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Producer Kato Shows Off the ‘Fit He Rocks in the Studio

Since the genre’s inception, hip-hop and fashion have been inextricably linked. Rappers and producers are trendsetters. Where would Adidas be without their iconic collaboration with RUN-DMC? Streetwear isn’t only dynamic, but increasingly global. You can’t possibly keep your finger on the pulse of contemporary streetwear by simply shopping at American retailers.

Luckily, JD Sports is finally available in the U.S., and—through their Global Access program—is offering exclusive gear you can’t find anywhere else. We partnered with legendary producer Kato to showcase how he rocks some of the freshest JD Sports clothing and shoes in the studio to demonstrate the full style possibilities available to the modern sneakerhead.

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From fly Nike T-shirts to Global Access exclusives like the Air Max 97, you can’t possibly make beats without getting a fresh ‘fit off. Air Maxes are also immensely comfortable for long studio sessions, making them a great pair of sneakers for artists and fans alike.

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https://www.jdsports.com/store/product/mens-nike-air-max-97-casual-shoes/prod2770629?styleId=DH4092&colorId=001
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Between the cozy Nike sweats and Air Max 97s, Kato shows off a timeless ‘fit that you can wear at home, in the studio or on the town. With JD Sports, the possibilities are endless.

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The 20 Best Beanies For Men That Are Perfect For Any Outfit

Beanie season is always on and with the impact of the winter months still ever-present you’re going to need something new to cover that noggin. From high-end options to budget-friendly picks there’s an endless list of toques, beanies, and winter hats to choose from. We did the hard part for you and identified the 20 best beanies for men right now. 

1. WTAPS Beanie 02
WTAPS

Like so many Japanese streetwear heavyweights WTAP (double taps) stands as one of the stronger brands out right now. Their beige beanie 02 features a simple patch logo on the front with a minimalist knitted style that replaces frills for super high-quality wool.

Buy Now: $89
https://www.endclothing.com/us/wtaps-beanie-02-202madt-ht02-bg.html
2. Noah x Depeche Mode Rose Beanie
Noah

As part of the Depeche Mode “Violator” capsule collection, New York-based streetwear brand, Noah, delivered a simplistic, ribbed beanie with an embroidered rose graphic. Noah’s headwear is some of the most coveted in the game, this one comes sans Noah logo, for real fans of the brand and Depeche Mode.

Buy Now: $30
https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/product/noah/black-depeche-mode-rose-beanie/4954901
3. Arc’teryx Diplomat Toque
Arc’teryx

Arc’teryx is a serious outdoors brand, you can tell by the way they use “toque” instead of “beanie.” They’re known for their jackets but this merino wool toque is a much cozier way to stay warm on the slopes.

Buy Now: $40
https://www.backcountry.com/arc-teryx-diplomat-toque?CMP_SKU=ARC00DI&MER=0406&skid=ARC00DI-BK-ONESIZ&avad=264037_b1fcfaa69&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=gearmoose.com&utm_campaign=Custom+Link&utm_term=content
4. Nike SB Fisherman Beanie
Nike

Nike SB’s fisherman beanie is a simple take on the ribbed silhouette that takes on a classic and timeless black and white color scheme as dependable and OG as their simple skate-inspired beanie.

Buy Now: $20
https://www.tactics.com/nike-sb/fisherman-beanie/black-white
5. The North Face Logo Box Cuffed Beanie
The North Face

TNF has some real fans out there and like most outdoor brands their jackets take center stage but don’t count out their logo box beanie, another simple approach to the rib-knit hat features a soft yarn construction for upgraded comfort, style, and stretch.

Buy Now: $30
https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/tnf-8482;-logo-box-cuffed-beanie-nf0a3fjx?from=subCat&variationId=L4U&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=freeshopping&utm_term=The+North+Face+TNF+Logo+Box+Cuffed+Beanie+Hat:+Navy&utm_content=ecomm
6. Awake NY Old English Logo Beanie
Awake NY

Awake’s another NY-based brand that should be on your “Streetwear brand to watch” list but if they’re not break out that list and add them. They’re slowly making their mark on the scene, mostly in part to their funky logo stylings, this Old English beanie is a classic Awake NY piece that features both acrylic and embroidery.

Buy Now: $42
https://awakenyclothing.com/products/old-english-logo-beanie?variant=31831743823945
7. Supreme Overdyed Beanie
Supreme

Supreme is supreme, simple as that. You love them, hate them, fill your closet with their clothes and try to turn a profit on Grailed when you grow out of it. They’re known for just about anything you can get attention for and their overdyed white beanie just POPS so hard with that small, red, bogo tag on the front. It’s from 2020 so it’s not really a collector’s item just quite yet but still one of their better offerings from that season.

