duffle-bag

Taking one item and turning it into another, more useful item probably isn’t anything new to you. It’s how plumbing hose and a funnel became a beer bong. How macaroni pieces and Elmer’s glue became art. Scrap plywood and 2×4 became a bike shelf. Now, it’s how a vintage, worn-in US military duffel bag became another, well, duffel bag. Using canvas salvaged from WWII era duffels, Etsy seller Forestbound creates weekend bags that have as much utility as character. The canvas is mated to cotton webbing handles (again, salvaged from WWII era supplies) and a should strap, and the entire package is secured with brass hardware and brown leather. All the utility of an Army bag, slightly modified for everyday use.

JackMason-CM-IF2-6-11-2

Inspired by the rich history of regatta and the yacht timer, Jack Mason’s new Regatta Timer watch focuses on functionality by prominently featuring the regatta countdown timer, an essential part of yachting and extremely accurate timekeeping. With the brand’s first ever bi-directional compass bezel and a Swiss movement, along with a sapphire crystal and 20 ATM depth rating, the Regatta Timer has all the bells and whistles. Whether you’re a casual sport customer, a yachting buff or a weekend enthusiast, the Regatta Timer is the watch for land, sea and everywhere in between.