Last week we brought you an editorial shopping guide for women. Here now is our guide for male readers, filled with products we love for staying active, eating well, and leading a healthy lifestyle — both physically and mentally.
If you’ve made the New Year’s resolution to eat better in 2017, January is a time for re-assessing the contents of your pantry and refrigerator. It can be hard to eat healthy on a hectic schedule; reaching for pre-packaged, frozen foods is mindless and easy. But Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef behind the highly publicized “Food Revolution” to make healthy food available to everyone, brings us a new cookbook filled with clean, accessible, low-maintenance recipes.
“I want this book to be a gateway to a more understanding and open relationship with food, as something to feed, fuel, fix, and nourish you, but also as medicine,” writes Oliver in the intro. With recipes like “Magic Poached Egg, Smashed Avo & Seeded Toast”, “Figgy Banana Bread, Blood Orange & Nut Butter”, and “Healthy Cheese & Corn Pancakes, Smoky Bacon & Caramelized Banana”, this cookbook will have you well on your way to mindful eating in 2017.
Malin + Goetz is a family-owned, family-operated apothecary that launched in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in 2004. Matthew Malin, who suffers from several skin ailments—rosacea, eczema, seborrhea, fragrance allergies, and dry skin—teamed up with Andrew Goetz to create a line of products that would be gentle but effective.
After the parties, cocktails, and endless confectionaries of the holidays, your skin could no doubt use a little rejuvenation! Think Betty Ford Clinic…for your face.
Many New Year’s resolutions include hitting the gym. Convenience is key to keeping on track, so why not invest in a stylish bag to tote all your gear to the office and to the gym. The Adidas Copa Icon bag is a stylish yet durable rugged bag with a breathable shoe compartment.
Billed as a soccer bag but great for any gym rat, this roomy duffel features a main compartment with an oversize opening, as well as a ventilated pocket that keeps your cleats fresh. The bag is made of durable nylon and includes an adjustable shoulder strap for easy transport.
Shorter days might mean less sun, but that doesn’t mean we get a reprieve from harmful UV rays. If you’re an adventurer at heart, with a love of winter hiking or mountaineering, it’s important to keep your eyes protected.
Roka is looking to break down the division between lifestyle and performance. The Dallas-based company that gained a following making wetsuits for triathletes has just launched three new makes with serious style and technical chops. The first of the collection is the Phantom, a pair of aviators with a titanium frame and Zeiss lenses coated to prevent fog, scratches, reflectance, spotting, and fingerprints. Weighing only 20 grams, these are great for any occasion. The other two pairs are the Kona and the Vendée, which are ’50s- and Wayfarer-inspired, for the more trendy man. Like the Roka line of goggles, all of their sunglasses come in a variety of tints with varying degrees of light transmission.
Sure, we can stay fit in winter by hitting the gym or making use of indoor treadmills, but why hide from the elements when we can thrive in them?
The FEIT brand, known for its strict set of design and manufacturing principles, makes all their products by hand and with natural materials. Knowing that operating fewer machines reduces the energy consumption and environmental impact of our supply chain / production process, they deliver an integral product for the modern explorer.
The FEIT Military Hiker draws inspiration from the military trench boot. It features a dual material suede and leather design. The one-piece upper is flexible and hugs the foot due to its narrow shaft, while the collar and toe are lined with leather to provide extra durability. The hand sewn Goodyear construction, gusseted tongue, and rugged Vibram® Gumlite outsole make it water-resistant and grounding for the wearer, no matter the environment.
We must not forget the tender tootsies. January can be bleak, but a little kitsch can go a long way in making us smile, and STANCE makes wonderful printed socks to brighten any mood. New out this holiday season was the Star Wars collection, which included the Light Side 6 pack box set created for the ultimate Star Wars fan. Its graphics include Yoda, Obi-Wan, Carbonite, C3PO x Chewie, R2D2, and X-Pilot. Each sock is made from a heavy weight, luxury cotton and features deep heel pockets, seamless toe closures, and athletic ribbing to keep your socks in place all day.
The brand has also just launched Stance Canvas, their first ever fully customizable, sock printing experience.
As we are all still waiting for the sun to rise earlier in the morning, this little stunner helps us with the dreary morning routine. Spinn is the world’s first bean-to-cup coffee maker that can make a single serve espresso, lungo, Americano, carafe of coffee, and more. It roasts, grinds, and percolates in this all-in-one, wi-fi connected device with a small footprint and attractive design. With their smart app, you can even set it to tell you to order more beans.
Unfortunately, many of us are confined to a desk for eight hours a day. This has been proven to drastically affect our general well being. The Cubii was invented out of necessity by three University of Chicago graduates in their early 20s. Constrained with limited desk exercise solutions in their own workplace, they decided to leave their jobs and create their own office wellness product.
And for those who would like to stand at their desk, the Nomad is the chicest standing desk on the market. Scandinavian-designed and made of 100% solid birch wood, it has nine different height settings to fit any man’s stature.
Hydrating is important, but carrying a water bottle with us constantly can be cumbersome; the standard cylindrical shape takes up a lot of space in a bag and doesn’t exactly slip into a pocket. The alternative to that––constantly purchasing bottled water––is a pricey habit, and it also isn’t great for the environment.
The A5 memobottle™ reimagines the traditional, inconvenient shape of water bottles and the result is a slim, attractive receptacle that fits in a bag as easily as a notebook or a smartphone. It is made from BPA-free, cradle-to-cradle certified plastic. And with two size options, this innovative product will keep you hydrated all winter long.