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The Bonneville Heuer, as it is known, featured a classic Gulf Oil blue and orange paint scheme derived from the team colors used on the Porsche 917k McQueen used in the movie. It was never offered for sale, unfortunately, and is used at promotional events around the world. Since none of the buying public had a chance to own that tribute, TAG Heuer has decided to produce something which they can purchase and even use.
The TAG Heuer Steve McQueen motorcycle helmet is made with a fiberglass shell in a jet-pilot style and includes a goggle-styled faceshield. It is painted in a creamy white with a red and asymmetrical blue stripe running down the center emulating the King of Cool’s driving apparel. It is fitted with steel hardware, leather trim and vintage Tag Heuer logos. The helmet pays tribute again to the Le Mans gear worn by McQueen and celebrates the TAG Heuer Monaco watch he famously wore while on screen.
As an aficionado of both camera bags and bicycle bags, imagine how fast I scrambled to my keyboard when I saw this camera-carrying backpack, from none other than Chrome, the bike-messenger-bag people.
It’s called the Niko, and it’s similar in concept to Kata’s 3N1 bags, with a wraparound flap to open the bottom section and a separate, zippered and lidded compartment up top for sundries.
Like all Chrome bags, it consists of an outer nylon shell with a truck-tarp interior, rendering it all but totally waterproof. And like all Chrome bags, it has that big seatbelt buckle on the strap for quick-release.
In use, the 2.5-pound bag will hold cameras, lenses, flashes and other gear in its padded, compartmentalized interior. Outside there are some Velcro straps for holding a mini-tripod, or even a pump. And because it only has one strap, you can swing it from your back to your chest to grab the camera whilst still on your bike.
Chrome bags are usually pricey, but they are also expected to last forever. Camera bags are also very expensive. So expensive, in fact, that they make the Chrome Niko look pretty reasonable at $95.
Beautiful handmade Italian leather cycle shoes and Italian bicycle frames
The Dromarti Sportivo cycling shoes are ideal for obtaining a classic appearance, or making a quick getaway from the office to the trail.
The shoes are SPD compatible, and have a fairly low-profile tread that hides out of sight pretty well. The only bummer is that the shoes do not appear to be available in half sizes.
What I’m way into about these shoes is the price. It seems as though the retro wave is churning a bit out of control right now, making the image a little too exclusive. and expensive At $210, these are priced super well, considering the comfy Italian leather, and curb appeal.
No manufacturer seems to make a business-friendly suitcase where your clothes are ready right when you arrive.
Psychic Factory has come up with an idea that is so obvious one has to wonder why no one else has done it. To be sure, there are design problems to solve – like how to keep clothes neat when it’s not upright, or how to lock the drawers from coming open in transit.
Undisputed in its method of merging dapper menswear with a hint of street etiquette, The Brooklyn Circus have emerged the past few years with a distinctive style and flavor. Having built solid store fronts in New York and San Francisco, as well as a following worldwide, the BKc continues pushing forward as this year offered them a chance to curated PROJECT 10, a special showcase within the PROJECT Tradeshow in Las Vegas. The task was to select 10 up-and-coming brands that offered unique styling and the utmost of quality, two key characteristics of the Brooklyn Circus way.
1. SWEAT THE DETAILS
You are a professional communicator; act like one. Carefully edit everything you publish: résumés, social media, e-mail, blog posts, letters, text messages, everything. Get a copy of “The Chicago Manual of Style” and keep it handy. Most potential employers and clients don’t appreciate text shorthand, so don’t use it. They won’t be ROTFL, and you will end up SOL.
2. PLAY NICE
People you work with and for will make your blood boil from time to time. Whenever possible, be a pro and take the high road. Avoid burning bridges, as people change jobs more often than they did a generation ago. Your paths may cross again in a much different situation, and having a good working history together will make rehiring you easy. Apply this to your online persona as well. Anonymous jabs are petty—be better than that.
3. DON’T FEAR TYPE; BECOME ITS MASTER
Often, being a good typographer means not making the simple mistakes. To accomplish this, you’ll need a working knowledge of classical typography. Go get one. “The Elements of Typographic Style” by Robert Bringhurst, “Thinking With Type” by Ellen Lupton and “Grid Systems in Graphic Design” by Josef Müller-Brockmann are cover-to-cover must-reads. Repeat after me: “Free fonts from the internet are crap, I will not use them.” Keep saying that.
There are minimalist wallets, and then there’s the William Wallet ($30). Crafted from 18 Gauge 6061 alloy aluminum panels, this simple wallet’s front and rear panels are held together with a latex rubber shock cord and metal u-pin closure, letting you keep your cards and cash safely inside while sticking important cards on the outside for quick access. Available in a variety of finishes, including matte black, glossy red, and our favorite, the “industrial scratch and satin gloss.”
Not content to simply help you restore your shoes, JGoods is back with a package that lets you make them your own. The Sneaker Customization Kit ($45) includes five jars of waterproof leather paint, an empty mixing jar, a paintbrush, 20 preparation wipes, a canvas carrying case, and instructions — everything you need to take your favorite pair of kicks from boring to bodacious.
Believe it or not, selvedge denim really is good for something other than making overpriced jeans. From the makers of Mocc Socks come Selvedge Sleeves ($28-$65), handy holders for your everyday goods — including your Field Notes, iPhone, iPad, passport, and sunglasses — made from 13.5 oz raw selvedge denim that will age uniquely and gracefully, which is more than we can say for that cheap silicone case you’ve been using.