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Hinoki S1 Gyuto Chef’s Knife
Japan is known worldwide for its bladesmiths and the master bladesmiths at Hinoki are carrying that tradition with its new Chef’s knife. Crafted in Sakai, Osaka, the Hinoki S1 Gyuto uses the purest form of carbon for the blade, White Steel #1 — a similar metal used in forging swords, that Hinoki then applies a “jealously guarded technique” to render the blade black. This pristine blade is combined with a choice of walnut or oak for the handle. Order one and you’ll want to stare at it in admiration just as much as you’ll want to put it to use. — Bryan Campbell



Apolis Nylon Quilted Reversible Bomber Jacket
Apolis seems to magically strike the balance between technical wear and style, and now they’ve introduced a jacket that’s a massive bang for your buck. One side is navy, the other black — it’s quilted and features plenty of pockets. — Nick Caruso



Crane & Canopy Dual-Zone Comforter
If you and your partner (yes, dogs count) prefer different sleep temperatures and find yourself fighting over the nighttime thermostat and/or engage in nocturnal bed linens tug of war, consider this an well-needed olive branch. The comforter is split in half and filled with down alternative filling, and one side is warmer than the other. It’s…kind of brilliant. — Nick Caruso



The Flat Head x Corlection Mini Cowhide Wallet
Made in Japan by The Flat Head, this wallet features nine card slots and one compartment for cash. It is cut from 3mm-thick vegetable tanned and black leathers that have gone through a three-month tanning process. Available in tan, black, tan-body contrast and black-body contrast colorways, this unique wallet will age beautifully over decades of use. — John Zientek



Adidas Adicolor Collection
The newest athleisure adicolor collection drops today. Its filled with all the bold colors Adidas originals is famous for — vibrant red, green, yellow and blue — in re-imagined fabrics and updated styles. The Trefoil logo pops on tees and sweatshirts, and the classic stripes decorate track pants and jackets offered in slimmer and more modern cuts. Prices range from $24 for a relaxed hat to $100 for a robe embroidered with, what else, the trefoil. — Meg Lappe

The Best Deals of the Week


Filson Bag Sale
Save 25%: Your go-to bag should be a durable no-nonsense design made to stand up to years of everyday use. Filson’s range of products are rooted in this functionality and utilize materials like heavyweight twill, bridle leather and brass hardware. And now at East Dane, you can get 25 percent off a range of Filson bags. There’s something for everybody: a backpack, a rucksack and a duffle bag. — John Zientek



Tailfeather Finch Kangaroo Leather Wallet
Save $30: Today, at Huckberry, you can save $30 on the Tailfeather Goods Finch wallet. It’s designed, crafted and hand-sewn by a husband and wife duo, based in Victoria, Australia, so the choice of kangaroo leather for the construction is a situation that presented itself naturally. The leather is veg-tanned, has an oil finish and edges burnished by hand with beeswax sourced from local producers. The Finch wallet may be the closest you’ll get to Australia without actually going. But, what the hell — get the wallet and book the flight anyway. — Bryan Campbell



Sonos One Bundle
Save $50 (Two for $349): For $349, you’ll get two of the popular Alexa-enabled speakers — exactly the same cost as one new HomePod. (The bundle saves you $50 overall.) It’s more than just a good financial play for buyers — it’s also a logistical one: since the Sonos speakers work on a linked system, for the same price as a single-room Apple HomePod, you’ll be able to circulate music (and whatever else you use your Sonos for) in multiple rooms. — Nick Caruso



Rapha’s Winter Sale Ends This Sunday
Save up to 60%: Rapha’s massive sale — up to 60% off everything from socks to jerseys to helmets to trousers — ends this Sunday. Take advantage now while there’s still time. — Nick Caruso



Rev’It Williamsburg Jacket
Save 74%: The Williamsburg Jacket by Rev’It brings European style to the States, and with a removable full-sleeve thermal layer, it brings function as well. The three-season jacket works as two adaptable jackets in one, so at 20 percent off, over on Revzilla, it’s an absolute deal. — Bryan Campbell


