Dec 05, 2011 Comments

Seiko Orange Monster

The Seiko Orange Monster, officially named the SKX781, has caused a bit of an uproar within the watch community since its release onto the public. In fact many watch collectors who regularly spend upwards of 4 figures for their pieces view this Seiko as one of the "must haves" to the collection. So what's all the fuss about the Seiko Orange Monster? Let's find out:

Internally the Orange Monster uses the 21 jewel 7S26 in-house automatic movement. This is the same movement that can commonly be found in all Seiko's under the $300 price range. It is far from anything spectacular but it is known as a workhorse that can take a daily beating and keep on ticking. After the initial break in period, said to be about 2 weeks of wear, the Seiko Orange Monster accuracy is +/- 10 seconds in a given day. The power reserve on this particular Seiko is about 24 hours.

As the name might suggest the stainless steel case on this watch is quite the "monster" on the wrist. At the largest point on the watch the diameter, including the crown, measures approximately 47mm. The unidirectional bezel, protected by bezel-guards, has 120 clicks per revolution and is easy to rotate under any condition. Luminosity is stellar because of the proprietary "lumibrite" paint that will allow you to see the markers on the watch from across the room. Under normal light you have a bright and extremely orange face that demands attention.

Bracelet end links are solid and the pins holding it together are extremely heavy-duty - all links are made from solid piece of steel. A high quality clasp has a fold over security buckle; the bracelet incorporates a hidden diver's extension (used when wearing a wet suit). This is one of the quietest bracelets that I have ever seen on a watch that is under $300.

Random coolness information: This is a unique watch for you to wear, and tell all your friends about, because it is not a standard Seiko of America inventory item. That means you are getting a watch from overseas that makes it a "grey market" item. It also means that unless you really know about this watch (or you hang out at a watch aficionado party) it is highly unlikely you'll see anyone close to you wearing it. Most of the time these type of watches will not carry papers or a warranty. However if you purchase it from Amazon directly (not the random sellers) you will get the box, papers and a 3 year warranty.

One of the best selling points on the Orange Monster is how versatile it is when it comes to customization. Aside from all the mods a watch maker or watch geek can do one of the standards is replacing the strap. You wouldn't believe how beautiful this watch is when paired when a brown or black leather strap. If you want to really go custom look in the direction of a Carbon Fiber strap that has orange stitching. You will not be sorry.

The Seiko Orange Monster can be yours for $190. Make it uniquely yours for an extra $50.

Dec 01, 2011 Comments

Cole Haan Air Colton Chukka

I have many pairs of Cole Haan shoes, boots and oxfords in my collection for two very important reasons: the style is classic and timeless and they are all super comfortable with the hidden Nike technology. Today's featured foot porn is the Cole Haan Air Colton Layered Chukka. This Chukka has a textured outside (also comes in a textured black) and a layered piece of leather that wraps around the heel to create a little more substance to the shoe. As mentioned earlier this shoe does feature the hidden Nike Air technology, it comes with two lace color options and it will pair with everything in your closet.

Swoop up the comfortable Cole Haan Air Colton Layered Chukka (with Nike technology) for $228.

Nov 30, 2011 Comments

Chalk Windowpane Robe

This "dressing gown", (I say robe) whispers luxury, elegance, style and expensiveness. It is cut by Budd, has a shawl collar with deep patch pockets and features contrasting piping. The cloth used is a classic Chalk Windowpane flannel, for which Fox Brothers is world-renowned. Fox Brothers’ ‘West of England’ flannel is made from lambs’ wool so is soft to the touch and yet structured enough to hold the classic silhouette of this gentleman’s "dressing gown". Fox Brothers has been making really expensive clothing fine luxury woollen cloths since 1772. The cloth used here was first developed during the 1860’s when Fox became well known for its softly textured ‘West of England' flannels, so admired and desired by Savile Row tailors and gentlemen of style and elegance around the world.

If you're a baller and need a robe - why wouldn't you get one that cost $800?

Nov 29, 2011 Comments

Filson Leather Field Satchel

You'll be the center of attention walking into the office, the classroom or anywhere you show up with the Filson Leather Field Satchel. The Filson Leather Field Satchel is constructed from whole pieces of vegetable tanned Bridle Leather that's cut from the strongest part of the hide, strong pieces that will last a lifetime. Assembled with heavy bonded nylon thread these are handmade in small batches in the Filson Seattle factory. Filson says it takes about ten years to break in (Someone let us know if this is true). It features 2 expandable main pocket compartments, 1 interior business card pocket, 1 interior cell phone pocket and 1 exterior rear open pocket. The outside has 2 bridle leather strap and buckle closures with storm flap and secures with a brass latch and lock. Official measurements: 17" W x 12 1/2" H x 4" D

The Filson Leather Field Satchel can be yours, and it will last a lifetime, for $795.

Nov 28, 2011 Comments

Naughty Christmas Sweaters

Well if there was any reason to wear a Christmas sweater these would certainly be it. Skedouche has released some "naughty" (that's the lame term they use) sweaters just in time for the holiday seasons. The sweaters are very high quality and designs range from a snowman with balls, a reindeer gangbang, reindeer threesome, black Santa and even a Santa pimp cardigan (along with a few others). If sweaters aren't your thing then they also have a slew of shirts with other designs that will make grandma give you the stink eye. So check it out.

Check out all the naughty Christmas sweaters on Skedouche, average price is $70.

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