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Looking great at Goodwood

Kit: Goodwood Festival of Speed

When attending a British motoring event that’s held on the estate owned by someone named Lord March, you can’t just fly over the Atlantic with a day pack full of casual duds and a twin blade razor. We’ve put together a comprehensive kit that takes you from airport to hotel to track and back.

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It's a Type III for the Type B

Kit: Karmann Ghia Type 34

The Karmann Ghia Type 34 is a rare car that oozes cool from its tall front windshield, simple greenhouse, gorgeous flat body and a wraparound crease that stretches all the way from the curved nose to the tail. This also places a burden on its driver, who needs to look like a distinguished gentleman to match his distinguished car. We’ve gathered the right kit for your outings in this crisp German coupe.

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Sun's Out, Guns Out

Tee Up: 5 Basic T-Shirts

There’s nothing like the old, faded out, ripped-at-the-collar t-shirt. It carries years of stories in stitches and stains. Unfortunately, you’re the only one who knows and respects that history; it just looks like a dirty t-shirt to everyone else. Save it for wing night and keep your wardrobe loaded with fresh, handsome Ts for all other occasions.

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night...

10 Best Rain Jackets of 2014

When the season changes from twenty degrees and snow to forty degrees and rain, it’s time to update the outerwear. Sometimes you need a coat that’s lightweight and waterproof, while also being paradoxically windproof and breathable. These are the best.

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Gear for a 3-week Caribbean journey

Kit: Cuba

Packing for three weeks of travel could easily balloon into roller bags, laptop cases and fanny packs. If you’re staying in luxury hotels and somebody else is handling your gear, fine. Bring the sheepskin robe. But if you may have to spend full days carrying your luggage on your back, then you’re limited to the essentials. Here’s what I stuffed into my GORUCK GR2 for three weeks in Cuba.

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Brunch. Anywhere.

Nau Luxe Cafe Kit

Camping requires plenty of tradeoffs, but your morning routine is one area where you shouldn’t have to sacrifice. Highly functional and highly stylish brand Nau felt your pain and collaborated with Snow Peak to create the Nau luxe cafe kit ($125). It’s a lightweight set that provides most of the comfort of a typical brunch…

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Dos Caminos

Nau Dose Jacket

The right, lightweight, technical jacket can solve a lot of needs for a cyclist. Combine construction from sustainable materials and a sharply tailored sihouette and you’ve got all the trappings of a perfect storm-fighter. The Nau Dose ($275) may not star George Clooney as its model, but this Spring cycling essential hits pretty close to…

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Chuck the plastic, toast the steel

Nau x Kleen Kanteen Stainless Steel Pints

If you weren’t one of our eagle eye readers that spotted them in yesterday’s Tasting Notes feature (there’s a hint after the jump), this should make things a bit more obvious. A collaboration between Nau and the BPA-free boffins at Kleen Kanteen, these stainless steel ($39) chalices are made from food-grade stainless steel and feature…

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System of a Down

Nau Down Load

Totally waterproof and completely tailored, the Nau Down Load ($440) packs a one-two style/utlity punch. Just in time for your dashing fall wardrobe. The weather-resistant shell features premium touches including taped seams, mini-storm skirt, removable hood, ribbed wool cuffs, breathable laminate exterior, and a warm yet breathable interior comprised of bulk-free 650-fill down. A bounty…

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Not Made from Snails

Nau S-Cargo Pant

Who says cargo pants need to have 10 pockets that make you look like you just shoplifted a Walmart? You can still be practical enough to carry some of your can’t-live-without gear while looking sleek and stylish. Here’s where the Nau S-Cargo Pant ($125) plays an essential role in your urban wardrobe. We donned a…

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The water bottle comes full circle

Nau Klean Kanteen

Water bottles have come a long way in the past hundred years. After hauling hydration in animal skins and glass for centuries, men started using steel canteens in the two World Wars –- sturdy but heavy, they were a reliable way to schlep your water around the battlefield. Metal bottles, first steel, then aluminum, were…

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Nau hear this!

Nau Wafer Pullover

If you’re a regular reader of Gear Patrol, you know we’ve featured Nau wares before. There’s a simple reason. The brand consistently succeeds where others fail by putting out smart, stylish, functional and eco-friendly pieces season after season. Your average waterproof jacket might be great for hiking the Pacific Crest Trail but step onto pavement…

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Urban Cloak

Nau Transporter Blazer

With a lightweight 370 gram wool flannel, the Nau Transporter Blazer ($350) is about as sharp as the suit donned in the synonymous movie. That’s not entirely surprising though. We’ve come to expect technical garb with well-tailored silhouettes from the brand who’s been on a great-product tear as of late. Besides a modern pea coat…

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Baggage Minus Baggage

Nau Fleunt Traveler Duffle

Unlike a lot of men’s luggage today, the Nau Fleunt Traveler Duffle ($200) is made for guys who prefer to keep their carryall tastes a few feet under the radar. Made from 100% organic cotton canvas with cotton poplin lining, the duffle is shaped to recall the look of a classic doctors bag while providing…

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Style Or Functionality? Both.

Nau Modus Trench

It’s no secret that we at Gear Patrol have a fondness for Nau gear. Several of our crewmen have purchased their garments in the past, and it’s about time we share with you one of our favored go-tos, the Nau Modus Trench. The Modus Trench is a three-layer, waterproof, windproof jacket that has two feet…

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You Can Thank Us for the Grunt Work Later

Style Roundup: Men’s Sweater Top Picks

Based on all the fall wardrobe question’s we’ve been receiving from you lately, we came to the conclusion a fall roundup was in order. Done and done. In this Gear Patrol Roundup, we’ve taken the time to scour some of our favorite men’s brands (high and low), for unique, sharp, and warm sweaters that’ll match…

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Comfortable And Philanthropic

Nau Juncture 13 Shorts

Nau is a brand that should be making it onto your fashion radar, especially if you care about your footprint on this earth. They’re deeply rooted in an ethical and responsible approach to the products they produce; these tactics includes everything from sustainable material sourcing, to their corporate credo, to their commitment to positive change….

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Look Good and Be Kind to Your Mother

Green Fashion: More Than Just a Color

Some say that green is the new black. Though history has proven that style trends leave as quickly as they arrive (sometimes thankfully, and sometimes not), eco-fashion has proven that it’s got the chops to stick around. So, in continued recognition of Earth Day, I’ve spoke with four fashion pioneers who are focused on making…