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Today in Gear: iPhone X Cases, Nomos’s Latest Watch, Modernized Cowboy Boots & More
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New & Noteworthy Releases
Caudabe Lucid Clear iPhone X Case
The iPhone X is the most expensive and beautiful iPhone ever, meaning you’ll want to protect it without covering it up. The Lucid Case by Caudabe does just that. It’s transparent, so you’ll still be able to show off the phone’s silver or space gray finish, and its ultra slim design won’t add any additional bulk. Also, because it’s made of a super-strong thermoplastic material (the same stuff used to make bulletproof glass), you won’t have to worry about cracking the all-glass iPhone X.
Best Made Wool Fleece Pullover
If you’re in the market for a fleece pullover this fall, skip over the polyester options and look into this all-natural alternative from Best Made. Made from 100 percent Italian wool pile, this understated piece of outerwear is both incredibly warm and very breathable. Details include a kangaroo pocket, a brass 3/4 zipper and a moleskin lined collar. — John Zientek
Mark Zuckerberg stated at the Oculus Connect conference that his next goal for the company was to get one billion people into VR. That seemed like a long shot, considering most good VR systems are super expensive and require a high-end computer or console to plug into. The Oculus Go simplifies things. Coming in early 2018, the $199 standalone headset has a built-in screen (2560 x 1440) and won’t kill your phone’s battery. It’s designed for watching services like Netflix and playing immersive games. (It’ll be cross-compatible with all Gear VR games.) — Tucker Bowe
Lucchese Jonah Boots
Handmade in Texas, the Lucchese Jonah boot is a modern take on the classic roper boot. It features an inside zip, which allows for a slimmer profile (perfect for tapered jeans). Available in dark brown calf leather, black cherry calf leather and espresso Maracca suede calf leather, it’ll look just as good on the city streets as it will on a country road. — John Zientek
Nomos Metro Neomatik 39 Silvercut
Glashütte-based watchmaker Nomos has just released a new iteration of its vaunted Metro. The new “Silvercut” takes the Metro’s silhouette and stretches it to a larger 38.5mm in diameter while still retaining a sleek 8.35mm thickness (despite the automatic movement underneath). The watch also gets a new brushed, rhodium-plated dial with deep red accents. — Andrew Connor
Le Labo Body — Hair — Face Collection
From highly coveted fragrance purveyor Le Labo comes a collection of plant-based, unisex, cruelty-free hair, body and face products five years in the making. While Le Labo offers body washes and shampoos in its better-known scents, the new line is meant to be subtler (and are more affordable), in three fragrances: hinoki, basil and mandarin. The strikingly minimal, pharmaceutical-looking packaging doesn’t hurt, either. — Emily Singer
These High-End Bulgarian Knives Are Now Available in the US
Welcome to the USA.
The Analogue Super Nt Lets You Play All SNES Games in 1080p
And it only costs $100 more than the SNES Classic.
Your Favorite Bootmaker Just Launched a Line of Premium Leather Wallets and Accessories
Wallets, belts, gloves and more.
The Best Commuter Travel Mug Costs Just $22 Today
Everyone from The Sweethome to The Strategist has waxed poetic about the Zojirushi vacuum-insulated travel mug. Now’s your chance to get in on the hype: Amazon is selling the 16-ounce mug for $23, or 48% off, and the 12-ounce version for 45% less than usual. Fill it with coffee for a more bearable commute, or a hot toddy for a late-afternoon pick-me-up.
Save on One of the Best Cast Iron Cookware Brands, Just in Time for Chili Season
What do the best chilis, soups, stews and braises have in common? They’re all made in a high-quality Dutch oven. For a limited time, Food52 is running a sale on Staub cookware — top-quality, enameled cast iron cocottes, Dutch ovens, braisers, fry pans and more. Most of the discounted pieces are in Food52-exclusive colorways, like navy or gray-white with brass handles.
Save $120 on the stunningly versatile 3.5-quart braiser (slash roasting pan, slash fry pan), get $75 off a workhorse 5.75-quart oval cocotte, up to $24 off ceramic baking dishes and $70 off 10-inch enameled cast iron fry pans.
You Can Score the Timex x Red Wing Waterbury Watch for Only $75
The Timex Waterbury classic field watch design is based on a vintage model from the company’s archive. In collaboration with Red Wing, the watch features a beautiful leather strap from the iconic Minnesota boot maker. It’s available in both 38mm and 40mm size options and is on sale for only $75 right now. You’d be hard pressed to find a better watch for that price — it’s a steal.
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