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This Subscription Service Offers Boxes You Actually Want

Bespoke Post offers a subscription box service with high-quality products you’ll actually want. Boxes are organized in categories like style, drinking, travel, food and outdoors, among others, and contain products from a range of reputable brands. Each box has a retail value of over $70 but costs just $45 for members, and there’s no commitment — feel free to skip a box or cancel at any time. If you’re looking for a new way to discover well-made products that interest you, this is a great option that offers tangible savings, every month.


New & Noteworthy Releases

These Military-Inspired Leather Boots Will Last Forever
These Military-Inspired Leather Boots Will Last Forever

Low service boots made with heavy-duty leather and lugged rubber soles were standard issue for the soldiers and airmen fighting in World War II. Triple Aught Design and White's Boots have teamed up with a...

The Perfect BMW M3 Does Exist and This Is It
The Perfect BMW M3 Does Exist and This Is It

Aside from the original M3, the E46 might be the next most sought-after car in the family tree. Which is why this 2005 M3 with just under 16,000 miles on the clock, could be the...

This Affordable Mechanical Watch Can Dress Both Up and Down
This Affordable Mechanical Watch Can Dress Both Up and Down

Plus, you can configure the dial and case size to your liking.


Fresh Deals


Adidas Terrex Agravic Gore-Tex
Save $80: Never worry about wet feet while you’re out on the trails. The Adidas Terrex Agravic Gore-Tex Shoes are ideal for trail running on damp and muddy paths, as well as on rocky terrain. The Gore-Tex lining creates a breathable, yet waterproof membrane around your foot, preventing water from getting inside, and the continental rubber outsole and distinctive lugs stick any landing. — Meg Lappe


Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save 50%: If you’ve been waiting for a screaming deal to drop some cash on new sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack has a sale for you. Right now, you can get a pair of black Ray-Ban Wayfarers for 50 percent off. The brand’s iconic style Italian-made style normally costs $153, but you now you pick it up for $77 while supplies last. — John Zientek


Technivorm Moccamaster CDG
Save $110: There are many reasons why a high-end coffee maker like Technivorm’s Moccamaster cost as much as it does. You can read about them here. But the upshot is this: it’s a meticulously-engineered machine, certified by America’s foremost coffee authority, and will yield you one of the best quality cups you can get at home. Still, the Moccamaster CDG’s $340 MSRP is one hell of a price to pay, which is why this rare deal from Massdrop is worth jumping on if you value the quality of your morning cup of Joe — you can currently get the brewer for just $230. — Andrew Connor


Hamilton Dress Shirts
Save 30%: Since 1883, Hamilton Shirts has crafted some of the best shirts available. The fourth-generation family-run business is based in Houston, Texas where it makes a range of both custom and ready-to-wear shirts. While the brand’s made-to-measure and bespoke shirts offer the highest level of personalization from fit to fabric preferences to detailing, they also come with the highest price-tag.

If you want a great introduction to the quality of Hamilton shirts, try one of the ready-to-wear dress shirts. The brand teamed up with Todd Snyder to create two shirts fit for any professional occasion. Each shirt features a non-fused spread collar, mother of pearl buttons and a tailored fit. The fabrics — a chambray and a blue piqué cotton — are both woven in Italy from Egyptian cotton. Normally $215, these shirts are now 30 percent off and cost $149. While not inexpensive, it’s actually a great value for the quality of shirt you’ll receive. — John Zientek


Sony X900E 4K HDR TV (2017)
Save $702: Sony makes some of the highest quality and best-designed 4K TVs you can buy. Yes, they’re more expensive than 4K TVs by TCL and Vizio, but you can occasionally find a Sony 4K TV deal that’s almost too good for even budget shoppers to pass up. Case and point, this Sony X900E. The 55-inch model went for $1,700 when it was released last year, in early 2017, but now that Sony is pushing its latest models, you can snag the X900E for less than a grand. Right now you can buy the Sony X900E on Amazon for $998.
More on the X900E. It’s a beautifully thin and near bezel-less 4K TV. It supports HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range technologies (not Dolby Vision, though), and it has a very fast 120Hz refresh rate, so you won’t get the motion blur that’s common when watching sports and flicks. It’s also a smart TV that comes with Chromecast built-in. It works with Alexa and Google Home, too.


