This week’s HOTTEST sneakers From KLEKT

As we know KLEKT is not only one of Europe’s most established online marketplace for buying and selling authentic sneakers and streetwear, but also one of the safest. They connect Sellers with Buyers and ensure that all items are 100% authentic. They provide a safe buying and selling experience for their users.

Today they give us their top five sneakers to be found on their platform this week.

Air Jordan WMNS 1 High OG ‘Lucky Green’ (2020)

The “Lucky Green” Air Jordan 1 High OG looks to be inspired by the unofficial “Heineken” Nike SB Dunk Low that was released in 2003. A white tumbled leather base is accented by a black Swoosh, collar and laces. It is the Lucky Green overlays can be seen on the mudguard, collar and heel, with an embossed red Wings logo adding a nice pop of colour. The midsole comes complete in a traditional white and black, rounding off this well-balanced Air Jordan 1.

Supreme Nike Air Max Plus Black TN (FW20)

Since its launch in 1998, the Nike Air Max Plus TN has remained a fan favourite around the world. As Sean McDowell’s first and only Air Max model, the legacy of the TN is undeniable. Known for its love of unlikely Nike silhouettes, the TN is a nice change. Selling out in mere seconds made it extremely hard to cop but you can get yours on KLEKT now!

 

Adidas 7X 4D Carbon Aqua (2020)

A creation of two huge initiatives forms the  Adidas ZX 4D Carbon Aqua, as the Futurecraft technology meets the ZX line in adidas’s newest 4D model. With the famous ‘Aqua’ colourway this sneaker is not one to miss with it’s mix of light blue, yellow and purple whilst featuring a Primeknit build. Comfy, futuristic and stylish and available now on KLEKT!

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro E “Crater” (2020)

Dubbed the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro E (short for Eco) “Crater,” this is the most sustainable Dunk in history. Unlike the community garden, the “Crater” SB Dunk opts for a different approach. The simple colourway uses a careful combination of grey shades made from recycled materials. A mixture of recycled canvas, polyester and rubber can be seen throughout this Dunk, with a “Crater Foam” midsole and sole bringing the shoe together.

Supreme Nike Air Max Plus Green TN (FW20)

A brighter colourway on the drop from Week 8 at Supreme as the collaboration with Nike on the Air Max Plus. Probably the colour was least expected when revealed the Supreme Nike Air Max Plus Green TN gives us such a psychedelic vibe with it’s crazy colors that works so well.

The Best Streaming Platform For Families

It’s half term and the current situation and restrictions are adding a whole new level of difficulties for parents in keep little ones occupied and safe. New research from Money.co.uk has analysed the top five streaming services available in the UK, comparing everything from price, quality, functionality and type of content available to give parents a comprehensive guide as to which is best for their family’s needs.

They analysed the top five streaming services available in the UK. Their ranking reveals the best platform for each category, as well as the overall winner.

Following the launch of Disney+ earlier this year, you might think you know the answer, but the results might just surprise you! Explore the table below by selecting each category to reveal the winner and determine the best streaming service for your family.

Coming out on top in four out of five categories, their analysis reveals Amazon’s Prime Video to be the best streaming service overall for families.

Take a ride on the Magical Mystery Tour Coach Blue The New Fragrance

Now Coach mightn’t exactly be a household name this side of the pond, however, this simply isn’t the case across the Atlantic. Coach, are viewed as the original American house of leather. It was founded in 1941 in the heart of Manhattan. Today, it is a leading house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.

Their latest fragrance, Coach Blue, features a silver turnlock spray cap and leather hangtag, the bottle celebrates Coach’s iconic heritage. The Horse and Carriage—a symbol of Coach’s rich history of craftsmanship—is embossed onto the glass. The bottle’s deep blue hue and ombré effect reference the scent’s inspiration: a road trip about to begin

The iconic campaign, shot by visionary photographer Craig McDean and features actor, Michael B. Jordan, global face of Coach Men’s. Jordan. Coach Blue is inspired by the freedom and optimism of an American road trip. Invigorating and aromatic, it evokes blue skies, open roads and cool breezes.

Coach Blue is inspired by journeys that start and end in New York City. Fresh and full of energetic contrasts, it evokes the free-spirited attitude of Coach.” –Stuart Vevers, Coach Creative Director.

This sentiment is reflected in the scent itself fresh and invigorating, the scent opens with aromatic notes of lime and absinthe. The heart contrasts lively black pepper with watery notes from an ozonic accord before drying down to warm, sensual cedarwood and amber.

A Classic in every possible way – The Barbour International Jacket

Screen Shot 2013-01-06 at 16.41.02The term wardrobe staple is banded about all too easily within the style press, and yes, there most certainly are pieces which every stylish man, sorry let me correct myself, EVERYMAN should have in his clothing repertoire, a black single breasted suit, a decent white and black shirt, a good pair of brown brogues, a quality pair of Black Oxfords, a pair of well cut black/blue denim jeans, I could go on. But when it comes to selecting definitive outerwear, things become a little more difficult, the pea coat, the overcoat, the parka, all have there place and are great for different looks and occasions but a timeless classic and a fairly safe bet for looking good no matter what you put it with is the International Jacket by Barbour.

