Sometimes you find something that just screams “Merica!”, which is exactly what we heard when we found these New Balance X Ball and Buck US574s ($148). These special edition shoes feature classic New Balance grey with touches of Ball and Buck Camo in 10oz duck cloth, and a blaze orange heel tab for that extra hunting flare. The first 176 shoes will come in a vintage 50cal ammo can and hand stamped numbered brass plate.
In honor of Tank Top Tuesday, as made famous by our friends at College District, we proudly present ManTanks ($24). Create a custom tank top in just a few clicks. Whether you are the YOLO type, or you just want your favorite Kelly Kapowski pic on the front of your tank, ManTanks can take care of you. And remember: “Sun’s out, guns out”.
Channel your inner Maverick with these Ray-Ban Folding Aviators ($155). A new twist on an iconic style, these folding aviators have eight hinges that conveniently fold up into a pocket-sized case. Considering it is the first innovation of the style since 1937, we think Mr. Cruise would be proud.
It might look like a sneaker, but it is a golf shoe at heart. The Ashworth Cardiff ($120) is a crossover golf shoe that looks more like a town shoe than the old oxford cleats your grandpa used to wear. With built-in rubber spikes, you won’t have to worry about losing grip by going from grass to concrete.
Once you start using a key fob, it is tough to go without, and the skillful craftsmen at Apolis know this rule all too well. The Transit Issue Key Chain ($38) is a leather key fob held together by four hand-stitched bar tacs. Each key fob is hand crafted with MIL-SPEC hardware, giving you the long-lasting quality you look for in a key chain. Comes in three colors (above).
Since the 1970s, Lightning Bolt has been a staple in the surfwear and surf supply scene. In a partnership with Best Made Co., Lightning Bolt has introduced their Famous Red Board Shorts ($70). Made from 100% cotton twill, these classic board shorts have corrosion resistant grommets, triple stitched seams, and bear both the Best Made Co. and Lightning Bolt logos on the left thigh. They might not make you surf better, but they will last through all of your toughest spills.
With gels that make you smell like a romantic millionaire jet fighter pilot, it’s easy to overlook the old fashioned bar of soap. Despite the long name, Duke Cannon’s Big Ass Brick of Soap ($5) is exactly what you need to overcome the delusion that your body wash will make you look like Ryan Gosling. This big soap brick is 3/4 lbs, lasts much longer than the average bar of soap, and contains steel cut grains for superior grip-ability. As Duke says, “Cure your mangina”.
Prepare your body for the Summer sun, stock up with Sam’s Natural Summer Survival Kit ($37.95). These “natural products made in America by your fellow Americans” should give you just about everything you need to get through the heat of the Summer. The kit comes with Sam’s Natural Campn Cool, Blood Orange Summer Skin Scrub, Summer Skin Rescue, Summer Wash, Triple Butter Summer Whip, Summer Skin Cool, and Coconut Lip Balm. Whether you are camping or at the beach, your skin could use this kit.
Tim Lincecum, Michael Strahan, Kevin Love, Nas, and Nick Cannon want you to sign up for 12 Society ($39/month), and we agree with them. This service sends you a monthly box of goodies, hand-picked by the gentlemen mentioned above (among other athletes/celebrities). Each box contains a retail value of at least $125, and if you don’t like the merch, no problem, returns are easy as pie. Seriously, sign up now.
It doesn’t matter if you are a jet setter or a local, you likely recognize the three letter abbreviations for the world’s largest airport hubs. Now you can rep your city’s hub on your chest with Pilot & Captain Shirts ($32). Printed on a soft poly-blend slim-fit crew neck, bring a little piece of home with you wherever you travel.