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October 10, 2018 Briefings By

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Oris Recycled Polymer Watch Straps
Our dependency on plastic is having major consequences for the planet. Great strides are being made to combat this dependency, but it’s the small items that you might not consider even use plastic that can cause the biggest environmental impact. To aid in the fight, Swiss watchmaker Oris recently developed a watch strap made from recycled plastic to help do its own part in cutting down on consumption.

The strap is a material called r-Radyarn, which is made from post-consumer recycled polymers. Utilizing an existing material and removing the need for consuming further natural resources, Oris paired this innovative strap with its tried-and-true Divers Sixty-Five for a one-of-a-kind watch that looks good and does good for the planet, too.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Get the Toughest Truck in the World for Just Under $7,000
Get the Toughest Truck in the World for Just Under $7,000

As far as long-term investments go, you can't beat a Toyota 4x4 Pickup for under $6,800.

Want an Affordable Custom Ultralight Backpack? Here’s Your Answer
Want an Affordable Custom Ultralight Backpack? Here’s Your Answer

Based in Michigan, Superior Wilderness Designs crafts custom, made-to-order hiking backpacks that won't break the bank.

These New Kicks from Pendleton and Nike Are Perfect for Fall
These New Kicks from Pendleton and Nike Are Perfect for Fall

This fresh collaboration blends the comfort and style of Nikes with the iconic earth tones and patterns from Pendleton.

How to Make the New Pixel’s Amazing Camera Even Better
How to Make the New Pixel’s Amazing Camera Even Better

If you buy any of Moment's smartphone accessories through the Moment app and by Friday, October 12 – you get 20-percent off.

These New Shorts from Outdoor Voices Are Perfect for Running, the Gym or Around Town
These New Shorts from Outdoor Voices Are Perfect for Running, the Gym or Around Town

Our team would practically live in Outdoor Voices if they could. We can't wait to get our hands on these shorts.

Breville Is Making a “Wood-Fired” Pizza Oven That Can Fit on Your Countertop
Breville Is Making a “Wood-Fired” Pizza Oven That Can Fit on Your Countertop

Breville's products typically go the extra couple of inches other brands don't. Its new pizza oven is no different.

This Is the Jacket That Fighter Pilots Would’ve Wanted
This Is the Jacket That Fighter Pilots Would’ve Wanted

Mission Workshop updated the classic bomber jacket, a style once worn by Navy and Air Force pilots, with highly-technical materials normally found in outdoor gear.


Fresh Deals


Inventery Mechanical Pens
A trusty desk pen is a must-have for any workspace. You want one that feels solid in the hand, has a smooth click and brings gratification when put to paper. And a pen that special should be displayed, not hidden away in a desk drawer. With Inventery’s Mechanical Pen you can do just thanks to its sleek Pen Stand.

The Mechanical Pen is precision machined from a single brass rod for a unibody construction and comes outfitted with a silent, all-brass click mechanism by Schmidt. The Pen Stand is a weighted fixture built out of solid stock brass – an essential pairing to bring desk refinement to any workspace.

Receive a 25% discount when you use the code GP25.



Vitamix Aer Disc Container
Save $30: Today, the Aer Disc Container is on sale for the first time since its release this summer — $30 off its regular $145 asking price. If you don’t have a Vitamix and are interested, check out the manufacturer-refurbished E310 blenders. They’re significantly more affordable than new models, though with a weaker warranty (three years). — Will Price


Alden Slip-On Chukkas
Save 25%: Founded in 1884, Massachusetts-based Alden Shoe Company makes some of the best dress shoes and boots in America. The brand relies on time-honored manufacturing and the highest quality leathers to maintain its strict standards. Because of this, you’ll rarely see a pair of Alden shoes or boots on sale. Luckily for you, this is one of those uncommon instances.

Now at Need Supply, you can save 25 percent on the brand’s Slip-On Chukka Boot. The style features a heel pull tab, Goodyear welt construction, interior elastic goring and a double oak leather outsole. Available in natural Chromexcel leather, black suede and Sahara Tan kid leather, the style now costs $420 — that’s savings of $140. — John Zientek


Bell Eliminator Helmet
Save $70: Rarely do the styles of autoracing and motorcycles cross-pollinate but Bell made an exception when designing the new Eliminator helmet. Taking inspiration from the golden age of motorsport, the Eliminator doesn’t have any fancy vents or aerodynamic fins — just a pillbox opening and ‘speed holes’ for ventilation. The old-school styling does hide the fact that it’s DOT and ECE rated and can be fitted with aftermarket speakers, but that doesn’t hold back the badassery. Nor does the fact you can save $70 when you pre-order the Eliminator today.— Bryan Campbell



The Telegraph Jacket From Taylor Stitch
Save 40%: The lightweight layer is just as easy to wear with chinos and jeans as it is with a pair of the brand’s coordinating trousers, which are also on sale right now.— Justin Fenner


New Balance for J.Crew 520 Sneakers
Save 50%: When Frank Muytjens, former head of menswear design at J.Crew, visited Tokyo in 2009, he was impressed with New Balance’s presence. They weren’t just in athletic stores. They were in forward-thinking menswear stores and small boutiques. They were offered in unique colorways that were geared more towards daily style than gym-wear. In particular, a pair of all-suede basil-green 1400s caught his eye, but he couldn’t make the purchase because the Japan-exclusive style didn’t come in his size. After this experience, Muytjens initiated the first collaboration between New Balance and J.Crew in 2010.

Now, the tonal khaki version is half off and only costs $50. It’s available in sizes 8 to 11 while supplies last, so if you like the silhouette, don’t wait — it’s practically a steal.
— John Zientek



Shade for Sale
Save over 50% on these classic Ray Bans: For anyone wanting a slight update to one of the most iconic eyewear designs in history, these shades from Ray-Ban are more than a good deal. This specific model a lightweight and flexible feel when worn, plus a slightly more rounded profile than the original Wayfarer design.— Andy Frakes




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