Metro Man & Metro Home

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 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

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; 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


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

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 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;

Originally published September 2014
Leave a Comment
Become a BN NYC Subscriber

BN Shop


Currently Popular

Deal of the Day

Social Media

Latest News
  • Get Arty in Paris this April
  • Koons, Bowie, Velazquez. Catch the best of them all in Paris this month or go jump…horse jumping in the Grand Palais!

  • Vin Luxe wine aerator
  • Metro Home – Class Up Your Wine Time
  • Whether you’ve devoted half of your basement to a sommelier’s dream cellar or cleared out a cupboard above your fridge to house the odd bottle of Two Buck Chuck, you deserve to feel a little bit fancy when it’s time for a glass of wine. Here are a few affordable, user friendly products that will have your feeling <... >

  • Stadler Form heater-fan
  • Metro Home – A Breath of Fresh Air
  • After a long, crazy (for most of us … whoo) winter, spring is finally peeking around the corner. It’s dying to jump right in and give us some much-needed sandal weather, but winter isn’t quite through with us yet! While the seasons battle for control of our climate, here are a few great products to <... >

BN NYC Podcasts
  • self_tanning_featured
  • Self Tanning – Tips and Tricks
  • Our resident Beauty News NYC videographer, Haley Thompson, tackles self-tanning for bronze beauties this summer. Tune in to in to this latest How To primer for tips and tricks to dazzle like the sun.

Visit Fashion Industry Network