Coils to spoil

Dramm ColorStorm Hoses

Feeling hosed by your current big box hose? Dramm ColorStorm Hoses ($53) are the Rolls Royces of the home watering world, built with professional nurseries in mind. Made in the U.S.A from molded EPDM rubber and crush-proof nickel-plated couplings, they’re designed to resist kinking and maintain flexibility even in temperatures as low as -25 degrees...

Style Pick: Etiquette Clothiers Mid-Calf Socks

Drop subtle, or not so subtle hints of your inner taste and personality with Mid-Calf Socks ($60). Made in Italy from 30/1 Italian combed cotton with a perfect toe seaming — they’re a luxury your feet and style commentators are bound to appreciate. At $20 a pop, though, we’d suggest letting them loose only on special occasions. You’re upcoming Tough Mudder run doesn’t count.

Keep warm, look cool

Victorinox Leiden Insulated Blazer

Packing light in the colder months often comes down to a tradeoff of outerwear. Do you pack the bulky coat for warmth, the blazer for appearances, or in the worst case, both? Victorinox’s new Leiden Insulated Blazer takes the uncertainty out of the equation. It’s close enough to the cut of a standard blazer to...

Hoop Dreams

Jeep x Jeff Staple Believe Collection

Now that global sporting competition is reaching a fever pitch, our patriotism is running high. While plenty of companies will be supporting teams across the pond, Jeep brand has partnered with acclaimed designer Jeff Staple, to rally some of our country’s most up-and-coming companies around one cause — the USA Basketball Men’s National team. The...

Shoot in style

A7 Original Camera Strap II

Dress up your favorite shooter with the A7 Original Camera Strap II. Each strap is made in the U.S.A. by a family-owned NYC based leather manufacturer. Color options include black, brown, or a slightly pricier but reversible olive and gray edition. Whatever color your prefer, it’s guaranteed to look classier than advertising your camera model...

Made for men

Anthony Inside Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements are an easy and small step anyone can take to improve his nutrition. There are countless brands packaging all manner of herbs, nutrients, amino acids, and witchcraft into capsules these days, so finding the right brand is key. Anthony has always understood men’s needs when it comes to grooming, and their supplement line...

Liberty City goes mobile

Grand Theft Auto III for iOS & Android

The game that changed the gaming industry and inflamed parents across the globe thanks to its unabashed encouragement of senseless violence recently turned 10. To celebrate, Rockstar has re-released the classic for newer iOS (iPhone & iPad) and Android devices for a shocking price of $5. Essentially it’s the same experience most will remember, just...

A foreign masterpiece in 1080p

City of God

When it comes to Brazilian cinema, it doesn’t get any bigger than City of God. After its release in 2002, the outstanding film based on true events quickly stormed the international film community, grabbing four academy award nominations in the process thanks to its raw depiction of life in the slums of the notorious Rio...

Hand made by you

Merchant & Mills Oilskin Bag Kit

The Merchant & Mills Oilskin Bag Kit ($88) is the perfect solution for the truly independent man, or anyone who values being unique above anything else. If you’re not familiar with the Merchant and Mills brand, all you need to know is that their mission is to teach the world to sew. Along those lines,...

Ride to drive

Milwaukee Golf Caddie

The Milwaukee Golf Caddie is a specialized accessory that combines a certain subset of men’s two greatest passions — a.k.a. golf and their Harley (apologies ladies). If you’re the proud owner of 1995 to Current Road King, Road Glide, Tour Glide, Street Glide or Electra Glide, then the Golf Caddie’s current offerings will fit on...

Date-approved, yet still enjoyable

Our Idiot Brother

Despite what the posters say, Our Idiot Brother is less of a roll-on-the-floor-comedy, and more of a feel-good-indie. That doesn’t mean you won’t laugh out loud while watching though (the parole officer conversations and an attempted threesome are particularly rich moments). Loaded with generation X stars including Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones...

Hammer the gods of winter

Thor Ice Scraper

The Thor ice scraper ($20) is another clever idea to emerge from the creative product think tank Qwirky. It’s purposeful double-blade design allows users to scrape both backwards and forwards. Rubber-coated front and rear grips provide plenty of points for leverage, so there’s no need for excessive force either. The handle is also extendable up...

Two Bar Garage

YardStash

As much as we want “YardStash” to refer to especially epic upper lip sweaters, the term has already been claimed by a company who hopes you’ll buy a tent, instead of a shed, when your gear overfloweth. To keep things safe from the elements, the shelter sports weather-proof coated heavy duty polyester with a reinforced...

Carried Away

Brixton x Fender Guitar & Record Case

Our friends over at Acquire brought this eye-catching “friendly union” between the Brixton clothing brand and legendary guitar maker fender to our attention. The vintage-inspired record ($89) and guitar case ($200) should strike a chord with any musician who remembers the days when changing the track meant moving the needle and computers lived in a...

