21 Helmets Show

Portland's See See Motor Coffee Co. recently teamed up with Bell Helmets to host their first custom motorcycle helmet show. 21 Helmets was created to combine art and motorcycle safety in more culturally relevant way. The show got 21 historic...

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NHRA Las Vegas Media Experience

The NHRA (National Hot Rod Association), is the governing body for the majority of legal drag racing that takes place here in the US as well as Canada. It was originally founded back in 1951 to get kids off the...

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Bell 60th Anniversary Showcase Recap

Bell Helmets recently celebrated their 60th anniversary with a showcase in New York City. The event gave us a look at Bell's bike and powersports' role in the past and present of action sports while also giving us a glimpse...

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Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Launch Video Recap

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Launch Video Recap

On October 23rd 2012, in an abandoned building in downtown New York over a thousand people gathered to celebrate the most interesting and exciting design collaboration so far. I was one of them and got to witness the launch of the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection and have to say the detail put into the presentation was nothing short of exceptional. The unique event was held across many floors of 5 Beekman Street, a historical building in the city’s financial district. Guests were able to discover the collection in dance performances by noted choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and through specially commissioned art installations, before DJ’s kept the party going into the early hours. Celebrities at the event included Kanye West, Alan Cumming, Helena Christensen, Margareta van den Bosch, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Selma Blair, Doutzen Kroes and many others.

The Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection will be available in selected stores and online on November 15th.

Editor’s Picks | Fashion’s Night Out Events in NYC

Editor's Picks | Fashion's Night Out Events in NYC

Fashion’s Night Out 2012 is here and it’s bigger than ever, folks. We’re talking hundreds of in-store experiences happening throughout New York City. We’ve tried our best to narrow down the list and focus on the most entertaining. Some of the bigger luxury brands are staying low key this time around but the party will literally be at their door step so they won’t be able to hide from the madness, especially in midtown. Note to the claustrophobics: Stay indoors tomorrow night. Seriously. Check out our list below.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Now through Saturday, Audemars Piguet will be running an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of their historic Royal Oak. The Park Avenue armory houses 100 timepieces, many of which have never been unveiled to the public. Expert some amazing modern art to be showcased at the exhibit as well. Dan Holdsworth’s photopraphy of the Vallée de Joux, where Audemars Piguet is based will be on display, alongside artist Davide Quayola’s installations experimenting with photography, geometry, sculpture and audiovisuals; and Sebastian Leon Agneessens’s multi-channel sound installation. Hodinkee shot a pretty solid video of the exhibition pre-launch so there’s a lot to check out in terms of how the space transformed into what you will see if you get a chance to stop in.

Two Inch Cuffs x Nostylgia Stock Event

Two Inch Cuffs x Nostylgia Stock Event

Two Inch Cuffs and Nostylgia are teaming up for a well curated stock event with complimentary refreshments, an in-house tea bar, and 10% off all shop items. The event will also feature the unveiling of the duo’s collaboration piece (a Henley tee) and making it available for purchase with a few being given away at the event as well. Ask Two Inch Cuff’s menswear style guy, Joshua Dicristina about Inwood and the first person will receive a $25 gift card to Nostylgia.

Seize sur Vingt Hosts the American Le Mans Series Teams

Seize sur Vingt Hosts the American Le Mans Series Teams

Earlier this week, custom clothier Seize sur Vingt hosted the American Le Mans Series Teams at their Greene Street boutique in celebration of the Northeast Grand Prix Lime Rock. The folks brought along their cars as well with a full-on takeover of the block. In attendance were Extreme Speed Motorsports, Genoa Racing and 12 year old go-kart champ Santino Ferrucci. A Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari California, Ford GT, Aston Martin DB4 and a white on white 1987 Turbo Esprit Lotus were also brought to the scene.

The folks at Gear Patrol took some amazing shots from the night, some of which you can see below. For the rest head on over to GP for their Photo Essay.

Gear Patrol | Dinner with MB&F + Hodinkee & Friends

Gear Patrol | Dinner with MB&F + Hodinkee & Friends

Last week, I had the opportunity to join my good friends from Hodinkee, Gear Patrol, Forbes and a few other publications as well as a small group of Hodinkee loyalists for a dinner hosted by ‘dinkee and Stephen Hallock of MB&F. On display were ten horological machines from MB&F and were available to touch, feel and try on. We are now in a very small group of individuals that have been given such an opportunity to see these rare pieces in person, let alone ten of them at once. Much thanks to Ben Clymer at Hodinkee and the fine folks at MB&F for making this happen, it was truly an honor.

Mr. Yang of Gear Patrol went to work with his Fuji X100 and took some amazing shots, some of which we’ve highlighted below for your viewing. Enjoy!

HODINKEE x Audemars Piguet SIHH 2011 Trunk Show, NYC

HODINKEE x Audemars Piguet SIHH 2011 Trunk Show, NYC

Last week, HODINKEE and Audemars Piguet hosted an event at the Swiss watchmaker’s New York City boutique on 57th. On display were some of the brand’s finest timepieces, including those unveiled at this year’s SIHH in Geneva just two months ago. The Millenary Minute Repeater in Titanium, which we covered here, was on hand as were several of the brand’s grand complication pieces. It’s not a HODINKEE party without vintage pieces, folks and there were some gems pulls right from the AP museum in Le Brassus, Switzerland.

Levi’s Spring/Summer 2011 Preview

Levi's Spring/Summer 2011 Preview

Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the Spring 2011 preview event for Levi’s. It was held at the Levi’s Photo Workshop on Wooster St., which explains why it was closed to the public for about a week. The collection looks great, with plenty of great additions to the denim lineup as well as a handful of essential, lightweight gear to get you through the spring.

The event was topped off by a musical performance by British rockers, The Duke Spirit, who played a powerful and energetic set for the night’s invited guests. A force unto themselves, led by the take-no-prisoners smolder of singer Liela Moss, The Duke Spirit are a band that hypnotizes with dirty blues, sexy, soulful rock ‘n’ roll + blazing musicianship. They created a perfect atmosphere for the blue-jean-inventing brand’s ‘rough-around-the-edges’ Spring assortment.