Products of the Week: Loafers, Knives and Sexy Air Conditioners
The 12 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week
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Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the world. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of them. Today: A Fred Perry x G. H. Bass Weejun capsule, a limited edition pocket knife and a new direct to consumer AC brand.
Noah Thank You Core Logo Tee
At first glance this looks like Noah’s classic logo tee, but this limited-edition version of their bestseller features a special “Thank You” message on the back — with a cute red heart replacing the ‘O’ in you. 100 percent of proceeds from the tee went to Direct Relief, a nonprofit that works to lend medical resources to those affected by poverty or emergency situations. While the tee has sold out, Noah was able to raise $65,000 for the organization.
Hunter Pro Alox Damast Limited Edition 2020
Constructed from specialist-crafted Damast steel with high-grade Alox scales in a unique copper brown color, the Hunter Pro Alox Damast Limited Edition 2020 is a subtle but stated pocket knife. The blade wraps 125 layers in a unique pyramidal pattern, while the silver-hued Cross&Shield overlay gives it a modern spin.
Men’s Tree Dashers
Allbirds just dropped the Tree Dasher — a carbon-neutral performance shoe made with natural materials The shoe features a signature supportive ZQ Merino wool, natural rubber traction pads for increased stability and a dual-density SweetFoam midsole made with the world’s first carbon negative green EVA.
Meet July — a direct-to-consumer smart AC unit designed to keep your house feeling and looking ice cold. Pick from three styles — solid white, woven grey and ash wood — and July will send an expert to install it right into your window and even recycle your old A/C. You can control the unit from anywhere, schedule it to turn on whenever and command it with your voice. Plus July has 2/3 fewer emissions than most window A/Cs on the market and uses 10 percent less energy, so not only are you keeping cool, so is the planet.
Men’s HOKA x OV Clifton
The HOKA x OV Clifton, if you’re unfamiliar, is an award-winning, light-as-a-feather running shoe packed with marshmallow-like cushioning to make sure your feet stay content while you rack up those miles — and it is now available in sharp-looking Silver. Outdoor Voices launched their version of the Clifton back in April 2018 in collaboration with Hoka One One and has had a difficult time keeping them in stock. We definitely don’t foresee the silver sticking around for long.
Keith Haring Jigsaw Puzzle
Try not to lose your shit while working on this 500-piece black and white puzzle featuring the iconic illustrations of Pop artist Keith Haring. Seriously this looks hard as hell, but makes for a nice piece of art if you can finish it.
1966 Japan 501
You might think all denim is the same, but not every iteration of the fabric is made equal. Japanese selvedge denim, for example, is the creme de la creme, due to its extreme durability (meaning it’ll never risk fraying) and will conform to your body over time, making for a pair of jeans that only you can wear. Now Levi’s is delving into their own Japanese selvedge denim archives for a limited-edition version of their classic 501s. The jean will also feature other classic detailing, like the red tag and back patch and other packaging all in Japanese. The pair marks a return to, and celebration of, the brand’s shrink-to-fit fabrics being manufactured in Japan.
PUMA x THE HUNDREDS Clyde Men’s Sneakers
High school cliques suck, but that doesn’t mean one can’t glean inspiration from them, especially if they’re cliques from the 90s. That’s exactly where Puma and The Hundreds drew inspiration from for their latest collaboration featuring t-shirts, windbreakers, hats and, of course, sneakers, all inspired by the jocks and preps of yesteryear. Even if you considered yourself an outcast during your teenage years, you can now finally be apart of the clique. Just don’t be a dick.
Aukey Omnia Mix 65W Dual-Port PD Charger
For those of us not blessed with an actual “home office,” working from home often means continually shifting one’s setup. Moving from couch to kitchen table to (in the case of at least one InsideHook staffer) child’s bunk bed according to our work rhythms or to get some quiet for a Zoom call, having one’s various electronic doodads charged and at the ready is important. Thus we are thankful for the folks at Aukey for their suite of wall charging blocks that will gas up a smartphone or computer in a fraction of the time of a standard charger, even when you’ve got more than one device plugged in.
Air Jordan 5 Retro
Maybe you’re suffering from MJ overload these days. Or maybe, like us, you’re a 41-year-old who’s trying to figure out if you can pull off this somewhat divisive shoe. We honestly have no idea if you can, but we think you should try anyway.
Concepts X Showtime BILLIONS
Concepts launched their first collaboration with Showtime Networks Inc. on their acclaimed drama Billions on Friday, and it’s already sold out. The collection featured a limited-edition co-branded apparel collection of hoodies and tee’s, adorned with iconic scenes from past Billions episodes. The collaboration will extend through the summer with a limited-edition footwear release, so stay tuned.
Fred Perry x G. H. Bass Weejun Capsule
Heritage shoemaker G.H. bass has collaborated with Fred Perry for a brand new take on the classic Weejun loafer silhouette. The collection features two different loafer styles, each in two different colors — a tasselled loafer in black or Bottle Green and a a penny loafer in Oxblood and navy. The silhouettes also include a thick ridged commando-sole and a tartan lining inspired by Fred Perry’s Harrington jacket.
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