There was an episode of the Brady Bunch where the whole family got locked in an empty jail cell. They tied all their shoestrings and belts together, fashioning a lasso to snag the key hanging outside. If Mike had this survival belt on, hand-tied from over 100-feet of 550 Parachute cord, he could’ve snagged the key without insisting that Alice remove her pantyhose. Even though that was the best part.
Before you find yourself standing around in a pair of yellow foam clogs with a name that rhymes with Cocks, consider your alternatives. These leather thong sandals are handcrafted in Israel by Apolis through a unique philanthropic partnership with global artisans. Made by humans with recycled and traditional materials, not foam.
If you buy link- or French-cuff shirts, you are obviously going for looks that kill. Why not take it a step further by popping a bullet through your buttonhole. These handmade cufflinks feature the heads of spent brass bullet shells on a traditional silver link. You can even send the artist your own shells from a special hunt or shooting competition and he’ll make you a custom set. Bang!
It doesn’t get much more classic than the Adidas Stan Smith. It’s the best selling tennis shoe in the history of Sneakerdom. That’s because the design is simple and solid. For forty years this ubiquitous classic has been re-styled in a rainbow of colorways and artist editions, as well as the O.G. white and green. These new suede joints feature fresh colors, metal eyelets, perforated 3-stripe, contrast stitching and other subtle style upgrades.
Drift Eyewear out of Chicago has got wood. Their unique sunglass designs are made with your choice of walnut, maple or bamboo bows. By using this natural, renewable resource and donating to 1% For The Planet, wearing a pair of Drift shades won’t just look good, it’ll feel good, too. So, wood you?
You’re getting pretty long in the tooth if you remember playing Space Invaders. If you’re completely clueless, it was a groundbreaking video game created back in 1978. For those in the know, you’ve now reached middle-age, that magical stage of life when you can afford a Romain Jerome timepiece, yet still have a sense of humor. You have arrived.
Dirty South rappers and brainless son-of-the-founder CEOs really love a big, gold chronograph because they never have to be anywhere on time. But for the rest of us, who want to know the time without pulling out a phone, this low-key analog watch from Nixon will do the trick. No purple drink or country club membership needed here, just a wrist and a healthy respect for punctuality.
Handmade from heavy duty 9-ounce leather, this belt is brand new. But through a secret weathering process, the dudes at Portel manage to make it look like it’s been up to Laconia Bike Week a few times. But nope. It looks like this fresh out of the wrapper. Hand-burnished edges and nickel-plated steel hardware make the “used & abused” look complete.
Tom’s Shoes was built upon their One-for-One donation strategy. For every pair they sell, they donate a pair to a child in need. This charity outreach has now shoed literally millions of kids. Now, Tom’s is giving the hipsters something else to make them feel good about. Sunglasses. Buy any pair of these shades and help Tom’s bring vision to the world’s sightless and vision impaired.
Even if your biggest adventures are weekend hikes or after-work jogging in the urban jungle, the Elementum Terra will keep you on track. Encased in durable stainless steel, this chronograph features a 3D compass, altimeter and ascent/descent tracking on top of time, date and alarm. And perhaps most importantly, it’s black. All black.