Little Black Sneaker


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Like the 8 iconic White Sneakers we featured last summer, the black sneaker for winter is your other must have pair of kicks. These timeless classics are always in style, and here are our 10 unisex favorites to have you back in black. 



Shimmer & Shine


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Add a little sparkle to your sporty style with shimmery shiny gear, apparel and accessories

made for Holiday fun!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: J.CREW VINTAGE COTTON METALLIC V-NECK $35. It’s your perfect soft vintage cotton tee now in shimmery silver. SCOTT TRACKER SKI HELMET $89. This low profile, lightweight helmet features the MRAS Fit System, offering comfort and protection for the all-terrain skier. CASTELLI CROMO LIGHT WOMENS CYCLING JACKET $199. Combining wind-resistance, thermal insulation, and a brushed fleecy lining, this Castelli cycling jacket has great shiny style too! ALALA CAPTAIN CROP TIGHT $105. Rev up your workout with these slick pewter leggings, accentuated with sheer mesh panels.

JIMMY CHOO SHEARLING MOONBOOTS $750. It’s apres-ski glam with these silver shearling lined Moonboots from Jimmy Choo. CHLOÉ ISADORA AVIATOR SUNGLASSES $349. Inspired by the classic aviator, these silver-tone metal sunglasses feature double frames, offset with gradient tinted lenses. CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR METALLIC SPORTS BRA $45. This festive sports bra has a glistening silver finish, detailed with a racer back and elasticated logo band. Complete the look with the matching briefs. SPERRY TOPSIDER SEASIDE METALLIC SLIP-ONS $75. It’s your classic Sperry Topsider covered in Holiday shine!

CENTER: SCOTT FIX GOGGLE $84.95. Designed for compatibilty with the helmet above, the low profile Scott Fix goggle offers wide peripheral vision with ultra clarity. Articulated outriggers customize the fit and level of frame ventilation. CLETO REYES OFFICIAL FIGHT BOXING GLOVES $149. Knock ’em out with these silver boxing gloves!


This Is An E-Bike?



A few months back we ran a feature called “The E-Bike Got Cool”. Well, it just got even cooler, and going green has never looked so good. The Archont Electro by Ono Bikes is an outrageously stylish reinterpretation of the electric bicycle, completely redefining the category.

Ono Bikes is a custom e-bike and handcrafted bicycle manufacturer, seeking to change the way society portrays urban personal electric transportation. The Archont Electro is a three meter long, “Easy Rider” inspired bicycle. Its minimal long sweeping curves and sharp dips gracefully outline a chopper shape. The wheels, designed with an overabundance of spokes, enhance its elegant design. Add to that a classic Brooks saddle.

With all this beauty comes a powerful machine as well. In place of and designed like a fuel tank is a carbon fiber case which holds the bike’s 72v battery. The motor is mounted at the rear wheel, and rated at a colossal 7Kw, powering the bike up to 50mph.

Adding beauty, speed and sustainability together, the Archont Electro is sure to get your motor running!

Photo: Mirko Nahmijas


The Smart Set


The Apple Watch gave a new face to wearable technology, creating a beautifully designed timepiece that doubles as a mini, albeit limited, wrist computer. It has inspired a smart looking set of new smartwatches, integrating smartphone technology and biometric tracking into a wristwatch. The Samsung Gear S2, Movado Museum Sport Motion, and Tag Heuer Connected are 3 of the hot new smartwatches to hit the market. As opposed to looking like high-tech gadgets, however, these three smartwatches could be mistaken for traditional watches, their faces deceptively camouflaging the state of the art functionality just beneath the surface.

SAMSUNG GEAR S2 $249. With its stylish design and selection of customizable watch face designs, from sleek modern to classic chronograph, the Samsung Gear S2, is the smartwatch for any occasion. The circular face and bezel let you dial effortlessly between functions, and once paired with a compatible Android phone, 3G connectivity lets you call, text, email and receive notifications, even when your phone isn’t nearby. Built-in wireless charging keeps the Gear S2 powered up with a wireless charging dock. Available in a variety of different wristbands.

MOVADO MUSEUM SPORT MOTION $995Marrying iconic Movado design with smart technology, Movado Motion timepieces infuse Swiss made elegance into wearable technology. Clean analog dials feature a date indicator subdial that tracks daily activity and sleep goals when the watch is connected to a compatible Android (4.4.3+) or iOS (8+) smartphone or tablet. With its clean and modern design, this sporty timepiece looks great anywhere. Shown here with a perforated rubber strap, it is also available in silver and black stainless steel.

