If you're looking for a smaller daily or weekender bag, the Wood & Faulk Deluxe 16" Carpenter Bag ($139), made from a heavy duty 16oz navy cotton canvas will fit the bill perfectly. The bag features honey-colored leather accents on the bottom, shoulder straps and handles. The leather has the feel of a well worn baseball glove. The bottom is protected by metal studs, and a fiberboard inner panel helps the bag keep its shape.
The Lumus DK-40 Augment Reality Glasses ($TBA) were just revealed ahead of CES 2014. The glasses feature a 640 x 480 display that overlays messages in front of the wearer and not off to the side like Google Glass. This works via Lumus' Light-guide Optical Element which is basically a small projector that displays an image on the lens. But don't get your hopes up. The DK-40 will mostly be used as a platform for OEM's who will bring the technology to the public. Expect more information to be released at CES 2014.
For all the benefits of modern protective headwear but with a cool retro look, Hedonist Helmets ($460) are the perfect choice. Open-faced for that classic look, they feature a tough outer shell made from carbon fiber and fiberglass which provides the very best possible protection. They're also very comfortable, with microbial suede padded lining cushioning the head. Complete with a natural calf leather trim, you can choose from a wide range of colors before you head off into the sunset in real style.
"Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profound. You will never open an email in quite the same way again." - Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of Traffic. Andrew Blum is a correspondent for Wired magazine, and through Tubes ($20) he takes us on a fascinating and utterly engaging tour behind the scenes of all our leaves and reveals the beating and dark heart that is the Internet. This is a remarkable journey through our supposedly brave new world of technology this is the Soul of a New Machine for our generation. Fascinating and thought provoking.
The Snap Wallet By Hard Graft ($205) is a beautifully crafted piece of kit. It's handmade in Italy by skilled craftsmen. It features premium Italian leather with a contrasting Italian wool lining. The Snap Wallet has eight dedicated card slots and a separate compartment for your cash. A double snap closure holds all of your essential snug and secure.(more…)
Our buying guide the best straight razors for men looks to give you the best shave of your life. The array of razors on the market is quite simply dazzling but in amongst the cooling, clipping, trimming and cutting, there’s another much easier option: a straight blade.Using a straight blade can take a little bit of practice but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll love the feeling of using a proper blade. None of this plastic and metal shielded nonsense: just you, the blade, and your skin.
Using a sharp blade is essential, so your razor should be professionally honed before you try a straight bladeUsing a sharp blade is essential, so your razor should be professionally honed before you try a straight blade. You’ll also need to make sure you strop it before each use. But this is a minor inconvenience in return for the almost caveman-like sense of power you’ll get of approaching your skin with nothing but a bare blade in your hand.Here are 10 of the best straight razors on the market, should you decide to take the plunge.