Secret admission: I’m a dick in the mornings. Don’t like them, never have. I’m pretty much a night owl, my juices flowing best after 10 PM. But life calls for early mornings, which for me is anytime before 9 AM — and my way to kick things off is with a big mug of Stumptown [...]


11 Apr
Made of vegetable-tanned leather with solid-brass buckles

Every man should have a leather briefcase in his possession, it separates the men from the frat boys. This one, crafted in their Connecticut workshop by the esteemed leather artisans over at Lotuff, is strikingly handsome. Made of vegetable-tanned leather with solid-brass buckles, Lotuff’s English Leather Briefcase features a removable shoulder strap that allows for on-shoulder, [...]


13 Nov
Blanket-inspired wool duffle bag with brass hardware

Let’s face it: unless you’re camping, pass the age of twenty-two the old two strap, schoolboy backpack is downright unacceptable. Once you’ve graduated it’s time to upgrade. Pendleton has released a 21.5 -inch leather plaid weekender duffle bag to replace that shabby sack you keep laying around for quick trips to the coast — it [...]


23 Apr
Limited edition 100% brass lighter made in the USA

This American-made Zippo is a highly limited edition replica of an original 1941 naval lighter, specially modified for the Japanese label Neighbourhood. The 100% brass lighter features a custom metal “NH” anchor on the front, an anchor motif on the side, a stenciled carpe diem lettering on the back and is painted in a distressed [...]


16 Feb
Solid brass Italian hardware with an antiqued nickel finish

The story goes that while traveling the French Riviera, designer Marc Marmel realized that the luggage needs of the well-heeled travelers were not being adequately served. So, as Neiman Marcus explains, Marmel created “custom-made pieces that harken back to the designer luggage of a bygone era, luggage that combines functionality with inimitable style.” Each of the [...]


19 Jan
Orvis' genuine tan leather cooler for luxury picnics

Forget the illusion of picnics on the beach with your ratty, fraying basket you picked up at a flea market back in the Clinton years. The leather cooler from Orvis puts every other cooler to shame with its level of sophistication sewn into every functional part of its design. Inspired by vintage looks, the luxury [...]


28 Nov
Brass, twill and 100% genuine bridle leather

C.C. Filson was once known for their industrial designs built for the working class, and they’ve continued their legacy creating perfect luggage pieces for weekend getaways. Made from twill and 100% genuine bridle leather, the Pullman has a sleek utilitarian look — one large compartment, two brass zip pockets and organizing straps with snap tab are [...]


22 Nov
Fend off would-be (wet) attackers with brass knuckles & a blade

Say your out taking a stroll through a light drizzle, just trying to mind your business and not got in anyone’s way, when unexpectedly you start getting punked by a roving band of street ninjas. What are you gonna do, run? Throw your duck boots at them? Well if you had this handy Umbrella Sword [...]

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