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Archive for August, 2011

TGT for DRIVEN | The Reins in Spain

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While we took some time off  in the Costa del Sol, TGT was invited to the most exclusive private racing track in Europe – the Ascari Race Resort. There we spent a day with up-and-coming Spanish race car sensation Alvaro Fontes to familiarize ourselves with a behemoth track made up of the racing world’s celebrated twists and turns. We would then experience the track first hand, behind the wheel of the fastest car to ever round the track Nurburgring Nordschleife. For more on the octane infused day, head on over to UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN.

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Blacked Out | Gabarro Rally Straps

A NATO strap doesn’t always cut it, and sometimes that brush steel bracelet is just too sporty for the occasion. For all other scenarios there is the humble classic – the leather strap, a mark of understated elegance.

As a consequence of Timex’s successful scrimping efforts achieved by selling you three quarters of a watch (sans steel band) and the demand for more attainable vintage watches (sans factory band), an all around acceptance of non-factory bands materialized. (more…)


Concealed Carry | Filson Field Bag

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If you are familiar to TGT, by now you very well know that we are suckers for things that age well and accouterments with awesome hardware. Enter Filson, part deux. Earlier in the year we discussed the absolute perfection of Filson’s oversized version of their own original briefcase, which they unlovingly dubbed the padded computer bag.  Well, here is the best companion a DSLR totting, who-is-carrying-the-ammo?, adventure-man can sling.

Dubbed their Medium Field Bag, it has the hallmarks of a well made Filson: heavy canvas twill, leather trim and rugged brass hardware. Its small enough while remaining perfectly functional, but large enough to carry everything but the laptop, for those days that you are feeling neo-luddite. Ranging from hunting friendly to city slicking, the bag is sure to please. Clearly, Filson has another winner.

Our favorite part? How quickly the personal wear sets in and affirms this is undoubtedly your-own. More shots after the jump.

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The Morning Tune | Can’t Hardly Wait


Jump starting your day with a needed zap in the derriere, is The Replacements timeless riff and vocal gruff off of Can’t Hardly Wait. We know music is a bit out of character for TGT, but we all can do with a listen. Like starting your day with an unforeseen third shot of espresso, this is the musical equivalent.


TGT for DRIVEN | Le Mans at Lime Rock Park

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A few weeks ago, TGT was dispatched by UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN to join the American Le Mans at the North Eastern home of racing, Lime Rock Park. There we spent a day with Lime Rock Driver’s Club Director, Simon Kirkby, to discuss vintage Le Mans cars and the pecularities of the track  experienced behind the dashboard of a nimble BMW M3 courtesy of LRP. Secluded in the sprawling hills of Northern Connecticut, Lime Rock park functions as home of the Skip Barber Racing school and gentleman driver adrenaline-junkie’s. Head on over to UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN for the full story.

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Watching | Miles’s Jazzed Up Navitimer

Brought to our attention by the folks at Hodinkee, some pretty awesome horological knowledge has been imparted  upon us regarding the trusty timepiece Miles Davis wore. A lifelong patron of the Breitling aviator’s watch, the Prince of Darkness’s preferred timepiece was a Breitling Navitimer. While sometimes straying to an unidentified watch on a curb-link bracelet (as pictured below), he outfitted his Breitling in a widestrap leather cuff.

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