September 26, 2019

Today in Gear: The New Bell & Ross Squares the Circle, a Stunning Custom Electric Motorcycle & More


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BR05 from Bell & Ross is the beginning of something new for the brand. Already known for its square and circular watch designs, the BR05 brings the two together. The lines of the BR05 combine the classic round shape of a watch and the square iconic shape of Bell & Ross. The result is something sleek and urban that you won’t see anywhere else. Its 40mm case, integrated bracelet and satin finish make it ideal for life in the city while still maintaining its rugged credentials. The BR05 Gold is also unique in another way for Bell & Ross. This elevated and metropolitan watch is the brand’s first completely gold offering — solidifying the BR05’s place as a new frontier for the company. Crafted from 18ct rose gold, this BR05 will be sure to catch a few eyes with its shimmer.

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Fresh Deals

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Topo Designs Klettersack
Save $57: The Klettersack is one of Topo Designs’ original backpacks. It’s also one of its best, sporting plenty of trail capability but remaining appropriate for daily use around town. The fact that its staying power has proven true over the years is remarkable, considering Jedd Rose started Topo Designs by sewing together bags in a basement. Now, the Klettersack is one of the bags in the brand’s collection that reappears every season in different colors and fabrics but with few changes to its overall design. Right now, you can pick up a version made of lightweight 200-denier ripstop for 30 percent off — a savings of $57 — at Huckberry. — Tanner Bowden

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Garrett Leight Aviator Sunglasses
Save 78%: If you already have some classic shades and are looking for something new to compliment them, head over to Nordstrom Rack. Currently, you can pick up a pair of California-cool sunglasses for 84 percent off. Get a pair of $365 Garrett Leight California Optical aviator shades for just 80 bucks.

The classic style has a metal frame, acetate temple tips and tinted lenses. If you like the silhouettes, act fast — it’s hard to beat these deals. — John Zientek

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Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Sneakers
Save $116: If you’re looking for a wildly cool sneaker, head over to End today. Currently, you can pick up a pair of Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima sneakers on sale. The style features a Climacool Primeknit upper with Missoni’s iconic space-dying pattern, a sock-like collar and a co-branded tongue tag. And for additional visual interest, it has a mismatched 3-Stripes medial cage.

Function doesn’t suffer and the style has a knit heel cup, Torsion System, Boost midsole and Continental rubber outsole. Available in sizes 7 to 12, the silhouette comes in three colors and is now $116 cheaper than list price. So if you’re in the market for a new sneaker, don’t sleep on this — sizes will sell quickly. — John Zientek

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Lucchese Western Boots
Save 36%: Founded in 1883, Lucchese makes some of the finest boots in America. Originally based in San Antonio, the company moved to its current headquarters in El Paso in 1987. The brand has since outsourced some of its entry-level production to Mexico, but it still makes a range of top-tier boots in America. Shoppers new to Lucchese should note that the high prices rightly reflect the quality materials and domestic craftsmanship.

If you’ve been jonesing for a pair of Lucchese boots but haven’t wanted to pay list price, head over to Zappos. You can save up to 36 percent on a range of American-made cowboy boots. There are plenty of sizes and colors available, so browse the selection and see what catches your eye — it’s hard to beat the quality and finishing of Lucchese boots. — John Zientek


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