Apple Watch Hands-On: Only Time Will Tell

Today, I strapped a $15,000 watch to my wrist—one with an Apple computer inside. I played with it a bit, and tried to imagine integrating it into my life. But by the time Apple (oh so courteously!) booted me out of the showroom, I couldn't make up my mind. » 3/09/15 7:50pm 3/09/15 7:50pm

Soon, You'll Be Able to Build Your Own Moto 360 Smartwatch

People want their smartwatches to be fashion statements. And some have gone to extreme measures—including one enterprising, sandpaper-equipped individual—to make them uniquely their own. Now, Motorola is making it way easier to build your own Moto 360 smartwatch—no sandpaper required. » 2/26/15 2:15pm 2/26/15 2:15pm

Hydrophobic T-Shirts Are Miraculous—Until You Wash Them

A few weeks ago, an Australian startup offered to send me a T-shirt. I'm not normally on the T-shirt beat, but this one was special. The 100-percent cotton garment featured "patented hydrophobic nanotechnology" to make it super stain-resistant. "I'll be the judge of that," I thought, and a few days later the… » 2/26/15 10:10am 2/26/15 10:10am

Watching an umbrella get hand made is more captivating than I thought

There's a bit of a chicken or the egg thing for me when it comes to umbrellas. I never spend too much money on umbrellas because they always break. Or do they break because I never spend too much money on them? After watching this titillating video of a beautiful umbrella being made, I think I know the answer. » 1/07/15 11:52pm 1/07/15 11:52pm

A Self-Adjusting Smart Belt: Yes, It's Come to This

You can keep your 4K TVs and your autonomous puppy dog drones. The Belty promises to have a greater impact on humanity than even the wheel. It's the world's first smart belt featuring an electric-powered motor built into the buckle that automatically loosens the strap when you sit down, and then tightens the belt… » 1/04/15 8:31pm 1/04/15 8:31pm

ASUS ZenWatch Review: The First Smartwatch I'd Wear As a Watch

For years, I've wanted a smartwatch: a device that would blend style with digital convenience. Unfortunately, the first crop of smartwatches have predominantly been bulky pieces of plastic and glass for which adjectives like "elegant" seem disingenuous. But the Asus ZenWatch is evidence that things are getting better. » 12/03/14 10:45am 12/03/14 10:45am

Human Anatomy-Inspired Accessories Are the Stuff of Nightmares

Imagine walking down the street carrying a backpack that looked exactly like a human back. That would be creepy! And now, thanks the Ukranian designer Konstantin Kofta, you can do just that. » 12/01/14 3:23pm 12/01/14 3:23pm

Sending the Great Oscar de la Renta to That September Issue In the Sky

"Fashion icon" doesn't really begin to cover the influence of Oscar de la Renta, who died yesterday at 82. But you can get a sense of his outsized importance to the industry—and culture at large—from one film which managed to explain both the clothes we wear and the people who convince us to wear them. » 10/21/14 8:00pm 10/21/14 8:00pm

Why We Still Haven’t Killed Off the High Heel

As a fashion object and symbol, the high heel shoe is weighted with meaning. It's also weighted with the wearer's entire body weight. The stiletto might be one of the only designs that is physically painful but has somehow has persisted for centuries. » 10/15/14 4:20pm 10/15/14 4:20pm

How the T-Shirt Was Invented

The t-shirt is arguably the most popular outer garment in the entire world. Coming in a range of styles, colors and sizes there is quite literally a t-shirt for everyone. But where did this iconic garment come from and how did it become so popular? » 10/14/14 8:30am 10/14/14 8:30am

Why Is Gadget Fashion Still So Bad?

You wanted a bigger phone, you got a bigger phone. Lots of bigger phones. Phones that are now bigger than the biggest pocket of your biggest pants. So where are you going to keep your big phone now? » 9/26/14 5:45pm 9/26/14 5:45pm

Jumping on a trampoline has never looked this cool

I should have never grown up. Or at least, I should have never stopped jumping on a trampoline because these guys, brothers Sean and Eric Kennedy of the troupe Flippenout, make jumping on a trampoline so damn cool. It's a combination of grace and synchronization with a splash of never growing up. » 9/18/14 1:21am 9/18/14 1:21am

Scientists Made a Soft Exoskeleton That You Put On Like Pants

Exoskeletons that give you superhuman strength sound incredibly awesome but also look incredibly awkward and bulky and uncomfortable. So what about a soft exoskeleton that you wear like a pair of pants? » 9/12/14 5:55pm 9/12/14 5:55pm

Save 20% on a Huge Variety of Watches Today on Amazon

They might not vibrate every time you get an email, or need to be plugged in every night like smart watches, but...well actually, dumb watches sound pretty great. If all you need from a wearable are clean looks and a clock, Amazon is taking 20% off hundreds of different models right now with promo code 20TIME14. » 8/27/14 9:45am 8/27/14 9:45am

These Sunglasses Are Made of... Hemp?

These sunglasses may make you look good, but they could make the planet look better, too—because rather than plastic, their frames are made from flax and hemp. » 7/16/14 7:00am 7/16/14 7:00am

This PVC Pouch Folds Up Like Origami To Protect Precious Things

An origami-inspired purse sounds needlessly complex. Futzing around with folds when you're trying to find your keys in the abyss of a bag? No thanks. But! But: The reality of this Distortion clutch, designed by tech-friendly design icon Issey Miyake, is rad. Like, I-would-definitely-carry-the-hell-out-of-this rad. » 6/27/14 3:21pm 6/27/14 3:21pm

Watch Plastic Ocean Junk Become a Pair of Wild Multi-Colored Sneakers

That our poor oceans are overflowing with our disgusting floating garbage is not news, but we keep on keeping on disposing of a crazy amount of non-biodegradable trashola—and lightly worn wardrobes. Your Shoes Are Rubbish represents one small step towards increasing awareness of the massive problem; these kicks were… » 6/26/14 7:30pm 6/26/14 7:30pm

Google's First Fashionable Glass Frames: Perhaps Not That Fashionable?

We've long known that Google wanted to make Glass fashionable, and now it's teamed up with Diane Von Furstenberg to create a series of alternative frames for its face-mounted computer. You can decide for yourselves if they look good or not. » 6/03/14 4:30am 6/03/14 4:30am

I Would Totally Wear High Heels Equipped With Hydraulic Springs

Oh, high heels. You look so hot but hurt so much. Think a little interior padding will save your feet from a world of pain? Psssh. The Kinetic Traces collection by London College of Fashion grad Silvia Fado Moreno, however, are like Easy Spirits with an advanced engineering degree. Check out the hydraulics on these… » 6/02/14 6:42pm 6/02/14 6:42pm