Let that seven roll and clean up the chips. This set of brass dice brought to you by STAG is an unmatched pair for the gambler inside. Keep ‘em off the street, hustlers. However, if anyone ever challenges you to a game of dice, they’ll instantly regret it when you pull out this set of vintage hardware.
A friendly mantra reminder from Oxford Pennant, a kick-ass company that designs and manufactures wool felt pennants, flags, and banners. Because the second you stop giving a damn, someone who does will be one step ahead.
If you’re looking for a pair of breeches that will stay jet black through the most weathered conditions and wears, these will be your huckleberry. Tried and tested by the CYTIES team the Lean Dean Everblack by Nudie are as advertised — forever, forever, ever BLACK.
Preparation, friends, it’s all in being ready for whatever the day throws at you. The Elko knife brought to you by James Brand is the essential that will have you covered from sun up to sundown. With a stainless steel blade, a pry bar that doubles as a keyring, bottle opener, screwdriver, and pry tool, Q from any Bond movie couldn’t make you more prepared.
Saturday Spin: 2018’s Halloween grossed a whopping $159 million against a $10 million budget, making it the most profitable Halloween movie since the 1978 original. And the soundtrack, was a thrilling hit. The album debuted at #12 on the Billboard Albums chart and #2 on the vinyl chart, thus becoming one of the most successful movie soundtracks in the last decade. Drop the needle to kick off the season of horrors with this expanded edition, and lock the doors.
06 Oct101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die / $12
101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die / $12
Internal demons, real-life vampires, anonymous serial killers, crazed spouses, vengeful ghosts, or Satan himself, how else would you love to spend your Sunday? Horror flicks are for a certain type of personality, especially the bloody cult favorites. This time of year though—no excuses. Get in the spirit of October and plan 101 reasons to love Halloween.
The All Seeing Eye is created on a 100-year-old chain-stitch machine down in Austin, Texas. Not quite like having eyes on the back of your head, but if you get this stitched to a pack or jean jacket, you’ll always have an eye on your back. Rock the Eye of God and watch as rays of good fortune shine in.
Officine Creative has boutiques set up in New York, Paris, and Amsterdam. If you find yourself a resident of one of those beloved towns, we recommend you tie up whatever shoes you have on, head in, grab a new pair, lace ‘em up, and hit the concrete on your way out. For those not in the cities mentioned above, we got you covered with our favorite pair for October—polished black, and a stitched leather sole to match.
First constructed in 1998, this heavyweight fleece is what started it all for the Canadain team at Reigning Champ. Widely known for its superior comfort and durability. The black hoodie in fall/winter is the equivalent of a white tee shirt in the summer—never a bad time to wear it, and it matches everything.
With every product produced from the team at HWG comes a simple guarantee; it works as hard as you do. The Moisturizing Hemp Lotion is a must-add to a line up of a daily grooming regiment. It’s made with pure Organic Hemp Seed Oil (THC free) and enriched with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and nutrients to replenish the skin. Apply to face and body as needed to hydrate, morning and night.
When it comes to a sleek accessory that goes with most threads, the Nexus Rope Bracelet checks all the boxes. Made from the detail-obsessed crew at Miansai, the bracelet is constructed with a signature nylon/steel rope featuring a small sterling silver button loop closure. It’s a simple nod to an appreciation for small details, without feeling over the top. In the words of the makers, the piece is ” inspired by a classically minimal look, the simplicity is its greatest virtue.”
12 OctNick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads / $29
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads / $29
“They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day”
The epic song from the enchanting poet Nick Cave. Murder Ballads is the artist’s 9th studio album and commercially their most successful. The record embarks on crimes of passion. A perfectly spooky album for the haunting month of October.
13 OctHitch: The Life And Times Of Alfred Hitchcock / $16
Hitch: The Life And Times Of Alfred Hitchcock / $16
Get to know the man behind the lens, pen, and mind. The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock has numerous photos from his family albums, interviews, and an in-depth study of his final film. This biography is genuinely just as gripping as one of his edge of your seat classics.
Timex watches are as classic as they come, offering a vintage blue-collar design. It was just a matter of time before our pals at Huckberry teamed up with the respected name to construct their first watch collab. The stainless steel case is 100 meters of water-resistance, a throw back to old-school dive watch inspiration, and the classic Huck logo is atop the dial, serving as a reminder to get out and find some adventure.
Because sometimes you have words that are so great that the notepad app on your iPhone just won’t do them justice. This notebook with an embossed Thunderbird is made exclusively for the syle purveyors at STAG Provisions for Men. Created for the true wordsmiths, better grab one before the ink dries and they are all sold out.
You can expect a jean jacket on this Gear Gird every damn month. Our friendly reminder, that if you don’t have one, get one. The MK2 Hawksmill Jacket brought to you by London’s You Must Create, is the perfect jacket for trekking around Shorditch, Williamsburg, Silverlake, or anywhere in between. With selvedge denim woven in Japan, this indigo blue will evaporate any leftover summertime blues.