TAG HEUER CONNECTED $1500. The Swiss craftsmanship of TAG Heuer meets smartwatch technology with the Connected. The first Google smartwatch powered by Intel, the TAG Heuer Connected is built on the latest release of Android Wear with thousands of apps available at the Google Play store. It is also iOS compatible. The design was inspired by the iconic Carrera line, and the price tag reflects its premium materials such as a titanium case and a 46mm sapphire crystal display with 240ppi resolution (just shy of the Apple Watch’s 290ppi). Wind and weather monitoring, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a microphone for voice commands are other features, and it is available in in seven colors.


The Great Outdoorsy


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LEFT COLUMN: GNU SNOWBOARDS BEAUTY (womens) /BEAST (mens) $539.95. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of our National Parks with graphics by Pendleton Woolen Mills, this freeriding, freestyling snowboard is ready for any and everything — the pow or the park! Also available in split board model. L.A.M.B. x BURTON IRIE BEANIE $44.95. From Gwen Stefani’s capsule L.A.M.B x Burton collection is this rockin’ reggae inspired colored knit beanie. HESTRA MOON MITT $80.Windproof and waterproof, this puff ball of a mitten is heavily insulated with Primaloft to provide exceptional warmth on snowy winter days.

CENTER COLUMN: TOPO DESIGNS X GIRO BLOK™ GOGGLES $90. From the capsule collection of helmets and goggles with Giro, that melds the latest in technology with the retro Topo Designs aesthetic, the Blok goggles feature advanced EXV technology and deliver crystal clear vision through precision ZEISS lenses. J.CREW CANADIAN SWEATER COMPANY™ COLORBLOCK CARDIGAN SWEATER $400. Indoors and out, stay warm and cozy in this artisanal classic wool cardigan, handknit exclusively for J.Crew in a vibrant colorblock pattern. HOKA ONE ONE TOR ULTRA HI WP $230. The ultra cushioning for which Hoka is known, is combined with supportive waterproof trekking uppers and Vibram® MegaGrip rubber outsoles for a trail running, hiking boot that can take on any outdoor terrain. MOUNTAIN BOY SLEDWORKS ULTIMATE FLYER $179.99. The 52″ Ultimate Flyer is an elegant, hand-made sled — built to last with thick birch planks, hand-carved willow hand rails, and stainless-steel hardware. The entire front section pivots, allowing much sharper turns than on a conventional flexible flyer. It makes a great decorative piece too.

RIGHT COLUMN: BEST MADE CO. FISH KNIFE $22. Silver and Gold Fish knives are native to the Czech Republic. Tied on a red waxed lanyard, they are a favorite of seafarers, fishermen, and knife enthusiasts worldwide. ELECTRIC FW01 NATO WATCH $175. It’s a playful take on the classic field watch and PM only on its 13-24 hour face. Highly precise however, Electric utilizes the most accurate and durable Japanese and Swiss analog movements on the market.






Lift off

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We love having access to the training and performance edge of elite and professional athletes. The latest to come across our radar are the XG4 Performance Insoles, carbon fiber insoles that add a burst of energy to every stride.

The XG4 takes an athlete’s own energy in and unleashes it back with a force to generate more speed, power and distance. Matt Arciuolo, Founder of Roar Athletic Performance, developed the patented carbon fiber insoles working with the United States Olympic Bobsled and Skeleton Team. In these sports, the power generated in the push off is critical to the speed of the run. Seeking to design something light and thin, that would fit into the tight-fitting shoes worn by these athletes, he turned to carbon fiber. Stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum, he developed a carbon fiber composite capable of absorbing and releasing energy. Normally carbon fiber is very rigid, but Arciuolo told Style of Sport, “We took that theory and stood it on its head. We wanted to make a carbon fiber that would flex.” And flex these insoles do, with a force to launch a sneaker 15 feet up and out, as demonstrated in HERE in this video.



Every sport is reliant on the athlete’s interaction with ground — the more efficient, the better the performance. The insoles store energy with each foot strike, and release it back with palpable kick at lift off, as this runner can attest.

