Inspired by the celestial objects found by French astronomer Charles Messier, Nova Ties let you add a touch of sci-fi to an otherwise formal look. It was the clusters M4, M17, and M108, specifically, that artist Kev Nemelka looked to as models, using different mixtures of paint and chemicals to recreate these far-off formations. Limited to just 39 ties, each one is unique, and measures 2.4" at its widest point.
While the days of everyday hat wear are long gone, a great hat is still an excellent way to round out your look. Menswear brand Buck Mason teamed up with iconic hatmaker Stetson for this series of Stetson x Buck Mason Hats. Each luxury hat has a simple look, but uses the finest fur felts. Choose from three different styles available in multiple colors, each one made with pride in Garland, Texas.
When it comes to your everyday attire in the work environment, looking sloppy or out of touch isn't an option. But most of us hate shopping, especially when it comes to the accessories that help complete each outfit. Sprezzabox simplifies the shopping experience by shipping you a new box each month with 5-6 new products that put the finishing touches on a great look and all at a price that won't break the bank. Ties, wallets, sunglasses, socks, watches, and more are typical products you can expect, and subscriptions start at just $25. Quality, professional items are hand selected by an in-house stylist each month and shipped right to your door.
The weather is often unpredictable, and getting caught in the rain during your commute without an umbrella is never fun. This London Undercover Constellation Umbrella is made using a single piece of polished maple and features a continuous handle and shaft, a silver Ferrule tip, and a canopy made using Navy exterior fabric. With a heavy-duty framework, it's built to last and even displays the celestial coordinates of the Northern Hemisphere on the canopy's inner pattern.
These metal and enamel micro-sized artworks are equal part social commentary and pop culture comedy. Available in a huge array of designs, Pintrill Pins cover everything from classic emojis and purple drank to Larry David and Kanye's anticipated 2020 campaign, and look great on everything from baseball caps to bags to business suits.
A good umbrella should keep you dry during a downpour, but the practical accessory hasn't seen much improvement since its inception. The designers of Kazbrella patiently developed their product, focusing on some of the common problems umbrellas have, while maintaining the shape and feel you're already used to. The Kazbrella is drip free — opening upwards instead of down, keeping your floors dry after it's neatly closed. That same design allows you to close it quickly and neatly when you're walking inside or hopping in the car. And since it's double spoked, it will stand up to strong winds, but even if it does blow inside out, getting it back to it's more helpful shape is as easy as a push of a button.
Carrying a battery pack isn't unusual. But normally it takes up room in either your pocket or your bag, whether it stands on its own or attaches to the back of your phone. The Xoo Phone-Charging Belt keeps your pockets and bags clear by placing the power on your waist. Available in polished zinc or Casely-Hayford imagined black, it packs a next-gen 2100 mAh Lithium Ceramic Polymer battery into the buckle, which is paired with your choice of black or brown leather straps.
A good rule for accessorizing: if it doesn't do something functional, it's probably not worth wearing. The Wrist Ruler is a perfect example. Resembling a plain leather bracelet from afar, it actually doubles as a ruler, with laser-engraved inch and centimeter markings and a handsome silver post. Individually numbered and made in small runs in a Portland, OR workshop.
Using a mix of materials, the Grifter Onyx Ranger Glove keeps your hands warm when the temperatures drop. The tops of the gloves are covered in American Mills Cone Selvedge Black Denim, while the palm and inside of the fingers is covered in black deer skin. Add to that the wool lining and extended, scalloped cuffs, and you've got a fashionable glove that will keep you comfortable no matter what you're up to. Made in the USA.
Given its name, you'd expect the Nanamica Utlity Scarf to offer more functionality than your typical neck-warmer. And you'd be correct. Constructed using a lightweight wool blend knit for the exterior and full mesh lining, it offers a concealed zippered pocket that's great for carrying smaller items. Available in a traditional navy and green tartan pattern with navy lining.
Odds are if you own a good pair of sunglasses, they probably came with at the very least a storage/cleaning bag, and most likely some sort of hardshell case. But those cases can be bulky, and are rarely stylish. This Tanner Goods Sunglass Case is both small in size and good looking. Handmade to order in Portland, OR from 5.5 oz. Horween Rich Chromexcel leather and available in five different colors, this case features a unique design with two folding arms that slot into the body, a large wrap-around piece that secures with a brass button stud, and enough room inside for most pairs of shades.
