Persol have been a big name in eyewear since 1917, rocked by all-time megastars such as Greta Garbo and Steve McQueen. Also known for their high-performance durability, Persols have been worn in weather conditions ranging from vertiginous snow caps to desert sands to the astronauts of NASA catching rays in outer space. Now their classic, most iconic […]

750 years ago, Dante took hell to a whole new level — nine levels, to be exact. His opus The Divine Comedy went on to become one of the most referenced and revered works of world history, and it stands unrivaled as one of the pinnacle achievements of Italian literature. Preeminent among the greats who were influenced by the masterpiece was the accomplished […]

7 Oct
A custom bike formed from a Buell x1 Lightning

The Sartorie Meccaniche manifesto is founded in contemporary simplicity, as they explain: “We try to fuse elegance and sportivness, inspired by the old glory days with a hint of contemporary design.” The minimalist approach to motorcycle building in this instance translates into the Belva, a new powerful but very tasteful two-wheeler. Built from the foundation of a […]

19 Aug
Watches inspired by vintage Italian sports cars

Watchmakers at Autodromo are about to introduce the Stradale, a timepiece whose look is inspired by Italian sports cars of the 1950’s. The watch is strapped with a custom leather band that nods to finer car interiors, while the packaging is vintage-style, reminiscent of an Italian road trip. Other notable attributes include the multi-layered dashboard-esque dial, domed […]

3 Jul
Italian frames accented with self portrait of pop-art icon

Premier Milano eyewear maker Retrosuperfuture has united with the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts to create a series of four classic SUPER frames (the America, Ciccio, Classic and the Drew) each accented with the collaged artwork of Andy Warhol’s self portrait. Frame your face and stand up to the sun in a way that is truly pop […]

13 Jun
Versace lives up to its luxury namesake

Versace is Midas touching their basic black high-top sneaker with hints of gold. The buffed leather upper gets laced with gold bling hardware including the gold plaque along the midsole, gold eyelets, lace-up enclosure and side-zipper enclosure. There’s also gold hardware on the fold-over strap enclosures across the front and heel, and medusa 3D-emblem atop the tongue. […]

Modeled after the Monster 1200 that premiered this past November, Ducati has now announced a mid-sized Monster 821 as Bologna’s newest best in bikes. Ducati’s all time best seller, the third generation of the bike that ushered in the “naked” look finally gets its smaller displacement engine. The Monster 821 boasts an 11″ Terrastrota engine on […]

6 May
Italian-made eyewear that is as bold as it is classic

Coming from Super by Retrosuperfuture out of Italy is their new frame the “Sonny.” The look is a clean, tasteful one which pays homage to 70’s bike riders, but also bears a low fit on the brow, holding a certain intensity despite a simple appearance that is reminiscent of futuristic imagery. Be bold. Be elegant. […]

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