Yamazaki Home Goods
Save up to 15%: Despite little recognition in the U.S., Yamazaki is a popular design company from Japan that specializes in handsome, well-designed storage solutions for the home. Right now, Huckberry is offering savings on a number of Yamazaki products, including an accent table, magnetic key rack and toilet paper stand. — Jack Seemer



Filson Mackinaw Field Watch
Save 65%: For casual everyday wear, it’s hard to beat the rugged functionality of a field watch. If you don’t have one in your weekly rotation, check out the 38mm Mackinaw field watch from Filson. It’s a hard-wearing watch that features Shinola’s Argonite quartz movement, an anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal and a leather strap. If it fits with your personal style, pick it up from Nordstrom Rack — it’s 65% off. — John Zientek



Take 50% Off Final Sale Items at J.Crew
Save an Extra 50%: Navigate over to J.Crew right now and you can knock an extra 50 percent off your purchase of final sale styles using the code SAVENOW. Everything from outerwear to suits to casual shirts to basics are moving fast. Get this Nordic down camo parka for just $165 (now down from $450), or suit jacket and pants separates for a total of around $200. Final sale, of course, means there are no returns accepted…and it means these deals are disappearing faster than Marty McFly in a neglected Polaroid. — Nick Caruso



Dyson V6 Baby+Child Vacuum
Save: $32 The V6 Baby+Child is the smallest and most affordable handheld vacuum that Dyson makes. It goes for $179 on the company’s website, but you can get it for $147 on eBay right now — that’s $32 off an already pretty good deal. It’s a wireless and, at 3.4 pounds, a lightweight sucker that’s optimized for quick cleanups, like picking up dirt or spilled cereal. It has 20-minute charge and comes with a number of swappable head tools for cleaning different surfaces: rugs, hardwoods, hard-to-reach nooks. And no, you don’t have to have a small child to find it useful. — Tucker Bowe



Hestra Deerskin Wool Tricot Gloves
Save 30%: Hestra makes some of the best gloves on the planet, and this deerskin pair is an ideal pair for everyday wear. They feature a knit wool-blend back, a contrast trim and a merino wool lining. Now at East Dane, they’re available in full sizes from 7 to 10. — John Zientek



Speed and Strength Gridlock Denim Moto Shirt
Save 50%: While it doesn’t have impact protection like you’d get from a full on motorcycle jacket, the Speed and Strength Gridlock Denim Moto Shirt does have kevlar sewn into the shoulders, elbows and forearms for extra abrassion resistence. It’s certainly a minimalist approach to riding-wear, but for 50 percent off, it’s definitely a deal. — Bryan Campbell



Sonos Play:1 Speaker
Save $63: Sonos is pushing its entry-level speakers again with a sale right before the Super Bowl. For just $137 bucks, that’s about as good a deal on a Play:1 as you’re gonna find. (Note: this speaker doesn’t have Alexa built-in — that’s the Sonos One.) — Tucker Bowe



Nudie Dude Dan Jean
Save 34%: These washed-out jeans are made to feel like your favorite worn-in pair. They’re cut from 11.5-ounce denim made from organic cotton with a touch of elastane for comfort. They feature a button fly, contrast stitching and a slim-tapered fit. Right now, they’re available in a wide range of sizes, so if they catch your interest, act fast. — John Zientek



Tumi Alpha Bravo Anderson Commuter Briefcase
Save 20%: This briefcase is designed to make your on-the-go life a little bit easier. It’s made from ballistic nylon with a refined leather trim and features a padded laptop compartment, exterior zip pockets and interior wall pockets. It’s not flashy or heritage-inspired, and that’s just the point — it’s made to handle the craziness of modern life. — John Zientek



