Original designs created in-house. High-quality cotton. Affordable pricing. Founded by a pair of MBA students turned entrepreneurs, Jimmy Lion Socks is unique in the fashion industry. Based in NY, the founders scoured Europe for a manufacturing partner, finding one in Portugal that uses 200 needle machines and combed cotton to make exceptionally comfortable, durable socks. Each sock has a hand-linked toe for a flat, comfortable seam and is individually inspected before leaving the factory, ensuring that your pair is perfectly made long before it reaches your hands.
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While 2008 may still be a couple of months off, you can get your planning started early with the Architecture 2008 Wall Calendar ($14). The 12" square calendar offers color photos of fantastic architecture from around the world, and also features the phases of the moon in its grid.
If you're sick of seeing Moleskines come out of everybody's pocket, feast your eyes on the rugged-looking Field Notes Memo Books ($10/3-pack). These soft-covered notebooks are filled with 48 pages of crisp graph paper, perfect for your to-do list or any of the "Practical Applications" suggested inside the back cover — such as Treasure Maps, Gambling Debts, and Half-Ass Calculations. The made-in-the-USA notebooks are the perfect fit for your back pocket, while the brown cover and old-school Futura type will make you look more like an adventurer than a follower.