Good morning. Ever wonder how millionaires travel? In a recent New Yorker profile, Brian Kelly, a.k.a the Points Guy, reveals how he’s made a career out of flying in ludicrously luxurious first-class cabins and enjoying VIP access to opulent airport lounges. At a time when airlines are facing heavy criticism for unfair treatment of passengers, Kelly says that we are, in fact, living in a “golden age” of travel. And anyone can game the system to their advantage.

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Tag Heuer Kingsman-Edition Connected 45

On July 6, Tag Heuer is releasing the Connected 45, a limited-edition smartwatch built for Kingsman special agents. The blue dial features Kingsman branding, the lugs are emblazoned in pink gold, and the strap comes in either brown leather or orange velvet. Available exclusively at Mr Porter.

And Union Unfiltered Lager

From And Union, a cutting-edge conglomerate of Bavarian breweries, comes a beautifully simple yet modern lager. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, which affords a uniquely powerful taste. And the can itself is worthy of displaying on a shelf. (Even if you’re not a sentimental college student.)

Penny 36-Inch Plastic Longboard V2

Speaking of college students, here’s an all-new longboard from Penny Skateboards, the cult-favorite Australian board maker. With a 36-inch, flexy plastic deck and high-strength aluminum trucks, it’s a board well suited for beginners and skilled pavement carvers alike.

Cadillac x Blade ‘Fly & Drive’ Hamptons Program

Three things that go extraordinarily well together: Cadillac luxury crossovers, on-demand helicopters, and the Hamptons. From July 7 until August 25, eight lucky (and wealthy) New Yorkers per week will earn a spot on a Blade helicopter bound for the Hamptons, whereupon they will receive a complimentary Cadillac XT5 for the weekend. To earn your spot, download and keep close tabs on the Blade app.

The PDW Badger Folding Knife by Prometheus Design Werx

An elegant EDC knife, made of machined steel and titanium. Its shape draws inspiration from millennia-old spear-point blades; other details, like luminescent thumb studs and tapered capsule shapes, give it a decidedly modern feel.

G-Shock x Robert Geller G-Steel

Famed menswear designer Robert Geller teamed up with Casio to create the G-Steel watch, inspired by Geller’s travels in Tokyo. The watch features an ion-plated black 52.4mm case and band, accented with gold and fuschia details; additional features include LED backlighting, 31 time zones, five daily alarms and stopwatch functionality.

Ezra Arthur Medium Notebook

From the Gear Patrol Store: Hand stitched and bound with full-grain premium Horween Chromexcel leather and constructed with Tomoe River paper. World-renowned Tomoe River paper is known for being the thinnest and highest-quality writing paper. It has a smooth texture that is excellent for a variety of writing instruments, particularly fountain pens. It is ultra thin and ideal for reducing bulk, yet resistant to bleedthrough and feathering.

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