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November 15, 2018 Briefings By

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No one wants to sacrifice form for function’s sake — especially when it comes to footwear. But you can get a great pair of shoes that look great and feature technically advanced materials and details. Johnston & Murphy proves this with its XC4 Prentiss Plain Toe, a shoe that offers sleek athletic style with an upper cut from super-soft waterproof leather or high-performance knit. This gives the sneakers an elevated look fit for the office and the ability to keep your feet dry and comfortable. A neoprene stretch bootie lining further ensures water won’t ever reach your socks. The contrast EVA mid-sole enhances the cushioning, making it easier to spend time on your feet. For a better-looking take on a waterproof shoe, give the XC4 Prentiss Plain Toe consideration.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Unique Japanese Brand Just Made Its U.S. Debut
This Unique Japanese Brand Just Made Its U.S. Debut

A handmade collection inspired by textiles from around the world.

Get Set for Winter Running with Ciele’s New Cold Weather Line
Get Set for Winter Running with Ciele’s New Cold Weather Line

Whether your run streak starts now or you're looking to set a new record, don't let the cold stop you.

The Tudor Glamour Double Date Brings Tool Watch Functionality to the Dress Watch
The Tudor Glamour Double Date Brings Tool Watch Functionality to the Dress Watch

The newest model from Tudor is available in a myriad of combinations and comes with a COSC-certified movement.


Fresh Deals

Tekto Gear makes a wide array of commendable knives. Its automatic blades are some of the sturdiest and best-looking around. One of the newest additions to its automatic category is the Torp. It has a 3.4-inch chrome steel blade that pairs with a splendid forest green aviation-grade aluminum handle for a prominent look. The Torp also features a tungsten glass breaker for added utility. The distinct Torp is certainly a welcome addition to the Tekto Gear offering.

Use the discount code GP20 for 20-percent off.

Note: Owning and carrying an automatic knife isn’t legal in every state due to the Federal Switchblade Act. You can check how the law works in your state here.


Nelson Rigg CL-1060-BP Commuter Sport Backpack
Save 50%: Very few backpacks can say they “have it all” when it comes to space, utility and durability.
If the Nelson Rigg CL-1060-BP Commuter Sport Backpack can’t make that claim then no one can. Equipped with a 16-liter capacity, integrated helmet holder, hydration pack compartment, separate camera pouch, a tablet and laptop sleeve, dedicated media player or smartphone pocket and lockable zippers. Almost everything you need for your commute and the day ahead has a space in the Nelson Rigg Commuter Sport. — Bryan Campbell



Belstaff’s Private Sale
Save 40%: If you’re in need of a sharp new coat for fall, don’t miss Belstaff’s Private Sale. Right now, you can save 40 percent on leather coats, waxed cotton jackets and quilted layers that will keep you warm until winter’s worst calls for the heaviest layers in your closet. — Justin Fenner


Opinel Slim Line No. 10 Bubinga Pocket Knife
Save 40%: Time and time again, pocket knives from Opinel continue to impress. Between landing on our Best EDC Folding Knives list and just generally being a knife some of us can’t live without, the Opinel Slimline is undoubtedly a benchmark in utility and minimalist, straightforward design. Do yourself a favor and pick up the No. 10 Bubinga for 20% off, today and see what we’re all raving about. — Bryan Campbell


Revolutionary New Gear for Winter Is on Sale Right Now
Save 20%: Moosejaw is offering 20 percent off some of the best new winter products that just became available only weeks ago, from Salomon’s new ski binding to Patagonia’s lightest synthetic insulation jacket. — Tanner Bowden


LG 4K OLED TV
Save $1,097: Whether you’re interested in an OLED TV or you just want a good and affordable TV – this checks both those boxes. B&H is offering a 55-inch C8PUA for just $1,400 when you enter the code LGDAY at checkout. The 55-inch C8PUA was originally going for $2,497, but the price was dropped to $1,697 in the last month or so. However, now that you can get another ~$300 off at B&H with that code, this OLED is almost the same price as LG’s still-really-nice LCD TVs. And that’s pretty ridiculous.

Note: LG notoriously makes the best OLED TVs and the C8PUA is one of its best – both CNET and Rtings.com gave it glowing reviews.


Casio AE1200WH World-Multifunction
Save 40%: I was on the hunt for an affordable watch I could beat the shit out of, still depend on it to tell me the time and not get heartbroken if it bit the dust. In my search, I came across the Casio AE1200WH World Multifunction. It’s above and beyond what I was looking for, but it’s exactly what I need. And for $15, how do you turn it down? — Bryan Campbell



Bonobos Is Giving Us a Little Extra
Save an additional 30% on final sale items If you’re still shopping for fall essentials, don’t miss Bonobos’ current sale. The menswear retailer is currently offering 30 percent off some of its most desirable sale pieces, like warm flannel shirts, cotton-cashmere quarter zips, jeans and leather accessories. All you have to do to take advantage of the sale is enter the code SUPERSALE when you check out.— Justin Fenner


ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
Save 20% The ChefAlarm has an extra-long cable (47 inches), a 6-inch probe and does not have the typical weak points we’ve seen in other probe thermometers. Its got magnets on the back to stay put on your oven door, adjustable volume settings (because it was designed for professional kitchen use, it gets very loud), screen brightness dampers and is the only probe thermometer we’ve tested that can be calibrated. More importantly, it’s also the most consistently accurate temperature reader we’ve tried.

Using it is pretty simple: input a desired internal temperature, insert the probe deep into the turkey breast or thigh and close oven on the cable with ChefAlarm’s body on the countertop. When the bird is nearing your desired temperature, it’ll alert you, and alert you again once it’s reached peak doneness. Probe thermometers (ones that you leave in the meat during cooking) are essential for cooking larger meats, as ovens can drop 50 to 75 degrees with a single opening of the oven door.

The ThermoWorks ChefAlarm is a modest $13 off today, and if ordered today should arrive by Turkey Day.


Champion Reverse Weave Classic Hoodie
Save 30%:Since the early 1900s, New York athletic brand Champion has been making some of the best basics on the market. But like many great 20th century brands, it began producing cheaper versions of its iconic sweats overseas in the last decades of the century. Instead of discarding its rich heritage, Champion revived its signature reverse weave fabric for a range of well-made hoodies. The design features a loopback interior, a drawstring hood and a front kangaroo pocket — just the essentials. So if you’re willing to spend a bit more for a better hoodie, head over to End today. This classic style is now 30 percent off and costs just under $70. — John Zientek


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