13 ‘Things We Want’ This Week: Watches, Shoes, Survival Tools, And More!
Alright, bros, it’s time again for the weekly ‘Things We Want’ feature. It’s a collection of the hottest gear I’ve come across this week. Ranging from items I desperately want in my life to things I’ll never be able to afford, I try and include a cross section of everything here in the ‘Things We Want‘ roundup. If you know of a product that you think should be featured in my weekly Gear Guide then feel free to hit me up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve featured Brathwait Swiss watches here in the past in the Things We Want column because they’re the most transparent Swiss watch maker around, meaning they don’t jack up the price with a bunch of things hidden below the surface. Monday is the total solar eclipse here in America, and they’ll be running a very timely deal on the Minimalist Luminous timepiece:
“Beginning at 9AM ET on eclipse day, customers will be able to access exclusive pricing for the Minimalist Luminous via the BRATHWAIT website. Tracing the path of totality, the percentage savings will increase by 10% every two hours as the eclipse passes over the continental United States — building from 10% off to a max of 30% off by the time the eclipse reaches South Carolina.”
This is an extremely sharp timepiece. One that will match your day-to-day wardrobe as well as your formalwear. You can dress this watch up or down for any occasion, and it’s one that’s certain to turn heads regularly.
So, if you want to save 30% on this watch thanks to the first total solar eclipse in decades just follow that link!
I had the chance to test out the Phiaton BT 390 wireless Bluetooth headphones this week and I’ll tell you bros that I was blown away. Something that stuck out the most to me about these headphones is how the sound quality seemed to be optimal at extreme (high and low) volumes. I threw on ‘Rap Caviar’ on Spotify and tested these headphones out for several hours and I definitely think these are worth way more than the $79 sticker price on Amazon. The Bluetooth 4.1 leads to enhanced battery life and sound quality. The battery lasts up to 30 hours on continuous play, and there’s a cable which allows you ot use the headphones by plugging directly into the headphone jack even after the battery has run out. These are legit, and if you need some new headphones (or know someone who does) you should click that link below.
Bros! Meet Bucketfeet. It’s a 100% made to order brand of artist-designed footwear. The styles are endless, and you’re practically guaranteed to always be the person in the room wearing the freshest, most stylish kicks. Bucketfeet is seeking to serve as a platform for artists to sell their unique work and spark conversation. Since every pair is made to order they are never out of stock. Each pair is delivered within 10 days of ordering. There are over 40,000 artists participating in this project now and that number is expected to grow up to 100,000 by 2018.
I was eight years old when I owned my first pair of Tevas in the 90s. I got them at K-Mart in the summer and there were little red lizards woven into the straps. They lasted an entire summer, being the best shoe ever for wading in the freestone mountain creek near my parent’s house, walking over rocks to catch minnows and crayfish. My Jesus-walkers had to be retired after my next growth spurt.
A staple of us Phish-loving, weekend-warrior granola types in the ’90s, Tevas have quietly made a cool comeback over the past couple years. They’re *still* the summer sandal of choice for people who need to get their feet wet when kayaking, tubing, rafting, whatever… And their designs are radder than ever. The Teva Universal Sandal has a plethora of colorways and The Sanborn is the most comfortable open-toed shoe you’ll ever wear. The Terra Float, pictured above, is the ultimate fast-drying river shoe.
Suck it, elitist fashion snobs: Tevas are cool again. Welcome to the greatest era of human footwear history. — @brandonwenerd