Shreds, patches, texture and lots of attitude – that is what the Fall/Winter of 2015 is all about in our opinion – and the opinions of several rocking manufacturers we’d like to introduce you to.
When you don’t have to wear your wool dress slacks, most men prefer the relaxed feel of a worn pair of denim. Rain, snow or blizzard – it’s all good as long as long as a man can be himself. Grindhouse may have found its name among the burlesque houses of 42nd street in New York, but their passion is driven by staying true to the tradition of urban street wear. This is the kind of style that offers a bold statement of individualism.
Check out this blacked out patched denim jacket. It is well worn on the outside, as any man who has spent a good portion of his life pounding the streets in search of a good time. But as essential as it is to be true to your soul, you’d be crazy to run around the urban landscape in the deep Fall with holes in your denim jeans the size of a TV dinner – introducing frigid air to your man parts, making pool water seem like a growth ray compared to the devastation that could lay ahead.
Grindhouse fashions a good portion of their denim with strong patchwork underneath so that you get all the attitude without sacrificing comfort. And we’ve paired up this Fall essential with the eclectic style of a pair of John Varvatos Converse (top photo) and a Swiss-made Bomberg BOLT-68 Camo Khaki Watch. It takes a lot of leather and stainless steel to compete with this level of Urban fashion, but Bomberg has it under control with its bold size, unique chronograph face, accented hour hands and a layout that says, “This is what we bring to the table, now you take care of the rest.”
Old Man Winter doesn’t stand a chance at tarnishing the classic statement of a wool jacket paired with a wool tie. And if you’ve never experienced the layering effect of a flannel tie, Salt + Dapper offers a nice introduction with their cotton Slubster. This tie goes great with a pair of jeans and a rugged cut jacket like this flannel motorcycle bomber designed by Cheap Monday. But what we’d like you to pay particular attention to is the genius behind the subtle pink Mini Gingham Archive dress shirt by Ministry of Supply.
The Archive shirt can be as warm or cool as you like, depending on how you vent and layer it. This is thanks to its polyester-elastane fabric that wicks away moisture while also offering a unique venting system that can purge excess heat fairly quickly. And the Bomberg Bolt-68 Camo Khaki has no fear of these layers and heavy textures, as the entire mechanical nature of this collection is to organize your life via a variety of multi-raised markers, dials, and hands. It is a big watch for sure at 45mm, but Bomberg has utilized all this space with class and sophistication, so it doesn’t really demand attention as much as it earns it.
The Big, Bold and Bomberg
And one very unique feature of the Bomberg Bolt-68 is its ability to double as a pocket watch. Every one of these watches comes with the unique ability to be turned into a disruptive pocket timepiece just by twisting it off its wristband and securing it to its gun metal chain and medallion (included). Once together, these can be hooked to your belt loop for traditional function, or it can also be secured to itself to create an urban necklace of sorts as our Urbasm mascot is demonstrating below.
This Bolt-68 is scratch resistant via a 316L stainless steel case and a sturdy reinforced mineral K1 glass face. It is also water-resistant up to 10 ATM, comes with a 54-month battery and 2-year warranty. And as far as its style goes, we like to think of Bomberg as one of the few urban watch brands – with your legacy already built-in.
Check out Bomberg’s entire collection of sexy watches here.
But just how sexy can one man’s accessory be, you ask? Well, #bomberg seems to have a pretty good answer in the demonstration video below:
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