Happy socks is one of the hidden gems of the internet. Originally started in Sweden in 2008, their socks are creative and just the right bit of fun to brighten up a winter day. Don’t be scared of color – you’ll appreciate the confidence fun it adds to your work attire.
Real men know how to dress up, and when dressing up – detail matter. One of the most basic of these is the tie bar. This one is the perfect balance of understatement and class. Just remember to wear it between the 3rd and 4th shirt buttons.
Lotions can be expensive and what they offer is not always worth the price, but this hand healer is far and away the best lotion for those chaffing winter months. Apply it every few nights, and your hands will stay healthy – try it and you’ll swear by it like I do.
It’s a harsh world and there are areas on earth where water isn’t as plentiful. When you go there, you’ll need to bring water. This bottle is rock solid, seals tight and has a build in straw that makes it easy to drink from. It’ll be as at home in the most remote waterless region, as it will be on your desk.
You can never have to many charging cables: one for home, for the car and for the office. With iOS 7, Apple tightened the requirements on non-standard cables that don’t adhere to the MFi program. The discount that Apple offers is so little, that in most cases the price of 3rd party cables is basically the same as the cables from Apple directly, so just get it from the source. Fortunately, buying through Amazon actually saves a couple of bucks.
Maintenance isn’t fun, but when it comes to dress shoes that can cost $200 or more it can be the difference in years of life. These cedar trees help the shoes maintain their shape and draw the day’s moisture out to preserve the leather. Another tip: don’t wear leather shoes two days in a row. Giving them a day to rest on a cedar tree will help preserve them for years to come.
Great writing doesn’t have to be expensive. The Pilot G2s write as well as some pens that are 10 times their cost, but under a dollar a piece, you don’t have to worry about losing one, or giving it out to someone in need. Be generous, and enjoy writing just a little bit more.
Stop guessing. Start gauging. The change of season requires a recheck in tire pressure. If you’re into car maintenance, tire life, or looking like you know what your talking about, this guage will give you an accurate digital readout up to 100 PSI.
The Hobbit is full of a bit too many yells of, “Run!”, but, by drawing on The Silmarillion we are able to see a lot more of the history behind the story. A must for any guy that grew up reading Tolkien.
French cuffs are a dress classic, but dealing with jeweled cufflinks is potentially expensive and especially annoying while traveling. That’s where these come in. Silk knots look great, are inexpensive to replace, and don’t set off metal detectors, so they are perfect for travel. French cuffs don’t have to be scary. Go ahead, now you can enjoy them.
Bacon and dark chocolate are two of my favorite indulgent foods. Combining the two creates one of the most classic holiday treats I’ve ever seen. Crunchy, salty, sweet. Go get ’em.
This one made it all the way to our top 2013 stocking stuffers for men list. This is by far the best travel mug that I’ve used. Anything that you put in it will be hot hours later. In fact, I’ve enjoyed the rest of my hot coffee at 2:00pm or later on many days.
In two films, J.J. Abrams has really turned the Star Trek series around. The latest movie features Benedict Cumberbatch as Kahn. He made a name for himself in BBC’s Sherlock, and he plays the role of Kahn masterfully.
With notes of citrus, aquaspace and black pepper, this cologne will evoke bright memories of spices and the ocean. Get your manly musk on.
With an epic cast, these are some of the highest rated films of the past 20 years. Whether it’s Heath Ledger as the Joker, Christian Bale as Batman, or Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, the acting is superb. These are can’t-miss films.
This one is going to be controversial. Started as a Kickstarter project, this is like the dark version of Apples to Apples. Make hilarious, racy and discomforting links all in the attempt to have your card chosen by the Card Czar. Good luck.
We have more personal electronics than ever before. If you are like me, you probably have more cables, batteries, and converters than you know what to do with. These are difficult to transport to and from the office in an organized way, much less across the world. I’ve spent far too many times digging through a dark bag trying to find my gigabit to thunderbolt adaptor or a USB stick. The Grid-it will organize all of your electronics and connectors and hold them securely so they are always right where you need them.