We’re now several years deep into the Track Pant Era, which means we thankfully won’t need to waste our breath here trying to convince you that the best track pants are actually worth your time and money. By this point, you should be well aware of their inherent value: they’re as comfortable as your pajamas, as versatile as your jeans and chinos, and deliver a playful, carefree attitude that’s tough to beat. And these days, there are more kinds of track pants available to you than ever before. Throwback pairs that look right out of a 1977 sports documentary. Cyberpunk-y pairs that look like they’re here to terminate John Connor. Dressy ones you could wear to work, fancy ones you could wear to a ball, and low-key ones that are just right for a weekend spent planted on the couch. Whether you’re looking to pair some with a matching
The late Daniel Johnston, who passed away last September at the age of 58, was a brilliant artist with a troubled mind. He was also a lead candidate for least likely Supreme collaborator. And yet, perhaps because that’s exactly the sort of collaborator Supreme seeks out, he became one back in 2012, when he lent some of his signature drawings of Captain America to a capsule collection of t-shirts. Now Supreme is back with a bigger collection, featuring more images from the wild world of Johnston’s imagination on workwear, beanies, hoodies, et cetera.
Johnston is best known as the beloved cult musician who built a devoted following by hawking his amateurish tapes while working at an Austin McDonalds in the 80s. But he was as prolific an artist as he was a songwriter, illustrating constantly throughout his career. Together his music and artwork form an eclectic expanded
Of course, while masks have been broadly recommended by the CDC, hand tools have not. But as quarantine restrictions end and we’re allowed out of our homes, germs will be top of mind. “This virus will create a whole new generation of germaphobes that will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before,” Fisher continues. “Even when [Coronavirus] is gone, I think most of us will be hyper-aware of touching surfaces at retail. I would expect to see a long-term effect when it comes to items like these that allow us to live our lives without worrying as much about the germs. I’d also expect this to be a major catalyst in being a cashless, contactless society faster than we ever imagined.” He noted that Suitsupply is considering erecting partitions between its tailors and customers, and that Saks has spoken publicly about making sure its cleaning crews are “front and
Seinfeld’s choice caused a minor stir in the collecting community, leading folks to start paying more attention to vintage Heuers. “I bought one,” says Wind, who credited Seinfeld for helping putting the pieces on the map for him and other collectors. “It was one of my first vintage watches.”
All the President’s Vulcain Crickets
In 1949, Swiss watch company Vulcain unveiled its new creation, the Cricket, during a glamorous launch at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. The watch was not the first to be made with an alarm function, but the Cricket is the watch that got people to start taking them seriously. “It really was the iPhone of its day when it was released,” says Wind. Releasing the Cricket at the hotel was a gambit to get the watch on the wrists of American businessmen. “It was targeted towards the American market, which is where
In 2012, Jordan Geller was bidding in an eBay auction for arguably one of the most important shoes in sneaker history. On offer was a pair of Air Jordan 1s were worn by Michael Jordan, signed by Jordan himself. Ultimately, Geller won the shoes. And now, eight years later, the sneakers are coming up for auction again—this time from the glitzy auction house Sotheby’s, better known for selling multi-million-dollar Monets and Cartier bracelets. (And, more recently, Supreme skate decks.) In the intervening years, sneaker collecting and selling has become a massive business, with private investors spending millions to goose resale startups, and plenty of people make their living by selling the hottest pieces. Prices are auction-house-worthy now, too: the estimate for the Jordans going up for sale today is $100,000 to $150,000.
After making them the crown jewel of his shoe museum—named ShoeZeum—Geller decided it was time