Products of the Week: Pocket Squares, Restaurant Merch and Air Max 270 Reacts
The 8 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week
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: dashing pocket squares, tees that’ll help support your favorite restaurants and Air Max 270 Reacts in a dazzling colorway.
Everlane The Fatigue Pant
Want the look of a chino but feel a little uptight wearing them while working from home? Everlane has the solution for you: the military-inspired Fatigue Pant, which features more casual patch pockets and a cool cotton-linen blend. Available in khaki, green and navy variants.
The Shinola Duck Watch
Shinola watches are like a teen movie in reverse, proving that it’s not what’s on the inside that counts, but that it’s all about looks, baby! With the new Duck watch, the movement is their quartz Argonite 713. Nothing special, especially starting at $650. On the other hand, this is a huge aesthetic win as far as we’re concerned. It’s built for surfing, but the vintage styling, rubber strap and unexpected colorways (we especially like the black-and-tan and yellow dials) make this a great go-anywhere option — even if “anywhere” is just a walk around the block.
Cocktail Kingdom Bar T-Shirts
What’s your favorite bar doing right now? Hoping you’ll help out so they can start serving drunks like us again. Barware gurus and drinks historians Cocktail Kingdom just released a line of t-shirts that rep individual bars around the country. And all proceeds from the sales go to staff from the individual establishments. So go make yourself a cocktail (note: you can probably find a how-to video from your preferred watering hole or bartender on Instagram) and buy one of these for better days ahead.
The Drake’s For HODINKEE 2020 Pocket Square Collection
It’s been four years since London-based menswear destination Drake’s and New York City-based watch website HODINKEE released a new collaboration, and their latest is somethin’ for your pocket. Just not what you’re thinking. Handcrafted in England entirely from silk twill, the horological-inspired pocket squares are a callback to some of HODINKEE’s OG watch designs. But like all of Drake’s and HODINKEE’s collaborations, once these pocket squares are gone, they’re gone.
If you’ve been looking for a way to support some of your favorite restaurants, t-shirt brand Deer Dana has partnered with five restaurants (a mix of New York and LA institutions) for their restaurant capsule collection, in which 50% off the profits will be shared with each restaurant’s staff fund. The restaurants range from Italian spot Jon & Vinny’s in LA, to The Smile in Lower Manhattan, and feature specific designs representing the cuisine or atmosphere of the restaurant. Even if you’ve never been a patron of the restaurants, the shirt’s are still worth purchasing (and go towards a great cause).
Nike Air Max 270 React SE
Nike’s Air Max 270 React is already cool enough, but the brand managed to up the cool factor with their latest colorway. With warmer weather beckoning, the neon green and electric blue accents are ideal for stepping into summer. And if you’ve always yearned to show off your sock game but could never really quite figure out how, this iteration of the React is outfitted with transparent detailing so your socks won’t go unnoticed.
Story Mfg. Grateful Tee SS
London’s East End label Story Mfg. has a huge focus on sustainability, prioritizing a slow-moving design process, using vegan materials and non-toxic dyes. Combine that with traditional techniques and new technology, you get pieces that are built to last and don’t way on your conscience. And as a “thank you” to customers wanting to support the brand during this time, they’ve created a tee with two adorable kittens hugging the world and a couple reassuring messages to keep us (and them) going.
Persol PO3235S – Casa de Papel
For their latest collaboration, iconic eyewear brand Persol has partnered with the Netflix show La Casa De Papel, or Money Heist, for a limited edition collection inspired by one of the show’s main characters, “The Professor” (or “El Profesor”). If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it follows “The Professor” and his attempt to pull off the biggest heist in history, all by printing billions of euros in the Royal Mint in Spain with the aid of eight other thieves. We won’t spoil what follows, but the resulting collection from Persol is a series of various aviators (from optical to sunglasses) in a range of colors (from black to tortoiseshell) all fit for a criminal mastermind.
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