Each week our ‘Friday Top Five’ segment, we feature five things we thought were interesting, notable, or culturally significant. This week we are showcasing stories on Native Instruments X Beatport Link, Seiko’s X Rowing Blazers, New Balance X Miller Lite, Rothy’s, and Yoga.
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Story-1:: Just Play the Hits!!
Overview: I have long loved to DJ, Beatport is the number one place on the net for house music and NI Traktor has long been my go to Digital DJ Solution. The fact that you can now stream Beatport Music through Traktor is a big win for Bedroom DJ and super DJ alike. If you have never tried DJing and have always wanted to, head to DJ.Beatport.COM to try it out in a browser.
Story-2:: New Watches, You need One
Overview: Haven't ever considered myself a Seiko kind of person, but after seeing these new Seiko’s New Collab With Rowing Blazers, I might quickly become one. Some background on the brand, Rowing Blazers weaves together an eclectic mix of influences: sport, nostalgia, travel; "prep" (whatever that means); '80s and '90s cultural tropes; Oxbridge style, and Japan's subversive take on "Ivy;" hip-hop culture and the rise of streetwear; tennis, basketball, rugby, skiing; elite and amateur athletics in all forms; the romance of exploration; and symbols, art, and archaeology - ancient and modern. These influences are the interests of Rowing Blazers’ founder, Jack Carlson. So if that isn’t enough of a reason to jump on these new watches, I don’t know what is. Don’t forget to check the full article out at Hodinkee.
Story-3:: NEW BALANCE JUST MADE A SHOE FOR YOUR BEER
Overview: New Balance collectors and beer lovers alike will be on red alert after the Boston brand linked up with Miller Lite for the Shoezie, aka the world's most stylish koozie. I know this story is a week late from Father’s Day. But it is still pretty darn funny and figured that on a rainy Friday here in Chicago, this might bring a little join into everyone’s day.
Story-4:: Rothy’s, Yeah They Make Men’s Shoes Now
Overview: I talked about the fact that Rothy’s are making men’s shoes on the weekly rundown and how important it is to be sustainable and think about the environment. Well on Friday’s post, I am flat out saying, go get you a PAIR!! ’Desert Camo’ is the pair I picked up, and to say you need some in your life is an understatement. The fact that they are 100% machine washable and made of recycled plastic bottles so your doing good by the environment too.
Link: Rothy’s - Men’s
Story-5:: Recovery is Key
Overview: As many probably have picked up on via my IG-@ReedDailey (MyFitnessPal, ‘ReedDailey’ on Peloton), I have started to get back into the gym and lift ‘heavy weights’ for the first time in years. With heavyweights and proper workouts come a whole host of pain and tightness. So when a friend of mine sent me over the ‘Ultimate Guide On The Health Benefits of Yoga’ a couple of weeks back, I quickly jumped into the article looking for a playbook for things to consider with my recovery. While I have tried yoga in the past, this was a great guide for reintroducing myself to the world of yoga and has helped a ton with recovery.
Link: Benefits of Yoga