Author Archives: Karlo Samson

May 04

New MINI Countryman Makes Me Long for a Country House

Those of you who know me personally will probably remember that I have a soft spot for Minis. For a few years, I used to drive a 1989 Rover Mini. It was a Flame Red special edition but Cooperized with white racing stripes and bodywork by the previous owner, the most fun I had on […]

May 03

Getting the Royal Treatment for your Leather Goods

I’ve been covering the luxury beat for a few years now and, while my focus is largely on timepieces, I do keep abreast of other luxe categories. That’s why, one Friday evening last month, I found myself at the opening of the Duchess of Luxury Manila, a small boutique that specializes in the care, restoration, […]

May 01

Retro Cons Hit the Shelves

The year 1984 is remembered for many things: the debut of the first Apple Macintosh, watching Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in cinemas, and rocking out to Van Halen’s Jump all summer long. It also marked the release of a running sneaker from Converse called the Thunderbolt, which now, over three decades later, sees new life […]

February 13

Chucks in Movies, Explored by Eleven

It’s not a stretch to say that young actress Millie Bobby Brown has a bright career ahead of her. Her breakout role as the mysterious psychokinetic Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things catapulted her into the public eye and made a crowd favorite of her almost overnight. While we fans still have eight months until Season […]

December 10

DC Shoes Drops Two New Kicks for Christmas

Just in time for the final run-up to Christmas, casual kick brand DC Shoes has two new skate sneakers for your holiday consideration: the DC Plaza TC S Tiago Lemos edition and the Lynx Vulc S Blabac from the DC x Blabac collection.   First up is the Lynx Vulc S Blabac, part of the collab […]

November 10

Lazada’s 11.11 Online Revolution Sale Starts at Midnight Tonight

Finished with your Christmas shopping yet? If you’re anything like me then you probably haven’t ticked off a single name on your Christmas list — if you even have a Christmas list, that is. That puts you (and me) in a pickle as the never-ending traffic situation just seems to keep everyone away from doing […]

October 15

It’s a New Day for Solar Entertainment

  When you’ve been on a journey for so long, you may find that where you’re going isn’t exactly where you want to go anymore. Things change and a ship must course correct with the times. Doesn’t need to be an about face or a 90-degree shift, just some small adjustments may make the trip […]

September 24

Kobe Bryant Can Take Care Of Your Feet

As the world bids see ya later to Kobe Bryant as he retires from professional basketball, it’s only fitting for the Black Mamba to have awesome merch for fans to commemorate his illustrious 20-year career. Premium sock brand and official sock supplier to the NBA, Stance, has just the thing for a discerning Kobe fan’s feet: the […]

August 22

Converse Counters Climate with Shield Canvas

  The basic design of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star hasn’t changed much over the years, yet the shoe remains a well-loved bestseller around the world. Major changes were introduced of course, a couple of years back with the launch of the All Star II, which took the original shoe and upgraded it with a Lunarlon sockliner, the […]

August 15

Are You Ready for a DEWmocracy?

You may have noticed two new variants of Mountain Dew on store shelves recently. Dubbed Live Wire and Blue Shock, these two flavors complement the classic Mountain Dew in the radioactive green bottle. As its bottle suggests, Live Wire is Mountain Dew with an angry orange taste, strong and tingly to the tongue. On the other hand, […]