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Roundup August, 17 2014

Editor’s Selections | 10 Highlights of the Week

We were introduced to a lot of great products this week, like Hunter’s first-ever waterproof backpack to fleece sandals and adult bibs. Hermes took over three years to create their first pen and Porsche revealed an inside look at their secret prototype warehouse. There’s even a bucket hat made of ’50s curtains. Our highlights of this week, all below.

 

Stop by “Capsule Selects,” Our Curated Exhibit for Capsule Las Vegas

Selectism is teaming up with  fashion and lifestyle trade show Capsule next week in Las Vegas for Capsule Selects, a curated exhibition of the very best garments, accessories, and footwear for Spring/Summer 2015. Capsule Selects will feature more than 100 items as chosen by our editors in New York and Berlin. If you’re visiting Las Vegas market, please stop by and say hello!

Capsule Show Las Vegas kicks off this Monday, August 18 and runs through August 20 at The Venetian Ballroom in the Venetian Hotel at 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd.

 

Selectism Buyer’s Guide | 12 Repurposed Garments

One of the best guides we’ve done: a collection of our favorite garments made from upcycled fabrics: military tents, vintage denim and ’50s shower curtains. The resulting garments are spectacular.

 

Hunter Water-Resistant Backpacks in Multiple Colors

Quite the hit this week: these water-resistant backpacks from Hunter Boots come in some sweet color flavors, part of their Original Brights collection. Well done, Hunter!

 

In the Mail from Canada: Reigning Champ and Roots

We share this week’s mail drops: Reigning Champ closes out the summer with a beautiful beach towel, while our friends at Roots celebrate 41 years with a throwback hoodie made in Nova Scotia. Check them out.

 

Japan’s Be In The Bag Collection 2 Utility Bibs

Japanese label BIB (Be In The Bag) deliver these very adult workwear bibs inspired by backpack forms. They not only offer great storage for doodads, the also look great! Throw one on the next time you’re working out in the yard.

 

Haik For Kaibosh Reversible Two-Way Sunglasses

Norway’s Kaibosh “is having commitment issues with their latest collaboration. They’ve recently partnered with fellow Norwegians, clothing brand HAiK, to introduce these ‘2-way’ sunglasses which can be niftily reversed by simply flipping the temple.” Super fun!


Inside Porsche’s Secret Prototype Warehouse in Germany

300 epic Porsches that most people have never laid eyes on: this is the secret warehouse in Germany that holds Porsche’s history. This video is about the only evidence of its existence.

 

Queen Elizabeth II Buys Savile Row

The British monarch has taken a majority stake in Savile Row, London. With a 64.2% holding in Pollen Estate, whose portfolio includes over 40 properties on Savile Row and Cork Street, is it a step to protect the history of their tailoring or more? Find out more.

 

Marc Newson and Pilot Create Hermés’ First-Ever Pen

ID mastermind, Marc Newson creates exceptional products. Hermes is the latest to tap the product giant, this time for a pen. Hermés and Newson launch the machined aluminum and steel “Nautilus” produced by Japanese pen-maker Pilot. The pen is  available as a ballpoint or fountain tip. Nice work.

 

Soulland’s “Space For Everyone” Collection

As Stephanie Smith-Strickland tells us, “Soulland’s newest collection, ‘Space for Everyone, is inspired by the advent of space tourism and the magnitude of the human imagination. In a time where we are capable of departing the earth to explore new worlds, the reality of what lies ahead is tangible beyond the creative depictions of space in literature, film, and our minds.”

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