Spider silk has some amazing properties, with a higher tensile strength than steel (though still half that of Kevlar), while being highly ductile. Forget about bullet-proof vests or web-shooters, when can I wear the stuff... without having to run through the bush with my eyes closed? Turns out the answer is "now", or at least "soon", with the US-based Bolt Threads debuting its first spider-silk garment — a tie.
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They say the best camera is the one you have with you, but the same must go for tools. What's the point of filling a home workshop full of expensive equipment when it's all but useless when you walk out the door every morning? SOG's new multi-tool belt buckles are like having an always-accessible toolbox secretly holding up your pants.
Despite the added functionality that manufacturers keep trying to cram inside them, watches have always been, and will always be, a fashion accessory first. And that's why we're lusting over this new concept E Ink watch from Sony that can instantly change its design, but is also thinner than a credit card.
If you had to choose the perfect single outfit to wear the rest of your life, one of these wearable sleeping bags from Selk'bag just might be it. They're like comfy pyjamas that will also keep you warm at night, and now that they're available in four Star Wars designs, why would you ever need to change into another outfit?
Last we heard, the incredibly rare Nike Mags self-lacing sneakers, which first appeared in Back to the Future II, were selling for over $130,000. So we were hopeful that the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes, which feature the same self-lacing technology, would be an affordable alternative. But unfortunately that's not the case.
Featuring sneakers in movies is a fun way to blend fiction and reality and adds another layer of geekery to any film (what are those?). But the best movie sneakers either give them a personality of their own, like the Nike Mags in Back to the Future or the Reebok Alien Stompers in Aliens. Or they're just damn cool like the Space Jam Jordan XIs in Space Jam.
Ever wanted to wear a foot brace, but didn't have an injury to justify it? Well you're in luck. On Thursday, Teva and Ugg released a collaboration of fur-lined sandals that bear an eerie resemblance to a foot brace. It's the perfect shoe for those who love cold toes in the winter or sweaty feet in the summer.
They might not be remembered in 75 years the same way the battles of World War II were, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be proud of all the times you fought those menacing ghosts while playing Pac-Man as a kid. Now, you can commemorate your valiant deeds with this on this bomber jacket from Blues Heroes.
You think body hacks are cool, but aren't quite ready to get that electronic implant. Fair enough. If you're style-conscious, then a set of RFID-impregnated fake fingernails might be a good compromise. It's certainly fashion forward.
Video:: From Carson Nicely, this fun peek inside a factory that makes jeans shows the creative methods a manufacturer uses to create a pair of distressed denim. They spray paint colour on them, mark up some fake whiskers on the front of the pants, tumble the jeans with a bunch of rocks and basically mutilate the hell out of a brand new pair of jeans in order to create a worn in look.