There’s a new jacket trend in town, and it’s Kendall Jenner–approved (which means that everyone might soon be wearing it, given her sartorial influence). Jenner stepped out for dinner in New York the other night wearing the 2019 version of a leather jacket: a leather shacket. Jacket-shirt hybrids, shackets aren’t exactly new, per se, but as spring approaches, we can’t help but notice that leather and vegan-leather versions of the oversize style are becoming a thing. We’ve spotted both high and low versions of the trend on the market and strongly support investing in it, as it’s actually the perfect transitional piece to ease into spring with.
Jenner paired her cool leather shacket with a T-shirt and straight-leg jeans, completing the look with a bucket hat, patent-leather baguette bag, and furry mules. Keep scrolling to see her expert styling and shop similar shackets for yourself.
You may think our shopping focus lies solely on matters pertaining to our closets (and you’d be right 80% of the time). However, we regularly style-stalk the homes of our favorite stylish tastemakers with just as attentively as we do their OOTD, because after all, our living spaces represent us in the same way our wardrobes do. You think a pair of shoes can make your outfit? Wait till you see what a fresh set of printed pillows will do for your couch.
With spring style updates top of mind, we were excited to attend Anthropologie’s recent The Life Within event to get an IRL look at the company’s latest décor collection. We also got to customize our own fragrance with Voluspa, create a fresh wreath with Terrain, and listen to amazing designer Justina Blakeney chat about all things interiors—but we digress. If you’re looking around your room thinking it could use a little (or a major—no judgment) update, you’re in for a treat with Anthropologie’s colorful spring collection (and don’t miss the exclusive 20% off code the retailer shared with us at the end).
Want 20% off your next purchase at Anthropologie? Of course you do. Use code WHOWHATWEAR20 by March 4.
Exclusions: sale items, BHLDN, Terrain, FP Movement, Mara Hoffman, Rachel Comey, Birkenstock, Sirciam, NICHA, Spanx, Gather by Anthropologie, Curated by Anthropologie, previous purchases, and/or the purchase of gift cards. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Damascus steel, originally made for sword blades forged with intricate patterns and fabled to perform unbelievable feats of strength, is used in some of the world’s priciest luxury knives these days.
Master blacksmith Robert Eggerling recently managed to create a super-exclusive version of it, in an even more intricate mosaic pattern. And now Pennsylvania-based Cabot Gun Co., makers of the world’s most expensive custom handguns, has used it in making a custom pistol for the very first time.
Cabot Gun Co. founder Robert Bianchin has had his artisans craft just four of his signature Colt 1911-style .45 caliber pistols using mosaic Damascus on the barrel and grips, and he will be offering three of them for sale at $29,900.
“A large part of what I do in building guns is search for the finest materials on the planet,” Bianchin tells Maxim. “This gun represents a long journey and a firearm accomplishment I believe is quite important. Great firearms start with rare materials.”
While Bianchin has used Damascus steel before (along with meteorites and other exotic stuff), he says Eggerling’s Mosaic Damascus is truly next-level. Bianchin first commissioned a unique Mosaic Damascus block of steel for the pistols. “Like a a Willy Wonka of steel,” Bianchin recalls, Eggerling works in a shed with forges, hydraulic presses and other equipment he invented himself in order to create the uber-metal.
“The Mosaic Damascus from which the guns are made is art itself,” Bianchin tells us. “Crafting guns from unique steel such as this is rather difficult. It involves learning the specific cutting and finishing properties which are developed just for this piece of material. The construction of the pistols took over a year. These four pistols are among the finest work we have ever undertaken.
“This is the first-ever use of his material to build a firearm,” Bianchin notes. The first pistol was commissioned by one of Bianchin’s top clients before the material was even completed. “The price reflects the fact that we were able to create four of them,” Bianchin notes.
“If there was only one this would be a $75,000 handgun.” So – a bargain at $29,900 if you’re able to get your hands on one, and as deadly and accurate as all of Cabot’s high-precision, custom-crafted pistols.
Tesla rolled out an intriguing new feature called “Dog Mode” that’s sure to be a hit with pet-loving owners of the innovative electric car.
Tesla tweeted a video demoing the feature on Thursday, saying that “Dog Mode” lets drivers “set a cabin temperature to keep your dog comfortable while letting passersby know they don’t need to worry.”
“This is in addition to existing Cabin Overheat Protection, which come on automatically at high temps to ensure any babies or pets in the car are safe,” Musk added in a tweet response to the corporate account.
Musk said the feature is not being immediately added to all Teslas, tweeting,“It will start out slow to make sure there are no corner case issues and then, if that looks good, speed up next week. We def need to add a “Request Latest Update” feature!”
