Deck out your favorite notebook Chewwy-style with the Journal Bandolier ($17). Handmade using reclaimed rubber and elastic, this simple strap is two inches wide, able to fit notebooks over five inches wide, and offers seven loops for holding pencils, pens, erasers, markers, knives, or whatever else your creative endeavors demand.
Despite its Star Wars-y name, the Montblanc Midnight Black StarWalker Pen ($TBA) has no allegiance to the force, light, dark, or otherwise. Available in ruthenium-coated Metal or black precious Resin versions, they feature a unique monochrome appearance, 14K gold nibs coated in ruthenium, and a floating Montblanc emblem inside the transparent cap top. Also available in ballpoint and fineliner models. Pass one down to your son.
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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 2017.
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Built with top quality components and thoughtful construction, you can't go wrong with a made to measure gray or blue suit from Indochino's Premium Collection. All their suit jackets are half canvassed, with fully fused fronts, for greater versatility and excellent shape for your body. Each jacket also features fully canvassed lapels, bullhorn buttons, lightweight shoulder pads and high-quality collar felts. Just choose your fabric, customize your suit, and submit your measurements. The result is an investment-quality suit that's far more attainable than bespoke options and fits better than off-the-rack options. You can wear them year round, and you get the most bang for your buck as Black Friday sales are already running.
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Need something to digitally record your hand-drawn notes but have no use — or no money — for the iPad's do-everything awesomeness? Meet the NoteSlate ($100). This simple device sports a one-color eInk display in either white, black, green, blue, or red, a smooth, simple design, a battery good for 180 hours of work, and a simple list of inputs including a special pen with eraser, a mini-USB port, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for listening to MP3s — okay, so they snuck that last unnecessary feature in, but what doesn't play MP3s these days? [via]
Support the idea of reuse with Plattfuss Rubber Bands ($7). These bags of 70 black rubber bands — far preferable to the drab beige standard, we think — are made from recycled bicycle tubes, making previously dump-worthy rubbish into handy household items.