Good morning. Valentine’s Day is five days away. Your lover may have told you they don’t want roses or heart-shaped balloons or any of that tacky stuff. (Like Alicia Keys once sang: “Some people want it all; but I don’t want anything at all, if it ain’t you, baby.”) But make no mistake — they’re expecting a gift. Here are the best V-Day gifts, for all types of love.

Here’s what’s good in gear: a leather dopp kit, a sneaker-like knit wingtip, a Parisian spring style collection and much more.

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Jacobsen Salt Co. Flake Salt

Get to know the first flake salt harvested in the Pacific Northwest since the days of Louis and Clark.

Cole Haan Zerøgrand Stitchlite

Cole Haan has been at the forefront of wingtip innovation for some time now. Their latest sneaker-like dress shoes one-up Nike, et al. — instead of the familiar Cole Haan laser-cut uppers, these new shoes are made of a stretchy knit material like your favorite runners, but are far more wearable and stylish. Knit materials allow for supreme, sock-like comfort and very un-dress-shoe-like agility (in case you, say, fight crime in a suit). Nick Caruso, Today in Gear Editor

This Is Ground Notebooks and Notebook Holder

This Is Ground’s newly updated line of notebooks and leatherback writers are a quick, stylish way to upgrade your EDC. The notebook set ($15) has all your bases covered with three types of partially recycled paper: ruled, gridded and blank. Pair with a medium Tuscan leather notebook holder in any of the colorways to keep your notebook, smartphone, pen and small cards all in one place.
Caitlyn Girardi, Editorial Apprentice

Where Are $2.6 Million Cars Made? In France, Of Course

A look inside the factory where cars worth a moderate fortune are handbuilt.

Ami de Cour Spring Collection

A well-tailored collection of basics — button-downs, tees, polos, crewnecks and cardigans — from Ami, a Parisian fashion house helmed by Alexandre Mattiussi, one of 2016’s most important fashion designers.

Killspencer Utility Dopp Kit

Killspencer’s new Utility Dopp is sturdy (it weighs a whole pound), and it’s a handsome way to carry your goods on the go. It sports black, full-grain leather and an easy-to-clean nylon interior. Three accessory pockets, a four-loop Mil-Spec elastic organizer and a pencil holder (sized for the Apple Pencil) are sure to keep all your tech and travel goods in place. And it’s made in the USA.
Caitlyn Girardi, Editorial Apprentice


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