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J.Crew Denim Relaunch
J.Crew enters the selvedge denim game with its redesigned denim pant collection. Increasingly popular Japanese denim is the star; the line’s 13.5-ounce denim is sourced from Kaihara Mill in Japan, where it’s tailored and dyed according to a process dating back to the ’70s, then sent to Wonderland Concepts in Henderson, Kentucky, for hours-long washing cycles. Available in straight, slim and “slimmest” cuts, they’re worthy contenders; be sure to up your cuffing technique.
Gez Gear Compression Sleeves
If compression sleeves work for you, try these offerings from Gez, a new company from Atlanta, Georgia offering sturdy compression sleeves with attachable “gel packs” for direct heat/cold application.
Encouraging your kids to be athletic doesn’t have to clash with avoiding as many scraped knees as possible; pedal-free bikes offer a great way to do both.
House Industries Oxblood Big and Tall Blocks
Made with kiln-dried basswood and lead-free paint, these imaginatively designed yet understated blocks can both class up a playroom and lighten up the bar cart.
The much-loved Moneymaker camera strap gets a lighter-weight treatment in heavy-duty nylon for comfortable and adaptable camera gear carry.
Speck MightyPack Plus
Speck’s first-ever backpack features molded EVA foam, triple-layered padded base cushions, flexible compartments (including dedicated pockets for chargers) for versatile gadget storage and more. (Bonus points for the TSA approval.)
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Advice from the Crew
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Style Stories from Around the Web
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