Products of the Week: Wool Snap Jackets, Hidden Camera Finders and Another Celebrity Liquor
The 10 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: American Trench Wool Snap jackets, a device that’ll find hidden cameras and Nick Offerman’s whisky.
Flint and Tinder Golden Bear Suede Trucker
Flint and Tinder have teamed up with the leather experts at Golden Bear to give the iconic trucker jacket an exclusive, limited edition suede leather upgrade. Since the 1920s, Golden Bear has been crafting top-notch outerwear for longshoremen and dockworkers in San Francisco. So you know you’re getting a well-built jacket to sustain the toughest climates, especially for that price point.
The Jack Mason x Taylor Stitch Aviator Multi‑Scale Chronograph
You know all about Taylor Stitch’s Workshop program, where the menswear savants crowdfund exciting new projects to gauge interest. Well, now they’re getting into the watch game with help from the experts at Jack Mason. You could pick up this collab timepiece for its aviation functionality, or just because its vintage style looks damn good on the wrist. Either way, you’ve got a month to do so.
Looney Tunes x Todd Snyder + Champion Collection
Only Todd Snyder + Champion could make us want to wear high-end sweatshirts and tees with cartoon characters all over them. Yup, the duo we all know and love had collabed with Looney Tunes, paying homage to the classic characters in a true Todd Snyder + Champion fashion.
Lagavulin Offerman Edition Aged 11 Years
Nick Offerman, the actor/comedian behind the prickly government official from NBC’s late, great Parks and Recreation, just got his own whisky (and a series of comedic promo videos). Offerman is a longtime fan of the Islay tipple and refers to it as “mother’s milk.” The result here is peaty, fruity and a solid 92 proof.
Wool Trench Coat in Charcoal and Wool Snap Jackets
If you’re wondering why there seem to be new American Trench coats in this feature every week, well, we don’t have a good answer. But we certainly aren’t complaining. This trench follows the same design as the brand’s signature item, with charcoal Melton cloth provided by the American Woolen Company. The snap jackets, however, are done up in deadstock fabrics from Woolrich’s Pennsylvania factory, which is now closed. Grab one while you can.
Timex x GREATS The Navi
Greats just unveiled a limited-edition version of the dive-inspired Timex Navi watch. And just like their shoes, the timepiece is affordable and sleek, with choice details for those who take the time to appreciate them. Right away, the matte-black PVD coating on the case, bezel and crown paired with the black post-consumer recycled polyester strap make for a rugged, versatile watch. But zooming in on the face, the Greats collaboration quickly differentiates itself from other Navi styles available from Timex. The three different hands are the focal point, especially the arrow-capped minute hand and orange-tipped seconds. But the most welcome detail is that instead of slapping both logos on the face and calling it a day (as many watch collabs do these days), Greats is orange to smartly match the second hand and Timex is in black, which mutes its impact against the grey dial.
Scout Hidden Camera Finder
Sigh. What does it say about society that we have to recommend a piece of tech that warns of you other tech? Scout is a small device that’ll find any hidden cameras in your Airbnb, hotel room or other supposedly private space. Instead of using Wifi networks or radio frequencies to tracks signals (which may not exist0, Scout uses high-powered LEDs that’ll reflect off of any other camera lens in the room.
New Balance All-Terrain Shoes & Clothing
New Balance is taking it to the trails with their brand new collection of all-terrain gear for running, hiking and everyday wear. You’ll find the necessary gear for all terrains — superior cushioned shoes, sherpa long-sleeve crewnecks, cotton tees and sherpa joggers — keeping you comfy wherever you go.
2021 Chevy Silverado HD Carhartt
The Chevy Silverado and Carhartt. Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait. And so will you, because this special-edition truck won’t be hitting dealerships until fall 2020. But with the 2500 LTZ crew cab serving as the base, and features like an off-road package, all-terrain tires and two-tone Jet Black and Carhartt Brown leather-appointed seats, it’s worth waiting for (we’ll take one under the tree … next Christmas).
With the newly released T80, Timex recalls the early days of digital watches. The 34mm piece (it feels funny calling a $65 watch a piece) comes equipped with a stopwatch function, 30 meters of water resistance, a customizable alarm and, of course, indiglo.