Powder Power

Honda Hybrid Snow Blower

Does your hate for shoveling snow equal your disdain for poor fuel economy? Then Honda’s first-ever Hybrid Snow Blower ($8,000) was designed for you. It’s gas-powered four-stroke iGX390 engine provides enough spinning auger and blower power to discharge 83 tons per hour at distances of up to 62 feet (bombs away!). The fossil fuel burner...

Style Pick: Alpha Industries Slim Fit N-3B Parka

Staying warm doesn’t always have to add 50 pounds to your figure. The Slim Fit N-3B Parka by classic military supplier Alpha Industries features a 100% nylon shell, polyfill, and synthetic fur to keep you warm without blowing your gifting budget. Sold in a variety of color options, we recommend the modern look of replica...

Sweet Surrender

Best Made Co. Big Jug of Organic Maple Syrup

Best Made Co. has slowly evolved from a handmade axe company into a brand known for anything woodsy. In that light, offering an enormous jug of organic maple syrup makes total sense, right? Don’t worry, the company hasn’t translated their hewning skills into making the sweet stuff. Instead, the pancake dressing comes from the organic...

Four Roar

AEV Brute Double Cab

American Expedition Vehicles has teased more information and photos of their highly anticipated AEV Brute Double Cab — which will officially launch at SEMA. The ruggedized monster appears to be a double helping of the original Brute launched back in 2002 and is based off the new JK wrangler frame. Inspired by the coveted Land...

Life in a Day

In case you’ve missed all the previous media hoopla, Life in a Day is the pet project of executive producers Ridley and Tony Scott, and director Kevin Macdonald, who is best known for State of Play and The Last King of Scotland. Working with YouTube (and probably a small army of minions), the group requested...

Munchy Manuscript

Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook

Crack pie isn’t a label most bakeries would readily slap on one of their confections, but then again most bakeries aren’t run by Christina Tosi. Inspired by her nostalgia for the teeth-depleting sugared cereals of Saturday morning fame and probably more than a few hits off of the peace pipe, her offbeat sweet tooth captured...

Epic Moments, Take Two

GoPro HD Hero2 Helmet Cam

GoPro’s original line of cameras established the brand as the go-to outfitter for documenting the near-death experiences of the outdoor-inclined/insane. Their successor HD Hero 2 ($300) ups the ante by providing professional low light performance, double the image sharpness, and adding a new narrow (90 degree) and medium (127 degree) recording angle to the original’s...

Rewarding the hard work

FoundersCard

Eric J. Kuhn idea for FoundersCard came to him while leading his startup, Varsity Books, down the path towards an IPO. At the time, Kuhn took advantage of hotel and airfare discounts provided to his investment bankers and questioned why hard-working founders couldn’t receive similar perks. He also felt the sense of community among startup...

Ready for Round Two?

Batman: Arkham City

While Christopher Nolan certainly deserves the lion’s share of credit for molding the caped crusader into his 21st century, cash-raining form, the impact of game developer Rocksteady on Batman’s recent popularity can’t be downplayed. Batman: Arkham Asylum was slathered with praise in the video game community, leaving the follow up title, Arkham City, with some...

Bedstand Meets Bandstand

West Elm Parsons Audio End Table

One serious benefit of Apple’s decision to revamp only the guts of the new iPhone is that all of the iPhone 4 cases, accessories, and peripherals received an extended lease on life. West Elm’s new Parsons audio end table ($400) has an integrated dock for charging your precious iPhone or iPod and it’s apparently compatible...

100 Years of East London Style

This clever promotion for a new shopping center in London recaps 100 years of men’s and women’s fashion in 100 seconds, as well as the evolution of music and dance. Though it definitely teeters on being overly cute, it is a fascinating visual showcase of just how much (or how little) has changed in men’s...

Chain Drink

Küat Bottle Lock

Bike rack maker Kuat (Koo-at) has released a convenient and clever contraption for keeping your wheels safe. What looks like a typical bike water bottle from the outside actually contains a five foot internally coiled 8mm cable thats designed to lock back into itself. The bottle also sports a lower storage compartment for stashing keys...

Quite Elkcellent

Allen Brothers Elk Burgers

Elk is similar to Bison, in that it packs a great beefy flavor while actually being high in protein and low in fat. Bison just happens to be a little more prevalent. If you’re looking to avoid developing a “winter coat” this season, or are just eager to try something different, famed mail-order meat company...

Style Pick: Blue Claw Co. Worton Weekender

Blue Claw Co. is an upstart bag company out of Maryland that was born out of an inspiring trip to Argentina. Their current line is made entirely in the USA and provide an upscale look without breaking the bank. Leather and ballistic nylon are two of our favorite bag materials, and the Worton Weekender contains...

Drive Obstinate

TomTom Top Gear Edition

Five years from now, preschoolers may look at aftermarket GPS systems in the same puzzled way today’s youth looks at Pong. Despite their doomed existence, though, the idea of having Jeremy Clarkson’s dry voice begrudgingly spout off directions in the TomTom Go Live Top Gear GPS was just too much for us to ignore. Outside...

