Written in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most famous reads of all time. This special edition version is bound in supple tan leather that will patina with each read. An essential for literary lovers, a standout on the coffee table, and an unmatched gift.
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” – TKAM
Uplifting, invigorating, awakening, stimulating, energizing. Do we need to go on with the adjectives before you buy this? If you’ve never used a facial mist before, you’ve got no idea what you’re missing out on. Order two, three, one for your parents, one for your dog. This mist is revitalizing. Welp, there’s another one…
It’s essential to keep the bills organized with some hardware that can stand up to the test of time, as well as start a conversation at the bar. This Nickel money clip has a genuine buffalo nickel soldered to it. It’s then oxidized to give it a worn finish that will only age with character from day to day use. At a perfect weight, it will no doubt become part of your daily routine to keep your cash at hand and will easily find a home in your EDC catch tray.
September is: roaring stadiums, big sacks, broken tackles, hail mary’s, perseverance, triumph, defeat, day and night, rain or snow—football has arrived. Leave it to the team at Ebbets to nail the vintage look and celebrate the 2019 kick off with this authentic reproduction of the original 1949 Army football sweater. The piece is knitted in the Seattle workshop and will be a show stopper classic look as Summer fades to fall.
“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” — Vince Lombardi
05 SepWill Leather Goods: Golden Age Football / $150
Will Leather Goods: Golden Age Football / $150
After the longest 215 days in history, offseason is over, and football season is back! Honor the football Gods by grabbing this leather golden age ball. Anyone can buy a pigskin from Dicks Sporting Goods, but how often do you see a 1950’s inspired ball getting tossed around the yard? Let’s see if you got the golden arm like Johnny U!
Some of the best denim is from Japan, definitely some of the tastiest whiskey. With so many great products coming from The Land of The Rising Sun, House of Land created a cap to symbolize the exchange of inspiration and idealism. The hat simply reads LAND in Japanesse.
Saturday Spin: Not many artists have had a more mysterious career. After recording only two albums, Rodriguez virtually disappeared. To his own surprise he became a legend in South Africa, where it was rumord that he had committed suicide after his first album. It is said that he sold more records there than Elvis Presley. Later, a documentary was created, Searching for Sugar Man, where it was revealed that he had not died, but was living a quiet life in Michigan. Having no idea about his fame in South Africa, he went on to earn the world wide recognition that he absolutely deserved.
One of the radical parts of a sci-fi film or futuristic movie are the creative visuals, the inspiring set designs — the future unknown. Inside Utopia delves into the architecture of future living, with photos from breathtaking houses and apartments that feel like science fiction. Published in 2017, this book offers a glimpse into our future.
Frames of all sizes and lens colors can fill a personal collection, but the go-to that steals the show always seems to come full circle, back to black. The Dibergi CA from SALT may be heavier on the price tag, but is worth the coin as they will reign supreme becoming the pair that sets you apart from the crowd. The design offers a subtle, but stand out temple detailing, classy for all occasions. Constructed with Polarized G15 lenses and metal nose pads, they are the ideal and on point for all seasons.
Pick a special place and light this wick to decompress after a long day, you’ll get a whiff of oakmoss, lemon, fig, and pepper that burns up to 60 hours. Cannabis Candle is the best-selling within the line up from MALIN+GOETZ. If you’re not a candle person you’re about to be. Don’t be surprised if you even end up trying to fit this one in your carry-on for the hotel room—light it up.
We like our friends with a little character, our whiskey and wine damn sure better have some, so why not our shirts? The California by Taylor Stitch has unique character that emerges as you inch closer to it—the confetti effect. Where it to a party, and you’ll undoubtedly be the hit of the night…
Made for frequent travelers, Aesop Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream combines potent doses of replenishing Vitamins C and E alongside botanical butters and oils—set to soften the mug with a clean matte finish. Aesop is king when it comes to a refresh amidst travel, and this warm woodsy scented cream is a Dopp kit must-have—hydration is key.
Fall is for chilly nights and warm whiskey. When the leaves begin to drop, add Oak & Eden to your bar at home. The smooth bourbon finishes with subtle notes of honey and vanilla, and is aged in American oak. Instead of resting the whiskey in a secondary cask, the O&E team has thought outside the box, or in this case, inside the bottle. Within is a spiral spine of toasted oak that adds subtle sweetness and balanced notes. Enough jabber here, raise a glass and cheers the makers, dreamers, and idealists that Oak & Eden crafts its whiskey for.
Saturday Spin: At the time of the release, Dear Science took guitar riffs to a world they hadn’t traveled yet, infused with creative sonic expressions and paired with a vocal flair that was addicting and unusual. Though it was the band’s third studio album, it was Dear Science that shot TV On The Radio into the mainstream, one of the most captivating bands at the time and now beyond. There is a feeling that you don’t know what is going to happen next with each track as TVOTR electrifies the concept of dystopian futures, and the romanticizes the apocalypse, all while smiling.
