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Ever see the Seinfeld episode where George’s behemoth bi-fold wallet is so overstuffed it hurts his back? The wallet ultimately explodes, throwing his receipts all over the streets of Manhattan in typical George Costanza fashion. The latest minimalist wallet from GRID Wallet is essentially the exact opposite of George’s, which is a wonderful thing.
Forged from carbon fiber, its machined plates also offer RFID theft protection for the 12 cards it can house. It also features a money clip on the outside for cash and a thumb slot for straightforward removal of any card you need in a snap. As is always good advice in life, don’t be like George Costanza.
The 6mm thin GRID Wallet Forged Carbon is currently available for pre-order at a special price of $75, with shipping scheduled for August 25th.
AGV AX-8 DS EVO Grunge Helmet
Save $180: Showing off the fact a motorcycle helmet is made from carbon fiber with a clear coat of paint is nothing new. It’s a state of the art material, lightweight and generally expensive — it makes sense people would want to brag about it. Where the AGV AX-8 DS EVO Grunge Helmet is it’s made from a carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass composite, which sports tones of red,yellow and a purple hue. It’s not as glamorous as carbon fiber, but then again, it does channel ’90s grunge, so why would it be?— Bryan Campbell
Allen Edmonds Clearance Sale
Save Up to 50% Whether you pound the pavement in them every day or only have to suit up once in a while, a great pair of dress shoes is a worthy investment — and one that every man should make. And right now, Allen Edmonds is offering an additional 20 percent off a selection of footwear that’s already discounted.— Justin Fenner
J.Crew’s Back to Campus Sale
Take 30% off new products Even if you’re not going back to school this fall, you can still take advantage of the annual retail holiday’s deals. Case in point: Right now, our friends at J.Crew are offering 30 percent off a wide variety of their full-priced wares, including recently released products. Whatever you add to your cart, be sure to enter the code FRESHSTART at checkout to make sure you get this deal.— Justin Fenner
This Bundle Includes My Favorite New Wallet
Save 21%: There’s something about a wallet that makes us hang onto it. It can be overly drawn-out — sometimes we outgrow our billfolds (there is a point when Velcro doesn’t pass), and sometimes we outlive them (excessive rips and tears don’t count as patina).
I recently came up against a point of transition with my wallet. It was a leather bifold that I’ve carried since high school (I bought it from Brooks Brothers using store credit earned after exchanging some less-flattering sweaters given to me by my grandmother), and it was well-worn but still in good shape. My issue with it was that it had become cumbersome, and removing even a single business card would throw the tension of its sleeves out of whack, causing the rest of the contents to fall out too. It was time to start over.
If I was going to abandon my old standby along with the shine, flexibility and soft feel earned over years of use, I was going to do two things — one, buy a worthy replacement made with quality materials and two, slim it down. It forced me to reevaluate all the random mementos I uselessly carried every day: stickers, membership cards, receipts. I was reluctant to approach this task, so I decided to pick the wallet first and let its capacity dictate what to keep and what to go without.
I landed on Bellroy’s Slim Sleeve wallet. I’ll spoil the end of the story by admitting that I’m obsessed with the damn thing and wish that I had discovered it years ago. It’s nearly a third of the size of my old wallet and easily holds everything (license, credit cards, Metrocard) that I use frequently, and still some that I don’t. I don’t have to fight my jeans to remove it from a pocket, and no chiropractor will diagnose any future back issues I may encounter as a result of it being on my person. I’m confident that when mine wears out, I’ll pick up another.
If your wallet is tattered, or just too large, give the Slim Sleeve your consideration. It’s currently on sale at Huckberry in a bundle with an equally-slim key organizer for 21 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Definitive Technology Sound Bar
Save 40%:Definitive Technology’s W Studio Micro is a terrific soundbar-and-subwoofer combo. It works with virtually any TV out there. It sounds great, featuring three 1-inch aluminum dome tweeters and four 1- by 3-inch mid-range drivers. And its wireless subwoofer adds the extra bass you’d want while watching a Christopher McQuarrie flick. All told, you’re getting the kind of sound you’d expect from high-end speakers in a package that’s compact enough to virtually disappear beneath your TV.
