Louis Vuitton Unveils Stylish and Sturdy Sailing Gear for the LV Cup

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    Grey Sneaker boot in canvas Photo copyright LBProduction 2010
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    Navy Sneaker in calf leather Photo copyright LBProduction 2010
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    White Loafer in nubuck calf leather Photo copyright LBProduction 2010
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    Navy Loafer in nubuck calf leather Photo copyright LBProduction 2010
  • Practical Damier Aventure LV Cup
  • Keepall 55 Band Waterproof LV Cup
  • Water Proof Backpack "Transit" LV Cup
  • Water Proof Backpack "Transit" LV Cup
  • Water Proof Keepall 20
  • Grey Belt LV Cup (top) Navy Belt LV Cup (bottom)
  • Orange LV Cup Cap in Nylon (left) Navy LV Cup Cap in Nylon (right)
  • LV Cup Tie Red (left) LV Cup Tie Navy (right)
  • LV Cup Damier Beach Towel in Printed Microfiber and its custom Pouch
  • Tambour LV Cup Automatic Countdown
  • Tambour LV Cup Automatic Countdown
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The contest may be months away, but Louis Vuitton is gearing up for the 30th anniversary of the Louis Vuitton Cup—the race that precedes the America’s Cup Finals, and the winner of which competes against the defending America’s Cup champion. The company is introducing its second Louis Vuitton Cup Collection, a selection of sailing-inspired apparel and accessories designed to withstand weather conditions at sea, available now through the end of the America’s Cup event in September 2013.

For the first time, the Louis Vuitton Cup Collection features ready-to-wear clothing, from T-shirts ($350) to a range of waterproof jackets (up to $4,100) and a series of deck shoes ($695 to $830) that resist water, salt, and sun damage with their unique waterproof leather and breathable, quick-dry linings. Other innovative designs include a series of leather bags and small leather goods ($1,160 to $3,950) that are waterproof, even when completely immersed in water; and a steel-case watch, with an alligator strap and a second rubber strap, which remains watertight up to 100 meters deep and has a five-minute countdown and fly-back system, as well as a self-winding Dubois-Depraz movement ($11,600). (866.884.8866, www.louisvuitton.com)

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