Forget the oversized cuts, crazy patterns, and garish colors of most boardshorts you'll find at the nearest Pac Sun — if your plan is to look stylish at the beach, these Isaora Swim Trunks are a way better place to start. Made from 100% Japanese nylon and lined with mesh, these trunks are designed to dry as quickly as possible, and also pack in features like two mesh-lined side pockets, a rear pocket with laser-cut holes (so it doesn't fill up with water), and a zip fly. Available in four tasteful coloways.
Carabiners make great keychains. The problem with them is that they're typically designed for use in rock climbing, or otherwise made from cheap materials. The Handgrey Carabiner is neither. Developed specifically for use as a keychain, this handsome carabiner is made solely from Grade 5 Titanium, making it light and strong. It also features a quick-release system that makes it fast and easy to add new keyrings, a stylish stone tumbled finish, and your choice of three slightly-different designs.. Whether it's hanging from a hook, bag, or beltloop, it's guaranteed to look great.
Who needs a tool belt when your belt is your tool? The Bison Designs Kool Tool Belt helps keep your pants up and keep you ready for anything by incorporating three wire strippers, large and small flathead screwdrivers, a Phillips head screwdriver, both standard and metric hex tools and rulers, and, of course, a bottle opener all into a single Cr-13 steel buckle. Paired with a black 44 mm ribbed webbing belt for that extra bit of manliness.
If you've ever had a shoelace give out on the trail, on the job, on the hunt, or just around the house, you know what a pain it can be. Ensure that doesn't happen with a pair of Rhino Laces. Created by wildland firefighters, these rugged laces are guaranteed against burning, cutting, sawing, chopping, or in any other way breaking or being destroyed thanks to a patent-pending process that makes certain they hold together no matter what conditions you face.
Sure, you could go with the same tired lapel pin you see five times a day walking around downtown — an American flag here, a bank logo there — but you like to do things a little differently. And when you have a Hook & Furl Lapel Pin on your chest, there'll be no doubt when people pass you that you're not quite like everyone else. Handmade from found objects like feathers, buttons, wood, and bone, coupled with pins, thread, leather and resin, each piece is one-of-a-kind. Choose from a range of designs to fit your style — no matter what, it'll still be a sight better than whatever you had pinned there before.
A lot has changed since New Era created its first baseball cap for the Cleveland Indians. Now you can recapture some of that old-school style with these New Era Heritage Caps. Each cap in the collection is made with period-correct melton wool, and offers details like flat embroidery — which was used from the late 1930s all the way up through the mid-'90s — a leather sweatband, and a commemorative red cap box that resembles the ones New Era used to use to ship their caps to the teams. They're a little piece of history, recreated.
Before you ask, no — the Bugatti x Roland Iten Belt Buckle ($84,000) won't help you travel at speeds in excess of 250 miles an hour. But it is made with the same spirit of craftsmanship that's helped Bugatti reign over the super car market for generations. This belt buckle uses a ratcheting mechanism inspired by watchmaking techniques to quickly pull your belt (the leather one that holds up your pants, not the one across your lap) tight without the need for holes. Featuring hand-crafted bridges, cogs, wheels, springs, and pinions, and elements made from titanium, stainless steel, rose gold, and sapphire crystals, and limited to just 44 pieces, it's enough to make gear heads and watch lovers green with envy.
There are few things as irritating on an already nasty day as dealing with an umbrella that just can't cope with a serious gust of wind — turning inside out, soaking you in the process, or just plain blowing away. With the Senz Smart Umbrella ($50) you don't need to worry about the wind, or the rain, thanks to its innovative take on the shape of a traditional umbrella. Its angular design is shorter in the front than in the back, helping it cut through the wind without letting any get underneath. An ergonomic handle helps you comfortably hold on to the umbrella, while a range of available colors and prints keep you looking great, even when the weather doesn't.
