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lake como is calling you

COMO CRUISING

The espresso is piping hot, a perfect jaunt to the soul to start the day in the misty lake air. You grab your Trapper Satchel, walk past that one hotel in Casino Royale, and weave down the path past neoclassical villas and architectural wonderlands. In the distance you can hear a Ferrari engine, cruising in from the south, which doesn’t scare the sounds of the morning birds. As you toss on your Persols and pull up your Fuji camera to capture a shot, the feeling hits you once again that has the entire stay, why would I ever leave here? Reaching the dock the chariot awaits; a hand-crafted wooden Limousine boat. Its engine guzzling in the lake water, the sharp smell of gas pulls you onboard. The throttle pushes forward and the Italian wind encapsulates you. Each shore is an explorer’s paradise. This ladies and gentlemen, is Lake Como, a place that will never leave you and have you wondering why you should ever leave it.

NAVY ADVENTURE SHORT

They wouldn’t be called the Adventure Shorts if they didn’t have a little stretch to ‘em. Taylor Stitch lives up to its CYTIES monthly residency by continuing to release stylish yet tactical wardrobe pieces like this. Made with cotton and nylon and finished off with DWR coating to help weather the elements, these shorts are a no brainer for the first real summer since ‘19. Since they’re from TS, they have a tailored fit, and to be honest, we just can’t find a good reason to take them off.

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PERSOL PO3269S

Bourdain made it his go-to brand for a reason during his travels, and it doesn’t get more Italian and classic than Persol. With the sun reflecting off the Lake in late June, the PO3269S has you covered with its stylish silhouette, built with a polarized green crystal lens for HD visibility. They are functional, will last you through all your travels, and look damn fine in a summer setting—a work of art for your face. 

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BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA

Birks snuck back onto the scene a few years ago, and they may be here to stay. If you haven’t socred pair you’re clearly missing out, as they check all the summer boxes: Comfort, ease, style, leather. If you’re still in flip-flops, you’re just doing it all wrong. Cruise on over to our pals at Huckberry and grab you a pair of these German-made gems.

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TRAPPER SATCHEL

Vegetable-tanned leather body, brass handles, and a generous way about it that welcomes only the essentials. The Trapper Satchel by Bexar Goods will continue to look better with age as it searches for wrinkles and basks in the sun—weathering in the most adventurous moments. Hand-crafted in the Lone Star State.

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MARINE LAYER COTTON SLUB PULLOVER

When you’re on the water a light hood is incredibly essential, especially when the sun dips down past the mountains.  Marine Layer nails it with this cotton slub pullover. It’s the feeling of a tee, with the comfort of a hoodie, perfect for warm breezes. The lined fabric offers a vintage appeal, ideal for any nautical adventure.

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PASSPORT WALLET

It’s official, the EU has its ban on American travelers. Two things: 1. you better have an updated passport 2. It better live in The Passport Wallet from Bexar Goods. It’s got two card pockets, one stash pocket, and a slot for your passport that allows you to stay organized while jet-setting the globe. What we love the most here is the saddle stitching by hand, joining each leather piece together with a durable poly cord thread. It’s built to capture all your travels in leather. When it comes to Como and Itlay, leather is a way of life.

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MATADOR NANODRY SHOWER TOWEL

Built for travel, lightweight, and quick-drying. The NanoDry Shower Towel is a must-have when traveling abroad. It’s a borderline EDC item, as its size and functionality make it unique but needed, especially when that beautiful Italian lake is singing your name in the breeze of its voice.

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AESOP GINGER FLIGHT THERAPY

No one will argue that a little therapy can go a long way. Aesop is saving you a big bill and tossed it in a bottle. With its invigorating, mind pacifying atomic properties, it’ll ease fatigue, relieve stress, and provide comfort during a long flight. Put us down for a double.

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Fujifilm X100V

The X100V features an easy-to-carry design and an incorporated 23mmF2 lens to shoot those unforgettable moments at maximum resolution with minimal distortion. When you’re on the move, the elements can change quickly. Why we love to carry the X100V is the option to attach the adapter ring with a weather-sealing protection lens. With this add-on, you can sleep a little better at night during spur-of-the-moment travels. Here’s to finding the next great moment to capture. 

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