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Today in Gear: February 10, 2014

Today in Gear, we find glasses for the modern detective, a kitchen scale that connects to your phone, a clothing line inspired by a great magazine and more.

Pulp (non)fiction

On The Paper Trail

Remember buying loose-leaf paper for school? When was the last time you splurged on a 200-sheet pack of triple hole punched, horizontal line covered paper? The fact is, with the rise of hi-def displays and polished glass, paper isn’t as valued as it used to be. Still, some refuse to let go. In this video, Monocle reporter Kenji Hall visits Kakimori, a carefully curated stationary shop in Tokyo that still produces good ol’ fashioned notebooks by hand.

Today in Gear: May 24, 2013

Ryobi One+ 18V Hybrid String Trimmer Call this Ryobi the Pinocchio of lawn tools — while there’s no lying involved, you can power it with an extension cord or cut its proverbial strings to run on real-boy lithium ion battery power. ryobitools.com Persol Vintage Celebration Frames Ever the epitome of eyewear style, Persol is reintroducing...

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Monocle

Riding your bike in the dark on city streets is an activity best reserved for those with a death wish. The Monocle is an inexpensive and ingenious way to avoid becoming street pizza. You’ve spent plenty of money on your iPhone; why not use it as a bike light, too? The Monocle, which is made...

Daily Briefing: 9.19.2011

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Style Pick: Barena x Monocle Travel Jacket

An excellent collaboration from one of our favorite men’s print publications and world renowned Italian clothier Barena. The jacket’s unstructured tailoring, patch pockets and button closure on the collar make it ideal for travel — whether your final destination happens to be the cobblestone streets of Florence or not. $524 | Barenavenezia.com