Adidas NMD_R2 Sneakers
Save $40: Comfort and style are hallmarks of a great everyday sneaker. Adidas has capitalized on these two elements with its NMD_R2 sneaker, a sleek option that features a flexible Primeknit upper, a comfortable Boost unit and a suede heel counter. If you’re looking to add a new pair of kicks to the weekly rotation, these are worth the consideration — they’re also $40 off. — John Zientek



Dainese Harrison Leather Jacket
Save 30%: Motorcycle jackets that are fashion-forward tend to be useless against the elements and not offer any real protection. That’s where the Dainese Harrison leather jacket will keep you guessing. Its stylish four-pocket design and hand-dyed leather outer construction offer the look of an all-form-and-no-function jacket, but hidden underneath the shoulders and elbows is functional Pro-Shape Armor. There’s even a pocket in the back to accommodate a Dainese back protector. In addition to protection from impacts, the Harrison jacket also comes with a quilted thermal liner to keep out the wind chill when cruising down the road. This is one of Dainese’s top-tier jackets, so $240 off is a steal. — Bryan Campbell



CRKT M16-01KS Folding Knife
Save $22: Designed by the late Kit Carson, the M16 line of tactical folding knives placed in the Top 10 Tactical Folders of the Decade by Blade Magazine. Having retired with the rank of Master Sergeant and as a member of the Cutlery Hall of Fame, Carson knew a thing or two about what makes a tactical folder great. That shows in the M16-01KS. The stainless steel blade features the Carson Flipper mechanism for easy blade actuation and doubles as a guard when open. The M16 line isn’t CRKT’s newest line, but it sure is one of the brand’s trustiest and today you can save 22 percent on the M16-01KS. — Bryan Campbell

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Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Washed Olive Duck
Save 23%: Made from 10-ounce duck canvas from Mt. Vernon Mills, this jacket is bound to become your go-to for the foreseeable future. The Californian-made design features rounded-flap chest pockets, front welt hand-warmer pockets and custom copper YKK doughnut buttons. The collar and cuffs are lined with British corduroy from the Brisbane Moss mill, and an interior leather patch is sourced from Pennsylvania-based Wickett and Craig. You can’t argue with the materials and fit — this jacket will serve you well. — John Zientek



Raden Luggage
Save 30%: No doubt you know well the virtues of smooth-rolling hard side luggage. And you likely use a smartphone, yes? Raden’s smart luggage marries the two very well — using the Bluetooth-enabled app, track your luggage, which weighs itself via its own clever handle; moreover, the case’s built-in power bank charges devices on the go. Of special note is the perfectly-sized A22 carry-on, now down $88 to $207. The 30% discount automatically applies at checkout. — Nick Caruso



ABC Carpet & Home Transformation Sale
Save up to 70%: ABC Carpet & Home, one of New York’s top destinations for luxury homewares, is offering up to 70 percent off its extensive carpet collection. For some of the higher ticket items, that means thousands of dollars in savings. Thousands. Offer ends January 28th. — Jack Seemer



Fisher Space Pens
Save up to 20%: Take your protein pills, put your helmet on and buckle in for a great deal on the famous Fisher Space Pens. More dependable than a ten-year-old Golden Retriever, the FSP is engineered to write upside-down, in extreme hot and cold, on grease, underwater and in the zero gravity of GD space. Every manned NASA mission equips these pens. Presidents use these pens to sign important stuff. They’re made of brass and guaranteed for life — on this planet or the next.

