Blue Blood Playing Cards

Everyone needs at least one quality deck of playing cards. Once you start drinking things that don’t come in Vortex bottles when you play poker you need to step up your card preferences too. The Bicycle two-pack is fine in a pinch, or for a bit of nostalgia, but there are way better looking conversation pieces that come in 52 card packs. Chicago design studio Uusi’s Blue Blood Playing Cards aren’t just gorgeously illustrated and functional, they have a story. They’re going to eventually be printed by the US Playing Card Company on Bicycle-grade stock with magic finish, so they’ll feel similar but with a brand new paint job. What you’re really getting then is 52 different pieces of artwork for $0.22 each that you can also play with. And we though art collecting would never be fun.

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A pocket square is a touch of old school class. It’s an element that casually lets people know you’re a gentleman. This knife from Gerber borrows its name from the humble pocket square because it too is sharp and dressy. Eschewing superfluous design elements for a sleek, clean appearance, the Gerber Pocket Square Knife is refined and mature. The machined aluminum handle is paired with a 3” drop point blade and an ambidextrous thumb lift for one stunning folder. If James Bond relied on a pocket knife, this would be it.