We have searched and found the most useful and elegant travel related accessories for the gentleman who’s life demands travel. Traveling the world as discerning gentlemen, we often find it essential for quality, functionality and presentation. From Japan to Italy we chose the finest well-crafted pieces of fine artisanship that cover your basic travel needs.
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“3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films….. = a trip of a lifetime.
Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover
The Japanese streetwear brand and VANS syndicate, made its appearance in 2006 at the LA trade show. The brand produces everything from t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, thick knits, or even light jackets with superior quality. The result: we like the look, each season comes with a strong theme, creating a motif attaining a completely new style. Using genuine horsehide leather, wool etc. along with a revolutionary arrangement of zippers, buttons and tension.
As reported last week, BMW confirmed that the M5 will take a hiatus for the 2011 model year and a new M5 sedan based on the 6-generation 5-series is in the works. The details on the next M5 are vague and the secret is concealed somewhere in Munich. Consequently, no official word on when the new M5 will debut, but we do know that the 2012 BMW M5 will go on sale next year so expect a concept version sometime later this year.
However, come next year, the M5 will receive significant upgrades that should have the the Cadillac CTS-V hiding in a garage somewhere.
Sources say that the current V10 will be dropped for the direct-injection twin-turbo 4.4L V8 – an uprated version of the unit in the X6M and X5M. Mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission, the next M5 should produce around 570-hp allowing it to run from 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds with a top speed limited at 155 mph.
Originally designed for fishing, this rolling duffle is more than practical for universally any outdoor activity and adventure travel you wish to take up . This light weight, but sturdy bag, is suitable for snorkel gear, hiking gear, or fishing gear that you want to pack in its spacious bottom storage with an optional weeks worth of clothing in the main storage. The quality is of traditional Orvis durability: the wheels, seams, handle and zippers are tough and built to last. The properly placed compartments allow separate and organized belongings for ease and convenience. Our favorite feature is the bottom storage where you can pack all your wading shoes, snorkel gear, and all miscellaneous items that you don’t want to mix with your clothing. However be advised this bag has a great holding capacity, filling it up would take you way above the limit of typical domestic airlines. Overall, you can gaurantee a long lifetime of several trips with this bag remaining in tact and in good condition.
In 1996, Boeing and General Electric came together to develop and market a corporate version of the popular 737 airliner, to form Boeing Business Jets. The first completed BBJ was delivered on September 4 1999. Each purchased Boeing 737 BBJ goes to a customer specified completion centre for interior fit-out and exterior painting. Above is a long range large capacity private jet designed by Alberto Pinto who specializes himself in setting “high interior design” in atypical places such as large yachts or private jets.
The floating home glides effortlessly on the weekends in Dubai’s Creek or the waters between the Jumeirah shoreline and the man-made islands alongside it. Leen Vandaele and X-Architects closely collaborated to create one of the most unique homes known to man: a floating houseboat. With a minimalist, easy-on-the-eye style, of elegant usage of stainless steel and glass . The floating home has an interior of class and luxury featuring an outside terrace and a spiral staircase. In case you’re wondering the structures stability is supported by catamaran beams.
American engineering meets Italian flair, meaning you get the power and functionality without compromising interior finish and detail – Nuvolari & Lenard incorportates helicopter pads, intricate stainless steel usage, sweeping curves and open air decks to introduce super luxury yachts. Nuvolari & Lenard does not design one yacht at a time, but builds a brand, a whole line of yachts. With the fundemntal competency that a purchase of a yacht is quite a large investment, with a key focus on resale value. Design is not only creativity at its peak, but inspired by engineering , market research and rational approach. Which is why Nuvolari & Lenard highly positions designs to support a yachts value on the long run. Achieving this all while capturing the nautical lifestyle of relaxation and enjoyment with crisp architectural features in thier design.
“only the market place can determine if your right or wrong” – Carlo Nuvolari states in an interview with Yachts International
Marquis 40 Sports Coupe
The marquis 40 Sports Coupe is a perfect example of how the design company combines italian architecture and design with american standards .
