We had a little "warm-up party" at our place before heading out on New Year's eve. Maybe it was the makeshift Pepto-Bismol cap shot glass, but after an hour or so, we realized that we could have been more stocked up on cool drinkware for special occasions. This clear glass vodka set ($40) will help make our next get-together a little more classy.
It’s a rare event that you get a chance to drink your suds from a glass that still reminds everyone of what it is you are drinking. The Beer Glasses from Elsewares ($25 for 4) are made in Wisconsin from recycled Mexican “Sol” beer bottles. We were going to make a witty comment about the difference between beer goggles and beer glasses, but the product page beat us to it. Oh well, we like to buy our items from places with a sense of humor.
Inspired by NASA's X-Plane Project, the Zelos ZX series aims to push boundaries, just like the experimental aircraft. The ZX-8 Limited Edition has Swiss Automatic 7750 movement and even features a titanium dial made from an actual SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest jet in the world. The titanium is cut from an SR-71 engine, and the original finish was left intact, including all marks, scratches, and leftover paint, making each dial unique.
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Most guys dread the thought of clothes shopping and dread the thought of having to try clothes on at a store even more. With Mott & Bow, you can say goodbye to that painful process, and still get a well designed, great fitting pair of premium jeans. Mott & Bow is all about comfort and quality. They use different types of denim from left-hand weave Italian denim for extreme softness (seriously, they're really soft) to 4-way stretch denim for optimal flexibility. Mott & Bow cuts out the middleman and sells directly to you so they can sell their jeans at half the price of jeans of the same quality. They will also ship you two waist sizes at no extra charge to make sure you get the right fit — just send back the pair that doesn't fit at no additional cost. Finally, you can afford premium denim that fits without an awkward trip to a department store. And keep an eye out, as several new styles are on the way in 2018.
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We like our occasional shot of spirits, and this is the classiest way to imbibe your favorite poison that we've seen in a while. The Bear & Bull Pewter Shot Glasses ($32 each) are made of fine solid pewter, and are perfectly balanced so they'll stand up while you mix up that Red Snapper for your guest.
Unfortunately, we’ve pretty much all had our share of cheap beer in our lifetimes. Now that we’ve graduated to the world of higher-grade imports and micro brews, isn’t it time you stepped your beer glasses up as well? The Aarne Crystal Beer Glasses by Göran Hongell ($56 a pair) feature classic, strikingly subtle design — their design dates back to 1948 — and lead-free crystal construction means they’ll add a sparkle to your at-home consumption for years to come.