Clothing

Mission Workshop Renan alpaca knit pullover/hoodie review

REVIEW – Last year the folks at Mission Workshop sent me a pair of their Icon City Pants to review. While not very techie or gadgettie, they are definitely a finely made, high-quality piece of clothing. Though, I hate to say it, I have passed them onto the Gadgeteer Kid who can pull off that …

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SnapCap lets you securely hang your cap almost anywhere

NEWS – As I’ve shared previously, I’m a fan of caps—I have several of them that I wear in heavy rotation and many of mine are either fitted or elastic-fit, so they don’t have that adjustable strap in the back.  For my fitted or elastic-fit ones, I often wish I had a way to attach …

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Helikon Baseball Folding Cap literally fits in your pocket

NEWS – I wear baseball caps a lot, and sometimes I wish I could just stuff my hat into my pocket without destroying it.  The Helikon Baseball Folding Cap appears to have been designed and built just for this purpose.  Made of ripstop 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester in multiple colors and with a one-size-fits-most Velcro closure …

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Bluffworks Horizon Quilted Vest review

REVIEW – I’m a big fan of Bluffworks.  Several of their clothing items have become part of my office and especially travel staples.  For example, their dress shirts and pants are super comfortable, have just the right amount of stretch, and are nearly impossible to wrinkle, and the same goes for their jacket and slacks.  …

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Bluffworks continues their travel wardrobe with Departure Jeans

NEWS – Hot off the press, Bluffworks continues their travel/smart casual clothing line with their recently-released Departure Jeans.  Available in Regular Fit or Slim Fit, these are traditional 5-pocket blue jeans but in typical Bluffworks fashion, they include two hidden, zippered pockets in the back waistband (see right image above) to help with securing important …

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Baby it’s cold outside so become an animal

NEWS – It’s officially winter and that means if you haven’t already started wearing your warmest coat and gloves, it’s time to start. But for those days when a coat and gloves aren’t enough to keep you warm and toasty, it’s time for a hat. But not just any old hat… consider one of these …

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You’ll always have a pair and a spare of socks with SoloSocks

NEWS – When my daughter was younger, I bought her socks from a company called LittleMissMatched.  Each set included three socks of different designs but with the same color combinations.  You could use any two of the socks for a pair of purposefully mis-matched socks.  They were really popular with girls back then, and I’m …

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Dress like the cast & crew of The Empire Strikes Back with this limited edition parka from Columbia Sportswear

NEWS – In 1979 a hardy group of cast and crew braved the bitter cold of Norway to film the iconic ice planet Hoth scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Now you can live your dream of being part of a Star Wars movie. Columbia Sportswear is releasing a limited edition parka inspired by the …

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The Peruvian Trading Company’s funny winter hats might just be the next holiday tradition

NEWS – We’ve all heard of the ugly Christmas sweater, maybe you even own one. The Peruvian Trading Company puts a fun new twist on this holiday tradition with their festive holiday winter hats. These funny holiday toppers are carefully handcrafted in Peru by skilled fiber artists. Made from 100% acrylic faux angora yarn, they …

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How do you get down off a bison? It apparently involves socks…

NEWS – I know that geese have down that are used in making pillows, but I never knew that bison had down, did you?  Apparently bison down can be used to make warm, cushy, and durable yarn when combined with merino wool.  This yarn incorporates 18% nylon and 2% spandex with the 56% merino wool and 24% bison …

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Add a personal video message to your gifts from the London Sock Company

NEWS – The gifting season is upon us, and it can be difficult to find nice gifts for the guys on our gift lists.  You don’t always know what to give them, so it often seems that ties and socks become the fallback position.  Sometimes, practical gifts like that are seen as impersonal and given …

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Horizon Vest on the way from BluffWorks

NEWS – BluffWorks, makers of great-looking, comfortable, and well-designed men’s travel and everyday clothing will soon be releasing its Horizon Vest for sale.  With a polyfill insulation, water-resistant shell, lots of pockets, and a few other details, the Horizon Vest is intended to accompany you just about anywhere.  It’s even been designed to complement BluffWorks’ Gramercy …

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The Stance Legends of Horror collection puts iconic horror film villains on your feet

NEWS – Halloween is less than two weeks away, so there’s no better time to show your holiday spirit. Stance can help you do just that with their Legends of Horror collection. They’ve brought back some of your favorite horror film icons and put them on a pair of socks. The Legends of Horror collection …

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Laundry day won’t be such a chore when you can wash two loads and dry two loads at a time

NEWS – Laundry will take less time with these FlexWash and FlexDry machines from Samsung.  Both have two tubs, so they can both handle two loads at once. The Samsung FlexWash WV9600 5.5 Total cu. ft. FlexWash™ Washer is available in fingerprint-resistant black stainless steel or in white.  Both the top-loading washer and the front-loading washer …

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