Muji-Smartphone-Pocket

Muji, the Japanese brand that’s always innovating with their products, has released a new line of jeans with a smartphone pocket. Situated off to the side and above the right back pocket, the jeans are designed to allow you to have a permanent space for your phone without having to worry about sitting on it. Like most other Muji jeans, these new 6th Pocket Jeans are made of 100% cotton and available in a number of different washes and fits. They’re comfortable. They break in well. They’re also incredibly affordable. But are they practical? That depends a lot on what you’re doing. Would it be nice to be able to have a quick spot to put your phone in before you accidentally leave it on your desk when you step out for coffee? Sure, but that’s only relevant if you’re not a front pocket phone guy. The biggest downside of these new jeans is the fact that if you wear your shirt tucked in, or you’re traveling, you’re painting a bullseye on your butt for pickpockets. With all that said, if you’re going to buy a pair of comfy, affordable, stylish jeans anyway, you might as well get that sixth pocket.

STEALTH-WORKBENCH-BOXES-IF2

[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.