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Judgment-Free Gifts

The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Designer

For aesthetically minded design buffs, here’s a list of things that will last for decades — because, unlike the pile of reindeer socks and plastic tchotchkes littering your closets from holidays past, they’re meant to.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 8, 2014

Today in Gear: Henry Kissinger’s new book, Gerber’s bladeless multitool, cool custom leather kicks by Quoddy, the LifeTrak BRITE R450 fitness tracker, an app to upgrade your iPhone camera and more.

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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.

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Pop the Top With Style

Buying Guide: Bottle Openers

Ten different top poppers for ten different kinds of bottle-opening guys.

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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.

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Let the Good Times Roll

Deus x Makr Tool Roll

The Deus x Makr Tool Roll is what happens when you combine the leather-crafting talents of Florida’s Makr Carry Goods with Australia’s legendary motorcycling company Deus Ex Machina. The resulting limited-edition love child has a nostalgic look and a pragmatic usefulness any motorcyclist would love. Individually hand crafted and constructed from #10 cotton duck Martexin…

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Style Pick: Makr Leather Glasses Case

Given the amount of time and money you spent painstakingly selecting the perfect pair of frames — protecting (and not losing) your favorite summer accessory should be a top priority. The fine leather craftsmen (some say magicians) at Makr obsess over every detail when it comes to the creation of their leather goods, and their…

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