Eyewear from Oren Isaac

Checking out our new @oieyewear eyeglasses. First impressions: really well-made, high quality frames, great hinges. Prescription is right on target, and they fit quite well right out of the case. Speaking of which, they come with a truly cool and functional fold-over felt case and cleaning cloth. Look for our review soon on OTC. #orrinisaac #nothingbutnet #greatjob

The online eyewear market is a pretty good example of how technology can up-end an established market system and disrupt a heretofore unquestioned business model. Forever it seems, one purchased eye glasses from the family optometrist. They were expensive, took time to get, and the frame selection was rather limited. The rise of large-scale eyewear … [Read more…]

The Perfect Bag for the Stuff in Your Bag

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Napper Tandy – ntandy – is one brand that always makes us feel happy. Built on a philosophy of surfer chillness and and the value of keeping things simple and basic, Napper’s wares are stuff you actually use. That said, never confuse simple for cheap. These goods are solid, detailed, and without question, made to … [Read more…]

Hand-Painted Wallets from D’Alembert

Our new exceptional small #wallet from @dalembertofficial. Hand-painted leather produced through a painstakingly laborious process. Can't wait to put this #heirloom its paces. #luxury #handmade #leather #accessories

Originally conceived as a way of mimicking the natural patinas leather goods accumulate over years of use, the process of dying is transformed into an art form by D’Alembert. Their unique wallets are instantly set apart by hand painted finishes that elevate decoration to an entirely new level. Starting with the finest French calfskin and … [Read more…]

Birchbox & Baxter of California

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Skincare brand Baxter of California has earned a cult-like following, and with good reason. As one of the original men’s grooming brands, created by Baxter Finley in 1965, Baxter of California has stayed true to its mission of nature plus science. Cutting edge for its time, and way ahead of the men’s grooming trend by … [Read more…]

The Case for a Classic Briefcase

Ettinger Black Attache Case

In today’s world, men carry bags. Be they messenger or backpack, leather or nylon or canvas, formal or casual, we need a good bag. For many of us, a daily commute – even a quick errand – can necessitate a wallet, keys, smart phone, sunglasses, notebook and pen, not to mention innumerable personal knickknacks and … [Read more…]