Defined by an ethos of visit, travel, explore and respond, the recently launched surf lifestyle brand VSTR postures to inspire a spirit of discovery through experience. Founded by 11-time ASP world champion Kelly Slater, and backed by surf-goods mainstay Quiksilver, the premium apparel and soft goods company highlights simplistic design and purposeful direction, offering a collection of modern travel essentials for the ocean, road and journey in between. Building on a style of deliberate expedition, VSTR teamed with NYC’s Partners & Spade to ideate and design the brand’s first piece of carry-all luggage. Built to support the rigors of extended trek, the 16″ x 12″ x 30″ Nomadic Pack pairs waxed cotton canvas exteriors with nylon interiors for performance waterproofing, as well as separate bottom-located, aqua-guard zip wet/dry storage. Equipped with stow-able ergonomic back straps, heavy duty zip-off messenger bag, zipper pull tabs intended to double as leash ties, and a deployable lightweight nylon hammock with dedicated stuff-sack pocket, the pack is also specifically designed to conveniently fit the entire VSTR clothing line. Photos of the collaborative Nomadic Pack below. Available exclusively through VSTR flagships and online Partners & Spade and here.
Footwear go-to SUPRA expands it’s 2012 line with a full range of bag and accessory offerings. Introducing 3 premium, sneaker-friendly luggage designs, the brand’s travel collection features the Roller Bag, aviator-inspired Carry-on Bag, and Backpack, each suited to safely transport 3, 2 and 1 pairs of shoes, respectively. Constructed from the weather resistant, black Gunny TUF material SUPRA has become known for, the line maintains an expected level of durable elegance and conscious design. Additional supporting accessory releases include the 15″ Laptop Sleeve, Tablet Sleeve and Wallet, all crafted with equaled attention to detail. Available at SUPRA retailers worldwide and direct at suprafootwear.com.SUPRA
Recognized designers of über premium handcrafted Italian leather accessories, Hard Graft gets personal with the introduction of it’s stylishly rugged Shore Collection Dopp Kit. Constructed from hand-selected vegetable tanned leather and heavyweight waxed cotton canvas, the compact 25cm x 19cm x 9cm wash bag employs dual zipper entry for easy access, water repellant lining for simple on-the-go cleaning, and clever crush-to-fit design for carry-on travel. Available online direct at www.hardgraft.com.Hard Graft
Building on the brand’s extensive line of premium European-inspired accessories, Hard Graft releases it’s first venture into luggage with the aptly named Carry-On Suitcase. Handcrafted in Italy, the Carry-On touts Hard Graft’s signature selected, vegetable dyed leathers and rich British wools. Measuring 52cm x 34cm x 16cm, the open design makes way for fold-and-go style travel, with simple side-panel pockets for and detachable wool-lined shoulder strap. Available online at www.hardgraft.com.Hard Graft
Compact, modern, powerful, and expandable, The TPS fills a small package with sleek design, big sound, and a slew of features. Headed to the beach or out for a skate? This tough aluminum body is built to resist sand and debris. Out for the day? The six-hour battery has you covered. Need even more volume? Link two together and experience stereo sound in a big way. The TPS retails for $80 and is available now at nixon.com.Nixon, TPS
Another clever design from Hard Graft, the brand’s 2Point Turn iPad Case weaves sophisticated simplicity with versatile functionality, presenting an essential travel tool for the fashion-minded professional. The classically clean slip-on case is handmade from premium wool felt and genuine Italian leather, providing on-the-go protection with a twist. Using the modest cases’ dual leather straps, the 2Point can be folded to form a stand, with two distinct postions, for surfing or watching movies. See the case in action and check out the gallery below. Available at www.hardgraft.com.Hard Graft
Shwood joined forces with BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey and Boston, MA boutique, Bodega on a limited run of Shwood’s ‘Canby’ frame style, crafted from genuine BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey barrels. Limited to 100 pieces, the White Oak used for the frames dates back over 100 years. The eyewear is packaged in a custom wooden whiskey crate, with a crowbar to pry it open and get the goods. Jump on these quick before they’re gone over at the shwoodshop.
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Revealing the latest additions to the Shwood Collection for Spring/Summer 2012, the sustainable wood accessory brand introduces both the Oswald and Canby styles in a clear lens-way, as well as the Canby’s in an ‘East Indian Rosewood’ frame x Oak temples design. Available at www.shwood.com.eyewear, Shwood, sunglasses
Bringing timber back to life, Shwood introduces an all-new model for it’s 2011 Spring/Summer Collection. The well-mannered Oswald speaks sophistication through its classic panto-shaped wood frame and particular keyhole bridge. Made from 100% European Walnut or Zebrawood, the Oswald comes loaded with the option of Carl Zeiss or polarized lenses. Sourced from authorized plantations in different African countries and handcrafted in Portland, Oregon, each pair is one-of-a-kind.sunglasses, wooden