Does the Watch Make the Man?

Author Nick Kolakowski describes how a watch can help shape the characters he writes.

Read More

A Few Words With Roger Smith

 In an interview with SHIFTed, Roger Smith discusses his not-so-complicated take on what makes superior horological craftsmanship.

Read More

The Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance Brings Back the Automotive Pageantry of Yesteryear

The cars at the Concours symbolize the journey to freedom.

Read More

"The Last Jedi" Twists Taught Fans Hard Lessons About Branding, Mythology and Art

The difference between The Last Jedi's 93 percent critic's rating on Rotten Tomatoes and its 56 percent user rating is telling — the same unconventional narrative choices made by Johnson as auteur both wowed critics and made those who grew up with Star Wars incredibly uncomfortable.

Read More

Piaget's Newest Altiplano Pieces Break a World Record

Piaget's Altiplano Ultimate Automatic looks back at the manufacture's history of thin movements while blazing a trail forward.

Read More

A Porsche Without a Price

This gift from Germany to America after WWII is priceless for a reason.

Read More

A Few Words With Spike Lee

SHIFTed talks with director Spike Lee about history, storytelling and watches.  

Read More

How an American Pilot Watch Made Its Way Back West on One of the Darkest Days in History

The Longines-Wittnauer Second Setting was arguably the first true pilot's watch, allowing pilots to instantly correct minor aberrations in timekeeping that can throw off navigation calculations.  The American invention also may have played an important role on one of the darkest military days in US history.

Read More

Frank Clegg's Leathermaking Is Working the Whole Hide

For four decades, Frank Clegg has fought industry uncertainty and fair-weather trends. Today, he and his two sons are setting a new benchmark for American leathermaking.   

Read More

The 1815 "Homage to Walter Lange" Honors the Late Founder of the Lange Uhren GmbH

Lange, who died in January, is immortalized with a single mechanical masterpiece of black enamel and steel. 

Read More

SHIFTed Blog

Timely musings on vintage watches, men's fashion, cocktails, cigars, travel, cars, racing and more . . .

Recent Posts

Subscribe to Email Updates