Watches can be expensive and ornate, but they can also be fun and affordable. Available in a slew of crazy color combos, the Newton by NIXON is a 2 hand quartz watch with a unique rotating disc display. With the blue silicon strap shown above and the LED light on, your wrist may look like it’s out of TRON - so go all black if you’re going for more of a Knight Rider theme. We can’t think of a cheesy movie/show to associate the orange one with….
If you’re planning on doing any extreme winter activities this year – the last thing you’ll want is cold, wet, and achy feet. So if you’re going to get real adventurous in sub zero cold conditions, make sure you have some proper footwear. These Intrepid Explorer -100 Boots for men from Sorel offer insulated and waterproof protection down to -100 degrees Fahrenheit. Designed with a removable ThermoPlus felt InnerBoot, EVA comfort footbed, and Meltdown midsole, the Intrepid can easy be dried overnight and offers enhanced traction for any type of terrain.
It’s tough to stay warm and adhere to business casual, but a pair of dress boots will help. These Heward dress boots for men by ALDO are comfortable, stylish, and offer more protection from the elements than regular dress shoes. They have a rubber sole which will help you trek across icy sidewalks and train platforms – making your workday commute more bearable. They are also easy to slip on and off, with a double zip closure.
If you’re looking for a high quality luxury watch that will go with any outfit, the Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph is a great option. A bit fancier than the standard Tag Heuer Carrera we posted previously, this watch features a 3 register chronograph, luminescent markers on the minute and hour hands, domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and polished steel tachymeter bezel. Powered by precision automatic movement, the watch also touts a day-date display and is water resistant up to 100 meters.
I remember riding bikes as a kid and occasionally doing “ghost riders” – where you’d start down a hill and then hop off and let the bike ride by itself to inevitably fall over or crash into something. You probably wouldn’t want to do that with this $9,400 S-Works Epic 29er from Specialized, even though it could probably handle it. The large 29 inch carbon rimmed wheels that ride on front and rear shocks cruise over stumps, rocks, and other mountain path obstacles. Made with only lightweight materials, this full suspension mountain bike weights under 22 lbs. While this tricked out bike may be a bit much for the average Joe, Specialized offers many reasonably priced mountain bikes as well. Mountain biking is a fun and high cardio outdoor activity, so get out there and ride!
You don’t have to look ridiculous every time it rains. Most rainwear isn’t too stylish, but North Face addresses that shortcoming with their Venture Jacket. Waterproof, lightweight and styled for everyday use – the Venture Jacket has you covered. Featuring an attached, fully adjustable hood with visor, pit-zips, and a hem cinch-cord, you’ll stay dry and comfortable during outdoor activities. It also folds up real easily for travel. SRP around $100
Even if you’re wearing a t-shirt and jeans, adding a sport jacket or blazer can really class up an outfit. This black Express 2-Button Sateen Jacket will go great with various shirt and pant options and only costs $128 bucks. It’s a form-fitting blazer with narrow peaked lapels and a smooth finish. Whether you’re at a nightclub in Vegas or at a friends cocktail party, give your upper body a modern look with this coat.
You get a closer shave in the shower, but how the hell are you supposed to see what you’re doing? The best solution is a fogless mirror that you can hang right in there with you. The one pictured above also features a light, two razor holders, and a digital clock. The light and razor holders serve obvious purposes, but the clock is extra special for guys like me who tend to doze off in the shower in the morning! Kill two birds with one stone, get a great shave, and stay on time with this great addition to your morning routine.
I know that Frachelli recently did a sunglasses feature, but it’s summer and I got some new ones! I am absolutely loving my Ray-Ban Tech sunglasses and have been receiving many compliments. I went all out with this pair; they have polarized lenses and carbon fiber temples making them lightweight, comfortable, and great to look through. They were a bit expensive for a working stiff like me, but sometimes it’s better to look like a million bucks than to have it.