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Today in Gear: July 18, 2016

A streamlined and perfectly sized briefcase, a new retro-inspired watch, a sneaker collaboration with roots in the Moon and much more.

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Great Products, Great Prices

Deals of Note: March 7, 2015

How to save on Lodge's iconic cast iron skillet, the photojournalist's lens of choice, J.Crew's hunting sweater and more.

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Today in Gear: November 13, 2015

Master & Dynamic's new Bluetooth wireless headphones, Ecco's Intrinsic sneakers, Mizuno's new golf clubs and more.

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Dating and Love
You're On Your Own for the Rest

Four First Dates, Four Outfits

Your first date will be over before it starts if you don't dress to impress. Here's how to style yourself for each level of formality.

The Surfing Issue
Tanning Oil Doesn't Count

8 Summer Essentials that Protect Against the Sun

A sunburn is nothing to joke about. Not only does it hurt, but it greatly increases your chances of getting skin cancer later in life. Here are a few creative ways to block the sun.

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Buying Guide
I see London, I see France

The Underwear Guide

Underwear tends to be the all-too-often forgotten sibling of the wardrobe family. So we're shifting the focus from exterior style to what lies closest to our skin. Here's our buying guide to briefs, boxer briefs, trunk briefs, boxer shorts and long underwear.

Buying Guide
Your Work Style Needs Some Attention

Build Your Business Wardrobe with these 36 Essentials

Embracing a new look -- whether at the office or out on the town -- always starts with a war chest of quality basics. These business wardrobe staples fit all manner of budgets and work environments.

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Gifts for the Spartan Renaissance Man

The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Athlete

Today’s athlete is a spartan renaissance man, a conglomeration of multi-faceted fitness that culminates in one fine-tuned machine ready for whatever the world will bring. And the modern fitness man requires diversity in gear -- something to guide him in excellence in all of his athletic follies. This gear will aid him in crossing the finish first, whatever that finish line may be.

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Today in Gear: October 24, 2014

Guiness-The-1975 Guinness The 1759
That holiday excitement of childhood Christmases isn't gone. Adults just get excited over something other than presents under the tree -- i.e., seasonal alcohol. Why wouldn't you get excited about Guinness

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The smell of leaves and exhaust

Kit: Fall Driving Essentials

When the temperatures drop from their sweaty heights and the warm hues of fall foliage emerge, the driving experience changes -- it's time for windows-down scenic cruising. Bring along the appropriate warm garb (plus a few other essentials) and you'll have mastered the fall drive.

Show Some Leg

Buying Guide: Summer Shorts

It's important to keep your closet stocked with a few pairs of stylish, proper-length shorts that show off a little leg, look respectable and keep you comfortable when it's hot. These twelve pairs will look as great with a t-shirt as they will with a button-up Oxford.

Get just the right amount of attention

Kit: Triumph TR6

The Triumph TR6 is the affordable substitute for more rarified fare like the Austin Healey MkIII or the Jaguar XKE, and it's no paltry replacement, with sophistication and masculine bravado to spare. Plus, its lighter price tag means you'll have plenty of dough left over for a full kit of driving gear. Here's what we recommend for comfort, style, and a touch of brashness -- you've got to keep up with the pace the Triumph's setting, after all.

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Heighten your inseam and your confidence

Best Swim Trunks of 2014

That time of year when you can finally get some sun on your thighs is nigh. PSA: the '90s are over, and beach style has gone full circle. Think Wilt the Stilt on the boards and Connery on the screen. Our favorite swim trunks have higher inseams and louder colors, because the beach is no place to be modest.


Today in Gear: May 15, 2014

Today in gear we examine copper espresso machines and tumblers, J. Crew's foray into color blocked shirts, Square's take on Seamless, desk accessories for this disorganized and D-Link's new smart plug.

Simple, clean, and unconstrained

Elements: Unlined, Uncompromised

There’s nirvana in a product made with a singular purpose, done so well that it needs neither embellishment nor hype. Doing away with lining (a feature we've kept ambiguous in these selections, as you'll see) is one such way to pare down a product to its base usefulness.


Today in Gear: January 20, 2014

Today in Gear, we find the story of a great coach's life, hypertight recovery gear, J.Crew Ludlows for your feet and much more.

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See My Vest...

Patchwork Season: Stylish Quilted Vests to Layer (or Not)

It seems some folks jump straight from shirtsleeves to parkas when the autumn leaves begin to fall. No, vests are for those in-between days, the time when one extra layer over a thick sweater, a mug of hot cider and the company of a loved one is all we need to keep warm during a stroll through the park. But even when the atmosphere turns up the a/c, a vest beneath your overcoat does wonders; after all, 'tis the season to layer and layer some more. We've rounded up the best quilted vests -- each fashionable and cozy in its own right.


Today in Gear: November 20, 2013

Kapok-Bastong-No.-001-Jacket-Gear-Patrol Kapok Bastong Jacket
It may seem counterintuitive to purchase a South-Korean-made Hunting Jacket from a Hong-Kong-based company, but rest assured, this is the real deal. Sourcing waxed cotton from British Millerain, lined with Bamberg cotton and detailed with goatskin,

36 gifts for the well-dressed gent

12 Guys of Christmas: The Dapper Man

If you’re a stylish gent, you’re acutely aware of each seasonal shift. Spring affords chances to wear lighter, refreshed colors; summer is time for light material and sunglasses; autumn means breaking out a chunky cardigan. But it’s winter when a man can truly shine. He can layer. He can sport rich fabrics and hulking boots, overcoats and purposeful accessories. When there is such a wide, deep array of options in the winter wardrobe world, what exactly do you give the man who lives stylishly? We’re here to turn that dilemma into fruitful present curation. So brew up some nog, get out the wrapping paper (even if you’re giving to yourself) and check out our top picks in these important categories of winter style for the well dressed man.


Today in Gear: October 14, 2013

Leica-Camera-Designed-by-Jony-Ive-and-Marc-Newson-for-RED-Gear-Patrol Leica M by Jony Ive and Marc Newsom for (RED) For anyone who's wanted Jony Ive (of Apple design fame) to pair up with industrial designer Marc Newson and craft a special edition Leica M camera to be sold

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Essentials for the daily grind

Kit: Office Space

Dali said intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Clearly, you've got both in spades -- all that's lacking is better preparation. Small upgrades can make big differences in organization, confidence and execution, and luckily for you, we've dug up the must-have office essentials to help you stay focused on conquering the office, one job done well at a time. Heed our advice and maybe you'll be patting backs soon.

Head of Men's Design at J.Crew

30 Minutes With: Frank Muytjens

Sometimes an outsider's perspective is just what's needed to achieve unique excellence. Frank Muytjens is the Holland-born head of men's design at J.Crew, a proudly American company. Muytjens, who's been perhaps the driving factor at the brand since he joined in 2008, finds his ideas nearly everywhere. We recently had the chance to chat with him and learned about what he brings to the staple brand, how he refreshes beloved classics, and his penchant for odd numbers.


Today in Gear: August 21, 2013

Discovered-Gear-Patrol J. Crew Discovered
J.Crew has made huge strides in recent years in the collaboration arena, and their curatorial abilities are top notch. Now there's a separate online shop focused on both. A monthly revue of items promised to be