NFL Star J.J. Watt and Shirt-Makers Mizzen+Main Team Up on New Collection

first_img You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall NFL Star J.J. Watt and Shirt-Makers Mizzen+Main Team Up on New Collection Close If at first the fact that American menswear brand Mizzen+Main is teaming up with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt seems unlikely, think again. The Mizzen+Main x J.J. Watt collab is here, and it’s got style points to burn.Starting today, Mizzen+Main  — makers of stretchy, stylish and performance-inclined tailored gear — are offering a new line of dress shirts crafted in collaboration with the powerhouse defensive superstar. A longstanding supporter of the brand and its line of effective, sharp and slim dress shirts (and other essentials like stylish chinos), the partnership was a natural fit, said Mizzen+Main Founder and CEO Kevin Lavelle — particularly after J.J. discovered the product a few years back.“He got a shirt and tried it on, and it fit off the rack … It helps that most people couldn’t believe our shirts fit him,” Lavelle said of the 6-foot, 5-inch defensive end. “We were super excited to have him on board.”Watt, a three-time winner of the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, is known on the field for his mobility and athleticism (even catching passes at times in the 2014 season), so it only makes sense that the brand’s focus on tailored performance wear is a favorite of Houston Texans star.Through a six-month design process, Watt worked with the Mizzen+Main team to land on six dress shirts and two polos, all done up in iterations of red, white, and blue. The colors on each piece are designed to be worn both formally or casually, and the combo is its own nod to the color scheme of the Texans (and anyone who loves a bit of stylish, wearable Americana).The collection starts at $80 for polos and $145 for shirting — both prices well within the range of high-quality, performance-ready dress shirts. With Watt on board, it’s all part of the brand’s strategy to keep growing — even at a time when retail can be challenging. The brand is sold in well over 300 retail shops across the country (including a presence at Nordstrom) — that’s plenty of chances to get your hands on some stylish, easily wearable and functional tailored wear. Fit for the office or more laid-back situations, everything from the brand’s navy chinos to its chambray shorts would work handsomely alongside the Watt-designed collection.Eventually, Lavelle and his team want to expand the line based on J.J.’s personal style, which just so happens to be classic and easy for any guy to emulate — NFL pro or not.“We’re excited to see how this goes,” Lavelle said. “We think that people are going to respond really well.”Between the range of versatile options, the easy-to-wear performance and the style signature of a superstar athlete, there’s a lot to like about the offering designed by Mizzen+Main and J.J. Watt. Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. last_img read more

Scenic Showcases Scenic Eclipse World Class Submarine

first_imgBoston and Vancouver, BC, September 2018 – Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first Discovery Yachts, are redefining the standard of ocean cruising, providing guests with unparalleled underwater experiences on board the Scenic Neptune U Boat Worx Cruise Submarine 7. Capable of diving to 300 meters, or 984 feet, with seating for up to six guests, the submarine has been custom-built for optimal sightseeing of marine wonders, offering guests an unforgettable excursion into the wide blue depths, and unique access to some of nature’s most beautiful sites. Scenic Founder and Chairman, Glen Moroney, says the submarine will offer guests a unique opportunity to go below and beyond. “Scenic has always sought to venture beyond the horizon, and with our submarine we provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy access to some of nature’s most beautiful marine environments. From inside the U-Boat Worx submersibles, each guest will enjoy an uninterrupted view thanks to the strategic placement of all components and the use of an ultra-clear acrylic hull, expertly engineered to make you feel “at one” with the ocean,” Mr. Moroney added.  The U-Boat Worx submarine is designed to meet international noise standards, and to provide unmatched comfort, space and style, with maximum legroom and headroom while keeping overall weight and size to a minimum. This combination delivers the ultimate diving experience. Internal climate control and a surround sound music system form part of the fine detailing, together with the optimum ergo dynamics to facilitate ease of boarding and disembarking. The submarine design consists of a three-person pod on the front and at the back of the sub for a total of six guests plus the pilot, who is located behind the guests. The seats are mounted on a platform that can swivel 180 degrees, so the guests are able to see both sides of the submarine. Strong exterior lights will allow guests to take in the colors and details of wrecks and other underwater sights.  “The sub is able to do from 8 to 12 dives per day, depending on the length of dive, giving as many guests as possible access to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Mr. Moroney. “Because the cabin is pressurized, there is also no need for a slow ascent or descent. One of the thrills for guests is a fast, upward journey where they pop out from below the ocean with a splash”. Based in the Netherlands, U-Boat Worx is the world’s largest manned submersible manufacturer. For more than 12 years, they have delivered private submersibles to a variety of discerning individuals and organizations, culminating in one of the largest fleets worldwide. Melding world-class innovation with incredible luxury, the Scenic Eclipse offers: 114 all-verandah suites range in size from 345 ft² to 2,659 ft²; 10 dining options – from Asian Fusion to French fine dining to a chef’s table to a poolside buffet; a 5,920 ft² spa with a well-equipped gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio; two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine – to allow for explorations far beyond any done on expedition ships to date; a 240-seat theater for entertainment and lectures; indoor and outdoor plunge pools; butler service for all guests; and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio. And then there is the technology: innovative zero-speed stabilizer fins, 50% larger than standard to provide greater stability; the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6 (Ice Class 1A Super); redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration; state-of-the-art bridge systems; and a GPS dynamic positioning system allowing for stationary positioning without an anchor. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 31-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines – Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and, launching January 2019, the world’s first Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Emerald Waterways’ seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, while Scenic’s 15 Space Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; or in the US: www.scenicusa.com; phone 844-788-7985; or email: [email protected]: and in Canada: www.scenic.ca; phone (866) 689-8611; or email: [email protected] Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.last_img read more