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Today in Gear: May 31, 2016

A massive book for any Coppola fan, a Harley made for moto racing fans (to drool over), a lightweight shell made for active types and much more.

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Good morning and happy Tuesday. Yeah, it sucks to go back to work after a long weekend, but at least you’ve only got to slog through four days, right? If that doesn’t motivate you, take a moment and realize that tomorrow is the beginning of June and… time is slipping away faster than you can possibly imagine… Call your mom. And tell her what’s good in gear: a massive book for any Coppola fan, a Harley made for moto racing fans (to drool over), a lightweight shell made for active types and much more.

And here are some fresh stories to start the day.

The Godfather Notebook

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This is a collection of legendary Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola’s notes on the Mario Puzo novel that inspired his iconic film. And since it includes over 700 photos from the set and an intro from Mr. Coppola, cinephiles won’t want to miss out.

Buy Now: $50

Varsity Tutors iOS App

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“Video chat and message with hired tutors via your smartphone? Preposterous!” That’s an exact quote from a guy, like, 50 years ago who a) coined a bunch of terms we use widely in current times and b) didn’t predict the future very well. Over 200 subjects are offered, so you can learn to your heart’s content so long as you’re on the grid.

Download Now: Free

XG750R Flat Track Motorcycle by Harley Davidson

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It’s been 44 years since a new flat track Harley racer graced this rather round planet. You won’t be able to buy one — ever — but the fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Revolution X V-Twin-powered bike will make its racing debut at the AMA Pro Springfield Mile, where very talented and lucky motorcycle people will make us all jealous.

Learn More: Here

Oak Whisky Barrel Sunglasses by Maker’s Mark x Woodzee

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Looks like beer goggles grew up and got a taste for the finer stuff, eh? Made from recycled whisky barrel staves, these frames are charred for a particularly natural-but-stealthy look then oiled and topped off with Italian lenses.

Buy Now: $150

Trail Jacket by Dynafit

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Protect yourself from wind and stay comfortable during runs with this stretchy but breathable shell. It’ll compress into a small pocket, and comes in three interesting colorways that’ll fit in with your casual wardrobe too.

Buy Now: $169

Wooden Record Case by De Jong & Co.

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Featuring two spaces for your vinyl and wooden 45 adapters (plus a trick hidden compartment), this beautifully made, simply box is perfect for only the rarest of rare records in your collection.

Buy Now: $850


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