(Cue the alarm) My Morning Routine covers a collection of talented creatives and entrepreneurs, who share secrets to unlocking focus, calm, and determination in the wee hours of the a.m. to help tackle the day forward. A must-have bedside read to grab ahold of when the sun peaks in, and set the tone to the day with some knowledge and advice to help you shape your own unique morning routine.
If you’re not on the Nudie bandwagon yet, it’s about time for you to hop on and join CYTIES and Butterscotch LBC. The Tommy Denim Jacket sold at the aforementioned shop in Long Beach is made from 12.5 oz dry rigid black denim, organic cotton, and made slim fit. Over time this badass black throw-over will develop a unique worn-look. And just like you, the older it gets, the cooler it looks.
White pepper, patchouli, leather, and cedarwood mesh together to create the potent and addictive OAKMOSS 100ml from Morris Motley, the scent that is worth every cent (no pun intended). It’s a mist of gothic architecture to add to any look. You already know we obsess over Morris’ hair products. When the team from Australia entered the scent world, we just had to commit—you should too.
One of the most important essentials a man should own, and a purchase that should last for decades—the almighty belt. Our friends at STAG Provisions have precisely what you’re looking for, compliments of the team at RRL and constructed from distressed leather in Italy, the Terrance Belt is made to last, hand tarnished and antiqued for a vintage worn around the world look.
Dare we say the greatest travel pant on Earth? We ask you to prove the team at Roark and us at CYTIES otherwise. These slim fitted clutch pantelones are constructed with two-way stretch cotton-nylon blend canvas that’s focused on comfort and functionality. They feature a long zip pocket for travel docs, a storage pocket for your smartphone, and a TSA friendly waistband with drawstring closure. We put them to the test and don’t head to the terminal without them, so do yourself a favor and Roark up your legs for any future travel.
You’ve got the threads, now the final piece to your wardrobe is the invisible scent you where. This all purpose body balm by Hudson Made is the answer. Smells of cedar leaf, clove, all spice, and cinnamon. …oh and that packaging. (not one but three OKAY emojis)
Saturday Spin: Released on June 18, 1996, by DGC Records, Odelay was Becks sonic splash into the chats and felt like a whirlpool of grunge, punk, folk, country, blues, rap, and dense sampling. It shot to a Top 20 platinum-selling album and received several Grammy nominations in years after its release. Twenty-three years later it still packs a punch with tracks like “Where It’s At,” “Devils Haircut,” and “The New Pollution.” And even to this day, Beck impresses the masses with anything he musically touches, making Odelay a must-add to any vinyl stash.
That’s right, summer is gone, done, over. Autumn is dropping in faster than Daniel Jones touchdown passes, and it’s time to prepare. The Buckskin Unlined gloves are a must-have to keep the digits warm this fall. They are finished with 3.25 oz. Chrome Deerskin Leather and tanned in a similar style as the boots that Red Wing crafts so well, an essential you will break out every season, designed for maximum comfort and mobility.
25 SepButterscotch LBC: Addict Clothes Zip Up / $205
Butterscotch LBC: Addict Clothes Zip Up / $205
This zip-up by ADDICT and brought to you by Butterscotch (reppin’ LBC) is the perfect essential you need to take the fall season head-on. Medium weight and made slim fit, it can be worn under a jacket or a stand-alone piece. Zip this up before they run out, and you’ll be ridin’ high for the next six months.
The final destination is always more rewarding when you have something to look forward to. We’re not mad at Jet setting, but after taking the long road on the Indian or Triumph, treating yourself to a bold sip has never felt so satisfying when the engine is off with the stars are above. Ride safe, boys.
Know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em. Made exclusively for Best Made Co. by America’s foremost maker of playing cards, this fifty card set features geometric lines, eye-catching patterns, and a few lightning bolts. A must for casino aficionados, card sharks, campfire gamers, and anyone else that can cut a deck— judge them for yourselves.
Saturday Spin: Yes, you read that right. $195 for this classic vinyl by Electric Six, which released “Danger! High Voltage”. In the early 200’s New York Times said it was catchier than anything the White Stripes had on the radio. Which is funny, because the vocals are sung by John S. O’Leary, and if you don’t know who that is, Google it…
Oscar Abolafia is an American photographer known for his outstanding photojournalism. What separated him from the pack was his brilliance in attaining images of celebrities circa the 1960s and 70s, his work then and now feels so up close and personal. This coffee table is his trade, which captures the kind of celerity you can instantly recognize with the first name on film, a true testament to extraordinary work.
Defining the term everyday wear, the Detrola collection from Shinola lives within the intersection of quality craftsmanship and smooth design, though we side with the black on black (big surprise), an array of vibrant color-ways are available if you prefer the flair. Fashioned with a robust stainless steel core, durable TR90 resincase, and hand-assembled movement, the Detrola is a watch that steals the show without trying to.
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.