Products of the week: light vodka, updated sneakers and squishy chairs

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Every week, our inbox is overflowing with news on gear, apparel, and tech news from around the world. In this feature, we will analyze the best of them. Today: BODY launches an easy sixties-proof spirit, ASICS updates the NOVABLAST, and well-reviewed DTC furniture brand Floyd launches a raised bean bag chair.

Buck Mason

Weighing in at a bewildering 3oz, Buck Mason’s Camp Shirt is incredibly lightweight, thanks to its vintage-style blend of peach cotton herringbone. Really, it’s like not wearing a shirt at all – and what’s better than that?

two Tom Ford watches in white and black on a splattered background

Tom Ford

Tom Ford’s new upcycled watch, the N.004, features a smaller, sharper dial – the design measures 27mm x 48.5mm – and is made from ocean plastic, a clear commitment to a cleaner future. sustainability from the historic menswear designer. The watches include a signature TOM FORD Timepiece braided strap made from 100% recycled materials and are available in ocean black and semi-matte white colorways.

a set of Clarks Wallabee boots with Pokemon branding on a yellow background


Do you remember Pokemon? You know, “Catch ’em all!” and Pikachu and hours spent on the GameBoy Color. For those suddenly nostalgic for a time when catching creatures was the main priority in your life, Clarks has a new collaboration with GameFreak production, featuring the iconic yellow and back colorways of a certain electric mouse. The styles retail for $180, a small price to pay to recapture your childhood.


“A grand tourer for your feet” is a true description of the new collaboration between Athletic Propulsion Labs, a footwear company, and McLaren Automotive, a supercar company that makes vehicles that cost as much as houses. It’s called the HySpeed, and while it’s designed for racing (with a carbon fiber plate, nitrogen-infused midsole), we’re guessing wearers of these 450 $ – like McLaren car owners – will do their best not to scratch theirs. We say go for those McLaren Orange ones.

an image of a sparsely decorated room promoting the Hender Scheme x FRAMA collaboration

Instagram/Hender scheme

East meets west in a collision between Japanese fashion label Hender Scheme and Danish design studio FRAMA, teaming up for a collection of vegetable-tanned leather homewares and accessories. Priced from around $90 to $2,744 and available August 9 on both brands’ online stores, it’s a capsule that a “home decor enthusiast” doesn’t want to miss.

a bottle of BODY vodka and a pink mixed drink on an orange background with lots of fruit


BODY’s Indiana Corn-Based Alcohol contains 25% less alcohol than standard 80-degree vodka, which means you can have 25% more. At least, we think that’s how math works.

a pair of gray and brown ASICS running shoes on a gray background


With the NOVABLAST 2 already widely regarded as one of the best daily trainers available, we can only imagine ASICS’ latest release will dominate the “Best of ’22” running shoe lists; the trainer contains more proprietary “FF BLAST PLUS” cloud-like cushioning foam than the previous model, but now weighs 30 grams less. Although it is listed as “Coming Soon” on the ASICS online store, you can already buy the model in other specialized running stores.


Inspired by the spirit of 1960s Italian design, the Squishy Chair is the furniture brand’s direct-to-consumer first floor seating option. Unlike your regular beanbag chair, the Squishy provides comfortable support, never loses its shape over time, and is made from a cloud-like post-consumer foam fabric. It’s a playful yet high-quality piece of furniture that will fit just as well in the children’s playroom as it does in your home office.

Works from crescent to bottom

Remember when Conduct came out and guys started wearing replica Ryan Gosling scorpion jackets? It’s a bad example of stealing style from movies and TV. A good example? Place an order for the red, white and blue puffer jacket that Jim Hopper and Joyce Byers sport in the final season of stranger things. The jackets were made in Seattle by Crescent Down Works exclusively for the show, but they decided to sell a small run to the public due to the insane level of interest. They are currently taking pre-orders for a January 2023 ship date.

our place

Handcrafted exclusively for Our Place by Brooklyn-based ceramic homeware brand SIN, this funky-looking stoneware trivet not only protects your table from hot pots and pans, but doubles as a statement eye-catching sculptural when not in use.


Made from super-stretch, water-resistant performance fabric, these four-way stretch pants come in six different colors and have a traditional button and zip fly, though they’re much more relaxed than professional. As the brand name suggests, the new pants from Chubbies are flattering for all shapes and sizes.


As Nelly proclaimed to kick off the 2000 “Country Grammar” summer anthem, “Hot Shit”. Tabasso’s collection of limited-edition summer items features grill-inspired items including a backyard barbecue blanket, sassy water slides, a flamboyant button-up shirt and a fully insulated cooler bag with plenty of room for drinks. condiments and colds. Pass it to me now.

Old Potrero

Distilled in small copper stills since the 1990s, San Francisco-based Hotaling & Co’s 100% malted rye is aged in charred American white oak barrels for a minimum of six years. Now delivered in a new bottle featuring a dark wood cork and natural cork stopper, Old Potrero Straight Rye whiskey still offers tasting notes of brown sugar, black cherry, spice and maple.

Alejandro L. Myatt