By Nick Caruso
on 9.16.13
Motorola-Sliver-II-Bluetooth-Earpiece-Gear-Patrol Motorola Sliver II Bluetooth Headset
One objection to Bluetooth headsets is that people like to walk around quiet areas and carry on private conversations at terrifying volumes. The other complaint is that they’re ugly as all hell. The Sliver II, a minimalist over-the-ear headset, solves the latter with a tasteful Sci-fi aesthetic. It’ll provide five hours of talk time, and the case, which carries a spare charge, can help you power through nine more. Motorola’s got style covered; you’ll have to improve your self awareness on your own. $130
McNairy-Eastland-Gear-Patrol Eastland x Mark McNairy
This footwear — a solid collaboration between American shoe standby Eastland and American designer Mark McNairy — has produced some good looking and durable kicks. They’re handmade up in Maine and feature unique colorways and McNairy’s signature camouflage side panels. Three boots, two chukkas and one shoe round out the lineup, so there’s something for every style-conscious outdoorsman. $450+
House-Of-Marley-Headphones-Gear-Patrol House of Marley Liberate Headphones
You need a fly pair of headphones, but you don’t want to harm the environment with an irresponsible, earth-damaging purchase. Well… don’t worry ’bout a thing, ’cause every little thing is gonna be all right: the backbone of these ‘phones is sharp perforated stainless steel, and the rest is a hemp/organic cotton/recycled plastic bottles and FSC-certified sustainable wood. 40mm drivers, a fabric-covered cord (to reduce noise and tangles) and recycled packaging might just make these headphones your new one love. $100
Maison-Martin-Margiela-Jazz-Club-Fragrance-Gear-Patrol Maison Martin Margiela Jazz Club Scent
This men’s fragrance calls to mind (to nose?) the days of velvet-lined speakeasies filled with slow, melting brass notes that hovered over dimly lit night owls. How so? Most prominently, notes of rum cocktails and cigar tobacco. And just in time for Boardwalk Empire. maisonmartinmargiela.com ()
My-Dark-Energy-Gear-Patrol Dark Energy Reservoir USB Charger
Designed with long-term remote charging in mind, the Reservoir maintains enough juice to power a smartphone for a week. The USB charging ports — you can charge two devices at once — will work with any device, and, most impressively, this slim, unassuming brick will hold its juice for over a year at a time. $129