HAERFEST ‘Collection F’ for Spring/Summer 2014

HAERFEST has been dishing out minimalist luggage and accessories for quite sometime and what we've always appreciated is their ability to consistently evolve and one-up their previous offerings. The case is no different with the HAERFEST "Collection F" for Spring/Summer...

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Filson x Shinola Bixby Bicycle

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Filson has teamed up with Detroit-based Shinola for the Bixby bicycle. It’s the duo’s interpretation of a 3-speed bicycle for urbanists and commuters alike. This is a purely American-made product with the purpose-built lightweight steel frames and forks being hand-crafted in Wisconsin and full assembly taking place in Detroit.

Painted Filson Green, the Bixby features a double-butted TrueTemper frame with a custom Shinola fork, a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internally-geared hub, and disc brakes, for shifting and braking performance in any weather condition. The stylish bamboo fenders and the special Portland Design Works rear rack with bamboo deck, feature a custom laser-etched Filson logo. The aluminum front rack is built to Shinola’s specs. Filson worked with Shinola on developing custom Tin Cloth bags for the front and rear racks. The front bag easily converts to a handy carry-all for shopping. The rear bags are a clever re-design of classic touring panniers, with a slot for a lap-top computer and quick and easy snaps to attach to the rack.

Now Open | Suitsupply Madison Avenue Store

Now Open | Suitsupply Madison Avenue Store

Suitsupply has opened doors to its second New York City location, this time staking claim in Manhattan’s Madison Avenue shopping district. The detail of the shop was unveiled at last night’s opening party and it’s everything we’ve come to expect from the European brand. Similar to their Broome Street location, the new space at 59th and Madison is perched on the second floor though the view from these glass walls is more inspiring than that of the iconic Soho shop.

In trademark Suitsupply fashion, the new space features a tailoring kiosk front and center, ready to perform alterations on the spot, as well as an expanded made-to-measure program and the full Suitsupply collection, which includes tailoring, knitwear, shoes, and accessories, plus a new, exclusive collaboration with GQ Best New American Designer Baldwin Denim, all unified by Suitsupply interior designer Floor Enneking’s bold use of graphics and color, and innovative, inviting product displays.

The Review | 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....

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Haerfest Collection E | Light and Space

Haerfest Collection E | Light and Space

From Haerfest comes their latest collection, pulling inspiration from DeWain Valentine and the Light and Space Art Movement of the 1960s. Their use of aerospace materials to suggest, manipulate, and conceal light was a driving aspect of the new collection. Reflective gold leathers, translucent ghost PVC panels, and high density canvas to deliver fresh takes on some of Haerfest’s signature pieces. The lineup includes their overnight duffel, shell backpack, two handle clutch, as well as their E18 Book Sleeve.

Submit pre-orders for pieces from the Light and Space collection at Haerfest.

A.P.C. Black Sac De Voyage Bag

A.P.C. Black Sac De Voyage Bag

A.P.C. drops their Black Sac De Voyage carryall, one that’s understated and will work for any trip you have coming up. The treated canvas shell blends effortlessly with the leather detailing. It’s got plenty of space for a few days away but can work well for overnighters or as a gym bag as well. The Black Sac De Voyage bag can be had now directly from A.P.C.

Google Maps for iOS

Google Maps for iOS

Three months after iOS 6 hit the market with a brand new Maps application, an official Google Maps app is now available in the App Store. With this comes a welcomed competitor to the native Maps app as well as a pretty clean aesthetic that matches that of other Google iOS apps. What did we miss the most, you ask? Well, public transportation directions was a huge gap and Google’s filling it quite nicely with this one. We’ll have to see how it performs in NYC. Also, Google Maps for iOS comes with a beta version of Google Maps Navigation, which has voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, and live traffic conditions as well. Signing in with your Google account also lets you sync searches, directions and favorites. Google Maps also has Street View for anyone that missed that.

The new Google Maps app is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch (4th gen) iOS 5.1 and higher, in more than 40 countries and 29 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

GORUCK Kit Bag

GORUCK Kit Bag

GORUCK, known to craft military-grade goods made right here in the states, has released their latest offering inspired by the aviator’s kit bag, the military-issued bag that accompanies all paratroopers on airborne operation. The GORUCK Kit bag is designed with highly water-resistent materials and feature a small internal pocket for easy access to anything compact such as your phone or keys. The external open pocket on the end of the bag allows for easy organization of newspapers, books and mobile devices. This bag is essentially about keeping things very seamless while utilizing top-quality materials and innovative design. The military-spec MOLLE webbing system on the outside allows the new Kit bags to be fitted with field pockets or other accessories, similarly to how soldiers customize their field equipment.

GORUCK delivers the Kit bag in two sizes to fit your specific needs. The smaller—57 liter—CIVVY Kit Bag is a great all-purpose bag that’s perfect for everything from a trip to the gym or a weekend getaway, while the larger—84 liter—MIL Kit Bag is ideal for longer excursions or deployments that require more packing space. The CIVVY Kit Bag comes in both black and sand colors, while the MIL Kit Bag is available in black, sand and multi-cam.