Have you ever looked in the mirror and had an identity crisis? Not knowing if you’re better made for the rugged outdoors, or behind the screen of a MacBook, editing photos, writing scripts, or making music. Us too. That’s why when we found this pack by Ogden made, worlds collided. Not only is the Klettersack designed to withstand the most rugged adventure, but with a side access laptop sleeve, it quickly makes the transition to the creative world. All products are made to order, so hold your horses, it may take a week to get out the door, but it’ll be well worth the wait.
02 Mar A Tribe Called Quest: Midnight Marauders / $17
A Tribe Called Quest: Midnight Marauders / $17
Released on November 9th, 1993, Midnight Marauders was the third studio album and widely considered ATCQ’s most consistent collection of tracks. The record is known for the seamless stroll through jazz-inspired hip-hop, compiled with what some regard the best lyricism of any A Tribe Called Quest album—it consistently gets better with every single listen, which makes it a true testament of time for American Hip Hop.
03 MarThe Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream / $18
The Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream / $18
Released November 9th 1993, this is ATCQ’s third studio album and easily the groups most consistent collection of tracks. Midnight Marauders offers a seamless stroll through jazz inspired hip-hop compiled with addicting beats, lyrics, and punchlines that unwind like a velvet ribbon down a steep hill. An album that consistently gets better with every single listen, which makes it true testament of time for American Hip Hop.
Do you remember the Noisy Cricket in Men in Black? That’s this minus the killing aliens part. Weighing in at 1oz and with a 3.75-inch wingspan, this small stainless steel knife is the perfect blade for everyday carry. It has a frame-lock, pocket clip, and keychain hole. You won’t leave home without it. Unless you’re going to the airport…
Yes, the heading is correct, 72-HOURS. This tee is the fusion of technicality and style. The most significant part about this clutch basic is how the specialized blend of fabrics don’t sacrifice the performance and comfort of the fit. If you’re a man on the move, you need this. We chose black of course because if you haven’t noticed by now, we love black as much as Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and Johnny Cash combined.
Outlaws, road warriors, and rascals, the Bison Scoundrels are created for you. These USA made gloves provide great tactility and dexterity. Each hand is antiquated and conditioned with an organic recipe. If you’re looking for style and quality, look no further than Grifter Company, your Triumph will thank you.
Hudson Made believes to be good with your hands, you need to be good to your hands. The Workers Soap is a heavy duty clean to wash the grit and grime of daily tasks away, no matter what your craft may be. Molded with aromas of tobacco, cedar and patchouli, the scent of the soap is well-rounded and refreshing. Be it motor oil, wood shavings, or paint, wash the paws to grab the whiskey glass and toast the day of hard work—keep the calluses though, don’t get too soft.
A watch built by our friends at Jack Mason, truly constructed for everyday wear. The Chronograph Aviator 42mm pays tribute to the iconic design of pilot watches and features Swiss Super-Luminova® markings and indices for high legibility. Fashioned in a 316L stainless steel case and water-resistance of up to 100 meters, the timepiece also features one of our favorite elements of Jack Mason, quick release pins for interchangeable straps—keeping it clutch for any outfit color tone.
09 MarLCD Soundsystem: Electric Lady Sessions / $33
LCD Soundsystem: Electric Lady Sessions / $33
Recorded at the famous Electric Lady Studios in Greenwhich Village, this vinyl offers a live collection of LCD Soundsystem classics, a few covers, and selected material from the their latest album, American Dream. A must add to the record collection for any fan of James Murphy and crew, as it offers a intimate, raw, and live portal to the lucid world of LCD Soundsystem—one that you can’t attain from mixed and mastered studio tracks.
Knowledge is power. A Field Guide to Whiskey is not only an informative read for those who relish the barrel aged poison, but also a guide to understanding trends, ingredients, and the history of the spirit—it makes you an expert and perhaps the next great distiller. And come on, don’t you want to know who Jack Daniels was anyway?
This one is for the journeymen, the desperados, and the rouge travelers. If you’re not serious about adventure, then leave this kit for the pros. Triumph & Disaster should make a mandatory interview process to obtain something this cool. Leather strap and pouch, brass hook and zips, and magnetic closure, they’ve proven that it’s not always what’s on the inside that counts the most.
So damn classic, and so damn cool. If you’ve seen the cult classic The Sandlot then you’ll understand the notion here: Legends.. Never… die. The legendary Center-Hi features a ribbed toe and distinctive treaded outsole for rugged wear. Each pair is topped off with classic throwback branding—an instant homerun for any kicks collection and man who isn’t scared to put a few scuff marks on his soles.
With two card pockets, a stash pocket, and a slot for your passport, skipping town never felt so fun. The line through customs. What line? You’re an international traveler with Global Entry, and this passport holder is the proof. The Bexar Goods Passport Wallet is constructed with natural Vegetable tanned leather, sourced in the USA, and proudly made by hand in the Alamo City.
