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 -

As shown (brown wax)
Available at

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 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 - $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

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.