Products of the Week: Puffer Sneakers, American Trench Coats and Wild New Balances

The 12 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

September 28, 2019 5:48 am
New Balance® X J.Crew: the Grizzly Bear and the Rattlesnake
New Balance® X J.Crew: the Grizzly Bear and the Rattlesnake

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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 renewable cashmere collection, a New Balance and J.Crew collab and a puffer jacket for your feet.

Everlane ReCashmere Collection

These days, every brand with a conscience is looking at ways to make its production more sustainable. Now Everlane, the brand known for their basics, is expanding its conscientious offerings with ReCashmere, a new line of men’s (and women’s) sweaters made out used cashmere sweaters that have been collected and respun with extra-fine merino wool. But to set them apart from the thousands of “timeless” cashmere sweaters out there, the colors on offer run the gamut from a traditional black to “spruce” and “lemon lime,” and the detailing employs a handsome vintage aesthetic in the form of wide ribbing and raglan sleeves.

Warby Parker Super Concentric Collection

One could say Warby Parker’s newest eyeglass collection is like an onion —it’s got a lot of layers. The collection features three different silhouettes, the Percey, the Darrow and the Francis, all hand-crafted in Italy. Though Warby Parker really went the extra mile with this collection and developed a new technique that uses seven pieces of acetate in three colors to create multicolored face fronts. The three colors of acetate are layered on top of each other by hand and fused together to create tri-color blocking and concentric silhouettes. The process takes over three months, but by the end of it, you’re left with a pretty striking pair of glasses.

New Balance x J.Crew Wild Nature 997

For their most recent collaboration, these two iconic brands have produced two new colorways of New Balance’s very much in-vogue 997 model, each of them paying tribute to a different American animal. The “rattlesnake” edition’s got tonal beige suede, while the “Grizzly Bear” is dark brown, navy and orange. Both made in the U.S., both totally handsome.

Todd Snyder Italian Leather Bomber

Admittedly, we stan pretty hard for Todd Snyder around here, to the point, we realize, that our constant recommendations of his products might be less impactful each time. But come on. Look at this thing. 100% Italian pebble-grain goatskin leather. In red. Whoa.

Omega Limited-Edition James Bond Seamaster 

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Omega has announced the release of a brand new Seamaster 300M. The watch is limited to 7,007 pieces (get it?) and it is a fucking stunner that’s sure to appeal to Bond fanatics around the globe.

Boathouse x Tracksmith Collection

Boathouse, the prep-school icon that makes the wind- and water-resistant jackets that have been outfitting every relevant crew and sailing team in America since 1976 have teamed up with Tracksmith, the nouveau athletic brand that makes running and fitness gear that pays homage to the same era. The outcome? This jacket. It includes the hallmarks that set Boathouse apart — the louvered cape for ventilation, the exaggerated shoulder gussets for range of motion, zippered welt pockets for keeping your valuables dry — but punches them up with the little retro details that make Tracksmith stand out — and comes in four colorways.

Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants

Flint and Tinder is bucking the trend with the new 365 Corduroy Pants, available now in both straight and slim styles. Instead of slapping some cords together and heading off to the pumpkin patch, Huckberry’s in-house brand took its trusty 365 Pant, which we’ve called the most versatile pants in our dresser, and mixed in the fabric without losing any of the original design’s many benefits.

Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time Hardcover

Forget a last meal. James Beard Award-winning writer Brad Thomas Parsons (BittersAmaro) asks some of our country’s finest bartenders about what they’d have for their final drink.  The results? Well, they’re here in recipe, essay and (beautiful) picture form. To die for, really.

Breitling Superocean Automatic 44 Outerknown

Breitling teamed up with surf-world superstar Kelly Slater’s eco-conscious brand Outerknown for a special edition of their popular Superocean model featuring a green dial and bezel, along with a NATO strap made of recycled nylon from the ocean. 

Maison Margiela Suede-Trimmed Puffer Sneakers

A puffer jacket! For your feet! Maison Margiela is prepping hardcore for the winter (without straying from the chunky sneaker trend) with a puffer shell exterior trimmed suede sneaker. With a sock lining for added warmth and comfort, the shoe is finished with a toggle-drawstring lace-up front, a tribute to classic ski wear.

American Trench Belted Trench Coat in Olive

The eponymous American Trench coat is an unimpeachable masterpiece of minimalist design. At nearly a thousand dollars, though, it’s also not gonna be for everyone. Enter their newly released Belted Trench Coat, which comes in at a more palatable $265. It features the same trim silhouette but is constructed of Japanese twill instead of the Ventile fabric that makes the original so pricey.

Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout

Your dessert beer is here. Not as in a sickly sweet brew, but a full-bodied, creamy stout with hints of chocolate and coffee you can pair with your after-dinner confections. Brewed at Guinness’s new(ish) Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, this is also a U.S. exclusive. Sweet.

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