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.