The Best Gear for Men
TAM’s top recommendations for July 2020
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You will notice a trend as you develop into a self-respecting adult man. The growing importance of appropriateness. Appropriate clothing, appropriate demeanor, and appropriate bags. Here are our top picks this month.
Our favorite no frills carryall. Boasting genuine leather handles and sturdy construction, Bespoke Post's classy Weekender offers excellent value for money.
Ethiopian full-grain leather is something to behold. Parker Clay keeps the focus on incredible materials and lets them speak for themselves. The designs are simple, but the quality is excellent.
Paravel’s fairly priced, designer quality Fold-Up bag is a versatile travel essential that can adapt to almost any packing scenario---whether it’s a weekend getaway, daytime excursion or an everyday trip to the gym.
If we’ve learned anything from the pandemic lockdown, it’s that a pair of comfortable pants can be the difference between a good inside day and a bad inside day.
If you’re going to get joggers, choose quality. With their jogger All Day Every Day variant, Public Rec have continued their trend of stellar materials and minimalist design so you can look comfortable and put together at the same time.
If you need a pair of pants that look great and you can wear it for a week straight without washing, the Evolution from Western Rise will get you there.
For pants with a jean-like construction but with the comfort and flexibility of chinos, look no further than the Workday Pant from leisure apparel aficionados, Public Rec.
“A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.” – Ian Fleming.
We’ve enjoyed mixing up our sometimes-outside-outfits with these timepieces.
The Nordgreen Pioneer is an innovative take on the chronograph watch. Built like a classic aviator, but with modern Scandinavian design principles, this timepiece looks natural and elegant—and it pairs well in a casual and smart-casual wardrobe.
VAER is a prime example of the shift in watchmakers toward quality and affordability. As a small brand, there are some struggles around shipping times, but their field watches offer killer value that’s hard to find elsewhere.
I was impressed already with UNDONE's homage to vintage Rolex designs, and the Basecamp Cali takes that same concept to the next level.
While the Barrel Brewmaster makes for a perfect gift for any beer lover, you don’t have to be a beer connoisseur (a cicerone for those of you in the know) to dig this watch. Having unboxed and worn this watch for a few weeks, I can confidently say this: If the unique style of these watches has you captivated, or the story has you intrigued—I’m confident that you’ll be at least equally impressed with what lands on your doorstep.
The Vessel puts a unique Vincero spin on classic dive watches. Rated at 200m water resistance and outfitted with a sapphire crystal, the Vessel marks a big leap in Vincero’s overall build quality.
Bjorn Hendal offers up a throwback to bygones past with its Varberg Chronograph, and while the strap is a bit of a letdown, the vintage inspired quality is hard to find elsewhere for the price.
Our subscription boxes have been huge for us during lockdown. They’ve helped us stay stocked up on essentials and their surprise factor have helped keep up the fun. These are our current favorites.
Bespoke Post's quality of products, interesting monthly themes, and flexible subscription options, make their boxes a worthy complement to your monthly masculine lifestyle, and a fantastic gift option.
While we’d love to see a more choice-driven sign-up process, Trade Coffee is sure to win over plenty of new and old coffee enthusiasts in equal measure with its outstanding selection of coffee from artisan roasters and excellent customer service, all delivered in a convenient monthly subscription box package.
If you can let go of the need for total control over what you receive in a subscription box at this price point, Watch Gang is a lot of fun, and a convenient way for you to organically develop your own sense of watch style alongside tens of thousands of fellow watch enthusiasts.
ButcherBox delivers great cuts of top-quality meat straight to your door, and while you’ll pay a convenience fee, just knowing you have a freezer full of healthy options is invaluable for when the workweek gets hectic.
My BREO BOX was filled with a few things that I’ve always wanted, a few things that’ll make nice gifts, and one thing I’m not sure what to do with---for a box that aims to give you everything you never knew you needed, that’s pretty darn good.
Gentleman’s Box delivered big value going for quality over quantity, and while some items could have used more attention to detail, this package helps complete the image of the modern gentleman.