For men with a mane, keep that beard maintained by delivering the woodsy, earthy scent of Burroughs Beard Oil straight to your whiskers. The oil merges the solitary notes of wilderness and craftsmanship, leaving behind the deep leathered richness to any rugged scruff. It’s a masculine fragrance that’s intoxicating, and also helps to moisturize surface skin and condition follicles.
15 MarGolden Bear x ButterScotch Sukajan Bomber / $495
Golden Bear x ButterScotch Sukajan Bomber / $495
A Bomber Jacket is a key iconic item in the arsenal of outerwear for men. Just look at the track record: Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman—the list lives on. When done right, it’s worth every single penny. Our pals at Butterscotch have teamed up with Golden Bear and set the modern bar with the Sukajan Bomber. Full satin lining, a matte black zipper, and a true tailored fit, this jacket abides to the ethos of ButterScotch to “Keep it Simple”, but will undoubtedly turn heads wherever it’s worn, serving as an instant hand me down to your future lineage.
When it comes to detail, the Japanese take no shortcuts — take Whiskey and denim for example. Shoe’s like Pottery has now joined the game, creating craft sneakers with carefully chosen fabrics and materials. We’ve teamed up with our SoCal homies at Lone Flag to showcase these instant classics.
Born in Mississippi, slide guitarist Charley Patton is regarded by many as the “Father of Delta Blues,” famous for his prevailing voice and enchanting showmanship. The recordings in this 180gm black vinyl LP establish the foundation of American culture.
A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
The complex and incredible singer, guitarist, and songwriter—recognized mainly for his work with Wilco—Jeff Tweedy, opens up in his new book. Tweedy touches on his past, his songs, the music, and the people along the way that have inspired him the most. We’ve teamed up with Huckberry to bring you this hardcover.
04 FebTriumph & Disaster Rock and Roll Face Scrub / $35
Triumph & Disaster Rock and Roll Face Scrub / $35
When you live the life of a Rockstar, it can take a toll on the skin. Triumph & Disaster has created a Volcanic Ashe & Green Clay Face Scrub that will exfoliate and wash away dead and unhealthy looking skin, giving your face the ultimate encore when center stage. Look like Bowie, and have the face of a hero for more than just one day.
The Hauler by Weller Goods is a large barrel duffel bag that can transform into a backpack with its two stowable shoulder straps. Equipped with a generously sized water resistant quarantine pocket for stashing wet clothing, it also repels the elements with sleek black Double-Grid 420D fabric. Magnetic handles make it a simple carrier if needed, and the 360 zip lid makes it easy to access your items on the move.
When Spalding and Reigning Champ collaborated on this basketball, worlds collided. This indoor, high performance leather composite rock, will have you dropping dimes like a meteor shower. Ball is life.
“The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.” — Sir Charles Barkley
The vintage appeal of Flint and Tinder’s Waxed Trucker Jacket doesn’t just look bad-to-the-bone, it’s also tough as hell, timeless, and most importantly, weather resistant. Constructed of Martexin 7 oz. Sailcloth, and lined with flannel inside to keep you extra cozy from mountain trails to city streets. We teamed up with our good friends at Huckberry to bring you this classic—an essential outwear item every man should own.
08 FebHudson Made Morning Shift Liquid Body Wash / $28
Hudson Made Morning Shift Liquid Body Wash / $28
Gentlemen, you don’t have to use your ladies lavender body wash. After a strenuous workout or an early rise, scrub up with Hudson Made’s Morning Shift Liquid Body Wash, it’s a total refresh for the day as the peppermint awakens the skin with a tingle. Be your own man, we promise, she’ll be impressed.
Use Promo Code CYTIES for a 20% discount on this product.
09 FebTom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Best Of Everything / $80
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Best Of Everything / $80
The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection is a travel through the discography of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first anthology to span Petty’s entire career. The record contains 38 tracks forming a compilation essential milestones from the legends first album to Mudcrutch 2. This album is offered from our friends at Vinyl Me Please, the best damn record club on earth.
When one drifts to the topic of space travel in the late 1960s, the engineering of rockets and landers first comes to mind. Overlooked is most critical blueprints of putting a human being on the moon and the most recognizable totem of space travel—the spacesuit. Fashioning Apollo explores the twenty-one layers of fabric, each with a distinct yet interrelated function, custom-sewn for them by seamstresses whose usual work was fashioning bras and girdles. The perfect coffee table addition, and a triumph of adaptation to wearable cybernetics.
The Duo is a combination of a pour over cone and a french press to enhance your daily brew. The top chamber holds a steel reverse-cone filter and a watertight locking design. Fill the upper chamber with grounds and hot water, steep for four minutes for full immersion and robust extraction, then twist to filter coffee bliss from grounds into the glass bottom chamber.
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, scratch resistant ceramic bezel, and automatic self-winding. This is the kind of watch that the nonfictional Ethan Hunts of the world strap on every time they suit up for life missions. Created for the Men in Arms, available for you.
We’ve searched long and far for the perfect styling balm. Our exploration took us all the way to the Land Down Under, where Morris Motley has produced the ultimate matte styling product for your locks. 24-hour hold, water soluble, and most importantly, non-grease. You’ll thank us for this one, mate.
