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Retrospect: Tried + True

VideosComments ⋅ Sep 22, 2014
Our latest Retrospect video takes us back, not too far back, but just far enough for nostalgia to kick in. Joined by Tried + True founders Ricky Li and Crystal Robles, we take a look at some of the store’s carefully curated pieces. To them, it...

RETROSPECT: Collector Robert Brooks Shows Us His Made in Spain adidas Boston

VideosComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2013
Robert Brooks joins us again to go over another vintage adidas model from his coveted collection. This time, Brooks displays an early edition of the adidas Boston — a trainer that pays homage to one of the world’s oldest annual marathons...

RETROSPECT: Collector Robert Brooks Shows Us His adidas Micro Pacers

VideosComments ⋅ Aug 9, 2013
Our next RETROSPECT of adidas footwear brings us back to the archives of Robert Brooks, this time showcasing the (at the time) futuristic Micro Pacer. This technical running model was first seen in 1984 and contained a microcomputer at the tongue whi...

RETROSPECT: Patrick Tsang of The Vintage Concept

VideosComments ⋅ Jul 11, 2013
Entering the world of high-end watches, particularly vintage ones, can be a daunting and formidable, not to mention expensive foray. That is particularly true in a country like Hong Kong; this tiny nation of 7 million inhabitants is also the world...

RETROSPECT: Alex James of Sons Vintage

VideosComments ⋅ Jun 11, 2013
Alex James’ Sons Vintage, ironically, started out of a love for things new. As a teenager, James was immersed in a burgeoning pop culture environment: Michael Jordan halted his reign on the hardwood for ball and grass pursuits, ‘Iron̵...

RETROSPECT: Heuer Bundeswehr Chronograph

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 5, 2012
Before TAG Heuer, there was simply Heuer, a watch manufacturer founded by Edouard Heuer in Saint-Imier, Switzlerand in 1894. Starting in the 1930s Heuer started manufacturing for the German military and air force which brings us to the stunning Heuer...

RETROSPECT: 1970s Heuer Black PVD Monaco

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 12, 2012
The rarest member of the Heuer Monaco family, the black PVD Monaco was created as a last-gasp effort to capture sales for the struggling line. Featuring a blacked-out dial with white hour and minute hands and orange chronograph hands, the watch boast...

RETROSPECT: Vintage Ralph Lauren Polo

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 7, 2012
Regardless of generation, it is difficult not to acknowledge the significance of the Polo Ralph Lauren brand and the countless influential individuals who have backed the label. It was during the early ’90s, one of the brand’s most lucrat...

Retrospect: Ralph Lauren RLYC Jacket 1993

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 10, 2012
For more than 40 years, Ralph Lauren and his vivid imagination has helped shape American style to create an industry shrouded in an eclectic blend of heritage and technically-sound design. Bringing functionality to the market of high-end fashion, the...

Retrospect: 1972 Datsun 240Z

LifestyleComments ⋅ May 26, 2012
Originally introduced in 1970, the Datsun 240Z used a Datsun 1600 engine–a 4-cylinder copy of the 1960s’ Mercedes-Benz six-cylinder 220 engine. The 240Z’s engine was naturally reinstated with the two cylinders, producing 151 horsepo...

Retrospect: Rolex Submariner 5513 Tropical Dial No-Date

StyleComments ⋅ May 21, 2012
This gorgeous vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Tropical Dial just sold for $14,600 USD at the “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” Antiquorum auction in Geneva. The fine and rare 1966 self-winding, water-resistant stainless steel wri...

Retrospect: Bob Barth’s SEALAB Rolex 5512 Submariner

EditorialComments ⋅ May 16, 2012
Today brings news that one of the most sought-after Rolex Submariners in the marketplace has become available by Fourtane Jewelers of Carmel, California. Owned by veteran Navy man Bob Barth who was a member of the SEALAB program – the Navy’s fi...

Retrospect: Evisu Hand-Painted Denim

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2012
A lot has changed for Evisu over the years. Once a defining brand of the Japanese denim movement, there has been a noticeable change over the years as it has become virtually a household name. Hong Kong denim collector and Take 5 owner Benny Seki ope...

Retrospect: Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538 – Explorer Dialed 369, Red Depth, Four Line 3 Color Print with OCC

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 20, 2012
When Rolex introduced the Submariner Ref. 6204 in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair, the inaugural public offering was destined to drastically define the pages of Rolex model history in its wake. Shortly after making its debut, Rolex introduced a new refe...

Retrospect: JOE McCOY Children’s Jacket and Denim

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 20, 2012
Approximately 10 years ago, JOE McCOY gave all of its authorized dealers this exclusive pint-sized jacket and denim. Crafted of the same materials as its commercially available offerings, the set was destined to be used as a proud badge of honor. Alt...