This weekly feature is a round-up, in conjunction with our friend Tim over at Cool Material, of the hot new products appearing online this week. From fashion tips to cool gadgets and gear, take a look at your new obsessions.
Affordable Selvedge Denim from Uniqlo
Each pair is made with 13.5oz Kaihara Japanese selvedge denim on vintage shuttle looms in limited production runs. For less than $50, it’s one of the best deals you’re going to find in the world of selvedge denim.
Designed by a newlywed team after the husband’s ring disappeared at work three days post-honeymoon, the RingSafe is the most elegant, simple solution on the market. At the most basic level it’s a carabiner designed specifically for your ring.
Pop Culture Religious Candles
Spock. Gaga. Bill F’n Murray. Walter White. The Dude. All famous pop culture icons, decked out to fit into a scene fitting the more traditional religious version of the 8″ tall white wax candle you’re already familiar with. Even if you only line these up on a shelf for display purposes they’re still cooler than any other candle you have at home.
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You know that feeling you get when you’re about to crack the wax on a bottle of Maker’s Mark? Now you can salivate in the same way when you pour a few fingers into one of these tumblers. Each glass is dipped in a black polymer to mimic that wax look on a bottle of fine booze. Sold in sets of 4.
Vans ‘Overwashed’ SK8 Hi Sneakers
Vans takes newly assembled 10 oz. canvas Authentic and Slip-on silhouettes and throws them through a ringer of enzyme washes, stonewashes, dip-dyes and oil treatments. When they emerge, the newly minted, over washed Sk8 Hi sneakers are the perfectly iconic look of a pair of decades old sneakers.
Criquet Reinforced Button Downs
The shirt isn’t revolutionary, it’s just got an extra reinforced front tail to prevent you from you destroying the fabric if you happen to use it to open something. It’s also surprisingly work appropriate, good looking and made with 100% certified organic cotton.
Washable, Writeable, Reusable Beer Bottle Labels
Using premium, waterproof, pressure sensitive vinyl sticker material, designer/maker Drew Dougherty makes labels for bottle body and neck in a number of colors, shapes and sizes. They’re sweat proof, ice proof, hand washable and considering the alternatives, pretty darn inexpensive. All you have to do, outside of actually brewing and bottling, is just write on them with a Sharpie or dry erase marker.
Crovel Mutli-Function Shovel
The Crovel Extreme II fulfills a lot of complimentary needs. It’s a crowbar. It’s a foldable army-style shovel. It also works as a hammer, woodworking chisel, saw and bottle opener. Then there’s the “Reversible Super Spike” attachment for the end that’s good for breaking ice, splitting wood, breaching walls and chipping rocks.