With holiday hustle amongst us, it’s time to stock up on the items that keep us sharp and on point when in transit. Aesop has you covered in one complete slam dunk that might be all you need in the Dopp-kit, say hello to the coveted Departure Kit. Included is Resurrection Rinse-free hand wash, Aromatique Hand Balm, Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque, Facial Hydrosol Spray, Rosehip Seed Lip Cream, Mouthwash, and Toothpaste. Don’t turn into a zombie when jet-setting, arrive fresh-faced and ready for action at your destination.
No brand represents hard work better than Filson C.C.F. The classic Watch Cap Beanie is made of quick-drying acrylic knit, so it won’t just keep your noggin’ warm, but will also fend of any elements as it insulates even when it’s wet. Made in the good ol’ USA.
Some would argue the most excellent album of the ’90s, and as time passes, this stretch of contention becomes exceptionally valid in many cases. In a two-CD release, with hours of music, The Smashing Pumpkins evolved rock by combining it with imagination, art, and life, all within Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness. Tracks like “Zero” and “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” hit like a spike with James Iha’s string screams, while the heartfelt “Thirty-Three” and infamous “1979” wash down the album like running watercolors of orange and blue on a dark canvas. As he harked us all to “believe in me as I believe you,” Corgan aimed into the stars with the band’s most beloved album, It seems fitting in October to revisit, especially if you find yourself feeling like the world is a vampire.
Unless you live in cave like an actual bat, you know Dracula is the frontman in the band of the undead. A century-old vampire who sleeps by day and stalks by night, sucking up all the blood of his helpless victims. Celebrate the season with this classic, horror page-turner. If Dracula is the frontman, Frankenstein is definitely the drummer, right?
District Vision and Reigning Champ teamed up to produce this rubber-lined polycarbonate hard case. So what’s a Retreat Case? Consider it the all protector of the valuables when on an adventure around water. The case is constructed with a watertight chassis and an automatic pressure equalization valve to balance the internal pressure while keeping water out. Use for a watch, your gadgets, or whatever you want to keep stylishly safe
Because sometimes all those ounces of denim needs a break from your body. The Flint and Tinder 365 corduroy are an excellent alternative, that works 365 days a year and looks good on 360 degrees of your body.
Fight the frost off your boots with a piping hot cup of coffee, and attain the ultimate brewed greatness with Goat Story’s three-in-one coffee brewer, the Gina. This machinery has taken home some critically-acclaimed awards for both design and functionality. Pour-over and immersion brewing techniques are catered to your preferred tasting notes thanks to the smart design and Goat Story app—brewing up to 25 oz of coffee at a time. It’s basically the Flux Capacitor of coffee.
Amarelli is a company famous for producing licorice since 1731, hence why Marivs decided to give them a call when crafting the genius idea of smooth, minty, licorice toothpaste. Yes, the more you use this slick tube, the more you’ll never go back to the dull flavor before. The rich, creamy Marvis formula is designed to whiten, protect the choppers, and assist in all-day fresh breath—not to mention it’s the most badass packaging in the paste game.
Saturday Spin: Throw on the leather jacket, and maybe even the dangling cross earning (just for Kiefer). It’s officially the weekend before Halloween, and it’s time to pull out all the stops. The Lost Boys on vinyl features Inxs, Roger Daltrey, Lou Gramm, and Echo And The Bunnymen—an instant Hallows’ Eve classic that’s bloody good.
The baddest frames around, Jacques Marie Mage is setting the bar extremely high when it comes to the topic of eyewear. The Molino 55 is named after Carlo Mollino, one of the great architects and designers of the 20th century. The definitive rectangular shape “emulates the acclaimed Italian’s flair for poetic angularity, while the spectacle’s solid construction and subtle bevel detailing reflect his astute mix of sensuality and balance.” The frame will be a limited release, all equipped with Jacques’ sharp signature, a striking sterling silver arrowhead front pin.
FutureForm heat-molded 10XD ripstop fabric, yes, you read that correctly. What is this you ask? It’s material that’s ten times stronger than steel, which is what Pioneer Carry uses to create their unmatched line of minimalist wallets. The Molecule cardholder can stash 4-6 cards and folded bills, is waterproof to handle all-conditions, and has uncompromised strength, making it break in as time passes, but never break down.
It’s all in the name, the Base Station from NOMAD is just what it implies, the only place your devices should live when not in your pocket. The station is a wireless charging pad with a thin, sleek design, blending in without an over the top tech feel. The padded leather surface contains three high powered coils that can charge up to 4 gadgets at a time with additional USB ports. With a smooth aesthetic, the Base Station doesn’t just keep your batteries full but looks good while doing it.
Jame Brand is known for its blades, but when it comes to other essentials crafted by the detail-obsessed team, they keep them just as sharp. The Benton 304 stainless steel pen has a barrel design, which means it’s near impossible to crack the cartridge. Crafted with a pusher-mounted lanyard, you can pull it from a bag or stash pocket with ease. In the digital age, we need to remind ourselves to write things down more often, even if it’s ten minutes each morning. The Benton is the ideal pen to do just this, and who knows, maybe your next big idea will be inked on the page.
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.