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What’s New, Now
Not Your Standard Wingtip
Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ x Staple Design: The lovechild of a traditional wingtip dress shoe and a street smart athletic sneaker.
A Supreme Luggage Bag, Now in Blue
Tumi Limited-Edition Extended Trip Packing Case: Call it Bluminium.
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Nothing But the Basics
AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR Cameras: Just when you thought Amazon’s global reign couldn’t spread any farther, they release AmazonBasics. We’re not complaining.
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Put This in Your Gold-Rimmed Tumbler and Drink It
The Balvenie Peat Week (2002 Vintage): Aged 14 years; releases this September.
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Wonderfully Absurd, Absurdly Wonderful Home Audio
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 50: Like if a Bugatti became a hi-fi speaker.
Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s Pub We Go
Danner Syridge Boot: Danner’s natural habitat is the backcountry. But city life is growing on them, and it shows in the Skyridge.
Aer Gym Duffel 2
From the Gear Patrol Store: The Gym Duffel 2 offers spacious, ventilated storage for all your gym gear. The multiple compartments offer smart organization and its refined style keeps you looking sharp before and after your workout.
Deals of Note
Great Products, Great Prices
How to save on Olivers athletic apparel, a Patagonia pack from Backcountry and styles from The North Face.
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