Good morning. The official color of 2017 has been declared. “Greenery,” a botanical yellow-green hue, represents “our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite,” and “the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. The official color of 2016 was Rose Quartz, a light pink hue that symbolized harmony in a chaotic world. (How appropriate.) Here’s what’s good in gear: an iPhone 7 battery case, a military-inspired overshirt, a handmade walnut desk and much more.
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Rhone Commuter Pant
These are pants for men constantly on the move. For men who stand, not sit. For men who get sweaty on their way to work, and then do a backflip into the boardroom meeting. These are pants made of luxury Japanese polyester, affording unmatched stretchiness and comfort; pants with a zippered security pocket that laughs hysterically at would-be thieves. These are pants that do just about anything — and they do it with cleaned-up, business-as-usual style. Can your cubicle-dwelling chinos do that?
Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 7
The Juice Pack Air more than doubles your iPhone 7’s battery life, and unlike other battery cases, it does so without showing an ugly battery bulge. It is sleek, slim and impact-resistant, just like a standard non-battery case. When the battery runs dry, place it on a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad (Mophie has some good ones) and it’ll be good to go in a few short hours.
Sean Woolsey Studio Waterfall Desk
Master woodworker Sean Woolsey originally designed this desk for the famed architect William Itzen; now he’ll build it just for you. Made of solid black walnut and steel, the top houses a leather mousepad that lifts up to reveal a handy compartment for pencils, notebooks and other knick-knacks; upon request, the drawer and mousepad can be built on either side. Don’t need it for work? Throw some red velvet rope around it, and call it a conversation piece.
Buck Mason Military Overshirt
Ignore the word “overshirt.” Basically, this is one step up from a shirt, and one step down from a jacket — a perfect middle ground that’s as layer-able and versatile as a thick wool sweater. For the full military look, roll up the sleeves and leave the collar ragged.
Williams-Sonoma All-Clad TK Stainless Steel Oval Roaster
Designed in collaboration with Thomas Keller, the TK collection caters All-Clad’s premium, American-made kitchen essentials to Keller’s impossibly high standards. The Oval Roasting Pan’s triple-bonded aluminum core and brushed stainless steel exterior allow for fast, even heating and superior heat retention. An innovative handle design, created exclusively for Keller, allows for more comfortable, controlled carrying (even with oven mitts on), while a flared lip makes for mess-free pouring. Made to withstand temperatures of up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. – Emily Singer, Associate Staff Writer
Seiko Celebrates Its First Automatic Watch With a Classy Limited Edition
The lesser-known Presage Line is the stepping stone between its affordable offerings and high-end Grand Seikos.
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