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New & Noteworthy Releases

This England-Made Brass Lighter Combines Form, Function & Flame — And We Want One.

The Knnox lighter is the first to be made entirely within the UK in more than 50 years, and it's a gorgeous statement in minimal design.

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Mido’s New Dress Watch Packs an Underrated Complication Into a Handsome Design

A dress watch with a big date and an 80-hour power reserve for around $1,000.

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This Slick Food App Can Save You Time and Money at the Grocery Store

Groma is a new app that allows you to plan out recipes, build grocery lists, track spending and shame yourself into being a better food shopper.

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History Buffs Are Going to Love this Stylish New Collaboration

Rowing Blazers and British interior wunderkind Luke Edward Hall teamed up for a collaboration that celebrates the classical world.

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This New Smartwatch Claims to Have a Two-Year Battery Life

That's 730 days between charges.

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This Wooden Tray Is an Elegant Accessory for Apple’s Magic Keyboard

Now fits Apple's new, larger Magic keyboard with numeric keypad.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Revealed: The Entry-Level Sedan Is a Tech Powerhouse

Slotted beneath the CLA, the A-Class comes packed with a litany of tech conveniences to go along with the usual luxury experience Mercedes is known for.

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Fresh Deals

Club Monaco

Club Monaco’s Summer Clearance Sale
Save up to 65%: Just in time for the last batch of end-of-summer barbecues comes a deep, deep sale on some of the season’s most stylish shirts. Thanks to Club Monaco’s ongoing sale, you can save up to 65 percent on polos, Hawaiian shirts, camp shirts and more. — Justin Fenner


BlenderBottle Shaker Cups
Save up to 18%: Almost twenty years ago, BlenderBottle introduced a small wire ball that forever changed the way gym-goers prepare their protein shakes. Its next product, a leak-proof, BPA-free bottle known today as the BlenderBottle Classic, then became the stalwart shaker cup of the fitness world.
On Amazon, you can save money on two different BlenderBottle products: the Classic, which comes in a two-pack, and an insulated version called the Radian (18 percent off). — Jack Seemer

Buy Now: $20 $16 (Classic) Buy Now: $30 $25 (Radian)

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The Rolex GMT Master II On StockX
Grab The New GMT Master II At MSRP: Chances are good that unless you have an extremely close relationship with your local AD (authorized dealer), you didn’t have a chance to nab the new Rolex GMT Master II 126710BLRO at MSRP; almost as soon as the watch launched, the watch-buying public seemed to collectively lose their $#!+ at the realization that Rolex was finally putting out a new Pepsi-bezel GMT model in steel. While list price is $9250, these watches are already selling on the secondary market for close to $20k, making an already not-inexpensive watch – how shall we say?- less not-inexpensive.
StockX, the “world’s first stock market for stuff,” is a live bid/ask marketplace for sneakers, streetwear, handbags, and now, for watches, in which you place bids for an item and as soon as an ask meets your bid, the transaction happens automatically. Right now the good folks at StockX are giving one bidder the chance to obtain the new 2018 GMT Master II at MSRP, which has become exceedingly difficult since the watch’s release, as many ADs only receive a limited quality (or one!) watch at a time for sale (we should note that this example is pre-owned, as StockX is a marketplace and not a Rolex AD). Here’s are the rules from StockX:
StockX will be offering one Bidder the opportunity to buy the Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO watch. Bidding will be open from July 26th – 29th, after which StockX will select one bidder to purchase the watch for $9,250. You will not be charged for bidding. Only the selected winner will be charged.
How To Enter:
1. Create an account with StockX on your desktop or mobile device. If you’re going mobile, find the StockX app in the iOS or Google Play store. If you already have an account, make sure your app is updated and jump to step 2.
2. Beginning July 26th, Place a $9,250 Bid on the Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO ReStockX. You won’t be charged unless you win.
3. Earn a bonus entry every time you refer a new friend who also places a bid to win!
4. Full sweepstake’s rules here.
5. Follow us on Instagram right here.
— Oren Hartov

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ASOS Final Clearance Sale
Save Upwards Of 60 Percent: Buying the right bag can be a bit of an investment, especially if you want it to hold up when you’re using it every single day. That’s why we’re so excited about these steep discounts on premium bags from Fjallraven, East Pak, Vans and Adidas in ASOS’s big final clearance sale.

