Grilling Essentials, New Hard Seltzers, Pocket Knives, And 50 More Things We Want This Week

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We are back again with all of the latest Things We Want in 2021, the best men’s gear out there right now. This is a weekly gear guide of the newest and best gear for guys and it includes everything from gadgets to accessories, apparel to whiskey, affordable items and some outrageous finds that caught my attention.

I like to editorialize the weekly ‘Things We Want‘ as little as possible but it’s important to call out some items in depth. This weekly gear guide also includes my daily Everyday Carry Essentials features so be sure to scroll all the way through so you don’t miss any of the latest and greatest gear for men! 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

Traeger Day 2021

2021 Traeger Day


I’m about to get DEEP back into the smoker game when my new Traeger Ironwood 885 arrives in the next week or two. I’ve been without a smoker for the past 6 months and it’s been pure torture, but the new Ironwood 885 from Traeger will arrive right around May 15th which they’ve dubbed Traeger Day.

This box of Traeger goodies arrived in advance of 2021 Traeger Day and I couldn’t be more stoked about it. You better believe I’ll be rocking that Leather Patch Traeger Trucker Hat as my go-to hat all Summer and I cannot wait to use that Apricot BBQ sauce on some new wings.

For the official Traeger Day on May 15th, they’ll be running a cooking contest with prizes, live events, and more. To enter, you can hit that ‘shop now’ button below for more information. The grand prize is a glorious Timberline 1300 with a custom grill cover + cutting board, YETI cooler, $200 gift card, and more.

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Live Bearded’s New Bourbon Citrus-Scented Line Of Beard Products

If you’re a dude with a beard and love the smell of bourbon, I can’t recommend bourbon-scented beard products enough. It’s such a pleasant aroma to have in your whiskers – refined without being too florally or overly woodsy.

In case you’re not familiar (…you should be!), Live Bearded makes some of the finest beard products out there. They just announced a brand new scent and it’s expected to sell out fast than a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle at a Kentucky liquor store.

1880 is Live Bearded’s new, limited-edition, Bourbon-inspired fragrance. It’s scent is modeled after a classic bourbon Old Fashioned, which just happened to be invented in Louisville in 1880.

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Hornitos Tequila Seltzers

Hornitos Tequila Seltzer


Cinco de Mayo came and went this week. I didn’t do any pre-Cinco roundups of tequilas or mezcals mostly because I don’t need an occasion to drink tequila or mezcal and plan on featuring that news all Spring and Summer. Hornitos recently announced their ready-to-drink Hornitos Tequila Seltzer which I was able to check out this week.

The Hornitos Tequila Seltzer is made with real Plata tequila, seltzer, and no artificial sweeteners which is CLUTCH if you’re like me and tend to face hangovers from artificially sweetened drinks. It comes in two flavors, Lime and Mango, and you can look for it on Drizly and have it delivered to your doorstep by following that ‘shop now’ button below!

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Rediscovering The Steak Sandwich With Butcher Box

Butcher Box Steak Sandwich

Butcher Box Steak Sandwich

Unbeknownst to me, a classic steak sandwich has always been a comfort food staple in my life. I only had this revelation recently when my incredible ButcherBox mailer arrived and I started to think about what I wanted to cook up for my dad and me. I should preface this by saying my dad’s been a professional chef for my entire life so I always have anxiety around cooking for him. But it was a special occasion where we were celebrating a loved one and when I got to thinking about what the person loved eating the most the answer was simple: a steak sandwich and french onion soup.

Those are two dishes you’ll find on 90% of the menus in The Adirondack Mountains where I have a ton of family and basically spent all of my summers growing up. I haven’t been able to get to our place in The Adirondacks for nearly three years. Until now, I’d never gone a single year without getting up there and it feels like its’ been a lifetime. So for this special occasion, I whipped up a steak sandwich and some french onion soup for my dad and me.

ButcherBox is running an awesome deal right now where you get 2 pounds of pork chops, up to 3 pounds of chicken breasts, and 2 pounds of ground beef for FREE in your first box if you order before May 9 so this was a no-brainer for me. Get some awesome and tasty pork chops to sous vide AND some ground beef for Shepherd’s Pie and Taco Night at home.


D’CENT Biometric Crypto Hardware Wallet

The D’CENT Biometric Crypto Hardware Wallet ($119) you unlock with your fingertip using the biometric scanner. It supports secure private key generation from the device without connecting to additional software, works with iOS 12.0 and later + Android 6.0 and later, and it’s generally just a really cool tool for anyone in the crypto world. Watch that video to learn more or hit that ‘shop now’ button below to purchase yours on Citizen Goods today!

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Aperture Cellars Wine + Private Wines For Celebs

Aperture Cellars Winery Sonoma Jesse Katz

I recently joined a Zoom call where Will Blackmon moderated a discussion between Joe Harden of Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards (Nickel & Nickel) and Jesse Katz who is the winemaker and founder of Aperture Cellars and Devil Proof Vineyards.

