Uniqlo U, a Barbour Bike and a Chili Crisp Vinaigrette
The 11 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: Uniqlo’s latest collaboration with Lemaire, a Barbour bike made with Brompton and a new Fly By Jing Chili Crisp Vinaigrette.
Barbour is collaborating with Brompton bikes on a small capsule collection featuring a classic Barbour jacket with updated details for biking. The latest jacket features classic waxed cotton, a detachable hood and 3M reflective tape details for visibility while riding. You can also pick up a commuter bag, a travel bag and a limited edition folding 6-gear bike. The bike also comes with a weatherproof wax holdall and tartan plaid zip pouch.
A Stranger Things collab with Quiksilver? That makes sense. So does a Nope streetwear collection. But how does a hit TV show like Yellowstone, that Kevin Costner-captained Western, capitalize on today’s heyday of tie-in merch? By doing the most Yellowstone thing possible: designing cast iron skillets with Lodge. The first name in modern cast iron cookware worked with the show to produce a 12-inch pan with a steer design on the bottom and a 10.25-inch skillet with a Dutton Ranch Y motif. And of course, they’re both made in the U.S.A.
Uniqlo and Lemaire have teamed up once again for another installment their highly regarded Uniqlo U collection. One of the stand out garments is the wide-fit corduroy work pants. Made of a heavyweight corduroy with a hidden pocket on the side of the leg. It has generous proportions in the thigh with an ever so slight taper that runs down the leg. Some of the colors are already sold out but Uniqlo will slowly restock them throughout the season, so be on the lookout.
If you’ve felt some deep regret for missing out on the original Todd Snyder x LL Bean collab you’ll be happy to know that they’re bringing back some of the big hits from last year’s collection. Chamois shirts, Hi-Pile sherpa Shirt Jackets and wool shirt jackets are all available for pre-order. They also have olive-colored LL Bean Boots, mocs and a leather insulated shearling version.
A more compact take on the fitness mirror, Fiture Mini offers thousands of on-demand workout classes (or you can build your own program). Besides a smaller frame, the real selling point here is that Fiture offers real-time feedback and form correction.
A seven-year vintage of Bigfoot Barleywine finished in award-winning bourbon barrels from Buffalo Trace. The beer is E.H. Taylor, Jr. Bourbon’s first national beer collaboration (that packaging should look familiar for fans of the bourbon brand), and at 15% ABV it’s a monster of a brew, with molasses and caramel and hops playing together wonderfully (though sip slowly). Good luck finding a bottle, as it’s limited edition and already sold out online.
Besides offering a rather seamless design, these water- and scratch-resistant timepieces are integrated with Fitbit, meaning you’ll have access to health, sleep and fitness features (including more advanced heart rate tracking). The Google Pixel Watch starts at $349 and a wide range of accessory bands are available at launch.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NBA, Hennessy and Parisian jeweler Lorenz Baumer teamed for a very limited-edition series of basketball-shaped decanters (crafted from hand-faceted Baccarat crystal), each of which holds the rarefied Paradis cognac. When opened, the host cubic case doubles as a trophy case.
Do you really need a $700 pair of gorgeous active noise-canceling wireless headphones? That’s like asking if you really need bacon and cheese on your burger or one more beer on what has already been an enjoyable Saturday night. The answer is: kinda sorta maybe? Available in black or tan leather and outfitted with sturdy a cast-aluminum arm structure, the Px8s featured angled earcups outfitted with memory-foam cushions that help to contain the crystal clear sound that is produced by B&Ws’ all-new bespoke 40mm Carbon Cone drive units.
For those who don’t want to mess with David Chang’s new Ghost Pepper Chili Crunch (his spiciest product yet), Momofuku’s versatile hot honey chili crunch is a mellow combination of sweet and heat. Anchored by wildflower honey and boosted by puya chili, chilis de arbol, and japones chilis with a dash of red pepper, this honey is more warm than spicy and holds it own as a topping on everything from pizza to ice cream.
A tantalizing combo of chili crisp, soy sauce, toasty sesame oil and 10-year-aged black vinegar, Fly By Jing’s vinaigrette is an interesting twist on what is fast-becoming a standard condiment. A smooth blend of tart and sweet and potentially useful as a marinade as well as a dressing, Fly By Jing’s latest concoction is a welcome addition to a product line that already includes a bunch of flavor bangers.
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