This Week In Gear: Vintage American Flag Flask, Best Electric Shaver Around, And 10 More ‘Things We Want’
Alright, bros, it’s once again time for my weekly ‘Things We Want’ feature. If this is your first time checking this out it’s a round up of all the awesome gear for bros that I came across in my travels across the web in the past week. Some of the stuff I plan on buying for myself (or have already purchased), other things are crazy expensive and I wouldn’t be able to afford them in my wildest dreams. But that’s why this is called the ‘Things We Want This Week’, and not the ‘Things We’re Getting For Ourselves This Week’, because we all need to know what the latest and greatest aspirational items are on the market, right?
Also, 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 Cass @ Brobible dot com. And for those of you looking to have us test out products to be featured here you can contact me via that email for our mailing address.
I picked up the Philips-Norelco OneBlade last weekend after hearing great things/seeing positive reviews and I’m here to say that it far exceeded my expectations. Maybe it’s just been a long time since I last dipped into the electric trimmer market but my experience with the OneBlade is that technology has advanced decades since the last time I used one of these devices. I was legitimately floored by every aspect of the shave: the precision, the speed, the strength…None of these things are how I’d describe my previous experiences, but the OneBlade blew me away…also, it’s just $34 on Amazon.
— Rechargeable OneBlade can trim, edge, and shave any length of hair.
— Trim it down – click on combs for a fast and even trim in all the right places
— Edge it up – dual-sided blade for precise edging to line up your style easier than ever before
— Shave it off – fast moving cutter to shave long hair, but not too close so your skin stays comfortable
— Replaceable OneBlade lasts up to 4 months. (For best shaving experience. Based on 2 full shaves per week. Actual results may vary.)
Just follow the link below to pick up yours today!!!
— Every bro needs a good flask
— This vintage American Flag flask is perfect to carry around during the Olympic Games
— Carries up to 8oz of the spirit of your choosing
— Stainless Steel/Silver finishing with a vintage American Flag wrap
Earlier this week I got my hands on some pocket squares, lapel pins, and ties from PocketSqua.re and I have to say that I’ve now got an entirely different perspective on pocket squares (cotton, silk, wool, polyester) and ties than I did before. I now realize that it’s not necessary to spend $50-$150 on a tie or pocket square in order to get the nicest products on the market. Above I’ve included their new anchors and elephants (the Reagan Silk) patterns, as these are the ones I gravitated towards the most, but there are hundreds of options for every bro over on their website, PocketSqua.re.
Here’s the story of how all these custom pocket squares came into existence:
Whether it is a light blue silk square used to liven up a dull charcoal suit or a clashing paisley printed square tucked into a patterned jacket, there are so many ways to complete your look in a dapper and sophisticated way. Even a simply folded piece of white linen peeking out of a breast pocket elevates any man’s style. There are very few items which can liven up an outfit with such effortless simplicity.
“I am always stunned by the number of suit-clad gentlemen with naked breast pockets. It always strikes me as such a lost opportunity to add a little character to an otherwise routine wardrobe.” – Matt Beasley (Founder)
So if you’re still deep within wedding season like I am and in need of some custom pocket squares just FOLLOW THAT LINK below!!!
If you’re not already familiar with Laphroaig then I feel like I’ve been failing you bros because it’s my favorite single malt whisky manufacturer in Scotland. Today, I wanted to alert you all to the 2016 Laphroaig Cairdeas, an annual single malt from Laphroaig distillery manager John Campbell that changes every year. This year’s Laphroaig Cairdeas Madeira is unique to all the other single malts around for one major reason: if features fully matured Laphroaig aged in ex-bourbon barrels but it then reaches full maturation by developing in Madeira-seasoned traditional casks. As a man who loves a good Madeira after dinner my interest was piqued when I first heard about this, after tasting it I can say that Laphroaig has hit another home run with the 2016 Cairdeas Madeira.
Each year our Master Distiller, John Campbell, handcrafts a limited edition malt to celebrate friendship (“Cairdeas“ in Gaelic).
This 2016 bottling features fully-matured Laphroaig aged in ex-bourbon barrels before being artfully married together for a second maturation in Madeira seasoned traditional hogsheads.
As you begin to enjoy this expression, you’ll find an aroma of ripe orange fruits and sweet liquorice moving into spices and dry mixed peppers before concluding with a lovely dry, nutty finish.
