Great recommendations for some KC style that helps you set your schedule in the sun.
Socks are rarely the center of attention in a man’s attire. Change that this summer with sock purveyors that offer wide arrays of high-quality, stylish socks. Nigel Knox is all about “casual sophistication.” Their socks sell for $32.50 and combine a playful American and sophisticated British feel.
On the other foot, KC-based Sock101 boasts a plethora of $7 socks, provides customizable socks and has a sock-of-the-month delivery program. With a variety of great local socks to choose from, your feet will be all the rage. Sock101 socks can be purchased online at sock101.com. Nigel Knox socks can be found at Pinstripes (601 W. 48th St., Country Club Plaza). —Alex Sher
Biking is an active way to see Kansas City from a whole new angle. Garmin has boasted some of the finest cyclometers to allow for high-tech biking with ease, and their new Edge® 810 ($500) includes more features than ever before. With the ability to measure heart rate, power and speed, real-time streaming to connect to social networking websites and a log of past workouts and routes, cycling will never feel the same again.
The powerful device truly lives up to its tagline, “Ride it, share it, relive it.” For athletes who enjoy cross training, Garmin offers the versatile Forerunner® 910XT ($400), which is capable of enriching a biking, swimming or running workout. Both can be purchased at Bike Source (11500 W. 135th St., Overland Park), where staff members who participate in all levels of biking can provide recommendations and top-quality products and services. —Alex Sher
Between having the kids out of school, warmer weather and a more relaxed pace, it can be easy to lose track of time during the summer. Meierotto Midwest Jewelers is equipped to prevent that with a watch collection that includes a timepiece for everyone. Practicality meets style in their Erntz Benz Model, the GC10217 Swiss Timepiece ($3,150), part of their ChronoSport Traditional Collection. Water resistant up to 165 feet (50 meters), the watch is not only perfect for the beach or lake, but its hand-made alligator strap is also exceedingly fashionable. It comes with a 47mm brushed stainless steel case with domed sapphire crystal glass and an exhibition back.
This watch, like all Erntz Benz watches, is designed for professional aviators and pilots, guaranteeing lasting durability and extreme precision. For watches and other fine jewelry, visit Meierotto Jewelers online or at their location at 4311 NE Vivion Rd. —Alex Sher
Colorful shoes have made their mark on modern fashion. They’re comfortable, practical and extremely stylish. Cole Haan offers a great selection of high-class, modern shoes. Their Air Colton Casual Wingtip ($198) is available in…