Products of the Week: Mariner Sweaters, Spooky Vodka and Indestructible Puffer Vests
The 11 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week
Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the world. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of them. Today: heavy-weight sweaters, skull-shaped bottles of vodka and a no-nonsense puffer vest.
“Will You Shut Up Man” Hat
We know nothing about the shop “Quentin Quarantino” or its owner, so we can’t vouch for quality. But we do know they sell caps and fleece pullovers with Joe Biden’s famous line from Tuesday’s debate — yes, it was only this week that happened. You may consider the phrase political; we consider it a general everyday thought that could be directed toward anyone. Particularly loud, disagreeable men.
Crystal Head Onyx
Dan Ackyrod’s memorable vodka — it arrives in a skull-shaped bottle — just launched an agave-based variation, which features notes of “fresh green grass nuanced white pepper and hints of citrus on the nose. Soft and smooth with a touch of spice and sweetness which develop into the subtle, yet unmistakable earthy grip of agave. A medium finish of green grass, pepper and citrus. ” We’re intrigued, and that glossy black bottle doesn’t hurt its cause, either. Halloween drinking at home, solved!
Tombolo Company Mariner Sweater
Primarily known for their terry-cloth shirts and tropical-inspired prints, Tombolo is venturing into coo-weather clothing with their new Mariner Sweater. Made from 100 percent heavy-knit 5-gauge cotton, the sweater features a mock neck and drop shoulder, the sweater still remains true to the nautical aesthetic integral to Tombolo — just think more submariner than beachgoer. Available in beige, green and navy, it’s the perfect way to bring a little bit of the beach with you into the colder seasons.
Old Rip x 1000 Mile Cap-Toe Boot
You’re never gonna get the bourbon, but a new collaboration between the iconic whiskey brand Old Rip Van Winkle and footwear gurus Wolverine offers up a handsome, booze-free alternative to owning a bottle of Pappy. And that’d be a limited-edition pair of boots. The Wolverine 1000 Mile Old Rip Van Winkle boot is handcrafted in the U.S. and features boot heels made from the same American white oak barrels that Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon ages in for over a decade. The boot itself is crafted from a whiskey-colored Horween Cavalier Squash leather with a double-needle-stitched cap toe design; each pair includes a hand-numbered textile tag.
Dr. Facui Action Figure
The Brooklyn-based design studio FCTRY has made our favorite epidemiologist the next release in their series of Real Life Action Figures; their goal is to “create a fun, accessible way for people to connect to real life heroes and role models, as opposed to fictional or fantastical ones.”
Eddie Bauer Tech Skyliner Jacket
2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of venerated gear company, Eddie Bauer. While they’ve become a household name, many people don’t know that EB actually invented the US-patented down jacket, called the Skyliner. This year, they’re reinventing the iconic piece but with modern touches like an updated fit, nylon shell and responsibly sourced, 800-fill down. It’s sold exclusively at Huckberry.
Tassel Loafer Chestnut Calf
Everyone loves a good tassel. Grant Stone’s new Goodyear-welt tassel loafer is a classic staple, and the perfect match for your Italian suits or when you’re looking to dress up an OCBD and jeans. The premium footwear brand crafted the loafer with a bit more comfort in mind, creating a fuller-fitting toe box so you sport this sophisticated, vegetable-tanned leather shoe all day long.
Quaker Marine Supply Fall Collection
Donegal tweed, herringbone, chunky knits, duffle coats — if we were assembling our ideal autumnal wardrobe, with no limitations, these would all make the cut. It just so happens that you’ll also find all these staples in the new fall collection from Quaker Marine Supply that was just released this week. You know QMS for being the company behind the ultimate boating hat — Ernest Hemingway’s Oysterman — but the new drop proves they can outfit you even after you bring in your skiff for the season.
Vollebak Indestructible Puffer Vest
We’ve never wanted to be back in the office as bad as when we saw this, Vollebak’s most incredible (or absurd, depending on how you look at it) release yet: an indestructible puffer vest. It may not actually be immortal, but it is made from Dyneema, that much-hyped fiber that’s 15 times stronger than steel by weight. With this, you’d immediately become king of the Midtown Uniform.
Harry’s Anti-Dandruff and Scalp Care Line
In what can only be seen as a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, Harry’s is expanding its hair care offerings with a new line of anti-dandruff and scalp products. They’ve got the classic shampoos and conditioners, but also a unique scalp scrub and hydrating cream. Not sure what would work best for your situation? You can take a quiz and they’ll point you in the right direction.
YETI Rambler 20 oz. Travel Mug with StrongHold Lid
YETI just released the Rambler 20 oz. Travel Mug with Stronghold Lid — a durable, one-of-a-kind travel mug ready to handle whatever backroad you take it on. The travel mug is still engineered with the same double-wall insulation and stainless-steel durability as the rest of YETI’s highly coveted Rambler drinkware — keeping your coffee and other beverages at just the right temperature all day long. But what makes this latest edition distinct is it’s the only piece of YETI drinkware topped with the StrongHold Lid, a seriously leak-proof, twist-on lid that features dual-slider magnet technology, so go ahead and hit all the potholes you want.
ALD x New Balance P550 Basketball Oxfords
We didn’t think Aime Leon Dore’s previous collaboration with New Balance could be topped, but we’ve been proven wrong. For their newest collab, ALD founder Teddy Santis decided to delve deep into the New Balance archive to bring back the P550 Basketball Oxford, which debuted in 1989. The shoe hasn’t officially been announced, but Santis allowed a sneak peek on his Instagram of a pair featuring a white upper, grey accents and an off-white sole, designed to give the shoe that vintage look.
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