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Today in Gear: August 14, 2014

Today in Gear: Antique photos from Archivast, Allen Edmonds’ new shoes for Club Monaco, dating through Instagram, a Sega Genesis retrospective and more.



Antique Photos from Archivast
Replace your print of “V-J Day in Times Square” with something more original. Take these photos from Archivast, which seeks to recover, digitize, and print glass negatives from the 1800s that newspapers have been discarding. Some are quaint, and many are fascinating — like this one, which shows the construction of the Verrazzano Bridge. Prints are available in various sizes and can be framed. $250+

Moore & Giles Pamplona Weekend Bag
You know the phrase “hair of the dog that bit you”; how about “hide of the bull that gored you”? Whether or not you’ve run with the bulls in Pamplona, you can own a piece of the tradition with Moore & Giles’ new line of one-of-a-kind weekend bags. Each bag is made of a hide from the 2004 Running of the Bulls, and comes with a certificate detailing the bull and the bullfighter that brought it to justice, if such details matter to you. $1,500

Glimpse Dating App
Anyone who’s tried online dating (don’t be shy) knows that perusing pictures is the funnest part. Seizing upon this is Glimpse, a dating app that connects to your Instagram account. Users connect by conversing about one another’s photos; no longer must you labor over your “about me” section. itsglimpse.com

SlamStop is a small mechanical device that catches your car door when it stops just shy of shutting completely, and shuts it for you. This little gizmo, which fits snugly into any automobile doorframe, is good for two groups of people: drivers with a habit of shutting the door too softly, and teenagers sneaking back from a late-night party who need to shut the door softly. slamstop.net

Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Complete Works
For fans of throwbacks or just unabashed retro geeks (tiny distinction, but still), Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Complete Works (Read-Only Memory) is a 352-page retrospective on the game system that found a home in every “edgy” kid’s bedroom in the ’80s. It features the titular console’s design blueprints, game concept art, and interviews from the Sega employees behind its success. $49 ()

Allen Edmonds Club Monaco Shoes
The Allen Edmonds Corporation’s nine-decade shoemaking tenure belies its modern edge. Their new line of footwear for Club Monaco (loafers, oxfords, boots and more) bears the signature shine of their handmade leather work, along with more modern touches, like Goodyear welts and form-fitting cork soles. $365

How to Pack a Dopp Kit like a Pro
The dopp kit or toiletry bag can be a point of confusion. No more. Pack yours like a pro with these essentials. Read This Article
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