And you thought RGIII had some crazy stockings. Happy Socks ($12-$30) can add a splash of whimsical color to any outfit you choose thanks to their wide variety of available styles and colors, including yellow, green, and red argyle, blue, orange, white, and black tubes, and, yes, even polka dot ankle socks, which should go great with those pink camo cargo pants.
Add a bit of rugged flair to your springtime wardrobe with 3sixteen Heavyweight Stitched Belts ($145). Crafted in the USA from domestically sourced English Bridle steer hides, these hearty belts feature nickel buckles, waxed, beveled edges, and, of course, heavyweight stitching. Available in golden, brown, and black.
If you like Coach's stuff but have been looking for a happy medium between its plain leather and pattern-covered offerings, look no further than the new Coach Hugo Guinness Collection ($70-$400). Each item in the collection — which includes wallets, totes, a sunglass case, an iPad case, a pouch, a keycase, and a keyring — features one of the artist's hand-cut linoleum prints front and center.
Add some Run-DMC style flair to your favorite pair of sneaks with these Speakeasy Lace Locks ($20). Made from high-quality lacquered wood, each set includes two locks in either light Maple or rich Walnut, and come with a variety of messages, most dedicated to New York, but some — such as the delightfully arrogant Swag — just because. You can also create your own (up to 8 characters each) for just five bucks more, like the ones Footaction sent us laced into a pair of Air Force 1's.
Made from the same Kevlar and Kevlar-Nomex blend as the equipment of fearless smokejumpers, these Best Made Kevlar Smokejumper Belts ($42) are sure to provide you with years of wear. They come in yellow, red, or blue, with a hot-forged alloy steel parachute harness that's proof load tested to 2,500 lbs., and the aforementioned Kevlar-Nomex band that boasts 10,000 lbs. of tensile strength and a melting point of 800º — or more than enough to tackle those brutal big-city summers.
Keep your shoes in tip-top shape by giving them a healthy dose of Otter Wax ($9-$90). Completely petroleum and silicone free, this lineup of protective solutions includes a Heavy Duty Fabric Wax to protect canvas sneakers, raincoats, hats, and even jeans, and a Leather Salve, which uses its shea butter, flax oil, and lanolin goodness to treat and restore your favorite boots, gloves, and furniture with the added bonus of increased water repellency. Locally crafted in Portland, OR.
Weight is generally an enemy of comfortable eyeglasses, as the heavier the specs, the more strain is put on your ears and nose. Which is why we're so stoked about these Ray-Ban Light Ray Eyeglasses ($TBA). Touted as the lightest Ray-Ban frame ever created, the Light Ray features a corrosion-resistant titanium alloy build, using no screws or welding, and a monoblock hinge. All told, they weigh just 1.7g — that's roughly five one-hundredths of an ounce, or a really, really small amount.
We've already brought your attention to their sunglasses, but if you're in need of a more essential pair of optics, they can help you out there, too. Salt Titanium Eyeglasses ($TBA) blend the company's timeless style with rugged titanium construction and the quality that comes from an item that's handcrafted in Japan.
You might never be as badass as this guy, but that's no reason you shouldn't take control of your machine — whether it's a Corvette or a Camry — with the help of a pair of these Dents Driving Gloves ($55). Made by a UK company that's been making leather hand coverings since 1777, these gloves do more than transform you into a movie star/race car driver — they help you keep a grip on the wheel when your palms get all sweaty from moonlighting as a getaway driver. Now, where can we find one of those satin scorpion jackets...
Well, here it is, folks. The most extravagant piece of man-jewelry there is. Made from Mil-spec G-5 aerospace-grade titainium, the Rogue Breacher Bracelet ($16,300) is "an intelligent, multi-axis assembly that anatomically contours around the unique forms of the human wrist." The bracelet, which reportedly takes more than 100 machine-hours to complete, "flows freely to constantly adapt to the natural movement of its wearer" thanks to links that dynamically rotate on two independent axes. Just 20 individually serial numbered bracelets are available.
Who said tie clips had to be boring? The Moustache Tie Clip ($35) imbues your business wear with just a hint of whimsy in the form of a shiny silver or gunmetal moustache, which also serves as, well, a tie clip. [Scouted by William]
That's right — not only are these Ralph Lauren Purple Label Skull Cufflinks ($10,000) designed to scarily depict that most iconic underpinning of the human anatomy, but they're also made from white gold, and feature diamonds in their eyes. Capt. Sparrow would be proud.