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For the Love of Your Joints

The 14 Best Office Chairs of 2018

Everything you need to know to find an office chair best suited to your needs, including ergonomics, price, aesthetics and features.

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Stylus

The Best Pens for Your EDC

There's an endless selection of pens available, ranging in price from a few cents to more $1,000. From thrifty to swanky, these are the best.

Does Forced Collaboration Work?

How the Coworking Trend Is Reinventing the Office

There was only one shared workspace in America in 2005. In 2013, there were 781. We asked two brothers who are leading the movement what makes shared spaces so compelling.

You're a Business, Man

12 Essentials for the Daily Grind

Fall is officially here and it's time to get after it. Arm yourself with the right tools for success.

The Office Issue
The Write Way

When Email Isn’t Enough, 5 Great Stationers for Communicating with Style

Amid a sea of email and impersonal texts, a finely engraved card or handwritten note packs a punch now more than ever. Keep the content sincere, simple, and captivating, and spend a little time and money on quality stationery, and you can call yourself a true man of letters.

Buying Guide
It's a Table With Stuff On It...

The Desks Of Gear Patrol

Some desks at Gear Patrol are dirty, some are disorganized and some are perfectly manicured. All of them showcase at least a small part of who we are and what we're passionate about.

Can a week of standing save you from a lifetime of sitting?

Learning to Work Standing Up

Should we all be working at stand-up desks? A GP correspondent reports on his week spent afoot.

Make those Dogs Bark

Stand-Up Guy: 5 Best Standing Desks

Standing desks allow you to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the workday, keeping your body moving, your metabolism up and your mind focused. As they become more mainstream, their looks are improving and functionality is increasing. These five will help you take control of your work space and your health.

Buying Guide
Get to Work

Wood, White and Worked All Over: 10 Modern Desks

A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most intimate piece of furniture in the house -- it’s where one is most fully alone, and where, tethered to an often unassuming 50 square feet, a man can finally get down to business. That’s why finding the right desk is so important. Fortunately, plenty of bespoke furniture makers sell gorgeous, modern workspace options. We’ve narrowed down the field with this list of great contemporary desks at a variety of sizes, styles and prices.

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The Desk Warrior's Best Friend

Steelcase Gesture Chair

Touch screen interfaces are verging on honorary appendages, and our daily physicality has evolved as a result. Nowadays, we're Strunching. The Gesture chair by Steelcase is purpose-designed to support all of nine new Steelcase-coined postures (like the "Strunch" and the "Smart Lean"), which are the result of a global study on how the body behaves when interacting with modern technology.

Old School, High Quality, No BS

Owen & Fred

In the constant pursuit of a high-quality, stylish lifestyle, it's understandable that we men may stray from the path a time or two -- a truck stop frozen burrito here, a discount-grade pair of white socks there. Most times, though, we regret purchasing shoddy products. Owen & Fred, The Store For Men is a response to just such disappointing gimmickry, providing the superbly crafted choice for everything from dopp kits to ties to kitchen accessories and all the rest.

Time Bomb.

Crouse-Hinds Explosion-Proof Wall Clock

Your home or office may not be a hazardous environment, but that shouldn’t stop you from hanging a vintage explosion-proof clock ($1,200) from the Crouse-Hinds Company on your wall. Designed with heavily insulated components to make it safe for use in volatile environments such as mines, paint factories, and grain processing plants, this 40-pound clock...

Time to print some rocks

Papercruiser Foldable PDF Models

Ah, those childhood days when you turned your parents' kitchen table into your Revell model building station. But now you've got a job, and your own kids, who care more about their smartphones than about creating fine small-scale automotive replicas. Do yourself a favor and take back your inner maker with Papercruiser foldable PDF models ($3-$7).

Your drawers are on fire

e15 MARTOUB Drawer Humidor

Ah, the advantages of having your own home office. No micromanager looking over your shoulder, plus you can take conference calls in your pajamas and enjoy a relaxing post-lunch cigar break. No need to step outside of your cozy cubicle, either. Just crack open the e15 SB12 MARTOUB drawer humidor, where your Havanas can be...

