sport watches. Next year Cartier hopes to change that with a serious diver from their Calibre de Cartier collection. The watch is rated to 1000ft and features a unidirectional DLC-coated bezel, a 42mm case in steel or gold, and Cartier's in-house 1904-PS MC automatic movement.

$6,000-$8,250, (via Perpetuelle)

Friday

SHINOLA WRIGHT BROTHERS RUNWELL BICYCLE

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Shinola is honoring the Wright Brothers for one of its first pieces in their new Great Americans series. The American-made, jet-black bike frame is limited to 25 examples and is accented with bamboo fenders, headlamp, F. Gimondi crankset, and Shimano components throughout the bike.

Thursday

The Thursday Cocktail Recipe


The Xmas Party

1.5 oz. Oronoco® Rum
1 tbsp(s) Grand Marnier®
1 twist(s) cranberry juice
1 twist(s)lime juice
1  lime twist(s)

Wednesday

BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA X BISON STRAIGHT RAZOR STROP

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Baxter of California and Bison team up to produce a Razor Strop for those of you who subscribe to the old school way of shaving. Available in navy or black, the strop is made of Horween Russet leather, a heavy duty horsehide to keep your blade in tip-top shape. Its also matched with a cotton-linen canvas for removing moisture after shaving.

$125, Baxter of California

Tuesday

DENTS HARRIS TWEED GLOVES

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Dents put together quite the recipe of materials to craft their winter glove. The company is definitely world class when it comes to making gloves, they've been doing it since 1777 and since then the gloves have been hand made in the same facility they started in ever since. This particular style caught our eye with its Harris Tweed backing, deer skin palms, and cashmere lining. It also comes in black/grey if "Tobacco" isn't your thing.