As you might have guessed, ties weren't always churned out by huge manufacturing equipment — they were made on a single needle sewing machine, by a single operator. Return to this time with J.A. Christensen Maker Ties ($90). Created with these classics in mind, these ties are cut across the fabric's width to give them a unique look, and feature square backs, vintage denim construction, a length of 55 inches, and width of three inches — not too short, not too skinny, but just right for pairing with a modern suit and shirt.
Do you live in fear of poking your eyes out with the sharp ends of your umbrella? Release your fears with Blunt Umbrellas ($75-$85). Available in standard and two-person XL sizes, these unique umbrellas feature a low profile, tensioned canopy for easier control in the wind, a push-pull runner for easy opening, and blunt tips to evenly distribute the outward force along the edge of the canopy. Next up? Tackling your fear of scissors.
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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It's January: your motivation to eat better and be healthier is at its peak. While you're making time to hit the gym, make sure you're getting the nutrients and fuel your body needs. Care/of takes the guesswork out of finding the right vitamins and supplements for your individual needs. After a short quiz about your diet and health concerns, they recommend the vitamins you need and deliver a month's supply directly to your door in convenient, travel-friendly daily packets. Plus, they even have your name on them. It's an easy health hack if you're focused on taking care of yourself this year.
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Once standard issue for soldiers in the Swedish army — Who knew Sweden even had an army? — the Swedish Army Belt ($75) is perfect for daily wear. Made from natural tan leather, these unassuming accessories feature reinforced clasps, slight stripes near the top and bottom, and the ability to gain a gorgeous patina over time, as seen in the pic above, which shows the same belt after 10 years of use.
Keep your mitts dry, warm, and protected in Lee Parks DeerSports Motorcycle Gloves ($115-$185). Made from a combination of deerskin and elkskin, these cycling gloves are more abrasion-resistant than typical cowhide, and also offer internal seams held together with dual-duty thread, dual Velcro wrist closures for a secure fit, an ErgoTech palm patch for increased protection, and multi-layer knuckle support to make sure your hands stay in one piece, even if your bike doesn't.