This Week’s Must-Haves: The New Converse Chuck 70, La Perla’s Sexy New Briefs and a Talking Robot
The Converse Chuck 70 is back with a couple brand-new designs, and we’ve got the scoop on a new robot ready to perform any small task at the command of your voice. From the handiest of lip balms to a high-end luxury brief, here is this week’s roundup of must-haves.
Dr. Woo x Converse Chuck 70
When it comes to sneakers, you can’t get any more iconic than the Converse Chuck 70. It’s a throwback that uses modern design to celebrate the original All-Star from the 1970s. Now famed L.A. tattoo artist and designer Dr. Woo uses the Converse Chuck 70 as a blank canvas, creating limited-edition shoes for true sneakerheads.
Using embroidery and laser-engraving techniques, Dr. Woo brings his intricate hand-styled creations to life in two different Converse Chuck 70 styles. The canvas upper has a laser-engraved spiderweb print, with embroidered spiders adorning the sides. An encased eyeball graphic is on the translucent outsole. Dr. Woo x Converse Chuck 70 gives us a little bit of goth mixed with 100% cool streetwear. $180 from converse.com
The Sanbot Nano is a humanoid with Alexa functionality. It’s also a robot for all of your smart home needs. This adorable gadget has an advanced voice interaction system, high-quality speakers and on-point communication functions.
Like Alexa, you can ask Sanbot Nano to play a specific song, an artist, a genre or conjure a streaming service with just your voice. You can even make hands-free video calls to anyone who has an Echo Show, Alexa App or Q-link App. By turning on Sanbot’s camera and controling its movement, you can also monitor any part of your home. $2,800 from robotshop.com
Designer Dan Abramson has updated one of our favorite childhood toys, toy soldiers, to inspire grownups to appreciate the art of yoga.
This set of army soldier figurines is posed in a variety of yoga stands. From “Warrior One” to the “Downward-Facing Dog” pose, it’s fun to see these servicemen showing off strength and flexibility. Yoga Joes are available in a “mini yoga studio” box with a bamboo floor for collectors, or as a clever gift idea. $25 from uncommongoods.com
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
Listen up: your lips need protection 24/7, especially during the harsh winter. Jack Black, a premier men’s skincare brand, has one of the best products on the market to remedy your chapped lips.
This Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 protects your lips from sun and the wind. The balm contains antioxidants and moisturizers to provide lasting treatment, along with UVA/UVB protection. $7.50 from amazon.com
Low-Rise Brief by La Perla
Italian lifestyle luxury company La Perla introduced menswear in 1985. Famous for its women’s lingerie, the label also has a men’s underwear collection, consisting of briefs and tees.
Never compromising on standards (something you’ll see reflected in the price), La Perla is proud of innovation and always produces top-quality garments for the public. Like this low-rise brief in pure lisle cotton. It’s lightweight and elegant with a thick, fresh texture from the label’s new collection. $108 from La Perla