The XG4 weighs .7 oz, less than the insole it replaces. There are four 4 flexes for different athletes, sports and weights. Employed by multiple NFL, MLB, and NBA teams, in addition to a number of Division 1 college teams, no matter the sport, the XG4 can provide the extra boost to make any athlete feel like a pro!


9 Shades of Gray


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ROW 1: J.CREW MARLED BASEBALL T-SHIRT $42.50. It’s your classic two-tone baseball shirt, updated in heathered shades of gray. MADEWELL SLUB V-NECK POCKET TEE $22.50. A must have staple, this soft slub lowcut tee will be a fast favorite and comes in a few other shades of gray too. ZOE KARSSEN MISS YOU HOODED SLEEVELESS SWEATSHIRT $110. Send a message to the one you love in this playful sleeveless jersey sweatshirt.

ROW 2: FREECITY LIGHTBLAST TEE $115. This charcoal and black unisex t-shirt is printed with a lightening bolt on the front and back. The “glasswash” dye process produces a beautiful watercolor-like finish and makes each garment one of a kind. EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS CITY SERIES SWEATSHIRTS $79. Hollywood is universal but with almost 50 cities to choose from the choice is yours. Inspired by vintage sweatshirts from the 1940s, the City Series are made of 100% cotton large loop French terry fabric and adorned with sewn felt letters in the style of the most popular baseball teams in history. MONROW TIE FRONT TANK $78 now $44. Workout or hang out in this cool and comfortable tie front slub tank.

ROW 3: OUTDOOR VOICES CATCH-ME-IF-YOU-CAN HOODIE $85. Available in a few shades of heathered gray itself (along with a bunch of other colors), this hooded sweatshirt is constructed from OV’s softest fabric with an easy fit that’s slightly loose, but designed to hug a bit here and there. SWEATY BETTY PIROUETTE DANCE CAMI $110. Dance, yoga, pilates, barre, this elegant seamless camisole supports and flatters all your moves. PARKS PROJECT EVERGLADES CREW $34. Each item in the Parks Projects collection of fun and fine goods, is made to promote, protect, and preserve one of our National Parks. Shown here is the Everglades National Park tee, and for every 50 sold, 20 non-native species are removed.


SOS Gift Guides: For The Dude!


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For that special sporty guy,

these are the ultimate gifts he’s gonna love you for giving him!


CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: POC SPORTS DID GLACIER JEREMY JONES $250. The Signature Edition of POC Team athlete Jeremy Jones, boundary breaking backcountry snowboarder, these glacier style sunglasses are made for high altitudes where the sun is extra strong and intensified by the snow. The grilamid frames are slim and lightweight, the lenses extra dark, and the side panels are made of laser cut goat skin. OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 “SPECTRE” LIMITED EDITION $7500. For 20 years the Omega Seamaster has been James Bond’s watch of choice, and it stars again in Spectre. For the first time in 007 history, the watch is available in a limited edition of 7,007. Powered by the revolutionary Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8400 precision movement, resistant to magnetism up to 15,000 gauss, it is presented in a stainless steel case, on a 5-stripe black and grey James Bond NATO Strap, on which “007” is engraved. This is the ultimate gift for any James Bond fan!

PATAGONIA MEN’S BIVY DOWN VEST $179. This rugged and warm 600-fill-power duck down vest is wind and water-resistant and insulated with 100% Traceable Down (birds that were never force-fed, never live-plucked). Two handwarmer pockets are lined with brushed polyester, and an internal zippered chest pocket keeps essentials secure. J.CREW STRIPED BEANIE $24.50. Can’t go wrong with this sporty striped head warmer. It’s guaranteed to look cute on any guy! LEICA M-P SAFARI DIGITAL CAMERA SET $9,990. The first Leica cameras to use olive-green enamel were designed for use in the field. Discreet and scratch-resistant, this exceptional digital model is one of only 1500 limited edition sets, and contains the high-precision Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens for remarkable clarity and focus. Included is a full-grain leather strap as a sophisticated accent. Read More


In The Loopt



Horizon Air, the regional carrier for Alaska Airlines, periodically replaces the seat covers on their planes as a part of their regular maintenance procedures. When that time came most recently, they approached the Portland, OR, based company, Looptworks, to come up with a cool way to upcycle the leather on the seats into something completely new. Looptworks is brand that works with a variety of high profile and socially responsible companies to transform what would end up in a landfill into beautiful new products. Thus was created the Looptworks Alaska Airlines Carry-On Collection, which includes a wallet, laptop sleeve, tote, crossbody and messenger bag — all made with repurposed seat leather from Horizon Air.