There are many finishes and colors of each pen available, so be sure to poke around Huckberry’s sale. Right now, pick up a Trekker for $35; the Bullet for $20; and the granddaddy of them all, the Astronaut, which was used on the Apollo 7 mission for $85. — Nick Caruso



SmartyPants Gummy Vitamin Men’s Complete On-The-Go!
Save 20%: SmartyPants has streamlined the vitamin process. Each pack contains just what your body needs daily: multivitamin, omega 3, Vitamins A, C, D, B12, and more. Plus, they actually taste good and are easy to grab for travel or on your way to work. Use code JETSMARTY18. — Meg Lappe



Grenson Declan Suede Chelsea Boot in Chocolate
Save 25%: Grenson has been making Goodyear welted shoes since 1866. The English brand’s take on the Chelsea boot is hard to beat: it features a slim profile, an unbranded heel-pull and premium chocolate suede. If you’re looking to invest in a quality pull-on boot, these should be at the top of your list. — John Zientek



Outerknown Wellthread Trucker Jacket
Save 20%: Late last year, Outerknown teamed up with Levi’s to create a line of sustainable denim that’s easier on the planet than traditional denim. The jeans feature Levi’s Water-less fabric that saves more than 65 percent of the water used in the dye process (compared to conventional dying) and up to 50 percent less water than traditional finishing. One of the standouts from the collection, the Wellthread Trucker Jacket, is currently on sale for $117 (normally $145). — Gear Patrol



Greats The Royale Sneaker
Save $80: The clean look of the Royale from Greats makes them a stylish option for anyone looking to update their shoe game. Handmade in Italy with premium leather, these best-selling shoes are primarily all-white, with pops of three different colors of corduroy — brown, oxblood or navy — on the heel tab and tongue. They’ve been marked down 45% off their original $179, and they’re already limited in blue, so get moving. — Meg Lappe



TRX Home Gym Essentials
Save up to 24%: A good home gym doesn’t have to entail heavy and bulky — not to mention expensive — equipment. In fact, it can be portable, something that you can carry on an airplane and set up in a hotel room when on the road. The idea has been proven by TRX, a fitness company that began with a highly-portable suspension training system designed by a Navy SEAL. TRX’s collection of at-home fitness products has since expanded to include grippy medicine balls, foam mats, resistance bands and kettlebells.

For a limited time, you can purchase any of TRX’s training essentials from Huckberry and save up to 24% — it’ll be cheaper than a gym membership. — Tanner Bowden



POC Fornix Ski Helmet
Save 40%: With ski season in full swing, now’s a good time to upgrade your ski helmet. Consider picking up the Fornix from Poc, a trusted brand in the helmet and goggle space that’s lightweight and breathable. The foam liner is molded to provide plenty of protection for your cranium, while also looking good. The goggle vents and clips mean there’s no more adjusting your goggles on the chairlift. It’s on sale now, in white, at Paragon Sports for 40% off in a variety of sizes. — Meg Lappe



Under Armour Military and Tactical Gear
Save up to 50%: Under Armour’s line of tactical gear is popular with law enforcement and military personnel for good reason — it’s effective and really cool. During UA’s semi-annual event, going on now, a good amount of their tactical collection is on sale. Get a tactical bucket hat for $15 and Storm Tactical Patrol pants for $48; Silencer Headphones for shooters are $200 (half off); 8-inch FNP Zip boots are just $117. There’s plenty more in the sale, so now is a great time to stock up. — Nick Caruso



Filson Dry Messenger Bag
Save $80: Instead of the rugged twill that Filson is known for, this messenger bag is made from waterproof vinyl-coated polyester. To heritage Americana purists, this may seem like blasphemy, but performance is hard to argue with; it will keep your goods dry, no matter the weather conditions. If you’re in need of an all-weather bag, this American-made option is now 57% off. — John Zientek



Penfield Outerwear and Apparel
Save 30%: Born from harsh Massachusetts winters, Penfield was known in its early days for crafting apparel that could stand up to fickle seasonal changes, with ripstop nylon shells and down insulation. Penfield still constructs its garments with high-quality performance materials, but also with a keen eye on contemporary style trends. Its parkas, rain jackets, fleeces and flannels are pure New England city-to-mountain, meaning they’ll pull through a Nor’Easter blizzard and look exceptional from Boston to Maine. If you’re looking to add any of Penfield’s latest winter collection to your wardrobe, whether that be a t-shirt or a parka, you can do it now for 30% off. — Tanner Bowden

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