The heritage of Palmer Johnson makes it unique. From humble beginnings as a wooden fishing boat builder more than 90 years ago, the company has emerged as a premier builder of luxury high performance yachts.
Key Competitors: Rolls-Royce Phantom and Maybach if you remember who they are.
Power: 6.75L twin-turbocharged V8 – 505-hp / 752 lb-ft of torque.
Transmission: ZF 8-speed automatic.
Availability: On sale now.
Key Competitors: Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Power: 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6 – 315-hp / 330 lb-ft.
Transmission: 6-speed automatic.
Availability: Spring 2010.
Pricing: $71,025 for the 740i and $75,425 for the 740Li
The 740i and the 740Li will both offer other 7 Series options and packages, including the M Sport Package, Driver Assistance Package, Luxury Seating Packages, Rear Entertainment Package, and even the BMW Individual Composition Package.
Pricing will start at $71,025 for the 740i and $75,425 for the long wheelbase 740Li. That’s $10,795 less than the current entry-level model 750i, which starts at $82,000. Sales of the 740 models will begin in Spring 2010.
On the international nautical scene, Pershing promises Italian-made excellence. Pershing, has pioneered crossing speed boats with motor yachts since the early eighties. Which has since culminated as their specialty along with visionary standard. With the ability to anticipate the times in their progression of building Mega Motor Yachts, such as the 115′.
In the case that you’re wondering: design, comfort and class are not compromised for speed at any point at Pershing. Featured yachts are certain to arouse you with decadent designs, innovative materials, pleasant spaces and transformable cabins for total luxor at sea. For a complete picturesque setting most Europeans might decide to sail off to the Spanish coast to enjoy the beautiful bays and archipelagos and those of the States certainly will decide to navigate the clear blue waters of the Caribbean.
Examining the 740i and 740Li, which may be the most powerful and intelligent six-cylinder luxury sedans in the world. The previous generation of the BMW 7-Series only offered two engine choices including a V8 or a V12. Come Spring 2010, BMW will offer its twin-turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine in the 2011 BMW 740i and the 2011 BMW 740Li. Featuring BMW’s award-winning inline-6 engine that produces V-8 power on six-cylinder fuel consumption.Both models will be available for sale in the US this Spring.
WHY has it all: space, stability, movement independence and peace. This revolutionary concept of the moving island is developed with the latest and most advanced sustainable technologies, recycling thermal energy, as well as any organic and inorganic waste. A new way to live on the sea while caring about it, protecting it and cherishing it. Wally Yachts has collaborated with Hermes on the premises of common values, the values of well made, singular functional, refined and elegant object. Hermes has decided to brave the open seas to offer a new lifestyle that is respectful of the environment, combining the pleasure of sailing and absolute comfort. Infused by a simultaneous artisan spirit, both companies bring you Wally Hermes Yachts (WHY).
“Kings and queens, princes and princesses, politicians, statesmen, presidents”, and gents alike have been slickly dressed by Ray Stowers of Stowers Bespoke, over his illustrious 25-year tenure which originated on Savile Row in Central London. Unlike other tailors, Stowers Bespoke does not have a house fashion that is imposed on their clients, hence the term “bespoken,” meaning they have one style and that’s your own. You can be assured that it is not assembled from low-grade fabrics in a distant factory; all garments are tailored at the Stowers Bespoke showroom with one of their gifted tailors involved every stage of the making. They fit | rip-down |adjust | re-fit to ensure your suit is nothing short of perfect and that you are completely satisfied. Stowers Bespoke also offers a ready-to-wear collection of dress shirts, ties and ample accessories. Clients are provided with the highest levels of service and the finest hand-tailored suits and sportswear.
Bang & Olufsen presents you with the BeoSound 9000,which features a six cd player with FM radio and the option to stream internet radio, and even hook up your portable music player.The advanced piece of mechanical engineering has the accelerating clamper that zips back and forth across the sets of cds. With impeccable sound, it can go from a track one on the first CD to another on the sixth CD without a noticeable pause. The glass lid swings open with a silent electric motor,and when the design experience unfolds in time all dimensions of it can be truly appreciated.