Starting today, Today in Gear is switching things up.
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Whether you're using this guide to steer the conversation at your next meetup, or simply keeping up-to-date on items that should make everyday life that much better, the Gear Patrol team is consistently striving to make Today in Gear a daily must-read. We hope you'll join us as we expand upon and explore everything from cars to clothes, home to outdoors and so much more.
While Snap's Spectacles ultimately didn't catch on with the public, Ray-Ban Stories — a collaboration between the iconic eyewear label and Facebook — seem primed to leverage the Wayfarer's popularity to make these smart sunglasses a success. Even if the on-frame cameras and audio array aren't going to replace your iPhone or AirPods anytime soon, it's clear that this is a major step forward in this space (or at the very least a topic for discussion).
If you're going to add a blade to your daily rotation, it stands to reason that it should be one worth keeping on your person. The Carter, direct from The James Brand, taps into the label's most advanced R&D, featuring a corrosion-resistant VG-10 stainless steel blade and ambidextrous, single-hand-use design.
Taking cues from the 1980s Night Diver, Tag Heuer's latest Aquaracer Professional 300 watch incorporates a white luminescent dial that literally glows in the dark. You don't need to be a deep-sea explorer to appreciate the detailing on this timepiece.
As the United States' biggest tennis tournament, the U.S. Open isn't just one of the four majors, it's also a celebration of the culture that surrounds the game on (and off) the court. With the tennis matches wrapping up this weekend, it's the perfect time to score some adjacent clout and pick up this hat — even if you can't provide the name of a player that doesn't end in "Federer", "Nadal" or "Williams."