Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

Anything that constitutes to lifestyle including hobbies, collectibles, fashion, travel and more.

Gucci Mocassin has carbon fiber inserts at its heels

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(credit: Carbon Fiber Gear) Gucci Mocassin | US$425.00 | www.gucci.com

now, this is something you don’t see everyday: carbon fiber used in designer brand name shoes, let alone in fashion. traditionally, carbon fiber has been closely associated with automotive (cars, bikes or whatever), so it came as a surprise to find this cutting edge material on a pair of footwear. the Gucci Mocassin sports a beige/ebony GG plus design with dark brown trim, rubber outsoles and of course, carbon fiber on its heels. snazzy stuff. perfect fashion companion to your future Lamborghini sesto elemento, if it ever gets to production. perfetto. the good thing is, this pair of racy shoes are available for purchase for a pricey $425 a pair. then again, it’s just a fraction of the price of your would be supercar. more look after the break. Continue reading Gucci Mocassin has carbon fiber inserts at its heels

Nike Takao Mid GTX changes the way you look at hiking shoes

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(credit: Nike via Styles) Nike Sportswear Takao Mid GTX | ¥10,290.00 | www.nike.com

traditional brown look of hiking shoes is not everyone’s cup of tea and up till today we have to content with that hue until Nike Sportswear Takao Mid GTX comes along. this pair of rugged outdoor footwear’s eye-catching pink, purple, orange and grey tone is set to change the way you the look at hiking shoes. honestly, i didn’t think i was looking at a pair of hiking shoes when i first lay eyes on them. don’t you think it look too beautiful to have any dirt on them? who knows, with the multicolor hitting the once monotonous hiking shoes, it could be the next big thing in street wear fashion and with a price tag of ¥10,290 (about US$133), it is not ridiculously expensive as far as hiking shoes are concerned. so it might just turn out to be a seller too. the Nike Sportswear Takao Mid GTX should be hitting the stores soon enough so watch out for it. in mean time, hit the jump for a few more look. Continue reading Nike Takao Mid GTX changes the way you look at hiking shoes

Hublot Chukker Bang watch for Polo Gold Cup Gstaad

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(image credit: Hublot) Hublot Chukker Bang | US$tba | www.hublot.com

Hublot has announced the Chukker Bang time piece to mark the occasion of the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad, a prestigious polo event Hublot has been associated for the last four years. this particular time piece drew its inspiration from the game of polo and developed with input from one of the world’s best polo player and Hublot Ambassador Facundo Pieres. one of the highlight of this 44.5-mm diameter polo-centric time piece is its 7-min 30 counter which is exactly the length of one period of play, or “chukka” as it is called in the world of polo. Continue reading Hublot Chukker Bang watch for Polo Gold Cup Gstaad

limited edition Sideshow Collectibles HULK life-size bust

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(credit: Sideshow Collectibles) HULK Life-Size Bust | US$499.99 | www.sideshowtoy.com

fans of the green hulking hero will be glad to know the HULK life-size bust from Sideshow Collectibles is now up for your taking. as with all Sideshow Collectibles product, each piece is handcrafted and individually painted to exacting standards. it’s a life-size bust, so expect it to be huge. the bust measures 20-inch (508-mm) tall, 19-inch (482.6-mm) wide by 14.5-inch (368.3-mm) long and weighs a hefty 15-lbs (6.8-kilograms). the HULK Life-Size Bust has a limited production run of just 500 pieces and is available now from Sideshow website for $499.99. click on the above image for larger view of this fearsome green beast. also check out a couple more images of the Hulk Life-Size Bust after the jump. Continue reading limited edition Sideshow Collectibles HULK life-size bust

Runat Doraemon GMT Master II and Lady-DateJust Replica

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(credit: Runat) Runat Doraemon GMT Master II and Lad-DateJust Replica | ¥21,120.00 | www.runat.co.jp

i am quite sure these are not sanction by luxury time piece maker Rolex but they do lend a pretty cute touch too the otherwise too straight-face, and not to mention, very pricey watches. this pair, namely, the Doraemon GMT Master II (officially dubbed as Journey) and Lady-DateJust Replica (officially dubbed as Heart) from Runat cost only ¥21,120 (about US$275) a pop, which is a fraction of the real deal’s price, though it might not have the built quality and prestige that comes with the serious pricing. Continue reading Runat Doraemon GMT Master II and Lady-DateJust Replica

