Nothing’s wrong with watch hands, but straying from the norm is a bit trickier when you maintain a component shared by over 99% of watches. The Anicorn Series 000 Watch instead points out the time at the north of a system of three concentric disks representing the hour, minutes, and seconds. Behind the flat sapphire crystal and disks lies a Miyota 8215 automatic movement with 40 hour power reserve, protected from water to 5ATM (or 50 meters) by a sleek 42mm stainless steel case with PVD black plating.
Grab one at Anicorn – $325
You want minimal? You got it in Classic Engineering’s Classic NATO. This ultra-simple watch boasts a featureless face, a machined aluminum, ceramic-coated unibody enclosure, and sapphire glass, resulting in a watch that’s extremely resilient to the bumps, bruises and dings of everyday life. Each USA-made, hand-assembled watch also includes a handsome leather NATO strap and a Swiss Ronda Quartz movement on the inside. The latter of which you’ll barely think about through its six years of battery life.
Learn more at Classic Engineering – $295 [via]
Simple, monochromatic, and ultra soft, Kotn prides themselves in making the world’s finest t-shirts. Each black or white tee is made with luxurious Egyptian cotton, resulting in a material that’s both softer and more durable than those made using cotton harvested by traditional big-industry methods. Couple this to a triad of contemporary cuts — including a crew, scoop, and V — and you’ve got a simple, long-lasting and good looking tee that won’t ever go out of style.
Learn more at Kotn – $35 for one or $75 for three (use kotngearhungry for 10% off a 3-pack)
Originally conceived to provide discreet time-telling abilities to the visually impaired, Eone’s popular Bradley Watch is being re-released as a limited-edition collaboration with Skagen. The Skagen x Eone Bradley Watch boasts a Skagen-designed Vacchetta leather strap that’s durable and develops a gorgeous patina as it ages. Its organic strap pairs well with the minimalistic watch face itself, made from a single sculpted slab of titanium. It also uses the same brilliantly simplistic time-telling mechanism that magnetically pulls two tactile ball bearings around the watch — one in the center and one on the side — that represent the minutes and hours, respectively.
Available April 2nd at Skagen – $295
Athletic wear — especially shorts — often looks the part, between being too skimpy, too technical, and/or only offered in overly flashy neon colors good for nowhere but the gym. The OLIVERS All Over Short takes a different approach, instead aiming for a look that’s more than passable in the city and performance suitable for a multitude of activities. These shorts boast a base fabric that’s 87% nylon and 13% spandex for water repellency and 4-way stretch, plus a ballistic mesh inner pocket linings that resist against punctures by keys or other pointy objects. The end result is a high quality, tailored-fit short that’s as durable as it is sharp looking.
Learn more at OLIVERS – $68
Scarce are shirts that fit perfectly the first time around, and even more so shirts we like. That’s why instead of being stocked in just a handful of versions, each Stantt DataFit Shirt is made in exactly 75 sizes, hitting multiple variations on just about every important part. Finding your size is easy: enter your chest, waist, and sleeve measurements as per instructions on their site, then pick color and quantity. Days later a sharp looking, 100% cotton shirt arrives on your doorstep, typically fitting great as-is. And if it doesn’t fit just right out of the box, Stantt will exchange it for a closer matching size free of charge.
Grab one at Stantt (use code gearhungry for 15% off) – $98
Paying tribute to the first experimental aircraft to break the sound barrier, Bell & Ross launched the 45mm BR-X1. Pushing its boundaries even further comes the BR-X1 Carbon Forgé which, as its name suggests, is encased in cutting-edge materials obtained by compressing carbon fibres with a thermosetting resin for a case that has steel beat in both weight and hardness. Behind grey-tinted sapphire crystal lies the skeletonized, automatic BR-CAL.313 movement with 30 minute chronograph and Superluminova-filled hour and minute hands. And, as per tradition, the movement is also visible through the sapphire window on the underside.
Learn more at Bell & Ross – $TBA
A smartwatch it isn’t. Nor is it mechanical. Instead of feeding you notifications and the like, the Breitling B55 Connected Chronograph only makes use of your Bluetooth LE-enabled smartphone for its big screen and straightforward interface, facilitating time setting, timezone adjustment, alarms, operating parameters, viewing uploaded measurements from the chronograph on a larger display, and more. Powered by a rechargeable li-ion battery, the B55 keeps time thanks to a thermocompensated calibre B55 SuperQuartz movement ten times more accurate than standard quartz and displays additional functions on two high-constrast LCD screens, each with a backlight that triggers at the tilt of your wrist. And it’s all wrapped in a handsome black-carbon coated titanium case, albeit coupled to a rubber strap that we’d quickly replace.
Read more at Breitling – $TBA
There’s more than one kind of stank. Maybe you’re a little intellectually impaired and put your stank on greetings to those similarly minded. Maybe your attitude needs an adjustment (dang, that stanks) or maybe you’ve got a swagger and confidence that can handle Bravdo by Alfred Lane. Bravado is the ultimate scent of the modern man that no other “stank” can match. The seductively complex fragrance is woodsy with spicy notes of nutmeg, sandalwood, leather and tobacco. A convenient tin perfect for travel or for those on the go contains all of Bravado’s manly emulsions and natural oils to moisturize your skin. One finger-tip worth of Bravado applied to pulse points makes you irresistible, if only to your manly self.
Find Bravado alongside Brio & Vanguard at Birchbox – $16
Building timepieces with natural materials is easier said than done, often with all too tacky results. Alternatively, Seaval Time’s lineup integrates maple or black ash as the watches face, resulting in a minimalistic, logo-free design that has organic feel thanks to prominent natural grain. The face and mechanism are enclosed behind mineral glass in a stainless steel case with hefty screw on crown that’s waterproof to 10ATM (330 feet), ideal for use on and under water. Throw in a rugged leather strap and you’ve got a workhorse of a watch for a fraction of the habitual price.
Preorder at Seaval – $100