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There are a lot of affordable but generally crappy watches out there. You can tell they’re cheap just by looking at them. Not so with the new James & Muriel The Timekeeper Watch. The refined but minimalist design uses small but very legible numerals, markers, and hands while also employing a small seconds subdial; not something you usually see on a sub-$300 timepiece. The watch also makes use of slim and curved wired lugs for a cleaner look. And lest you think they’ve scrimped on materials quality to keep the price low, the Time Keeper’s case is made of 316L stainless steel, the movement is a Swiss gold-plated Ronda movement, and the strap is full-grain Italian leather. There are also three matte finish dial colors: Silk White, Dreamer’s Black, and Horizon Blue, all of which will look proper with both casual and semi-formal wear (even black-tie with the black/silver colorway). The Kickstarter campaign is going on now, and you can get an Early Bird price of $169 before the price climbs to $249, which is still a real bargain.

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We demand a lot from our shirts, which is why we like the shirts that come from Batch. Batch makes shirts that are durable, stylish, and well-built (by hand!)–without the hefty price tag. Case in point: Batch’s Specialist Utility Shirt. Equal parts rugged yet refined and stylish yet durable, this shirt expertly balances simplicity, detail and function with its Giza cotton construction, oversized chest pockets with side expansion and spread collar. Those same details make it great with jeans or worn open over your favorite tee. Dress better with Batch.