Some might call Socrates Socks ($30) over-engineered, but we call them brilliant. Seeking to build a pair of socks that wouldn't droop, get a hole, or simply wear out on the bottom, the team behind Socrates built them out of Lycra freshFx fabric with anti-droop technology, then added carbon threading on the heel and toe, military-spec elastic at the top, and a Kevlar-Carbon Matrix at the end. All of which combines to make them, light, comfortable, and unbelievably durable.
It's very rare that we write about a product that adds complexity to the equation, but we'll make an exception for these Richard Mille Cufflinks ($20,000). Created over two years, they're made from grade 5 titanium, and feature a patented mechanism that opens the twin titanium bars using push-pieces and close by pressing on the top plate, resulting in cufflinks that contain 38 components each. Other features include satin-brushed upper surfaces that are bevelled by hand and a surprisingly subtle look.