Now over 100 years old, Barbour is a fifth generation family owned company who have developed a unique understanding of clothing. Duncan Barbour, grandson of Barbour’s founder, was a keen motorcyclist. In 1936 he oversaw the creation of a one piece suit called the Barbour International. Made in dark green wax cotton, it was named after, and developed specifically for, the 1936 International Six Day Trials (ISDT) event. The International jacket, the world’s first wax cotton biking jacket, debuted a decade later.

The International became so popular that it was worn by almost every British Motorcycling team until 1977. In the 1954 ISDT, more than 70% of riders wore one. In 1964, The International was worn exclusively by the American ISDT team, which included actor (and bike nut) Steve McQueen, and the legendary stunt rider Bud Ekins, who “rode in” for McQueen on that famous fence leap in The Great Escape, which was in part responsible for elevating the International to its iconic status.

The design evolved in the 1950s. The distinctively slanted breast pocket developed for quick access to maps, essentially for modern urban living, don’t you know. The iconic black colour came about thanks to a link-up with Vincent motorcycles, ‘Maker of the World’s Fastest Standard Motorcycle’. Vincent machines were invariably black and gold. The celebrated black and gold Barbour International embroidered badge, however, only appeared in 1980, but soon became a fast favourite.

Today, the International jacket continues to be produces to a near-identical specification.  Beloved by classic bike aficionados and style connoisseurs in equal measures including Ewan McGregor, Viscount David Linley, The Duke of Edinburgh, Helen Mirren, Alex Turner and Rufus Wainwright.

Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear says of the International Jacket “ We have a rich resource in our Archive and draw on this on a seasonal basis to produce intelligently designed pieces for a modern consumer. Attention to detail, fit and finish are key in the Heritage area and we strive to provide a great rounded product which is totally fit for purpose but provides newness as well as value.”

 

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One of the most versatile piece of men’s clothing – the Polo Shirt

As the weather doesn’t seem to know if its coming or going at the moment. One of the most versatile pieces of menswear kit at your disposal is the humble Polo Shirt. OK not from such humble beginnings, we have the French tennis champion Monsieur René Lacoste to thank for inventing this wonderful bit of clobber, back in 1933, when he replaced the classical woven, long-sleeved starched shirt with a light and comfortable short-sleeved one in airy petit piqué fabric, better known today as the classic LACOSTE polo shirt.

Since then the polo shirt has come a long way baby, refusing to be categorised into a casual or formal box, the polo shirt can be worn on either occasion looking equally as good teamed with a clean, crisp single breasted suit for a summer wedding as it does with a pair of dark selvage denim jeans on a long, leisurely evening out with a loved one.

One brand really pushing the boundaries of the polo shirt and it’s versatility is Niccolò P. Based in London, Niccolò P. (pronounced: /ni-CO-lo-P/) launched in May 2018 as a more structured approach to polo shirts: polos smart enough to take you from contemporary meeting to a rooftop bar and from airport lounge to poolside. Made using the finest natural materials and with bespoke-level details in classic style and a contemporary fit.

The fabrics for their ultra soft cotton polo shirts are knitted in Montebelluna, Italy using Supima and Egyptian Mako cottons. Both varieties are extra-long staple cottons of exceptional fineness and, while the fabric is naturally soft, it is very robust and withstands frequent use. They call these polos ‘ultra soft’ as they are knitted using a double-jersey technique. Single-jersey – the most common kind – has a ‘right’ side (always facing out) and a ‘wrong’ or slightly rougher side (always facing in). This means the garment feels softer on the outside than the inside. Using double-jersey, the ‘ultra-soft’ cotton polo shirts have a ‘right’ side outside and in. Together with a mercerised finish it will give you an incomparable silk-like wear, every time.

The Niccolò P. team spent 15 months (and 9 prototypes) perfecting the pattern and sourcing the natural materials for their structured polo shirts – the perfect ‘Friday Polo’. They eliminated the shortcomings commonly found in other polos such as curling/shapeless collars, plastic or imitation mother-of-pearl buttons which crack easily, run-of-the-mill cottons and the boxy fit common in many heritage brands. With flat-felled seams, a stand collar and ‘set-on’ placket giving the shirt its unique ‘structured’ appearance, the result is a polo shirt with bespoke shirt-like attention to detail made using the smoothest cottons; a polo which always feels great and is destined to become a staple in your wardrobe.

“The inspiration for starting Niccolò P. came in 2016 while at a barbecue with friends. Several were wearing name brand polo shirts and I noticed that most had collars which had curled up, cheap plastic buttons or a fit which was too boxy – the quality was clearly not what it should be.

I wanted to put the ‘shirt’ back in ‘polo shirt’ using the highest quality materials in the world produced responsibly in Europe. From this, Niccolò P. was born. The name derives from Niccolò Polo, an Italian travelling merchant best known as the father of explorer Marco Polo. Travel is a personal passion and we strive to make products as versatile for travel as possible – for us this means perfectly threading (sic) a line between formal and relaxed.” Pascal Keane, Founder of  Niccolò P.