Bags & Accessories

Da best kind of luggage

Dakine Wheeled Duffle

The best luggage is that which you don’t notice. You know those bags where the wheels stop spinning, the handle gets loose and the zippers break at the worst possible time? Well this wheeled duffle from Dakine isn’t one of those bags. This is a bag you can stuff full of gear, drag across inhospitable...

When these fibers combine...

Dahlgren Socks

While we prefer the warmer, sockless months, the colder ones are just a fact of life. And as such, the right socks are critical. You want to look good, maybe show some ankle flair, and most importantly keep your feet dry. Wicking moisture away from your feet actually keeps them warm in the winter, or...

Smooth and Ready

Tumi Tegra-Lite

Travel enough and you come to appreciate the advantages of hard-shell luggage. Their no-nonsense design, impact-resistance and durability go hand-in-hand with the frequent traveler routine. The problem is, hard-shell cases often weigh more than their soft-shelled counterparts. Tumi aims to change all that with their new line of Tegra-Lite ($595-$795) luggage. Made from an armor-like...

Style Pick: Put This On Gentlemen’s Association

The fine gents at Put This On have put together what may be the coolest style subscription yet. It’s called The Gentlemen’s Association. The goal: dress you like a proper man, one square at a time. Traveling the world, editor Jesse Thorn hand picks fabrics — some vintage, some rare, all unique — which are...

An accessory for your accessories

JanSport Pleasanton Pack

One of the drawbacks to being a modern, on-the-go guy is carrying around all that gear and gadgets. Streamlining your accessories into one portable pack is the JanSport Pleasanton ($250), a waxed cotton twill and leather bag with dedicated compartments for all your stuff. Stow your laptop in the 15-inch quick-access sleeve and your iPad...

Style Pick: Persol Clip-On Collection

Need proof that the fashion world is cyclical? The fact that esteemed eyewear brand Persol reintroduced clip-ons last year is all the evidence you should need. While traditionally synonymous with bad taste, the PO 3007 V and 3002 V frames make a strikingly good case for the design’s revival, especially considering their price and convenience...

Bicicletta Italiano

Travelteq x Cicli Maestro Traveler Bike

Bringing their subtle Italian style from leather goods to two-wheel motion, Travelteq has collaborated with Milan based Cicli Maestro to create the Traveler Bike (~$1120). For the record, we haven’t decided whether or not to categorize it as a style accessory or simply a stylish bicycle, but we’re leaning toward the former. The single speed...

Pack ten

HEX Fleet Sonic Backpack

At CES, we eyeballed an expansion on the HEX bag we wrote about a few months ago. They have introduced a neat new line of carry gear for the urban man with a subtle nautical touch. We love the streamlined but stylish look of the HEX Fleet Sonic Backpack ($100). With its dressy but understated...

Simply visionary

Serengeti Riano Polarized

Sunglasses aren’t just for the summer vacation months, especially when you’re driving. And it’s not just about looking good, though you should certainly avoid ill-fitting and overly trendy sunspecs, for personal dignity reasons, naturally. For a masculine look with some of the best optics around, look no farther than the Serengeti Riano ($219). We got...

Style Pick: Lo & Sons Cambridge Overnight & Laptop Bag

Ready for your Friday presentation in Palo Alto and Saturday in Seattle, the Cambridge serves double duty as both a commuter and overnight bag. Lo & Sons, a family operation, has infused the bag with plenty of conveniences and features learned from their own travel-heavy lifestyle. Inside the bag offers enough room for a 15″...

Style Pick: Killspencer Dopp/Folio

Ever clever bag brand Killspencer has just released this nifty accessory that’s designed to tote your toiletries like any other dopp kit to your destination, without ruining your luggage thanks to a waterproof white tarpaulin lining. Once you’ve unpacked, the bag can then easily fold flat to become a document/tablet portfolio for your jaunts on...

Cuts like a knife

G. Wiseman x Kauffman Mercantile Sodbuster Pocket Knife

Just because an everyday carry (EDC) is all about necessity, doesn’t mean it can’t or shouldn’t have a bit of custom flair. The G. Wiseman Sodbuster Pocket Knife ($330), exclusive to Kaufmann Mercantile could be that special something in your pocket (cough). This “as good as they get” pocket knife is made by hand by...

Claim in Style

Moleskine Luggage Tags

Our ever-tasteful friends at Cool Hunting brought this new travel accessory from one of our favorite notebook brands to our attention. Much to our pleasure, these 3.75 x 2.25 pay direct homage to the company’s classic hard cover journals and feature rounded edges along with a matching elastic closure. Available in four color ways, the...