On the palate peaty, earthy flavours emerge, followed by a hint of dry saltiness. Creamy orange tones follow as this Cairdeas finishes with a bold and lingering spicy dryness.
For more information on tasting notes and where to purchase this single malt whisky you can just follow the link below!
When I went off to college many moons ago my mother stuffed a copy of this book in my luggage and to this day I still have it on my bookshelf. It’s the basic bible on how to feed yourself as a bachelor and I’m a firm believer that EVERY MAN ALIVE should own a copy of this (just $10).
— Easy to make recipes
— Covers a wide variety of the classics
— Instructions extremely easy to follow
— Perfect as a gift to anyone
— The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading technology.
— Lasts 6X Longer: Reinforced stress points with a 6000+ bend lifespan make PowerLine+ many times more durable than other Lightning cables.
— Incredibly Strong: Double-braided nylon exterior, toughened kevlar fiber core and laser-welded connectors equip PowerLine+ with superior toughness from end-to-end.
— Adjustable Pouch: Includes an innovative carry pouch which allows you to neatly adjust cable length for any situation. Also provides high protection when transporting PowerLine+.
— Paired with the Wilson X app on any smart device, the Wilson X Football transforms how you play the game.
— Ball and App track completed passes in addition to velocity, spin, distance, spiral efficiency, and distance
— The ball’s smart sensor is undetectable and the Bluetooth enabled, non-rechargeable battery is good for 200,000 throws
— Works on any Android or Apple device
— From the official football of the NFL
— Fine-tune the level of each audio channel, position & bass depth to your exact enjoyment
— Experience your games in crisp 7.1 Surround Sound
— Play comfortably for longer w/ padded leatherette ear cups
— Speak & be heard w/ complete clarity through the mic
— Store your headset easily & compactly when not in use
These days my iPhone battery doesn’t seem to last as long as it used to and I find myself carrying a portable charger more than ever. If my story sounds familiar you might want to check out the Cygnett line of portable chargers, some of the top-rated products on the market:
— Lithium polymer technology
— Rapid charge 2A Dual USB
— Micro-USB cable included
— Super thin & portable
— Charges two devices at once
So I haven’t had the chance to use one of these yet myself but I’ve been referred to them by two people know, and I figured it was time to share them with you bros. Essentially it’s an iPhone case that you can stick to most surfaces. So if you want to attach it to your computer’s monitor while working so you don’t miss calls/texts you can do that. If you want to stick it to the back of your desk so that you can see your screen while working you can also do that (or so they claim).
— MAKE YOUR LIFE RELAXED. Two in one design, cambine the function of phone case and phone holder together, you will be the most relaxed person whenever you go with it.
— IMPROVE USAGE OF YOUR TIME. LEFON Anti-Gravity Case adapts to most smooth surface, like glass, wall, wood, ceramic tile, metal, etc. You would never miss any moment of your football match, talk show, video chat, etc. As you can stick your phone to the mirror, the wall, the computer, the kitchen and so on.
— NANO-METER WASHABLE MATERIABLE. The nano-suction material cleans up easily with a damp cloth, self-heals and is temperature resistant. If the sticky part got dirty and not able to stick on the wall, try to flush and clean it up, it would recover in 3-5 munities while dry up.
— THE MOST RELIABLE BRAND. Works with all new iPhone 6S and older iPhone 6 models, easy access to all ports, sensors, speakers, cameras and all iPhone features. LEFON willing to construct a long-lived and high quality brand, we would only provide the best product to you.
— Remove beer & soda caps with a quick flick of one hand using this high-quality bar accessory
— Mounts easily to any vertical surface in your bar, backyard or kitchen with 4 screws & sleeves
— Made from stainless steel so it will never rust & always preserves its elegant appearance
— Comes in set of 2 – Install one in the kitchen for soda & another at your home bar counter for beer!
— Unique, vintage cap remover is ideal for restaurants or bars – Great gift for beer & soda lovers
— Get $229 of store credit for just $169 (the cost of (1) sateen queen sheet set)
— Enjoy 100% long thread cotton, quality construction & 500 thread count comfort
— Invest in quality-crafted fabric made in socially responsible mills
— Rest easy that your sheets are free from harmful chemicals
— Receive a fitted sheet, flat sheet & two pillowcases in each set
— Get increased comfort w/ every wash
— Choose your color from a gorgeous palette of options
Well bros, that concludes another week of ‘Things We Want’. You can click here for the most recent editions of ‘Things We Want‘ if you’re looking for more gear-related content!
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