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Today in Gear: Grant Stone’s Hand-Crafted Footwear, the Five Most Popular Japanese Whiskeys Under $100 and More

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Grant Stone Footwear
Grant Stone may be young in terms of how long it’s been around — the company was only founded in 2016 — but the shoemaker has rightly employed a century-and-a-half-old technique making its timeless styles feel wise beyond their years.

Goodyear welted footwear are the type of shoes that are an investment for the rest of your life. That’s because they a) last longer and b) the design itself is an utterly classic choice. Employing the Goodyear welt, Grant Stone strives to achieve lasts with a shape that can fit a majority while maintaining the traditional English-Americana aesthetic. Combining the traditional with the modern, any pair of Grant Stones are future classics.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

The Oscars of Watchmaking Is Here. Here’s Why These 8 Watches Should Win

In other words, these are some of the best watches of 2018.

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These Cleats Scored the Most Goals at the World Cup

If you know anything about cleats, you won't be surprised.

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Have A Roku TV? Get These Great Wireless Speakers for Just $150

Because your TV's built-in speakers suck.

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5 of the Most Popular Japanese Whiskies Under $100

The most affordable of Japanese whisky's most popular bottles.

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This Belt Was Inspired by Star Wars but Won’t Make You Look like a Star Dork

You'll like it because it's a scoundrel.

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This Rugged American-Made Bag Is Ideal for Everyday Use

Made with 22-ounce waxed canvas and Horween leather.

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Fresh Deals

Need Supply

Gitman Vintage Summer Shirts
Take an Extra 20% Off: The dog days of summer are the perfect timing for Need Supply’s sale on lightweight cotton shirts from Gitman Vintage, a purveyor of well-made sport shirts. You can get an extra 20 percent off the already discounted shirts when you use the code TAKE20 at checkout. — John Zientek

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Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ear Headphones
Save $100: Master & Dynamic, the company behind numerous beautiful, high-end and often expensive headphones, is taking part in the Amazon Prime Day action. The company is discounting its MH30 on-ear headphones by $100, so the normally $299 headphones are going for $199 during the Prime Day window (3pm EST on Monday to midnight EST on Tuesday). The plush, wired headphones feature 40mm dynamic drivers and detachable cables. They also have a foldable design, making them easy to travel with and ideal for audiophiles with a portable hi-fi player. To get take advantage of the deal, use the code “MH30FLASH” on Master & Dynamic’s website. As stated, the discount drops the price of the MH30s by $100, but if you’re looking for an even better deal, and you don’t mind not ordering from the company’s website, Amazon is offering the same headphones in numerous styles for as low as $149. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $299 $149+ (Amazon)Buy Now: $299 $199 (M&D)


Mountain Hardwear Sale
Save up to 55%: It may be Prime Day, but there’s plenty of better deals that can be found elsewhere. Like Mountain Steals’ sale on Mountain Hardwear gear and apparel, which offers savings of up to 55 percent on some of our best-reviewed items. — Tanner Bowden

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Alpinestars Racefend Gloves
Save 20%: The Alpinestars Racefend Gloves are built with off-road and dirt riding first and foremost. Proper ventialtion, maximum movement and comfort are critical characteistics in motorcycle gloves when consider how much work your hands are doing when riding off-road. The Clarino palm and silicon strips on the fore- and middle-finger gives riders the grip on the controls they need regardles of weather or elements. And even though off-road riding was the main focus, if you need a lightweight glove to run into town on a hot day, Racefend can stetch its responsibilities slightly. However, at higher speed highway rides the limited amount of armor won’t cut it if and when you need the protection.— Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $50 $40


Adidas Sneaker Sale
Save 60%: There are over 180 styles and colors of sneakers on sale now for up to 60 percent off. Whether you’re looking to jump-start your #Kickstagram or add to your already deep sneaker closet, now’s the time to shop these top selling lifestyle and gym sneakers. To get your search going, we picked a few of our favorites below. — Meg Lappe

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Komono Sunglasses
Save 43%: Founded in 2009, Belgian accessories brand Komono melds a minimalist aesthetic with a tasteful color palette. This is most clearly represented in the brand’s line of sunglasses which include both Italian acetate and steel frame styles. Surprisingly affordable, the sunglasses feature three-barrel hinges, universal-fitting nose pads and either polycarbonate or CR-39 lenses. Right now, a bunch of different frames are 43 percent off at Need Supply and prices start at just $40. But to take advantage of this deal, make sure to use the code TAKE20 at checkout. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $70 $40


Norse Projects Aros Chinos
Save 37%: Chinos are an essential part of any guy’s closet. They can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion, occupying a spot in the wardrobe between jeans and trousers. The Aros Chino from Norse Projects is a versatile pair cut from medium-weight fabric that is appropriate for a range of seasons. This slim-fit design is available in navy, black and khaki colorways and is now 37 percent off at End — that’s savings of $46. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $125 $79

Today on Gear Patrol

Calvin Klein’s New Collection Celebrates 40 Years of Making Denim

T-shirts, jeans, jackets and even keychains -- all printed with an iconic photograph of Brooke Shields.

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Husqvarna 701 Enduro Review: A Minimalist Overlander’s Dream

If you want a high-performance, but analog overlanding experience, the Husqvarna is the no frills all-rounder you want.

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Best Swim Trunks for Active Men

Whether you hike, bike, camp or run, if you're near a body of water, you always need to be prepared to dive in.

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12 Types of Knife Blades and What They’re For

A knife is one of the oldest and most useful tools that you can own, but there are many different types and some are better suited to particular tasks than others.

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The Best Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

Sunglasses strategy: accentuate your best features.

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