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Warby Parker x Robert Rauschenberg Collection
As part of the Museum of Modern Art’s upcoming exhibition on Robert Rauschenberg, a highly respected American artist and activist, Warby Parker released a new collection of frames inspired by Rauschenberg’s work: multicolored, brightly hued, crystalline. The ruby frames are available only at MoMA Design Stores and on MoMA’s website; the other three colors are available now at Warby Parker.
Discommon Lowball 2: The Pinch Whiskey Tumbler
Regular ol’ glass whiskey tumblers are fine, but that’s the thing — they’re regular. The Lowball 2, meanwhile, is milled from aerospace-grade aluminum into a pinchy hourglass shape, making it anything but regular. Will it make your whiskey taste better? Probably not. But it’ll certainly generate some conversation.
Outlier Injected Linen Pants
Easy to dress up or dress down, Outlier’s Injected Linen Pants have more body and shape than traditional linen pants. Thanks to the linen-poly blend, the pants are durable, breathable and an excellent summer alternative to shorts. Tech and style blended perfectly — and in a way that avoids the dreaded athleisure label.
– Grant Tillery, Editorial Intern
Westland Distillery Garryana 2|1 American Single Malt
Westland Whiskey is passionately distilled in the American West. Now that literal and figurative frontier spirit informs their ingredients. The Garryana Single Malt whiskey incorporates Garry oak, a tree species native to the Pacific Northwest, for a darkly complex and aromatic drink. – Dan Whalen, Editorial Intern
Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care
An essential field manual for being your own first responder, jam packed with practical advice on using nature to your advantage to deal with all manner of backcountry injuries, from tiny scrapes to broken bones and head trauma. And, rest assured, it’s advice to be taken seriously: the author, Dave Canterbury, is a world-leading expert on wilderness survival. (He wrote Bushcraft 101, commonly regarded as the bible of wilderness survival.)
VERO Watches Verus VS-DB
Blacked-out, understated and confident, the Verus VS-DB is a 42mm mechanical automatic watch that’s designed to pair wonderfully with nearly any outfit.
Matador Transit30 Duffle
From the Gear Patrol Store: Always on hand for your travels. Transit30 is an ultralight 30-liter pack away duffle bag. Fits in the palm of your hand when packed up. Ideal for times when you need a little more space. Features waterproof siliconized Cordura ripstop material taped internal seams and water-resistant zippers.
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