By Kim Taylor
As summer winds down, we’ve collected products for a summer-to-fall transition that will stand the test of time on the beach, in the boardroom and beyond.
If you’re a big & tall guy, regular bodyboards aren’t quite substantial enough for riding waves. Problem now officially solved with the Morey Big Kahuna 44” Bodyboard in various colors at http://www.eBodyBoarding.com. True surfers, body-boarders and beach lovers know that the waves continue to enthrall well past Labor Day at Montauk, Long Beach, the Jersey Shore, Cape May and elsewhere, so get on the big board. You’ll find dozens of different types of boards, swim apparel, wet suits, swim fins and much more at eBodyBoarding.com.
Bison Made leather goods are the type of well-crafted items that last for years because they’re hand-made in the U.S. with the finest, softest leather without glue or plastic. The heirloom quality wallets, business card holders, razor strop and bracelets are perfect gifts for everyone and beautifully presented. Check their entire line out at http://www.bisonmade.com; you can also find Bison Made products at the Labels, Custom Shaving and the No Cargo stores in NYC.
Luchiano Visconti lends continental flair and color to your fall wardrobe with Italian styling and an array of wardrobe options at reasonable prices. For work and weekends, find dozens of high quality, finely detailed shirts, sweaters, polo shirts, vests, pants, jackets and more at http://www.luchianoviscontio.com.
For those who are active in extreme weather outdoors (or simply want an added layer) super.natural is an active lifestyle apparel brand from Europe that’s new to the U.S. this fall – and it melds the cutting edge technology of synthetic fibers with the benefits of merino wool. The result is soft, comfortable clothing that will keep you warm and dry as you exercise. What’s more, their wicking fibers combat odor, thermo regulation helps you avoid overheating or cooling too rapidly, and this apparel is quick drying and durable. Order various layers and read more about the line at http://www.sn-supernatural.com.
Whether you’re riding the waves, biking, golfing, hiking, hitting the gym or simply traveling to work, you’ll want the Eco Vessel Boulder Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle on hand because it’s incredibly useful: it keeps contents cold for 36 hours or hot for 8 hours, it’s stylish, durable, reusable, it has a removable tea strainer/ice dam, a wide mouth for ice, a leak-proof top and a carrying handle. Find it at http://www.ecovessel.com along with other environment-friendly and innovative products — including their collapsible silicone Smashbox Single Compartment Container for snacks and lunches at the office or on the run (with a convenient built in spork).
If you’ve ever wondered what deuce point, quiz room, ramp tramp, housecat, head shed, junk on the bunk, or old shaky means, then the book Vietnam War Slang: A Dictionary on Historical Principles (Routledge) is for you. Colorful, raw and insightful, this book is a veritable portal to the unique Vietnam experience though language; http://www.routledge.com.