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A Natural Progression From Boots

Helm Handmade Belts

We first learned about Helm after spotting their excellent Ray Ray boots last summer. Now the craftsmanship-focused shop has added a line of great looking belts ($85) designed to match their footwear. All of the belt styles share names with their boot counterparts and use the same materials. Models such as the Ernest, Emi (shown…

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Loud Pipes

Ikyaudio Audio Speakers

Our tech lust knows no bounds. The same goes for our desire to own custom and unique products that distinguish our possessions from the average catalog trawler. Unfortunately gadget manufacturers typically think in quantities of millions, not hundreds, which makes owning distinctive electronics a difficult feat. These Audio Speakers ($199) from Chicago based Etsy seller…

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A New Contender

Brand Spotlight | Oak Street Trail Oxford

If you hadn’t noticed, we have a penchant for shoes made in the US here at Gear Patrol. So, when Oak Street Bootmakers hit the web with yesterday announcement it was a perfect storm to win our lustful eye. Based out of Chicago, Oak Street was founded by George Vlagos to carry on the shoe…

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A Tie With Your Name On It...Seriously

Otis James Custom Neckwear

The necktie. Thanks to a timely rebirth of vintage styling, what was once the largely vilified mascot for corporate enslavement has become an expressive wardrobe necessity. But in a world full of cheaply made factory-assembled neckwear, do yourself a favor and buy a tie made by someone who cares about the fabric, the function, and…

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Handmade Comfort

Town View Moccasin

A good pair of mocs are a great footwear option for the approaching warmer months. One pair to put on your list are the Town View Double-soled Canoe Moccasins ($90) made by the husband and wife team of Galen and Gayanne Wintle, located in Dexter, Maine. Each pair of their Double Sole Mocs actually offer…