The Best Gear for Men

TAM’s top recommendations for July 2021

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Pick of the month

Citizen Promaster Diver

Although it bulges with a rather large 45mm case diameter, the Citizen Promaster Diver is a highly versatile watch that you can dress up or down with ease. Boasting Citizen's Eco-Drive moment, it's also quite affordable given the quality on offer.

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Bags

You’ll notice a trend as you develop into a self-respecting adult man. The growing importance of appropriateness. Appropriate clothing, appropriate demeanor, and appropriate bags. Here are our top picks this month.

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Bespoke Post Weekender
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Our favorite no frills carryall. Boasting genuine leather handles and sturdy construction, Bespoke Post's classy Weekender offers excellent value for money.

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Paravel Fold-Up Bag
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Paravel’s fairly priced, designer quality Fold-Up bag is a versatile travel essential that can adapt to almost any packing scenario---whether it’s a weekend getaway, daytime excursion or an everyday trip to the gym.

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Pants

If we’ve learned anything from the pandemic lockdown, it’s that a pair of comfortable pants can be the difference between a good inside day and a bad inside day.

The Beck from TravisMathew

The Beck is ideal for all the movement and bending one does on the course, but they have a refined texture that looks just as good out on the street.

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Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

These peached technical fabric sweatpants have jogger cuffs at the bottom. They're excellent for lounging, exercise, and adding a touch of effortless style.

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Mizzen+Main Baron Performance Chino

Wrinkle-free chinos that are classy enough for the office, but comfortable enough to run a 100 yard dash in.

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Western Rise Evolution Pant

If you need a pair of pants that look great and you can wear it for a week straight without washing, the Evolution from Western Rise will get you there.

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Public Rec Workday Pant

For pants with a jean-like construction but with the comfort and flexibility of chinos, look no further than the Workday Pant from leisure apparel aficionados, Public Rec.

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Watches

“A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.” – Ian Fleming.

We’ve enjoyed mixing up our sometimes-outside-outfits with these timepieces.

Vaer C5

Featuring a Swiss Ronda movement, domed sapphire crystal, and coming with two straps, this military-inspired field watch by Vaer is easily one of our favorite affordable timepieces.

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Vincero Apex
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The Vincero Apex is a unique take on the racing watch genre. With solid water resistance, sapphire coated crystal, and a Seiko mecha-quartz movement, Vincero has stepped up their quality again.

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UNDONE Basecamp Cali
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I was impressed already with UNDONE's homage to vintage Rolex designs, and the Basecamp Cali takes that same concept to the next level.

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Vincero Vessel
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The Vessel puts a unique Vincero spin on classic dive watches. Rated at 200m water resistance and outfitted with a sapphire crystal, the Vessel marks a big leap in Vincero’s overall build quality.

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Hamilton Khaki Field Watch

The Hamilton Khaki Field is beloved by the watch community because it's tough, reliable, and the price is right.

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Subscription Boxes

Our subscription boxes have been huge for us during lockdown. They’ve helped us stay stocked up on essentials and their surprise factor have helped keep up the fun. These are our current favorites.

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Bespoke Post
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Bespoke Post's quality of products, interesting monthly themes, and flexible subscription options, make their boxes a worthy complement to your monthly masculine lifestyle, and a fantastic gift option.

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Trade Coffee
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While we’d love to see a more choice-driven sign-up process, Trade Coffee is sure to win over plenty of new and old coffee enthusiasts in equal measure with its outstanding selection of coffee from artisan roasters and excellent customer service, all delivered in a convenient monthly subscription box package.

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Watch Gang Black Tier
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If you can let go of the need for total control over what you receive in a subscription box at this price point, Watch Gang is a lot of fun, and a convenient way for you to organically develop your own sense of watch style alongside tens of thousands of fellow watch enthusiasts.

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ButcherBox

ButcherBox delivers great cuts of top-quality meat straight to your door, and while you’ll pay a convenience fee, just knowing you have a freezer full of healthy options is invaluable for when the workweek gets hectic.

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BREO BOX
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My BREO BOX was filled with a few things that I’ve always wanted, a few things that’ll make nice gifts, and one thing I’m not sure what to do with---for a box that aims to give you everything you never knew you needed, that’s pretty darn good.

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Gentleman's Box Premium
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Gentleman’s Box delivered big value going for quality over quantity, and while some items could have used more attention to detail, this package helps complete the image of the modern gentleman.

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Jerky Subscription
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Jerky Subscription's attractive price point and excellent customer service make them a top choice if you’re looking to get your jerky on, monthly.

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Every Day Carry (EDC)

You are what you surround yourself with.

Kershaw Leek

The three-inch drop point blade has very little curve in the belly, so it’s a sharp, slim piece that can tear up a cardboard box faster than you can say “allium.”

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The Klik D-Ring 2-Ply Belt

The D-ring attachment allows you to get out of the toughest situations and is rated at a load of 4000lbs. For example, if you were hiking and got trapped in the mountains, a rescue helicopter could literally drop a rope that could be attached to the D-ring, and lift you to safety. 

So that's cool.

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Christopher Cloos x Brady

What does Tom Brady do when he's not slinging pigskins? He's slinging these Wayfarer inspired beauties.

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Everyman Grafton Pen

I literally have an emotional attachment to this pen. It’s sturdy, writes smoothly, and its refills are inexpensive. Plus, it’s handsome looking and has the kind of heft that makes you feel like everything you write is incredibly important.

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Decadent Minimalist DM1 Aluminum Wallet

This nifty aluminum wallet carries up to twelve cards, but there are a few bonus features in its simple construction that make it a “must-have” when traveling.

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Shoes

“Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” – Christian Louboutin

The Henry Runner Mesh from YORK ATHLETICS

This design is entirely intentional as YORK emphasizes a perfect fit as one of their prominent selling points. YORK uses 52 points of measurement to create a fit that “promotes balance, comfort, and support.” I think they delivered on all three of those benefits in this shoe. 

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Taft Dragon 3.0

Made with waxed suede leather and a sturdy Goodyear welt, the new Taft Dragon is a big improvement on past iterations and a beast of a boot with a slim, sleek profile.

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M.Gemi The Sacca
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With its top-quality suede, stylish color options, and limited break-in period, The Sacca by M.Gemi is one of our favorite loafers. We especially love the unlined interior which keeps your foot both cool and dry.

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Oliver Cabell Low 1
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The Low 1 is Oliver Cabell's most popular shoe. It boasts a classic low-profile silhouette, with color options that are expressive, but not overly trendy or unprofessional.

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KOIO Capri Triple White

The KOIO Capri Triple White is as loud as a white dress sneaker can get without leaving the minimalist realm. Go for these if you want a pair with a lot of details that aesthetically sits in between the dress and athletic sneaker worlds.

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Grooming

“Good grooming is integral, and impeccable style is a must. If you don’t look the part, no one will want to give you time or money.” – Daymond John

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The Good from Caldera + Lab
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The Good leaves my skin feeling refreshed and full. My pores shrink, my skin looks vibrant, and there’s an even tone across my face. Best of all, my skin smells like an essential oil diffuser.

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Dr. Squatch Deodorant 3-Pack

Why rub a bar of chemicals and aluminum all over your underarms when you can healthily smell like a fresh waterfall instead?

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Geologie Skincare
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If you’re not keen on looking like a sundried tomato later in life but don’t know where to start, Geologie provides affordable trials sets that are personalized to your needs. Thoughtful touches like packing in two face washes (one for the shower, and another for the sink) really show that Geologie has my back when it comes to building a routine.

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