Sneakers will never really be “out,” but they’re back “in” in a big way right now. Suits, #menswear, Americana, casual, formal, you can pretty much get away with wearing a quality pair of sneakers to any occasion (weddings and black tie generally excluded) and still get the GQ stamp of approval. If you’re looking for just such a pair of sneakers, say hello to the re-imagining of Adidas’ 1984 Centaur, the Consortium CNTR. Available in red, navy and gray, the CNTR is the perfect blend of mesh and suede heat-sealed together instead of stitched.
Most origami kits teach you how to make a paper flower or grasshopper, which is about as interesting as, well, origami. How about a paper-folding project with balls instead? These paper models are downloadable PDFs that you just print out and build: all your favorite late-model and classic trucks are available. No grasshoppers.
Devon follows up the Tread 1 with a new timepiece that’s just as bold and much more efficient. The Tread 2 utilizes the same beautifully complex “Time Belt” system of the original watch which is now powered by a “Hybrid” movement that brings together mechanical components and a lithium polymer battery that keeps the watch charged for up to two weeks. When you need more juice the watch can be placed onto its charging cradle which fills the battery back to capacity using wireless induction charging.
The Eterna Adventic is the first Eterna that incorporates their in-house calibre 3843, which features a Spherodrive mechanism for enhanced durability. The circular 44mm case in 18kt rosé gold is limited to just 50 pieces. The Adventic undoubtedly radiates quiet elegance, but a subtle feminine charm encompasses this pretty huge timekeeper adding a note of distinction. Alongside the Spherodrive system, the caliber also features 26 jewels and features 72 hours of power reserve.
There’s something comforting about a classic pair of kicks. Keds sneakers have been going through design revisions and updates since the early 1970s when they first started appearing on the feet of basketball’s greats. Forty years later, that heritage gets mixed with modern styling and you end up with the shoe you see here. The clean color scheme is great, but what really sets it apart are the contrast pops you get from the inside lining, the eyelets and the rawhide laces. They’re clean and comfortable enough to work all day with khakis, chinos or even white denim.
Part of their Hong Kong Motorcycle Club collection, Cutler and Gross cut no corners when designing their stunning 1055 aviator. The vintage inspired piece features intricate diamond-pattern detailing around the rim and on the brow bar. The frame comes in gold or silver-plated titanium with acetate temples and Zeiss Polarized lenses.
Over at MonkeyBait we’re digging this little gem and adding it to our wish list. The Qlocktwo Watch features a uniform display of words that magically form phrases (much to the user’s delight) to convey the time. All one has to do is press the side-mounted button and the display back lights the words and giggling ensues. Push the button two more times and a calendar shows up! Brilliant!