Jesse has made some private label wines for celebs like Eli Manning, the Lakers organization, Tony Hawk, and Justin Timberlake. I was curious what the challenges were in making wine for such a demanding clientele were. I published a long article this week with his answer and more from his fellow winemaker Joe Harden at Nickel & Nickel Vineyard. You can read that article in full right here or hit that ‘shop now’ button below to check out Aperture Cellars wines on their website.

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Customized Deejo Pocket Knives

It’s about that time of year when every single guy gets outside to explore. But, as we all know, you’ve got to have the right tools before adventuring for a day, night or an entire weekend, right? Obviously.

That’s why Deejo Knives is here, as their fully-customized, high-grade pocket knives are the ideal way to upgrade your everyday carry. So whether you’re looking to fix something around the house, are looking to tackle the great outdoors this spring, or just on the hunt for the best gift to give a soon-to-be graduate, Deejo has one-of-a-kind designs to make things unique.


Living Your Best Life

everyday carry items and accessories

[1] Timex 80 Retro Watch in Silver [$59]

[2] OluKai Nalukai Sandal in Golden Sand [$110]

[3] Wellen Natural Dye Tee [$42]

[4] Flint and Tinder Summer Jeans [$118]

[5] Custom Deejo Knives EDC Pocket Knife [$79]

[6] The Ridge Forged Carbon Wallet + Money Clip [$125]

[7] OrbitKey Cactus Leather Key Organizer [$40]

[8] Igloo Retro Half Gallon Jug [$18]

[9] UFO-Like Süka Pipe [$56, usually $69]

[10] Wexley Stem Daypack in Cordura [$129]

Glorious Woven Towel Shirt

If you’re ready to commit to comfort as a guiding force in your lifestyle decisions then I’ve got the shirt for you. The OAS Jacquard Woven Towel Shirt in their ‘Mezcal’ pattern is perfect for a bachelor party in Palm Springs or chilling out at the tiki bar all Summer.

This OAS Jacquard Woven Towel Shirt ($115) is soft on a level that’s hard to compare to any other shirts out there. The best comparison, as the name implies, is to the softness of a towel. That’s due to the 100% terry cotton fabric that makes this shirt so special.

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Stylish Everyday Gear

stylish and useful everyday gear for Spring and Summer

[1] Pacifico Optical Campbell Sunglasses [$159]

[2] OBRA Light Suede Mule Wrap Shoes [$140]

[3] Faherty Brand Cloud Ls Henley [$98]

[4] Alex Crane Cham Linen Pants [$145]

[5] (New) Sonos Roam Waterproof + Portable Bluetooth Speaker [$169]

[6] T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool [$29, usually $39]

[7] Leather Loop Key Chain [$19]

[8] Keysmart NanoTorch Compact LED Flashlight [$13]

[9] Red Wing Heritage Card Holder Wallet [$48]

[10] Bellroy Transit Workpack [$199]

Retro Igloo Half Gallon Jug And Cooler

Retro Igloo Picnic Cooler and Half Gallon Jug

I’m extremely optimistic that this Spring, Summer, and Fall are going to be three of the best seasons of our lives. I am prepared for full-blown bacchanal by mid-Summer and I’m already loading up on new beach and tailgating essentials and that includes these glorious retro releases from Igloo.

Below you can check out the Igloo Retro Half Gallon Jug [$18] and the Igloo Retro Picnic Basket – 25 Qt Cooler [$50]. They speak for themselves. They’re dripping with 80s swagger. We need these in our lives as soon as yesterday.

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Best New Gear For Guys

new everyday carry essentials

[1] Luminox Modern Mariner Watch [$629, usually $900]

[2] Saola Cannon Canvas Sneakers [$90]

[3] Forty Five Slub Pocket Tee [$35]

[4] Vuori Ponto Shorts – 7.5″ [$74]

[5] Brocchi Waterproof USB Electric Shaving Bundle [$89, 55% OFF]

[6] Koshu Origami Leather Wallet [$75]

[7] Civilware Brad Leone Carbon Fiber Puncher Knife [$140]

[8] Dissim Inverted Lighter [$39]

[9] The Mehlville Carabiner by The James Brand [$60]

[10] Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones [$149]

Wall Art Of City Skylines

City Skylines wall art The Line

I won’t deny it. I’m tired of looking at a plain white wall in the background of my Zoom calls. I’ve got a decent clock made from a repurposed wine barrel but it’s just a plain wall other than that. So I’m going to pick up this NYC Skyline wall art from The Line so I can look at something other than paint. NYC because I lived there for a decade but there are other great cities to choose from!

The Line has released several models of this laser-cut wall art that outlines the skylines of major cities. They’ve got New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles. These 19.5-inch-long skylines are incredibly easy to hang and each piece is finished in a worker-owned blacksmith factory, each sells for $46.

