The T4 is probably one of the coolest tools for its size on the current market. The gadget was designed with everyday problem-solving in mind and fits anywhere. Packed with 12 functional tools ranging from spring action scissors, package opener, and a pry tool, it’s hard to imagine life before it found your jacket pocket. Proudly built in Portland, Oregon and covered by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty.
02 Jul USA National Team 1956 Vintage Ballcap / $49
USA National Team 1956 Vintage Ballcap / $49
Perfect for the 4th, this cap is an authentic reproduction of the original 1956 USA National Team ballcap. Here’s a history lesson for you (cue James Earl Jones voice) In 1956 Baseball was the “foreign” demonstration sport at the Melbourne Summer Games. The U.S. team, consisting of players from the Far East Command, played Australia in a 6-inning game at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The U.S. won 11-5.
The 4th always involves some movement, usually down the beach, pool to pool, or deck to deck. The Pocket Tin Speaker will have your holiday playlist jammin’ anywhere you go, with a battery life that will last to the fireworks. Loud enough to fill a room, small enough to fit in your pocket.
For gentlemen, not boys. If you live at your mommas or have your old lady buyin’ your hair products move along. Rascal is for the cavaliers who look sharp when the occasion hits them, and struts around like a creative cat when it doesn’t. This is the wash for the risk taking cowboys, or ramblin’ romantics fumbling through city streets during closing hours. Cruelty free, sandalwood scent, and ready to nourish even the funkiest types of doos.
Saturday Spin: The 8th studio album by the one of a kind Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. A voice that has transcended alternative rock and who has influenced musicians over the last few decades. Let Love in, is a rock masterpiece featuring songs like Red Right Hand and Do You Love Me? You ain’t ever really rocked, until you’ve let Nick Cave and those bad to the bone Seeds rip through your stereo speakers.
More than a book of photos, this is a quenestional piece of literature highlighting the unrivaled waves of planet earth. From Alaska to Malibu, from Iceland to Portugal, this book is the best-of-the-best for the silver surfers catching water and salt around the world. Also, featuring tips and interviews from some of the gnarliest surfers who have ever picked up a board. Hands down a must have.
Lit Candle Supply is speaking to you in the universal language of smell. Boasting rich woody and musky notes, this enchanting smell will have you Grindin’ harder than that 2002 jam by Clipse. This candle will give you the motivation, it’s up to you stay relevant longer than the aforementioned hip hop group.
Never has any man ever said “I have too many flasks”. It’s just not in our vocabulary. The world would stop spinning and the North and South pole would flip. This ceramic flask found at Bridge & Burn is an unmatched addition to—we are sure—your growing collection. Accented with leather straps and brass studs, it’s calling your name, begging for you to fuel her up with that whiskey bottle that is burning a hole in your bar cart.
10 JulMarrakech Shirt from House of St. Clair / $180
Marrakech Shirt from House of St. Clair / $180
Look like Leo at the pool or at The Beach in this snazzy shirt from House of St. Clair. (See what we did there?) It sports a boxy fit with a camp collar, real shell buttons, and the fabric is made in Japan. Get ready for a bunch more on the GG from this house down in ATX. These south Texas Cowboys got a cool jam.
Here is one for the 4-legged homies. Keeping yourself stylish is one thing, but doing the same thing for your best pal is a whole ‘nother. Give back to the pup who has given so much to you. Not big on guarantees, but we’re willing to bet there’ll be a bunch of licks and wags in it for you.
The tandem partnership between Sazerac and Casa San Matias has given birth to this Mezcal that hits with spice up front and quickly moves to roasted tropical fruits, tender young ginger, and green bell peppers. Produced in small batches by a co-op of 10 master mezcaleros frompalanques in the Valles Centrales of Oaxaca. They distill in small batches using time-honored methods passed down by their ancestors. Add some fresh-squeezed grapefruit, and your sunset sip is set for the rest of summer.
Saturday Spin: If you haven’t seen the Netflix Documentary yet, Rolling Thunder Revue, a Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, well, then, just what the hell are you doing on here? After you check out the poetic adventure, cruise back over and pick up the vinyl to jam the legendary tunes from the doc.
“Space: the final frontier. To boldly go where no man has gone before!”
The NASA Graphics Standards Manual is a futuristic vision for an agency at the cutting edge of science and exploration, and a meticulous mimeo of Danne & Blackburn’s 1974 re-branding of the agency. The compiled pages are scans of 35mm slides presented to NASA, which at the time was shielded from those without top clearance.
In this tale… He huffed and puffed and the whole house blew down. A friendly reminder from the homies at Iron & Resin that the wild ones will always live free. Hand printed, pre-washed, ribbed collar, and made right here in the USA.
16 Jul Fortune Band Ring from House of St. Clair / $84
Fortune Band Ring from House of St. Clair / $84
Some people go to fortune tellers, others just eat a ton of Chinese food and get their fortune from cookies after too much sweet and sour chicken. We, on the other hand keep fortune carved into the inside of a ring. Made with top quality materials from Austin, this ring is handmade and distressed inside the HOSC shop. Fate is only a game, but fortune, that is in the cards that we play.
