Welcome the new year in the right way.
Gucci Black Brera Slim-fit Suit ($1,700). Brooks Brothers Button Down Oxford Shirt ($166). Brooks Brothers Tuxedo Neck Tie ($69). Loro Piana Grande Unita Cashmere Scarf ($425). The Tie Bar Pocket Square ($8). Armand de Brignac Brut Gold (Ace of Spades) Champagne ($299). Jack Erwin Ike Boot ($210). Metrokane Velvet Champagne Pliers ($20). Coach Box Grain Leather Belt ($128). Design Pulse Beach Clay Hair Mud ($24).
Whether you're using it to help you decide between getting behind the wheel or calling a cab, or just engaging in some friendly BAC competition between drinking buddies, the breathalyzer is a great tool for helping you stay in touch with the effect those beers are having on your body. But, with clunky design, clumsy interfaces, and interchangeable mouth cups, they haven't changed much since their inception — until the Lapka Bam Breathalyzer ($200). Encased in ceramic, this small cylinder fits conveniently within your palm, using your hand as the mouthpiece, and an app on your iOS or Android phone — via audio signal — as the interface. As your BAC rises, the app actually changes, updating to make it easier to read and more useful. It's an artful combination of form and function, that may just save you from a costly DUI, or worse.
Free your space of wires and clunky, unattractive audio systems with the Polk Woodbourne Speaker ($600), a wireless, wood-enclosed, all-in-one speaker system. Made to sound as great as it looks, this speaker system features two one-inch 20-watt silk polymer dome tweeters and two 5.25-inch 70-watt polypropylene mid woofers. With an on-board power amplifier and processing by Dolby-Digital, as well as a range of connectivity options (including Airplay, Bluetooth, USB, optical, stereo, and ethernet), you can listen to music from nearly any device, while enjoying it exactly how the artist intended. And with a half-inch-think MDF enclosure finished in wood veneer, as well as a curved front lattice grill, it looks just as good as it sounds.
Make the best use possible of the limited space in your Jeep or truck with Smittybilt Gear Seat Covers ($100 and up) — they give your seats all the protection of a normal seat cover, with plenty of pockets, sleeves, and containers for all the gear you need on the road. Available in a range of sizes and configurations, you can use them to cover the front seats of your jeep, the rear bench seat, or just about any truck seat. Their modular design lets you add and remove pouches to create your ideal storage layout, customizing them to accommodate whatever gear you choose to bring with you. Made from 600 denier polyester with a PVC liner, they are highly durable and available in coyote tan, OD green, and black.
You know how important it is to protect your head when you hit the slopes, but you also know how tough it can be to find space in your bag to pack a bulky helmet. All too often this means you leave it behind to make room for other gear. But with the Carrera Foldable Snow Helmet ($TBA) you don't need to sacrifice safety for the sake of packing light. This unique helmet is able to collapse down to small, portable pieces thanks to its flexible frame and foldable external components. Full surface ventilation, an elastic fitting system, fabric that wicks moisture away from the head, removable lining and ear pads make it as comfortable and warm as it is convenient. Available in a range of great-looking colorways, it's pictured in leather with a carbon fiber center panel.
If you're looking for a camera that flawlessly combines the aesthetic and feel of analog, with the functionality and utility of digital, then you need the Bolex D16 Cinema Camera ($3,300). From legendary 16-millimeter film camera makers Bolex, this camera features a Super 16mm-sized CCD sensor, a high-capacity solid state drive, and captures studio-quality sound and organic-looking video. It's designed to fit comfortably in your hand while you shoot, and accommodates a range of interchangeable lenses including traditional Bolex and C-mount. With plenty of ports, including HDMI, USB 3.0, the ability to hold dual CF cards, and included LightPost software, there's no limit to what you can do with your footage.
With the influx of new bourbon labels and brands on the market in the past few years, it's easy to look past the tried and true Jim Beam logo. Jim Beam Single Barrel ($35) however, is worthy of consideration. It's the first ever single barrel offering from Beam, representing the seven generations of history that the brand is built on. And since less than 1% of Beam barrels qualified for this new bourbon, you know you're getting a hand selected gem, not a mass produced mystery. So keep your eyes peeled this spring for this individually bottled, hand-numbered expression.
Sometimes tiny apartments are just a fact of life, making you do the best you can with a small amount of space. So, if your room is at a premium, you need the MK1 Transforming Coffee Table ($1,300). It's a coffee table when you want it, and a dining room table when you need it, easily transforming from one to the other in just two simple movements. Made from either solid oak, ash, or walnut and birch plywood, this table is available in a number of attractive finishes to suit your space. All you need to do to transform is into a dining room table is fold out the eaves — and fold them back in when you're finished.
Ideal for the guy with lots of gear, but not a lot of space, MyLifter ($125) gives you storage you never thought you had. This handy device is an app-connected electrical winch that lets you easily hoist just about any kind of gear — bikes, kayaks, canoes, crates, bags — up to the ceiling, getting them out of the way and freeing up your limited storage. Each winch is capable of lifting 50 pounds, but you can combine multiple ones together to double, triple, or quadruple that capacity. Best yet, they work in tandem and sync up with the included iOS app, so you can program in different heights, allowing you to automatically lift anything with ease.
Having trouble reconciling your weekend outdoorsy aesthetic with your weekday workwear wardrobe? Don't worry, Filson has your back with the Filson Leather Tote Bag ($825). Constructed out of Chicago-tanned Horween leather and Filson's unmistakeable tin cloth fabric, this bag is the perfect cross between rugged woodsy style and smart professional attire, while requiring very little time to break in. It features two exterior pockets with snap closures, and two interior slip pockets to easily store everything you need for a day on the job. Bridle leather straps with a two-snap grip make it comfortable to carry, while its made in the USA heritage means you don't need to worry about it holding up.
Weight yourself down to get the most out of those dreaded workouts.
Titin Force Apparel Full Set ($250). Everlast Powercore Medicine Ball ($40). MuscleDriver Black Series Kettlebell ($52). McDavid Compression Calf Sleeves ($25). Under Armour Team Coaches Shorts ($35). Adidas Powerlift 2.0 Shoes ($90). Camelbak Podium Big Chill Water Bottle ($14). Junk Ear Warmer ($20). Nike+ Fuelband SE ($149). Weighted Jump Rope ($45).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Titin.
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