The development of the “flask” as a beverage carrier is thought to be the brain-child of the Norwegians, who needed to carry their drinks with them for long distances because of their nomadic existence. The flask itself was made from many different materials throughout the years like leather canteens, glass, pewter, silver, and even plastic. Today, however, the flask has been transformed from drink carrier into a luxury accessory.
At SWIG Flasks, one such example of a flask that is a luxury accessory is the “Swig Executive Molded Blue Flask”. The shiny stainless steel housing is seamless in order to prevent leaks and has a sexy, molded shape that is just the right size for the modern consumer. What is different about the flask’s leather pouch is that it is hand-molded with wet leather, in order for the casing to have a custom fit. Then, the leather is stitched along the top, side, and bottom edges to highlight the handmade construction. The leather pouches are available in other colors like black, brown, orange, and Union Jack, which is representative of the British flag. Each one is embossed with the SWIG logo. The regular price of this particular flask at Swig Amazing Hip Flasks is 89 Euros, but even better is the sale price of 69 GBP.
The Swig Flask is nice- looking enough to display in a home or office, but the maker’s intention is for it to be loved and used when the need arises in your everyday life. It is as much a luxury accessory as an Italian leather wallet or a handmade leather briefcase, making the Swig Flask a great gift for yourself or someone special. If this particular one is not the style you are looking for, their flask store has a selection of ones with differently styles leather pouches or even a flask that is sans the leather pouch all together.
I know I’ll be using mine for the weekend!
When it comes items that a man need to complete a suit, ties are the first thing to come to mind. Sometimes, the bow tie is a forgotten accessory, unless it is a black tie affair and it actually can be a stylish addition to any suited look. Even though a form of bow ties has been around since they were used by the Croatian Mercenaries during the 17th century Prussian Wars to hold the neckline of the shirt together, the bow tie has managed to remain in fashion. However, it definitely has gone through some changes through the years.
At Threads for Gents, they are dedicated to having a selection of the best accessories for men, at affordable prices. Neck ties, bow ties, and pocket squares are the essential finishing touches when it comes to your suit, but they can be extremely pricey when luxury materials are being used. For example, one of the bow ties at Threads for Gents is The Producer.
It is a 100% tightly woven silk and is fabricated in a multi-tonal blue and brown plaid. The tans and grayish-taupes are the neutrals to the plaid pattern, while the blues make the bow tie pop. It really allows you so many color choices with your dress shirt and suit, so you can choose a combination that is on the demure side or something a little bolder.
The other great reason to get The Producer and other suit accessories at Threads for Gents is the price. A pure silk, plaid bow tie like The Producer, which for similar ones can run hundreds of dollars in upscale department stores, is at the unbelievable price of $19! Even their selection of long neck ties, made of a silk/linen blend are also $19 each. Threads for Gents is a place where you can get luxury accessories at bargain prices.
The story of Vierra watches begins with two college friends, Eric and Jeremy, who live their lives inspired by the phrase, “Time is always ticking, so do what excites you.” The brand that they created was meant to inspire others to live a more adventurous existence and enjoy all that life has to offer. This particular line of watches that Eric and Jeremy started is meant to be the perfect accessory for whatever road you travel.
The White/Gold Vierra silicone watch is the epitome of both trend and durability. White watches were originally thought to be only for Spring and Summer wear, but in today’s fashion scene they are a color for all year round. The crisp white silicone will give you a contrast to any outfit that you own and be a durable companion on your life’s adventures. The gold-tone bezel and linear numeral markers are simplistic and modern enough to be able to cross over the “completely casual” line to be worn with a dressier look. It also contains a quality Miyota Japanese movement with a low-drain battery and is safe to wear while swimming and surfing.
Silicone watches have been an ongoing trend and is popular with both women and men alike. The Vierra White/Gold watch is substantial enough in size to be able to be worn by a man, but is not so overwhelming that it cannot be worn by a woman and with the price of $59, a very popular range to be afforded by all. However, if white is not your style, then they also have a black/yellow and black/blue version for the same price.
If you are a lover of denim, then there’s a chance that you have heard of Georges Marciano. He is a designer that has been creating quality, timeless, and impeccably tailored denim garments since 1978, but has now launched a new line of apparel for both men and women that takes classic styles and gives them a modern twist.
One of Georges Marciano’s new men’s designs that are available on www.georgesmarciano.com is the GM- Sutter Western Shirt. For years, it seems that the prominent colors of denim were all about the darker shades like indigo and ink, but the lighter shades have now re-immerged on the fashion scene. This western style shirt has a mix of lighter and darker bleached denim tones, as well as the pointed detailed stitching along the shoulders that mirrors the flap button pockets. Created in 100% lightweight cotton, it will not be stiff and will move with you.
Another take on the same style of men’s shirts is the GM- Shutter Western Shirt. This one has similar stitching details as the lighter denim one, but they are more muted with the richness of the indigo and medium, splashed-on looking denim wash. I also like the details of the rounded hemline and the ability to roll up the sleeves in both fabrics. Either can be purchased for $175, which may sound a little pricey, but not when they are from an iconic denim designer like Georges Marciano, who creates items that reflect the past with a cutting-edge appeal.
If you are not a denim person, but love traditional designs like the Polo shirt, then the GM- Polo may be for you. This shirt is constructed of 100% quality cotton, has a nicely tailored it with the point collar, button-down neckline, and perfect sleeve/body length. This would be fantastic with a pair of jeans or khakis and can be purchased for $85, in a myriad of colors to fit your style.
Victorinox is a company that is well known for their multi-functional tools that were originally developed for the military. However, Swiss Army is also known for state of the art watch-making. Now, they have developed the Night Vision Watch that combines modern design, the superior watch-making ability of the Swiss, and the functionality of a professional tool.
The features of the Night Vision Watch by Victorinox include the fashion forwardness of a stainless steel case with a black leather strap or the “black ice” version with the bracelet. It has a luminescent dial, a red-tipped second hand, and also expresses military time. The “magic” of the Night Vision watch is in its functionality. It has an LED module with six distinctive functions of dial illumination, extended light mode, low battery indicator, location mode, and even a SOS rescue mode.
These illuminating features essentially mean that the wearer of the Victorinox Night Vision Watch can illuminate the dial for easy at night, turn on a beam of light to illuminate his path, or even produce an SOS rescue signal that can be seen up to one kilometer away. Also, the use of LED technology is very low in energy consumption, so that the unique lighting features will last.
So, not only is the Swiss Army Night Vision Watch by Victorinox a sleek, modern time piece and fashion statement, but it also has functions that are useful in everyday life or even in an emergent situation.
I partnered with the brand to write this article but every word is mine