Products of the Week: Auto-Inspired Furniture, Artsy Booze and Levi’s x The Simpsons
The 15 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 it. Today: Autotype Design reinvents the armchair, America’s favorite TV show links up with America’s favorite jeans, and Compass Box Whiskey gets a Picasso makeover.
Converse x Golf Wang Chuck 70 Python
Snakes…why did it have to be snakes? Tyler, The Creator brainchild Golf Wang is back again with another blow-your-socks-off Converse collaboration — this time, the classic Chuck 70 has been made over in scaly, sequined pink and blue for a dazzling animal print effect, sans animal print. These are the only shoes we will be wearing all summer long, assuming we can get our hands on them.
Oak & Oscar Humboldt GMT
The last time Chicago’s Oak & Oscar released a new watch, it was for the Olympic curling team and only five were made available to the public. Thankfully the Humboldt GMT, a new version of the previous Humboldt 12-HR, is available in significantly larger quantities. With a Swiss-made Sellita SW330-2 GMT movement as well as anti-mag and anti-shock, it’s a super functional wear. But most importantly, it features the brand’s distinctive styling — on a stainless steel bracelet or Horween leather strap — and is currently available at discounted presale pricing.
Hendrick’s Neptunia Gin
Can you capture the essence of the sea in a gin? That’s the goal with this limited-edition release, which is inspired by the rugged Ayrshire coast of southwest Scotland (two miles away from the distillery) and infused with a blend of locally sourced coastal botanicals.
Autotype Design ICON Bronco Chair
The restomod trend is branching into… furniture? We’ve featured a number of drool-worthy builds from Jonathan Ward’s shop ICON 4×4, including updated Ford Broncos, throughout the years, and now he’s teamed up with California furniture outpost One For Victory and Autotype Design to bring us the Bronco Chair. Inspired by the back bench seat in the first-gen Bronco, these chairs are available in five colors and guaranteed to spark joy. We hope there’s more to come from this collaboration.
Levi’s Jeans x The Simpsons Collection
Do you find yourself chronically repeating phrases like “D’oh!” and “Ay Caramba!”? Own a meme page dedicated to every historical incident The Simpsons have predicted? Curious about the merits of wearing graphic tees deep into your forties? Well, have we got a collection for you. Levi’s x The Simpsons features all your favorite characters, splashed across easy Levi’s basics like the Unlined Trucker Jacket and Graphic T-Shirt, with price tags that won’t break the bank. Go wild!
Matador NanoDry Towels
Matador’s line of simple, packable, travel-ready gear welcomes two new NanoDry additions to its growing roster of gear. The Trek and Shower Towels, both made with a quick-drying nanofiber that’s lightweight and absorbent, are designed to accompany you on every adventure thanks to their palm-sized dimensions. Use the compact silicone carry case to separate dry items from the wet towel and latch it to your bag, pack or belt loop via keyring loop for easy carry.
Filson Workshop Utility Tote
Not so much a bag as an heirloom, these super limited-edition tote bags are made from deadstock fabric via Cone Denim’s legendary White Oak plant. The Filson Workshop is a space inside the brand’s Seattle flagship where goods are refurbished and special projects, like these bags, are realized — so even if you miss out on this release, be on the lookout for the label in the future.
Compass Box Experimental Grain Whisky
When is a Scotch not a Scotch? When it’s made in a column still, not a pot still. This peated 100 percent malted barley grain whiskey features “herbal, moss-like, clinging” smoke and notes of fudge, vanilla and honey.
Nomad Base One MagSafe Charger
A cool, minimalist… MagSafe charger? This sleek metal and glass unit can power up any Qi-compatible device up to a 15W charging speed.
A new subscription coffee service from java masters Breville, Beanz aligns your coffee tastes (you take a quiz to help ‘em figure out what you want) with their growing network of specialty roasters. The key here is freshness: Each order is packed and dispatched within hours of roasting.
V-15 Leather Veja x Marni Black
Looking for sneaker that screams “armed and dangerous four year old?” Look no further than sustainable shoe brand Veja’s collaboration with red-hot design house Marni. The V-15 Leather is not only tastefully covered in a scribble motif, but features REACH-compliant leathers and reduced water waste during the tanning process.
Rick Owens x Aesop
When Rick Owens took to Instagram and informed the world that the proverbial dark king of the fashion was officially bedding luxury skincare label Aesop, we were ecstatic, elated, and, as with any Owens endeavor, perhaps a little scared? Regardless, we can’t wait to see what the end result is. Vampire make-up? Selfcare, but skintight? Who can say: details are scant, but with a drop quickly approaching — the collaboration lands March 21 — we’re waiting with baited breath, credit cards at the ready.
El Luchador Tequila
From the founder of 123 Organic Tequila comes four new releases – in some cases, these are relaunches — with some colorful packaging (inspired by Mexico’s masked wrestlers) and some interesting distillation/maturation notes: The agave here all hails from the highlands of Los Altos. The Reposado and Añejo releases were aged in French white oak barrels that once held the wines of Puligny Montrachet. And there’s even an overproof (55% ABV) release, ideal for cocktails.
Flan “Your Biggest Flan”
If we’re the biggest f(l)ans of hype label Flan and their latest “Your Biggest Flan” drop, that makes us… Flan’s Biggest Flan’s ‘Your Biggest Flan’ Flan?” Basically, this hat slaps.
Heaven by Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs’ auxiliary line returns for Spring/Summer 2022, featuring the likes of Yung Lean, Mean Suvari, and of course, the iconic queen Nicki Minaj. Jam packed with Y2K references, hairy knits, NSFW garments and that classic WTF factor Marc is so very good at, dripped out in Heaven feels like the least serious (and most fun) way to re-enter society.
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