Products of the Week: An All-in-One DJ Unit, Cast Iron Griddles and Uniqlo x Jil Sander’s Last Hurrah

The 15 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

November 13, 2021 7:25 am
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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: Pioneer DJ releases a new, all-inclusive console, Field Company presents the perfect lightweight griddle and Uniqlo +J closes it’s collaborative chapter with an understated F/W capsule.

an album with four vinyls
Taylor Swift

Red (Taylor’s Version) By Taylor Swift

It’s Red season, Swifties (and allies). From the 10-minute long “All Too Well” to a from-the-vault track featuring Phoebe Bridgers, Red (Taylor’s Version) has blown our cardigans straight off, and the very nice new 4LP package is definitely worthy of being added to your vinyl collection. Be forewarned: you will laugh, you will cry, you will probably want to egg Jake Gyllenhaal’s mansion. Lean into it.

a cast iron griddle with branding
Field Company

Field Company No. 9 Cast Iron Griddle

Field Company has impressed us in the past with their lightweight cast iron that doesn’t sacrifice performance. The company’s latest release, the No. 9 Griddle, raises the bar with its cooking-surface-to-weight ratio. At just four pounds, you won’t have any problem reaching for this in a pinch, whether you’re cooking up bacon, pancakes or grilled cheese. Consider this your gateway to daily cast iron usage. 

an xbox and controllers in a Gucci display case

Xbox by Gucci

No longer will we have to look to Timothee Chalamet for (among other things) our customized Xbox fix. No, move aside, you beautiful boy, you; Gucci now is there for all our decked-out video game console needs. The luxury house is teaming up with Microsoft for a very limited edition collaboration (100 numbered sets), each comprised of a custom, laser-engraved Xbox Series X and two striped wireless controllers, all wrapped up nicely in a graphic-ladder, Supreme-inspired hard case. Finding it all a bit hard to comprehend? It’s probably cause you’re not GOATED at Fortnite, bro.

a pair of brown leather boots on concrete

SAVAS The Legend Boot

The Legend Boot from SAVAS is drop dead gorgeous—there’s really not much more to say. Well, we guess you could talk about how the shoe is hand-crafted, Blake-stitched, vat-dyed, zip-backed and made from sustainable kangaroo leather. But you already knew that: I mean, just look at ’em!

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Beam Suntory

Bowmore Masters’ Selection 

A collaboration between the oldest licensed distillery on Islay and Aston Martin is basically Fibonacci numbers come to life … well, in spirit form, that is. 61.8% of this new whisky is formed from a base of 21 year old Bowmore matured in first-fill Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. The remaining parts are made up of exact ratios of each other, in line with the Golden Ratio theory, and includes Bowmore matured for over 35 years. Available in January for $400.

a brown, Strech flannel shirt

Rhone Performance Flannel Button Down

“Stretch” isn’t a common term in the comfy fall/winter flannel, but the sporty lifestyle brand Rhone has infused a bit of their workout tech into a couple of good-looking, moisture-wicking layers.  

a pair of headphones and charging case
Status Audio

Status Audio Between Pro

We’ve been fans of this NY-based audio brand for a while now; they offer the quality of a premium headphones maker, but at about half the price. Their new sweat-proof Between Pro earbuds offer 12 hours of listening time per charge, four external mics, two balanced armature drivers and one dynamic driver in each earbud.

two models in ski apparel
Alps & Meters

Alps & Meters x Loro Piana Collezione Alpina Italiana

Not to be outdone by the recent ARC’TERYX x Jil Sander winter sports capsule, Alps & Meters have teamed up with famed designer Loro Piana for an 8-piece, ski-inspired collection. Combining craftsmanship fit for a king with Loro Piana’s sustainable Eco Storm System fibers, each immaculately designed item speaks volumes to Italian tailoring and construction. Also, it speaks to how much the Italians love to hit the slopes. We dig it!

a knife on a cutting board
Made In Cookware

Limited Edition Yanagi By Made In

Balanced, durable and the best knife you’ll ever use for slicing fish — especially for sushi. Featurin a single bevel, the Yanagi blade is crafted in Thiers, France, by a 5th generation bladesmith; each blade is individually numbered and features an Evergreen Wood Handle.

a four piece strength set

Peleton Guide

Announced this week and coming early in 2022, Peloton’s AI-enabled device connects to televisions and allows members access to various guided strength workouts — it also comes with the new Peloton Heart Rate Band. At $495 (and a $13/month membership), it’s certainly cheaper than the bikes.

a taster kit of Whiskey
Whiskey Live

American Single Malt Tasting Kit by Whisky Live

Bevridge, a new boozy e-commerce and tasting platform, is offering up a tasting kit of ten American Single Malts and a virtual two-day seminar that’ll walk you through this important, albeit not quite official, whiskey category.

a set of 3 luxury watches

Bremont Longitude

Hailed as “a new era for British watchmaking,” Luxury crafters Bremont have announced their limited edition Longitude timepiece in conjunction with news of their first movement series made in the U.K. Paying tribute to Great Britain’s role in clock and watchmaking, and their contribution to astronomy and navigation, the Longitude proves itself to be among an elite caliber of watches, with impeccable detailing for an exclusive run of 150 steel, 75 rose gold and 75 white gold pieces. You can learn more about Bremont’s pivot to U.K.-based factories, the Longitude watch and more below.

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Butter Pat

Butter Pat Eric Pot and Limited-Edition Lid

If you thought Butter Pat Industries only obsessed over cast iron skillets, you should know they deal in exquisite cast iron pots, too. On Monday, that family gets a little bit bigger with the introduction of the Eric, an 8-inch, 1.5-quart, flat-bottomed pot that can go in the oven, on the stovetop or on the grill. It’s initially being offered in a super limited-edition bundle with a fantastic Safety Orange borosilicate glass lid for a total of $390. If you’re interested, sign up below to get a link sent to you when they go on sale at 12pm EST on November 15.

a green peacoat

Uniqlo +J F/W21 

Uniqlo and Jil Sander are going one last round of their annual collection with Uniqlo+J F/W21, the “Chapter 2” finale for the +J collaboration. We’re not sure exactly what that means — it could spell an end for the hallowed capsules, or it could simply mean something new is coming soon from the 9-year-long relationship. Regardless, Uniqlo +J is going out with a bang: the collection is packed to the gills with understated yet Uber-chic staple pieces, like the luxurious Wool Blend Oversized Peacoat (seen above) for all your winter wardrobe needs.

a black DJ consume with many nobs, buttons, and tables
Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 Performance All-In-One DJ System 

A bunch of finance bros and “creative directors” are about to add DJ to their resume, because with the Pioneer DJ All-In-One System, manning the decks just got even easier. The two-channel XDJ-RX3 is a fully comprehensive, fully transportable rig that boasts everything from a club-standard CDJ-3000 multi player and DJM-900NXS2 mixer to a 10.1 inch touch-screen situation, ready to cue up whatever techno playlist you’ve painstakingly crafted on Spotify.

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