Simply put, there’s only so much a brand can do while styling a leather belt, and it almost always revolves around buckle design. For that reason, Beltology uses Italian inspired woven belt designs instead. Employing weaves of various color combinations and sizes, Beltology’s wares range from formal to playfully casual and everything in between, brightening up a wide variety of pant styles in ways that dark leather never could. Best of all, they’re stretchy, meaning they won’t render your elastane-packed pant waist material you worked so hard to find null and void, and their fit is entirely customizable thanks to the lack of eyelets: instead, the buckle’s prong effortlessly slips right through the weave just about wherever.
Check out their offerings at Beltology – $45 to $60
By our estimate – and a lot of self reflection – roughly 9 out of 10 guys are in desperate need of an underwear drawer overhaul. MeUndies offers the World’s Most Comfortable Underwear in multiple styles and tons of awesome colors and prints to suit every taste. Made from premium Micro Modal fabric that is moisture wicking, anti-microbial, breathable and nearly twice as soft as cotton, these undies won’t stretch, fade or ride up like your normal underwear. For this week only, use our code ‘GH25’ to get 25% OFF your entire purchase when you shop MeUndies.com (offer excludes packs).
Hit up MeUndies to stock up – $20
Until the 70’s men didn’t wear shorts in public, mainly because they looked ridiculous. Chubbies have changed all that. Chubbies are shorts and shorts only. No pants, no cargos, just shorts. Each pair of is engineered with painstaking effort, thoughtful design, and a bit of nautical styling . How can you make a short aerodynamic, flexible, water-resistant, and comfortable all at the same time? That’s rhetorical, Chubbies are all those things. If you like naked legs but need to cover that pesky midsection, these shorts rock.
Find them at Chubbies Shorts – $60
Did you really think James Bond packed all those tuxes wherever he went? White ones, black ones, not to mention shirts, ties, cufflinks, plus his PPK (okay, so he probably did always pack his PPK). But if you need a svelte tuxedo, The Black Tux has you covered. This service is incredibly simple to use and allows the “tuxee” to wear designer brands, hand-picked by fashion experts and tailored to their measurements. First, pick out your tux, shirt, studs, ties, cummerbunds, or anything else you need to look 007ish. Next get measured. Then get excited as you wait for your tux to arrive. You’ll have a week to wear it around before returning it in the same box it came in, with a postage paid label. There’ll be no evidence you ever had the tux at all, except the smile on your face most people won’t understand (and maybe a few pictures).
Check out the full lineup at The Black Tux – $95 to $110
Hate the tattered residents of your sock drawer but dislike shopping for them just as much? Then hit up Nice Laundry, the easiest, quickest way to renovate your collection and restore its former glory. With a penchant for detail, these socks are meticulously designed with grippy internal cuff ribs to keep from falling, comfortable deep heel pockets, and a durable double-twist cotton yarn that’s soft yet won’t shrink in the wash. They’ll even take your old socks and recycle them via a prepaid shipping label. If that’s not dedication, we don’t know what is.
Check out the 6-pair packs at Nice Laundry – $39 (6 pairs) to $100 (18 pairs)
Levi’s believes that the same pants you’re slacking in at home and at work should also be suited to the commute between the two. And maybe they’re onto something. The 2014 Commuter Series Jeans Collection perpetuates their vision of perfect riding pants, each fitted with a U-lock compatible waistband, reflective 3M Scotchlite tape that’s exposed upon rolling the cuffs, and 2% elastane content for a bit of stretch. They’ll also arrive looking better than your normal pants thanks to an odor-, water- and dirt-repellant NanoSphere protective finish, and won’t wear as fast: the seat and back pockets are double-layered for added durability.
Check out the lineup at Levi’s – $88+
The need for a mechanism to secure a watch band to a wrist unnecessarily adds bulk and discomfort, if but a little. Void consolidates this function within the watch’s Grilamid case, greatly simplifying the nylon strap by removing from it all hardware but a silicone fitting loop to tame the excess and allows for a precise fit, unrestrained by holes. Sond is also waterproof to 100 feet, boasts a 2 year battery that’s easily accessible and replaceable using nothing but a coin, and is offered in 8 colors that can be mixed and matched in over 500 combinations.
Check out the full lineup at Void – $95
A single glance at the face of this timepiece and you’d never guess that within lies a Swiss movement with 4 hands and date, mostly unutilized. But the guys at Slow Jo Watches have unconventional goals. Named after the speed at which the lone hand makes its way across the 24 hour dial, Slow Jo give you a fresh, linear view of each day, with no minutes or seconds to add stress to your already hectic life. Each watch is also built within a durable, elegantly symmetrical stainless steel case, fitted with a K1 hardened raised mineral glass, water resistant to 100 meters, and devoid of any logo – it’s instead on the case back – a thoughtful, minimal touch.
Slouching is a bad habit that’s as tough to break as cutting down calories or integrating more exercise into your daily routine. Here to help is Up Couture’s Up Shirt, a seemingly normal set of tees and long sleeve shirts that encourage proper posture. Rather than physically forcing the wearer’s back and shoulders into position, Up merely incites it using carefully placed elastic films, sewn and bonded to the fabric, that make the shirt more comfortable when posture is good. But a straight, healthy back doesn’t come cheap unless, you know, you actually will yourself into it without third party help.
Read more at Up Couture - roughly $175