Browsing All posts tagged under »good design«

The Story of Sebiro: How Japan Re-invents the West

November 11, 2015


It may not seem like it but for a while Japan was taking on tech and auto behemoths, pioneers in the industry and beating the big players at their own game. Whether it was Sony with the Walkman or Toyota with high build quality and fuel efficiency, Japan was showing the West how it was done. […]

Won’t Cost You an Arm and Leg, but will Look Like it Did: Seiko x Nano Bespoke Black StealthChrono

November 11, 2015


Earlier in May 2015, Seiko released a collaborative series of divers with Japanese clothing retailer Nano to great success. It was a collection of 6 limited-edition, stylishly monochromatic watches under their Spirit line. The 46mm timepieces came in stainless in varying combinations of brushed or bead blasted finishing and as far as divers watches go, they were reminiscent […]

Jaguar XK120: The Reason Why Vintage Cars are Worth it

August 21, 2015


In the study of human psychology and neurosciences, it was discovered that Philosopher Edmund Burke’s observation from 250 years ago was still valid. He wrote in 1756, “We must conclude that beauty is, for the greater part, some quality in bodies, acting mechanically upon the human mind by the intervention of the senses.” Scientifically speaking, Semir Zeki, […]

Indulge Your Gyro-Tourbillon Desires: W Motors/Encelade 1789 Gyro Cufflinks

July 23, 2015


Produced in a limited edition run of 100 pairs, these Encelade 1789 cufflinks are a relatively affordable way to indulge your Jaeger LeCoulture Gyro-Tourbillon desires. Working with W Motors, these are the first of its kind to be sold: Each ode to the finest traditions of Haute Horlogerie are exquisitely finished and built with 34 […]

Buyer’s Guide: 5 Affordable Cool Watches

June 24, 2015


Let’s face it, watches can be expensive. In fact, Australian Economist Jason Collins currently attempting his PHD at the University of Western Australia recently wrote a thesis which opined that consumption of luxury wristwatches was a modern phenomenon which had a natural, evolutionary foundation – that of, to use Pick Up Artist parlance: “peacocking”. In essence, conspicuous consumption […]

How to Dress Stylishly

January 26, 2015


Most men don’t realise it but dressing stylishly is about fit. Looking ultra fly however, revolves around adding and matching colour and texture. The purview of this article is to provide a foundation on How to Dress Stylishly: Start with a well-fitted shirt I usually get my shirts tailored but if you’re not looking to […]

5 Watches which Look Expensive But Aren’t

January 25, 2015


In the rarefied realm of watchmaking, the most interesting timepieces are borne of complex, almost hypnotic mechanical constructs. From Breguet’s La Tradition to MB&F’s Legacy machine, the exposure of breathing, movement balance wheels and assorted gearwork has created an appeal beyond natural desire; that said, the only thing which stops us, is the price. But […]


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