Batch Freelancer Shirt

As flexible and versatile as you, Batch’s Freelancer Shirt is particularly well suited in taking you from your desk to enjoying a night out afterwards, and everywhere in between. While its utility roots and dual expanding chest pockets lend the shirt a rugged masculinity, its refined fit and soft, 100% cotton fabric are closer to what you’d find in a fine dress shirt to ensure you look always presentable. The finer details are also perfect to a T considering it’s handmade in limited batches of, at most, twenty shirts, and include a collar that’s meant to be kept open, rugged seams all-around, and mother-of-pearl buttons. Comes in a variety of colors including a lightweight Pinpoint Oxford in Flint Grey and Heritage Blue perfect for the summer ahead.

Grab a few at Batch – $82

GET IT: $82


NikeLab ACG.07.KMTR

Inspired, believe it or not, by a brown paper bag scrunched around a foot to form a fitted profile, the futuristic-looking NikeLab ACG.07.KMTR foregoes laces, velcro, and any traditional sort of buckle for one that’s decidedly more complex in execution — but is simpler than ever to use. A four-way stretch upper shell is cinched around the top of your foot using an integrated draw cord pulled at the back of the shoe and further stabilized by a Fidlock magnetic buckle, making it not only incredibly easy to slip on but also highly comfortable. The sneaker is also suited to day-to-day wear thanks to its water-resistant shell and comfort through long walking commutes through the urban jungle so you’ll never want to take them off despite the fact that loosening them and doing so takes just a couple of seconds.

Available on May 18th. Until then, learn more at NikeLab – $TBA



BOLDR Odyssey Automatic Watch

Many dive watches look the part but can’t take the pressure, literally, of deeper dives. BOLDR’s Odyssey automatic watch can, and also won’t put much of a dent in your wallet. The Odyssey is powered by a reliable Seiko automatic movement and boasts a screwdown caseback, triple lock screwdown crown, a helium escape valve, and a robust case, all in all earning it a 500 meter (1,650 feet) water resistance rating that’s, realistically, probably more than you’d want to test. A dive-functional 120 click unidirectional bezel and double domed sapphire crystal round out its features and work towards the aesthetic it sets even when you’re not diving. Otherwise the timepiece comes in Steel Blue, White Storm, and Ever Black, all with Superlume index markers and both a premium Italian leather and a polyurethane strap, the former for solid land and the latter for dive sessions. Not to mention two limited edition pieces with a Swiss STP1-11 movement, one in Steel Blue and one in MeteoBlack with 4 billion year-old piece of meteorite serving as the dial.

Learn more at Kickstarter roughly $260

GET IT: ~$260


Gentleman’s Box

Gathering up and hand selecting a dresser full of personalized accessories takes a lifetime and costs a small fortune. Thing is we can’t wait that long, and would rather put more money towards experiences. Gentleman’s Box both cuts down the work involved as well as the bill. This monthly subscription box delivers about five or six carefully curated, hand-picked items every month straight to your door and costs a small fraction of the combined retail price of its contents, which usually run over $100. Typically, a tie comes in each one, as well as an audacious pair of socks, two miscellaneous accessories (think lapel pins, sunglasses, cuff links, pocket squares, and the like), a grooming sample, and this month’s copy of GQ magazine — the latter because keeping up with the latest trends also implies a bit of conscious effort on your part.

Learn more or subscribe at Gentleman’s Box – $25/month

GET IT: $25/month


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star With Nike FlyKnit

The Chuck Taylor has seen a lot of variations of its form of late. Here’s yet another, and one particularly suited to prolonged wear: the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star With Nike FlyKnit. Nike’s trickle-down tech adorns this sneaker with a FlyKnit upper that’s lightweight, breathable, and snug fitting, not unlike a sock, with more stretch and flexibility than the traditional canvas. It pairs this to a Lunarlon insole to add cushioning and a bit more give to the vulcanized rubber sole. Otherwise the high top features the same silhouette and unmistakable patch, and comes in six colors that span the spectrum.

Learn more at Nike – $110

GET IT: $110


Mahabis Classic Slippers

Designed in London and crafted of premium materials, mahabis’ Classic Slippers are worlds apart from the bedroom slippers you know — in fact, they’re not even limited to indoor wear, which is practical since you’ll never want to take them off. The pair couples a breathable felt outer with both a warm, cozy wool lining and a collapsible neoprene heel that you can either comfortably step on (like a mule) or wear around the heel (like a house shoe). Each pair also comes with a sneaker-like detachable outer sole that flicks on in seconds for wandering outside. The classics are available in either light or dark grey with one of seven sole colors.

