From the latest Nike collaboration to Rapha sunglasses, these are the 10 coolest things in the world this week.
Nike Air VaporMax x CLOT University Red
Sure to sell out as quickly as it takes to read this, the Nike Air VaporMax x CLOT, hits retailers next week. A stylish take on Nike’s most popular, futuristic silhouette with the specs to boot (sorry) – expect cushioned Air Unit midsole and full Flyknit uppers.
Every gentleman has a signature dish, but refining it requires trial and error, and trial and error - especially error - requires equipment built to last. That's where Le Creuset comes in. They'll withstand any culinary catastrophe you can throw at them and, thanks to this stunning new collection of marine blue cast iron casserole dishes, grillits and skillets, do it in style. Upgrade your kitchenware. Your guests will thank you.
Now that Thrasher-branded items have become so damn ubiquitous GQ's been turning its attention to skatewear that's got just as much heritage but offers a little more exclusivity. Meet your next Sunday morning T-shirt from Californian skate legends, Santa Cruz. This AW drop features the brand's iconic "classic dot" logo, which was first drawn in 1978, three years before Thrasher first hit the shelves. Show the kids how to do it right, gents.
This stunning machine might be peak hipster (super-racy carbon bike andNineties fashion brand), but it's got proper cycling credentials. It's specifically targeted at the ellesse mile - a gruelling mile-long Spanish hillclimb with roughly seven per cent gradient at the bottom and 12 per cent at its peak. It took manufacturers, Dolan, two years to develop and the result is a full-carbon aero-tuned featherweight. Alas, it's not for sale, but if you really want to swing your leg over it's available to compete on in the public ellesse mile event.
If you're looking for a rare-groove alternative to mainstream canvas trainers, you can't do better than these new kicks from PRO-Keds. Launched by basketball's George Mikan in 1949, the brand's just as storied as more mainstream offerings and the subtle detailing adds a unique flash of colour. The perfect way to upgrade your off-duty look.
Summer is the season of home improvement, and if your bachelor pad's mid-way through its improvements you should seriously consider one of these brilliant, bonkers iridescent flip-paint radiators from Bisque. You can chose from five different colours and three different styles, but our favourite is this "classic" model.
Rapha’s newest range of City sunglasses feature all the tinted technology you’d want – scratch-resistant and hydrophobic Carl Zeiss lenses, Mazzucchelli frames – with the lightweight retro Italian styling you’d usually expect to see on a sunset cruise in Sorrento. The Giro d’Italia meets la dolce vita.
Based in Oxfordshire, Marloe found inspiration for its flagship watch from its famous university neighbour. Named for the river that runs through the city, it’s etched on the reverse with the words of alumnus CS Lewis. Given the glass back, you’ll be so transfixed by its elegant movement that the engraving is the last thing you’ll notice – all testament to the level of detail intrinsic to every piece from this independent British watchmaker.
Built at the foot of the Ben Rinnes mountain in Northern Scotland, the Glenallachie Distillery was specifically located for its access to several natural water sources. Marrying nature with craftsmanship, the ancient granite filters the water naturally, leading it to the Distillery doors, where the whisky-makers take over. Fruity nuances and delicate vanilla notes set it apart from lesser single malt.
Equipped with an upper deck sky lounge, an all-aluminium semi-displacement hull and precious-stone interiors, the Sarastar could be a home away from home. This vast 60-metre sea-creature boasts decks designed to immerse the owner - and his eleven guests - in natural light. Summer cruising, which you’ll be doing at 18 nautical miles per hour, couldn’t be more decadent. Price is confirmed on application, though we doubt it’s cheap.