Updates on Apple and Google's latest events, IWC's Hot Wheels collaboration chronograph, Red Wing's Gore-Tex rework of the Classic Moc boot and Tracksmith's new "Off-Roads" collection.
There's no avoiding it, Apple and Google announced some incredible new items at blockbuster events spanning yesterday and today (respectively). Apple focused mostly on news surrounding the updated MacBook Pro, but also revealed information on its third-generation AirPod wireless earbuds and some aesthetic updates to the HomePod lineup. Google centered its event on the latest phase of its smartphone lineup — the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. While this writer could certainly recap yesterday's highlights, we'd feel even better directing you over to Gear Patrol's talented Tech Desk for a thorough (but concise) rundown on Apple and Google's latest and greatest. The tech giants aren't the only brands unveiling new products though; From IWC's Hot Wheels collaboration chronograph to Tracksmith's new trail running collection, this is Today in Gear.
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While there's no mistaking the appeal of Dr. Martens' signature 1460 8-eye boot, we love the versatility of the brand's Plain Toe Derby. A low-top style that's equal parts classic Dr. Martens boot and dress shoe, boasts a sturdy leather upper (true to Dr. Martens' hard-wearing history) with the brand's signature AirWair sole down below. Head over to Nordstrom to add this shoe to your Fall/Winter wardrobe.
IWC's Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition gets a speedy rework with one of the most memorable toy car manufacturers, Hot Wheels. Featuring a 43mm grade five titanium case, checkered flag motif on the dial and the Hot Wheels flame logo engraved on the side of the dial, it's an homage to both brands' love of racing. As expected, the watch comes with a limited-edition Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Racing Works Edition" toy.
Damn near as American as apple pie, Red Wing boots have been a menswear staple for over a century. The Classic Moc, one of Red Wing's hard-working boots, gets even more resilient with the addition of a Gore-Tex membrane. With the two brands' shared reputation for gear that can withstand even the most rugged conditions, expect this iteration of the Classic Moc to be a bestseller. Read more about the release over on our Style Desk.
Tracksmith is already a cult favorite running brand, fusing performance with classic style for modern-meets-vintage running apparel. Tracksmith takes this approach to inform its "Off Roads" trail-running collection. Featuring tees with a sweat-wicking blend of Merino and tencel, a water- and dirt-repellent 2-in-1 short and a jacket utilizing Schoeller's 3xDry shell tech, this is the gear you'll need for running off the beaten path.
In celebration of Alienware's 25th anniversary, the gaming PC brand has unveiled the Aurora desktop series. Customizable from the processor to the graphics card, motherboard and console lighting, Alienware is continuing to flex its prowess in the gaming PC market even after a quarter-century in the industry.