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modern men // motorcycles.

Posted on October 22nd, 2013

Very few things capture the heart and passion of men around the world like a motorcycle does. It represents an escape, an adventure, danger, defiance, brotherhood and independence, and solitude.. all at the same time. It’s no wonder that legends like Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, James Dean and Steve McQueen have been so passionately in love with their bikes, representing everything that a man wants in his life, a girl in tow.

I’ve been a passenger on a late night NYC motorcycle ride up and down the West Side Highway and FDR Drive. I’m not sure if there is anything that beats the thrill, the excitement, the nervous sensation that you get while on a bike, and I cant imagine what it feels like to be in control of one. That experience, and my scooter ride through Paris in the rain, are the limits to my cycle exposure, though they wont be the last.

High grade leather jackets, some with armour, protect riders from abrasion, impact and puncture damage. Just because you dont ride a motorcycle doesnt mean you cant look like you own one though. And thanks to modern manufacturing and fabric innovation, leathers have become cheaper and pleather looks more like the real deal than years prior. Leather jackets range from designer [Saint Laurent, Balmain and Givenchy] to everyday street [Schott and top picks from Urban Outfitters and ASOS]

want // mini jambox.

Posted on September 6th, 2013

I have the original Jawbone Jambox and I use it everyday. The mileage that I put on it this summer is unreal, from the Rockaways to upstate hiking to Montauk to Los Angeles and back. Its a great size, but for travel, the mini packs quite the punch. Add that to my long list of fall must-haves.. [[ all images via coolhunting ]] [[ KILLSPENCER and jawbone case ]]

modern man // calvin klein.

Posted on August 31st, 2013

The last time Calvin Klein was in the press was for his dating life. Finally it’s back to design, a better suited association for the designer. His ‘new’ Southampton home has been hitting the news, and with good reason. A screening room, infinity pool, pieces by Poul Kjaerholm, Jean Prouvé and Le Corbusier and consulted by John Pawson, Michael Haverland and Axel Vervoordt.. all amazing features that make the place even more notable. The best part is that ‘there are sliding glass doors in every room, so that anywhere he is can essentially become an outdoor space.’ Dream home! Apparently neighbors have been complaining that construction has been taking much too long, but I’m sure they’re glad that this eyesore is long gone.