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October 19, 2017 Briefings By Photo by Magnanni

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Magnanni Reus Wingtip Boot
In Spain’s La Mancha, one of the world’s few single family-owned-and-operated artisan shoemakers is carrying on three generations of tradition. Magnanni is, for the Blanco family and its skilled artisans, not a profession, but a way of life. Magnanni’s mastery is seen in the Reus Wingtip Boot: hand-picked leather from the finest tanneries; the brand’s signature hand-dyed marbled finish; a broken-in feel straight out of the box, thanks to the collar’s tumbled calfskin leather; and recessed edges for a low-profile silhouette.

Gnarbox 256GB
Gnarbox, a portable backup storage drive and editing system for photographers on the go, now comes in a 256GB capacity. It’s the first major update to the device, which launched last year. Additionally, Gnarbox now works in tandem with Adobe Lightroom Mobile and iOS 11’s new Files app, allowing photographers a seamless mobile editing workflow. Gnarbox’s ultimate goal is to effectively eliminate the need for a laptop to edit and store photos while traveling; the new 256GB version is one step closer to achieving it. — Michael Finn

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Ceramic
Girard-Perregaux has just rolled out a new, all-black iteration of its sleek Laureato sports watch. The new watch gets a black hobnail dial and, more notably, a case and bracelet made entirely from ceramic. Inside ticks away an in-house automatic movement, and the whole package is water resistant to 100 meters. — Andrew Connor

Saber Power Bank by Romeo Power Technology
The Saber is a serious portable power bank with 86 watt-hours of power. It’s also pretty hefty, at 2.2 pounds. According to Romeo Power Technology — an energy storage company founded by engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Samsung and Amazon — the Saber is powerful enough to charge most smartphones 10 times over, and laptops twice over. It has two USB-A ports, one USB-C port, and an AC outlet, meaning it’ll work with most of your devices. It also has an IP67 waterproof rating. The Saber is available for preorder today for $199; if you order it next month it’ll cost $299. — Tucker Bowe

Orage Newton Jacket
When it comes to cold weather layering, down jackets are, without a doubt, an essential. But despite the vast number of available options, most of these coats rely on all the same design cues, so choosing one often comes down to a matter of brand loyalty and color preference. The recently updated Newton offers a stylish alternative; it’s a 480-fill duck down jacket with a variety of geometric baffles instead of the horizontal tubes characteristic of down products. It’s also reversible, and the interior lining looks just as good — and is just as weatherproof — as the exterior. — Tanner Bowden

Fresh Deals

Certified Refurbished Dyson Ball Animal Upright Vacuum
Save $100: As one of the best-selling and most-loved vacuums in Dyson’s arsenal, the Ball Animal Upright works just as well on carpet as it does on hard floors thanks to a self-adjusting cleaner head, with trademarked technology that allows it to steer into awkward spaces with ease. — Emily Singer

Ace Hotel Winter A Go Go Sale
Save 20%: Winter’s not here yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get ahead of the cabin fever that will inevitably set in roughly four months from now. Ace Hotel has you covered: make a reservation at any of its locations — Los Angeles, New Orleans or even London — before October 27 and you’ll save 20% on your entire booking. — Tanner Bowden

Patagonia Apparel
Save up to $65: From now until October 26, a selection of fall-focused Patagonia apparel is on sale at Huckberry. The sale includes flannels, jackets, quarter-zip fleeces, down vests and a trucker hat; depending on the item, you can save between $15 and $65. Patagonia sales like this one are few and far between, so, don’t let it slip. And besides, it wouldn’t hurt to freshen up your fall wardrobe, right?

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