Usually sold for $899, the W Studio Micro is currently backordered on Definitive Technology’s website, but you can find the 3.1 system on Amazon for just $499. If you’re in the market for a great home theater system, this one is on the cheap. — Andy Frakes
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $50: The Bose QuietComfort 35 IIs are some of the best wireless, noise-canceling headphones you can buy. If you’d like to learn more about them, you can read our review — here – but there’s a good chance that you already know all about them. If that’s the case, here’s a tidbit that you didn’t know: you can buy the QC35 IIs on Amazon, in black or silver models, for $299 — that’s $50 off the regular $349 MSRP.
Anker Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Wall Charger
Save 74%: Amazon just drastically dropped the price of one of my favorite gadgets: Anker’s little dual-port wall charger. Normally $70, it’s now just $18. I have one of these in my apartment and it’s just super convenient – it allows me to charge my iPhone and iPad (or Nintendo Switch) at the same time, and I don’t waste an outlet on a second wall adapter. If you have multiple devices and find that you also have to decide which of the two you’d rather have charged, this wall adapter simply eliminates that dilemma. Plus it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, so it’s going to charge your smaller devices (smartphone, tablet, etc.) as fast as possible.
Vault by Vans Italian Leather Sneakers
Save 50%: Vault by Vans takes your favorite styles from the brand and reimagines them with premium materials and unique collaborations. Recently, the sub-brand gave the Old Skool and Sk8-Hi sneakers an upgrade with Italian leather uppers in a range of colors. The silhouettes are the same and the iconic waffle soles are the same, but the canvas upper is swapped for a more luxurious component. Now at Need Supply, you can save 50 percent on this limited-edition release. The classic styles are a serious upgrade to their canvas counterparts and cost just over $60, putting them just at, or under, the price of their canvas counterparts. — John Zientek
Benchmade Mini Griptilian Pocket Knife
Save 20%: You’ve probably come into contact with Benchmade’s Griptilian before, even if you haven’t been aware of it. Benchmade is easily one of the best-respected knife manufacturers in operation, and its simple drop-point folder is one of its most established blades. Originally designed by custom maker Mel Pardue, the Griptilian has since expanded into a family of practical pocket knives that can be configured with various blade shapes, finishes, types of steels, handle materials and colors.
The Mini Griptilian is the more pocket-friendly version of Pardue and Benchmade’s classic. It’s modified drop-point blade features two thumb studs for assisted opening and is just under three inches in length. It features Benchmade’s AXIS locking mechanism and a pocket clip that can be realigned for left or right carry. It’s a slightly smaller version that stands up to the reputation of the original, and it’s currently on sale for 20 percent off at Backcountry — use the code CAMPCLIMB20 at checkout. — Tanner Bowden
S’well Water Bottle Sale
Save 20%: S’well makes some of the most beautifully designed water bottles in the marketplace. A high grade 18/8 stainless steel exterior is decorated in a variety of styles sure to please every single person in your family — and convince them to stop using plastic water bottles. The triple insulated ThermaSwell insulation keeps water cold for up to 24 hours and coffee hot for up to 12 hours, all without breaking a sweat. Just in time for a September refresh (or back to school if the kids are gearing up for that), 13 different patterns and styles are on sale for 20 percent off. Pick up a 17-ounce bottle for just $28 in a cool marble, marine blue or a woodgrain contrast with a solid blue color. It’s the perfect time to upgrade to one of these top-performing water bottles. — Meg Lappe
J Brand Jeans
Save up to 55%: Temperatures in Death Valley are the hottest ever recorded on Earth, and other parts of the country aren’t faring much better. With temperatures like these, cool weather clothing is probably the last thing on your mind, but the extreme weather will take a turn the other direction in coming months. To prepare for a drop into cooler weather, invest in a versatile fall staple like denim. If you’re in need of a new pair of jeans, you can save up to 55 percent on American-made jeans from J Brand at East Dane. Available in a range of sizes and both black and blue colorways, they’re a smart addition to any wardrobe and won’t break the bank at $89. — John Zientek
J. Crew Factory Clearance Sale
Save Up to 80%>There are clothing outlets that retail products at reasonable price points up front, there are clothing outlets that you should almost certainly wait for a sale on and there are clothing outlets like J. Crew Factory, at which you should wait for a sale piled on top of another sale. Today, one of these double sales is here — using code PARTY in the promo code box at checkout slices an extra 60 percent off anything on the site’s clearance page. As of posting, loads of t-shirts, button downs, swim trunks and much more are still available in most colors and sizes. — Will Price