In the constant pursuit of a high-quality, stylish lifestyle, it’s understandable that we men may stray from the path a time or two — a truck stop frozen burrito here, a discount-grade pair of white socks there. Such was the case when Mike Arnot, a member of the team behind Owen & Fred, The Store For Men, purchased, and was unimpressed with, a cheap wallet. While lesser men would crumble into the shadows and try to forget, Arnott and his friends took charge, founding Brooklyn-based Owen & Fred so that men would always have a superbly crafted choice when on the lookout for everything from dopp kits to ties to kitchen accessories and all the rest: unique lifestyle accessories, home goods and grooming products, bar tools and bags of coffee. As always, quality has its price; but Owen & Fred market products that any man would be lucky to count as his own, all made by men and women who know how to craft the old fashioned way — really well.

Our Picks: Custom Leather Luggage or Bag Tag ($45) | Weekender Bag ($120) | Indoor Remote Control Airplane ($159) | Hex Bottle Opener ($48) | The Owen & Fred Tie ($98)