Products of the Week: Pendleton Blankets, Oak Street Boots and Gingerbread Spiced Stout

The 12 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

November 7, 2020 6:00 am
Products of the Week: Pendleton Blankets, Oak Street Boots and Gingerbread Spiced Stout
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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: a Pendleton blanket that raises money for injured firefighters, American-made boots from the iconic Oak Street Bootmakers and a festive stout from Guiness.

Todd Snyder

Timex + Todd Snyder Colorblock Milano Watch in Black/Turquoise

Never ones to rest on their collaborative laurels, Todd Snyder and Timex are back with yet another wrist banger, a sequel to last year’s bestselling Art Deco Milano that adds an artful dose of (you guessed it) color-blocking to pay further homage to the elegant design trends of the early 20th century. Quartz movement, stainless steel case and a genuine leather strap round out the proceedings, resulting in a handsome everyday wearer sure to jazz up any fall ensemble.

Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch The Wildland Heroes Firefighter Blanketin Golden State

A short-run collaboration between Taylor Stitch and Pendleton, this blanket was made to raise money for injured firefighters and their families. But by being produced in the U.S. from a blend of pure virgin wool and cotton, and infusing Pendleton’s classic aesthetic with a contemporary forest pattern, it was also made to keep you warm this winter and many winters to come.

Alex Mill

Alex Mill Face Mask in Cabana Stripe

Made in collaboration with Jenny Cooper, owner of the Brooklyn zero-waste coffee shop IXV, each mask is hand sewn by Cooper using deadstock bandanas as well as leftover shirting and t-shirt yardage from the brand. The masks are outfitted with adjustable (and comfortable) elastic ear loops and a pocket for you to insert a filter of your choice. But the real draw of the masks is their vibrant colors and patterns, making them feel like more than a necessity.


Allbirds Men’s Wool Dasher Mizzles

Keep your feet dry rain or shine with Allbirds’ new running shoes. The Wool Dasher Mizzles feature a merino wool upper that helps keep feet dry thanks to the brand’s breathable, bio-based shield that’s treated with a fluorine-free water repellent coating. To further help you keep from sliding on any slick surfaces, the shoe’s no-slip natural rubber sole will provide you with extra grip for a safe and secure feeling run.


Matador SEG30 Segmented Backpack

Whether you’re taking a short trip or heading out for a long adventure, Matador’s SEG30 Segmented Pack is designed for all types of travel. While the backpack might look relatively simple, the minimalist design disguises maximum organization thanks to the segmented zipper pockets which allow you to organize by type, day or size. For larger items like dirty clothes, store them in the oversized clamshell pocket while keeping your laptop safe in the external laptop sleeve.


Guinness Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout and Imperial Stout

Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels, this limited-edition 11% ABV winter warmer is brewed with allspice, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pair with roasted pork or creme brulee, they say. Done.

Oak Street

Oak Street Bootmakers Field Boot

Crafted from a Siedel black walnut stampede roughout leather, which means you’re getting something lightweight but durable that’ll develop more character as you wear it. Made in the USA, too.

Hot Ones

Hot Ones Nugget Honey

Add a lil’ sugar and spice to your pizza, chicken, waffles and whatever else you see fit with Hot Ones Nugget Honey. The honey starts with American-made gin crafted at Bar Hill in Vermont. The gin is then infused with Smokin’ Ed’s Pepper X, then blended with pure alfalfa honey from the Wind Valley of Montana. The end result is beautiful honey that packs just the right amount of heat.

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Keyboard

A computer encased in a keyboard, featuring a quad-core 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, wireless networking, dual-display output, and 4K video playback. And it arrives with a mouse and all the cords you need — just add a monitor.

Legends Only League

Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League

If you’ve been anticipating the face-off between boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., go ahead and get prepared for the boxing ring showdown with the appropriate merch. Set to happen on November 28 in Los Angeles, California, the event is part of Tyson’s Legends Only League, an initiative to bring retired athletes across all fields (not just boxing) back to their chosen sport. Whether you’re rooting for Tyson or Jones, or you’re just excited to see them both back in the ring, show your support with the t-shirts, hoodies and hats available on the Legends Only League site.


Hess Toy Truck 2020 Ambulance and Rescue

Paying tribute to first responders, Hess’ new pair of vehicles get as close as possible to the real thing, with nearly 100 lights, four different emergency sirens and flashing light combinations, and off-road wheeling. Give it to kids during the holiday season to add some excitement (like the off-road wheelie-popping) to their normal play-time routine, or give it to someone who understands and appreciates the craftsman ship and quality that goes into all of the Hess trucks. Like yourself, maybe.

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Grey Multi-Colored Bear Sweater

Listen, your pals at InsideHook are down for a good old fashioned tie dye Grateful Dead tee as much as the next guy. There are times, however, when circumstances require churching up the ensemble a bit, and we don’t believe such circumstances should preclude one from broadcasting an affinity for Jerry & Co. Enter this handsome sweater from Sec. 119, sporting the iconic dancing bears embroidered across the body and sleeves for an upscale touch of color and personality. Nice enough that you can wear it to dinner, but not so nice that you can’t sit around getting stoned and listening to Workingman’s Dead in it.

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