The New York Yankees are losing more than a historic shortstop once Derek Jeter retires at the end of this season. The man’s so intwined with the Yankees franchise and with MLB as a whole that they’re losing an ambassador and one of the few iconic athletes of our time. Stats and performance to the side, Derek Jeter is a fan’s dream. And bidding farewell is no easy task but Gatorade’s done a…
Johnny Cash’s 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
If you want a piece of music history, this vintage custom 1970’s Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow owned by Johnny Cash should get on your radar.
If you want a piece of music history, this vintage custom 1970’s Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow owned by Johnny Cash should get on your radar. The story behind it is that it was originally purchased by ABC TV in the ’70’s and given to Cash during The Johnny Cash Show run. Cash sold it in the mid-80’s and now it’s set to go on auction this month. Take Johnny out of the equation and it’s a beautiful car with it’s black finish and detailing. Under the hood, you’ve got a twin-carbureted 412 CID aluminum V8 engine with only 32,000 miles on it that sits atop an independent front and rear suspension and tamed with four-wheel disc brakes. Now add the fact that Johnny Cash once owned this, and both Cash and car fans alike will want to be a part of the bidding war. The man in black’s 1970 Rolls-Royce will go up for auction at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction from September 25 to 27.
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
Though we’ve seen Speed models of other vehicles in the Bentley stable, the British coachmaker’s flagship sedan has never been so fortunate.
Though we’ve seen Speed models of other vehicles in the Bentley stable, the British coachmaker’s flagship sedan has never been so fortunate. Until now. The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed brings in more power while adjusting some design elements as well. Outside, you’ll notice dark-tinted grilles and lights as well as directional 21-inch wheels while you’ll notice a two-tone interior that takes roughly 150 hours of labor and 14 bull hides to finish to perfection. Under the hood, the Mulsanne Speed delivers 530 horsepower which is 25 more than the standard Mulsanne. Bentley’s 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 takes things a step further by delivering an earth rattling 811 pound-feet of torque. All this power is mated to a recalibrated version of the vehicle’s eight-speed automatic transmission, which now includes an S mode to keep the revs above 2,000 and the turbos ready to rock. 0 to 60 time comes in at 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. Look for the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne to make its world debut at next month’s Paris Motor Show.
Last night Porsche kicked off “The Sound of Porsche”, a multi-sensory pop up that’s set to call 446 W. 14th Street in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District home for the next three weeks. The entire experience is a blend of brand stories, virtual driving, and even a design challenge for fans to partake in. It all starts with the media stations at the front of the space that turn it into a modern record store. There are several custom records and playlists created by Porsche for you to check out as you slap on a pair of noise-cancelling Bose headphones. In the lineup are “Electrifying Performance” and “One of Us” which feature Porsche racecar drivers Mark Webber and Patrick Dempsey. Go past this and you land on the holy grail of showings – The Sound Lab Virtual Drive Experience. Powered by Bose, the glass-enclosed sound room features an all-new matte-white 911 Carrera 4S Coupe. The setup showcases visuals from a choice of three drive routes along with impressive sound mapping so you can see and hear what it would be like to drive this car in that environment. And if those two stations weren’t enough, you can jump to The Design Corner in the back where there’s a giant wall-to-wall chalkboard that you can use as your blank canvas as you draw out what the sound of Porsche means to you, then upload your designs to social media along with the hashtag #soundofporsche. Designs will live in the space and the winner of the best design will get a trip to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Talking about incentive.
The Sound of Porsche will be open to the public starting today through October 5th from 10am to 6pm. After New York, The Sound of Porsche will also be showcased in London and Shanghai.Now Open | Sound of Porsche NYC Pop Up Last night Porsche kicked off “The Sound of Porsche”, a multi-sensory pop up that’s set to call 446 W.
3.1 Phillip Lim has opened their NYC flagship boutique on 48 Great Jones Street, housing the entire Men’s and Accessories collections. The modern luxury store is the first to display the newly developed retail concept by Creative Director Phillip Lim in collaboration with London-based creative agency Campaign. The 3,500 square foot space is layered in geometric forms, personally curated vintage furniture, and industrial high-polished concrete floors reminiscent of the designer’s studio. The walls are furnished with artist studio canvases and soft white-washed plywood as a conversational backdrop.
3.1 Phillip Lim NYC 48 Great Jones StreetNow Open | 3.1 Phillip Lim Store on Great Jones Street 3.1 Phillip Lim has opened their NYC flagship boutique on 48 Great Jones Street, housing the entire Men’s and Accessories collections.
With this being Derek Jeter’s final season, he’s seen a lot of clubs pay homage to his legacy as he’s toured the country. Brands have jumped in to pay their respects as well with no one more attached to the famed Yankee than the Jordan brand. They released an entire collection and a video campaignto accompany it dubbed “RE2PECT”. Now, there’s an upcoming release of a Jeter edition of the iconic…
Alex Mill’s teamed up with Japanese brand OMNIGOD for a co-branded lineup of shirting and sweaters. The pieces are made in OMNIGOD’s factory in Kojima, Japan on old power looms in a city known for its denim manufacturing. Consisting of four styles, the Fall/Winter 2014 collaboration features three shirting styles in four colorways ranging from $220 to $255 as well as one sweater which retails for $320. The detail on the shawl collar pull over is immense – indigo-dyed yarn, 4-needle stitching, made on one of the few operational vintage loop machines in the world. The work shirt’s woven with a vintage shuttle loom and features selvage detailing on the interior of the placket, side placket, and side gusset. Other details include Mother of Pearl buttons and a broken-in wash that comes in cream and dark indigo. The spread collar shirt is made with an original herringbone washed fabric and features similar detailing comes in light blue, with construction taking place on vintage triple-needle sewing machines. Upon purchasing, customers will also get a custom pen and case highlighting the handwriting of Alex Mill designer Alexander Drexler.
Look for the collaboration to be available exclusively through Alex-Mill.com and at the Alex Mill store in New York’s Nolita neighborhood this Thursday, September 18th as well as OMNIGOD stores in Japan.Alex Mill x OMNIGOD Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Alex Mill’s teamed up with Japanese brand OMNIGOD for a co-branded lineup of shirting and sweaters. The pieces are made in OMNIGOD’s factory in Kojima, Japan on old power looms in a city known for its denim manufacturing.