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I love products that say they’ll do something, and do it. I (equally) love products that provide unique design experiences around the product through best-in-class packaging and brand design. I’m a sucker for a pretty label or a foil-stamped box with a magnetic closure. Products that do both are very special and own an immediate spot on my roster.

Larose Merino 5-Panel

Lightweight cotton hats don’t cut it during the winter months. Enter merino — the perfect material for providing warmth without any loss of breathability. Larose brings their hats to life with a modern and minimal aesthetic, making this hat easy to dress up or down.

Datum Treknos Roll Top Pack

My day normally starts at the gym — then followed by a crosstown bike ride to the driving range before heading to the office. This bag hold anything and everything, effortlessly. The dual zip design on the front is one of the most innovative (but functional) bag features I’ve seen in a long time.

Studebaker Metals Tag Chain Necklace

I’ve been gravitating towards more jewelry recently; this piece from Pittsburgh-based Studebaker Metals has earned a new spot in my daily rotation.

Corridor Waxed Cotton M65 Jacket

There’s nothing better than a piece of gear that gets better every time you use it. This American-made waxed canvas jacket will do that, while keeping your EDC secure and dry.

Titleist 718 AP3 Irons

I’m fairly sure that I’ll never be a blade iron player, but recent advancements in club technology and design have created iron with forgiveness while maintaining a sleeker profile. Theses irons offer those benefits along with a low-key clubhead design that you wont get tired of after one season.

Moya Disruptive Jiu Jitsu Gi

When I’m not working or golfing I’m on the mat trying not to get choked out. This gi is lightweight and super durable while standing out from traditional white options.

Brand Documentary Magazine

A lot goes into making a product; even more goes into making a great brand. This Korean magazine analyzes the in and out of what makes a brand functional, successful, and in some cases iconic. Each issue is dedicated to a brand; the Ace Hotel issue is a must-read.

Nike Lunar Command 2

My golf shoes must be comfortable — I walk most of the rounds I play. They must be functional on the fairway and off — I’ll end up the in the trees every now and again. Most of all they must be white — there’s no better look.

Stumptown Cortado

The cortado is by far the most superior coffee beverage. Ideal milk-to-coffee ratios and the perfect size. The Ace Hotel is around the corner from GP HQ, keeping these always in reach.

The Grail

Rimowa Topas Stealth 32-Inch Multiwheel E-Tag

Minimal design. Modern tech. All black. What more can I say?

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