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Today in Gear: April 20, 2016

The best watch pouch we know of, a tiny “touchscreen” projector, an iconic and remastered film and much more.


Good morning and happy Wednesday. If you haven’t seen the very bizarre video in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard apologize for sneaking animals out of Australia, do yourself a favor and just watch Stephen Colbert’s parody of it. After you’re done chuckling/being sad that The Colbert Report no longer exists, it’s high time you see what’s good in gear: the best watch pouch we know of, a projector for watching — and touching — stuff, an iconic and remastered film you must watch and much more.

Pond Touchscreen Projector


Small enough to perch atop your palm, this innovative little guy projects an 80-inch display onto any surface to create a virtual touchscreen. Use the built-in Android OS and download apps to fiddle with it, or connect it to a device with a mini HDMI cable. Included are a remote and two styluses that do all the touching, and there’s a handy video demo right here.

Buy Now: $509

‘Dr. Strangelove’ Criterion Collection Edition


“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” Perhaps the darkest satire of all time, directed by the great Stanley Kubrick and featuring a brilliant ensemble cast helmed by the inimitable Peter Sellars, The Criterion Collection’s release of Dr. Strangelove is available for pre-order now. It’s a restored 4K digital transfer, with 5.1 surround sound plus new interviews with Kubrick, Sellars and George C. Scott, along with trailers, articles and more. Own a beautiful piece of cinematic history this June.

Learn More: Here

Costello Flat Front Trouser by EFM


Spring is beautiful, but city dwellers know that oppressive, godawful heat is just around the corner. No excuse to look shabby or unkempt, though. EFM’s Costello pant is a flat-front silhouette made of stretchy, moisture-wicking material that looks like a classy, modern pair of slacks. Reflective tape on the inside back cuff and a hidden cell phone pocket in the waistband are sure signs that these are functional pants for the modern working, commuting man.

Buy Now: $318

Danner Tramline for Iron & Resin


Take two rugged, awesome brands and mash them together: this is the beauty that transpires. A chukka silhouette has been made over with a suede upper and blue waxed-cotton collar. Since it’s possible you might never want to wear anything else as long as you live, Danner’s classic stitch-down construction means you can resole easily and often. And it’s all made in the USA.

Buy Now: $350

GP Watch Pouch


Traveling with watches is like traveling with pets: you can’t just throw them in your duffel and hope for the best. To keep your favorite timepiece in perfect shape while on the road (or, really, on your nightstand), protection doesn’t get much more classy than deep navy Horween leather, a soft suede interior and an embossed GP logo. (You’re on your own for Fido.)

Buy Now: $60

Hawkesmill Camera Bags


Touted as “the most luxurious camera bags in the world,” Hawkesmill’s wares made from top-notch materials for classy camera carrying. Italian leather, nickel hardware, waterproof canvas made in Scotland… the list goes on. Interiors are adaptable: dividers can be removed, converting the bag to a very handsome briefcase or messenger pack.

Learn More: Here


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