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Today in Gear: October 15, 2014

Today in Gear: Be your own shoeshiner, a fancy ice maker (for cocktails), quality vests from Archival Clothing and Crescent Down Works and more.

Big Style for Small Wheels

Kit: Porsche 914

Advertised as the affordable Porsche/VW sports car, the small Porsche 914 got short shrift in the two automakers' botched attempt to sell it as two different models and went sadly unrecognized. Gear Patrol brings you the perfect driving kit that keeps your road garb fashionable but simple, just like the classic 914.

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Today in Gear: October 29, 2013

UnionMade-x-Baxter-Of-California-Bar-Soap-Gear-Patrol UnionMade x Baxter Of California Bar Soap
The skincare/haircare/always care guys at Baxter have teamed up with expert men's apparel curator UnionMade to create these rather masculine bars of soap. There's no need to cut into this bar with

Style Pick

Archival Clothing Webbing Belts

Ring belts are the saving grace for casual types who can't stand the sight of belt loops in the raw. These Archival Webbing Belts ($28) are a restrained alternative to the preppy stripes and bright colors you'll soon see crowding retailers' spring shelves. They're made in Portland, OR, from British mil-spec cotton webbing and feature a Horween leather tab and red bar tack stitching. For proper sizing, measure your waist and add 6 inches, then compare this number to Archival's "Finished Length of Belt". Remember to leave slack for those porterhouse binges.

A Heritage Bag From a Modern Day

Archival Clothing Rucksack

Reading Gear Patrol and seeing all the bags we feature, you might think we live by the motto "the measure of a man is how many bags he owns." Well, here's some more proof to that theory - our newest luggage