Products of the Week: Canned Whiskey Cocktails, Tracksmith Polos and Prescription Oakleys
The 17 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week
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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: Oakley glasses for you four eyes, a crazy lightweight/breathable polo and Crown Royal canned beverages.
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Oakley Seller Prescription Glasses
Attention, eyesight-challenged individuals: when choosing your prescription specs, do not sleep on Oakley. The newest addition to Oakley’s RX lineup, the Seller boasts a minimalist design aesthetic with a sleek stainless steel frame that is not only super durable (the “Hollowpoint” hinge features no screws/pin and won’t loosen or wear out the same way a standard hinge will), but is also incredibly lightweight and thus perfect for all-day wear. Add cushy earsocks over the temples and adjustable silicone nosepads, and you’re likely to forget you’re even wearing glasses at all.
We’re fans of tequila seltzers, one of the few canned booze categories that offers up refreshment, convenience and overall a lighter experience than other RTDs. If you want something a little edgier, however, or attuned to a different lifestyle, these terpene-infused alcoholic beverages still offer 5-8% ABV but also replicate the nose of cannabis … minus the THC or CBD.
Dragon’s Milk x Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot
We loved Wolverine’s last boozy boot collab, with Old Rip Van Winkle, and we’re happy to report that they’re back at it again with another limited-edition banger, this time with Michigan’s New Holland Brewing. Inspired by New Holland’s bourbon barrel-aged stout Dragon’s Milk (which is delicious and the uninitiated should try immediately), the boot features a deep, chocolate-y brown leather as well as the Dragon’s Milk logo heat-embossed onto the tongue. Like any Wolverine 1,000 Miler (as well as stout in a bourbon barrel), these will only get better with age, and 10% of the proceeds from the collab will be going to the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program.
Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H
You may be most familiar with Hamilton for their military and aviation-inspired timepieces, or maybe for their association with director Christopher Nolan, but the new Intra-Matic Chronograph H hopes to carve out a new niche. It’s a new sports watch that uses the new H-51 movement, a hand-wound chronograph, but it does harken back to past models, specifically their Chronograph A and B of 1968, and utilizes the popular “panda” dial, which denotes the black and white contrast between the dial and subdials. Get to know a different side of Hamilton.
Now that we can look forward to getting out and about (fingers crossed), we don’t know necessarily want to leave our Sonos home audio setup behind. Thankfully, the brand seems to have pictured a day where we’d be on the go: They’ve just announced Roam, an extremely lightweight new speaker built for travel. Besides its small imprint, Roam’s big selling point is how easily it supposedly switches between Wifi and your phone’s Bluetooth, so you don’t have to think about re-pairing the speaker when you take it out of the house. And it’ll pair with your existing Sonos system like any other speaker from the brand.
Everlane Uniform Sport Collection
Everlane has just launched a new addition to its fan-favorite Uniform collection: Uniform Sport. The line features three brand-new styles, all designed with the brand’s new ReTech fabric, a blend of durable, moisture-wicking, high-performance recycled nylon and spandex. Each item has been tested at 15x the industry standard according to the brand and is backed by a 365-day guarantee so if you grind too hard in your Uniform Sport, Everlane will happily replace it. The collection stars the ReTech Soft-Shell Jacket ($78), ReTech Sport Short ($50) and ReTech Jogger ($68). All three sleek styles are available in various colors that’ll easily match your existing workout gear, boast four-way stretch and quick-drying properties and even include a reflective accent.
Nike Air Force 1 Experimental USPS
The latest brand to pay homage to the USPS, Nike recently announced the Nike Air Force 1 Experimental sneaker which seems to draws inspo from USPS Priority Mail shipping boxes. The shoe features a foam-adhered shell upper, off-white midsole and laces and a powder blue tongue, lining and tread, while the heel dons what looks to be a Nike Air Force 1 shipping label.
Wacko Maria x Pulp Fiction
In keeping with Wacko Maria’s tradition of paying homage to classic movies, the Japanese brand has included a range of goods centered around Pulp Fiction. The pieces range from the subtle, like sweatshirts and tees with “Pulp Fiction” printed on the chest, to more conspicuous items like T-shirts with the “Big Kahuna” burger emblazoned on the front. And if you’re a really big fan of the film, spring for the smart camp-collar button-downs with the “Pulp Fiction” logo above the pocket.
