Monday, January 31, 2011

Frye - Arkansas Mid Lace boot

This work-inspired boot from Frye is reminiscent of the Red Wing Iron Ranger work boots but is offered in a color that simply cannot be matched. Not to mention, these check in just below $ 200.00. The Arkansas mid lace is also available in black, dark brown, and brown oiled suede.

As shown (cognac) - $ 198.oo

Available at

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Under Armour Scramjet Jacket

Featuring a goggle pocket, removable hood, jacket-to-pant interface, and a bad ass name, there shouldn't be any question as to what you wear during inclement weather.

As shown (rifle green) - $ 249.99

Available at U.S. Cavalry.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Magpul - iPhone Field Case

Magpul is typically associated with top of the line accessories for your assault rifle, why not trust them to protect your second-most prized possession. Designed and manufactured in the U.S., this case offers maximum protection at a minimum price. For those of you who run through cases like I do, this should be a much more suitable option. In addition to black, this model is available in flat dark earth, orange, and pink.

*Although this model is for the iPhone 3G/3GS, Magpul also offers a model that's compatible with the iPhone 4.

As shown (black) - $ 9.95

Available at Magpul.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Outlier - Keirin Cut Dungarees

The Keirin Cut Dungarees are a five pocket pant built for work, yet good looking enough to wear around town afterwards. Crafted from Outlier's doubleweave canvas and cut for cyclists, these pants promise to function throughout every aspect of your daily routine.

As shown ( indigo blue ) - $ 188.00

Available at Outlier.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rag & Bone - Gaston Work Jacket

Crafted from 100% extrafine merino wool, this work jacket is much more than it's competition. Well-crafted with attention to detail, this piece can be dressed up or down. And if those selling points aren't enough, it's made in the U.S.

As shown (green) - $ 360.00

Available at Rag & Bone.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Oakley - Tactical Six Hiking Boot

Oakley strikes again with the civilian version of this military-styled boot. This particular line was created for the Elite Special Forces with input from the U.S. Military. Similar to the Oakley S.I. Assault Boots worn by Christian Bale (John Connor) in Terminator Salvation, the Tactical Six all-terrain waterproof footwear can stand up to just about anything life can throw at you. For those of you with other color preferences, these are also available in chocolate and desert colors.

As shown (smooth black) - $ 107.20

Available on

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Barbour Polarquilt Waistcoat

Typically when "quilted" is used as a selling point it involves a completely different type of product. And although this jacket is soft & strong, it's purpose is to protect you in a different manner altogether. All joking aside, this vest is great when worn over a shirt or when zipped into several of Barbour's waxed cotton outerwear pieces for an extra layer of warmth.

As shown (olive) - $ 110.00

Available at Orvis.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Puma/AMQ - Scarred Street

Crafted through a collaboration between Puma and the late Alexander McQueen, these sneakers redefine the term, 'casual footwear'.

As shown (black/black) - $ 105.00 (sale)

Available through Puma's online store.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator lg. metal

Previously thought to be a requirement for highway patrolmen and loose cannons from the Zombie Squad, aviators are perfectly fine for you even if the most dangerous thing you do all day is venture down the block for coffee. Available in every combination imaginable, this is purchase that you won't soon regret... unlike trucker caps.

As shown (black/silver mirror) - $ 139.00

Available through Ray-Ban

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Breitling - Airwolf Raven

Since 1884 Breitling has been crafting instruments for professionals, in particular those in aviation. With this model, Airwolf Raven, the namesake intertwines the best helicopter ever, besides Blue Thunder, and one of the greatest works from Edgar Allan Poe. Think of it as a combination of the master of flight and the master of fright.*

As shown - $ 3000.00+

Additional info available here.

*Whether or not Jan-Michael Vincent had anything to do with the name of the watch is pure speculation.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Oakley - Polarized Inmate

As seen in the movie, The Book of Eli, these sunglasses offer your eyes the perfect amount of protection from the post apocalyptic environment.

As shown (lt. black/iridium) - $ 220.00

Available at Oakley.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Frost River - Old No. 7 pack

Hand-crafted in Duluth, Minnesota these packs feature water-resistant waxed canvas and brass buckle closures. This particular model also features an axe pocket... you know, just in case. Pack dimensions - 23"x 21"x 6".

As shown - $ 230.00

Available online here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Quality Mending Co. - lg. duffle

Available in a few select colors and measuring 13" x 24", these are perfect for travel.

As shown (khaki) - $ 178.00

Available online here.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nice Collective - l/s cartridge zip henley

"Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge." - Don Henley

Using a quote from a member of one of the most overrated bands to promote one of the most underrated brands might be slightly ironic, but much like putting a cotton band on a Rolex... somehow it just works.

As shown (oxblood) - $ 129.00

Available at Mortar.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Gorilla High boot

"The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot." - Irish proverb

Hand finished and crafted in the U.S., these leather lace up boots are just as tough as they are stylish.

As shown (dark brown) - $ 320.00

Available here.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Col. Littleton - No. 1 Grip

"Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend." - Jim Harrison
The grip, basically a small travel bag, was a personal item to be kept with you at all times and should contain the most important of possessions during your travels. Due to the personal nature of the bag it should convey the uniqueness of the individual. We couldn't agree more.
As shown - $ 695.00

Available here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bing Bang - Spike Key Fob

"Beware of the door with too many keys" - Portuguese proverb

You should also beware of the man with too many keys... unless he's a janitor which in that case, would be perfectly acceptable. For the rest of us who carry the basic keys (car, house, etc.) here's a great option from Anna Sheffield in NYC.

As shown - $ 78.00

Available online here.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Freitag - F18 Rex messenger bag

Crafted from bicycle inner tubes, used car seat belts, and used truck tarpaulins, each Freitag bag is a completely unique design. Best of all, instead of purchasing a random bag... you can choose which one you'd like to purchase. You can also use the F-cut feature and select exactly which piece of tarpaulin you'd like to use for your bag.

As shown - $ 390.00

More info about the F18 Rex here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Helm - Ray Ray Raleigh Denim Boot

Designed by Austin-based entrepreneur Joshua Bingaman and named after his son's uncle, these handcrafted boots from Helm, with materials sourced from across Europe, truly are modern works of art.

As shown - $ 445.00

Available online at Helm.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Brothers Bray & Co. - Fairhaven Boot

Crafted through a collaboration between the guys at Billykirk and Sebago, these leather boots are both stylish enough for polished settings, yet rugged enough for the outdoors. Although the white sole has a bit of contrast with the dark leather, it has purpose. It's rumored that the wives used the white colour to allowed them to inspect their husbands shoes for dirt before they walked into the house.

As shown (black) - $ 180.00

Available at Blackbird.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Gauze Scarf

Not to be confused with the John Rich who has reportedly been ejected from almost every bar in Nashville, this one offers a collection of menswear inspired by the Woolrich heritage and iconic Americana style.

As shown (blue check) - $ 85.00

Available at Revolve Clothing.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

DSQUARED2 men's leather gloves

"Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others". - Orson Welles

After all of last night's indulgences, what's one more?

As shown - $ 375.00

Available at