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Los Angeles label The Quiet Life just released a very limited Mahalo Girls Pack of caps and bucket hats for spring and summer. They're out front in terms of pattern that explodes with color. If you can rock this much flavor, then rock it now, we say. Get on it now, only 100 packs (each with three hats and one bucket) were made available to stores.

The Mahalo Girls Pack available in select stores and online at thequietlife.com

 


American baseball gear is back in a big way this spring—throwbacks and reissues abound, and you've likely noticed baseball-inspired essentials on the runways of international designers for several seasons now. There's so much worthy stuff out there connected with the great American pastime that we figured even the monochrome-obsessed rocker can get in on the action. Although, we can't guarantee that going all-black with your baseball collection won't create a mini Black Sox Scandal, it is an interesting look. Here are a few of our favorite (almost) all-black baseball items for spring.

Black Baseball by Goody Grams, $29
It's illegality (on the mound) makes it all the more enticing as an art object.

Nokona Bloodline 1200 Black Baseball Glove, $389
Nokona makes leather gloves by hand in Texas. These take a lot of breaking in, but pro players swear by them.

Warstic Whiskeyville Maple Baseball Bat, $129
The pro series bat won't settle for a ground rule double, and comes with your name engraved on it—kind of a must for your secret fantasy b-ball room. 

Shades of Grey Zebra Head Baseball Jacket, $268
It's not entirely black and won't fly on the field, of course, and the zebras are pretty out there, but this spring jacket brings a sophisticated touch to your Field of Dreams even if that's just the name of your local sports bar.

Nothing Belongs to Ebbets: Nº 1 Thing Five Panel in black, $49
We looked around at black ball caps online until we realized our favorite was sitting right here in the Nothing Major shop. The five panel Nº 1 Thing comes in a wool blend flannel worn in the late '60s and has a soft and sturdy black leather strap, too. They're also more rare than a lead-off homer by a National League pitcher in the bottom of the ninth.

We're big fans of Unis here in the Nothing Major offices and are willing to consider that the new Davis Pants from Unis might be the spring pants for which we've been looking. Yes, they're pleated—and we shudder at the pleats we wore in our youth— but pleats are okay this year, especially in a slimmer pant. Cut and sewn in the USA from Italian cotton twill they're made to last and make you look good doing it. They're slim, as we said, with a button fly and flap pockets. In other words, ready for the office, outdoor drinks after work, and a jaunt over to a music festival.

Unis Davis Pants are available online from Unis and in Unis boutiques.

Look for more in-depth coverage on Unis soon in the Nothing Major journal.

 

Yanking those summer oxfords and madras shirts out of winter storage can be a disheartening experience, especially when we find that the grime on the collars seems to have intensified over the months. Wash & Stain bars from the Laundress have their uses year-round in removing stains, naturally, but we tend to think they really come in handy when the sun comes out and we've got nowhere to hide.

$6/2oz at The Laundress

Spring Selections. The Nothing Major staff shares its picks for Spring 2013.

Shoot from the hip and enjoy the moment. The Black Slim Devil camera is as unassuming as your camera phone, makes no noise, and eliminates the urge to spend 10 minutes obsessing over which filter to apply to your photo for Instagram. With the Black Silm Devil, you get what you get, but you might just love that.

Years ago, the cult-classic Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim camera was beloved for its uniquely vivid shots, light weight and kind pricepoint. The good people at SuperHeadz have reissued the rugged 35mm film camera under a new name. It's even made at the same factory as the original.

Also, at $30 and under, it won't break the bank. So get snapping.

Find out more at SuperHeadz.com

In recent years, Penfield has become one of our go-to brands for outdoorsy outerwear such as down coats and 60/40 jackets. The label has built on the classics from its heritage as a New England camping and adventure outfitter and given them details and contemporary twists that make them a good fit for the style and budget-minded young man or woman. That said, its Spring 2013 lookbook has our heads spinning. It trends sportier—these threads seem to call for activity, more than carefree leisure. It features more contemporary detailing and style: just look at the patterns, the color choices, the camouflage, the flower-patterned pocket tee. Penfield seems to be taking more chances this season—question is, is it taking us along with it? 

Browse Penfield's SS13 collection online.