Products of the Week: Blue Ray-Bans, Two-Tone Penny Loafers and Tequila From Adam Levine
The 14 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 very blue collection from Ray-Ban, groovy Todd Snyder penny loafers and a tequila partnership with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is a partner with this unique tequila brand, which combines the best of Jalisco and California winemaking. Calirosa’s first two agave expressions, Rosa Blanco and Añejo, are both finished in red wine barrels for 30 days and eighteen months, respectively. Expect floral and fruity notes to shine here.
Traeger Cocktail Mixes
The best summer drinks should pair perfectly with your grilled foods. Ergo, we now have cocktail mixes from a grilling brand that offer smoky and grilled elements to your tipple. There are four releases in this collaboration between Traeger and Williams Sonoma, and we’re particularly looking forward to trying the Grilled Pineapple Margarita and Smoked Berry Bramble.
Anker PowerWave Go 3-in-1 Charging Stand
When you need all your gadgets charged at once, wherever you are, try Anker’s new multi-device charging unit, which is both portable and features a detachable wireless charging unit. When you’re at home, the unit works as a nice-looking charging stand that will keep your phone upright and in view.
Persol x JW Anderson
While you’re likely familiar with Persol’s PO0649 and PO009 silhouettes, JW Anderson’s collaboration with the brand offers a completely new and bold take on the classic sunglasses. Each design is available in four different colorways, the 649s featuring a multi-textured marble pattern and the 0009s arriving in two-toned colorways that contrast vibrant shades of orange and blue, white and neon green. Already strong silhouettes, the new colors and patterns further emboldens the sunglasses, making for pairs that aren’t for the faint of heart but those that aren’t afraid to stand out.
Casio Classic A100WE-1AEF
Casio is reviving the F100, the watch most notably sported by Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley in the first Alien film, as the new A100. The new version of the watch is part of the Japanese company’s Casio Classic collection and strongly resembles the OG with retro color-coded front-facing buttons and is stocked with features like a daily alarm, stopwatch, LED indicator, long battery life and a stainless-steel bracelet. The watch is slated for release in August.
Warby Parker x Entireworld
If there’s one thing Entireworld is a master of, it’s color. The brand’s signature sweatsuits in bold, monochromatic shades of red, pink, yellow and more are not only highly Instagrammable but highly wearable. So it’s only natural that Warby Parker sought out Entireworld to reimagine their Hatcher sunglasses in four new, unexpected colors. Keeping the same ’70s-inspired acetate aviator frames, Entireworld lent the silhouette their signature color treatment, the sunnies now available in a rich oxblood, a near-black navy, jade green and bubblegum pink, the hues only serving to further elevate the already bold shape of the sunglasses.
Miansai Leather Bags
More than just a jewelry brand, Miansai also produces a line of leather dry goods each season, their current collection proving ideal for returning to the office subtly yet in style. Including genuine Italian leather backpacks, duffels, portfolios and cardholders, the sleek and simple accessories are primed to impress your colleagues yet are bound to quickly become staples in your closet for years to come.
BioLite AlpenGlow Series
Tired of traditional camping lanterns that emit a passionless glow, only to run out of battery in minutes? Off-grid energy supplier BioLite is solving that problem with the launch of its multi-color, USB-rechargeable AlpenGlow Lantern. Turn on the classic setting to emit a warm, white light for nighttime cooking and photography, or shake the lantern to activate an internal accelerometer for instant color rotation. Get it with 250 or 500 lumens and enough juice for up to 200 hours of light on a single charge.
Todd Snyder + Alden Two-Tone Penny Loafer
Founded in 1884 by Charles H. Alden, the Alden Shoe Company has been making some of the best shoes — loafers specifically — in the game for over a century. Now for the first time in the brand’s history, Alden has worked exclusively with Todd Snyder to create a two-tone loafer. Available in a light tan suede with tan on the collar/penny and a brown suede with chocolate brown on the collar/penny, the shoes exhibit the American craftsmanship that has made the brand so sought after.
Yeti Fall Color Collection
The beloved brand known for its premium coolers, drinkware and accessories has just dropped three new fall colors: Harvest Red, Highlands Olive and Sharptail Taupe. The limited-edition hues are “inspired by the tastes, sights, and sounds we seek far from civilization,” according to the company, and are available across Yeti’s hard and soft coolers, tumblers, mugs, colsters, backpacks and more.
Timex x Todd Snyder MK1 Bootcamp Watch
The reason to buy the latest collaborative watch from menswear designer Todd Snyder and Timex is not because of the supposed military provenance. As the listing notes, the quartz timepiece is “inspired” by a short-lived model Timex designed for the Marines in the ‘80s — apparently the company’s only watch produced for the U.S. military — but a quick look at that model shows the two look almost nothing alike. The reason to buy this, the latest in a long line of collab watches, is because it’s a handsome piece in its own right, with numerals that follow the curve of the case, a fun olive, black and orange color scheme, and a cool branded fabric strap. It doesn’t need a backstory to stand up.
Ray-Ban True Blue Collection
When you think of Ray-Ban sunglasses, you probably picture some jet-black Wayfarers or Clubmasters with gold accents. Maybe that’s why the brand decided to release the new True Blue collection, to show people that they’re more than Reservoir Dogs. They can be whimsical too! The line features six classic styles with transparent blue frames and/or blue lenses. We, predictably, like the Wayfarers. Cue the Eiffel 65.
Outdoor Voices Amateur Sporting Club Collection
Continuing the athletic brand’s motto of “freeing fitness from performance,” as the new T-shirts read, Outdoor Voices has released the Amateur Sporting Club collection. For men, it includes the aforementioned tees, polos you can sweat in, a hoodie for warming up and cooling down, and a couple pairs of shorts — oh, and also a bunch of pickleball paddles. That’s right, Millennial fave OV is now the unofficial outfitter of the hottest game at the retirement community. Maybe we need to give it another shot.
Tracksmith Track & Field Collection
Inspired by ’80s sports memorabilia, Tracksmith’s new Track & Field collection “celebrates the all-comers spirit of track and field.” The five men’s pieces include a pullover, pair of shorts, tee, longsleeve and sweatshirt — all decked out in colorful, unique illustrations representing the array of track and field talents and personalities.
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