Products of the Week: Advent Calendars, Bar Carts and a KITH x Ralph Lauren Collaboration

The 13 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

November 14, 2020 5:53 am
Products of the Week: Advent Calendars, Bar Carts and a KITH x Ralph Lauren Collaboration

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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: Mr Porter’s grooming advent calendar, a handsome Burrow bar cart and a limited edition KITH x Ralph Lauren capsule.


Compartes Truly Hard Seltzer Boozy Chocolate Truffles

LA-based gourmet chocolate brand Compartes and Truly Hard Seltzer are giving us one-of-a-kind seltzer-infused truffles this holiday season. Each boozed-up truffle is filled with hard seltzer-spiked chocolate ganache inspired by Truly’s Berry Mix Pack and covered in Compartes’ mouth-watering chocolate.


J.Crew x New Balance® 1400 Sneakers

It’s been ten years since New Balance and J.Crew collaborated on their first sneaker, the 1400, and now for their most recent joint venture the two brands are bringing back the iconic silhouette. The collaboration offers five new colorways exclusively available at J.Crew: Black, Navy, Classic Pine, Raw Steel and a colorblocked pair. While the solid colors are classic, the colorblocked sneakers are undoubtedly the stars of the collab, thanks to the rich green suede, camel accents and gold heel.

American Trench

Riverside Tool & Dye x American Trench

The tie-dye trend continues to live on, but if you’re looking for colors and patterns much more suited to fall and winter, look no further than American Trench’s collaboration with Philadelphia based textile design studio Riverside Tool & Dye. Consisting of a hoodie, long-sleeve tee and two beanies, each piece from the collection is dyed by hand using a Japanese dyeing technique in Riverside’s “ivory” colorway. The result is a marbled pattern featuring calming and very light shades of pink, green, blue and rust. 

Made In

Made In Cookware Copper Set

You’ve always thought about buying some copper pots and pans, but where’s the best place to start? Made In Cookware is offering itself up as an entry point into the vaunted category. The direct to consumer company — one we’ve championed in the past — just released its first copper set, featuring a 1.5 quart saucepan, 4.5 quart rondeau and 5 quart saucier, with lids.


Champion x M&M Collection

Your favorite candy now plastered on some premium Champion slides and cozy slippers. Is this ridiculous? Of course, but no one except your pandemic pod will see them anyway.


Burrow Dram Bar Cart

Have you built up a sizable home bar since all your favorite cocktail haunts have been out of the question? Then you need a bar cart. Burrow, the company you know for DTC couches, just launched a mighty fine option called the Dram. But that’s not all: this week, they also added a variety of coffee tables (called Kettle and Signal), some new rug designs and trays.


KITH x Polo Ralph Lauren Capsule

In an exclusive capsule for KITH, Polo Ralph Lauren and the streetwear brand have created limited editions of the former’s most iconic designs. The collection boasts Polo Bear Fleece Hoodies and Knits, the Flag Sweater and Denim Jacket, a crewneck with Polo Ralph Lauren’s signature Big Pony and more.

Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer x JJJound

Partnering with the Montreal-based collaborative design studio, Eddie Bauer has introduced two limited-edition pieces inspired by their own classic silhouettes. One is the Skyliner Jacket, the first down jacket to ever be patented in America and the turning point in establishing Eddie Bauer as a national brand. The original silhouette has been updated to include square quilting and a waistcoat hem, available in understated shades of tan, black and olive green. For the second piece, the Canadian Vest which has been a staple of the brand for 42 years, the same quilting, hem and colors were applied. While the collection may be minimal, Eddie Bauer and JJJound have managed to revitalize and re-establish two classics.


Away Travel Bags

Not going anywhere soon, or not going far? There’s a bag for that. Away just launched an array of $50 – $300 wallets, card holders, messenger bags, laptop carriers and both a Mini and Large Everywhere Bag.”

Mr. Porter

Mr Porter “12 Days of Grooming” Advent Calendar

Advent calendars, it turns out, are not just for children. Mr Porter’s annual “12 Days of Grooming” calendar is here once again to give you a crash course in all the best men’s hair and skincare products you missed this year. Whether you pride yourself on your detailed grooming regimen or are a bar-soap-fits-all kind of guy, your scalp, hands, and those bags under your eyes will thank you for taking advantage of Mr Porter’s curation.


Everlane Ribbed Wool–Cashmere Sock and Belgian-Waffle Wool-Cashmere Sock

It’s time you invest in a good, quality pair of socks, and what better place to start than at Everlane, where they just released their Ribbed-Wool Cashmere and Belgian-Waffle Wool-Cashmere Sock. Each pair is available in a classic ivory color, with the ribbed sock also available in a heathered orange, and the waffle sock available in a dark grey. The wool-cashmere blend featured in both will ensure your lil’ piggies stay toasty, whether you’re trekking through the snow or lounging at home.


Adidas x Jonah Hill Samba Shoes

Jonah Hill reimagined the iconic Adidas Sambas with a “sophisticated, DIY aesthetic.” Available in three funky colors, the sneaker takes inspo from 90s’ childhood influences and feature handwritten details, making it a unique, personalized shoe that still exudes premium quality.


Missoma — The Men’s Edit

Contemporary jewelry brand Missoma is known for making delicate, personalized and truly stellar pieces. And now the female-founded brand is offering that same high-quality and style to the lads with its first-ever men’s collection. You’ll find a mix of chunky chains, bold flat-link bracelets and classic finer chain necklaces you can layer up or sport solo — all crafted with 18-carat gold vermeil on sterling silver or 18-carat gold plated on brass.

Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Blue Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

A colorful range of single-pot still Irish whiskies — the spot was a signifier of age when they launched in the early 1900s — marks a return of the “Blue Spot,” its first appearance since 1964. This new/old release (a 7-year-old) now features juice aged separately in ex-Madeira,  ex-Bourbon and ex-sherry casks and then married together. Expect a lot of fruit and spice here. 


Powell’s Unisex Fragrance

Your e-book isn’t sexy. Real books are sexy — and this fragrance captures the smell of good, old-fashioned, dusty-ass literature. Let the wordsmiths explain: “Like the crimson rhododendrons in Rebecca, the heady fragrance of old paper creates an atmosphere ripe with mood and possibility. Invoking a labyrinth of books; secret libraries; ancient scrolls; and cognac swilled by philosopher-kings … ” and you get the point. It’s a smart scent.

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