Gear | November 6, 2021 8:41 am

Products of the Week: Colorful Cashmere, Cookware Fit for a Wizard and a Guitar Amp Straight From ’69

The 17 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

a collage of dutch ovens
InsideHook

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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 it. Today: Mr. Mort teams up with The Elder Statesman, Le Creuset channels the wizarding world, and McIntosh upgrades its classic audio equipment.

two pairs of the everyday pant
Myles Apparel

Myles Apparel Everyday Pants

InsideHook favorite Myles Apparel isn’t into crazy designs or groundbreaking cuts. In fact, they’re the exact opposite; they live to optimize the styles you know you’ll wear. Case and point: the new Everyday Pant. Inspired by the versatility and popularity of the brand’s Everyday Short, the new bottoms take the best, most functional aspects of those shorts you wore all summer and wrap into a much prettier, more seasonally appropriate package.

a man holding a blue box
Nine Arches

Nine Arches Game

What happens when a journalist and storyteller teams up with a video game designer who has worked on titles like Fortnite and Doom? Apparently, the product is Nine Arches, a gorgeous new choose-your-own-adventure style game currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Don’t worry, this isn’t a traditional tabletop game like the ones you burned through during pandemic lockdowns. Instead, while the set includes a beautifully designed guide, logbook and set of cards with art that resembles tarot decks, it’s not about the objects. The game challenges players to dream up short-term adventures, and then actually go out and do them.

a travel kit with different utensils
Roark

James × Roark: The Road Kit

Get dialed in for your next road trip with an elevated solution that keeps your essential utensils in one place. Blending Roark’s affinity for adventure with The James Brand’s eye for style, The Road Kit features a limited-edition Hell Gap fixed-blade knife, a titanium spoon and fork, and collapsible titanium chopsticks, all stored in a hand-numbered canvas roll. Eating good, no matter where your adventures take you, has never been easier.

A collection of four plates in different howgarts house colors
Le Creuset

Le Creuset Harry Potter Collection

Expecto Patr-oven! Le Creuset celebrates the magic of cooking with a Harry Potter-inspired kitchenware collection, a joining of the wizarding and culinary worlds. Complete with Snitch-emblazoned Dutch Oven, Spellcasting Spatulas, Hogwart House Dessert Plate Set and more.

a journal entry featuring images and tie dye
The Elder Statesman

The Elder Statesman x Mordechai Rubenstein 

It’s common knowledge that New York anthropologist, outfit-chronicler, IG personality, and general staple of the menswear community Mordechai Rubenstein (AKA @MisterMort) loves his tye die, which explains his new collection released in tandem with luxury cashmere brand The Elder Statesman. Featuring psychedelic prints and luscious knits, the promo video for the campaign probably best explains just what the heck is going on (hint: we love it).

a home office set up
Berluti

Berluti Home & Office Collection

Isn’t it about time to upgrade your WHF situation? Berluti thinks so, and they’ve graciously extended a hand with a luxurious array of home and office goods. The collection features only the most premium materials: Venezia leather, white Carrara marble and hornbeam wood all feature in the opulent offerings. Sure to imbue a more palatial feeling than your ten-year-old mousepad, the Berluti Home & Office collection is available now.

a Woodstock inspired amp
McIntosh

McIntosh MC3500 Mk II Vaccum Tube Amp 

Remember Woodstock? Not the Woodstock that shall not be named (the one that ends with ‘99) but the original coalescence of some of the greatest music minds and talents ever known to man? Yeah, this was the amp they used. Well, not this exact model, but the MC3500 1-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier Mk II,  McIntosh’s newest amplifier, is directly inspired by the original 1968-71 MC3500. With eight EL509S high-power output vacuum tubes and a slew of other features sure to blow the socks off any audiophile, we know exactly what we’re getting our classic-rock-obsessed fathers for Christmas.

a stove that changes colors
Solo Stove

Solo Stove Elemental Color Series

Solo Stove’s stainless steel fire pits were the hit of the pandemic, with an ingenious design that cuts down on smoke. If you haven’t picked one up yet, now may be the time as the brand is offering them in five different colors, maybe realizing not everyone is into the bare stainless steel aesthetic. There are five colors available at the moment: Ash, Clay, Sand, Soil and Water. But do be aware that these aren’t shipping out for a few weeks, with the exact time depending on the specific model you order. 

a camping chair with the Grateful Dead dancing bars iconography
Parks Project

Grateful Dead x Parks Projects

Are The Dead-inspired collaborations perhaps getting a bit out of hand? Yes, but it ain’t gonna stop us from pulling the trigger on a dancing bears-adorned camp chair. The whole collection feels a bit more on. the nose than most of the Grateful Dead partnerships, but in a good way — after all, trippy, colorful iconography and camping go hand-in-hand. The groovy merch also helps to support the Sierra Club, so the capsule is a win-win in our book. One of everything, please.

