Hook and Albert Leather Garment Weekender Bag Review

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If you are a consultant, travel is a huge part of life, from the point challenges to the specific order you unload your pockets in the security line, to the way you pack. Traditional carry-ons, while easy to roll around, tend to wrinkle the crap out of your shirts and suits. That’s where a garment bag like this one from Hook and Albert comes in. This Garment Weekender unzips completely, allowing you to lay two suits and a couple of shirts flat, reducing wrinkles, and store a pair of shoes in the sides. The bag then zips back up into a weekender duffle shape, providing more room for your other items like underwear, socks, ties, etc. Plus, this weekender has easy access pockets on the outside for your electronics, and fits nicely into an overhead, so you don’t have to check it (God forbid). The leather construction keeps everything dry, and elevates the look. So if you’re tired of running a hot shower for 4 hours when you get to your hotel, only to have to iron anyway, a change in your luggage could do the trick.

Available on HookandAlbert.com for $595

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Shinola Harness Slim Bifold Leather Wallet Review

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via Nordstrom.com

Shinola is a company of quality, from their watches to their bikes to their wallets. This harness bifold wallet is handmade, individually serial numbered, and comes with space for 6 cards, cash, and two slide slots for business cards, plus the storied Shinola name on the outside and inside panel. This wallet is a new money statement. A statement that you make your own way, and you know about quality. Make an impact when you pay for lunch or tossing your personal items into the bin during your airport security check. Give your wealth the respect it deserves.

Available on Nordstrom.com for $195

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Hamilton American Classic Railroad Chronograph

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via Ashford.com

If you are new to the higher-end watch scene, or are at least looking to dip your toes in, Hamilton is a great place to start. Founded in Lancaster Pennsylvania in 1892, Hamilton manufactured the watches the kept the trains on time, and produced the US army standard-issue watch during WWII. While the American Classic railroad chronos are now produced in Switzerland, they are rooted in American culture. This self-winding Chronograph is a subtle statement piece for the office. The Hamilton name carries the weight you want, while the intricate design gives off the look of sophistication without being flashy, perfect for consultants, or B2B sales guys looking to impress clients and their coworkers.

Available on Ashford.com on sale (53% off) for $1,008

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Tumi Aviano Slim Brief

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via Tumi.com

This week’s theme is Business Accessories, and what better to kick it off with than every consultants’ favorite travel brand, Tumi. This Aviano Slim Briefcase is on the lower end of Tumi’s impressive line of briefcases, but that doesn’t mean it’s less useful, or less prestigious. This briefcase fits a 15” laptop, an iPad, a notebook, and all of your other daily essentials in a 2” wide form factor. While you likely can’t fit your lunch in this guy, you can put it over your roller handle so you aren’t carrying a bag and pulling luggage through the airport, leaving a free hand for your coffee.

Available on Tumi.com for $375

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Ion Audio Pathfinder II Speaker

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via Amazoncom

The x-factor that every good tailgate has is the music. Having the ability to provide good tunes, is the easiest way to provide good vibes. This wireless, rechargeable, waterproof speaker from Ion has two cup holders, a microphone for tailgate announcements, and usb charge port for the phone providing the tunes. The 100-watts of power and 100-hour battery life ensures you have the volume and capacity to be in full-party mode all day long.

Available on Amazon.com for $175

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Nike College Dri-fit Elite Hybrid Jacket

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via Nike.com

The only thing you can wear to any tailgate is your favorite team's branded gear. Anything less is basically sacrilege. This newly released Dri-fit Elite Hybrid jacket from Nike is a perfect addition to your game-day wardrobe. This long sleeve full-zip has a back vent to keep things cool when your get heated and two zipper pockets to hold your phone in your pocket when you jump up during that 86-yard touchdown run. It comes in a variety of teams' colors, complete with their logo on the chest, so if the Nittany Lions aren't your team, you should be able to find yours in the color selector. 

