Archive for January, 2010

Diesel Luppyr Leather Jacket

By Kyle O. on
January 29, 2010

Like I’ve mentioned before on several occasions, leather jackets are definitely a necessity in anyone’s wardrobe. The new Diesel Luppyr Leather Jacket in brown ($595) is a great addition that can give multiple looks. This military style jacket can be worn dressed up to a formal event with a tie and dressed down with just a t-shirt. Diesel has always created great outerwear pieces and this is no exception.

Hyped: The Apple iPad

By Kyle O. on
January 27, 2010
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For nearly a decade the tech world was in a frenzy over Apple’s then rumored tablet. Almost every year leading up to the final tablet unveiling was met with top analysts making release date predictions which later turned out to be completely wrong. However, in 2009 the rumors began to pick up steam reaching a boiling point. Every source pointed towards a impending tablet release and every website claimed to have insider information about the device. It seemed as though everyone in the gadget world was talking about the tablet, even though Apple themselves never made a single mention.

Finally on January 18th Apple sent out invitations to those in tech media about an event they were holding on Jan. 27th which stated “Come see our latest creation”.  The invitation announcement was met with feverish excitement and anticipation for what Apple was going to unveil.

For years tech enthusiast waited for the announcement day, and it finally came. The Apple event was the Championship Game for gadgets, the Super Bowl for the computer world, the World Series for the tech community, and Apple finally gave the people what they wanted, the iPad.

Apple’s iPad is a tablet/slate computer that measures 1/2 inches, weighs 1.5 pounds and is capable of browsing the web, playing videos, reading digital books and more. It features a 9.7 inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display, 1GHz Apple A4 chip, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 30-pin connector, speaker, microphone, accelerometer and a compass. But it lacks a camera or multitasking comparable to Mac OS X. The iPad allows you to run your iPhone/iPod Touch apps, but also comes with specific apps made just for the device.

iPads come in two models, Wifi only and Wifi+ 3G. The Wifi only model starts at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. Those built with 3G are priced higher with $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. 3G service is available through AT&T with data plans of 250MB for $14.99 and unlimited for $29.99, both of which are contract free. The Wifi only models will be available for purchase in 60 days, while the 3G versions will be available in about 3 months.

Although the iPhone and iPod Touch were major successes, will Apple’s long awaited iPad tablet live up to the hype? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. So, are you getting one?

You can get a closer look at Apple’s iPad in the videos below

Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2010 Astronaut Sneakers

By Kyle O. on
January 27, 2010
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A new colorway of the classic Raf Simons Astronaut Sneaker appears in British racing green leather ($833) for the Spring/Summer 2010 Collection. These high-top Astronaut sneakers feature paneled leather with an ankle strap, a double tongue and a heel ankle zip up pocket. Check out the other sneakers from the collection here.

Update: More Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2010 Astronaut Sneakers below

Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta Golden Sports Car

By Kyle O. on
January 26, 2010

Ferrari officially introduced their exclusive One-Off Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta Golden sports car at the Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida. Developed under the commission of Edward Walson, who is the son of cable TV inventor John Walson, the car was built to pay homage to the gold colored car from Fellini’s 1968 film ‘Toby Dammit’. The Aperta, which is Italian for window, was produced by Pininfarina and Ferrari’s Special Projects division, who build customized vehicles for the high-end car brand. With a design based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, including similar specs such as a 6.0L V12 engine, you can expect the sleek One-Off Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta to be price around ($320,580).

Christian Schoeler x Louis Vuitton Painted Bags

By Kyle O. on
January 24, 2010

Louis Vuitton recently revealed three interesting pieces during their latest runway show in Paris. These bags came about as a result of a collaboration between Louis Vuitton menswear designer Paul Helbers and young German artist Christian Schoeler. Being a huge fan of 19th century paintings, Helbers decided to work with Schoeler who is also inspired by work from that era.  After creating suits earlier this year, the pair moved on to bags. This small collection consists of 3 models: Two large weekender-style bags and one square rucksack. The bags were created out of leather pieces specially made by Schoeler. Although they are limited edition, these bags are bound to be a hit with consumers worldwide.

TI$A Vi$ion Vintage Snapback Hats

By Kyle O. on
January 18, 2010

Coming straight from the 80’s into the 2000’s, designer Taz Arnold, through his unique sense of style and creativity, has put together these classic TI$A Vi$ion vintage snapback hats (ranging from $50-$75). These hats take you back to when Starter jackets and hats were more prevalent in the urban community than any high end fashion brand.The TI$A brand provides an unparalleled experience that has never been seen before, utilizing color with intelligence and great detail to form a unique and innovative approach to style.

Scalfaro x Espen Oeino Limited Edition Watch

By Kyle O. on
January 16, 2010

Scalfaro, Swiss luxury watchmakers, partnered with Norwegian superyacht designer Espen Oeino in order to create an exclusive line of high-end limited edition timepieces. The second offering from the collaboration is the finest yet with a single diamond replacing the 12 hour mark and a contrasting black rubber strap. With a 44mm wide steel case and Espen Oeino branding, this watch has some very alluring qualities. This Scalfaro x Espen Oeino watch is estimated to be priced around $6,000 to $8,000 with a release limited to 100 pieces. (Source 1)