Official | BMW All-Electric i3

BMW has officially taken the covers off the all-electric i3, the first of the German automaker’s i family of vehicles. The i3 blends sustainable design while using cutting-edge materials like Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics to lighten the build while creating a streamlined exterior for improved aerodynamic efficiency. The i3 features a 170 horsepower electric powertrain that goes from 0-60 mph in 7 seconds. Full charge time takes roughly three hours with a range of 80 to 100 miles coming from a single charge. The i3 with Range Extender is also due to be released, which introduces a two-cylinder gas engine to double the driving range.

With a pricetag starting at about $41,000, look for the waiting lists to grow rather quickly.


Frank Clegg Aiden Duffel

Frank Clegg is a Massachusetts-based designer and craftsman of men’s and women’s leather goods. He’s been around for over four decades and has built a name for himself by consistently delivering pieces that are well-designed, flawlessly crafted and simply timeless. Frank and his family recently gave us the opportunity to review a bag of our choosing and we immediately jumped at the Aiden duffel. It’s the perfect bag for my lifestyle as I take frequent 2-3 day trips.

Each and every detail on a Frank Clegg bag or accessory has a purpose. This is no different with the Aiden. The extended RiRi zipper on both sides lets you pack with ease while the shoulder strap, as well-crafted as it is, can be removed to make full use of the handles. It’s so minimalistic but with a contemporary flair that we really appreciate. So, where did the inspiration for this bag originate? Well, the Aiden’s named after Frank’s father who was a part of the Frank Clegg workforce for nearly thirty years. With a such a powerful dedication, you are guaranteed an impeccable product.

All Frank Clegg Leatherworks products are made in Frank’s Fall River, Massachusetts, workshop by his team of skilled artisans. Everyone that works with Frank shares the passion that he does for making top-quality leather goods. Every piece is made by hand and with care. His sons have joined the Frank Clegg Leatherworks team after college so we are excited to see his legacy continue on for generations to come.

The Aiden Duffel is available in a range of colors from brown or black to a dark green or red. Each Aiden duffel bag is fitted with brass hardware and a double leather bottom. Shop the Aiden and other fine leather goods through Frank Clegg Leatherworks.


Jay Z’s ‘Picasso Baby: A Performa

Jay Z's 'Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film'

Jay Z has released “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film.” Directed by Mark Romanek, the video is a new spin on the music video and brought the performance of “Picasso Baby” from Jay’s Magna Carta Holy Grail into a more intimate setting: an art gallery. The result is beyond anything we’ve seen in the industry, even from Jay Z himself.

The video was shot at New York City’s Pace Gallery last month, as Jay Z invited spectators and viewers in for a unique experience as he interacted with fans, other artists, and art enthusiasts while the Timbaland-produced instrumental played in the background. The list of cameos is long with Marina Abramovic, Wale, Judd Apatow, George Condo, Rosie Perez, Taraji P. Henson, and others leading the charge.


The Thursday Cocktail Recipe

The Williamsburg

.5 oz of your favorite Brandy
1.0 oz of Cathead Pecan Vodka
0.25 Luxardo
3 drops of each Lemon / Lime Juice
.5 oz Fever Tree Bitter Lemon
2 dash Orange Flower Essence
garnish with orange peel


The Panerai PAM 510 Luminor Marina 8 Days With Caliber P.5000

Panerai and “in-house” don’t always go hand in hand.  While on a consumer level, the in-house jobs are absolutely the more interesting watches from a watch guy’s perspective, it is the PAM’s using OTHER movements that get collectors going.  Starting with the Rolex-made watches of the 30s and 40s, to the Angelus powered divers of the 50s, and 60s, all the way up to the killer redux Pam 21 using a vintage Rolex movement (which will likely run you over 200k today) to the Pam 203 using a vintage Angelus movement (which will cost you around 100k these days), and just a few years back, the PAM Radiomir 1940 using a Minerva movement.  But, these are special watches - quite rare and often even more expensive.  So, while many modern classics of Panerai use Unitas-based movements, we, and I think the world at large, looks to PAM for collection of fully in-house movements.  They've already shown us a few, and now we have another one, complete with an 8-day power reserve and at a great price.


Tech Tuesday


LG just announced the newest king of the Android smartphones (not for long we imagine), the LG G2. The G2 is the first to use the long awaited Snapdragon 800 processor, a quad-core 2.26GHz processor to be exact. That beast is at the core of an impressive set of features including a 5.2" 423ppi 1080p screen, 16GB or 32GBs of storage, 2GBs of RAM, 13MP camera, and a massive 3,000mAh battery for a full day of use. LG



Paul Smith Spectacles re-launches the PS-294, a favorite of Sir Paul Smith himself and a frame he wears regularly. The limited edition style is being released in four new colorways including our favorite, the graphite cobalt tortoise combo pictured above. $380, Paul Smith






Porsche is celebrating their 5 million likes on Facebook with a special edition 911 Carrera 4S. Don't worry, its not a obnoxious blue car with with a huge thumbs up on it. The company looked to their Porsche Exclusive division to create the special one-off that features an aqua blue metallic paint job, white 20" wheels, Aerokit Cup front spolier lip and rear spoiler, and a PowerKit that increases the engine output to 430 hp. Porsche




Apolis and Sonoma's acclaimed Scribe Winery have the perfect market bag for all the wine connoisseurs out there. Their Wine Tote is made from the same locally-produced Bangladeshi Golden Jute Fiber as their popular market bags and his room for all your market hauls, but most importantly, two dedicated pockets for your red or white of choice. $88, Apolis