Staff Picks: All the Stuff Our Editors Fell in Love With This Week

Floral ties, ingenious multitools and wood-burning home stoves

By The Editors
April 13, 2018 9:00 am

Welcome to InsideHook’s Staff Picks, a compendium of all the things our editors have been digging on recently.

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Floral Ties by Dazi USA
I f*cking love weddings. The drinking, the dancing, the tears of joy (I usually cry at least twice; the bride-dad dance is pretty much a failsafe) … If I could go to a wedding every weekend, I would. But one thing I dislike about them is the utter sameness of the men’s attire on parade. Whether black tie or a convention of bland off-beige summer suits, weddings are where sprezzatura goes to die. A subtle, simple way to stand yourself out from the crowd, especially come summer? A dashing floral tie, which happens to be the hallmark of Dazi USA’s collection. And at $28 a piece, you don’t need to sweat spilling any bubbly down your front, either.  — Walker Loetscher, Editor in Chief

Yomi Bites
Of all Eden’s forbidden apples, a tablespoon of cookie dough might be the most irresistible … and damning. Fixing that: Yomi Bites, or what I like to think of as little cookie-flavored protein dumplings, made from all-organic ingredients like almonds, oats, honey and flax, then rolled into the shape of a pop’em and dusted with a little sea salt. There are a few flavors available, my favorite being the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and each comes in a portable pouch of three. No gluten, dairy or soy, perfect for on-the-go breakfast or a little pre-workout jolt … and tasty as all get out. — Tanner Garrity, Associate Editor

Huckberry EDC Kit 2.0
I’ve found this to be an incredibly useful component of my keychain. Features a multitool (super useful), peanut lighter (super useful if you’re in a pinch for fire), two S-shape carabiners (one large and one small) and an inchworm (something I’ve taken off). At $40, it’s also a great deal for the quality you’ll get. — Eli London, Director of Partnerships

Greats the Royale Reverse
Really enjoying this new drop from everyone’s favorite affordable sneaker brand. Personally, I’ve never quite been taken by any of their offerings in the past, but these numbers hit the sweet spot: minimalist leather uppers with chunky contrasting gum soles, priced at under $200. Can’t wait to break ’em in. — Michael Nolledo, Deputy Editor/Chicago Editor

BioLite Wood-Burning HomeStove
Our admiration for BioLite, maker of ingenious off-grid products, is no secret. But it turns out the love runs both ways. The company’s HomeStove — a wood-burning rocket stove that reduces smoke by 90%, powers an included USB light and was designed for sub-Saharan Africa — is now being offered to the American outdoor enthusiasts who have been clamoring for it. But act fast, orders are only open for a week and close on April 18th. — Alex Lauer, Associate Editor

Socks that take the slip out of your morning routine.

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Men’s Original Ankle Socks by Bombas
Somewhere along the way, I made Bombas my socks of choice. Plenty of stretch, and the honeycomb arch support system and reinforced blister tabs on the heels add a LOT of comfort — I actually slip the ankle socks on in the morning in lieu of slippers. Colorful, too. Bonus: Bombas donates a pair for every pair you buy. — Kirk Miller, Managing Editor/Nation Editor  


Tried Morning Recovery for the second time last night. And this is now the second morning following a big night out where I used of MR that I’ve felt … perfectly fine. Drink this peach-y supplement before or during your cocktail fun, and you may actually not regret waking up. At least for hangover reasons.

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