Jack Mason is at it again, this time pushing the boundaries of sustainability with the Solar Field Watch Kit. The watch case is made from recycled stainless steel, containing a solar-powered battery that can retain six months of use on a single charge. It looks just as good for a night on the town in a bomber jacket, as it does 100 m underwater in Bimini. Need another reason to purchase? Each watch sold helps to support Conservation International’s forest conservation efforts, and includes a Rite in the Rain weatherproof notebook and two pencils made from recycled newspaper.
We’re big on rituals here in the CYTIES office, one of them being before we talk to anyone, filling up our go-to mug with a piping cup of early morning coffee. Forget the paper and plastic, everyone should have there coveted mug for home or on the go. This one from our pals across the pond at P&Co will make your commitment to a strong brew very clear.
Yes, it’s completely necessary to carry a durable, lightweight, heavy-duty, type III commercial 550 paracord on your key chain or pack. Because that’s what Bruce Wayne would do, same with Bond, James Bond. Indiana Jones wouldn’t ever leave home without it—Han Solo probably has something similar too. Men In Black for sure carry this, and so does Jason Bourne. Does anyone not have or want this? Tony Stark (God rest his soul) probably didn’t have it, so unless you have an Iron Man suit that comes out of a watch, you probably need this.
Saturday Spin: “We found the sound that we’ve been looking for, that we’ve been growing into, and as soon as we hit on it, we ran with it. That’s why it’s a self-titled record, so we could connect our identity with the album, because this album is what we think Delta Spirit is. People make records for their time and we wanted to make one for our time.”— Matthew Logan Vasquez
It’s hard to pick a favorite from Delta Spirit as the bad seems to be a just memory, but this particular one goes hand in hand with an epic summer weekend.
21 JulSmuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki / $22
Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki / $22
Alas, a gift from the Tiki God’s, a page by page thirst-quenching journey from the seven seas to your glass. Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance—a celebration of the quirky and alluring cultural cocktail movement. Throw it on your coffee table and let the Tiki mug collection begin.
We will be the first to admit we’re obsessed with organized travel, it goes hand in hand with the CYTIES mission, and while we are on that topic let us introduce Mission Workshop’s Transit Duffle, a carry on that is weatherproof and ready for all conditions. Hide-away grab handles, a removable-quick adjust shoulder strap, as well as an optional backpack harness makes this one of the sleekest carry on bags on the market— available in Black and Gray, Black Camo, or Olive and Brown Waxed Canvas.
Time to rip down some casual barrels on your next summer beach day. Wegener Surfboards handplanes are fashioned out of water-resistant wood and coated with Entropy Super Sap Bio Resin for added durability. A significant summer necessity to turn things up a notch in the blue, not to mention the hand strap is padded with recycled Patagonia wetsuits. Laird Hamilton would be proud of you.
Garrett Leight, the master of vintage-inspired California eyewear, is owning summer with the retro wayfarer silhouette, the almighty Calabar. 50’s car fins inspire the temple design, and when our boy Brad is sporting them at the Once Upon a Time In Hollywood premiere, you know they are hit.
We hope you’ve joined the Ditch Straws Movement, but we also understand how f*cking annoying paper straws are. Problem solved. These stainless steel straws by Corkcicle and brought to you by Iron & Resin is literally the coolest way to slurp. We got your back turtles.
26 Jul Vintage Black Deck Short - Buck Mason / $75
Vintage Black Deck Short - Buck Mason / $75
Keep the good times rollin’ this summer in the Deck shorts that don’t miss a surf rock beat. These vintage shorts from Buck Mason are made for land or sea. Throw ‘em on, hop on the cruiser, hit a beach bar, find a lover, smoke a J, splash in some water.
Saturday Spin: In 2005 Silent Alarm fiercely arrived, blowing the lid off the indie world and cementing Bloc Party as a common name on the scene. Just recently (though a few faces in the band have changed)Bloc Party announced a Silent Alarm U.S. tour hitting Philly, NYC, Boston, LA, and San Francisco—grab your tix and to witness the unique small circuit celebrating such a cult hit album.
This is a reproduction of an original 1914 Stanley catalog showing nearly every tool needed in a hand-tool shop back in the day. Cruise through the pages of chisels to gauges to every sort of tool in the company’s line at the turn of the century—a unique and necessary table read for any history gadget buff.
All hail EDC. The Shorty Key Organizer combines your keys and knife in one small, easy to use gadget. It holds up to three keys and is made to stand the test of time, built by the detail oriented team at Quiet Carry. It’s no doubt a useful pocket essential that will be the star of the show when it comes to the items you don’t hit the road without.
“We created Outerknown to smash the formula. To lift the lid on the traditional supply chain and prove you can actually produce great looking menswear in a sustainable way.” Support Kelly Slater and his mission with this Pocket Tee, and let the crew know you come in Peace—100% Organic Cotton, printed with water-based inks.
Made out of hardwood walnut, the U-Turn Orbit is a killer addition to any home. The setup doesn’t just catch the eye as a centerpiece but also delivers in high quality by focusing on warm and detailed sound, high-performance for a price that doesn’t break the bank. Worth every penny, now just stock up the record collection with all our Gear Grid Saturday Spins. Adios July—time to drop the needle on August!
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.