Just because you've seen Walter White sporting his favorite pair of tighty whities, doesn't mean your special someone wants to see you in a pair of your own — upgrade your base layer with Richer Poorer Underwear ($24). These boxer briefs, just launched by the longtime sock maker, are made from the ideal blend of cotton and spandex, so they breathe where they should while still giving you the support you expect from a pair of briefs. Available in a range of black and white prints (as well as a few solid options), you'll be sure not to embarrass yourself the next time you drop trowel.
Okay, so perhaps it's a bit of a paradox to have a fabric that's designed to be easily spotted and blend in with its surroundings — but that doesn't mean you should like these Chrome Reflective Camo Bags ($95-$170) any less. They come in three choices of camo (a black urban camo, a tan desert camo, and a green wilderness camo), and feature glass-bead-woven fabric that reflects light up to 100 feet away. They are waterproof, welded, and durable enough to withstand a serious fall, making them a great choice if you get to and from work on two wheels.
If you've spent any amount of time traveling abroad, you've likely run into a language barrier, making it hard to get the most out of your trip. With the Sigmo Voice Translation Device ($50) you can avoid those issues, without resorting to learning a new language. This device connects to your iOS or Android device over Bluetooth and, using existing services, translates your voice into one of 25 different languages. Just speak into the microphone and it will translate everything you say, playing it back over the speaker. It's small and light, so you can bring it anywhere, attach it to your clothes, or hang it around your neck.
When you combine 40 years experience making performance bicycle components with 30 years spent working with advanced fibers for race cars, you get the Specialized S-Works x McLaren Venge Bike ($TBA). This bike represents the ideal intersection of lightness, aerodynamics, and stiffness that only a partnership of this caliber could produce. Remarkably, the frame weighs in at just under two and a quarter pounds, thanks to a sophisticated carbon fiber construction that shares design and testing techniques with F1 machines. A one-piece bottom bracket and chain stay, a tapered steer tube, and full internal cable routing contribute to its sleek design, helping make this the world's fastest street-legal bike.
When you want to add an attractive water element to your desk, the Biorb Flow Aquarium ($130) is the right place to start. It includes everything you need for a working aquarium, just supply some living things — they suggest small fish or shrimp — and water. Its small profile (only 15 inches by 10 inches) won't dominate all the space in your cubicle, making it perfectly-suited for work. Acrylic construction is ten times stronger than glass, so you don't have to worry too much about your overzealous cleaning crew. It also only uses 12 volts of power, so you won't break the bank keeping the filter running.
Warning. Numb fingertips are in your future.
Stussy World Tour Tee ($18). Stussy Herschel Dot Settlement Backpack ($80). Stussy Snapback Ballcap ($31). Stussy Luigi Sunglasses ($101). Stussy Keyring Carabiner ($11). RVCA Firekeeper LS Shirt ($62). Haven Diagonal Chino ($350). Chuck Taylor All Star ($55). Luminox Colourmark 3050 Watch ($420). Banksy's Bristol ($30).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Stussy.
Keep a cool, dry head outdoors whether working or playing with the Coal x Otter Wax Thomson SE Cap ($40). This cap comes in a seven-panel silhouette with a leather fast-back adjuster, and comes in two outdoorsy colors, either dark olive or golden brown. As part of their partnership with Otter Wax, it includes a bar of heavy-duty fabric wax for waterproofing, helping this cap shed water in nasty conditions. Regardless of where you wear it — on the job or on a weekend trip — you'll stay comfortable and stylish.
If you're looking for a watch to suit your minimalist style, look no further than the truly-simple Bulbul Pebble Watches ($440). They have a unique, slightly-asymmetrical shape with gently-rounded edges and a curved bezel, while the face is completely without \ markings (here's hoping you have a good sense of space). The cases hold Swiss-made, gold-plated, four-jewel Ronda quartz movement with ten years of battery life. They feature a sapphire crystal and an Italian leather band. Choose from four styles: all black, all white, brown leather with a white face and silver bezel, and black leather with a white face and silver bezel.
Miles away from home (whether in the wilderness, on the water, or on the road), there are plenty of luxuries you can do without, but a good cup of strong coffee in the morning isn't one of them. With the Poler x Stumptown Camp Coffee Kit ($125) you'll never have to. This kit includes an AeroPress coffee maker with filters, two enamel coffee mugs, a Porlex Burr coffee grinder, a 12-ounce bag of Holler Mountain coffee beans, and more — all packaged in a custom carrying case perfect for travel.
Whether you're just now venturing into the world of backdoor barbecuing, or you've been cooking meat over fire for years, Serious Barbecue ($28) will tell you everything you could ever need to know. It starts at the beginning, with detailed advice on working with charcoal and wood, as well as picking out the best grill to suit your purpose. From there you'll learn the secret to working with your butcher to find the best cuts of meat for grilling. Finally, it covers a range of recipes for cooking nearly every type of meat you can think of: from beef and veal to pork and lamb, and everything in between.
The logo isn't the only thing changing at Cadillac — the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept ($TBA) signals a refreshing design direction for the guys in Detroit. Think of it less as a teaser for an upcoming model, and more as a showpiece for what they think an updated two-door grand coupe should look like. The Elmiraj gets its power from a twin-turbo, 4.5-liter V8 producing an estimated 500 horsepower. It sits on 22- by 9-inch wheels with ceramic brakes and Cadillac mono-block calipers. The interior is driver-focused, with front seats built to accommodate aggressive motoring, titanium accents, Brazilian Rosewood trim, and camel leather.
Anki Drive ($200) is a new kind of racing game — part new-aged slot car, part iOS video game, part exercise in artificial intelligence — it brings the sort of racing interaction usually relegated to the virtual world, into (quasi-)reality. Each set includes two slot cars (designed by the Hollywood automotive artist who brought us the 1996 Batmobile), a vinyl racing mat embedded with special ink the cars can sense, and an iOS app that lets you control and customize your vehicles. The cars are powered by artificial intelligence, with the option for users to steer or fire upgradable weapons. Each car develops a unique character over time, depending on what skills and attributes you choose to upgrade, giving them advantages out on the track. It's the perfect combination of racing, robotics, and interactivity you look for in a game on the screen, but you can play it right on the floor of your apartment.