Friday, December 31, 2010

Allsaints - Sector Boot

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever". - George Orwell


This workwear inspired leather boot with waxed cotton panels looks tough as hell and it's functional enough for whatever comes your way... even if it's built by Cyberdyne Systems.

As shown (Black) - on sale for $125.00 (limited availability)

For more info click here.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Barbour - Ursula jacket

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


This military jacket, inspired by the submarine jacket, is crafted from heavy weight waxed cotton and much like the memories of your travels, it should last a lifetime.

As shown (Muted Tartan) - $379.00 available here.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Belstaff 309 Man Wallet

"Most men, no matter how well or badly dressed, carry overstuffed, beat up wallets that should have been replaced years ago. Why is that? Every time I see a guy take out a wallet anywhere, it looks like a piece of old melted chocolate cake-with strings". - Jonathan Carroll

Belstaff has produced yet another immaculate accessory with this wallet which contains pockets for cards, coins, and notes. Not to mention that it's beautiful as hell.

As shown (Burnt Cuero) - $ 165.00

Available online through Belstaff.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Converse + Schott NYC Chuck Taylor

What do you get when you combine the quintessential American brand for sneakers and motorcycle jackets? One bad ass shoe...

As shown - $200.00

Available here.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Nice Collective - Utility Vest


"For the sword out wears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the coat out wears the pants, till there's nothing left but the vest". — Theodore Morrison
This offering from the San Francisco duo features a removable black hood and textured black faux leather trim at foldover collar. Works great from forests to freeways.
As shown (moss green) - $ 282.00 at ssense.com

Friday, December 24, 2010

CRKT Tao Pen

 Created by award-winning knife designer Allen Elishewitz, this precision-machined writing apparatus also doubles as a defensive instrument. Having lived in the Far East and has practiced martial arts over the past 30 years, in addition to his Marine experience gave Allen the experience and understanding for the need of such an item.
All Tao models use the Fisher® Space Pen ball point cartridge, a pressurized design developed for NASA. It has a tungsten carbide ball point and thixotropic ink which will write in freezing cold, boiling heat, underwater and at any angle—even upside down.

As shown (non-reflective black) - $69.99

View more here.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Victorinox Mahale cardigan

This front zip cardigan from Victorinox features a mobile phone pocket and embroidered eyelets at the underarms for breathability. It's perfect as a layering option or when worn by itself. Unfortunately, it's not available in their signature red...


As shown (Pine Needle) - $179.00

Additional colors available at Bloomingdale's

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Munitio Bullet earphones

Munitio, Latin for defense works/fortification, is a brand based on the notion of standard setting quality, utility, and performance. They truly deliver with these 9mm beauties, marketed as the world's first Tactical Earphone™, which far outmatch the competition. These are the perfect compliment to help you rock out to your Abigail Whistler vampire mix.

As shown (Black) - $179.00

Visit their website for additional color options.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Aether Pinnacle Jacket w/ hood


Started by two LA film producers, the sport enthusiast brand Aether developed from a desire to provide performance-driven clothing with a distinct level of style. This particular model, the Pinnacle Jacket, is wind resistant, water repellent, and blocks UV rays... not to mention it looks incredibly cool. Aesthetically pleasing and perfect for those times you find yourself in a Jason Bourne-type scenario.
As shown (smoke) - $495.00
For additional items from Aether, click here.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mission Workshop Orion Jacket

A slim-fit, performance-oriented, waterproof jacket made for bikers (think Armstrong, not Fonda), with special fabric that responds to varying internal and external climates.  According to the description, the fabric literally breathes to release internal heat as needed.  For more info check out their website here.

As shown (Olive) - $395.00

Sunday, December 5, 2010

M. Shallenberger - bags

Handmade bags/aprons/totes from California. Matt focuses on high quality craftsmanship and the incorporation of salvaged materials into his creations. For more info, check out his Etsy site here.

