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Today in Gear: Tracksmith’s New Running Sunglasses, J. Crew’s Simplified Denim Collection and More


August 17, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Tracksmith’s New Running Sunglasses Combine Performance and Aesthetics
Tracksmith’s New Running Sunglasses Combine Performance and Aesthetics

The Charles sunglasses are the complete running package.

This May Be the Prettiest EDC Flashlight We’ve Ever Seen
This May Be the Prettiest EDC Flashlight We’ve Ever Seen

Sometimes, the best things really do come in small packages.

Everything You Need to Know About J.Crew’s New Jeans
Everything You Need to Know About J.Crew’s New Jeans

Premium Japanese denim, a touch of stretch, and eight fresh new washes.

This Elegant, Leather Wireless Charger Is Also a Valet Tray
This Elegant, Leather Wireless Charger Is Also a Valet Tray

It's made of premium pebble-grain Italian leather and high-grade aluminum alloy.


Fresh Deals



Buy Now, Wear Later
Save 25% on fall staples from Levi’s Fall is right around the corner, and with a new season’s weather comes the need for different clothes. Which is why we’re so grateful for Levi’s current 25 percent off deal on fall essentials, like the brand’s jeans, long-sleeved shirts, and some jackets. Just be sure to add the code FALL25 when you checkout.— Justin Fenner


Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph
Save $30:Plenty of watches that aren’t the Omega Speedy have been worn into space — we’ve even written a cool roundup of our favorites. And one of the coolest space watches of all was the Bulova chronograph that served as a backup when Dave Scott’s NASA-issued Speedy broke during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. The Bulova kept perfect time throughout that mission and lived on to fetch over $1.6 million at auction in 2015. The brand’s Accutron technology, memorialized in one of my favorite Mad Men scenes of all time, was also used in the instrument panels of spacecraft flown through the 1960s and 70s. Needless to say, the Accutron tech has proved its worth.

This iteration of the watch is sold straight from Bulova for $650, with the steel bracelet option going for $695, making the $295 Amazon price tag a truly over-the-moon value. — Andy Frakes


Winter Jacket, Summer Price
Save 50% Winter, as the kids say, is coming. And strangely enough, one of the best times to buy a winter-weight jacket is right at the tail end of summer. Right now, Uniqlo is discounting its amazing Ultra Light Down parka to $39.90 from an original price of $79.90 — that’s savings of 50 percent. The jackets are warm, lightweight and packable, making them easy to stow away until you’re actually ready to wear them. But act fast. A deal like this won’t last long.— Justin Fenner


Mühle Glashütte Terrasport IV GMT Automatic Watch
Save 42%: Mühle Glashütte makes some badass watches for badass professionals, like the German Navy Sea Battalion — their timepieces are all business, and combine military and tool watch-inspired ruggedness with sleek German design. Their Terrasport IV GMT is a 42mm watch that utilizes the Swiss Sellita SW330-1 automatic GMT movement and an uncluttered black dial to allow you to track a second time zone, and right now on Massdrop you can nab one for $1400, a full $1000 off the MSRP of $2400. Hurry, though — there are only 12 of these available at this price. — Andy Frakes


Design Within Reach Living Room Sale
Save 15%>Design Within Reach has as much in common with a museum as it does a furniture outlet, its collection of game-changing home goods is that tightly curated. So when it carves 15 percent off the asking price for more than 200 bonafide classics, as has happened with DWR’s Living Room Sale, it’s worth paying attention. It may seem expensive, but this is the furniture design that all contemporary furniture is derived from. Some of our favorites below — the sale runs through the weekend. — Will Price


Patagonia Apparel and Equipment
Save 30%: August has turned out to be the month of the Patagonia sale. Not only has the brand itself launched discounts on a massive selection of apparel and equipment, but online retailers including Backcountry and Mountain Steels have also marked down their collections of gear from the California company. Huckberry is the latest to join that list, offering items like the classic Baggies shorts to the travel-ready Black Hole backpack for 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

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Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet
Save 45%>Lodge’s American-made cast-iron cookware is reliable, plenty effective and, best of all, incredibly affordable. Its been turning out skillets, fryers, dutch ovens and grill pans from its South Pittsburg, Tennessee factory for more than 120 years, and it’s the defacto entry-level cast iron. The 8-inch skillet is sized perfectly for the bachelor (cooking for one), and fits a large steak, plenty of fried eggs or a decent helping of cornbread. It’s also lighter (just over 3 pounds), takes up less cabinet space and is almost half off right now. Just saying. — Will Price


Burton Family Tree Cheetah Snowboard
Save $200+: Burton makes some of the top-performing snowboards out there. Athletes like Kimmy Fasani, Shaun White and Chloe Kim are just a few names on the roster. The Burton Family Tree Cheetah Snowboard is part of the experimental line that it creates for its professional athletes, that are also available to the public. Today, you can pick up one of the most coveted snowboards of 2018 for $200 off. Thanks to Paragon’s summer sale, the Cheetah board is down from $750 to just $525. — Meg Lappe


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Kickstart Your Vintage Watch Habit With These Three Affordable Pieces
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The 12 Best Sweat-Wicking Running Shirts Right Now
The 12 Best Sweat-Wicking Running Shirts Right Now

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Vivoactive 3 Music Review: A New Fitness Watch With Impressive Features
Vivoactive 3 Music Review: A New Fitness Watch With Impressive Features

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Meet the Most Important Craft Distillers You Haven’t Heard Of… Yet
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Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Review: The World Time Watch Gets Reinvented
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Review: The World Time Watch Gets Reinvented

The historically complex complication gets a lower price and a more user-friendly package.

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