The Briefing

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 7, 2015

A do-it-all trail bike, a new helmet using MIPS technology, a hand-sewn Apple Watch strap and more.

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Ice Cream Cones, Cotton Candy, Dr. Pepper and More

The Epic Food of the 1904 World's Fair

World's Fairs used to be amazing. While the 2015 Expo in Milan was condemned by the Pope, visitors to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair managed to be the first to experience some of the most American food on the planet.

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The Birthplace of the Burger (Or Not)

Did Louis' Lunch in New Haven, CT, create the hamburger? On a recent visit we tried their "meat puck" for ourselves.

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A Pro's Guide to Competition-Grade Yard Games

The top bocce, cornhole, croquet, horseshoe and frisbee gear, for those who take yard games just a little too seriously.

Cycling: BMC Racing Team 2015

America's Best Hope to Win the Tour de France

We Americans have one guy who has a shot at winning: Tejay van Garderen. We talked to him as he rested in Nice, France, pre-race.

Popular Gear Guides

Watch Straps to Beat the Heat

Summer can be hard on a nice watch strap. Here are five that can take the heat.

Tools to Organize Your Desk

Time to tidy up.

Hi-Fi Bluetooth Speakers

Sound quality and Bluetooth have reconciled their differences.

The Right Gear for Every Type of Camper

From the ultralight to the ultra luxurious.

Clubs to Improve Your Handicap

With these five clubs, you can literally buy birdies.

Killer Sunglasses Under $60

UV protection on the cheap.

The Only Sneakers You'll Need This Summer

Shoes ready for rising temps and longer days.

Bushcraft Knives For Field Survival

Your best friend in the merciless woods.

Hydration Packs for Running

The tops packs water and gear on the move.

Get Your Coffee Beans Online

The best part of waking up.

Packing the Perfect Camp Cooler

Elevate your backwoods cuisine.

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11 Fitness Apps for Any Athlete

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Your physical health is your smartphone’s next frontier. Taking advantage of today's data-heavy environment, these apps are squarely focused on everything from your diet to your mind to your core.

Fast Fitness

Quick Total Body Workouts the Pros Recommend

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We know you like buffet-style meals. Put down the meatballs and sidle up to a smörgåsbord of workouts.

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Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: July 7, 2015

New unique pieces from Piaget, Laurent Ferrier and Speake-Marin for the worthy Only Watch auction, an anniversary watch from Christopher Ward and Oris has a new high-flyer.

Silent in Name Only

Listen to the Old Town Music Hall’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

In the 1920s,movie theaters showing silent films provided in-house soundtracks. To do this, the Old Town Music Hall used a machine with over 2,600 pipes, four keyboards, 260 switches, a xylophone, marimba, piano, drums, cymbals and a daunting arsenal of controls and pedals.

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Earlier This Week

Detroit Rock City, Revived

72 Hours in Detroit

Despite the state of the motoring industry and Motown, Detroit still plays hosts to one of the country's best music scenes and houses some of the world's biggest car nuts. It's a heaping dose of Americana that should be on everyone's travel list.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 6, 2015

Vintage-inspired trailers in Oregon's premiere wine-making region, waxed canvas dopp kits, the smallest GoPro ever and more.

More: Gear News
Ice Cream Cones, Cotton Candy, Dr. Pepper and More

The Epic Food of the 1904 World’s Fair

World's Fairs used to be amazing. While the 2015 Expo in Milan was condemned by the Pope, visitors to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair managed to be the first to experience some of the most American food on the planet.

Dress Well

This Week in Style: July 3, 2015

Montauk weekend style curated by a seasoned resident, Adidas's new ocean-junk sneaker, Amazon hosts NYC's first men's fashion week and more.

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A Trick Up the Sleeve

12 Raglan Tees for Comfortable Summer Wear

Originally from Europe, the raglan t-shirt has since become an icon of classic Americana, defined by its collar-to-cuff sleeves common in old-school sportswear. Here are the best in a range of different styles and prices.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 2, 2015

Garmin makes the first rear-facing radar for cyclists, KA-Bar makes an old-school commando knife with a new-school process, Fredericks & Mae brighten up your playing cards and more.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 1, 2015

The ZTE Spro 2 might just be the best steaming projector, PIQ is a new wearable for golfers, the sequel to Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York and more.

More: GEAR NEWS
Still Make 'Em Like They Used To

Behind the Scenes with Allen Edmonds

Few apparel brands have the same diehard brand loyalty that Allen Edmonds has. A look behind the scenes at their Port Washington, Wisconsin factory reveals what makes them so special.