Not only does Tesla’s “Dog Mode” allow users to set their car to a cool temperature when they’re out running an errand, but it uses the car’s jumbo dashboard screen to tell passerby the interior temperature along withe the message: “My owner will be back soon. Don’t worry!”
According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, 29 states and the District of Columbia have some form of a “hot car” laws, many allowing good samaritans or police officers to break into a car if they see an unattended animal in need, Forbes reports.
Meanwhile, Tesla also unveiled its new Sentry Mode, designed to add another layer of protection to the car.
Sentry Mode works by monitoring the car’s surroundings while it is locked and parked. In a blog post detailing sentry mode, Tesla said it uses the car’s external cameras to watch for potential threats.
If it’s in standby, the cameras are watching, ready to go into an “alert” state if someone does something shady, like leaning against the car or tries to break in.
The car then displays a message on its touchscreen saying that the cameras are recording.
More details here from Tesla’s blog:
Sentry Mode adds a unique layer of protection to Tesla vehicles by continuously monitoring the environment around a car when it’s left unattended. When enabled, Sentry Mode enters a “Standby” state, like many home alarm systems, which uses the car’s external cameras to detect potential threats.
If a minimal threat is detected, such as someone leaning on a car, Sentry Mode switches to an “Alert” state and displays a message on the touchscreen warning that its cameras are recording.
If a more severe threat is detected, such as someone breaking a window, Sentry Mode switches to an “Alarm” state, which activates the car alarm, increases the brightness of the center display, and plays music at maximum volume from the car’s audio system.
If a car switches to “Alarm” state, owners will also receive an alert from their Tesla mobile app notifying them that an incident has occurred.
They’ll be able to download a video recording of an incident (which begins 10 minutes prior to the time a threat was detected) by inserting a formatted USB drive into their car before they enable Sentry Mode.
Wonder what Elon Musk will think of next?
The risk of an armed attack hopefully doesn’t factor into your daily commute, but two companies are making custom bulletproof Cadillac Escalades just in case.
Wyoming-based AddArmor’s “Executive Escalade” adheres to Europe’s B6 ballistic armoring standard, which means it can protect its passengers from hand grenades, a 12-pound land mine or mid-to-large caliber, high-velocity rounds including .556, 7.62 and even 30-06 calibers.
Unless your would-be assailant is packing an actual rocket launcher, this 007-worthy Caddy will give you serious piece of mind Watch it take pistol and rifle fire below:
Its protective upgrades include multiple carbon-composite panels that are 10 times stronger and 60 percent lighter than ballistic steel, proprietary two-inch ballistic glass and run-flat tires that are capable of traveling up to 30 miles after being penetrated by bullets. A beefier suspension and brakes help handle the added weight.
The Executive Escalade also has a formidable counterattack system, which includes a sound cannon, electric-shock door handles, pepper-spray dispensers, strengthened bumpers, 360-degree cameras with night-vision capability, satellite connectivity and a Bond-worthy smokescreen.
If you’re gonna shell out $350,000 for AddArmor’s ride, you’ll also get a luxurious interior.
Car and Driver has further details:
The interior features many of the mod cons typical of the production Escalade: A 32-inch high-definition smart TV with DirecTV, Apple TV, and HBO is integrated into the retractable divider to keep dignitaries entertained between assaults, and an audiophile-grade Sony surround-sound system with AM/FM radio, CD/DVD, and iPod/iPhone media compatibility teams with onboard Wi-Fi, because why not?
Should things get really hairy, hidden gun ports can be accessed behind the screen for the 360 camera and an iPad. Hidden lockboxes and a firearm safe keep dangerous weapons out of reach.
There’s more headroom than a standard Slade, too, as AddArmor adds four inches to the roof to maintain plenty of headroom for movement in the cabin.
INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing makes a second armored Escalade.
The Canadian company’s “Chairman Package” also includes 360-degree, B6-rated ballistic armoring, a satellite system and security CCTV, upgraded brakes and suspension, as well as a Biometric gun safe and an equally iced-out interior.
Detroit Free Press has further details:
Its 130-inch wheelbase has a large passenger compartment to hold an executive office.
It has Italian leather seats, exotic wood paneling, a mini bar with a liquor dispenser, air purification system, SmartTV, 4G LTE hotspot, advanced entertainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations and a 16-speaker setup.
INKAS’ Chairman Package-equipped Caddy will run you between $300,000 and $500,000, depending on options.
If a bulletproof Benz is more your speed, check out this $1.2 million armored AMG G63.