Earlier This Week

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: May 13, 2015

A self-inflating stand-up paddle board, Sperry Top-Sider's new rugged boat shoe , a calf suede bomber jacket by Beckett Simonon and more.

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The Buck Stops Here

How to Say No Politely

Patricia Fitzpatrick, founder of the Etiquette School of New York, gives a crash course in the polite no. (It's more than just saying "sorry" afterwards.)

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: May 12, 2015

A new G-Shock colorway, IWC's foray into connected timekeeping, some Aussie leather and Bremont sponsors an American sailing team.

Playing the Field

Field Watch Buying Guide

Field watches tend to be ignored among the tool watch set, mostly because their definition is a bit less clear than divers' or pilots' watches. In fact, a field watch's rugged build and clear dial markings makes it the perfect candidate for all sorts of expeditions.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: May 11, 2015

A waterproof case for the iPhone that doubles as a charger, a technically advanced commuter bag, the lightest waterproof jacket ever made and more.

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Steal that Storm's Thunder

10 Umbrellas to Stay Dry in Style

We've updated our umbrella buying guide with five new, stylish picks for 2015. There's still no better accessory to pair with weather-appropriate outerwear. Stay dry, stay fly.

A Visit to Seven Fathoms Distillery

Beneath 42 Feet of Water, a Rum Comes of Age

At seven fathoms of depth, the effects of the currents, the rising and falling of the tides, the water pressure and the near-constant water temperature happen to be the ideal environment for aging rum.

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