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Today in Gear: September 20, 2013

Baseball Express Custom Glove Builder Now you can look like a pro at your next company softball practice and/or catch session with the pros kids. Just choose your starting template — some modeled after real players’ mitts — and start choosing colors, fits and add-ons. Keep it reserved or go a little flamboyant; either way,…

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The few, the proud, the Packard

Staff Favorites: Scott Packard

The seventh installment of our Staff Favorites series features Mr. Scott Packard. Scott is thoroughly defined by his 20 years of service as a Marine Corps infantry officer; you’ll see this clearly throughout his staff picks. But to imagine that this is his sole character trait is entirely foolish. He’s an excellent writer, enrapturing GP’s audience with Defense Journals and other articles packed full of ethos and well-studied logic. Scott’s also an active athlete (his favorite pastimes include bicycling, surfing, skiing and even, recently, motocross); a craft beer enthusiast who frequents many of the great tap rooms in his home of San Diego with his wife, who he says enjoys beer even more than he; a passionate cook; and a father and husband. He is, in short, the Most Interesting Man in the World’s older, wiser brother. We’re proud to have this experienced character on our staff. He’s proud of some awesome gear.

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Shoes to Aspire to

Brand Spotlight: John Lobb Bootmakers

Based on Northampton, UK, 150 year old John Lobb Bootmakers is steeped in English heritage with an equally momentous crafting process. Each pair of shoes require no less than 190 painstaking steps which takes place across several “Rooms”. For example, the Clicking Room is the beginning of a shoe’s evolution where artisans hand-cut full-grain leather….