Available on Nike.com for $100

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UO Spin the Shot Game

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Tailgating in and of itself is a great excuse to down a few beers before it would normally be acceptable, so today's pick may not be necessary, but it is fun. This spin the shot game piece is a great punishment addition for any team-based tailgate game you play while you wait to see your college or NFL team play on the gridiron. All you need to bring is your favorite punishment liquor of choice. We suggest Jaeger because, gross.

Available on urbanoutfitters.com for $12

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Meater Wireless Thermometer Review

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Nothing is better than being in the shadow of your college stadium, the drinks are on ice, and meat is on the grill. That being said, cooking during a tailgate takes a lot of concentration. Old friends and new comers are stopping by constantly, saying thanks for the beer, trying to discuss this year's O-line, all while you are trying to not burn the burgers, steaks, or pieces of chicken on the grill. Quell your worries with this bluetooth-enabled meat thermometer by Meater. It connects to an app on your phone allowing you to monitor your meat from the cooler rather than slaving away over top of the grill.

Available on huckberry.com for $69

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Yeti Tundra 75 Cooler

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This week, we are celebrating the return of football season. To start off, what does every tailgate need, food and drinks, so our first pick is the necessary tool to keep them all fresh and cold. Few companies can take an industry that has been around for years and come in to establish brand dominance the way Yeti has with the cooler game. The Yeti Tundra 75 cooler is the perfect piece of support gear for the day-long tailgates. It's high-performance insulation keeps your stuff cold for days, the vortex drain in the base drains out ice melt to keep things dry, and the top is designed to stay open when unloading so you can finally grab more than 2 beers at a time without slamming the top on your wrists. This tundra 75 is about 3 feet wide, and over a foot deep, perfect for a couple cases and some food.

Available on Backcountry.com for $449

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Rag & Bone Fit 2 Chinos in Stone Review

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via bloomingdales.com

Listen, these will likely get the most attention from the aforementioned self-proclaimed fantasy fashion officer Brittany because we are still past Labor Day and these are pretty white. These are however, technically "Stone." So you can once again tell Brittany to lay off. While we have never seen a stone this white, it fits our criteria for the week, and these chinos are pretty great. There is a reason Rag & Bone has become the preferred "step up" from the J. Crew's and Banana's for many millennials. Quality, and fit. They made their way to popularity partially due to their chinos, and these are their most popular fit, in a color that you can wear all Spring, Summer, and Fall, making it well worth the investment. 

Available on bloomingdales.com for $225

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All Saints Medar Sweater Review

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While the temperature may still be a little high during the day, having a transition sweater on hand like this one from All Saints is a smart call. This cotton-acrylic blend super-loose knit sweater, is just the right amount of warm, and super soft. This is definitly a top layer piece for your late summer/early Fall nights outside whether you're sitting by a fire or drinking on a patio.

Available on AllSaints.com for $138

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Converse X Comme Des Garcon High Top Play Review

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While the tag technically says "white" they are really just white canvas, meaning they're just a bit warmer than true white. This Comme Des Garçon play on the classic converse high top is fun, playful, trendy, and different than what you'll find everywhere on the street. They will dirty a little fast, but that's totally fine, and expected. Don't baby these, just go out, have a good time, and see who notices. 

Available on Converse.com for $130

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J.Crew Slub Cotton Henley Review

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via factory.jcrew.com

Labor Day has come and passed, marking the unofficial end of summer. With that comes the start of the snarky comment "don't you know you can't wear white after Labor Day?" Thanks Brittany, we get it.

In order to quell Brittany's sass we have collected a few items that aren't technically white, but close so you can yell at Brittany "It's not technically white Brit, so back off I look good!" To kick us off, an oatmeal colored slub cotton henley from J.crew. This will be a Fall standard as a stand alone top or in a layer scheme. Pair with browns and black and greens and blues, and most other colors because it's oatmeal, but can basically function as white, Brittany.

Available on factory.jcrew.com for $19

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Adidas NMD Pink Five Panel Hat Review

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via Adidas.com

They say real men wear pink, and apparently Fridays have become hat days on WIAG. This Adidas NMD pink hat will top off this "from the feet up" streetwear selection week. The 5-panel is super comfy and stays on your head better than the classic "dad" hats, and is great for those who bike and wear helmets, as the brim sits low enough to accommodate most standard noggin protectors. Outside of it's functionality, this hat is different (think about the last time you saw a guy in a pink hat). If you have the confidence to pull this off, you deserve to wear it and wear it well. This goes with everything else from this week and can be added to any light or dark ensemble as a small statement piece. 