Buy Now: $132
https://stockx.com/supreme-overdyed-beanie-ss20-white
8. Only NY Alpine Games Beanie
Only NY

Only NY is another heavyweight of NY’s streetwear scene holding down the “Skate Dad” aesthetic all the way from the Lower East Side’s Stanton St. (Real ones know). Their alpine games beanie is a classic gauge knit with an acrylic graphic right across the front.

Buy Now: $14
https://onlyny.com/collections/headwear/products/alpine-games-beanie?variant=32925833560148
9. Stone Island Patch Logo Beanie
Stone Island

Step your beanie game with heightened Italian craftsmanship and a dash of luxury. Its price point is on the higher end but this pure wool, ribbed beanie comes decked out with the brand’s compass patch logo decoration so you get it.

Buy Now: $145
https://www.endclothing.com/us/stone-island-patch-logo-beanie-hat-7315n10b5-v0011.html?173=one-size&utm_source=google_surfaces&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_surface_us
10. Palace London Beanie
Palace London

Take the road less traveled with your streetwear beanie and go for the IYKYK Palace London beanie. The hyped brand is a streetwear icon with its inside jokes, direct marijuana references, and all-around “cool skate punk” aesthetic. This knit headpiece comes with a plastered acrylic knit logo on the top and embroidery on the brim, reminding onlookers of Palace’s origin.

Buy Now: $72
https://stockx.com/palace-london-beanie-black?country=US&currencyCode=USD
11. Carhartt A18 Watch Hat
Carhartt

We all know a guy with the orange Carhartt beanie, but don’t let some kid who just moved to Bushwick set the culture for Carhartt. Their blue-collar ethos sets the standard high for workwear and their A18 watch hat is another great example. This acrylic beanie fits snugly and features a tight-knit to keep your noggin warm whether you’re a fan of true craftsmanship or on call for the early morning construction crew.

Buy Now: $17
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/carhartt-a18-watch-hat-15cttmcrylcwtchcpapa/15cttmcrylcwtchcpapa?sku=17030266
12. Banana Republic Donegal Beanie
Banana Republic

The Donegal beanie takes on a humble Irish fishing village vibe with a ribbed knit and speckled green color scheme. It’s also got the low-key energy of  Banana Republic’s refusal to outwardly brand their items.

Buy Now: $37
https://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=655440022&vid=1#pdp-page-content
13. Uniqlo RIbbed Beanie
Uniqlo

If simplicity is your game then look no further than the Uniqlo Ribbed Beanie. This soft, ribbed knit hat is perfect for just about anyone, another great example of Uniqlo’s everyman aesthetic of providing staples for everyone at prices you just won’t see anywhere else for this quality.

Buy Now: $15
https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ribbed-beanie-433774.html?dwvar_433774_color=COL03&cgid=#q=beanie&lang=default&start=1
14. Wolf & Badger Upcycled and Recycled Plastic Beanie
Wolf & Badger

Although this hat contains plastic you can’t even tell, I promise. The hat features recycled plastic bottles and upcycled wool making for a comfortable and cozy blend. It’s a hat you can spend a little more on but feel good while you’re wearing it. Talk about using your head to save the environment.

Buy Now: $71
https://www.wolfandbadger.com/us/upcycled-wool-beanie-beige/?result_index=10&query_id=b0b2bdf16f717eb9589edb9fddccc729
15. Patagonia Wool Pom Beanie
Patagonia

Patagonia’s the must-have outerwear brand you’ve already heard of but their headwear is seriously slept on. Their Wool Pom beanie is a great example with ‘gonias environmental ethos front and center – their products contain 68% recycled material. The Wool Pom brim flips down for a longer beanie look and cuffs nicely for a smaller silhouette.

16. Lacoste Ribbed Wool Beanie
Lacoste

Lacoste’s ribbed wool beanie is a cold-weather essential. Their chic and casual style comes across with their simple gray color scheme and embroidered crocodile logo that really pops in their signature green color. The hat is made from 100% wool.

Buy Now: $45
https://www.lacoste.com/us/lacoste/accessories/men/caps-hats/men-s-ribbed-wool-beanie/193869487270.html
17. Burton Gringo Beanie
Burton

Burton’s Gringo beanie is made from a snug acrylic yarn knit. Their aesthetic leans towards snowboarders but the leather logo patch on the front is a clean and stylish look for any outfit.

