Have you read Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference? (Kind of a good read but really takes time to digest) The first chapter of the book examines the bloom of Hush Puppies. The brand was languishing at one point but was flowering again in a few days because of a sudden craze to the brand, as one may as well conclude the whole conceptualisation as "a trend". Recently, Daniel Wellington has been prevalent amongst fashionistas, and surprisingly even around some of my friends who have been wearing CASIO or Swatch for a few decent years. I appreciate the minimal design of Daniel Wellington of course. But when it gets so insanely popular, it to a certain extent actually halts me from buying one ... Who wants to wear something everyone else too does? So, if we are on the same team, have a look on these four watches handpicked by me.
01/ Nixon Acetate Watch - $125 / CASE: 37mm, 100 meter, custom handmade acetate case, fixed handmade acetate bezel, hardened mineral crystal, triple gasket stainless steel crown, stainless steel screw down caseback and spring pin lugs. / Nixon offers a limited warranty of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years after original purchase.
02 / The Horse Watch - $129 / From their small warehouse in Sydney, Scott & Amy continue their cobbler trade but with an equine edge: their unique label The Horse. This label describes a different approach to your regular slipper. You see, adding on the approach of a farrier (one who shoes horses) Scott & Amy are always changing, tailoring and fashioning their shoe design (as a farrier would for the hoof of a horse) until the leather wears and works best with our own human heels.
03 / Larsson & Jennings Watch - £315 / Established in STHLM and LDN, Larsson & Jennings is an Anglo-Swedish label creating contemporary watches which combine classic British aesthetic and Swedish minimalistic design. The unisex watches modernise classic style and take design inspiration from their Swedish and British roots.
04 / Stirling Lansen Watch - $230 / Stirling Lansen is a fixed lug watch which features a steel sunray dial with a high contrast yellow second hand, circular black hour index markers and minute/second markers in black and yellow. The band is a one piece braided leather band made in black organic leather by Swedish tannery Tärnsjö. Water resistance 5 ATM.