Drinking on the go can be as simple as packing a flask in your pocket and worrying about the details later. But if you’re the type to never hit the streets unprepared, Zane Lamprey’s Drinking Jacket is for you. First and foremost a warm, comfortable hoodie, this jacket boasts a multitude of features including a bottle opener zipper pull, beer koozie pocket, sunglass holder, slip resistant mitts with thumb holes built into the sleeves, a hidden flask pocket, plus deep pockets to carry miscellaneous goods (or just more beers). And when you’re not knocking back a few, it double as a solid travel hoodie thanks to its numerous compartments and snappable I.D. & money pocket.
Hit up Kickstarter for details – $85
Bringing together style, flair, and a touch of inebriation comes the Johnnie Walker Oliver Sweeney Brogue, a collaboration between its namesakes, the Scotch Whisky brand and the shoemaker. This iconic Oxford brogue features a calf leather upper, a Blake stitched construction, and aesthetic details that include a striding man tattoo on its heel and contrast red leather brogueing. It really stands out, however, thanks to not-so-subtle heel compartments sized perfectly for stashing a Johnnie Walker Red Label miniature in each shoe.
Read more at Oliver Sweeney – $490
Not many typefaces are as classically clean and legible as Helvetica. Mondaine pays homage to the half-century old font with Helvetica, a simple timepiece that’s as functional as they come. Each watch features a well laid-out face with one of three styles — Light, Regular, or Bold — plus a stainless steel casing that boasts lugs modeled around the Helvetica number 1. They also come in a variety of styles and boast sapphire crystal glass, a quartz Ronda 515 movement, and a date indicator at 6 o’clock.
Learn more at Mondaine – roughly $350+ [via]
Bearing an industrial design with minimal flare, Instrmnt 01 is about as purely functional a watch as one can hope for. This sleek timepiece pairs a quartz three handed Swiss Ronda 585 movement with a PVD-coated, 40mm steel case, a sapphire crystal glass, and a Spanish leather strap. It comes in four colors, tells the time, and tells the date — that’s it.
Find it at Instrmnt or Dezeen – $250
Whether you’re an Air Force pilot or a desk-strapped professional, Breitling’s Chronospace Military won’t let you down. This reliable timepiece boasts a thermocompensated, COSC-certified SuperQuartz movement that’s ten times more accurate than typical quartz and that also powers the unit’s chronometer, accurate to 1/100th of a second. It also boasts two inverted LCDs for access to a slew of functionality, including split times, alarm, countdown timer, dual timezone display, plus Coordinated Universal Time, and comes wrapped in a black steel case with a bidirectional rotating bezel.
Learn more at Breitling – $TBA
It’s only natural that the concept of building distinctive wooden sunglasses would eventually leech off into the prescription eyewear department. Shwood’s Rx Eyewear fuses varying amounts of wood with Italian acetate, titanium, and wire frames across several of their original as well as four new designs, including the Newport Rx (shown). They also boast durable 3-barrel or spring hinges and ultralight premium polycarbonate lenses with optional anti-reflective coatings.
Learn more at Shwood – $305+ (with lenses)
Our mornings are so rushed we often skip steps, both intentionally and not. But smelling great is crucial, so Le Labo’s Solid Perfume comes along with you through your workday, small enough to toss in a pocket or bag and apply (or reapply) on the go. Flip open the metal rod to reveal to 0.14 oz of alcohol and paraben/phthalate-free wax fragrance, then rub it and apply sparingly. It comes with one of 14 fragrances and is refillable with Le Labo’s two-pack of solid refills.
Find it at Le Labo – $85
Streamline your morning ritual with KARV’s Walnut Valet, a ridiculously luxurious gentleman’s accessory. This 55-inch tall, 100% walnut piece boasts a solid hanging rod for ties and slacks, a shoe compartment with adjustable feet, an accoutrements shelf suited for small accessories, wallet, and a smartphones, plus naturally contoured shoulders to keep your suit jacket in perfect form. It even sports a hidden USB charging port above the shelf to refresh your phone for the day ahead.
Find it at Kickstarter – $1,600
Jason would have been proud to exchange his sandals for the Unbelievable Testing Laboratory’s limited release Argonaut. After two years of exhaustive research using cutting edge materials including Tyvek, Kevlar, EVA Rubber and microfiber technology, the Argonaut is ready for four-season wear. Tear proof, water-proof and weighing in at a scant 420g per shoe — less than a loaf of bread — this multi material wonder utilizes a derivative of microfiber that looks and feels like leather but is more durable, creates an animal free high function boot, and improves material use efficiency by 30%. The athletic shoe inspired Poliyou insole offers great ventilation, moisture abatement, and fights odor-causing bacteria, all while offering the option of removal in lieu of a custom insole.
Learn more at Kickstarter – $118
A bike hoodie that doesn’t look like one, Chrome’s Base Cobra is packed with cyclist-centric features that will handily dethrone whatever you currently wear while riding. A slightly longer torso and arm cut makes for better shielding against the cold, bolstered by its build material, ultrasoft heathered technical fleece. The Base Cobra also boasts thumb holes, a high neck collar with a 3 panel hood, and numerous zippered pockets, including a wrist key-stash, lateral hand warmers, and a pass through back cargo pocket.
Find it at Chrome Industries – $100