Editor’s Pick: Parajumpers Schroeder Jacket

Just because temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean that guys don’t sweat. Last-minute holiday shopping, running errands, or just trying to get to work on time in the face of inclement weather (all while wearing a heavy coat) is enough to make most men overheat. Warm and light is the way to go, which brings me to the bomber-style Schroeder down jacket from Parajumpers. While the down-filling keeps you warm, it’s external shell is made from breathable nylon that is practically weightless, making it the ideal wintertime layering piece. It’s also water-repellent which is helpful in those unexpected winter storms and comes in a variety of colors to suit anyone’s preference. 

Schroeder jacket ($410) by Parajumpers, parajumpers.it


    



Ágata   |   http://agatastudio.net "Pase Usted is a restaurant…

Ágata   |   http://agatastudio.net

“Pase Usted is a restaurant located in Monterrey. Our job was to create a personality that better represented the essence of the place. The menu was handmade.”

Based in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Ágata is a creative studio dedicated to generate value projects. We look for the happiness of our clients and we commit ourselves by means of our work to create effective design solutions. We combine our passion for design, strategy, communication and advertising to obtain functional results.

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Christmas Giveaway 2: WORDS BRAND (US Store Only) Words Brand  …

Christmas Giveaway 2: WORDS BRAND (US Store Only)

Words Brand   |   http://wordsbrand.com   |   EU Store

“WORDS BRAND™ creates bold, witty, type-based tees, clothing, and accessories that make a statement. And that make you look awesome. We’re driven by a simple, clean aesthetic, and influenced by advertising and design, the media, technology, pop culture, and modern life. Everything is lovingly written and designed in LA, printed in the USA (and in Germany for our EU store), and shipped to pretty much anywhere in the world.”

Once again TDB partnered up with the awesome WORDS BRAND and now gives you a chance to win a $20 Coupon Code good in the WORDS BRAND™ US Store Only (coupon is good for 1 use and expires on December 31, 2013)!

Find all the rules and enter the giveaway on this link


(Make sure you enter all three entry-options!)

The giveaway starts today and ends on December 28 – winner will be announced on the same day.

If you would like to do a giveaway with us in the future, feel free to email us at thedsgnblog@gmail.com!

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Treasured items… Will Hudson

Few items of dress are as necessary yet neglected than socks. Far too often they are an after thought that all too easily can become undervalued and mismatched before the odd hole, wear and tear forces them to hide in embarrassment inside their leather incarceration. The festive season is one of the few occasions in which socks are given a stage to perform. Wrapped up in all manner of finery and fanfare, watching cousins hang proudly above fireplaces and prominently positioned on the edges beds, socks are presented to hard-to-buy-for friends and they-have-everything-already family members. Just when they think they’re about to receive the recognition that they truly deserve, they are met with indifference, scrunched up and used as a protective cotton shield around more valuable items. Dependable yet derided, I feel for socks at this time of year. Thankfully, there are a few people out there who cherish them and Will Hudson, founder and director of It’s Nice That, sits amongst them with Paul Smith’s iconic, spectrum showcasing stripes peaking between the creative camouflage of his everyday uniform. With an eye ever scanning for niceties it pauses over the festive go-to gift. Here, he tells us why… 

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Will Hudson and the striped splash of something unexpected

“For anyone that knows me, you’re probably surprised to find me invited to contribute any thoughts about fashion. For anyone that doesn’t know me I should explain – I wear the same jeans and grey T-shirt or white shirt most of the year (even when not at work). This isn’t because I’m not interested in fashion but because I sit slightly outside the average percentile that most clothes are manufactured for. I’m 6’4 and ‘heavy’ (this isn’t the place to reveal certain information) and find it difficult to find clothes I feel comfortable in, let alone I’d leave the house in.

As a result I have always opted to play it safe. The little luxury I do have though comes in the ‘one size fits most’ category and the smallest of things can make a difference. As a result, Paul Smith socks, with all their colour, bring a smile even when paired with the plainest ensemble.” Will Hudson

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