Real men don't spend their entire summer in air-conditioned comfort. The warm weather and abundant sunshine make this time of year the perfect to go exploring the great outdoors, and right now is the time to gear up to do so. From now until 7/28/14 you'll save 16% on all the outdoor gear we've rounded up in this curated collection. So ditch the couch for a weekend, lace up your boot and get outside. ... check it out
I'm a lucky man to have known my great grandfather, even for just a brief time. He was born in 1882 in Chapel Hill, N.C., grew up working on the railroad, and eventually became the Clerk of the Court. Not one to forget about the details, he most often wore a tailored black suit, crisp white shirt, bolero tie, black ... continue reading
When I was around 13 my grandfather handed me his old Buck knife and tells me "every man should have a knife." Years later I realized that the gift was less about the knife and more about the unsaid sentiment, which is why I cherish it. This also might explain my obsession with knives. I stopped carrying it years ago ... continue reading
This magnificent German numerator (circa 1920) was found on the top shelf of a dusty cabinet in a Stockholm thrift store. Offering both a sans-serif and serif font selector, the numerator also offers four distinct font sizes. This object has become one of the Hudson Made essential tools and we use it to date the batch ... continue reading
My family (both sides) are 6 or 7 generation Americans and consequently we have a lot of stuff that's been passed down so choosing something to fit this "prized heritage" theme was not easy. I finally settled on something that was right in front of me all along, my father Thomas's pure coin silver baby cup. These ... continue reading
I've got a bit of an obsession with sunglasses and it all stems from this Carl Zeiss pair that my Dad bought on Jermyn Street, London, in 1960 before being posted to Jamaica with the British Army (tough posting!) The thick stainless steel frames and brown solid optical glass make them very heavy compared to today's ... continue reading
They say the best things in life aren't things. I'll drink to that.
But if my house was burning, the first thing I'd reach for (after grabbing my wife) would be two pipes my uncle gave me while I was an undergrad at UVA.
The pipes are totems of two different eras: my uncle's law school years when he broke them ... continue reading
Just because you don’t live in Germany doesn’t mean you can’t go hit a beer garden or celebrate Oktoberfest. When you go to fill up your stein and down a bratwurst and pretzel, make sure you’re looking the part. We’re not saying to go all lederhosen-ed out, just an outfit that can handle the crisp fall air and look good in the process. ... continue reading