Any time we see a disclaimer like "use of this product under some circumstances may result in you being shot", we're instantly intrigued. And rightly so. Uncuff Links ($60) are standard, stainless steel cufflinks that do a great job of keeping your French Cuffs closed, but also hide a handcuff key inside that will open almost all standard handcuffs. Just remember to use them in the right situation — like the in bedroom of an overly-dominant lover, instead of the back seat of a cruiser. [via]
See your gifts clearly and look good while you open them with the Warby Parker Holiday Collection ($95-$150). The just-released family consists of three eyeglass frames and two pairs of sunglasses, all of which sport all-new festive colors. When you look this good, you won't even care what presents you get.
Keep your hands warm this winter by wrapping them in Chaval Response-XRT Heated Gloves ($390). These waterproof, windproof gloves feature alphaHEAT tech that automatically adjusts heat levels to keep your hands warm — but not roasting — and uses flat, flexible, conductive traces instead of wires to keep yourself comfortable. Other features include an integrated charging cable for the lithium-polymer battery, an elastic wrist for a secure fit, and 4-6 hours of heating time per charge.
Some might call Socrates Socks ($30) over-engineered, but we call them brilliant. Seeking to build a pair of socks that wouldn't droop, get a hole, or simply wear out on the bottom, the team behind Socrates built them out of Lycra freshFx fabric with anti-droop technology, then added carbon threading on the heel and toe, military-spec elastic at the top, and a Kevlar-Carbon Matrix at the end. All of which combines to make them, light, comfortable, and unbelievably durable.
It's very rare that we write about a product that adds complexity to the equation, but we'll make an exception for these Richard Mille Cufflinks ($TBA). 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.
Handy for showing off your fandom, less handy for protecting your secret identity. These Batman Cufflinks ($125) are a subtle way to geek up even the dressiest attire. Plated a smooth satin black and featuring a fixed logo back closure, they're officially licensed by the Bat's overlords at DC and arrive in a custom collectors box complete with the Batman logo on the side and a comic strip on the lid's interior.
Sure, bike reflectors can help you stay visible — as long as you're actually on your bike. Only the Halo Belt ($75) can keep you visible even if you fall off. This multipurpose, LED-laden accessory emits its light though a custom designed thermoplastic polyurethane fiber optic, which gives it an awesome Tron-style look while allowing it to be worn as a standard belt, over the shoulder, or flung wildly at a narcotic-fueled rave.
With the first snow of the season hitting the east this week, maybe it's time to start thinking about some cold weather gadget gear. The North Face E-Tip Gloves ($45) sport grippy silicone palms and a warm shell, and, more importantly, X-Static tips on the thumb and index fingers which let you control touch-screen devices like the iPhone.
Been rocking a silk knit tie lately? You might have noticed that it's pretty tough to find a matching pocket square — that's because they're not all that easy to make. Which makes these MS & Co. Silk Knit Pocket Squares ($35) all the more special. The result of dozens of tests, they measure 6.5-inches square, are made from 100% silk, and come in navy, white, and pink. You can thank us later.
Finally, a perfect accessory for the health-risking urban cowboy. Handcrafted from top-grain leather, the Vice Holster ($145) is designed for over-both-shoulders wear, giving you easily-concealed and quickly-accessible storage for both a flask and a pack of smokes — everything a man needs to survive a long cattle drive, or simply a long night of party hopping.
Hanging your keys from a belt loop is hardly a bad idea, but why not add some extra utility to the mix? The Corter Leather Bottle Hook ($36 and up) is designed to both hang your keys from your loop and open your beers, thanks to its clever design. Cast out of steel, it'll likely outlive every pair of denim you own, includes a leather tag to put down your info — because who hasn't lost their keys before? — and is available in copper and aged pewter finishes.
Let's say you've got some unexpectedly awesome event to attend — dinner with the POTUS, an after-party at the Oscars, a Monday Night Football game in Trump's suite. And you're feeling woefully underdressed, no matter how many times you retie your Windsor knot. So you suck it up, get out your Amex Black card, and order up these Jacob & Co. Canary Diamond Cufflinks ($4.2 million). Sporting over 20 karats of canary diamonds and another 10-plus karats of white diamonds, they feature a diamond whale flip back closure and the title of "most expensive cufflinks in the world".