We've searched out some smart stuff for every man-about-town. You're welcome.
What: Owen & Fred’s personalized leather bag tags
How: In a sea of black suitcases circling around the baggage claim belt, these make sure your bag stands out. They are made in the U.S. and can be customized. Using the old “I’m With the Band” line is always a good place to start.
How much: $26
Where to buy it: Sault New England
What: Ministry of Supply LABS 3D Jacket
How: MIT-born Ministry of Supply is a leader in "tech-fashion," which means that in this case comfort doesn’t take precedence over style when traveling. The LABS blazer is super soft and made of material that wicks away moisture and doesn’t hold onto odors. Aside from looking slick, its three-dimensional structure keeps its shape even when it’s not being worn.
How much: $450
Where to buy it: Ministry of Supply
What: Frank & Oak SC Commuter Backpack
How: The everyday backpack has gotten serious upgrades in recent years. Retailers have replaced the bulky, slouchy bags of youth with compact and sleek adult versions. Understated yet functional, this backpack has an interior laptop sleeve, sweat compartment for dirty clothes, and magnetic sternum strap for extra support. It’s a good choice for city adventures.
How much: $95
Where to buy it: Frank & Oak
What: Ball and Buck x New Balance Made US 585 Sporting Gentleman
How: New Balance’s 585 sneaker re-emerges from the coffers of the athletic brand’s basement with a fresh look in this exclusive collaboration with local, independent men’s retailer Ball and Buck. Signature Ball and Buck accents include a leather N logo, tongue and collar strap, duck canvas and plaid canvas, and camo pattern.
How much: $238
Where to buy it: Ball and Buck
What: Samuel Hubbard Frequent Traveler Loafer
How: Frequent travelers love loafers for their style and ease, especially when trudging through TSA. Samuel Hubbard’s version is incredibly comfortable (yes, like a running shoe) thanks to its Vibram sole. The shoes are also lined with glove leather to keep feet cool on long days.
How much: $235
Where to buy it: The Tannery
What: Swimmer Duo by Polk Boom
How: What could be better on a beach vacation than listening to your favorite tunes on a waterproof speaker? Submergible up to 3 feet for 30 minutes and dirtproof, this speaker is perfect for the clumsy guy who likes to sit poolside. The flexible tail on top can be used to hang it from a bag or chair or act as a stand. And it is available in four color options.
How much: $59.99
Where to buy it: City Target