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Today in Gear: October 5, 2017


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We’ve made some new adjustments to Today in Gear, including a new publishing time of 4 p.m. in order to capture all the day’s new stories. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at [email protected].


New & Noteworthy Releases


Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
This is not your average Planet Ocean. Rather than steel, its case is constructed from titanium; inside the case is an in-house co-axial movement. The sleek gray color scheme is accented by orange detailing. Since it’s pre-owned, it costs thousands less on StockX than a new Planet Ocean at retail — yet it’s still in excellent condition.


Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Quebracho Charcoal
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, known for making some of the finest grills on the planet, now makes what may be the best lump charcoal, too. Its Quebracho Charcoal is made from dense Quebracho Blanco wood harvested in the Chaco region of South America. The company claims that it burns hotter and is denser than most hardwood lump charcoal while generating very little ash. — Jack Seemer


Todd Snyder + New Era Baseball Caps
Your favorite team’s hat may have just gotten a stylish upgrade from Todd Snyder. In collaboration with New Era, the New York–based menswear designer is offering caps made from British lambswool milled at Abraham Moon & Sons. The fall-weight fabrics, ranging from herringbone to glen plaid, provide the base to rep the NY Yankees, the NY Mets, the LA Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox, the SF Giants, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs. — John Zientek


Authenticity 50 Pacific Blue Sheets
Hot on the heels of its Carolina Gray sheets, Authenticity 50, a Gear Patrol favorite, has added a Pacific Blue to its family of American-made bedding. While available as a set, pillowcases and sheets can also be purchased individually to mix and match with the brand’s other offerings. — Emily Singer


Seiko Finally Brings One of Its Most Coveted JDM Watches Stateside
Seiko’s endearingly flashy dress watch continues to shine even after seven years.


Fresh Deals


Act Fast: Get This Sleek Tumi Suitcase for 40% Off
Men’s online retailer East Dane is now offering the Tumi 19 Degree International carry-on for 40% off. That means that for only $357, you can score a sleek, ripple-shell suitcase with smooth-rolling wheels and a retractable handle. It also features reinforced plastic corners, a compartmentalized nylon-lined interior and a TSA-approved lock. Act fast — you’ll want to get this durable piece of luggage before the holiday travel season.



How to Upgrade Your Kitchen Knife Without Going Broke
As part of Sur La Table’s Anniversary Sale, high-quality German kitchen knives by Wüsthof are marked down by as much as 65%. The chef-approved blades have been made in Germany since 1814. Notable deals include one for 40% off a set of steak knives ($60, originally $100) and a 7-piece knife block for a third of its usual price ($100, originally $298).


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