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New & Noteworthy Releases
These Canadian Military Sneakers Are Updated with Italian Suede
A collaboration between Reproduction of Found and Lady White Co.
The Next Bond Car Will Be an Electric Aston Martin and That’s Okay
In reality, Bond driving an EV is fitting, natural, and the right thing to do.
This New High-Tech Grill Will Be on Every Father’s Day Wish List
Traeger's new grills and grill technology are further proof that wood pellet grilling is the furthest thing from a fad.
A 30-Day Trial of Gym Shorts Isn’t Actually a Crazy Idea
Thirty-day free trial periods pertain to Casper mattresses and Spotify Premium, but gym shorts? Ten Thousand is confident enough to try it.
Swell’s Reusable Straws Will Help Eliminate Plastic From Your Life
A stainless steel straw is one way to keep plastic out of our waterways.
Rado’s Retro Dive Watch Takes on a New Patina
Rado has introduced a new version of its popular 37mm retro-styled dive watch that's sure to please vintage fans.
The Tesla Model Y Is Hitting the Streets. Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Tesla began delivering Model Y crossovers well ahead of schedule. Here's everything you need to know.
This Mercedes Wagon Is a Future Classic — And a Total Steal
When a real future classic comes around, they tend to stand out -- even if it's a gray station wagon, like this Mercedes-AMG E63.
Urnex Descaling Coffee Machine Cleaner
Save 33%: Professional baristas and cafés think of only one name when it comes to coffee machine cleaning: Urnex.
“I’ve used [Urnex’s] food-safe cleaners in every shop I’ve ever worked in,” Erika Vonie, Director of Coffee at Trade, said. “They don’t leave a residue or impart flavor when used correctly and leave your equipment factory-clean when all is said and done.”
Today, a four-pack of those cleaners is all of $6 — down a few bucks from its usual $9. If you don’t think you need to clean your coffee machine all that often, you’re lying to yourself. Read more here. —Will Price
Apple Watch Series 3 Sale
Save 21%: If you’ve been debating picking up an Apple watch, now’s a great time to shop the previous model for 21 percent off. The Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS and Cellular is down from $379 to $299. There are rarely sales on Apple products like this. A 38-mm face is a natural entry point size-wise for a smartwatch, or you can size up to the 42-mm for $329. If you’re already in the Apple universe (with an iPhone and laptop or iPad), getting used to the interface is a breeze. Apple launched the Series 4 in the fall of 2018, but the Series 3 has many of the same great features and is still the smartwatch to buy.
Whether you’re looking for a GPS running watch or something that tracks your steps, calories and exercise minutes, the Apple Watch Series 3 is for you. I’ve had an Apple watch since 2015 and am a bit obsessed. Putting my watch on is the first thing I do every morning, and I enjoy that the watch nudges me (buzzes on my wrist) every hour to stand up, encourages me to get moving at night if I neglected to work out in the morning and logs every step of my commute in addition to tracking my meditation minutes. Yes, you do have to charge it every night, so sleep tracking is not possible, but as a runner I appreciate that I can check my miles at the end of every day. — Meg Lappe
Au Sabot L’Amor Pocket Knife
Save 25%: There’s a reason why knife blades come in various shapes, with intended use primary among them. Take Au Sabot’s L’Armor, a folding pocket knife with a somewhat blunted tip, for example. That shape is called a Sheepsfoot, not only because it resembles, in a way, an ovine hoof, but also because it’s a shape that has historically been used for farm work.
Au Sabot’s L’Armor still has that function at its heart, but it adds an appropriate amount of flair too. The four-inch blade is made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, a well-rounded Swedish steel known for its hardness and toughness (it’s often used to make ice skate blades) and is available with handles made of palo santo, olive or horn. All three are currently available at Huckberry for 25 percent off.— Tanner Bowden
Bose SoundLink Revolve & Revolve+
Save Up to $60: The SoundLink Revolve speaker, marked down to $160 today, boasts 12 hours of continuous playback with a 30-foot Bluetooth range. Thanks to the 360-degree speaker construction, it’s better for creating an immersive listening experience than a standard speaker, offering room-filling sound from something that’s barely bigger than your favorite travel mug. It also links with your phone to access Google Now or Siri.
For a slight upgrade, check out the SoundLink Revolve+, which is currently $60 cheaper than its regular price. In addition to a longer battery life (16 hours rather than 12), it’s a slightly larger and more powerful version of the regular SoundLink Revolve. For bigger rooms, bigger parties and bigger sound, the Revolve+ makes a great go-to. — Andy Frakes
$199 $160Soundlink Revolve+: $299 $239
Calvin Klein 205W38NYC Denim Shirts by Raf Simons
Save 50%: In August 2016, legendary Belgian designer Raf Simons was appointed as Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein. Simons oversaw creative strategy over all aspects of design, marketing and communications for the brand and infused his distinct design language into the brand’s luxury 205W39NYC collection. His first collection with the brand debuted for the Fall2017 season, but by December 2018, Simons and Calvin Klein parted ways (nine months before his contract would have expired).
Simons-designed menswear pieces are already very collectible on the secondhand market. Garments from his eponymous brand and tenure at Dior sell for premium prices on sites like Grailed. So if you’re looking to invest in something from Simons’s time at Calvin Klein, now would be a good time.
Case in point: today at Nordstrom, you can save 50 percent on two denim shirts from the Raf Simons-designed Calvin Klein 205W39NYC collection. Simons short tenure at the brand makes these wardrobe staples instant collector’s items. They’re still expensive, but they’ll hold their value over time — hard to say that about many other pieces of clothing. — John Zientek
Today on Gear Patrol
The Best Whiskey Glasses to Pair with Your Favorite Bourbon or Scotch
These whiskey glasses do what you need them to, and they won’t cramp your style along the way.
One of the Worst Automotive Trends Ever Is Making a Comeback
Much like in the Malaise Era, Asian carmakers are innovating and pioneering, while American ones seem to be phoning it in.
Three Vintage Watches from 1969
Here are three awesome vintage chronograph watches that offer a link to important moments for the history of watchmaking in 1969.
5 Cool VWs We Can’t Get in the U.S.
Some of those VWs not offered in the United States are awesome – so awesome one might term them forbidden fruit. Here are five we wish were available stateside.
How to Turn Your Old Computer Into a Roon Music Server
Roon is a unifying library that combines all your music with the streaming services you subscribe to, such as Tidal, Internet Radio and now Qobuz.
Why You Don’t Need Waterproof Hiking Boots
Do you really need that layer of Gore-Tex in your boots?
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