Metro Man & Metro Home

By Kim Taylor

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Here’s a quartet for men to kick-start the New Year and get the job done right.

Sport Rx offers designer prescription eyewear for every conceivable outdoor and indoor sport, ranging from biking, mountaineering, tennis and soccer to scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding and more. The high tech lab and concept for Sport Rx was created by a group of opticians who are avid sportspeople in So-Cal, and they can chat with you live online, chat with you on the phone, or you can simply punch in your prescription and eye distance on their website. Sport Rx prides itself on personalized service, offering glasses in styles for men, women and children — and every prescription is double-checked by opticians. Build your own dream glasses specifically tailored to your lifestyle at

The New Year heralds home improvement projects, and there’s nowhere better to find what you need for fixing-up and renovating than at At Ace Hardware you’ll find the DeWalt Heavy Duty 3/8 inch VSR Drill for rendering things around the apartment, house, or both, so much easier. Anyone who has struggled with the wrong tools, or inferior tools, knows all too well what a world of difference having a proper drill or hammer can be. Ace also carries tech products, gardening tools, BBQ gear, and numerous other items to make 2014 sweeter.

Carry this Gorilla Deluxe Backpack from futuristic + inventive, hip-hop inspired Sprayground around NYC to the gym, work, or while bicycling, and strangers will stop to ask you where you found it. We know this because we put it to the test, and people of all ages mysteriously gravitate to it and want to stroke it. So if you seek a one-of-a-kind backpack, visit Sprayground carries unique duffle bags, iPhone covers and key chains too.

If you need non-prescription sunglasses for filtering UV rays on the slopes, sealing deals at Sundance, or going incognito on the streets of NYC, Foster Grant is a classic brand and perennial celeb-favorite. Whether you prefer Brad Pitt-style aviators or the dark wrap-around style sunglasses often spotted on Hugh Jackman, you’ll find them and scores more at Order up, because you can never be too fantastic.

Originally published January 2014

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