Grab a pair at mahabis – $98+

GET IT: $98+


Ressence x Hodinkee Type 1H

Unique and stunning as with all Ressence timepieces, the Ressence x Hodinkee Type 1H uses the watchmaker’s unusual orbital display instead of hands to display the time but is also, for the first time, skeletonized, letting you peer into the inner workings of the highly complex mechanisms within. The nested dial discs beneath its domed sapphire crystal lens are all made of sandblasted silver and boast milled markings and numerals filled with dark grey SuperLuminova for a brilliant bright green shine in the dark. Hodinkee’s contributions also went further: it’s also smaller and more compact than Ressence’s other pieces, with a diameter of 41.5mm and a thickness of 12mm, and is their first to be set in a stainless steel case. Sadly limited to 20 pieces and all are already accounted for, but if you want one join their waitlist and pray.

Find it at Hodinkee’s Shop – $22,500

GET IT: $22,500


1978 New Balance

Based on the classic 990 that made its debut in 1978, the 1978 New Balance puts a modern, minimal spin on the major design elements it dredges up from the past. The USA-made sneaker pairs a pig suede upper to a tapered Vibram outsole that’s both durable and grippy across a range of surfaces. Available colorways include navy suede with tan, burgundy with dark grey, and black with grey (shown), each with a white outsole.

Find it at New Balance – $150

GET IT: $150


Dietrich OT Watch

With a distinctive design that’s inspired by nature rather than by man’s own creations, Dietrich’s OT Watch line — which stands for Organic Time — is bold, intricate, and maybe a tad divisive. Each features luminescent hands shaped like leaves, a spinning star which represents seconds, a 24-hour time disk, and a sapphire crystal lens etched on the underside with hour and minute markings capping a steel case. A modified Miyota 82S7 automatic movement powers the timepiece, visible as it ticks away through the large cutout in the center of its layered dial. Despite a 46mm width and a not-insignificant overall heft it’s extremely comfortable thanks to its flowing organic curves as well as the pass-through strap that slips through the lugs on either end. It comes in a variety of case and dial color combinations, not to mention higher-end models with forged carbon bezels.

Learn more at Dietrich – $1,215+

Presented by Dietrich.

GET IT: $1,215+


Under Armour ArchiTech Futurist Sneaker

Its radical looks may evoke far-off concepts that never come to fruition, but the Under Armour ArchiTech Futurist Sneaker will actually be available for sale in just a few days later this month. The shoe combines a foot-hugging UA SpeedForm upper with a compression lace system with 1/4 zipper and a stunning 3D printed midsole in the form of a dynamic lattice network that’d be pretty much impossible to produce in any other way. Oh, and the latter isn’t just for looks since it actually offers solid cushioning and support.

Learn more at Under Amour – $300

GET IT: $300


Ace Marks Handcrafted Italian Dress Shoes

Splurging on a pair of quality handcrafted Italian dress shoes is typically a wise investment for reasons beyond aesthetic: comfort and longevity come to mind. And further reducing the investment side of the equation only makes for a sweeter deal. Each pair of Ace Marks dress shoes are expertly made in Italy by fourth-generation craftsmen — the same people producing other, store-bought luxury brand shoes that retail north of $600 — for a third of what you’d pay, so you can pocket the difference or grab multiple pairs for different occasions. Their sharp-looking wares come in a dizzying array of styles and colorways for settings ranging from the boardroom to business casual gatherings and include the Cap Toe Blucher Stuart (shown), the Wingtip Oxford Luxe (second image), the Full Brogue Kendrik (third image), a chukka boot, and several types of Loafers. And if you wear through your pair or figuratively outgrow it, send it back to Ace Marks and they’ll repurpose and donate it to Career Gear to help men reentering the workplace, with a $60 credit on your next pair for your trouble.

Learn more at Kickstarter – $190+

Presented by Ace Marks.

GET IT: $190


Betabrand Sitting-Pocket Sweatpants

Read their name and you instantly know that Betabrand’s genius Sitting-Pocket Sweatpants solve a serious problem inherent in most sweatpants: their pockets, which dump out most or all of their contents the second you sit down. Betabrand’s sweats instead boast reverse-entry front pockets that are easier to access, more secure against pickpockets, and also won’t spill your wallet, keys, and spare change on the floor whilst sitting. A welt pocket in the back also holds your wallet, if you’re one of those. And like any good sweatpants they’re made of a cozy cotton terra and feature an elastic waistband to keep them up.

Find it at Betabrand – $80 [via]

GET IT: $80


Citizen Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000M

Many dive watches are worn for style. Contrarily, the Citizen Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000M is best reserved for actual diving. Rated, as its name suggests, to extreme depths, it’s the first to also come equipped with Citizen’s integrated solar panel dial that keeps the watch’s batteries charged up just by exposure to light — something that’s notably absent in the deep sea, but several years of reserve power more than make up for it. The Super Titanium watch of course is also both very thick and wide like similarly-rated divers, which is necessary to withstand exceptional pressures, and boasts a helium escape valve plus a locking bezel.

Available this summer. Until then, read more at worn&wound – $2,300