The holiday season is upon us and there are more gifts than ever to choose from. But you want to set yourself apart with thoughtful, useful and elegant stuff, right? After all, nothing makes an impact quite like high-quality items that nod to the past. Like, say, these…
Unkink your haggard facial forest with the power of this jojoba, hempseed and oil-based elixir, which gives off the scent of sweet, smoky campfire smell. Bonus: It harkens back to the days when people pronounced it “beard erl.”
Constructed from shiny, heavy chrome, this four-piece shaving set includes a stand soap dish, badger brush and razor handle, Indian Sandalwood-scented shaving cream (with a tube key for getting out every last bit of goodness) and aftershave.
What if I told you that you could have a tough, beautiful oiled latigo leather strap for your camera? Pretty sure if you still value life before Instagram, you’d be pretty excited. Now all you have to do is go out and get an old film-based DLSR to pair it with.
Guzzle like an American colonist—a thirsty pioneer of this great country—because The Normal Brand (which mostly sells clothing) has rolled out an awesome-looking copper mug. It’s hand-engraved with a sweet bear design and perfect for a Moscow Mule.
This briefcase’s insanely gorgeous high quality leather exterior converts from briefcase to backpack with eight exterior ‘D-rings’ that can be used to tether camping gear, too. It also has a rear magazine pocket, side pockets, four interior pockets, an internal strap for keys and a false bottom flap where you can stash items like a passport and six-shooter. Assuming it’s 1815, of course.
Hankering for hooch? Despite being un-aged, Prohibition-style whiskey uses New York grains to create complexity of flavor. Combine it with art deco Roaring Twenties packaging and you’ve got yourself a love letter to the dark days of bathtub gin—minus the threat of dying from drinking glorified cleaning supplies.
Shower oil is for guys who want to get clean, enrich their skin and smell of manly scents for the rest of the day. Sabon’s is packed with omega- and vitamin-enriched natural oils (olive, avocado, jojoba and wheat germ) and comes in a deeply masculine patchouli, citrus fragrance.
Ready to ditch that sad soap sliver that’s been clinging on for dear life going on a month now? This rugged, refined barber shop soap boasts an invigorating blend of peppermint, bay rum and vintage cred. It’s also huge, so it’ll last you at least ’til we evolve beyond soap altogether as a species.
Sporks are for chumps. These folding utensils are an exact copy of the originals produced by 1812 vet and entrepreneur Jacob Bromwell 200 years ago and used throughout American history. The package features a hand-sharpened, high-carbon steel spoon, fork and knife, all of which fold into the walnut handle for easy carry.
Straddling the line between fashion and function is this sophisticated, sketched design men’s handkerchief set. Use it to mop your brow after a hard day’s work, wipe a runny nose during the brisk chill of winter or as a small snack satchel. Or offer one to a tearful lady—are you not a gentleman, sir?
So maybe you’ve got yourself a DIY rum, gin or whiskey kit. If you’re serious about crafting your own potion, you might want to consider the quality of the vessel you age it in. This one-liter solid oak barrel is here to help. On the outside it’s rustic and elegant. On the inside it’s a science lab, adding sophistication to your special brew.
Break out your green visor and old-fashioned calculator, good sir, because we’ve got the ultimate throwback light fixture for your workspace. It’s got an eight-inch shade and uses a 60-watt bulb so you’ll have no shortage of clean, clear lighting.
Ever heard of the pour-over method? Some say it creates the best cup of coffee you can eek out of your beans. And this beautifully handcrafted stand is one damn fine way to test that premise.
Inspired by the iconic Bauhaus German art school, which operated from 1919 to 1933, this set exudes old-school cool. Upholstery made from fine aniline leather (which hides its natural blemishes), legs made from shining stainless steel and a cushion made from soft polyurethane seal the deal.
Feel a hint of nostalgia when you think of the place you grew up? You can get a vintage (read: Games of Thrones-y looking) map of any town in the USA, customized with up to eight pieces of personal information—your parent’s house, favorite bar, that place you got your first... make-out session. You know, stuff like that.
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