Since our last Outerboro post, the team has been hard at work innovating and reinventing the way we interact with fabric on a daily basis. Enter the Stealth Bomber Jacket. Continue reading Outerboro Stealth Bomber Jacket
Jiberish is known for their offbeat styles and snow sports fashion focus. Based in Denver with boutiques in Denver, Boston and Park City, this clothing shop has some truly unique designs, peppered with an outdoorsy appeal. The Padded Chambray Work Shirt is perfect for those cold weather days when a standard button up just doesn’t cut it. The slim fit design offers a nice shape, while the snap up buttons make it easy on, easy off. A sewn in diamond stitched inside thermal layer keeps you toasty, while the chambray outer keeps you looking sharp. Buy($90)
Since 1905, Red Wing Shoes has built tough but comfortable footwear for the working class. Inspired by the success of the classic 875 and 877 work boots, the moc-toe classic work oxfords were born out of necessity. Managers who started their careers on the factory floor needed a lighter shoe to keep comfortable at their desks and moving about the factory. The oxfords maintained Red Wing’s storied durability while remaining light enough to be worn all day at a desk. The Style No. 8056 oxfords are great for work or play, and the classic design maintains a professional look while being a fairly rugged shoe. The Sage Mojave leather upper has the perfect texture, while the Brown Neoprene cushioned outsole keeps your feet comfortable. Buy ($240)
We’re huge fans of watches here at gearplug. We believe that having to pull your phone out of your pocket just to check the time is a bit of a hassle. But some people just don’t like to wear watches. Ring Clock is a watch you wear, well, like a ring. It features a clock aspect around the band of the ring that uses super low energy LEDs to illuminate the current time. When you rotate the ring the time is displayed on the simple and masterfully designed band. Constructed from 316L stainless, Ring Clock is allergy free and will not oxidize or turn black. It uses Qi wireless charging with the included base, and is water resistant to 30M. Pre-Order ($235) Continue reading Ring Clock
Nixon’s newest timepiece, the Baja, is a thing of beauty. Clean lines and a monochromatic display contrasted by a colorful face make this watch an instant classic. The Baja was developed as a ‘self-contained survival station’. The protective angled bezel holds a number of great features, including a compass, a thermometer and a flashlight. The nylon band keeps the Baja on your wrist, while the 50mm case makes a bold statement. The display includes an EL backlight and a high contrast LCD for superior viewing in any conditions. Buy ($150)
Generic Surplus is a footwear company founded as an extension to The Generic Man, a luxury footwear brand. Generic Surplus aims to create modern, every-day shoes that blur the lines between sneaker and shoe. They’re both casual and somewhat formal, and the ‘generic’ unbranded look makes them even more unique. Some of our favorites include the Borstal, the Klein, and the classic Obey High Top. With a range of styles and colors, this is your one stop shop for refreshingly different kicks. Buy ($58+)
FUBi Bike is one of the most compact folding bikes on the market. The frame itself folds down to fit into a tennis racket bag. The greatest part is that when the bike is unfolded, it looks like a normal bike and not a compact oddity with tiny wheels. It can be folded with the wheels connected or detached for an even smaller footprint. FUBi is also configurable with three different wheel sizes; the narrow road rim, the city/gravel rim, and the mountain rim. This allows the bike to function in a number of environments. FUBi comes in three sizes: 25″, 26″ and 28″. FUBi ships in May for £1,499, but you can order one through their Kickstarter campaign HERE for £989, shipping April 2014. Continue reading FUBi Folding Bike
Tired of only having a couple sizes to choose from when buying a shirt, and none of them truly fit the way you want them to? STANTT wants to fix that. With over 50 sizes, all you have to do is give them three measurements: Chest, Waist, and Sleeve Length; and they will send you a shirt that fits you perfectly. Using DataFit™ Technology, STANTT will find you a better fit, guaranteed. STANTT asserts that every size is already made, so you won’t have to wait weeks for it to be custom made. Featuring a contemporary collar, single barrel cuff, and a hybrid bottom, this is the best fitting casual shirt money can buy. (Buy $70+) Continue reading STANTT Casual Shirts with a Tailored Feel
If you are a slave to a job that doesn’t offer casual Friday’s, or you love making a statement with bold socks, Nigel Knox Nifty Socks are the socks for you. Stemming from the most recent Friday fashion trend on Wall Street, crazy socks are making a resurgence among even the most modest of crowds. They show a bit of a sense of humor in an otherwise business as usual environment. Nigel Knox describes themselves as ‘an upscale purveyor of Nifty Socks, dedicated to perfecting the art of casual sophistication.’ And they’ve hit the nail on the head. Their socks are crafted in Italy with the finest of materials, and finished with hands on techniques. Materials such as Pima Cotton, Merino Wool, Cashmere and Alpaca fibers are used to make these some of the best socks on the market. Buy ($19.50-$45)
The iOauto Pro by ProClip USA is a simple yet innovative way to mount your phone or other device safely in your car. The iOmounts system starts with the iOadapt, a super thin magnetic ring that adheres to the back of your device. The iOmounts core attaches to your dash with a car specific clip that doesn’t require any modification to your vehicle. The half-sphere design lets you optimize your viewing angle. You can orient your phone in landscape, portrait and anything in between. Removing is easy, all you need is a firm tug. Buy ($80)
As a man who has a fairly good eye for fashion, sometimes it’s hard to actually find nice clothes that fit. I am what some would call vertically challenged. At 5’8″ I’m smack in the middle of average height, so you think there would be more choices. It seems that most quality goods cater to the 6′ and taller set. Peter Manning NYC is a clothier that serves men that are five-foot-eight and shorter. As you would imagine, the main focus is pants, but Manning also offers a great selection of shirts, sweaters, blazers and even ties. Their four step sizing system ensures the perfect fit for men of small stature. Shop now.
