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
Buying good skincare products needn’t — and shouldn’t — cost you a day’s work. Harry’s new shave gel lathers into foam and is packed with natural, soothing ingredients that hydrate your skin, like licorice root extract and a cooling blend of cucumber and aloe to protect against irritation. And for your post-shave ritual, their aftershave in the form of a light lotion absorbs quickly for a no-sheen look that locks in moisture all day long.
Hit up Harry’s for more – $8+
Looking for a distinctive timepiece to round out your collection? You just found it. Division Furtive’s individually serialized, sapphire glass-capped Type 50 (shown) & Type 50X (flux capacitor dial) boast a unique dual linear LED display that illuminates only when you twist your wrist to have a look at the time, displaying the hours across the top cursor and the minutes underneath. And though devoid of buttons, an inbuilt accelerometer grants access to a range of other features by simply tapping on the crystal, including chronometer functionality, a calendar, moon phase tracking, travel time adjustments, power reserve indicator (to know when to change its user-serviceable AAA battery which lasts, on average, one year) and a dual-intensity flashlight mode that activates all its LEDs to shed a surprising amount of light. Best of all its timekeeping is extremely precise, set in seconds by visiting their link on your smartphone — or any web-enabled device, really — and placing your watch atop it.
Hit up Kickstarter for details – roughly $265
In 1917 basketball phenom — or as close as anyone came at that time — Chuck Taylor donned the shoe that would bear his name. Nearly a century later, the iconic design of that shoe has been reinvented to allow hardcore ballers the freedom to play in ice and snow in a warm, waterproof sneaker. Okay, so this basketball shoe is a solution is search of a problem if it’s a court shoe you seek. But if you want to make a classic fashion statement in the first Chuck Taylor to incorporate the Polartec weather resistant membrane, this is your kick. Externally the shoe keeps the lines of its predecessors, but enhances its all weather performance like nothing else. Available in two standout colors, Clematis Blue and Gargoyle Gray ox, each incorporating a reverse color tongue and popping red eyelets.
Read more at Converse – $110
Long focused on crafting ludicrously intricate mechanical watches, Urwerk’s latest is still largely machine-driven, but now boasts an injection of electronics for higher precision. The EMC — short for Electro Mechanical Control — features an electronic monitoring unit that, when activated, tracks the rate of oscillation, helping compensates for changes in position, temperature, as well as bumps and shocks that can all affect timing by spitting out an estimate on the watch’s daily accuracy on the upper left dial. While this compensation isn’t done automatically, the estimate helps the wearer adjust its timing rate to obtain higher precision. Otherwise, it’s manually wound, has an 80 hour power reserve, Super-LumiNova-treated markers, a winding handle to charge the super-capacitor powering its electronics, and a price tag fit for a small house.
Learn more at Urwerk – roughly $120,000 [via]