A trip to the beach used to also mean a trip home in a sandy car – but the Surf Grass Mat is here to change that. The Surf Grass Mat is 20 x 25 inches of high quality synthetic turf, and the mat’s supportive and soft bristles of turf work to dust off any dirt, sand, or particles that may have accumulated on your feet. Perfect on surfing and camping trips, it makes for an excellent changing mat that’ll also protect the cleanliness of your vehicle and/or home. Plus, it’s easily rolled up and secured with the integrated velcro strap.
Jeans and sunglasses are regular topics on Frachelli, but theKickstarter project creating denim sunglasses is certainly new. English startup company Mosevic has created a unique style of shades by merging denim and resin. Available in three frame styles (and additionally three colors of denim), a pair from Mosevic is sure to stand out.
If you need an outfit that will carry you from casual Friday through happy hour, check out the Secret Wash Shirt from J.Crew. While there not quite as sophisticated as a proper a dress shirt, they’re still stylish and professional enough to wear in business casual settings. The “secret wash” is a secret, but whatever they do – the shirts are certainly comfortable. You can easily dress them up by throwing on a blazer, or even better – undo the top two buttons before you cool down with that 5 o’clock cocktail. Available in a slew of colors and patterns – $65. More info at jcrew.com
Generally, we only mention a movie once, maybe twice on Frachelli – and even though the seventh Star Wars film releases December 18th, we’re already writing about it for the third time. The latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers gives us a glimpse at the return of Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca – and we couldn’t be more excited. We hope you enjoyed the trailer as much as we did, and may the force be with you.
This week at Swiss watch show Baselword, Breitling revealed the new version of their sporty diver, the Superocean. The restyled Superocean II retains the overall feel of its predecessor, with a handsomely refreshed dial featuring large luminescent numerals and the addition of smaller military numerals. Powered by Breitling’s Calibre 17 automatic movement, the Superocean II also slims down the case thickness for added comfort. The new model is available in three case diameters – 36, 42, and 44mm – and with the sizing, the water proofing ranges from 200 to 500 to 1000 meters respectively. The Superocean II looks sharp in black with a steel bracelet, but don’t overlook the blue dial or new Ocean Racer rubber strap either. Pricing also varies with options, but to give you an idea – the 42mm with a steel bracelet has an SRP of $3,900.MORE INFO AT BREITLING.COM
I never thought a backpack would be a source of compliments, but that changed when I got a Herschel. I’ve really been enjoying their Little America Backpack and have received several “hey, nice backpack man” praises. The stylish, yet seemingly complicated straps, actually have a magnetic closures making accessing the backpack a breeze. Best of all, inside there’s a fully lined laptop sleeve. Available in multiple colors.
The Teeling family whiskey heritage dates back to the distilling in Dublin in 1782 when Walter Teeling set up a distillery in the Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties. Their award winning Single Grain Whiskey is now available in the US and we had the pleasure of trying some. Teeling Single Grain is one of only a handful of single grain bottlings in the world. It uses a completely unique maturation process fully maturing the whiskey in Californian red wine barrels. The whiskey is made by combining unique ingredients, with maize/corn dominating and uses modern column distillation to produce the whiskey, which is exceptionally clean and smooth with a touch of sweetness. Give it a try this St. Patrick’s Day!
McLaren recently revealed their new Ferrari fighter, the 755LT. The LT stands for “Longtail” and pays homage to the Le Mans winning McLaren F1 GTR. Inside the elongated vehicle is a twin turbocharged V8 good for a devilish 666 hp and 516 lb ft of torque. The 755LT uses lightweight materials such as titanium and carbon fiber for massive weight savings, allowing the car to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph. More info at the official McLaren site.
As the name implies, the Nixon Time Teller is a pretty straight forward watch. Water resistant and housed in a 37 mm stainless steel case, the quartz powered Time Teller will handle every day use with ease. While it won’t have the same bling factor as a high-end luxury watch such as Rolex, it’s still tastefully styled and cost you a whole lot less money.