Summer officially starts tomorrow and we could not be happier. With great weather in store, we know that some of you will be spending less time in front of your screens (World Cup aside). With that in mind, we’re making it easy for you to catch up on a week’s worth of Selectism with our 10 Highlights of this past week. Dig into stories featuring Gisele, cologne, leather slippers and more.
Our Picks for 15 Scents for Summer
Whether you call it cologne, perfume or fragrances, the world of scents is wide and diverse. Our team goes through a stash of new scents to find our favorite for Summer 2014. You’ll find some unexpected picks next to many well-known names.
Gisele Bundchen and Neymar for Vogue Brasil June 2014
Fashion Designers Customize adidas Brazuca Balls for Charity
Online retailer, LUISAVIAROMA, partnered with adidas and more than a dozen fashion designers on a series of custom Brazuca World Cup balls for charity. Everyone took part in this one: Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Salvatore Ferragamo, Rick Owens, and Pharrell Williams to name a few. Go here to find out how you can bid.
Hender Scheme For ACE Hotel Custom Slippers
Want Les Essentiels Enters Men’s Footwear in Spring 2015
The Montreal-based accessories maker steps into their own with a small footwear offering for Spring 2015. Two styles, the Montoro and the Lennon, start it off for the company known best for their beautiful leather bags. Want les Essentials previewed the collection inside their Jamaica House at Pitti Uomo.
Eat Dust Fall 2014 Collection Salutes the Grit of Servicemen
The look of the military office, in their stiff shirt and necktie, are repurposed by Belgium’s Eat Dust in a new collection that pulls mil-spec fabrics into the world of menswear. Built to last.
Nyborg, Denmark’s Low CO2-emitting “Brick House”
This low-emissions home in Denmark is built from brick and wood. We explore the internals of this environmentally friendly home in Scandinavia. The expansive use of plywood on the walls and ceilings are fantastic.
The $600 USA-Made Bomber Jacket from Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn’s QC//WC is on a quest to bring an affordable leather bomber jacket to the masses. Their plan: focus on a single product and make it best in class. We love it.
Maxx & Unicorn Rebrands as M&U Co.; Moves to US-Sourced Leathers
Proving that change is good, M&U Co. is more than a simple rebrand: the small accessories brand, known for folded leather wallets, has also begun sourcing US-tanned leathers to help elevate their product offering. You have options in leather goods — consider these guys.
A Tiny Headphone Amplifier to Give your Laptop Better Sound
Cambridge Audio’s DACMagic XS is a USB adapter that is meant to bypass the “inferior” circuitry found inside modern laptop headphone ports. The device also increases the output resolution of your laptop; an important feature for audiophiles looking for the very best sound while on the road. We like it.