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A Motorsport Apparel Guide

Spring is on the horizon and that means that your garage queen is about to wake from its winter hibernation. If you live in a part of the country where the temps get low, you’ve likely been daydreaming about all the things you want to do with your car when the roads finally thaw. Install the performance parts you bought on Black Friday. Get out the soap and water and rinse off all the dust. Or just maybe just go for a long drive and enjoy the warmth. All great options.


It’s also that time of the year when you start swapping out that cold weather attire for your warm weather wardrobe. You dig out your favorites but notice all that the wear and tear from seasons past. Chipped lenses. Stained shirts. Dirty shoes. It’s high time to treat yourself like you treat your ride.


Where to start? You’re in luck. To help you out,


Shades

Everybody looks a little bit cooler in a nice pair of sunglasses. And better yet, they help you see! Here are a few frames we like.





These Frogskins feature Oakley’s Prizm Road lenses, but more importantly, a slick-looking carbon fiber frame.

$144 at Oakley.com



In addition to its crystal clear, NASA-based polarized lenses, the Revo Coast has straight back arms which are easy to sneak on when wearing a full-face helmet.

$229 at Revo.com



If you’re looking for aviators, look no further than these from Randolph. The bright chrome-polished frames, powered by their trademarked SkyTec polarized technology, are fantastic for hitting the open road.

$319 at Randolph.com





Shirts

After it’s been cold for a while it’s sometimes hard to imagine feeling hot under the sun again. But trust us, it’ll happen. Stay cool with some pieces from our own collection (free shipping on orders over $50).







Our Drop the Hammer is a lightweight tribute to the age-old mentality of driving fast. The vibrant, vintage design fits beautifully on this organic cotton chassis, making this shirt a must-have for your next warm weather outing. $33 on Vintage Ltd.com












Last of the Late Brakers is an homage to those late brakers out there. This tee feels as good as it looks from the bamboo cotton’s breathable, natural cooling effect making it ideal for the hottest track conditions.

$33 on Vintage Ltd.com














Equipped with performance grade fabric, and featuring real carbon fiber buttons, head out to your next event in style sporting our one of a kind Club Sport Polo.

$75 on Vintage Ltd.com











Shoes

If you’re going to heal-and-toe, you’ll need a stylish pair of shoes that you can also wear on a night out on the town. You can feel confident hitting the pavement with these kicks.




The name Speedcat just sounds fast. These motorsport-inspired shoes from Puma sit on top of a tire-tread bottom and are topped off with a rich suede. A classic look for a good price.

$90 on Puma.com





Featuring their retro driving sole, a rounded heel, and a steel torsion bar for increased stability, the Piloti Endurance – 24H Le Mans Slate shoes aren’t messing around.

$190 on Piloti.com




Watches

Like us, you may appreciate a well-crafted motorsport-inspired timepiece. Here are a few options that will compliment your look and your ride.






Sporting modern precision and vintage-inspired charm, the American Classic Intra-Matic Chronograph H is known for its American spirit and Swiss precision. Oh, and it looks really cool too. $2,000 on Hamiltonwatch.com











It doesn’t get much more motorsport than the Tag Heuer Formula 1. Built for the circuit but just as home in any urban context, for men who love speed and seek performance. Couldn’t have put it any better ourselves.

$2,045 on tagheuer.com









Finally, if price is no object and you desire a true icon on your wrist, then a Rolex Daytona is the end-all, be-all of timepieces for the vintage racing enthusiast. Instead of getting a trophy at the 24 Hours of Daytona, you’re awarded this amazing chronograph that comes with dials crafted from meteorite. Wow. Prices for these special watches have skyrocketed in the past couple years, so we’ll let you Google it for fun.

($Yikes!!!)





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