12 gifts for the handyman

12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

You lean on him all year-round to assist, assemble and install everything from kitchen cabinetry to those amazing Patagonian rosewood floors you love so much. He tirelessly tackles the disparate demands of Honey-Do lists and familial fixes without so much as a peep. And yet, of all the men featured in our 12 Guys of...

Gift Guide
Retro receptacle

Retro Bureau

Designed and crafted by ze Germans using aluminum and steel, the Retro Bureau by Wharfside ($4,500+) is a small office solution for OCD neat freaks and hue-happy hipsters alike. Inspired by the colorful and innovative designs of the last century, Retro’s made-to-order creation has the look and feel of a Cupertino-commissioned clamshell and comes in...

Trump Card

Design Spotlight: MOO NFC Business Cards

The humble business card is an antiquated yet necessary tool of business communication. Their simple swapping is a time honored tradition the world over, and not a form of etiquette that is likely to disappear. But in today’s digital world, taking the time to transfer those vitals to a useful place seems downright tedious. MOO...

Out of sight, out of mind

Torino Desk Table

Ah, the messy desk. It’s the stuff OCD nightmares are made of, single-handily ruining even the best interior designer’s work with one stray pen. You can continue to kid yourself about getting more organized, or simply swap in the Torino Desk Table ($500) by CB2 and hide your disheveled ways with ease. The lacquered white...

At your service

Poppin Ping Pong Conference Table

The startup vibe has officially infected America, and as such, no company can possibly hope to attract the top talent of today’s tweet-crazed youth without a proper funland work environment. We all know that ideal millennial bait includes Wiis, chocolate fountains, ironic neon signs, scalp massagers and other office nonsense that gathers dust inside those...

Put it in a cork

Officeoriginair Table Island

You do the pocket dump every day after work… keys, wallet, smartphone, coins, sunglasses, knife, watch, etc. And somehow, they all end up in different places causing you to scramble the next morning. Well, you can park your precious EDC in the simple but ingenious Office Originair Table Island (~$49), which doesn’t just house your...

Writes any wrong

Tuff-Writer Frontline Pen

The Tuff-Writer Frontline ($96) pen fits nicely with any survival EDC with its ability to write anywhere, in any condition. A hermetically sealed thixotropic ink cartridge that’s pressurized to 35 psi, ensures this Excalibolígrafo will write at altitudes of up to 12,000 feet. It’s also functional in temperatures ranging from negative 35–250° F, meaning you...

Save yourself some pain in the ass

Focal Locus Workstation

Henry David Thoreau, in his famous work Walking, writes that when he thinks of those who work indoors all day sitting, “as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon… they deserve some credit for not having committed suicide long ago.” Thoreau’s words don’t bode well for cubicle-dwellers...

Just as bright, without the white

IdeaPaint CLEAR

IdeaPaint, creators of the brilliant whiteboard-anywhere technology have now concocted a new iteration that looks even better: IdeaPaint CLEAR ($225+). Brace yourself, doodlers, because now you can turn any surface, of any color into a writing station. Specifically, CLEAR is a certified low-emission and LEED-compliant finish that goes over any interior paint (or wood) to...

Measure twice, write once

Cleo Skribent Messograf Caliper Pen

Although we’re Web guys at heart, there’s something to be said for a quality pen. And when that pen is crafted from chromium plated brass and includes a caliper ruler, standard ruler, thread scale and tire tread gauge, all the better. The German-made Cleo Skribent Messograf Caliper Pen ($28) combines form and function for a...

Fake it 'til you make it

Loft Resumes

For those who have spent any amount of time under the tutelage of a b-school prof, you know that, in their eyes, dressing up your resume is tantamount to suicide. However, it’s 2012 and the job market isn’t exactly ushering people in the front door. In today’s dog-eat-dog world, you’ve got to stand out, which...

Paperfection

Rhodia Meeting Book

Be it note pads, pocket notebooks, planners, etc., Rhodia not only produces some of the nicer writing materials you can get your hands on. Each one filled with heavyweight paper that’s a pleasure to write on, and more importantly provides the hated “bleed through”, a mortal sin in our fountain pen loving minds. And while...

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