Sony Digital Binoculars with full HD AVCHD video recording

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(credit: Sony) Sony Digital Binoculars | from US$1,400.00 | www.sonystyle.com

as an average everyday person, binoculars are probably the last thing you are going to get. well, unless of course, you are a serial peeping tom pretending to be a bird watcher or a private eye. whether you are the latter or the former, you won’t want to miss this new gadget from Sony – the new Sony Digital Binoculars that boost full HD video recording capability and that’s not all, it also features zoom functionality, electronic autofocus and steadyshot image stabilization technology. Continue reading Sony Digital Binoculars with full HD AVCHD video recording

new old vintage: Nike Vintage Oregon Waffle QS Sneakers

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(credit: Nike) Nike Oregon Waffle Vintage Running Shoes | US$85.00 | www.nike.com

recently, we have seen a trend of ‘reissue’ when it comes to sneakers and here’s yet another ‘a blast from the past’ from Nike. dubbed as the Nike Oregon Waffle Vintage Running Shoes, it is based on its ‘ancestor’ that was issue way back in the 70s, this pair of running shoes features a combo of textile, suede, and polyester for a light weight but comfortable fit. just in case you are wondering why is it called ‘Waffle’, well, i guess the rubber outsole in waffle pattern did something to inspire that name. Continue reading new old vintage: Nike Vintage Oregon Waffle QS Sneakers

LEGO Volkswagen Camper Van to be available this Fall

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(credit: LEGO) LEGO Volkswagen Camper Van #10220 | US$99.99 | www.lego.com

there is something for hippie wannabe to rejoice this Fall. LEGO has recreated the T1 Camper Van from the 1962 complete with iconic pop-top camper option. if you know LEGO bricks, you will appreciate the challenge LEGO designer has to face in creating the appearance of a much rounded vehicle using the predominantly squarish blocks. in anyway, they did it and the result is this 1,322 pieces set complete with the legendary flat-four (aka known as boxer) engine squeezed in between the rear axle. well, that’s just half of the story. Continue reading LEGO Volkswagen Camper Van to be available this Fall

Scuderia Ferrari 150° Italia 1:4 Scale Steering Wheel

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(image credit: Formula 1) Scuderia Ferrari 150° Italia 1:4 Scale Steering Wheel | £60.00 | www.formula1.com

for the average Formula One fans, owning a piece of this lean mean racing car could be the next best thing to owning the entire car and one of the most sought after part is perhaps the steering wheel. if the limited edition 1:1 scale full size 2011 Ferrari 150° Italia Steering Wheel Replica price is way off your budget, there is always a less expensive alternative such as the Scuderia Ferrari 150° Italia 1:4 Scale Steering Wheel. created by Amalgam Fine Model Cars for Ferrari, this steering wheel is completely handcrafted to exacting details. it comes with a presentation case and like its limited edition counterpart, it comes with a certificate of authenticity to prove that this is a real deal Ferrari merchandise. the best part is, it cost a fraction of the 1:1 replica with a price tag of just £60 (about US$99). it may not be the full-size replica but at least it is affordable to average folks like me. Continue reading Scuderia Ferrari 150° Italia 1:4 Scale Steering Wheel

Marvel characters given Tokidoki makeover, in blind boxes

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(credit: Tokidoki) Tokidoki x Marvel Frenzies | US$5.95 | www.tokidoki.it

Marvel’s reach has extended beyond comics, moving on to the big screen and now, renowned artist Tokidoki has given Marvel characters a makeover – Tokidoki-style. fans of both Tokidoki can expect popular Marvel characters, ranging from Spiderman to Doctor Doom, Wolverine to Thor et cetera, in this collection. the best part is (or the worst, depending on how you look at it), these will come in individual blind boxes which means you will never know what you will be getting until you open the box. can be frustrating as hell to some but a thrill to others. i am completely neutral when it comes to blind boxes – i only avoid them. does it make me an anti-blind box dude? Continue reading Marvel characters given Tokidoki makeover, in blind boxes