Altra Escalante Running Shoe
Save 46%: In 2009, Golden Harper made his first zero-drop running shoes by cooking them in a conventional toaster oven, cutting out the midsoles and leveling the cushioning platform. Now that his running company, Altra, is in its seventh year, the process is definitely more refined, and so are the results.

The Escalante is Altra’s take in an athleisure running shoe. It’s made with an engineered knit upper that provides a spiffy look and a sock-like fit and employs an Altra Ego midsole that’s responsive and soft. Like all of Altra’s shoes, the Escalante has a zero-drop, level running platform, which means that there’s no difference in height between your heel and toes. It also has a wider toe box than other shoes, and these two design technologies together are meant to allow for a more natural running experience.

You can pick up the Escalante right now on Massdrop for 46 percent off its full retail value, which is a solid deal for a high-quality running shoe. — Tanner Bowden

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Allen Edmonds Brown Burnished Collection
Save $175: While generally regarded as some of the best value buys in formal footwear, Allen Edmonds dress shoes aren’t exactly cheap — most of its classic styles retail for $425. For Father’s Day, however, the company has slashed $175 off the asking price of a handful of brown dress shoes, including the Fifth Avenue Cap-Toe and McAllister Wingtip oxfords. — Jack Seemer


Patagonia Fleece and Down Outerwear
Save up to 50%: Summer weather is in full force, but that’s not to say you can’t capitalize on the lower prices last season’s best outerwear. Right now, at Backcountry, you can save 50 percent on a Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover, Down Snap-T Pullover and 40 percent on a Bivy Down Reversible Vest. — Bryan Campbell


Today on Gear Patrol

The 12 Best Trail Running Shoes of 2018
The 12 Best Trail Running Shoes of 2018

Whether you're just starting out, or you're a seasoned pro, there's a shoe on this list for everyone.

The 15 Best Travel Gadgets You Can Buy in 2018
The 15 Best Travel Gadgets You Can Buy in 2018

We’ve tested our fair share of travel gadgets, which are only getting better. These are the ones that deserve a coveted spot in your carry-on this season.

The 10 Best Rugged Travel Duffels of 2018
The 10 Best Rugged Travel Duffels of 2018

No matter where you're traveling to, you'll need a bag, and there's nothing more functional than a cavernous, weatherproof, backpack strap-equipped duffel.

The 12 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Mixologist
The 12 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Mixologist

Riedel glasses, a world-class cherry brandy, the authoritative mezcal guide and more.

How to Build a Scrambler Motorcycle with 5 Easy Modifications
How to Build a Scrambler Motorcycle with 5 Easy Modifications

You could buy a brand-new scrambler-style motorcycle off a showroom floor or keep in the spirit and easily build your own.

The 12 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Car Lover
The 12 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Car Lover

A complete car wash kit, classic drivers' sunglasses, in-car camera tech and more.

The Gear You Need to Breathe New Life Into a Vintage Stereo
The Gear You Need to Breathe New Life Into a Vintage Stereo

Maybe it was a hand-me-down, maybe it was a spur-of-the-moment eBay grab. Whatever the case, you’ve suddenly found yourself the proud new owner of a sweet vintage stereo. Here's what you need to get it...

The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America
The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America

Your guide to the absolute best coffee roasters in America, as chosen by a panel of five coffee industry experts.

Why You Should Be Using a Foam Roller — and Which One to Buy
Why You Should Be Using a Foam Roller — and Which One to Buy

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to incorporate them into your fitness and recovery routine.

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