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Rugged And Active Everyday Gear

essential rugged everyday carry items

[1] Luminox Scott Cassell Deep Dive [$381, usually $695]

[2] New Balance Shando Sneakers [$90]

[3] Vuori Strato Tech Tee [$44]

[4] Vuori Stockton Athletic Short – Lined [$76]

[5] Trinken Lid: Hidden Coffee Cup Beer Cozy [$25, usually $31]

[6] Simms Dry Creek Simple Pack – 25L [$140]

[7] The Pike Pocket Knife [$125]

[8] The Ridge Damascus Wallet + Money Clip [$175]

[9] OrbitKey Cactus Leather Key Organizer [$40]

[10] Native Union Key Cable’s On-the-Go Charger [$30]

$35 Polarized Sunglasses For Summer

affordable summer sunglasses for men


Today is an excellent day to refresh your sunglasses. These lightweight polarized sunglasses from Huckberry are only $35, they come in multiple colors, and the classic styles will frame your face perfectly without looking out of place. I don’t know about you bros but I plan on spending A LOT of time outdoors this Spring and Summer to make up for last year.

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New Sonos Roam Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Sonos Roam Speaker

The (New) Sonos Roam Waterproof + Portable Bluetooth Speaker [$169] just dropped and I’m loving it. If you have Sonos speakers at home or in the office you already know they are the best in the business and the all-new Roam is here just in time for Summer. It pumps out “deeply enriched” sound and it’s the most compact and durable speaker ever released by Sonos. I’ve owned many portable speakers over the years and none of them can compete with this one, it’s simply the best there is right now.

Setting this speaker up took half a second. All I had to do was pop open the Sonos app on my iPhone, click ‘add speaker’ and it was ready to go within seconds. It syncs up with 100+ music services as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control. And when you’re not on WiFi this speaker syncs up with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Sonos just released the Roam speaker and it’s going to be one of the hottest-selling items of the year. Pick one up for yourself, one for Father’s Day, and one for the next birthday in your life. You’ll be glad you did.

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TRUFF Black Truffle Oil

TRUFF black truffle oil


TRUFF launched bottles of Black Truffle Oil today and I was lucky enough to get a bottle behind the scenes last week. I have plans to put it on white pizza from my Ooni Pizza Oven but so far I’ve had it on Scallops and Rissoto and Popcorn with EVOO + Balsamic + Salt and Pepper and it’s phenomenal. I’m actually surprised that TRUFF is releasing truffle oil years after their hot sauce and after the recent launch of their truffled mayo but I’m glad they’re making this more accessible to the world.

The all-new TRUFF Black Truffle Oil will retail for $24.99/bottle and you can buy them in quantities of 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12. I shouldn’t need to explain why truffle oil is a game-changer to anyone. If you know, you know. It elevates so many foods that keeping a bottle of black truffle oil around at home is necessary. Hit that ‘shop now’ button to pick yours up and be one of the first people to try this awesome new product.

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New Vuori Kore Athletic Shorts

Vuori Kore Athletic Shorts

I wanted to put the new Vuori Kore Athletic Shorts on your radar as we enter late Spring and move towards early Summer. With long, hot days ahead of us it’s important to gear up for the weather. These new Vuori Kore Athletic Shorts are built for everything you throw at them.

These shorts are billed as ‘one short for every sport‘ and I’ve been wearing these almost every single day for a week they’re so good.

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F*ck Coffee Nootropics Brain Support Supplement

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Are you looking to limit, reduce, or eliminate your coffee intake? TEMPO’s got you covered with their F*ck Coffee Nootropics Brain Support Supplement. It was engineered to be an effective alternative to coffee and other stimulants by boosting focus. It’s cleaner than energy drinks and it promotes all-day energy, improved memory, enhanced creativity, elevated mood, and it’s crash-free.

The blend of Rhodiola rosea extract, Coffeeberry Energy, NeuroFactor Coffee Extract, and TeaCrine are ideal for rapid absorption. This is a newly-released item and you can pick it up on Amazon by clicking here or hitting that ‘shop now‘ button below.


4 CBD Products To Treat Common Problems: Hangovers, Recovery, Sleep, Energy

best CBD products hangovers recovery sleep and energy

I wanted to throw some of the Best CBD products available on your radar today so I figured I’d include four of them and each with a different focus. First up is the Sunday Scaries Dynamic Duo which includes one bottle of gummies and one bottle of their Vegan AF formula and this is one of the best CBD treatments for hangovers out there today. Second, we see the Nanocraft CBD CBD Pain Salve Stick which is one of the top CBD products for recovery. In this instance, that’s referring to pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and appetite-regulating properties. Check it out!

On the bottom row, we’ve got the Honey Oil CBD Capsules 25mg 10 Pack which are one of the best CBD Sleep treatments you can find anywhere and they’re absolutely delicious. Check these out and thank me later. Lastly, we see the Rebel Morning Boost Formula (1000mg) which are a CBD treatment for boosting energy throughout the day by strengthening the parts of your body (cells) that are dragging you down. Give it a look!

[1] Sunday Scaries Dynamic Duo (2 Bottle Combo) [$71]

[2] Nanocraft CBD CBD Pain Salve Stick (500mg) [$64]

[3] Honey Oil CBD Capsules 25mg 10 Pack [$19]

[4] Rebel Morning Boost Formula (1000mg) [$95]


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