Looptworks designs and manufactures bags made only with excess and waste materials – and they do it in a tangible way that makes sustainability a more graspable concept. They “upcycle”, a subset of recycling, which means they repurpose waste material into something that has equal or greater value. The extra neoprene from wetsuit manufacturers; high-end merino wool from architectural textile firm FilzFelt; leather from Langlitz Leathers, the legendary mecca for motorcycle jackets in Portland, are all reborn as bags that are as great looking as they environmentally friendly.


Top L-R: FELT AND LEATHER MESSENGER BAG $300. Partnership with FilzFelt, makers of German-milled, 100% Merino wool felt. Accentuated with premium excess leather from the footwear industry. LOOPT CLASSICS DUFFLE $350. Made with excess jacket leather from Langlitz Leathers. LUV SEAT BACKPACK $250. Made from authentic Southwest Airlines seat leather. Bottom L-R: ALASKA AIRLINES CARRY ON MESSENGER BAG $230. Hand-made, hand-numbered, and backed by lifetime warranty. HOPTU LAPTOP SLEEVE $30. Manufactured from excess wetsuit neoprene. NORTHWEST MESSENGER BAG $180. Made from premium, distressed leather from the bag industry and 1680 polyester from the outdoor gear industry.

Looptworks uses materials that are not just post-consumer, like the airline seats, but also virgin materials that have never been used— excess and scraps too small for the product originally intended, but perfect for something else. And part of their mission is finding those companies to partner with who are also looking to relieve the impact of the manufacturing process on the environment. Says Nick Mastors, Marketing Director of Looptworks, “There are a bunch of companies already out there creating a bunch of waste. If we can we find ways of repurposing that waste and turning it into something useful, then it directly offsets the need to make the same product with new materials.”

With our planet facing such extreme environmental challenges, the word sustainability gets thrown around, and sometimes it’s too overwhelming to comprehend. With the mandate to use only what already exists, Looptworks is taking that on one bag at a time. Says Mastors, “The name Looptworks refers to a closed-loop manufacturing system, where everything that is created, at the end of its useful life gets re-entered into the supply chain such that we don’t have to cut down forests, we don’t have to have landfill, we don’t have to mine for things. And it’s very cool to hold in your hand a product that directly embodies that vision.”

And cool these bags are. It’s one thing to be so environmentally and socially responsible in your manufacturing processes, but another to design a product so stylish and functional that people would buy it regardless. The Looptworks bags are just that, and make great holiday gifts too!


The Stylish Life



Recently published by TeNeues is the fabulously chic book series, THE STYLISH LIFE, with the subject of each volume the lifestyle, fashion, destinations, and iconic athletes of six different sports. Tennis, Golf, Skiing, Equestrian, Yachting, Football (soccer), each book is a photographic compendium featuring a stunning array of images, vintage and contemporary, that highlights what makes each of these sports so uniquely stylish.


John F. Kennedy playing with children


This bountiful tome features the world’s most fashionable golf destinations, from tropical islands to prestigious country clubs, and takes the reader on a photographic tour of the finest courses and clubhouses. The Stylish Life: Golf delves into the illustrious pedigree of this leisurely sport with its high-profile players, chic and quirky dress code, and highlights why socialites, captains of industry, and celebrities are drawn to this sylvan sport.

John F. Kennedy playing with children © The Stylish Life Golf, published by teNeues, Photo © Estate of Stanley Tretick LLC/Corbis




The Stylish Life: Skiing is a nostalgic and glamorous journey through alpine history that features the sport’s pioneers, superstars, celebrities, and the evolution of its resorts, fashion, equipment, and more. It looks at both the technical side and cutting-edge equipment that has evolved skiing into a fiercely competitive and popular sport, as well as the cultural side and jetsetter destinations that have created this distinctively aspirational lifestyle.

L-R: Ski resort of Courchevel, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France © The Stylish Life – Skiing, published by teNeues, Photo © Neil Emmerson/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis. Mirja and Gunter Sachs © The Stylish Life Skiing, published by teNeues, Photo © Pierre Vauthey/Sygma/Corbis
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