By Nick Caruso
on 12.17.13
Head-Porter-Tanker-Standard-3-Way-Brief-Case-Gear-Patrol HeadPorter Tanker Standard 3-Way Briefcase
Pretty much anything modeled after the MA-1 fighter jacket gets a thumbs up from us. The satin-finish nylon outer of this fly new bag belies the wildly flashy orange lining within. There are, of course, pockets galore, but the best trick is that it triples as a briefcase, a shoulder bag and a backpack. $524
99--Gretzky-His-Game,-His-Story-Gear-Patrol Gretzky: His Game, His Story
We’ll say it: Wayne Gretzky is a demigod. The sheer number of astounding records he achieved during his career coupled with his general on-ice baddassery is nothing short of phenomenal. This is the story of his life and his time spent wowing the world. $21
TIMEX-ORIGINALS-MEN'S-VINTAGE-INSPIRED-1978-BOX-SET-WATCH-Gear-Patrol Timex Vintage Inspired Box Set
This box set will bring you right back to the summer of ’78 when things moved slower, times were simpler and Ashton Kutcher was born. It’s a retro-looking wristpiece with quartz movement; orange and black were in vogue years ago, and it happens the colorway stands out in modern times as a fashion-forward look too. $161
Rituals-Tatsu-Grooming-Products-Gear-Patrol Rituals Tatsu Grooming Line
Netherlands-based skin care company Rituals has launched a men’s line stateside, and it’s quite luxurious. With products like Blue Dragon shower gel and Dragon Mud body scrub you might be tempted to pretend you’re some Game of Thrones character whilst lathering up in the shower (not that you don’t already), and we won’t discourage you. The Tatsu collection — face washes, lotions, soaps, shampoos, etc. — are actually inspired by the legend of the Japanese water dragon, however, and not a short, rotund, bearded man who takes a decade to write one book. $15+
C-Class-Gear-Patrol 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The folks at MB have introduced the next-gen C-Class, and it’s much to our liking. New Sport and Luxury trims will be available, as will more powerful inline-4 and V6 engines (both turbocharged). Reduced weight ensures speediness, the interior will be roomier, there’s 4MATIC permanent AWD and you can option on the AIRMATIC adjustable suspension should you care you coddle and/or sportify your life a bit more. See it in dealerships late next year. mbusa.com