Camper sling 01 - $120.oo

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Undftd + Converse Poorman Weapon Sneakers

The latest Converse design collaboration with Undftd (Undefeated) bears a military influence yet remains stylish enough for the urban dwellers. These sneakers also come with a helmet bag for storage as well as the multiple reminders instructing us to "Play Dirty". See more images here.

As shown (Charcoal) - $ 138.00

Monday, November 29, 2010

A|X Cotton/Leather Moto Pant


Typically when one thinks of Armani Exchange they conjure mental images of obnoxious graphic tees and manicured eyebrows, but these slim fit pants are about as far as you can get from the white belt crowd. Read more about them here.

As shown (Black) - On sale $69.00


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Schott 28 Inch Fitted Cafe Racer 660

"We wanna be free! We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. We wanna be free to ride". - Heavenly Blues (Peter Fonda) from The Wild Angels.

And to be honest, watching this movie is as close as you'll ever come to being a member of the Hell's Angels. But why not look the part and "carry the tools" so to speak.


Inspired by models from the original Schott archives, this model is a longer and more fitted version of the classic cafe racer motorcycle jacket. To order, visit here.

As shown (Black) - $480.00

Friday, November 19, 2010

Triple Aught Design (TAD)

Spectre Hardshell Jacket

Founded in 1997 by a former US Army member, this company embodies reliability as well as durability. Although the color palette is military themed, it contains a distinct level of style.

As shown (Black) - $399.00

See more items here - TAD

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Billy Reid - Hunting Shirt

It's black, has storage pockets for ammo, and it's meant to be worn untucked... what's not to love about that. Read more about this latest release from Billy Reid here.

As shown (black) - $185.00

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nice Collective - Plaid Flannel Sport Shirt

Although flannel shirts are typically associated with lumberjacks and residents of Seattle in the early 90s, this take from Nice Collective certainly should not be. Mixing the workwear theme with the military-style details they're known for, the guys at N.C. have created a shirt that transitions from functional to fashionable. Available at Barneys, here.
As shown (Oxblood) - $285.00

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Outlier - Soft Core Wool Vest


With a core of merino wool, a wool flannel exterior, and military-grade insulation filler not only will you stay warm (yet breathable), but everyone will also envy all of the great technical terms that have become part of your vocabulary.


This item is currently out of stock, check back for updates here.

Ralph Lauren Redford Boot

"And now one for all the nostalgics out there. A blast from the past all the way back from 2003, that beautiful time when people refused to accept that the future was just around the corner." - from Children of Men


This particular item blends a traditional polo shaft with an outdoorsman-style lower section to create a boot worthy of trekking through Manhattan (pre or post apocalypse). Available at Bergdorf Goodman.

As shown - $750.00

Sunday, October 24, 2010

BED:STU Men's Contact Boot

Bedford Stu, otherwise known as BED:STU, was born from the rough-and-tumble parts of New York. The Contact Boot, among other equally impressive choices, lives up to it's neighborhood roots with durable construction and rugged good looks.



Read more about this rock n roll brand here - bedstu.com.


As shown (brown wax)
$295.85
Available at Endless.com.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bremont MBII watch

The old saying goes, "better late than never, but never late is better". We can't think of a better way to ensure your promptness than the Bremont MBII. Bremont, Winner of Best Emerging British Luxury Brand in 2008, has crafted a beautiful aviation-themed timepiece of exceptional quality with the MBII model. For more info click here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nice Collective - Explorer pant

"Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever."
Cormac McCarthy (The Road)


Well, so are the things you put in your closet. Why not make them worth remembering? As shown (moss) - $280.00. Order from farfetch.com here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

G-Star - Patton II Maker Wash Boots

Whether you're tooling around downtown or prepping for Judgement Day, you might as well do it in style. This distressed leather boot from G-Star allows you to look like a bad ass, even if Kyle Reese isn't your dad. Available at ssense.com - $250.00

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Belstaff - New Cougar Blouson

Most notably worn by James McAvoy in the 2008 film Wanted, this piece is the iconic representation of the classic style from England's premier manufacturer of motorcycle gear.  Oh, and just because you can't curve bullets or joyride with Angelina Jolie doesn't mean you can't look just as stylish.  