MOSCOT has been cultivating styles for over five generations and setting the bar for eye-ware since 1913. The JASPER is part of their Spirit collection, holding a timeless sensibility as clean lines combine with soft curves to make it contemporary and modern. A few of our favorite features are the sturdy 3-barrel hinge, the comfortable keyhole nose bridge, and the backside anti-reflective coating.
Our boys at Bexar Goods have done it again. When it comes to travel bags for outlanders of all kinds, they don’t miss. Their new LAND Dopp Kit is the travel companion needed when hitting the road or skipping across the pond. The heavy wax canvas structure is made with brass hardware and premium Swiss zippers. Store your grooming gear in style on your next rogue adventure.
Ghost in the Machine was released in 1981 and was the fourth studio album from The Police, serving as a stepping stone from the bands widely acclaimed early work towards the new direction they intended to traverse. Rolling Stone Magazine has it in the 500 best albums of all time clocking in at 323. An uncommon, but necessary add to the vinyl lineup at home.
The ultimate coffee table read for men with strong identities and fierce personas. Men of Style profiles the best-dressed men of the most recent centuries. The pages cover iconic actors to statesman, playboys to painters, and unexpected figures who tipped the style scale just by walking into a room, explaining too how they have shaped menswear today. The core focus of the book is not only the story of men’s style, but the men who embody it and serve as its most inspiring exemplars.
The Heavy Bag Tee from Taylor Stitch is the ultimate go-to basic and clutch starting point for any outfit. They took the soft touch of a decade old shirt and wove in heavily-seeded textures to make it more fitting and rugged. It’s the ideal balance of weight and composition, manufactured with the best materials and fashioned with the highest quality. We recommend a few in each color for the rotation of the week.
Keep your keys at bay with this rugged and functional accessory from DSPTCH. Fashioned with 6′ of woven 550 Type III Paracord and 316 stainless steel hardware, it’s a simple every day carry that is built to endure life’s wear and tear, with a lifetime guarantee.
The laptop sleeves from Bradley Mountain are like anything produced from the travel-loving team, handmade and long-lasting. The lining in the case is felted wool providing safety for your hardware, with water-resistant duck canvas on the outside. Made for 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro, but will also fit some other laptops or tablets. Made in the USA—San Diego, CA.
This intensive body cream from the team at Grown Alchemist is formulated to maximize ultimate hydration levels. Enriched Aloe Vera and omega-infused Sea Buckthorn Berry extract boost elasticity and firmness of the skin. Apply before a long flight or a day in the city to Outkast dryness and stay so fresh and so clean, clean.
This camera strap by Bexar Goods is a picture perfect essential for those who don’t leave the house without their piece, and have an admiration for sturdy leather. The strap allows your camera to be secure and comfortable around your neck. Equally effective as it is attractive. Elevate your style on your next shoot.
Hailed as one of the greatest live performances recorded and witnessed, Nirvana MTV Unplugged was a heavy acoustic live set recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993. With a unique set list, it showcased another side of perhaps the worlds most important band at the time, and became one of Cobain’s most memorable and intimate performances.
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog—found in our Manhattan section—has released a full series of the bars sought after graphic novel menus under one cover. The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem is a bloody, vindictive tale of John Morrissey, a real-life Irish gang leader who died in 1878. In the book, he’s reborn in 1978 as a rabbit with fierce red eyes. To go with the tale, there are cocktails that tie into the story, there recipes, and the inspirations behind them.
100% natural and handmade, Smiths Leather Balm is the only product you should be using to condition or restore your fine leather goods. Smith’s can be applied safely by hand without a rag or a messy cleanup. Check out the story behind the balm and use the application tutorial to bring any personal leather goods back to life.
26 FebBuck Mason Denim Two Pocket Field Shirt / $125
Buck Mason Denim Two Pocket Field Shirt / $125
It’s all about layers this winter. The Denim Two Pocket Field shirt by Buck Mason acts as a light jacket or casual unbuttoned shirt. In the helm of the shirt, you’ll notice a subtle roping effect. This is a unique take on a men’s wardrobe essential—another classic piece from the masters of timeless style.
That’s right, seventeen clutch tools in one sleek everyday carry. You’d think Q himself was behind this sleek Bond-esque tool. Click it to a pack, and you’ll be ready for most any situation life throws at you—TSA approved.
Bexar Goods has made the perfect wallet to rest easy in your front britches. This leather cash collector is saddle stitched by hand, combining each leather piece together with durable poly cord thread. With an easily accessible front pocket, and two interior ones, this simplistic wallet will elevate your style.
The Gear Grid is designed for the CYTIES cavalier, an urban nomad and modern jet-setter who cares deeply about the details. He is a cultured man, and the well-designed objects he wears or carries with him assist in telling his personal story. He’s a hard worker, a free thinker, and most certainly is a world traveler. Check our Gear Grid with new posts every day to discover curated essentials fostered towards the CYTIES man.