Polo Sidelace Shoe

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The Sidelace Shoe by Polo is a great mix of casual sneaker and boat shoe.  It features a canvas upper with a double stitched leather toe wrap for added durability.  A padded collar reduces ankle fatigue, while the treated gum rubber sole with green accent stripe adds a nice contrast of materials to the shoe. Rawhide laces complete the look of this very comfortable piece of footwear. Buy ($70)

 

American Giant Heavyweight Hooded Sweatshirt

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The heavyweight full zip hooded sweatshirt from American Giant has become the stuff of legends.  We’ve never seen so much hype for a hooded sweatshirt, but the truth is American Giant couldn’t keep them on the shelves and had a severe back-order problem in the run up to the holidays.  What makes this sweatshirt unique and desirable? We’ll start with the fabric itself.  The sweatshirt is made of seriously thick 12.4 ounce 100% cotton fleece. It sports ribbed side and shoulder panels, as well as reinforced elbow patches for superior durability. The front pockets are reinforced with bar tacks and critical wear seams utilize a rugged double-needle straddle stitching. A double-lined hood keeps the wind out. This is the last hooded sweatshirt you will ever need to own. Buy ($89)

Patrona Shirt Shuttle

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Patrona is known for their out of the box thinking and eye-catching designs that are also tech savvy. The Shirt Shuttle is a water-resistant, crush proof case for your shirts when travelling.  Never again will your freshly pressed shirt get creased or wrinkled in your luggage.  The anti-crease design of the integrated folding board sports rounded edges prevent any kind of wrinkles or creases from forming in transit.  Buy (£30)

Jiberish Padded Chambray Work Shirt

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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)

Red Wing Heritage Oxford

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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)

Beloved Shirts Cat Vortex Sweater

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Sometimes fashion needs to be humorous. This is that time.  The Cat Vortex Sweatshirt from Beloved is not only amazing, it’s also hilarious.  Beloved is known for its “all over” print apparel, with shirts and sweaters sporting prints of bears, ammo, cats, and barbie to name a few. This sweater features a Orange Tabby Cat leaping through a vortex of time and space, on an epic adventure quest no doubt. We tend to stick to the basics here at gearplug, but we’ll make an exception for this one. This is one sweater we wouldn’t mind getting for Christmas. Click here to receive a 10% off coupon when you like Beloved by clicking the Santa Sloth on their look book page. Buy ($59)

Burton Sleeper Hoodie

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The Burton Sleeper Full-Zip Hoodie is essential for travelers who want to catch some rest between point A and point B.  This is not your typical sweatshirt.  The Sleeper features a removable, inflatable neck pillow for optimum comfort at 30,000 feet. A contoured light shield keeps out unwanted light, allowing you to snooze anywhere.  Your passport and tickets are safely contained in internal zippered pockets.  The hoodie is comfortable in any cabin temperature, with zippered pit vents and a mesh lining.  Thumb holes at the cuff add the extra warmth your hands are looking for. The hoodie is great for travel and everything else. Buy ($100)

Misfit Shine

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Misfit Shine is a wearable fitness and activity tracker.  It is one of the best looking trackers we’ve seen to date.  The Shine is carved out of a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum and is water resistant to 50m, a designation that sets it apart from other fitness trackers.  It can be clipped to your clothing, worn on your wrist with either a rubber or leather strap, and can even be worn as a necklace. The Misfit Shine is a bit larger than a quarter and is able to track swimming, cycling, and steps taken.  The device can also track sleep and the LEDs can be used as a clock as well. To sync the device, simply place it on top of your phone’s screen. Video after the jump. Buy ($119.95)

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Ring Clock

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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 Baja Watch

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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)

Woolrich X Topo Designs Klettersack

The Woolrich X Topo Designs Klettersack was born from the pairing of two great American brands. Topo’s classic Klettersack is refreshed with Woolrich’ high-quality, made in the USA, woolen fabric. The sack is great for hiking, commuting, and travel.  The Klettersack features heavy duty plastic hardware, shoulder straps with d-rings, leather lash tabs, an inner drawstring closure to keep the elements out, laptop sleeve and zippered top pocket, and two side pockets. The 22.4L pack is available in Buffalo Plaid and Charcoal Stripe. Buy ($249) Continue reading Woolrich X Topo Designs Klettersack

ION Glasses

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Ion Glasses are an innovative new way to interact with your smartphone or tablet. Offered in both prescription and sunglasses, these stylish frames are more than just a pair of cool shades. The ION can operate as a remote control, can show you all sorts of notifications, and can even notify you if your phone or tablet is lost.  Made of a substance called TR90, otherwise known as ‘plastic titanium’, the ION is strong and durable, as well as incredibly flexible.

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Patagonia Fjord Flannel

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Winter is here and flannel is your friend.  The Patagonia Fjord Flannel has what it takes to keep you warm all season long. Made of heavyweight long staple 6.5oz 100% organic cotton, the Fjord is thick, comfortable, and toasty. It is available in a bevy of colors and patterns, so you can get your flannel on seven days a week. The Fjord is a traditional cut, with two single button flap pockets and a strait tail hem. Buy ($89)

 

Outerboro

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Outerboro has just launched its new product line, featuring the Motile Pants and the Stealth Shirt. Pairing an active lifestyle with sensible modern fashion has never been easy, but Outerboro is here to help.

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Generic Surplus

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+)

STANTT Casual Shirts with a Tailored Feel

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

Nigel Knox Nifty Socks

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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)

 

Eastern Collective Cables

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Eastern Collective has re-imagined the USB charging cable.  Utilizing a fabric casing, these cables are not only much brighter than your standard black or white cable, they are also much more durable.  The unique casing protects the cable from tangles and breaks, as the braided fabric is stronger than other cables’ casings. They come in a variety of sizes, from as small as ten inches through to six feet in length. The cables are available in a variety of colorways and fit 30pin Apple, Lightning, micro and mini USB, and Aux 3.5mm. Buy ($9.95-$26.95) Continue reading Eastern Collective Cables

Peter Manning NYC

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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.