Houseplant Block Table Lighter
From Seth Rogen’s new cannabis-centric brand Houseplant comes this insanely chic Block Table Lighter. It features a ’70s-inspired design (hence the classic vintage poster to go along with it) and would make a handsome addition to anyone’s coffee table, sure to elevate your weed smoking experience and impress your friends. Also, just think how much money you’ll save by never having to buy another lighter ever again.
Alex Mill Padmore & Barnes Suede Boot
The Clarks Wallabee is one of those shoes that’s instantly recognizable from its silhouette alone. So what’s going on with these knockoffs from Padmore & Barnes that Alex Mill has secured in four colorways exclusive to them? As it turns out, they’re not knockoffs, they’re the original — more original than what you can get from Clarks. P&B is an Irish brand that originally produced the moc-style shoes for Clarks for decades before they moved production elsewhere. Let that be your history lesson for the day (one you can continue at A Continuous Lean), and let these shoes be your go-tos for spring.
Crown Royal Cocktails in a Can
If we’re gonna do canned boozy drinks, we want to trust the brand behind the base spirit before we dive in. Thankfully, we quite enjoy Crown Royal — and while we’re guessing this isn’t XR, the Canadian brand’s offering up three pretty interesting flavors paired with their signature whisky: Washington Apple, Whisky & Cola and Peach Tea.
If you’re already a fan of Sabahs for their comfort, consider picking up the brand’s Baba slide, exclusively at Huckberry. Crafted from premium black leather sourced from Istanbul, the Baba’ feature a backless sole so you can quite literally slip them on and go.
Outerknown x The New Denim Project
We appreciate Outerknown’s commitment to finding new ways to make their clothes more sustainable. This week, that included releasing pieces made in collaboration with The New Denim Project, “a family-run sustainable design lab based in Guatemala with a closed-loop manufacturing process.” Essentially, they’re taking denim scraps that would otherwise get tossed and turning them into Henleys, knit button-ups and even their must-have Blanket Shirt.
Cake Stim for Him
Sexual wellness brand Cake has branched out from its line of lubes with the latest launch of stim for him, an arousal gel for your solo endeavors. The gel produces an intense tingling sensation during men’s solo play, switching between a cooling and warming feeling for maximum pleasure. The herbal formula includes natural extracts and ingredients like Kwao Krua Dang, caffeine and niacin for a unique, stimulating sensation that’ll even help your solo sessions last longer.
Myles Elements Jacket with Hood
With three-layer sub-micron technology, Myles’ Elements Jacket isn’t like other waterproof jackets. Its lightweight outer layer is rain- and wind-resistant, sure, but still allows for excess heat and moisture to escape, making it an ultra-breathable jacket with optimal moisture and temperature regulation. Not to mention its sharp design and matte material make for a pretty sleek, sweet outer layer.
Tracksmith Van Cortlandt Polo
We’re longtime champions of Tracksmith’s running gear, from their history-rich singlet to their collab collections to their delightfully short shorts. Thus we were well chuffed to learn that they’ve applied their sporting acumen to their first polo shirt, which features not only the same moniker as the aforementioned singlet, but also its signature diagonal “sash” detail as well as its fabric — named for “Boston Billy” Rodgers’ American Record time of 2:09:55 at the 1975 Boston Marathon (which he ran in a mesh tank that he found in the trash), Tracksmith’s 2:09 mesh is crazy lightweight/breathable and features the requisite wicking/antimicrobial properties for sustained athletic effort. We’ll stick with the singlet for marathon-running, but the polo should prove perfect for a spring tennis session and patio drinks afterward.
Danner Trail 2650 Campo
The boot brand known for its superior (and handsome) hiking, military and work boots just dropped a shoe that’s primed for all our upcoming warm weather hikes. The Trail 2650 Campo features a lightweight and breathable sock-like construction, so think of your favorite pair of air-flowing running shoes but now durable enough to withstand the roughest and rockiest terrains. And with Vibram Megagrip technology and an abrasion-resistant leather and textile upper, your feet will keep safe, secure and stable.
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