I have been searching for a daily knock-around that I don’t have to worry about getting messed. Something that I can put on a NATO strap and will look good, yet with a subtle statement of heritage and the classics. In my search I have come across some great logo Air-Kings by Rolex.
I’m not going to go into the history lesson about the origin of the Air-King, but these small and classic pieces with the the secondary logo, gives these watches a ton of added character. All I need to do now is choose what logo I want to be sporting.
The National Portrait Galleryis showcasing the works of the Daily News photographer Harry Warnecke in a collection they are calling ‘In Vibrant Color’. Warnecke was the lead at the Daily News color photo studio and is credited in convincing the Daily News to invest in expensive technology that introduced color photography to the national audience. At the time, the tricolor process was so rare that Warnecke was forced to build his own camera, which used filters to separate images into the red, blue, and green pigments, creating the bold color we see in his photographs.
The collection showcases some of the cultural icon’s of the 1930’s and 40’s. Dale Evans, Louis Armstrong, Orson Welles and Dwight Eisenhower were just a few of the subjects Warnecke was able to capture. His photos used color, rather than the black and white contrast that most photographers of his era were focusing on. By pushing the ‘needle’ and expanding into color photography, Warnecke was to capture the true spirt of America.
Italian denim giant Diesel has teamed up with legendary bike maker Ducati to collaborate on what is being called the Ducati Monster Diesel. Reveled last month, this bike is based around Ducati’s Monster 1000 EVO but with that edge/twist you expect from the Rosso family.
Matte military green paint upper, matte black lower frame and bright yellow front and rear calipers make this bike stand out in a crowd. Diesel has added their label stitched into the leather seat and their ever so popular ‘mohawk’ logo is laser engraved onto the airtakes. Top it off with a chrome name plate that can be personalized to each owner and this bike is totally bad ass.
You will have to wait a few months to get your hands on one of these, they are not due to hit the market until mid-July, but to hold you over until then, Diesel has launched a capsule collection of apparel that goes along with this bike.