Generic Surplus sneakers are never quite what they appear to be. They all kind of look like sneakers in that they have laces and soles, but something always seems a little out of place. With the Wharf Wool, there’s a bit of high-top, a bit of chukka, and pieces of wool, canvas, suede, and rubber. Somehow they manage to combine these disparate elements into a package that not only looks “bad” (in the good sense), you could probably get away with wearing them to work (we’re doing it at the stylistically uptight office right now and no one seems to mind). They’re not quite sneakers and they’re not quite chukkas so we’ll just stick to what we know and call them awesome.


Vaer has been one of our favorite watchmakers for as long as we can remember because they produce new, classic watches based on iconic designs. Case in point, the Vaer G5 Meridian watch you see here. This timepiece is a 1950s-inspired 20ATM automatic watch that’s USA-assembled, dual timezone, built with ocean-ready functionality, self-winding and the brand’s first true GMT (the latest version of their core dive watch design). What’s more, it pays homage to other watches that are incredibly more expensive or hard to come by whilst also adding new aspects that makes this Vaer G5 Meridian watch more desirable than the other options in our opinion.