Good morning. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, is proposing to revamp the Eiffel Tower. The idea comes in anticipation of the 2024 Olympic Games, which the City of Lights is vying for along with Budapest and Los Angeles. The upgrades will include new elevators, lights, an improved entrance and better security, the sum of which will create an enhanced tourist experience. Here’s what’s good in gear: Ford’s newest thoroughbred, a British military watch, Nintendo’s newest console and much more.

And here are some fresh stories to start the day.

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Ford Redesigned the Mustang for 2018 (Already)

Only two years into the sixth-gen Mustang’s life cycle, Ford decided to keep things fresh.

Prometheus Design Werx Wilderness Utility Top

Before hydrophobic synthetics and breathable membranes, explorers went into the woods and mountains in simple wool. Prometheus Design Werx’ Wilderness Utility Top hearkens back to those intrepid originals with a simple outdoor overcoat design. There’s nothing wrong with new though, and contemporary concepts — nylon added to the wool for durability, pockets that accommodate backpack hip belts — are what make this coat a welcome bit of nostalgia for today’s adventurers.

Smiths W10

While the design of the W10 — with its black dial, white Arabic numerals, and luminous (tritium) hands — was carried on by manufacturers like Hamilton, there is nothing to equal the English-made Smiths W10. This W10 is a true survivor, with a 35mm case and long lugs, and has an incredible backstory that you can recount to everyone who spots the Smiths on your wrist. Unlike the multitude of “vintage military style” wristwatches available from a growing number of fashion retailers, the Smiths W10 is the real deal, a testament to the endurance of the W10 design and the toughness of authentic military watches.

Nintendo Switch

It’s been less than a week since Nintendo officially announced the release date and price of its new console and some stores have already sold out preorders. Unless you act fast, new Zelda and Mario games may have to wait just a bit longer.

Julius Tart Optical and Sunglasses

When it was founded in the 1940s, Tart Optical Enterprises was on the forefront of material innovation in eyeglass frames. The brand maintained its status as a producer of quality specs with a feel for style through the decades. Now, under the direction of Julius Tart’s nephew, Richard Tart, the company will relaunch as Julius Tart Optical Enterprise. The newest collection features a partnership with drummer/composer Tony Austin and jazz trombonist Ryan Porter, and four new frames.


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