Available on Adidas.com for $14

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Levi's Trucker Jacket (StoneBridge Wash) Review

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via Levis.com

The jean jacket is a layer that you may not need now, but will come in handy in the next few weeks as the 90 degree days start to dissipate. The Levi's Trucker Jacket is a Fall staple, and one that should be in your closet. Paired with a plain or graphic t-shirt, a henley, a button down, even more denim, cotton chinos, shorts, you name it, this jacket can go with almost anything casual. So channel your inner, more hipster, James Dean and grab one of these and toss it on the next time you go to a bonfire or out to drinks when the Fall crisp starts to rear it's head.

Available on Levis.com for $90

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SaturdaysNYC White Orchid T-shirt Review

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via Saturdaysnyc.com

This kind of block graphic T-shirt has been growing in popularity for a while now. This "California desert hipster" look as we call it has been making it's way around the country at a very fast pace, with supreme, Gucci, and Louis-V hopping on the style train. The good news is, you don't have to pay $130 for a t-shirt. While $48 is still a bit steep, this one is worth it. The orchid graphic is different and a good size, with nothing extra on the back. It's clean and simple. It will go well with black, green, or maroon pants, jeans, shorts, and what ever sneaker you want. Snag it and pair it with your other summer staples.

Available on SaturdaysNYC.com for $48

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DSTLD Men's Skinny Selvedge Chino Pants in Charcoal Review

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via DSTLD.com

We've reviewed these before in the goods, but DSTLD has come out with another color: charcoal, and they look awesome. These paired with the Nike Huaraches we posted yesterday look killer together. These selvedge chinos are a little thicker than your cheap J.crew, or Banana chinos, but they will last longer. Just be sure to order a pair you can cuff at the bottom to show of the selvedge detail, that's the crucial selling point in these. That self-edged fabric flair is the tall tale sign of quality for pants, so show the people "in the know" that you're in the club too.

Available on DSTLD.com for $95

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Nike Air Huarache Drift SE Review

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via Nike.com

This week's theme is curb appeal, aka streetwear attire. SO it kick it off, lets go with an old staple: Nike Huaraches. While Nike Huarache's have been around since '91, they haven'y always looked like this. With an original inspiration from South American sandals and waterski boots, this once game-changing running shoe is now a street icon. The Huarache goes with pretty much all of your casual clothes and can be rocked on a weekday night out, or a weekend out and about. The cred is real, and this shoe looks real good. Pair with jeans, black, green, or maroon chinos, heck wear 'em with shorts and no shows, it all looks dope.

Available on Nike.com for $130

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Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Review

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via Huckberry.com

While this isn't what we would suggest you wear in the city, or to your local bar (unless you've already achieved that kind of outdoorsy dad status) this hat is pretty perfect for the rainy days on the trail. No one carries an umbrella while hiking, it's simply impractical, but then how do you keep your face mildly dry during a dirt trail downpour? This Seattle Sombrero is not only awesomely named, it is one of the highest reviewed rain and sun shelter dome-pieces on the market making it our top choice for those who say "screw it" to rain delays. So if you are going camping for a few days or just trail running on a day with 55% chance of showers, this hat is definitely worth packing.

Available on Huckberry.com for $60

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Everlane's The City Jacket

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via Everlane.com

Probably the most important piece of your rainy day get up. The city jacket from Everlane is made of 100% polyester, which is water resistant but that also means it's not very moisture wicking, so whiel this jacket doesn't breathe a whole lot, it does keep you dry. The hood and the zipper flap reduce the need for an umbrella if you don't feel like carrying one, and the wrist straps help keep your long sleeve from peaking out beyond the coat and your cuffs dry. Everlane is known to keep the price down, and this jacket is no different, as similar jackets from others manufactures sit in the $110-$280 range. 

Available on Everlane.com for $88

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