686 Scion XB

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686, Scion Racing, and Spin Imaging have collaborated in an attempt create the ultimate mountain vehicle.

“The exterior is bundled head-to-toe in custom features, from the New Balance tires to the Bern carbon fiber helmet roof. The xB is completely wrapped in 686 waterproof/breathable fabric, with waterproof YKK zipper pockets and Dragon APX mirrored frameless windows.”

“The interior has no shortage of fun and functional sporting gear. The Union binding swivel seats, Freewaters heated floor mats and Cadence steering wheel wrap are only a few of the many mountain-ready features. 686 did plenty of their own custom creation with the gear hangers, snowboard rack, boot rack and roll cage all stuffed comfortably inside.”

I have to say I think it’s a smart concept, but the execution is questionable.

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By:      10:25      

Magnificent Mirage

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Pages from the July 1968 Vogue.  Photographed by Franco Rubartelli, Styled by Giorgio di Sant’Angelo and modeled by Veruschka in the Arizona desert.  Over five days, the trio created one look per day from only yards of un-sewn fabric, furs, ropes and stones found in the desert.

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By:      11:17      

Jason Dill In Acid Drops

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Matt Box has released the first in a series of hand painted water colour animations, aiming to capture the unique personal style of today’s influential skaters. Next skateboarder up to get the acid drop treatment…Dylan Rieder.

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By:      18:32      

160 seconds for 160 years

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“Bally’s contemporary elegance and modern craftsmanship will take centre stage as the brand celebrates its 160th Anniversary in 2011.With special collections and exclusive events planned throughout the year, Bally intends to highlight its renowned mastery in creating shoes and luxury leather goods since 1851″

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By:      09:00      

Keep those smokes dry

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A little blast from the past, specifically from Life magazine’s encomium to the entrepreneurial outdoorsman in October 1941. “More heady than love, ladies or liquor is the sporting-goods catalog of L. L. Bean, outfitter extraordinary to men who live so they may hunt and fish,”

The magazine showcased a number of innovative items from the Bean catalog, beginning with the famous Maine Hunting Shoe, created when Bean had a seamstress sew elk hide leggings onto a pair of old rubbers to keep his feet warm and dry while duck hunting.

In 1941 the boots, still with elk hide uppers, cost from $3.15 for the 6 1/2? high version to $9 for the 18?. Other practical and stylish items included a fly fishing jacket with a special pocket for keeping your Luckys dry; a cold-proof ducking hunting outfit with a moleskin coat; zippered lambskin Canoe Shoes; a deer hunting outfit in red and black checkered wool; a double-visored bird shooting cap; an oilskin coat with a sheepskin collar and cuffs; and an array of 21 different knives for “every sportsman’s whim”. Mr. Bean himself tested the decoys.

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By:      09:00      

Fall/Winter 2011 Burton x Adidas Originals Lookbook

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“Along with “Rider of the Year” John Jackson joining Team Burton the season, snowboard sport’s most valued brand has another thing to celebrate about – the Burton x Adidas Originals Capsule Collection. With the snowboard season winding up in the Northern Hemisphere, the collection culminates to the more insulated designs like the Burton x Adidas Originals Down Casual Snow Jacket. A hint of plaid on a classic parka design, the Casual Down Jacket is more than winter-ready with its 70% down and 30% duck feather insulation. The addition of a detachable faux fur hood completely seals you off from the elements. But in case that isn’t adequate enough, a set of flannel shirts might just do the trick. The Burton x Adidas Originals Flannel Shirt and Down Casual Snow Jacket are available now at select Burton and Adidas Originals retail locations.” – http://www.freshnessmag.com

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By:      09:24