Monthly Archives: December 2011

Royal Mint ‘Offside Explained’ 50p Coin

We’ve all been there sat with our girls watching the match…’Whats offside mean?’ no more of missing the rest of the game explaining now just flip her this 50p and let her get on with it!!! Football (not soccer) “offside” gets explained in this commemorative coin which was ultimately part of a series of crowd sourced designs ahead of London’s 2012 Olympic Games. All 29 sports are represented by 50p coin with the following design by Neil Wolfson which breaks down the rule in a simplistic (and hopefully understandable) way. The coin is available now via the Royal Mint.

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Nike Blazer Nylon Hi Electrolime Colourway

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Of all the retro styles to undergo Nike’s pre-yellowed vintage treatment, it appears the Blazer is on the receiving end of that particular honour more frequently than most. It makes sense — the Blazer was born in 1973, after all, and its spartan, no-frills design certainly evokes a simpler time. A new Electrolime colorway, however, makes the case that the sneaker is just as relevant today as it was in the polyester ’70s. Built with a ballistic nylon upper in an appealing neon green hue that highlights the shoe’s clean lines, the Vintage Nylon Blazer Hi is available for pre-order from Nike stockists.

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Timberland Abington – Alpine Ox Hiker

A slight variation of the original, yet the Alpine Ox Hiker from Timberland Abington still retains the same ruggedness that Timberland footwear came to known for. In a low cut silhouette, each quipped with lightweight EVA outsole from Vibram, a suede and canvas upper, and premium leather accents from Horween.  Lined with leather laminated with Gore-Tex layer, the Alpine Ox Hiker extrudes comfort like a pair of sneakers though tempered by Mother Nature.  Available in the coming months as part of Timberland Abington Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.

Merry Christmas

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聖誕快樂 – Gëzuar Krishtlindjet – عيد ميلاد مجيد – Bon Nadal – Veselé Vánoce – Merry Christmas – Häid jõule – Joyeux Noël – Frohe Weihnachten – मेरी क्रिसमस – Nollaig Shona – Buon Natale – メリークリスマス – ¡Feliz Navidad – God Jul – С Рождеством – สุขสันต์วันคริสมาสต์ – Nadolig Llawen – Happy Holidays

Ray Ban Meteor Sunglasses

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With styles like the Aviator and Wayfarer under their hat, you better believe Ray-Ban knows a thing or two about the classics. That design know-how is perfectly exemplified in their new Meteor sunglass, a 60s inspired style with vintage colorways reproduced from that same era.

Vans iPhone Waffle Case

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Something things pass you by and when you find out about them it’s too late and they have gone. Now that’s not some deep and meaning full status it’s in fact taking about products. It doesn’t happen very often but I never had a clue about this Vans iPhone 4 case until yesterday 24 hours too late!! This case was made for me! It could not be any more classic Vans in terms of styling.

Vans have announced that the next drop will be in February 2012 and will sell for $28. Now I have two options, wait till a fresh drop hits in Feb 12 or pay £80 on eBay….what to do?

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Bianchi By Gucci

Founded in Italy in 1885, Bianchi is the oldest bicycle manufacturer in business today. The company has partnered with Gucci on a pair of bicycle models designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini. It’s a collaboration that makes more sense than one would initially think. As Giannini explains, “Ever since Gucci’s founding, traveling in style has been at the heart of the house’s designs.” In this case, those designs take the form of two bicycles built for two different types of rides, both adorned with Gucci’s signature green/red/green web stripe. One is a single-speed road bike made with white hydro-formed steel with custom brown leather grips and saddle. The other has a matte black carbon fiber frame and disc brakes, perfect for off-roading or rugged city streets. The concept of traveling in style is completed with matching accessories made up of helmet, gloves and water bottle. The Bianchi by Gucci bicycles are available at select Gucci boutiques worldwide, as well as the Bianchi Cafe & Cycles concept store in Stockholm.