By Henry Phillips
on 2.14.14
Alden-Indy-Boot-Gear-Patrol Alden Union Hill Indy Boot
Alden’s handsome “Indy” work boot — the Union Hill version exclusive to the good folks at Need Supply — is one hell of a looker. Inspired by historic Antebellum architecture and cobblestone, the boots sport tan suede, double oak tanned leather outsoles and welt Goodyear stitching. $551
Fjalraven-Down-Shirt-Gear-Patrol Fjallraven Down Shirt No. 1
Down coat? Sure. Down vest? Plenty. Down shirt? Indeed. Fjallraven has blended a classic shirt silhouette with harsh-weather capabilities. It’s also water and abrasion resistant, thanks to Fjallraven’s robust G-1000 fabric with easy wearability. Perfect for your next weekend ruined by the Polar Vortex. $298
Lyonheart-Coupe-Gear-Patrol Lyonheart K
The Eagle Speedster is the current darling, but we’re aching for another E-Type homage, the Lyonheart K. The namesake brand based in Coventry is producing a carbon-fiber/aluminum beauty that almost — almost — makes us forget the unappreciated Van Damme classic. $466,000+
Hemmingway-Gear-Patrol Hemingway App
Ignore that it pigeonholes a great writer’s prose and instead toss whatever you’re working on (be it a terse novella or a jaunty email to mom) into this writing analyzer. It identifies adverbs and passive voice and judges the clarity of sentences to help you write like a master. Better yet, go read The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber with a glass of Scotch for inspiration. Free
Parsons-Shuffleboard-Gear-Patrol Parsons Shuffleboard Table
Bar games outside of bars are incredible. Even more so when said game is a shuffleboard table made of reclaimed oak, dyed leather hides and a unibody steel frame. You can even pretend you’re on the curling team and yell “HARD!” as you play. $4,500