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The 13 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 speaker from a former Apple designer, the quintessential boat shoe and some very aesthetically pleasing coffee cups.
Nobis Huron Anorak
We’re big fans of the anorak here at InsideHook HQ — great streetwear vibes with functionality that a true outdoorsman can appreciate as well. Canadian technical outerwear gurus Nobis just dropped their Huron Anorak, which, like everything Nobis makes, is engineered for both maximum performance and maximum style. Made from lightweight, super durable taffeta nylon, the Huron is waterproof, windproof and seam-sealed, as well as totally breathable so you’re not overheating in there like vegetables cooking in a bag. The Huron comes in three colorways, but we’re most fond of the two-tone red and white. Also like everything Nobis makes, it’s machine washable and guaranteed for life.
HOKA One One Clifton 8
Our creative director is a longtime advocate of HOKA One One and their super-cushy Clifton running shoe in particular, claiming that they “saved his old and busted knees from the scrapheap.” HOKA’s latest Clifton is now available for pre-order, boasting a new midsole compound that reduces the already mind-bogglingly low weight of the shoe even further (the Clifton 8 clocks in at just 8.9 oz). If you’re looking to get outside and put some serious miles (or even just some casual miles) in this summer, this is the shoe for you.
Palm Tree Crew Paradise Collection
Launched by international DJ sensation Kygo and his manager/partner Myles Shear back in 2016, Palm Tree Crew started out creating blinged out palm tree necklaces that Kygo and Shear would gift to friends to commemorate their sunny adventures. They soon transitioned into collab apparel collections (most recently with Puma), and have now dropped their first solo apparel collection to further advance the cause of tropical vibes. For our two pennies, your best bet is the matching crewneck sweatshirt and sweat shorts, perfect for getting back out into the world in style while maintaining the comfort we’ve all understandably gotten used to over the last year.
Cell Alpha Speaker
This guy, a little reminiscent of the Death Star as pointed out by the Verge, was designed by former Apple designer Christopher Stringer (so you know it’s good) and is being touted as the world’s first “Triphonic” speaker. In layman’s terms, it’s supposed to be able to fill an entire room with surround sound audio, using a single speaker. At $1,799, its a bit of an investment, but if you’re really looking to spend, word on the street is that a triad of Cell Alpha’s is the key to “the fullest expression of Triphonic audio.”
Everlane Seersucker Short-Sleeve Shirt
Combat the heat and remain stylish by getting Everlane’s new Seersucker Short-Sleeve Shirt. An ideal fabric for less-than-ideal temperatures, seersucker combines a super light and breathable cotton fabric with a textured surface that manages to stay away from your skin and keep you cool. Everlane’s take on the classic seersucker shirt is less preppy than most, opting for rich dyed solids instead of the usual striped pastels. Stock up on all four shades for rotating all summer long.
The Coggins Boat Shoe
Huckberry and David Coggins came together to offer their take on the classic boat shoe silhouette, heavily inspired by Coggins’ visits to South Carolina’s Low Country. Featuring genuine handsewn moccasin construction made to last a lifetime, each pair is handcrafted in Lewiston, Maine, by the bootmakers at Rancourt, hence the smooth, durable leather made from Horween’s Carolina Brown Chromexcel, a leather that’s both lightweight and water-resistant. With only 150 pairs made, there can’t be any hesitation when it comes to snagging a pair — but then again, why would you wait?
Bud Light Iced Tea Seltzers
Just in time for summer, Bud Light has announced four new Iced Tea Seltzer flavors — peach, raspberry, apple and tangerine — an addition to an accompanying variety pack, which includes both Iced Tea and Lemonade. We love a good BL seltzer to begin with (read more about that here), but now iced tea-flavored? Peach iced tea-flavored? Let’s just say … we are very pleased.
The Canfield Speedway Tachymeter Automatic 44MM
In other limited-edition, racing-inspired watch news, Shinola released the Canfield Speedway this week, the brand’s first automatic chronograph. It’s got a tachymeter, it’s got a Sellita SW510 BH movement and it’s got a colorful, funky design that is honestly just continuing the aesthetic home runs Shinola has been churning out lately. As such, and because only 250 were available, it sold out quickly. Thankfully, you can sign up for email alerts when they drop “Lap 02,” a second version with a “new paint job,” in September.
The Beosound Explore from Danish luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen is both waterproof and dust-resistant, and it features a ridged design for increased grip, making it the ideal companion for all of the outdoor excursions you have lined up this summer. Small but mighty, not only does this speaker pack quite the punch sound-wise, it’s battery also boasts 27 hours worth of playback. In short, you’re going to want this thing handy come your next camping trip.
illy Art Collection Ai Weiwei Cappuccino Cups
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has a history with vessels. For his 1995 work Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, he smashed a 2,000-year-old artifact. In 2014, he painted a Coca-Cola logo on another. And in the Colored Vases series from 2006 to 2008, he dipped Neolithic vessels in industrial paint. It’s the later work that inspired these new espresso and cappuccino cups from Illy. Feel free to smash them at your leisure, or just drink your coffee from them. Artist’s choice.
CUTS: Jay Cutler x Pat LaFrieda
If you’ve ever found yourself with a hankering for a Jay Cutler-approved steak, boy do we have news for you. The former NFL quarterback has teamed up with celebrated butcher Pat LaFrieda to bring his apparent lifelong dream of owning a butcher shop to life, except instead in the form of a meat subscription box. While both are stocked with plenty of beef, Jay’s box has pork while Pat’s does not and features chicken instead. For $195 a month, you can now have either delivered right to your door.
TAG Heuer Monaco Titan
Will you be watching the Monaco Grand Prix this Sunday as it returns after last year’s COVID cancelation? We won’t fault you if not. We will fault you, however, if you don’t take note of a Monaco-adjacent happening: the release of the TAG Heuer Monaco Titan, a special edition of the historic timepiece that swaps out the traditional stainless steel case for sandblasted Grade 2 titanium. Bet you don’t have that in your collection yet — and unfortunately chances are you won’t fix that today, as only 500 of these are available.
Todd Snyder x Jack Purcell Collection
Todd Snyder is no stranger to the banger collab, having dropped excellent collections with everyone from Champion to Timex to L.L. Bean to Legent Bourbon. His newest: a duet with Converse celebrating the ethos of legendary badminton player (and sneaker icon) Jack Purcell. Paying homage to Purcell’s cheeky attitude, the collection features track suits, polos, rugby shirts, sweaters, joggers and more that wink at the vintage sartorial codes of racquet sports via bold patterns, color blocking and oversize embroidery. Our favorite: the statement plaid jacket/pants combo favored by the iconic DJ Clark Kent.
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