Fresh powder on the mountain, groomed moguls, maybe a flask in your backpack or at the very least, a cold IPA waiting for you in the lodge. When winter hits and the mountain tops glaze over, the winter sports come alive. This Sunday read is as sharp as a ski blade, created to inform and entertain the stylish history of skiing. From its founders to superstars, to resorts and fashion, this hardcover cover by Gabriel le Breton is a packed snowball of knowledge.
Are you headed out into the desolate white layered mountains? Or perhaps you’re just headed out to the back deck with a view over the ski-town. Either way, if you’re traveling with a sipper this winter, this is your vessel. Wrapped in Tom Beckbe leather, inside is a hardy stainless steel construction to keep your spirit of choice contained. The Bottle Flask is topped with four tiny cups to share with your closest circle when it’s time to warm up the insides this holiday.
We live in the digital age folks, so warmth around the hands is vital, especially when it allows full dexterity. Trust us, have you ever been on a city street corner covered in snow? You might need to use your device to call the hotel and find out if you’re actually on the right path. Filson’s Fingerless Wool Gloves are a winter essential, and you shouldn’t leave home without them this season.
Handcrafted in the Lonestar state by our favorite road warriors and allies Revival Limited. The Mahogany Alimony wallet is created in handsome Tasman leather and features four fully lined card slots. Drivers Licence, credit card, bank card, medical insurance card… yeah, you never know when you might need it, you rowdy souls. Use promo code CYTIES for 15% off.
“He walks up and down the street every night, salting the sidewalks.” Ok, you don’t have to be as dedicated as Old Man Marley, but I’m sure at some point this winter you will need the assistance of a dependable snow shovel. The Alpha Shovel has built-in lash points and collapsible design to make it a secure fit in the back of the vehicle, or strapped to your back when pointing your compass towards the snow-capped landscape.
The Motor-Inn keychain in black is as advertised, modeled after a vintage motel key. Its classic look is cool enough for your two-wheel companion, a house-key, or your best friend/worst enemy—the boat you wanted so bad, that just sits in your garage. Either way, jingling your keys will have never felt so good with this perfect stocking stuffer. Use promo code CYTIES FOR 15% off.
Released in 1964, The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album was indeed an unexpected gift from the group. Unconventional and sometimes over the top falsetto and groovy beats add a motley touch to any holiday action via the record player at home. Hits like “Little Saint Nick,” “Merry Christmas Baby,” and “We Three Kings of Orients Are” are as catchy as they get. The irony is the sense that this album feels like a test of the waters before the bands most significant moments that soon followed the release.
08 DecOff The Road: Explorers, Vans, and Life Off the Beaten Track / $45
Off The Road: Explorers, Vans, and Life Off the Beaten Track / $45
The open road, its endless adventure calls to all wandering souls. If you’re someone that dreams of it often but lives in the grid of a city, this is the coffee table read you need. Within are a collection of outdoor adventures made possible via vehicular travel. The stunning photography is enough to take you away from the noise for a moment while inspiring the next experience of your own. Keep your car keys at a safe distance when flipping through—or don’t.
Optimize your shaving routine with the triple power of our popular Cedar Clove soap, oil, and body balm. Use the oil to soften the beard or as a pre-shave oil and the soap for a rich shaving lather. Finish with our body balm and moisturize head to toe.
The set includes:
1 ounce Beard & Shave Oil
3.5 ounce Beard & Shave Soap
2 ounce Body Balm
I wise man once said, “December ’tis the season of comfy feet.” Ok—maybe we made that up, but we all think it. Grey’s Outdoor Slipper Boot is for the kind of person that loves sitting on the deck next to the outside fireplace while staying comfortable in the home setting. The rubber sole is sturdy while the top is a wool blend that keeps your feet warm and relaxed, not to mention each pair is naturally moisture-wicking and odor-resistant. When your holiday break officially begins, put these on and don’t plan on taking them off until the new year.
Cut from British waxed wool, the Ojai jacket is a modern field coat with a timeless look. The wool itself is from a centuries-old mill called Abraham Moon, which was founded in 1837 and one of Great Brittan’s most historic wool mills. All the history aside though, this jacket will break necks.
If you’re a true CYTIES connoisseur, you’re used to putting some mile on the kicks. Keep your boots looking top-notch with Huberd Shoe Grease. The company is a small American owned operation that has been making leather care products for nearly a century.
14 ounces of black organic cotton selvage. We hope this isn’t TMI, but we’ve heard complaints about “the boys” not having a lot of room in heavy denim. Taylor Stich put their ear to the pavement and added a little extra room in the front for comfort — crisis evaded. Slim fit with some grit, you’ll thank us for these.
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.