Menspiration #4

Because men also enjoy living the luxurious lifestyle, and travelling, we’ve decided to have a weekly ‘menspiration’ segment. From style advice to new men essentials, beauty and gadgets. Inspiration for stylish appearences on all occasions, gift recommendations and all the things men like to do on a trip.

New Rituals for Men

Rituals launched a new men’s line, Samurai. The line was inspired by the ancient Japanese Samurai warriors and their pre-battle care rituals. Getting reading for battle, Samurais went through an extended care routine, creating and sustaining an appearance that exuded power, control and confidence. Rituals has translated this ancient tradition into a new skin and body-ritual for the urban men to start their day with confidence and strength. The Samurai collection consists of 22 innovative skin and body products, which are enriched with botanical extracts, such as basil, ginseng, wakeme, Japanese bamboo, cedar wood and more.

Bulgari X All Blacks Rugby Team

Bulgari and the All Blacks New Zealand rugby team pay homage to their 130th anniversary with a new special edition watch, celebrating more than a century of joint victories, passions and shared values. The new Octo All Blacks timepiece has a unique Maori tattoo design, called Koru, on the dial, which was specially designed by a member of the tribe. The Rugby team honors the Maori during their matches by using the tribes’ ancestral war cry against opponents. Aside from the Maori influence, the 41mm automatic timepiece also owes its contemporary and masculine look to the Bulgari Octo. The 110 facets case is covered in a Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating and the case-back of the watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The mechanical self-winding 28-jewel caliber BVL 193 measures the time at the rate of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and offers a 50-hour reserve. The timepiece comes in a rugby ball-shaped box.

Ampy Charger

Ampy is a new Kickstarter listed battery charger for smartphones, which differs from the usual portable power pack. This is not the kind of device that you plug into a wall to power its battery (although it is possible), instead it stores your kenetic energy to use as power. The creators of Ampy state that the device charges up just as fast as the average power pack that you plug into a wall. On average, a person takes 10,000 steps in a day, with an Ampy you will charge enough energy to keep your smartphone going for three hours. This amount of energy will also be generated by a 30 minute run or an hour bike ride. So the more you move the more battery life you get. Ampy will be available for purchase starting next June, priced at €68.

Sabine de Witte