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November 27, 2018 Briefings By

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Premium jeans often have prohibitively expensive price tags. Thankfully, direct-to-consumer brand Mott & Bow offers quality jeans for a fraction of the price of competitors. It sources denim from mills in Turkey and Italy and offers three fits: skinny, slim and straight. The lightweight denim comes in a variety of colorways and includes a small percentage of elastane for comfort. If you’re unsure of your size, take advantage of the home try-on program which allows you to pick a second size. Try both pairs on at home and use a prepaid label to send the unwanted size back — it makes shopping a new brand incredibly easy. And with an extended Cyber Monday sale running until this Wednesday, Nov. 28, you can still take advantage of deals like 25 percent off site-wide, 30 percent off orders of $200 or more and 35 percent off orders of $300 or more.

Use code CYBERMONDAY18 to take advantage of these Mott & Bow deals until Wednesday, Nov. 28.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Take Home a $400 Yeti Cooler for Free
Take Home a $400 Yeti Cooler for Free

We're giving away one of the best coolers of 2018 and 100 issues of our newest magazine to 101 lucky readers. Will you be one?

Not All Hiking Boots Should Be Worn in the City
Not All Hiking Boots Should Be Worn in the City

Unlike shoes and boots created for scaling mountains, Fronteer's outdoor-inspired footwear is designed to wear in cities.

This Mini Multitool Claims to Be the World’s Smallest
This Mini Multitool Claims to Be the World’s Smallest

This EDC is less than one inch and does everything you need.

The Honda CRF450L Rally Is Too Good to Just Be a Concept
The Honda CRF450L Rally Is Too Good to Just Be a Concept

The CRF450L Rally, inspired by the Dakar race bike, would be easier to live with day-to-day but Honda will need to make a few changes.

It Took a Knife Company to Make a Pen This Pretty
It Took a Knife Company to Make a Pen This Pretty

The latest project from the maker of some of our favorite pocket knives is a writing utensil that's sure to impress.

Meet Nécessaire, the Body Care Line that Treats Showering Like Sex
Meet Nécessaire, the Body Care Line that Treats Showering Like Sex

This new line of body wash, lotion and personal lubricant, treats skincare and having sex in the same refreshing breath.

The Most Popular Mechanical Keyboard of the Decade Gets a Small But Welcome Upgrade
The Most Popular Mechanical Keyboard of the Decade Gets a Small But Welcome Upgrade

By and large, mechanical keyboards are clicky and loud. Razer's new mechanical keyboard isn't,

The New Rivian R1T Truck Is A Direct Challenge to Land Rover
The New Rivian R1T Truck Is A Direct Challenge to Land Rover

Supposedly, it drives like a Corvette on-road and romps like a Wrangler off-road and is more practical than a Subaru.

This Solar-Powered Watch is Made from 85% Reclaimed Materials
This Solar-Powered Watch is Made from 85% Reclaimed Materials

The SWII from One Eleven Watches is made from recycled water bottles and castor bean oil byproduct -- and it's perfect for the outdoors.


Fresh Deals


Giving Tuesday Sale
Give Back If you haven’t had enough of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, don’t fret, there’s still a chance for you to save and give. Today is Giving Tuesday, which means you can shop and feel good about spending your money. These stores are each offering unique deals and donation options so you can feel good about spending money. — Meg Lappe


Alternative Apparel Challenger Eco Hoodie
Save 63%: If you want a hoodie that is insanely soft, eco-friendly and good looking, check out the Challenger Eco Hoodie from Alternative Apparel. Made from a blend of recycled polyester and organic cotton, it is now just $20 at Nordstrom Rack — that’s savings of 63 percent. — John Zientek


Kennedy Manufacturing Toolbox
Save $74 Kennedy Manufacturing is a very serious maker of toolboxes. Its founders — Charles and Howard Kennedy — invented metal toolboxes. One-hundred-and-seven years ago, the brothers weren’t the first to make them in America or the first to use some specific type of metal, they were the first to make a metal toolbox.
And, as it turns out, the first ever metal toolbox is still considered one of the best ever. Since the invention, the Kennedy brothers’ metal toolboxes and storage equipment has garnered popularity in the machinist and shop manager community for the use of heavy 20-gauge steel and attention to details like tool cushioning, elimination of sharp edges and movable section dividers. Also, just as they were when first sold, the Kennedy Toolboxes are guaranteed for life. This is a legitimately badass toolbox. Or, in the words of one Amazon reviewer, “This Toolbox is a work of art.”
Today the company’s 22-inch cantilever toolbox is $74 off on Amazon. It comes with tool dividers, classic vinyl interior cushioning and is made completely in the US.


Audio-Technica LP120 Turntable
Save $69 (23%): Even though it’s a few years old, the Audio-Technica LP120 is still a solid entry-level turntable for anybody looking to breath new life in their old records. It comes with a built-in preamp, so all you need is to pair it with some passive or powered bookshelf speakers. (You’ll need some records too, of course!) It plays quietly, so you don’t need to worry about a loud motor interfering with your tunes. And the LP120 has an old-school look to it, not too dissimilar to the classic Technics SL-1200MK2, which many vinyl enthusiasts will love. The other convenient thing about the LP120 is that its a USB record player, meaning it can digitize your LPs. This way, in the case that you aren’t near you turntable, you can still listen to the same high-quality audio if you’re on your phone or on your computer.

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Wolverine Boots
Save up to 61%:If you’ve been meaning to invest in a new pair of boots but haven’t found the right pair, Nordstrom Rack is currently making a compelling case for Wolverine. The retailer is now offering well over 50 percent on a bunch of boots from the Michigan-based brand. Choose from American-made lace-up and Chelsea styles including the iconic 1000 Mile Evans boot and the go-anywhere 1000 Mile Cromwell Chelsea boot. Many sizes are currently available, but with discounts up to 61 percent, they won’t be for long. — John Zientek


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