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August 20, 2018 Briefings By

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Mott & Bow Driggs Tee Shirts
The foundation of any well-rounded wardrobe starts with staples you can depend on day in and day out. And it doesn’t get much better than the Driggs t-shirt from Mott & Bow.

Made in Peru from 100-percent combed cotton, the Driggs is comfy, lightweight and preshrunk for that just-right slim fit. It’s also available in a multitude of colors and comes in either crew or v-neck. As with Mott & Bow’s jeans, the Driggs won’t break the bank like some comparable designer products — both t-shirt styles start at $30 — which means you can stock up and employ them at will.


New & Noteworthy Releases

These Weighted Blankets Could Unlock a Better Night’s Sleep
These Weighted Blankets Could Unlock a Better Night’s Sleep

The Gravis Weighted Blanket from Montage offers luxury at an affordable price.

One of Our Favorite Affordable Furniture Brands Released a Couch That’s Perfect for City Dwellers
One of Our Favorite Affordable Furniture Brands Released a Couch That’s Perfect for City Dwellers

Floyd's American-made sofa arrives at your door within a day and ships for free.

The 20 Best Selling Cars and Trucks in America This Year
The 20 Best Selling Cars and Trucks in America This Year

This year has been a long, strange trip peppered with unpredictability, but if there's one thing we all could've called it's that trucks and crossovers continue to dominate the market.

Bowers & Wilkins’ Stunning Entry-Level Speakers Are Enticingly Affordable
Bowers & Wilkins’ Stunning Entry-Level Speakers Are Enticingly Affordable

It's the perfect budget home theater starter kit for audiophiles

For Just $3.5 Million, Aston Martin Will Make Rich People a Brand-New ‘Goldfinger’ DB5
For Just $3.5 Million, Aston Martin Will Make Rich People a Brand-New ‘Goldfinger’ DB5

It'll come replete with most of Q Branch's original gadgets – with some glaring caveats.

Finally, a Pair of Sustainable Sneakers That Actually Look Good
Finally, a Pair of Sustainable Sneakers That Actually Look Good

Made from corn, we'd actually wear these sustainable sneakers.

Jaguar and Land Rover Made It Easier for American Enthusiasts to Get a Factory-Fresh Classic
Jaguar and Land Rover Made It Easier for American Enthusiasts to Get a Factory-Fresh Classic

Want a classic Range Rover of E-Type? Of course you do.

These Ultralight Smoking Devices Are Perfect for Adventure
These Ultralight Smoking Devices Are Perfect for Adventure

When a well-known bike maker experimented with titanium welding he created a new product: ultralight pipes that are perfect for the outdoors.

The Wrangler in This Awesome Super Bowl Ad Was Almost Bone Stock
The Wrangler in This Awesome Super Bowl Ad Was Almost Bone Stock

I'll be damned if that wasn't basically a showroom-to-river Wrangler.

Vitamix Just Designed the Ultimate Accessory for Your Home Coffee Bar
Vitamix Just Designed the Ultimate Accessory for Your Home Coffee Bar

Vitamix's new-ish blend container had a low-key rollout, but it may be the best way to make real whiskey sours for a crowd out there.

Worn & Wound’s New Online Store Is A One-Stop Shop
Worn & Wound’s New Online Store Is A One-Stop Shop

Looking for a microband watch or great accessories but don't know where to begin your search? This is the place to go.

You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers
You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers

You don't need a massive SUV to tow these lightweight trailers from the new brand TetonX. Starting at 700lbs, all you need is a small car and a sense of adventure.

These Military-Inspired Canvas Straps Are the Perfect Watch Accessory
These Military-Inspired Canvas Straps Are the Perfect Watch Accessory

Four hard-wearing straps based on colors used in the U.S. Military.

Danner Just Brought Mountain Vibes to the Chelsea Boot
Danner Just Brought Mountain Vibes to the Chelsea Boot

Danner's newest boot is the Mountain 600 Chelsea, a versatile slip-on that's durable, stylish and ready for adventure.


Fresh Deals


Slim Card Cases on Sale
Save 20% or More Considering how little paper most guys actually need to have on them these days, it makes sense that a card case has become the something of a new standard for the EDC. And right now at East Dane, there are a handful of them on sale, from brands like Hugo Boss, Tumi, Shinola and more. — Justin Fenner


Apple 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (mid-2017)
Save $400:If you’re looking for a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, there are several models to choose from. You can still find some late-2016 models floating around sites like Amazon and eBay, but Apple doesn’t sell those anymore; that’s because, in summer 2017, Apple released upgraded models with newer Kaby Lake chipsets, newer graphics cards and faster SSD storage. Then there are the new MacBook Pros (w/ Touch Bar) ever in July 2018, which are super powerful and significantly more expensive. For most people, the “mid-2017” models with Touch Bar will be more sufficient, right now you can get a really good deal on one: B&H is selling a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (mid-2017) for $1,399, which is $400 off its normal price.


ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 Bookshelf Speakers
Save $50: For anybody building out a home vinyl setup or home theater system, and they’re on a budget, they’re going to want a solid pair of entry-level bookshelf speakers. Enter the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 bookshelf speakers. They sound accurate, with smooth and crisp highs, yet they still have punchy bass, thanks to each speaker’s 1-inch silk dome tweeter and 5.25-inch aramid-fiber woofer; Crutchfield says they’re “both easy on the wallet and a pleasure to listen to.” The speakers normally go for $250, but Amazon slashed $50 off of that today — it’s the lowest price that we’ve seen on these particular speakers.


J.Crew’s Flash Sale
Save 25% With just a hint of a reprieve from summer’s sweltering heat and humidity in the air today, we here at GPHQ are thinking about what we’re going to wear this fall. And the good people at J.Crew must be thinking about the season ahead, too. Today and tomorrow, they’re offering a flash sale on select new arrivals for fall that will let shoppers take 25 percent off their latest styles.— Justin Fenner

Today on Gear Patrol

The 9 Pieces of Gear Every Hiker Needs to Climb a Mountain According to an Expert
The 9 Pieces of Gear Every Hiker Needs to Climb a Mountain According to an Expert

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you're going to need proper gear to hike. Here are Melissa Arnot's picks.

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Quartz Watch
Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Quartz Watch

How quartz works, and the best watches you can buy that use the technology.

The Best Smart Thermostats: Which Is Right For Your Home?
The Best Smart Thermostats: Which Is Right For Your Home?

Here's what you need to know before buying your first smart thermostat.

Yeti’s Best Soft Cooler Is the Cheapest We’ve Seen It Since Prime Day
Yeti’s Best Soft Cooler Is the Cheapest We’ve Seen It Since Prime Day

The Hopper Two has an extended main zipper, granting easier access, while a thickened thermal-retention liner keeps stuff colder, longer.

This Is One of the Most Accurate Watches In the World and You’ve Probably Never Heard of It
This Is One of the Most Accurate Watches In the World and You’ve Probably Never Heard of It

For decades, the Citizen Chronomaster has lead the field of super-accurate quartz timepieces.

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