An Air Mail themed jacket
Air Mail

Air Mail x Anderson & Sheppard Work Jacket

When Air Mail decided to release its own coffee beans with Flying Coffee, we thought that was a natural extension. A hot cup of single-origin joe to go with the digital weekly on Saturdays? Don’t mind if we do. Then they did something we did not expect: this work jacket, an exquisitely crafted fall layer which Air Mail co-founder Graydon Carter designed with Savile Row staple Anderson & Sheppard out of English wool. Thanks to minimal branding limited to the interior, you don’t even need to be a fanatical subscriber to add this to your layering arsenal this season.

a carrying vessel
VSSL

Tincup Whiskey x VSSL Collaboration

Toast to the summit, an epic day of powder or good friends around the fire with the Tincup Whiskey x VSSL collab that pairs Tincup’s award-winning whiskey with VSSL’s innovative flask. Pick up the pairing as a kit that features the necessary ingredients to craft the Mountain Mule, an on-the-go cocktail, or simply invest in the all-in-one flask that features a compass, flashlight, bottle opener and two collapsible shot glasses.

a pair of sleek chukka boots
Everlane

Everlane Desert Boot

Everlane launched its first-ever dedicated men’s footwear styles this week, taking timeless, classic styles and reimagining them to feel easy, modern and downright cool. And that’s exactly the vibe of the brand’s new Desert Boot — the iconic suede chukka boot now with sneaker-level comfort and a smarter, cleaner look.

Lee
Lee

Lee x Pendleton 

In a celebration of American craftsmanship, your favorite blanket makers and jean designers have teamed up for a multi-item collaboration. The Union-All is our favorite piece from the capsule: a full raw denim jumpsuit, the whole thing is giving Top Gun (and we can’t think of anything more patriotic than that).

a Nogori robe
Akashi-Kama

Akashi-Kama FW21

Bay Area-based Akashi-Kama is a bit of an oddity in modern menswear; where as so many designers and brands focus on already-fading trends, Akashi draws inspiration for garments of old and the Japanese-American experience, channeling the minimalism and sustainability as forces behind the clothing. Their FW21, which introduces the brand’s first foray into knitwear, and it’s full of parred-back, handsome woven sweaters and cardigans and, of course, Akashi-Kama’s iconic Noragi workwear jacket.  

a silver chic ice press
Meltdown

Meltdown Chubby All-Aluminum Ice Press

If you’ve found yourself cursing out a square ice cube for ruining your drink yet again (damn that over-dilution), a situation we’re sure you run into quite often, consider a Meltdown Ice Press. The solid copper press churns out perfectly rounded spheres of frozen water like nobody’s business. An added bonus, it looks really good on your bar.

a pair of in-ear headphones and their case
Beats

Beats Fit Pro

Truly wireless? Yes. Noise-canceling? Yup! Constantly falling out? Not a chance. The Fit Pro, BeatsbyDre’s newest in-ear headphones, are built specifically to move with you as you go about your day. Wingtip buds and active noise canceling ensure you can enjoy your audio in peace, without the hassle of the outside world jostling through your earholes. 

a super chunky trail runner
Highsnobiety

Moncler x Hoka Mafate Speed 2 Shoe 

Running company Hoka One One has teamed up with Italian luxury ski brand Moncler to create what can only be described as a cross between an ultra-plush mattress and hiking boot. The Mafate Speed 2 Shoe, born of collaboration, a love for trail running, and a desire to see how much running foam you can fit on one lug sole, is a luxe trail runner inspired by the mountain ranges of Italy and France, and ready for the flex-on-’em activation. A hefty boy, the Mafate Speed 2 sports a 5mm(!) Vibram Megagrip rubber outsole, specialty constructed MATRYX upper, and immaculate alpine vibes. The style is currently sold out, but keep your eyes peeled for a December 1 drop at Hoka’s website.