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Ease into fall with these transitional pieces that take you from the gym through the rest of your day in chic and sporty style. Mix and match this collection for everyday or pack them to go for a weekend getaway.

 
LEFT COLUMN: JACQUEMUS LE GILET NOUÉ TWISTED CROP CARDIGAN $425. Inspired by the classic ballet wrap sweater, this chic cropped and twisted cardigan can be paired as easily with a unitard as a skirt for easy all day style.

TILLEY T3 COTTON DUCK HAT $99. The original Tilley hat with 40 years of history, the T3 is an outdoor favorite but with plenty of style for town. With a lifetime guarantee, it features snap-up sides, ventilating grommets, DWR finish, and is rated UPF 50+.

INTERMIX LOU BELTED TWILL JUMPSUIT $368. The jumpsuit is this fall’s must-have, and this Intermix in-house design embodies effortless utilitarian-chic. The Lou jumpsuit is cut from twill with cargo pockets and a tie-belt, and dresses up or down with a heel or sneaker. Read More

 

Chronological Order

 

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From deep seas, to motor speedways, to the moon and back, the chronograph watch has a long history of precise timekeeping for those whom every second counts. For the rest of us, they are the ultimate in style when it comes to a sports watch. Distinguished by their stopwatch design and functionality, with 3 dials that time elapsed seconds, minutes, and hours, plus a numbered bezel, there are endless variations as seen in this collection. Playful to refined, classic to modern, affordable to ultra luxe… we’ve got the chronograph for everyone and every budget:

ROW 1: ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA “PAUL NEWMAN” $335,ooo; BREMONT SUPERMARINE CHRONO JET $6995; LIV GX-AC SIGNATURE ORANGE $1090; BREITLING SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE B01 CHRONOGRAPH $7950

ROW 2: BVLGARI X DUCATI SPECIAL EDITION $5000; TUDOR HERITAGE CHRONO $4525; HAMILTON AMERICAN CLASSIC CHRONO-MATIC 50 LIMITED EDITION $2495; ZENITH CHRONOMASTER OPEN $10000

ROW 3: OMEGA SPEEDMASTER CHRONOSCOPE CO‑AXIAL MASTER $8650; NIXON 51-30 CHRONOGRAPH $500; CITIZEN PROMASTER SAILHAWK $495; SWATCH TECKNO BLACK $210

 

Gallery Hopping: The Art of Sport

 

 

There are currently four must-see sport themed installations and exhibitions on view sure to pique anyone’s interest, sports fan or not. From basketball in Marseille, to football (soccer) in London, to baseball and Title IX in the USA, these shows take an inside look at the most popular sports through a unique set of lenses: design, photography, architecture, and history. Should you be traveling abroad or staying closer to home this summer, be sure to catch these shows before they close!
 
FOOTBALL: DESIGNING THE BEAUTIFUL GAME (above)
The Design Museum
Kensington, London
April 8 – August 29, 2022 (closing soon)

With 2022 marking 150 years of The Football Association in the UK, Football: Designing the Beautiful Game showcases how design has pushed the world’s most popular sport to new limits. Produced in partnership with the National Football Museum in Manchester, the show features over 500 historical objects, films, and interviews with club legacies and such legends as Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé), Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, and more.

Visitors can look forward to immersive stadium reconstructions and tours of some of the world’s most important football venues which explore how football helped shape communities. This includes destinations such as Wembley, Stamford Bridge and San Siro, alongside future-facing projects from leading industry figures like Herzog & de Meuron, Populous and Zaha Hadid Architects. From design enthusiasts to football fans, the show caters to all. Read More

 

Higher Ground

 

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Training day to race day, get a boost from the max cushioning of the new fleet of running shoes. Don’t be fooled by their ultra comfort, these performance trainers are built for speed with energy returning technology, rocker design propulsion, and responsive cushioning every stride.

 
LEFT COLUMN: ON RUNNING CLOUDMONSTER $169. Ultra comfort meets superior performance in the Cloudmonster, that features ON’s massive CloudTec® cushioning in a bold rocker shape for more energy return and propulsion.

SAUCONY ENDORPHIN PRO 3 $225. Designed for speed with a carbon-fiber plate and max stack of cushioning, the Endorphin Pro 3 adds SPEEDROLL technology that propels you forward for the ultimate go-fast experience.

NIKE ZOOMX INVINCIBLE RUN FLYKNIT 2 $180. Responsive and lightweight Nike ZoomX foam is molded in a rocker shape, that provides support, cushioning, and flexibility throughout your stride. Wide, exaggerated shape at the forefoot and heel offers a more stable ride. Read More

 

Track & Field of Dreams

 

Clockwise top left: Bill Dellinger and Jim Bailey training at Hayward Field in 1955; The mythical Steve Prefontaine, University of Oregon’s famed alumni and one of the greatest runners ever, whose life was tragically cut short at age 24 in a car accident; Newly renovated Hayward Field; The women of gold medal winning Team USA 4 x 100m relay; Seiko Prospex Speedtimer World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition
 

The 2022 World Athletics Championships concluded last weekend with another thrilling gold medal performance by Team USA in the Womens 4 x 400m relay anchored by Sydney McLaughlin. It was a blazing follow-up performance for this running sensation who had broken her own world record once again on Friday night in the 400m hurdles with a dominating gold medal win. The Team USA women also took gold in the 4 x 100 relay on Saturday, shocking favored Jamaica with a upset win.