The CST-01 by Central Standard Timing is claimed to be the thinnest watch in the world. Utilizing E Ink technology, its creators were able to set a clock into a 0.5mm pocket etched into a single piece of stainless steel. The product of this mating is an ultra-thin, ultra-flexible, rugged watch with excellent readability and style for days. Make that months. On a single 10 minute charge from the base station, the CST-01 will last a whole month. The watch is water resistant and the time can be set using the base station, which keeps the watch itself simple. The CST-01 is expected to ship around February 2014 for $145, and comes in 4 different colors. Pre-Order
The Sea-Doo Spark is a breath of fresh air for the Personal Watercraft industry. It is a lightweight, fuel-efficient package that offers fun for every type of rider, whether they’re just starting out or are seasoned experts on a ski. The Spark comes in either a two or three seat version and weighs in at just about 400lbs (421lbs for the three seat model). The base engine is a 60hp 899cc Rotax unit, but the Spark really shines with the High Output Engine option, bumping the power up to 90hp. This power, combined with the low weight of the ski makes for an excellently competitive power to weight ratio. Sea-Doo had safety in mind when they designed the Spark. Optional Intelligent Brake and Reverse (IBR) allows the Spark to stop up to 100 feet sooner than other watercraft, with the added bonus of superb maneuverability and easy docking ability. The Spark comes in 5 brilliant colors and is offered with a number of great accessories. It offers a sporty ride for an unheard of price, starting at just $4,999. Video after the jump.
We always seem to find the coolest bike related gadgets on Kickstarter. Check out our post on Revolights. This is no exception. The Rideye is a black box camera for your bike. The camera continuously records and saves the last 2.5 hours of video, so you can instantly have record of any incidents. With one touch of the button, you can stop the recording and instantly save the file. In the event of a crash, the blackbox sensor will automatically save the file. The best part is that you only need to charge the Rideye once a month. The 120° wide angle lens on the HD camera is sure to capture everything you encounter. Crafted from aircraft-grade hard-anodized aluminum, the water resistant camera makes for quite a durable package. The Rideye will be available March 2014 for $149. Preorder now. Check out some Rideye footage after the jump.
The SlimFold Wallet is a waterproof, ultra-strong and ultra thin wallet made of Tyvek; the same material used in postal envelopes. This wallet measures 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ and is 6x thinner and 5x lighter than comparable leather wallets. SlimFold features 10 easy-access card slots and a convenient ID window for any situations that may arise where you need to quickly present your credentials. The eco-friendly construction process and fully recyclable design will put your mind at ease. The SlimFold comes in an assortment of colors, and has a simple yet effective design. There are two versions of the SlimFold currently available, each for only $20. Buy.
The Weekender by Everlane should be a staple of every man’s travel kit. This lightweight cabin-sized bag is perfect for day trips and weekend trips. Its reverse denim construction make it stand out, but in all the right ways. Everlane spared no expense, employing 100% leather straps and accents, and water resistant khaki twill lining. The Weekender fits in any overhead compartment. Priced right at $95, this bag will set you apart from the rest. Buy
Samsung recently debuted its entrant to the smart watch race, the Galaxy Gear. This wrist piece acts not only as a watch, but as a notification and input device linked to your smart phone (currently only the Galaxy Note 3). The Gear allows you to leave your phone in your pocket while answering calls, checking messages, and tweaking your schedule. With its built in camera, Gear allows you to instantly take photos and share them with your friends. Other features, such as auto lock, find my device, weather, pedometer and media controller make this a perfect companion to your phone. The Gear comes in six colors. Buy($299)
Limitless LED has come up with a modern solution for your home’s lighting, by adding wifi to the common light bulb. Starting at just $16 per LED smart-light, you won’t find a cheaper lighting automation solution that can perform like Limitless LED. Available in basic white and color LED, you can now control your entire house’s lighting system with your smartphone. Limitless not only allows you to control your lighting’s on/off capabilities, but offers seamless control of up to 4 zones of lighting. The white bulbs go from Warm White to Cool White, feature a nightlight mode and full brightness control. The color bulbs offer the same features of the white bulb, through the full color spectrum. The lights also have dozens of flashing color changing disco modes. The color starter kit comes with two color bulbs, a wifi bridge receiver box, remote, and the free app store LimitlessLED app for just $57. Video after the jump. Continue reading Limitless LED
The Qlocktwo W by Biegert&Funk flips the conventional watch concept on its head. Instead of a set of hands or a digital readout, the Qlocktwo W literally reads the time, in plain English. The stainless steel case measures 35 x 35 mm and contains a grid of 110 letters. When the button on the side is pressed, words that tell the time illuminate in random places. The Qlocktwo also shows the calendar date and even shows seconds. Available in 4 styles with a 24 mm leather strap. Buy ($770-880)