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DISCOVER FEBRUARY 2021’S COOLEST STUFF
THE MOST STYLISH PRODUCTS AND RELEASES THIS MONTH
With the current springlike weather and pubs soon to open up again, we finally have something to look forward to. You’re also probably overdue a haircut and 7 weeks feels like a lifetime away, but don’t worry, time will fly by. To help pass the time here’s a little light reading on this month’s coolest wares. We have a timepiece made from firearms and the most dapper pyjamas around, among others. So, following on from my January roundup, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite drops from February 2021 – enjoy.
Hancock’s expert coat-makers have been producing unique garments in vulcanised rubberised cloth, bonded using a traditional manufacturing process that has remained virtually unchanged for over 175 years. Two layers of cloth are bonded with a layer of rubber, creating an impenetrable barrier that ensures the finished cloth is 100% waterproof and all Hancock handmade coats come with a lifetime guarantee on taping, collars and stitching. As dedicated creatives, they take inspiration from the generations of skilled artisans who came before them, while constantly striving towards the development of new products.
Area Code Clothing
Area Code was founded in Stockholm in 2018. The brand was born with the aim to facilitate opportunity for children of developing communities around the globe through selling good quality apparel. They strive to build a community; one whereby consumers are connected to people in need. Each purchase has a purpose to make a meaningful impact. Therefore, the more commercially successful Area Code becomes, the more positive influence the community can provide in areas across the world that require a helping hand for positive change.
Triwa x Humanium Time for Peace 2.0
After being part of the destruction of over 12,000 illegal weapons, together with IM Swedish Development partner, and raising more than $100,000 to conflict torn societies TRIWA now launches Time for Peace 2.0. Time for Peace 2.0 is an updated design of their classic Humanium Metal watch. Each watch case consists of 100% Humanium metal, made from upcycled illegal weapons, and for each watch sold, 15% goes back to anti-violence projects in the same areas from which the weapons are confiscated. The new collection consists of 4 watches featuring two new cases with new straps, made from recycled PET. It also comes with two limited versions with graffiti peace prints on the strap. Since the launch of the first TRIWA x Humanium Metal watches in 2018, TRIWA has sold over 20,000 watches and donated over $100,000 to anti-violence projects in El Salvador, where the metal is produced.
Under Armour Running Shoe
Tested for over 11,000 miles, the UA Flow Velociti Wind is the latest chapter in running innovation with a disruptive design and all-in-one cushioning system that eliminates the rubber outsole. What is the flow state? The feeling you get when you could keep running for miles. The feeling of wanting to keep going one more mile - because you feel so good. The feeling of light, effortless speed. The feeling of the wind at your back. Every runner is searching for that flow state. Under Armour is inspired by their elite run athletes and is constantly pursuing the most innovative solutions to help them get better. In a sport where every second counts, the Under Armour team sought to create a lightweight yet supportive shoe that would perform for elite runners in their most taxing workouts.
HYPE. X Sesame Street Collection
HYPE. x Sesame Street, vibrantly animated adults’ and kids’ collections has launched. The 55-piece capsule collection features your all-time-favourite Sesame Street characters in a range of designs including hoodies, joggers, tees, backpacks, face coverings and reusable bottles. The unisex adult collection boasts a matured 90s inspired approach with a developed tartan all-over and sleeve blocking print. With an exciting super-soft-touch Sherpa fabric, the pullover and jogger tracksuit set features embroidered characters in bright pops of colour finished with the new signature logo.
The North Face Fleeces
With a 90s fit, shape and retro colours, the Fleeski Fleece Jacket ups the style stakes of any outfit. Thanks to the polyester fleece, that’s quick-drying, sweat-wicking and warming, it’s really wearable too – pretty much anywhere and everywhere. Complete the top-to-toe look with the complementary Fleeski Sweater. Named for the 7,161m summit that stands in the shadow of Mount Everest, the Pumori Expedition Jacket was inspired by a 1987 expedition to summit the highest mountain in the world. It has been made by recycling plastic bottles collected in the Himalayan foothills to create usable polyester and blended with responsibly sourced cotton. The result is a lightweight jacket that has a lighter impact on nature. A Sagamartha (the Nepali name for Everest) Expedition patch is on the arm.
Triumph Motorcycles Lifestyle SS21
Triumph motorcycles lifestyle have launched their third seasonal menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2021 with a campaign set in the dystopian landscape of Dungeness and featuring two award winning custom Triumph motorcycles. The collection Introduces new styles, seasonal appropriate fabrics, and twists to the brand's contemporary range of authentic moto lifestyle clothing. The design inspiration accesses the brands extensive archive, of well over a hundred years, to produce a rugged look with polished authentic moto detailing that will raise the stakes of any modern wardrobe. Following the success of previous seasons Triumph Lifestyle have held onto some of their Key staple pieces: from the Waxed D Pocket Jacket to the Classic Ignition Coil Tee. While new designs have been re-created from archive research and styling references using genuine quality materials; luxury leathers, waterproof wax, 'Slub' yarns, twill sweats and premium Selvedge denim, creating a collection of rugged utility workwear essentials.
Basic Nights by Basic Rights
Signature Basic Rights tailoring… now, with pandemic-proof utility. Camp collared shirts and coordinating trousers have been reimagined over the last year for this debut, limited-edition foray into loungewear. Or rather, a take on what modern luxury loungewear should be. Where Basic Rights is considered, restrained, and disciplined; Basic Nights brings indulgence and celebrates the eccentric and ostentatious. Think first class travel, awards shows with Julian Schnabel, Frank Ocean at home on the sofa. Each of the three styles are named after a constellation and exude a versatile, nonchalant sense of luxury that’s as fitting for home as it is for traveling, whenever that resumes.
Manscaped Weed Wacker
Founded by Paul Tran in 2016 San Diego, Manscaped is the global leader in male grooming and hygiene below-the-waist, trusted by over 2 million men worldwide. The product range includes only the best tools, formulations, and accessories for a simple and effective male grooming routine. We Save Balls is the name of their philanthropic partnership which supports the Testicular Cancer Society, where they aim to spread a very important message about early detection and self-screening. Here we turn the focus to their revolutionary electric ear and nose hair trimmer featuring SkinSafe technology and a powerful 600mAh li-ion battery. The Weed Whacker trimmer has an intelligently contoured design with a 9,000 RPM motor that powers a 360° rotary dual-blade system, and the waterproof capability enables convenient wet or dry operation.
LifeJacket Skin Protection
LifeJacket Skin Protection's range is lightweight, water-resistant, reef-safe, cruelty free, non-greasy and easy to apply through body hair - all without compromising on safety, protection and performance. The products were designed by a team of experts and clinically and dermatologically tested in UK labs for a three-year period before being launched. Manufactured in the UK using state-of-the-art ingredient technology, the skincare products include daily moisturisers and two SPF Sun Gels, as well as convenient sachet packs. LifeJacket takes holistic skin protection seriously and also offers a range of high-quality UPF 50+ clothing to combat the fact that a white cotton t-shirt only offers the sunscreen equivalent of SPF 5.