Friday, 17 November 2017

Virgil Abloh OFF WHITE Nike Cap.


Following the sell out success of "the ten" Nike OFF WHITE sneakers, which has seen all ten of them being resold for up to thousands, it was kinda inevitable that we will see more pieces from the pair.

This rather low key offering echoes the cotton tote bag given at the Nike OFF WHITE event, black, with the Swoosh, and the legend on all the shoes on the front of the hat.

The first run of 30 has sold out, and initial prices were £25, so Nike pricing, before selling for hundreds on the resale market.  However good news is, keep an eye on Nike and OFF WHITE, as there will be another release.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Louis Vuitton Tambour Table Clock.


Louis Vuitton have taken the now iconic Tambour watches and blown it up large for a desk clock.  The Tambour table clock really looks quite literally like a large tambour watch. So much so that those familiar with the watch and the brand will likely give it a double take. 

A healthy 65mm diameter, this clock has durable stainless steel construction, PVD coating, a mineral glass sphere, black hued dial, the Gaston "V"  on the dial at 12, and a V shaped GMT hand for something extra.

Quartz, and available now, the clock costs £965.



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Fendi Rimowa Classic Flight Cabin Luggage.


In the latest of the series of collaborations which Rimowa have engaged in,  including the powerhouse which Off-White has become, we present a Fendi Rimowa case.  All part of Rimowa's 80th Anniversary celebrations.  

The case use the Rimowa Classic Flight collection as its base, and so we have aluminum, leather handles, and only a single flex divider portion inside.  The sizes of the limited edition is the cabin luggage and hold lugggae, with lots of fun details for the Fendi and Rimowa enthusiast.  

First up the entire aluminum body has acid etched Fendi F's, the handles are ultra luxurious Fendi Cuoio Romano leather, and a Fendi embossed two-tone yellow web belt echoing the classic luggage straps of bygone eras.

The special edition pieces are available from November 27th, from Fendi.




Friday, 10 November 2017

Rado Oscar Zieta Edition.


For a while now Rado have been collaborating with various designers in order to create special edition timepieces known as the "true designers" collection.  With each watch designed by a different architect or industry luminary, and each given a different moniker.  From Polish Architect Oscar Zieta comes the "True Face"

Gently concave in structure, the dial of the True Face consists of a disc of stainless steel that has been polished to achieve a mesmerizing reflective finish.  The reflective properties of the dial are further maximised by the addition of an unexpected detail; The underside of the matt grey hands have been given a rose gold-coloured finish, allowing the hands to be reflected in a different hue.

The technical details of the piece are water resistance to 50m, ceramic case, 40mm size, sapphire crystal glass, and a retail price of £1,760.  Available now.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Chanel Code Coco Wristwatch.



From Chanel comes the "Code Coco" watch.  featuring an unusual swivel clasp which locates itself on the face of the watch itself, this piece is clearly designed to be a bracelet first and timepiece second.  Inspired by the 2.55 quilted bag created by Coco in 1955, the clasp can be positioned vertically or horizontally masking or revealing the time, changing it from purely jewellery, to functional jewellery.

The flexible steel strap has Chanel's iconic quilted motif, now becoming a staple signature of the brand.  The watch is available with a plain steel finish, 52 diamond set, 18-karat white gold version set with 500 diamonds, and all versions feature a single diamond on the dial.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Thom Browne Winter Brogue Boots.


Thom Browne wins again with a souped up version of their brogue boot designed to combat the elements for your early hours miserable weather city adventures.

Featuring pebble grain leather around the sides and up the front, and the high quality construction all Thom Browne boots always feature, these have a nylon padded element up the side of the boot which then turns into the famous Thom Browne tricolor banding.  At the back is the signature grosgrain heel tab, and the tonal black laces bring the shoe together.

Costing £1,100 per pair, these are available now from SSense and other online retailers, as well as Thom Browne stockists while they still last.






Tuesday, 7 November 2017

BAPE Pirate Range Gets It's Own Dedicated Website.


The Bathing Ape Pirate Range is an odd beast.  Specifically designed to be a budget range, it features the BAPE ape head with Pirate imagery, such as eye patches and bandanas, crossbones etc.  This clever little nod to the fact that you can grab it's pieces cheaply, much like a pirate going off robbing, makes the items effectively a "steal".  However, it's never been very successful, with stores in London closing three times in the past 10 years.

Now the range has its own dedicated online store at https://bapepirate.com/.  Online and running now for Japanese customers only, the site will be expanded for worldwide clients if successful.