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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…

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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…

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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…

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Party Foul Proof


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…

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Feeling Peckish

Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck Collection

MacArthur, The Omen, Roman Holiday, Spellbound, and To Kill a Mocking Bird. Those are just a few of the genre-defining films Gregory Peck starred in during his career as a leading Hollywood man. His role in the latter was even named as the “Greatest Hero in Movie History” by the American Film Institute — eat…

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Tapered for your pleasure

Glencairn Crystal Whisky Glasses

Graduating from Jack and Coke to single malt Scotch whisky is a positive step on the path towards booze enlightenment. But drinking it out of plastic tumblers and commemorative Superbowl glasses equates to painting a Ferrari hot pink. Put bluntly, if you’re going to shell out for the good stuff, acquire appropriate glassware like Glencairn…

Oliver Peoples Daddy B Sunglasses
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Get Your Shine On While Keeping the Shine Out

Oliver Peoples Daddy B Sunglasses

These Oliver Peoples Daddy B ($325) shades may seem familiar because they have graced the face of more than a few celebrities including Jay-Z. That’s because thanks to their slightly oversized Mod shape, these classics standout with a 70s-retro flare that translates into classic cool. Note worthy details include options for CR-39 Polarized or Photochromic…

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Class Up Your Brews

Spiegelau Beer Connoisseur Set

We know how attached you are to your koozies and bottles, but every once a while it’s nice to class up your beer drinking experience at home. Rather than hunt high and low though for the perfect glass sets for a variety of brew styles, Spiegelau makes things easy with this beer connoisseur set ($49)….

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Lighter. Safer. Greener

Essilor Airwear

Buying a new pair of glasses is a tedious task. You spend hours trying to find a frame, more hours finding the proper lenses prescription, then have to live with your decision for the following year(s). Most of us don’t want to deal with the process after selecting the right frame much less pay attention…

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Frames to See as Well as to be Seen

Alain Mikli Glasses

In 1978, Alain Mikli opened his design studio in Paris and started creating a new wave of fashion eye wear in an industry dominated by tradition. Mikli’s original designs were innovative and combined creative aesthetics with technical precision. Today, Alain Mikli continues this tradition and remains a trendsetter credited with provocative designs such as Kanye…

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The Right Set for All Your Vices

Denizli Gentleman’s Club 3-Piece Brandy Set

Gents, it’s time to don your burgundy bathrobes and leave your top hats at the door. The Denizili Gentleman’s Club 3-Piece Brandy set is the perfect solution for the next time a buddy winds up at your house and it’s time to catch up. Thanks to the two included snifters, each of you should find…

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Take It Easy On Your Eyes

Gunnar Digital Performance Eyewear

Unless you are the one person who is having this article read to you by your valet, chances are good that you are staring a some sort of screen right now. You probably spend a great deal of time doing just that. I certainly do. Not too long ago I changed roles at my day…

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Brandy Glass and Warmer Set

Snobbery At Its Finest The next time you and your railroad baron pals decide to hold a cartel meeting, make sure these are part of your barware collection. Each snifter and accompanying stand is designed with a singular purpose: to make sure that every glass served is warmed to perfection. Granted, some would argue that…

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Oliver Peoples Grayson

You gents should know that poor vision can be one of your greatest fashion advantages. You get to wear glasses and there are times when optical eyewear can be the make-or-break piece in an ensemble. Skip Lenscrafters and the licensed pieces you find at your optician. Upgrade your optical eyewear to a pair like these…