Available as shown (forest green), from Belstaff's online store.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Oakley Icon Backpack 3.0

In use for over a decade, the Oakley Icon Backpack 3.0 has simultaneously morphed with updates in technology.  Containing a laptop storage area, as well as holding every other gadget you could possibly own, this bag conveniently stashes all the gear you'll need for covert operations.  The Icon is also available in eleven different colors, or should we say mission specific finishes.  Read more at www.oakley.com.



As shown (sheet metal camo) - $150.00

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Archival Clothing Rucksack


The Archival Clothing Rucksack, crafted in the style of the canoe pack, is a combination of durability and modern style.  Constructed from waxed cotton twill, solid brass hardware, and military-grade webbing, this is the bag that will outlive just about anything you've owned in the past.  Read more about this great product here.
As shown (black) - $240.00

Filson/Levi's - Denim Shooting Shirt

Tabbed as the first functional denim shooting shirt, this piece is constructed with durability in mind. Featuring double-layer sleeves and a shoulder patch, Filson has crafted an item that is both stylish yet rugged. In a similar vein as the Levi's Workwear collaboration with Billy Reid, this item pushes the Southern culture into the fashion market with surprising ease. The shirt is also created exclusively for Levi's & Co. and as always, made in the USA. Priced at 128$ usd, and can be ordered here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spy Optics - HSX sunglasses

According to Spy Optics, the HSX is a hybrid model combining fashion and function and we couldn't agree more.  These are also built from bomb-proof material just in case you find yourself in the midst of an urban combat operation ala Clear and Present Danger.  Read more about the HSX here.


As shown (shiny metal grey-grey) - $ 104.95


Allsaints Roam Boot

What's not to love about work boots crafted from European leather? The Roam Boot by Allsaints ($255) is an homage to the working man that's hand finished to acquire a two-tone effect that is unique to each shoe. Straight out of the box these have an incredible amount of character. See more examples of Allsaints footwear here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Big Rock Forge custom knives

Created using the time honored traditions, the knives are produced with a sense of honoring our forefathers production of items of necessity. In addition to producing numerous hunting and camping knives, Scott Roush also produces a line of kitchen cutlery. This quite possibly could be the best... and last chef's knife you'll ever own. Also inquire about using antlers from a trophy deer into a custom creation. View more examples here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

TSOVET Time Instruments

Inspired by vintage industrial gauges and avionic instrumentation, this Swiss made timepiece is the epitome of function and style. The SVT-AT76 (shown in black/black) has a list of features including aerospace-grade stainless steel, anti-reflective crystal and an italian calf leather strap. Enjoy!

View other pieces from the collection here.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Oakley Factory Pilot Glove


Now utilized by the U.S. military thanks to it's superior design, this all-weather Oakley glove is a must-have for your arsenal of performance gear.  Available in black (shown) or khaki, these are a steal at 70$.  Read more here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Military Scrim Scarf



This item, which has been in use for almost 80 years by the British and Canadian military, works perfectly with modern jacket designs from companies such as Nice Collective or any military-inspired designers. In addition to their availability in a variety of colors, these are relatively inexpensive at about 10-15$ usd. Check out some of the colors here - U.S. Cavalry.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Saddleback Leather Co.


With a 100-year warranty and a compelling back story, what's not to love about this American company. Be sure to take a look at the classic briefcase and messenger bags
(shown). Check out more of their gear here -
Saddleback Leather Co.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I.C.R. vs. Deth Killers of Bushwick

Their creativity knows no limits...

