The blizzard is so thick any view from the terminal window is a whitewash. You don’t need the answer; you already know it, but the loudspeaker turns on anyways. “Ladies and gentlemen, flight 1020 has been delayed.” If you were Shaun White, you’d buckle up and McTwist home, but you’re not Shaun White. But you are a Modern Explorer, full of the holiday spirit and surrounded by angry grinches marching toward the flight desk for a refund. You check your Timex, pick up your Filson bag, and trek in the opposite direction to the nearest lounge. Within is Christmas imbibes at the bar and endless bowl games to kick back and observe. Bring it on flight delay! That’s what we Modern Explorers do, make the best of the moment.
Holiday travel is always unexpected, but if there is one thing we’ve learned from Home Alone, it’s that sometimes the unexpected leads to adventure. This makes getting home, or wherever you’re headed, even more merrier. Our Home for the Holidays Catalog is set with items to reward yourself or gift to someone you love. Whether the destination is deep in the slopes of Aspen or on the snow-covered steps of the Upper West Side, it’s the arrival to the open door of where you are headed that truly sets the tone of the holidays; we hope it’s warm and festive in the way you make it so, even if it’s delayed a few hours. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.
Timex - Q Reissue Bracelet Watch
A watch pulls any holiday outfit together and also reminds you second by second to take the special time in before it’s over in a flurry. The Q from Timex is a natural evolution of the much-loved Q Timex 1979 Reissue watch. This watch adds some holiday sophistication with a hit of gold on the bracelet and midnight blue on the face. With a rotating bezel, woven stainless-steel bracelet, functional battery hatch, and domed acrylic crystal, it’s a gift that keeps on giving.
This limited edition waxed cloth & blanket-lined Ridgeline Supply Jacket from Rogue Territory is made to withstand all types of hustle and bustle. The Olive Green color is the perfect nod to the season, while the shell fabric constructed from RGT’s rugged 8.25oz water-repellant canvas will have you safe and toasty from any chilly elements. Make this your go-to winter travel coat, and you’ll be holly, jolly, and turning heads at every corner.
Lace up the Type 8 Chukka from Yuks to step into Christmas. These kicks are hand-cut and constructed with a classic mid-cut profile based on an iconic 1950s design. Each pair is handcrafted in Portugal with soft, curry brown Italian roughout suede leather; they have full vegetable-tanned leather insoles with leather tucks that ensure a snug and cozy fit, making the trek through airport terminals smooth as butter.
When you’re headed home for this holiday, look no further than the 48-Hour Duffel to keep your items organized and safe. The Oil finished Tin Cloth outer forcefield sheds rain and snow to keep your gear dry. It’s equipped with Bridle Leather straps for hand carry and a trolley strap for use with rolling check-in luggage. Do packing and unpacking easy this Christmas with Filson.
Keep your noggin comfortable and cozy; no one likes icicles on the earlobes. With traditional patterns of Northern Scotland, this beanie is set to cap off your get-up. It’s made with merino wool from 100% locally raised purebred sheep from the Mexican Mountains and hand-dyed.
The Ray Ban Classic Aviator is so clutch, from the slopes to the streets. Lightweight and timeless, it’s the go-to frame you bring for commuting, built with exceptional quality, performance, and comfort. You can’t go wrong with these sunglasses, especially during travel.
It’s time to walk into that Christmas party and make an impression on the old faces you haven’t seen for a while. Original Musk from Kiehls is a secret (and affordable) weapon. It makes a subtle statement with lingering notes of warm and creamy Tonka Nut and White Patchouli, and is topped with fresh Bergamot Nectar and Orange Blossom—winter calls for a heavier scent. Please DO NOT underestimate your scent; it’s perhaps your greatest accessory.
The folks at Whiskey Leatherworks just made you the star on top of the tree when cruising into the holidays with this cocktail kit. Put your mixology skills to use and roll out the tools of the trade to concoct sexy imbibes this Christmas. This rugged bartender roll comes with nine must-have drink-making tools. Holiday spirit, indeed!
Illuminate your senses this season with the D.S. & Durga portable Christmas tree. Modern Explorers find themselves jet-setting through December, so this little pleasure will bring you some peace of mind wherever you find yourself. Just light the wick and rock around a new kind of Christmas Tree.
The price tag is high, but there is a reason. If you’re writing Christmas cards your entire life, it might as well be with Mont Blanc. The luxury rollerball pen Meisterstück Classique is simply unmatched and will make a gift that will become a hand-me-down through a family’s lineage. The cap and barrel are crafted in precious black resin and inlaid with a white Montblanc emblem. Three platinum-coated rings with embossed Montblanc lettering and a platinum-coated clip with an individual serial number emphasize the timeless design of this luxurious rollerball. Sign, seal, and delivered; it’s worth it.