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Today in Gear: Dieter Rams Designs Up For Auction, a Black-Dial Panerai, Reusable Drinking Straws and More

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New & Noteworthy Releases

The Heart of the Honda Civic Type-R Finds a More Batshit Crazy Home

Ariel Motor Co. is putting the Honda Civic Type-R engine to task in the next generation Atom. It's about time.

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Panerai’s Blacked-Out Luminor Is One of Its Best Releases This Year

Featuring a pared-down dial, a titanium case and a super-long power reserve.

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Plastic Straws May Soon Be Illegal — Get Ahead with a Reusable One

It's time to start thinking about viable alternatives.

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Forget the New Supra, This Is the Car Toyota Needs to Bring Back

The experimental approach Toyota took with the Celica needs to make a return in the Corolla.

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Two New Knives Will Make You Care About Chinese Blade Making

"Made in China" doesn't have to signify low quality - We Knife Co. is proving that with two new knives that can contend with the best.

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OtterBox’s Latest, Waterproof Duffels, Are Now Available

Announced earlier this summer, OtterBox's Yampa dry bags are now available for purchase. They're waterproof, as well as puncture-, UV- and chemical-resistant.

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Tons of Rare and Iconic Home Goods Are Going on Sale Tomorrow

The product designer made a lot of very famous things, and more than 130 are going up for auction tomorrow afternoon.

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Fresh Deals


J.Crew Sale
Save an Additional 30%: Right now at J.Crew you can save an additional 30 percent on already reduced sale items. It’s a great opportunity to invest in some wardrobe classics that will get steady wear, regardless of season. Choose between shorts, button-up shirts, jeans and blazers, among other items, but don’t wait long because sizes are limited for certain garments. To take advantage of the extra savings, use the code SHOPNOW at checkout. — John Zientek

Learn More: Here


Grey Minimalist Sneakers
Save an Additional 25%: There’s a reason minimalist sneakers have all but taken over the footwear space. The simple unadorned style is incredibly versatile and pairs well with almost everything in your closet — they look as good with a pair of worn-in jeans as they do with chinos and a blazer. While the de facto colorway is white, you can get just as much mileage out of a pair in another neutral color. And now at East Dane, you can choose from three gray styles that cost no more than $53. Just make sure to use the code EXTRA18 at checkout to take advantage of the savings. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $48+


Calvin Klein Office Attire
Save Up to 50%: Amazon is warming up for its biggest deal day of the year, Prime Day, with a host of smaller deals. This one is all Calvin Klein officewear, and there’s an enormous color and size collection to boot — simple straight-fit khakis for all of $18, Gingham shirts you don’t have to iron for under $30 and much, much more.

Prices vary slightly based on size and color selection, and as of posting nearly all color and size options were available. Also, PSA: Prime Day begins on Monday, July 16th at 3 p.m. EST. Prepare yourself. — Will Price

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Asics and Brooks Running Shoe Sale
Save $50: Fall training season begins on July 1, so if you’re itching to get another race in the books, or are ready to start training for your first one, now’s the time. The one accessory you’ll need to start logging miles is a new pair of sneakers. Two pairs of long distance trainers are on sale today: Asics Gel-Kayano 24 and Brooks Glycerin 15. — Meg Lappe

Brooks Glycerin 15: $105Asics Gel-Kayano 24: $100


Two Urban Outfitters Media Consoles
Save Up to 50%: Sometimes when outfitting our living rooms with audio equipment we overspend. And by sometimes, I mean every time. When that happens, slight concessions are made, and they’re better made on the thing that holds the audio gear rather than the audio gear itself.

These two media consoles from Urban Outfitters Apartment Sale — the Draper and the Hamilton — are perfect for this. Both are derivatives of classic mid-century products and with an added air of UO playfulness, and both are much, much more affordable than any high-design setup you’ll find. Both already affordable and both on sale right now. — Will Price

Draper Media Console: $279 $229Hamilton Media Console: $629 $579

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder Camp Collar Indigo Linen Shirt
Save 37%: Todd Snyder is offering savings of 37 percent on one of the best shirts you can wear this summer. The short sleeve shirt features a casual camp collar — a vintage-inspired detail that was common on Aloha shirts and bowling shirts — and a straight hem, designed to be worn untucked. Made in Portugal from dark-blue Italian linen, it’s lightweight, breathable and quick drying making it ideal for hot and humid climates. Normally $158, this shirt is now just $99 and available in sizes XS to XXL. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $158 $99

Today on Gear Patrol

The Best AirPlay Speakers You Can Buy Right Now

If you an iPhone or iPad, and haven't yet invested in a home audio system, these are our favorite speakers to get you started.

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Opinion: Why Watch Lovers Should Embrace Wearing Small Watches

Unnecessarily oversized watches have had their time in the sun. Now it's time to go smaller.

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Experts Say These Are the Best Bike Products of the Year

Every year a panel of judges at Eurobike, the biggest bike trade show in the world, sifts through thousands of products to find the very best and designates them as winners of the prestigious Gold...

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Ten Products to Upgrade Your Outdoor Entertaining

Summer is prime time for entertaining outdoors. But outdoor dining can still be polished. Opt for products to upgrade your outdoor dining (indoor too).

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BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire Review: Makes Any Truck the King of the Mountain

Slapping one of 54 different sizes of KM3s on your vehicle won’t make it unstoppable; they'll give you a sizable cushion for error.

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The 7 Best Adventure Travel Weekenders

The bags you need to streamline your travel right now.

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Fellow Stagg EKG Kettle Review: The Best Damn Kettle for the Coffee-Obsessed

They look like the product of some wormhole collaboration between Sith lords and Muji's design team.

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