What should we be searching for this July? The answer is warm salty breezes. This month’s catalog is laid out to inspire an aquatic adventure, guided by a nautical notion to weather any storm, and set sail into the open blue skies and deep turquoise seas. You’ll find selections from some of our team’s favorite brands like VAER, Ombraz, and Pelican—these modern purveyors are creating and crafting items to plot you on course to a more suitable and stylish life. So, climb aboard, and windward we head into Summer 2020, with a stern mindset that no anchor can ever hold us down from a curious and adventurous mind.
Buck Mason: Double Weave Vintage Two Pocket Shirt
Keep it unbuttoned and let the summer breeze blow through. A few rolls to the sleeves. Damp from saltwater splashing out of the Pacific. The ocean feels infinite, its grand presence—intimidating. This white double weave vintage two pocket shirt form Buck Mason will give you a feeling of timeless authority. When land calls, button one, maybe two, and go grab yourself a crisp white vino to wash down a day of a heartfelt summer saga.
Bather: Solid Swim Trunk
The solid swim trunk by Bather is inspired by the California coast, created for the wooden deck of a boat, the sand on the beach, and a bold tiki drink from a bar that smells like rum and tastes like sea salt. When throwing on trunks, there is only ONE way to wear them—and it’s how Mr. Newman did. The Banther swim shorts are the perfect length and with a comfortable four-way stretch lining, they’ve made the stretch into a timeless style with unmatched comfort.
Ombraz Dolomite Armless Glasses
Ombraz might be designing the most functional summer frames we have ever come across—no adventure should be attacked without them. The Dolomite Armless Glasses are built for a hybrid personality that lands somewhere between Jacques Cousteau and Ethan Hunt. They are crafted with built-in side visors and Polarized German Zeiss optic lenses, but the best part is the genius of the adjustable custom-woven 100% recycled nylon cord that secures these to your noggin. It’s impossible not to feel like an Avenger when you pull the beads to tighten on the face. Wear the Dolomite to rip waves, climb mountains, swing in on a vine, bolt away on a jet pack (you get the idea).
Univ Everyday Slip-on
There is nothing we like more than a good ol’ collab. Whether it be when Queen and Bowie teamed up for Under Pressure, or when Matt Damon and Jude Law brought us the Talented Mr. Ripley. And now, when UNIV and Lone Flag gave us the hit of the summer in the form of white leather slip-ons. These don’t have the word “everyday” in the title for no reason, as you won’t want to take these low-top kicks off for the next 90 warm days.
Pelican G10 Utility Go Case
If you’re embracing aquatic life, then you better have the right gadget to keep your EDC dry and safe. Pelican’s G10 Utility Go Case is just what you need. The watertight storage capsule can hold credit cards, cables, and more, did we mention it’s crushproof? Clip this to your pack if your tossing a fly at some Bonefish or stash it in the captain’s consul of a boat to know your valuables are safe from any deep dives.
Topo Designs Rover Pack - Premium
Created for those who wander. Rover Pack is Topo’s signature pack reimagined with a unique luxury feel. This timeless piece is created with a TPE coated ripstop base and 100D nylon cinch top upper. An embossed color-matched label completes the streamlined look. Whether your commuting to the city or taking out the Contest 50CS for a day at sea, this pack serves as your EDC temple, holding all the essentials that a modern-day explorer doesn’t leave home without.
Leatherman Skeletool KB
Leatherman has set the standard when it comes down to the blade you should have along with you from land to sea. The Skeletool KB is Leathernan’s step into the world of tools beyond their famous multi-tool. Built light and designed durable it also harnesses a bottle opener built into the pocket clip, because it wouldn’t be a Leatherman without subtle multi-component aspect. Holster it for all your summer needs offshore.
Innovation in towels, now that’s thinking out of the box. Matador took the towel game to the drawing board and reimagined the whole damn thing. This shower-sized packable towel is light, absorbent, and dries faster than water in the desert. Clip this on to your pack, and there will be no more lugging around a beach or gym towel. If you’re like us, subtly impressing your crew with cutting-edge essentials is always at the forefront of our minds—the NanoDry Towel is an easy purchase.
Brunton 10-30X21 Echo Zoom Monocular
When you’re on the ocean, you’ll need a proper device to keep a weathered eye out on the horizon. Brunton Echo zoom is one of the smallest zoom monoculars in the market, and well equipped with lens multi-coating and BaK-4 prism glass. The reason we love it so much is the compact size will fit right into the side portion of the Topo Designs Rover mentioned above, offering you the view ahead when you need it the most. Gadgets get us really excited, this one is worth the coin and comes in handy in many scenarios, especially for nautical purposes.
When diving into Summer you better have the VAER C3 strapped to your wrist. The C3 is a slimmed-down version from VAER’s bestseller and maintaining the brand’s best-in-class durability to handle any oceanic adventures. The watch is assembled in the U.S.A and the 36mm watch face proves to be optimal for all types of underwater play, be it salty or fresh. The C3 is the “ocean-to-office” time-teller fit for the morning, noon, and night, set with two interchangeable straps to transition from plotting the course late at night, to an early morning free dive.
Flip open and sail into the Turkish Riviera also known as the Turquoise Coast, which happens to be home to stunning coastal mountains, rich myths, and folklore that extends a shoreline of over six hundred miles along aqua blue Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Through the lens of Oliver Pilcher, the blue voyage is captured and contained, igniting a wanderlust for exotic sailing and yacht life. The book also includes anecdotes from lovers of the region including Mica Ertegun, Tommy Hilfiger, Chiara Ferragni, and Mert Alas. There is a reason Mark Antony was said to have chosen the Turquoise Coast as the most spectacular wedding gift for Cleopatra—open the cover and set the sails.