Sound Footing

Woo Audio Aluminum Headphone Stands

Full-sized, over-the-ear headphones (known as Circumaural cans to you purists) typically provide a level of audio fidelity that measly earbuds can’t match. The trouble is they don’t exactly store nicely when not in use on your desk. These Woo Audio Aluminum Headphone stands ($60-$75) can help remove clutter from your workspace or listening station by...

Cheers Without Fear

Nesting Steel Shot Cups

The days of housing tequila on a Friday night may be in your taillights, but these Nesting Steel Shot Cups ($32) are still a great-looking alternative compared to typical jiggers. Sets of four 24 gauge 1008 cold rolled steel cups are available in slate gray teflon or nickel-plated finishes, and all are made in the...

Giddily Gutted

Apple iPhone 4S

Oh the torture! Our Pavlovian anticipation for a new iPhone every 12 months has been pushed to the limits this go around, especially after being teased earlier this summer about what to expect from iOS 5 (which, FYI will be available to all current iPhone 4 owners October 12th). Now the news is out and...

Dig In, Fight Through, Hack Away

Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel

Think of the Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel ($35) as a cross between a camping trowel and a tomahawk. If you happened to formerly be a member of the Special Forces of the Main Intelligence Department of the General Staff of the Russian Army (a.k.a Spetsnaz GRU), this bad boy may even look familiar. It’s...

A Study on Suds

The Oxford Companion to Beer

Clearly, we’re fond of books that teach us more about the things we love. The subject matter alone of The Oxford Companion to Beer ($38) is enough to tempt most men to flip through its pages, but when you factor in that it’s been edited by Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver, it becomes a must...

Style Pick: OWL Eyewear

OWL is a brand new European eyewear company that released their inaugural line of specs earlier this month. Their first three frame styles dubbed, EINS, ZWEI and DREI, are available in midnight, rosewood, and nude colors. Distinguished by thinner plastic frames and precise contours, they represent an excellent middle ground for those in search of...

Connect and Project

Epson Megaplex Projector

Epson’s new Megaplex MG-850HD projector ($800) is the perfect home base for digital nomads who typically catch up on movies or TV via their smartphone or tablet. It has all of the usual trappings of a basic 720p projector, pumping out 2800 lumens with connections for USB, VGA, and HDMI sources, and even features an...

Onederous

Nikon V1

Add one more to the great hall of mirrorless cameras with Nikon’s new Nikon 1 System. Using an all new “CX” 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, the flagship camera, the Nikon V1 ($899) will include a 10-30mm lens (27-81mm equivalent), an electronic viewfinder, 1080i 60 fps and an accessory port for add-ons including a mini-speedlight, GPS...

Style Pick: Junya Watanabe MAN x Duvetica Padded Gilet

Comme des Garcons designer Junya Watanabe has collaborated with Italian outerwear manufacturers Duvetica to create the Jekyll and Hyde of vests for the upcoming winter season. This fully reversible goose-down padded Gilet features corduroy and tweed panelling as well as the a plaid cotton inner, combining bold styling with all the warmth and protection from...

In Control

Logitech Harmony Link

There are a handful of companies out there already trying to turn your smartphone or tablet into the universal remote of your dreams, but none of them has the home theater chops of Logitech. Now, after years of making the best universal remotes out there for the average consumer, the company’s new Harmony Link ($99)...

Yachtings Nouveau Riche Cousin?

MetroShip Modern Houseboat by Ballinger & Co.

The words “glamour” and “houseboat” normally don’t mingle in the same sentence — let alone the same book. The MetroShip ($250,000+), however, is inspired by the open floor plans of coveted NYC loft spaces and designed by prefab construction phenom David Ballinger. The impetus of the project was to create a luxurious, yet green housing...

There's epic miniseries, and then there's this

Band of Brothers & The Pacific Blu-ray Box Set

Two epic miniseries, in 1080p, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, in one limited edition box set. That about sums up the Band of Brothers & Pacific Blu-ray Box Set ($135) which is slated to hit shelves on November 8th. Whether you’ve caught the occasional re-run on the History Channel, or missed these series...

Smell Top Shelf

Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling

Smelling like a bottle of gin at one point was a bad thing in proper society. Now it seems the tides have changed for fans of the quintessential British spirit. Juniper Sling ($160) is a new fragrance from Penhaligon’s — a boutique brand that has held its own in the men’s grooming world across the...

Party Foul Proof

Silipint

Most people will take beer in any container they can get it in. Purists, however, tend to place the traditional pint glass above all us. The Silipint ($10) is an indestructible incarnation of the popular cup (sadly it’s the American 16 oz, not a 20oz British Imperial). Made from flexible, food grade silicone, it can...

Back, to the Future

Land Rover DC100

We don’t envy Land Rover. Upgrading, modifying, or simply touching their icon, the Defender is about as much of a Pandora’s Box as they come. But such is the way of progress, and in just a month, Land Rover will be unveiling their first concept, the DC100 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Like any concept,...