We just did a gift guide for watch lovers and the Discommon Good Watch Wallet ($380) will be added in short order. Brought to us by our friends over at coolmaterial.com, The Watch Wallet marries your two most prized possessions, your passports and your watches, in an elegant package. The outer shell of the wallet is made from a beautiful waxed italian leather, while inner tweed, makes a nod to the companies Scottish roots. But Discommmon, isn't just concerned with looks, they want your watches to be safe from common impacts. To do this, the entire wallet is line with 3mm D3O foam. It's the same stuff in bike and motorcycle impact protection systems - it stiffens and absorbs energy upon impact, making sure your valuables remain intact.
Based out of Montreal, Clockwork Motorcycles takes vintage motorcycles and turns them into simple, minimalist machines. To do this, they use authentic materials and true craftsmanship with attention paid to the smallest details.Their latest build, the Clockwork Twenty2 ($CALL), somehow takes that minimalist mantra and makes it sexy as hell. The Twenty2 started off as a 1978 Honda CB750, one of the most customized bikes out there. They then customized the hell out of it, to create the beauty you see here.Some of the customizations include:
Al Gore, the Buffalo Bills and Susan Lucci became famous for being the runner up, but they bucked the trend as most of those who trail in second disappear into oblivion on the first train to Loserville. Now, finally, we have a book that celebrates the unsung qualities of those who made it to the penultimate rung of the ladder but never quite reached the top. In The First Book Of Seconds ($11) you will find out all about those little known second placers with entries to highlight their still worthy achievements. So who is the second highest hitter of homeruns? What is the world's second most dangerous animal? The answers to these, and many more besides , are all here for you to devour.
The Mason jar Speaker ($65) is a very cool novelty gift from Uncommon Goods. It was originally created by Adam Wegener and Ron Sloat who wanted to combine their love of engineering, design, art and music. The speaker fits into the cap of a mason jar and features a 2 inch full range driver. Just plug in your mp3 player and your good to go. It uses 3 AAA batteries for power which will get you about 20 hours of play time.
Filson, the Seattle based outdoor clothing company makes some of the most rugged clothing available. They've teamed with J. Crew to create an exclusive field bag, the Filson Rugged Twill Field Bag ($375). The bag is made from cotton twill with wool accents on the flap and the front two pockets. It measures 12"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D and may be the last bag you ever need.
The Death Trooper Helmet by Elemnt ($3,000) is one cool collectible. If you're not a Star Wars fan, Death Troopers were the elite arm of the Stormtroopers. Their primary job was to serve as bodyguards for Imperial officers. The were also highly skilled fighters that specialized in commando missions.Elemnt's version of the Death Trooper helmet takes menace to a whole new level. The helmet was based on the original mold of the Death Trooper helmet. It's wrapped in genuine python skin with all the original dents and dings. This bad boy is fully wearable as well as being a work of art.Additional features include a 24k gold emblem and a clear display case with a black base.