Style Pick: Vicarious by Nature x DODOcase

The DODOcase has been a favorite accessory for iPad users looking to add an old school literary feel to their cutting edge gadget. While this isn’t the first collaboration by DODO that we’ve seen, this iteration created in partnership with eco-conscious upstart Vicarious by Nature still deserves a mention since it does a fine job...

Style Pick: Deluxe Flyer Navy Scarf

This winter offering from Japanese clothing brand Deluxe combines the looks of a higher end silk scarf with the comfort and price point of 100% cotton. The small white polka dot pattern can look casual or elegant depending on how you wear it. Available colors include Navy, Black, and Olive. ~$121 | deluxe.jp

Style Pick: Abbeyhorn Shoehorns for Leffot

Abbeyhorn shoe horns are all hand carved from Oxen horn to create a one of a kind shoe accessory. The stag shoehorn (top) features an integrated stag antler as a handle for a solid grip. While these finely crafted accessories are undoubtedly a luxury, using them regularly with your treasured shoes will definitely extend their...

Hat Trick

FairEnds

After closing up his former shop (RIP Freeman Transport), Ben Ferencz decided it was time for reflection. He took some time traveling around between his home in the Montana mountains and New York City. Spent time with good friends. Did a few collaboration one-offs with the likes of Hickorees Hard Goods and Jack Spade. Realizing...

Style Pick: Gant Rugger Leather Goods

Unless you happen to live right above a New York based GANT store, you may have missed a new collection of small leather goods that launched today. Each piece is crafted by Tärnsjö, a family operated tannery just outside of Sweden, renowned for their leather (you’ve seen them before on Brooks saddles). Here, the collection...

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,...

Pickturesque

Corter Natural Leather Guitar Picks

Experiment with your sound by giving these Corter natural leather guitar picks ($10) a strum. Besides looking great, this creative use of American certified vegetable tanned leather scraps provides a little more give compared to the traditional plastic variety, resulting in a slightly warmer play tone. Like any other faithful leather product, repeated use will...

Style Pick: Seventy Eight Percent Bags

Here’s a secret — you don’t need a technical bag to carry technical things. Upstart brand Seventy Eight Percent clearly understands this, offering a wide range of great looking accessories for the modern day commuter. We had the opportunity to go hands on with a variety of their classically-styled bags, as well as their Agnetha...

Mountain bound, urban adept

Topo Designs Sling Bag

We see just about every size and shape of bag — no complaints here — but we’ve grown fond of the proficient carries from Topo Designs. Blame it on a blend of proficient design and great prices. And of course, the fact that each bag is made in the Colorado Rockies. As a follow-up to...

Hot pocket

GORUCK Field Pockets

After a long wait and numerous teaser posts, GORUCK Field Pockets ($85-$110) are finally up for grabs. While there are plenty of excellent MOLLE pouch options out there, we’ve been holding out for GR’s option, and it’s been worth the wait. In the lineup are three pockets of varying sizes from 1.6L to 4.2L, each...

Style Pick: Original Penguin Noodler Scarf

The dapper folks at Por Homme brought this winter accessory to our attention earlier this week. The 55% Cotton / 45% Acrylic blend scarf features a rich-looking jacquard pattern that belies the item’s reasonable $50 price tag. While the navy and white “peacoat” edition is the most appealing color combination in our book, caviar and...

Style Pick: Boylston Trading Co. x Lexdray

Technical bag maker Lexdray teamed up with the Boylston Trading Co. to create exclusive editions for the Tahoe Duffle, Stockholm Brief and Boulder Pack. The bold royal blue color way is complimented by Boylston’s recognizable frog logo on a red woven label. The red coloration continues inside thanks to a custom red tiger camp print...

Style Pick: Autodromo Driving Watches

Autodromo is a new watch brand that aims to capture the waning spirit of motoring. Its first three offerings dubbed the Veloce, Vallelunga (shown above), and the Brescia, all feature Swiss Made Ronda 4003.B quartz movements, big date calendar complications, and KI glass crystal with a sapphire coating. Their perforated leather straps and uncluttered modernist...

Style Pick: Alice Made This Cufflinks

Alice Made This cufflinks are inspired by a love for raw material aesthetic. Their industrial shapes are purposely made to mirror the precision metal turning process that creates them, which is predominantly used for high tolerance parts in engineering prone fields such as aerospace. Available in stainless steel, brass, and copper. ~$135 | alicemadethis.com

Style Pick: Matte Black Tie Bar

You love the color on cars, knives, and gadgets — so why not give a matte black tie bar a shot in your wardrobe? For a mere $15, this accessory spotted by our friends at Valet is equal parts Gekko and commando, allowing your need for control to fly right under the stuffy dresser radar....