Whether you need a gym duffle, a heavy-duty tote bag or an archives-inspired canvas daypack, this sale has you covered — and at basically every price range, too. Start with our picks below to save 30 percent or more (in some cases, much more), and shop the full range of discounted bags here. — Andy Frakes

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Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder Summer Sale
Save up to 70%: New York-based designer Todd Snyder honed his craft working at both Ralph Lauren and J.Crew before starting his eponymous brand. Both powerhouse companies left their mark on his design style, a tasteful yet modern take on classic sportswear and tailoring. While at J.Crew, Snyder began to collaborate with notable American brands on limited-edition pieces, and when he started his own brand he continued the practice.

If your wardrobe is in need of some fresh garments, check out Todd Snyder’s Summer Sale. You can save up to 70 percent on quality clothing from the brand along with a range of notable collaborations. While stock is limited for many items, some of our favorite products are still available in a range of sizes — check them out below. — John Zientek

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Wardrobe Basics at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale
Save 45%: Basics are the foundation of any wardrobe, and tees, socks, sweatshirts and underwear often get the more wear than many of the other garments in your closet. As such, they should be invested in routinely. Now at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, you can save up to 45 percent on a wide range of wardrobe basics from brands like Calvin Klein, Billy Reid and Goodlife, among others. If you see something you like, don’t wait — the sale ends August 5. — John Zientek

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Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum
Save 68%:Dread it, run from it, it doesn’t matter — no matter what you do, there comes a time in every person’s life when the prospect of buying a Dyson vacuum is not only something of interest, but is actually exciting.

The refurbished Dyson V6 Cordless Absolute vacuum is, other than a mouthful, a premium value buy for those on the “is Dyson really worth it?” fence. And this one on eBay is a whopping 68 percent off its usual price. What do all those words in its name mean? Let’s break it down.

Refurbished: Official Dyson refurbs are brought in, tested, tested again and sent out into the world for re-selling. They are marked down significantly compared to their out-of-the-box counterparts, but the brand stands behind its claim that refurbs operate at a comparable level. The only defects, the brand says, should be visual and unimportant to function (scrapes, scratches, etc.).
Dyson V6 Cordless: The V6 was the first heavy-hitting cordless vacuum for Dyson. It packs enough suction to pull tangled up hair (pet or otherwise) from think carpets and rugs and a HEPA filter, which removes allergens from the air in your home. It may technically be two models behind, but we’re talking about vacuums here, not smartphones. The V10 is the newest model and, while extremely powerful, is probably not worth its exorbitant price tag.
Absolute: Dyson V6s come in three package varieties — the baseline, Fluffy and Absolute. The only difference between the packages is the amount of vacuum heads that come with it, with the Absolute having the most and the baseline having the least. Each added head, which pop off and on with a button press and a pull, serves a different purpose. The Absolute package comes with a head for hardwood floors, carpets and rugs, tiny crevices, a dusting brush and more.

The cordless Dyson V6 Absolute is at the lowest price we’ve ever seen it at. — Will Price

Buy Now: $410 $190

Today on Gear Patrol

What Makes This Coffee Maker the Best? More Than You Might Think.

The Specialty Coffee Association does not pull punches when testing the coffee makers that eventually wind up in your kitchen.

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Elevate Your Weekend Running With These Distance Essentials

Distance running requires the necessary gear, and your weekend distance running gear should be elevated, first and foremost starting with good running socks.

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The 12 Best Dive Watches at Every Budget

The best dive watches combine old-school style and genuine underwater usability.

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How Blluemade Makes Some of the Best Linen Clothes You Can Wear

Better summer garments require better linen.

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Our Favorite Gear from Outdoor Retailer, Day 3

The best new gear from RMU, Mountainsmith, Yeti and more.

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These Stylish Motorcycle Boots Are Perfect for Any Situation

These motorcycle boots will have you covered from the garage to the road, the restaurant and back.

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The 6 Best Outdoor-Inspired Briefcases

Boxy briefcases used to be required for professional appearances, but that's changing. These briefcases are more casual and more versatile.

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The Best Cast-Iron Skillets You Can Buy in 2019

This definitive guide explores everything you need to know about cast-iron cookware, including the best skillets for every type of cook.

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16 Running Brands You Need to Know Now

Ditch the big brands and opt for a small maker instead.

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The 10 Best SUVs Under $50,000

Choosing one among the endless many is no easy task. Moreover, since the average price for an SUV 2017 was just under $40,000, it’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. To cover all the...

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2018 Buick Enclave Avenir Review: Suddenly, a $60,000 Buick Does Not Feel So Unreasonable

The Enclave Avenir drives better than you would expect for what amounts to an elevated, $60,000 minivan. After driving it around for a week, that price point does not feel so unreasonable.

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The 11 Best Mechanical Watches to Wear When Traveling

Whether you're driving coast to coast or flying from JFK to Narita, here are the watches that will keep you on time.

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