Good morning. Today is Black Friday, the annual D-Day of shopping. Go forth bravely with our comprehensive guide to the best deals of the day. Here’s some other awesome gear: a watch-repair kit, a National Geographic ode to America, a selvedge denim chore coat and much more.
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Mountain Standard Mountain Flannel Shirt
Just as a pair of shoes can speak to a man’s personality, so can a checkered flannel lay bare his outdoorsy soul. A shirt like the Mountain Flannel is a failsafe staple of your winter wardrobe — paired perfectly not just with a pair of jeans, but with all manner of hardcore outerwear. Its extra deep chest pockets store more than a fist-full of essentials; steel buttons resist wear and tear, and its plush cotton fabric stays cozy indoors and out.
Wolf Watch Repair Tool Kit
Like a car or a house, a good timepiece deserves a little hands-on maintenance from its owner. For the basics, this toolkit from Wolf will do nicely. It has three different screwdrivers (along with replacement heads), a spring-bar tool, pliers and a 10x loupe contained in a handsome, compact case. For small jobs like strap changes, bracelet resizing and polishing, it’s perfect. – Andrew Connor, Associate Staff Writer
Shockoe Atelier Chore Coat
This Virginia-made selvedge denim chore coat looks like a perfectly preserved barnyard artifact. With continued wear, it’ll break in like your favorite pair of jeans; oversized chest pockets hold everything from your phone to a pair of ranch-hand leather gloves.
National Geographic: The United States of America
Pre-order your copy of this Americana-at-its-best tome now; it’ll ship on December 10. National Geographic has delved into its archives to produce this 1,000-page tour through the country via more than 700 images.
Peel Magnetized Walnut Cable Rest
Yeah, we’ve seen the “binder clip cord caddy” life hack too. Hacks are good in a pinch, but do your wardrobe a favor and upgrade to this beautifully sculpted piece of walnut to keep those cables organized.
Loyal Canine Company Fifth Avenue Kit
City life can be detrimental as hell to your hair and skin: between the smog and the, well, urine, a lot can go wrong. The same stuff happens to your pooch too, so share in the luxury care. Coat conditioner, soap and paw repair balm should keep him happy and healthy in the concrete jungle. (Other kits are available too.)
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