Summer sucks for only one reason: the weddings. You know you’ll be stuck wasting a few prime Saturdays sweating in a suit or even worse, a tux, so why not make it a rental? The Black Tux is an online suit rental service that let’s you choose your suit or tux, they ship it to you & when you’re done soiling it, you simply send it back.
This baseball inspired belt is made of vintage American baseball glove leather and 8oz. Chestnut colored top grain cowhide and features a brass buckle and clasp. It will keep your trousers up so nobody has to see your bat and balls.
Garmin makes some of the best GPS & training watches. Their latest, fēnix 2, combines all the best tech & features they’ve got to become arguably the best sport-adventure watch out: waterproof to 50 meters, 50 hour battery life in GPS mode & five weeks in watch mode. It has an ANT+ radio to pair with sensors like heart rate, cadence, temperature, power meter, etc, plus Bluetooth 4.0 for pairing with sensors & your smartphone.
With looks that bring to mind your old Boy Scout watch or dad’s classic Timex, the Corvid Field Watch is a no-nonsense timepiece from Aevig, a new brand based in the Netherlands. It’s powered by a Ronda 703 quartz movement and is available with tan, black, or green dials. via
The Stratosphere watch contains a low-power GPS chip that automatically sets it to the correct time anywhere you go in the world. A domed sapphire crystal gives the watch its unique look—viewed from the side it’s said to look the like earth seen from outer space but that kinda depends on what you’ve been smoking.
SoCal-based Salt Optics is ready for the Spring sunshine. Their new collection of shades and prescription frames feature clean, simple designs in a variety of lens options and colors. A personal favorite.
Victorinox makes more than Swiss Army knives. In fact, this year marks the 25th anniversary of their Dive Master 500 chronograph. For the occasion they’ve created a limited edition anniversary model rendered in titanium with a brushed, matte gray case. Only 500 of these watches will be made.
Stretch pants and bump skiing may have died thirty years ago but one staple of early 80s ski style has returned. Vuarnet has just re-released their model 002, the classic cat-eye shade that became their signature style. It’s a complete replica of the original, right down to the Skilynx glacier lens and molded nylon frame.
Lots of younger sunglass brands have carved out a comfy little spot in the market by doing nothing but biting classic designs from Persol, the original purveyor of cool, Italian acetate frames. Next, they will copy these: Persol’s new Film Noir collection perfectly captures their classy vintage vibe in four new styles, all featuring clean lines and their 50s-era Phoenix Arrow hinge detail.
Oliberté makes high quality leather footwear in Ethiopia using all African materials. Employing traditional craftsmanship techniques and a fully sustainable production model, they’re making great 100% goat leather shoes with the goal of creating jobs and opportunities for the people of Sub-Saharan Africa.