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Today in Gear: November 5, 2014

Today in Gear: A walnut-, leather-, and brass-laden bar cart; WWII-inspired driving gloves from Tanner Goods; handblown glassware from Japan and more.

Drive French, look French, eat cheese

Kit: Citroën DS

The Citroën DS automatically imputes coolness of a high order in a way a vintage Ferrari can't. You're somehow instantly scholarly, erudite and a wildman in the bedroom. Why is that? Well, the DS coveted in the same way the 1st edition of a classic novel is. The car isn't deemed exotic, sporty or sexy in any conventional manner, but it's no less desirable by virtue of its specialness. And that's what the DS has in droves. For its time, it was the future of automobiles and it drove like nothing else.

Be a stylish song reader

Beck x Warby Parker Carmichael Glasses

Music is a language everyone can appreciate, a language many of us can understand aurally -- and a language only some of us can read. Because it's most accessible to the population in its aural form -- that'd be the CDs or MP3s you purchase (okay, vinyl too, hipsters) -- artists generally (always) release their music in a format that can be heard. Beck isn't a typical artist. Case in point, his latest 20-song album, Song Reader, was, in a clever/strange/excellent twist, released unrecorded, in sheet music form. And so a unique musical release begets another unique release. Warby Parker (they of remarkably affordable and stylish eyeglass/prescription lens combinations) has collaborated with the man himself (he of personal style that is as notable as the music he writes) to offer a line of eyewear -- dubbed the Carmichael -- to ensure those music types among us who suffer from unfortunate vision can read the songs from Song Reader's sheet music release, and to make sure music fans (well, anyone, really) can enjoy strutting around with limited-edition specs perched atop their noses. Learn More: Here

Today in Gear: December 2, 2013

Freitag Roy Shoulder Bag A lot of bags purport to be sturdy and tough, but how many can say they are made of some of the sturdiest and toughest materials around? Freitag’s bag is constructed of recycled truck tarps and car seat belts — fabrics that save lives at best and tether some serious cargo...

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: April 4, 2013

Warby Parker Summer Collection Spring can be a dangerous time: excited by the sun, some men are known to jump into the color deep end. Don’t look like Elton John. Let Warby Parker guide you with their tastefully bold summer styles. $95 (★) Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Porsche’s all-new plug-in Hybrid goes against the grain...

Today in Gear: March 12, 2013

KitchenAid Pro Line Series Hand Blender Cords are for rubes. A gourmand’s version of a modular drill, KitchenAid’s cordless hand blender with a 12V Li-Ion battery means freedom, versatility, and a mean batch of mashed potatoes. $350 (★) Aston Martin and Silver Cross Stroller The Brits might call it a “baby buggy”, but this stroller’s...

Warby Parker x The Standard Sunglasses

The charitable and on-trend team at Warby Parker have partnered with The Standard hotel to create a limited edition pair of their Winston shades in a classic striped ale colorway. Blending 60s styling with a dose of modern confidence, they're a steal for $95, even if your days by the pool are still months away. Plus, they ship with a special orange lens cloth designed by artist Jeff Canham that we know you'll lose in a week. Like all Warby specs, purchasing this pair will also send a pair of optical glasses to someone in need. Look for them at The Standard hotels in the company’s new “Readery” kiosks (also developed in collaboration with Warby Parker) or purchase them directly online via the link below.

Vision Quest

Warby Parker Eyeglasses, In Depth

For those of us who continue to don eyeglasses, whether for practicality or for fashion, purchasing them has always been a rather painful (and expensive) process. Once you get through the eye exam, you’re faced with choosing a pair of not-so-offensive frames from a veritable wall of them, while not voiding your wallet of every...