Some classic menswear items rarely receive an update — the oxford shoe, neckties, sport coats — and most don't need one. But the Ellsworth & Clyde Magnetic Tie Bar ($50-$70) proves that sometimes a little innovation in a time-honored staple is sorely needed. Doing away with the clumsy mechanical hinge, these tie bars use powerful magnets to hold your neckwear in place no matter how much you move or how hard the wind blows. Handmade from carefully-selected hardwoods, stained, and finished with durable leather instead of a hinge (and with two lengths on either side to suit any tie), these tie bars are as inventive as they are handsome.
All too often any glove you find that also works with your smartphone ends up looking technical and a bit geeky — but not the Mujjo Leather Crochet Touchscreen Gloves ($100). They give you the best of both worlds, combing the ability to interact with just about every touchscreen out, while still looking sharp. Made from fine Ethiopian lambskin leather, the underside of these gloves gives you the comfort, warmth, and style you expect from a leather glove. The top side, made from Egyptian crocheted cotton, gives you plenty of flexibility, whether you're driving or fumbling in your pocket to take a call. Inside you'll find Mongolian cashmere lining, perfect for keeping away the chill, while still light weight enough to be comfortable.
Whether you're headed to an apple orchard, trick-or-treating, or just taking in a game, keep the autumn chill at bay with a nip of your go-to brown liquor in this Coach x Billy Reid Whiskey Flask ($200 or $500). Available with either leather or alligator detailing, you can carry your booze in a style befitting your favorite fall getup. Part of a limited edition, these flasks will go quickly, so get yours before they run out.
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.
With the final installment of Breaking Bad set to debut next month, devotees of the greatest show ever are all on edge, awaiting to find out how things will wrap up. Enter, "The One Who Knocks", aka Walter White, aka Heisenberg, and his signature pork-pie hat. This limited edition Goorin Bros. Heisenberg Set ($195) includes custom hat pins, an American-crafted hat box, and of course, the only wool felt lid worthy of any anti-hero. Only 1,895 of these sets will be made, so fire up the Aztek, and head to the Goorin Bros. hat shop in San Diego.
You don't need to be a getaway driver to get away with wearing a pair of Autodromo Stringback Driving Gloves ($110) — but it wouldn't hurt. A leather palm gives you a firm grip on the wheel without the need for white knuckles, and a crocheted-cotton back keeps your hands from getting clammy when you're weaving through lanes. The short, split cuff keeps your watch within easy view, so you'll always know when it's time to put it in gear and go.
It doesn't really matter what you need it for — unless you're going with a gold-handled model and a pimp-style outfit, most walking sticks don't enhance your look. The Top & Derby Cane ($70) aims to change all that. It features a handle with a cast aluminum core and a soft silicone grip, a solid American black walnut shaft with a coating that both protects the wood and brings out the natural grain, and thermoplastic rubber tip that's resistant to abrasions and sports sneaker-inspired tread for added traction. Expected to arrive this September.
The most rugged boots around won't do you much good in the wilderness if your laces can't hold up to the abuse. With Castle Brook Paralaces ($6-$8), that won't be an issue. These hand-crafted bootlaces claim to the toughest available, thanks to seven-strand construction with 550 lb-tested Nylon Kernmantle rope, aglets made from polyolefin plastics that literally bind and mesh with the nylon fibers underneath, becoming one with the lace, and a lifetime guarantee. Try finding one of those for the laces that came with your shoes.
Driving is fun. Driving in the snow and cold can be fun. But driving with cold hands? Never fun. This Tanner Driver Glove ($75) keeps the fun factor high and your digits warm with authentic deerskin that starts out supple — to give you better feel behind the wheel — and further and softens and conforms to your hands over time, until it's almost a part of you. A part that you can take off when the weather gets warm. Which is good, because you'd look rather suspicious rolling around with gloves on during the summer.
If you're simply looking for something elegant to hold your myriad keys, the General Mfg. Wilson Keyring ($10) is well worth a shot. Formed from a single piece of 1/8" brass wire, each ring measures a pocketable 2" x 1.125", can hold a completely unpocketable number of keys, and features a small enamel marking in one of three colors — red, blue, or grey — to help you easily identify which set you're grabbing (should you happen to own more than one).