Good morning. Yesterday, the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons to become the 2017 Super Bowl LI champions. Head over to ESPN for a re-cap of the game. And let’s not forget the commercials, which, for many, overshadow the game itself. Here are the 5 best commercials that aired during the game, in Adweek’s expert opinion. And here’s what’s good in gear: premium aprons, instant shaving cream pods, naughty Valentine’s Day gifts and much more.
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The James Brand Chapter Knife
A great knife makes easy work of tricky problems, both outdoors and in. But a great everyday pocket knife is more than just a utilitarian tool — it’s also a style accessory. The Chapter is just that: a stylish, high-performance blade that deserves to be displayed proudly, and carried every day. With its titanium frame-lock, minimal moving parts and 2.8-inch stainless steel blade, this EDC knife will look and perform wonderfully for a lifetime. And remember, it’s almost Valentine’s Day — what will you use to harvest a bouquet of wild flowers for your special someone?
Pacific Shaving Co. Single-Use Shaving Cream Minis
Like a dissolvable laundry detergent pod, but filled with shaving cream. Place the penny-sized pod in your hand or in a cup, lather it around, and voila — instant, rich, moisturizing shaving cream. Each bag contains 40 pods, for 40 shaves. That’s plenty to last throughout your travels.
Tilit Chef Aprons
Tilit is reimagining the chef’s uniform with premium fabrics — and it’s gaining traction outside of the kitchen.
Wildsam Travel Guide Books
A pocket-sized travel guide unlike any you’ll find in a big-chain bookstore. Each contains 145 pages of in-depth travel intel from local artists, business owners, activists and more, from a variety of U.S. cities: Austin, Brooklyn, Charleston, Detroit, Nashville, New Orleans, San Antonio and San Fransisco.
Nerf Doomlands The Judge Blaster
toy weapon of mass destruction fires thirty darts, shotgun-style, with each barrel rotation. Little brothers, sisters, and co-workers: RUN FOR YOUR PATHETIC LITTLE LIVES. Available later this year.
Killspencer Love Collection
Roses and chocolates and pink teddy bears say “I love you, sweetie!” A black leather whip and eyemask and tote bag (for toys, presumably) say “I want to ravage you with my love, you sexy animal.”
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