It all started with two rival motorcycle clubs, Innercity Raiders (I.C.R.) & Deth Killers. They were arch-nemeseses since before anyone from Bushwick or even Bed-Stuy was even born. Their brawls were the stuff of legend, and the Brooklyn neighborhood known as Bushwick suffered greatly. But then came the tragedies of 9/11 and suddenly everything changed . . .
On November 1, 2001, immediately following the Yankees miracle comeback in Game 4 of the World Series, recognizing a true miracle, the respective leaders of each clan signed the Hart Street Treaty, effectively ending their bitter battles once and for all. Not only did the Treaty stipulate the end of the bloody turf war that was tearing Bushwick apart, but it contained a special clause, the Coco Lopez Bambino Clause. A clause so special, it called for the creation of a company which would combine and capitalize on the clubs exquisite and deadly senses of style. Styles of dress so sexy they were known to lure Mamasitas, Hoochie Mamas and Rock Goddesses from all 5 boroughs. The Company would become a blend of young versus old, sex versus love, death versus life, and riding really fast bikes versus working.
And so began I.C.R. vs. Deth Killers of Bushwick. so that their clubs, their families, and all of Bushwick, may benefit and prosper for ALL TIME . . .

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Goruck - Military-Grade Gear


Here's a bit more info about a great new company, Goruck.


Special Forces sent me to cities, mountains, jungles, and deserts, by day and night, in every condition imaginable throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. I surrounded myself with the best, a standard I grew to expect, and I trusted my teammates, my instincts, and my equipment. We never knew what we might find, so we always came prepared for anything. Throughout it all we worked hard and played hard, sometimes in that order, and I learned an honest way of life that will always be my core, and the core of my company.
GORUCK brings military-grade gear tough enough for Special Forces to adventure seekers the world over, people who demand a lot from their equipment. Tailored to the needs of the individual, by the individual, for the individual, GORUCK gear is built in the USA, leaving the smallest bootprint possible, and always adhering to the highest standards of functionality, durability, and a unique style.
I offer a Lifetime Guarantee on all GORUCK gear, so play hard.
Wherever you’re going, whatever you’re doing, go ready GORUCK.
go·ruck noun [verb go + verb ruck] ruck is a noun short for rucksack (aka backpack), it’s also a verb: to ruck is to move with a rucksack, and implies action, energy, and purpose.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Billykirk



NO. 134 JOURNAL SKETCHBOOK

Keeping a journal for sketching, notes on places you traveled or as a daily planner is something they rely upon at Billykirk. That is why we created one. They also use the finest sketch books on the market. Made in Oregon, the Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketch Book is the 1st choice among artists. 93# Heavy Weight paper. Acid free/Neutral PH/Archival Quality. 60 - 6" X 9" sheets. Hand-oiled and edged. Hand-stitched with dull nickel silver collar button for closure. One interior slot. 10" X 7." Made in the USA.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bell & Ross



In 1992, a team of designers and specialists of aircraft and space controls joined with a set project: to create watches perfectly suiting a professional use. Their will: to be part of the great Swiss watchmaking tradition while meeting the demands of men facing extreme situation. Nowadays astronauts, pilots, divers or bomb disposal experts use Bell & Ross watches as tools used for their missions.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Victorinox Swiss Army

Victorinox Swiss Army

In 1897 the Original Swiss Army Knife was created in the small village of Ibach, Switzerland. Since that time, Victorinox has become well-known in more than 100 countries for precision, quality, functionality and versatility. This century old heritage has been extended to Swiss Army Watches, which reflect the ingenious design and outstanding durability Victorinox has come to stand for over the years. Uncompromising craftsmanship makes these watches worthy to carry the "cross and shield" emblem that symbolizes the legend of Victorinox and the Swiss Army Brand.

Whether you're going around the corner or around the globe, classically styled Swiss Army watches will make sure that you're equipped for life's adventures. No matter what those adventures might be.