North Face 65/35 Mountain Short Down Parka

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Yep, North Face Japan still has a leg up on us when it comes to outerwear. Their latest jackets from their Purple Label line with Japanese retailer nanamica continue to impress this season and we've become quite taken with this 65/35 Mountain Short Down Parka.

The jacket is a great look when you want a puffy without the puffy look. The jacket comes in four colors and features down quilted lining which you'll find in throughout the jacket and in the neck portion and it uses KODENSHI down which is designed for long lasting heat retention.

$510, nanamica

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Mykita for Palm Angels

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Mykita delivers a special edition of THE book on LA Skateboarding, Palm Angels. Mykita's special edition includes a MYLON Calypso sunglass with gold lenses, a frame they feel evokes the minimalism of skate structures. Rizzoli's synopsis on the book:

""Featuring large-format photographs of skaters in Venice Beach and Manhattan Beach, Palm Angels is the definitive book on the L.A. skateboarding scene, capturing the style and street culture of the world's most elite communities of skaters. Photographed by Francesco Ragazzi, the Italian art director of Moncler, Palm Angels features a special focus on the look and fashions of skate culture. While it emphasizes dramatic movement through stunning images taken in various Los Angeles neighborhoods, it is less focused on describing tricks as it is about conveying the sensation of men and women engaged in an epic, all-consuming activity.

Through art photography, this book hopes to do for skating what Bruce Weber and others did for surf culture, elevating it from what once was an exclusive and localized American pastime to a far-reaching cultural phenomenon. In the spirit of the photography taken of the legendary Z-boys of Dogtown, Ragazzi provides readers with a firsthand glimpse into skateboarding in its modern form, still very much infused with effortless style. Palm Angels includes an introduction by Pharrell Williams (known to the skate community as Skateboard P), who has been instrumental in popularizing the skate look and has propelled it all the way to the high streets of fashion capitals like Paris, New York, and Tokyo."

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Freemans Mackinaw Coat

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Here's one good way to stay warm this season, FSC's new Mackinaw Coat. The coat is based off a WWII-era cold-weater "Jeep Coat" that was a heavy, wool-lined jacket with a cotton exterior. This model updates that style with a more streamlined design for 2014.

Just because its streamlined doesn't mean it won't keep you just as warm. The coat has a 12 oz melton wool lining and a 9 oz waxed, weatherproof, and washable cotton shell with plush shawl collar for another layer of warmth.

$740, Freemans

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Moscot Originals Fall '14

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Moscot pulls another great set of frames from their archives: The Avram, Ezra, Gelt, and Yona, each representing the most popular styles of frames in the '30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s and are available as both prescription frames and sunglasses.

Every piece in the collection has an important place in history, from the Avram which was the result of LBJ's social reform act in the 60s to help those in need with prescription glasses to the Yona which is based on the original 3D movie theater glasses from the 1950s.

$240-$270, Moscot

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Windows 10

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Microsoft has debuted its next generation operating system and they've designed a new operating system from the ground up for a cloud-centric world and to provide the best experience on all devices whether that be a phone, tablet, TV, or a full-on desktop.

With Windows 10, the company isn't going to take a step back and rather than introduce a completely new UI experience, they plan to further refine the Windows experience you know and love, but still give you the appropriate experience on your respective device. This means bringing back focus to things like the Start menu and giving you a proper mouse and keyboard experience while still bringing new experiences to touch/pen input. Available 2015.

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Apolis Striped Simple Tote

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It's no surprise the Apolis Tote is so popular, its a staple of fashionable boutiques across the globe and is simply one of those reasonably-priced essentials you have to have.

Their new Striped Simple Tote is reusable, vegan, and it just looks great. The bag is 100% handcrafted and printed in Bangladesh from recycled materials and uses no animal products. The bag is made from 100% golden jute fiber and has a waterproof polyurethane lining.

$28, Apolis

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2015 Ducati Scrambler

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It has been 40 years since the Scrambler name adorned the tank of a Ducati motorcycle and this year the Italian bike builder is bringing it back in a big way with a classic design that is fully modern in its performance and construction.

Ducati isn't calling their Scrambler a retro bike, the idea is behind the Scrambler is what it would be today if it was never discontinued. It will be available in four versions: Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle, and Classic. The bikes will be powered by a oil and air-cooled L-twin two-valve 803 cc engine and will make its way to dealerships in January 2015.

$8,495-$10,995, Ducati

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Inherent Vice

Sure to be one of the most talked about films this December, Paul Thomas Anderson finally gives the world a look at Inherent Vice:

"When private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin...well, easy for her to say.

It's the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," that's being way too overused--except this one usually leads to trouble.

With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists... Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp--all Thomas Pynchon. "

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GoPro HERO & HERO4

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GoPro has revealed two new cameras: an entry level GoPro for the rest of us and the high-end, next-generation HERO4 that's capable of shooting 4K video in the now iconic, pocketable form factor.

The entry level HERO may be their bare bones cameras, but it's a powerful little piece of hardware that can shoot 1080p30 and 720p60. You can also get 5MP shots at 5 fps and the go-anywhere design means its ready for anything with its water/dirt/sand-proof design. The HERO4 is their most robust camera yet with 4K30 and 2.7K50 video capability (Black Model), 12MP image captures, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, and a touch-enabled display (Silver).

$129-$499, GoPro

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Montblanc Metamorphosis II

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Pens are the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Montblanc, but take one look at the Metamorphosis II and you'll know that watchmaking is a part of their business they're taking very, very seriously.

The name comes from its incredible face-changing dial that consists of 82 moving components that can dynamically switch the face to a classical layout to chronograph by just pushing the slide on the left side of the watch. Obviously it's something that has to be seen to be believed. View the Metamorphosis in action after the jump.

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