These were just a few of the highlights that made these World Championships so memorable — especially for this editor who had the opportunity to attend as a guest of Seiko, the Official Timekeeper, and run a lap on the same storied track as the world’s greatest runners.

For the first time in history the World Athletics Championships were hosted in the US at legendary Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Otherwise known as TrackTown USA, it was in Eugene that Nike was born, and where its co-founder, University of Oregon Track & Field head coach Bill Bowerman famously created the first waffle trainer that Nike would later produce, inspired by his wife’s waffle iron. Bowerman was the head coach from 1948-1972, succeeding Bill Hayward for whom the field is named. Read More

 

Leave No Trace: Sheer Sun Protection

 

THE CLEAREST & SHEEREST MINERAL-BASED SUNSCREENS

 
When it comes to choosing sunscreen there are essentially two choices: mineral-based and chemical. By the names of the categories you can guess which one is better for your skin and the environment. The main active ingredients in mineral-based sunscreens (also called physical sunscreens) are zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, recognized as “safe and effective” by the FDA. They sit on top of the skin like a protective barrier, as opposed to chemical sunscreens which are absorbed into skin. Chemical sunscreens often contain active ingredients shown to be toxic to the body and environment, and damaging to marine life and the coral reefs as well.

The zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in mineral sunscreens provide broad spectrum sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays, but the problem has traditionally been the chalky white residue they leave on the skin. This summer’s new class of mineral sunscreens rub in fast and clear, with the addition of skin hydrating, nourishing, and anti-aging plant based oils and natural ingredients. Many offer the added benefits of “non-nano zinc oxide”, which can be considered safer as they are less likely to be absorbed into skin than super-small nanoparticles.

Running, surfing, cycling, swimming… your favorite outdoor sports require the strongest, waterproof and sweat-proof protection. From drugstore to sport to boutique brands, these are 15 are our favorite mineral based sunscreens:
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Catch Every Wave: Chronicles of Surf

 

 

 

IMAGES FROM TOP: SURFER MAGAZINE: 1960-2020; INTO THE WILD; AFROSURF

 

From the beaches of Southern California to the shores of Africa, a summer swell of photographic surf tomes — SURFER MAGAZINE: 1960-2020, INTO THE WILD, and AFROSURF — celebrate and explore the rich history and culture of the sport through a diverse spectrum of lenses:

In its six decades in print, Surfer magazine was considered “the bible of surfing” before it ceased its print edition in 2020. SURFER MAGAZINE: 1960-2020, culls together the most iconic covers and pages from the magazine’s history to create a curated anthology on the evolution of the sport, and its style, design, and culture.

INTO THE WILD is a vibrant celebration of surf life captured by fashion photographer Matthew Brookes, who followed a group of young surfers from Venice Beach on their adventures up and down the California coast. The result is a documentary of van culture, and the story of youth who follow their passion — living for the simple joy of surf, travel, and freedom as they chase the waves.

AFROSURF showcases the beauty and diversity of African surf culture in a rich and colorful collection of profiles, essays, photographs, and illustrations that for the first time showcases the surfers of Africa’s vast coastline — from Morocco to Somalia, Senegal to Mozambique, South Africa and beyond. This vibrant book is the creation of Mami Wata, a Cape Town surf company dedicated to the power of African surf. Read More

 

What a Jerky!

 

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Gourmet flavors, grass fed beef, no sulfites or preservatives… artisanal beef, chicken, turkey, and even venison, bison, and plant-based jerky have come a long way from your grandpa’s Slim Jim. And then there are Biltongs, similar to jerky, but actually cured and marinated air-dried meat. In sticks, bars, or bite-sized pieces, these tasty high-protein snacks are perfect for those on a Paleo or Keto diet — or anyone who enjoys a savory treat. Try them in a salad, on a pizza, or on your charcuterie plate too!

 
STRYVE BEEF BILTONG. Biltong is traditional South African cured and marinated air-dried meat, as opposed to jerky which is cooked. It is prepared with just vinegar, salt, and spices, and often a cleaner option than jerky. Stryve beef biltong is made with grass-fed beef (so no antibiotics or hormones), and without sugar, nitrates, or preservatives.

THE NEW PRIMAL MEAT STICKS. Chicken, Beef, Turkey… The New Primal uses only 100% grass-fed beef and hormone/antibiotic-free turkey and chicken in their all-natural meat sticks. High in protein and zero sugar, they are Whole30 approved, certified Paleo, Keto, and Gluten-Free.

BROOKLYN BILTONG. Brooklyn Biltong is handcrafted with grass-fed beef, vinegar, salt, and spices in mouthwatering flavors like Steakhouse and Lemon Pepper, along with Naked which is salt and vinegar only. Officially Whole30 approved, there are no sugars or artificial preservatives added. Read More

 
 

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