Versa(style)

Tumi x Selectism Alpha Four-In-One Duffle

Luggage powerhouse Tumi has revealed a new limited edition collaboration with the style-focused, globe-trotting team at Selectism. The midnight blue duffle was designed, first and foremost, to be the go to solution for quick business trips, without being confused for your run-of-the-mill carry-on. Subsequently, it includes all of the standard features you’d expect for keeping...

Style Pick: Norse Projects Iver Gloves

Norse Projects teamed up with Swedish glove specialist Hestra to create a unique, double-layered design, which makes each pair essentially two gloves in one. The outside is crafted from soft deerskin in classic tan brown (shown above), yellow or black colorways, while the removable inner soft wool glove provides additional comfort and insulation. $87 |...

Style Pick: Outlier Six Foot Scarf

Stay warm and look sharp when the weather turns ugly with six feet of 18.8 Micron New Zealand Merino Wool wrapped around your neck. Made in NYC, this versatile material is odor resistant and wicks moisture away — which is a boon for those of you who don’t do laundry as often as you should....

Style Pick: Danner Boot Laces

Add versatility to your trusted winter footwear by mixing in new laces from Danner. While we’re sure the brand would prefer you to match them with only their 16-18 eyelet boots, our guess is they’ll look perfect on other brand’s wares too. $5 | Danner.com

Wrapping up the week, low key

Coach x Gear Patrol | My Coach Day: Sunday

Wrapping up our fourth and final post for our My Coach Day series, it’s only fitting we highlight Sunday — a day all about rituals. Obvious ones and sometimes not so obvious. Whether that’s back-to-back matinees or dialing some tunes, it’s all about leaning back and taking in for us. That is, when we’re in...

Style Pick: Aubin & Wills Milby Belt

Handmade leather belt crafted using century-old traditions and craftsmanship by The Regents Belt Company, a fine leather goods manufacturer based in the heart of England’s leather industry. And yes — that is a blue buckle. $109 | Aubinandwills.com

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...

Let it...

Keyport Slide

The pursuit of the perfect key chain is a frustrating one. Keys seem to constantly sneak onto your carefully selected fob, threatening to blow out your pockets and give your pants that non-flattering bulge. The Keyport Slide ($40+) provides an elegant solution to this conundrum. Looking much like the fancy multifunction key fobs from the...

Style Pick: London Undercover Lifesaver Umbrella

The Lifesaver Range is inspired by the colors of the Royal Navy Lifeboat Institutions. Hand made in London, each features a traditional English umbrella frame with a beech wood shaft and Malacca wood handle. Details like a contrasted elastic button fastener, gunmetal tip cup and spokes, and color ways that include dark navy, bright orange,...

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...

A Second Look

Coach x Gear Patrol | My Coach Day: Friday

We’ve already shared a peek at what a typical Monday looks like. In this next photo essay, we move on to a far more gratifying day — Friday. The weekend’s close.

Charge the Depths

Timekeeping: Zuriner Depth Charge ZV-01

What defines a good homage watch? The horological essentials have to be there, not just the aesthetic cues. A good homage watch doesn’t equate to an exact copy, by any means. Rather, it’s defined by quality, echoes of the original and a less than original price. The new Zuriner Depth Charge ZV-01 ($1,370) salutes the...

An inside look with the GP founders

Coach x Gear Patrol | My Coach Day: Monday

Ever wondered what a typical week looks like for Gear Patrol’s founders? Well, you’re in good company with Coach. Specifically, the historic brand had a challenge for us. The goal: an evaluation of how their latest men’s line kept up with the pace of our lives here in New York. Never ones to miss an...

Dope Kit

Hard Graft Driftwood Dopp Kitt

Hard Graft’s Driftwood Dopp Kitt ($204) is just as style focused as the goods it’s meant to contain. The exterior is crafted from a combination of Italian suede and vegetable tanned leather, while the interior sports a water resistant, wipe clean lining. A double zipper opening makes packing bigger items like that mega can of...

Vision Quest

Warby Parker Eyeglasses, In Depth

For those of us who continue to don eyeglasses, whether for practicality or for fashion, purchasing them has always been a rather painful (and expensive) process. Once you get through the eye exam, you’re faced with choosing a pair of not-so-offensive frames from a veritable wall of them, while not voiding your wallet of every...