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.

Now Open | Billy Reid Austin Store

Now Open | Billy Reid Austin Store

Tomorrow, Billy Reid will be opening the doors to their first store in Austin, Texas. The store, located at 1122 West 6th, and is the designer’s third store in the Lone Star State. It embodies all things Reid while still taking much influence from the surrounding Old West Austin community. Antique furnishings and rustic wood tables are set against bright white painted walls, with eclectic sculptures from artist Butch Anthony hanging above. More shots below.

Herschel Supply Co. Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Herschel Supply Co. Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Herschel Supply Co. has dropped looks for their Fall 2012 collection. Though the core lineup of styles hasn’t changed, the amount of detail and the infusion of new fabrics and prints throughout really takes the brand to new heights. Some desert camo is seen as well as paisley lining on some of the pieces. Look for the Fall/Winter 2012 collection to be available in the months ahead through select retailers as well as through the Herschel Supply Co. online shop.

Hard Graft | CarryOn Suitcase

Hard Graft | CarryOn Suitcase

Hard Graft has released the CarryOn Suitcase, their latest signature work. The brand’s known for making travel goods made from 100% vegetable tanned Italian leather and finished off with wool felt detailing. Their bespoke signature style comes to fruition through their small team of artisans in Italy who hand craft each piece with the utmost attention to detail. This is the case here as well with their new CarryOn Suitcase. It’s equal parts function and classic design as it’s got a bit of a nostalgic feel to it. Coming in at just the perfect size for short trips, this suitcase comes fully lined in rich British wool. The CarryOn Suitcase can be purchased through Hard Graft.

First Look | Libero Ferrero Balfour Carryall

Libero Ferrero Balfour Carryall for Spring/Summer 2012

Libero Ferrero showcased their latest offerings at this month’s Pitti Uomo in Florence and we’ve been fortunate enough to get some early detailed shots of the goods. The Balfour Carryall is a minimalistic design coming in at the perfect size with all the proper detailings we’d expect from the Lafferty brothers. The shell’s made from authentic Horween leather, contrasted with gold zip closure and features an extra-wide mouth for easy accessibility to a generous interior space which is lined with an antimicrobial and waterproof lining. The internal zipper pocket is padded with signature wool to protect your iPad, laptop or other personal items.

All-in-all, the Balfour is a great looking bag that’s sure to win you over in either black or cognac. It can be had now through Libero Ferrero.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Kibo Sac

From LV comes their Monogram Kibo Sac, which is inspired by historic travel materials and delicately embossed. It's a vintage-inspired rendition to a timeless essential and features natural cowhide leather detailing throughout to complete the look. The Kibo Sac is...

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First Look | Suitsupply Washington D.C. Flagship Store

First Look | Suitsupply Washington D.C. Flagship Store

Suitsupply is getting set to invade the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and we’ve got some first looks at the mock ups. The 5,400 sq./ft. space is in close proximity to the Four Seasons, the Georgetown campus and its surrounding strip of notable retail boutiques. Expect all the fine product you’d find in any of their other fine locations which, for those of you who aren’t familiar, ranges from well-made suiting and shirting to footwear, accessories, and some exceptional outerwear as well. They also offer in-house tailoring by experienced professionals who are able to deliver some pretty quick turnarounds when the situation calls for it.

With a late-July opening in place, the final touches are being put on the gorgeous space as we speak. They’re also making some key hires now so be sure to email Suitsupply for more information on that front.

Now Open | C.P. Company London Flagship Store

C.P. Company Opens London Flagship Store

FGF Industry, the folks that own C.P. Company, have opened their first flagship store. The store stocks C.P. as well as Blauer USA, another brand it owns. It’s located in London’s Soho neighborhood and spans across two floors and 185 square meters. C.P. Company‘s goods are housed on the ground floor, with the overall conception of the space being created from two existing Victorian shops.