Buy Now: $27
https://www.burton.com/us/en/p/burton-gringo-beanie/W21-105101.html?cgid=mens-hats-beanies
18. Acne Studios Beanie
Acne Studios

Step your game up with this designer beanie from Swedish fashion house Acne Studios. Even though you might be more inclined to go for their denim, rock the brand on your dome too with their 100% wool beanie. The simple design is a great high-end accessory and their straight-faced emblem patch on the front brings the concept to the next level.

Buy Now: $150
https://www.24s.com/en-us/beanie-acne-studios_ACNHK4HP?defaultSku=ACNHK4HPBCKZZZZZ00&color=Black&lgw_code=4181-ACNHK4HPBCKZZZZZ00&gclid=Cj0KCQiA0-6ABhDMARIsAFVdQv9Qpe3PCkxC3QcqregedHwPvzrY_cFEpHXIBntEu1_51Ws1UqYTxSYaAm-7EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
19. Polo Ralph Lauren Holiday Bear Wool Beanie
Polo Ralph Lauren

The Polo Bear is an icon in its own right and if you don’t own one of their iconic sweaters there’s still hope! The holiday bear is front and center on this wool beanie, a perfect accessory for the Lo-life in your life.

Buy Now: $98
https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/product/polo-ralph-lauren-holiday-bear-wool-beanie-0400013078387.html?site_refer=CSE_GGLPLA:Mens_Clothing+Accessories:Polo+Ralph+Lauren&country=US&currency=USD&CSE_CID=G_Saks_PLA_US_Men%27s+Accessories:Hats&gclid=Cj0KCQiA0-6ABhDMARIsAFVdQv_5mpd-xMsnMfv8Gl4QEhldEblJWMaRx-UrADDkXuykypxAFP0HPpIaAp-WEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
20. Stussy Basic Cuff Beanie
Stussy

Stussy’s beanie is another great staple piece of headwear. Their acrylic cuffed beanie has a great fit and features the classic Stussy logo in white on the front.

Buy Now: $40
https://www.stussy.com/products/basic-cuff-beanie-2?glCountry=US&glCurrency=USD&gclid=Cj0KCQiA0-6ABhDMARIsAFVdQv8DCYuNYPlj4TfYuZf8V5kaxjFCD20R5QBuP9Vk3bF7PLJ5_jSK2DAaAkGqEALw_wcB
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These Are The 16 Best NFL Jerseys, Ranked

The NFL season may be coming to a close, but it is never too late to cop your favorite team’s jersey. Here at ONE37pm, we are giving our take on some of the best and worst NFL Jerseys. We already know that you will agree with all of our choices, so there is absolutely no need to debate us on this one. 

Jokes aside, this isn’t a power ranking based on the team’s overall record—we based our picks solely on the aesthetics and creativity of each team’s jersey combinations. Some organizations have gotten the memo to update their threads, while others still need some work.

16. ‘Cleveland Browns’
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Cleveland Browns

This is an editor’s pick, and I am putting the Browns on here whether you like it or not. Now to be fair, Cleveland did update their uniforms this past season, but in all honesty, they didn’t really change too much from the 2015 edition. The update was simple and reflected not only the Browns culture but also Cleveland’s scenery and environment. In Ohio (especially Cleveland), we tend to wear a lot of Fall colors (even in different seasons), and Ohioans are known for wearing jerseys regularly. The Browns did a great job of keeping their fans in mind with these designs. 

Not too shabby overall, plus it didn’t hurt that the Cleveland Browns had their best season in a long time, making the playoffs for the first time in 18 years.

15. Atlanta Falcons
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Atlanta Falcons

Don’t start! No negativity will be allowed when discussing the Falcons’ uniforms. 

You can say what you want about their record, but there is no denying the fact that the ‘Dirty Birds’ have some of the freshest uniforms in the league. They give you versatility with the red, black, and white, and the uniforms catch your eye not only on television but in person as well. The Falcons threads almost look unreal, and they compliment the black helmets nicely.

14. Jacksonville Jaguars
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Andrew Wingard of the Jacksonville Jaguars

Sorry Jaguars fans, but these unis are the three Bs: bland, boring, and blah. These jerseys just feel outdated, and there is nothing about them that captures your attention. The color scheme is cool, but the overall design makes the uniforms look more like a t-shirt as opposed to a jersey. Make no mistake, these are definitely better than the 2013-2018 look, but where are the mixtures? You have to experiment! The helmets are dope though.

13. San Francisco 49ers
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San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers are probably the most experimental team in the NFL when it comes to their uniforms. They aren’t afraid to try different colors and mixtures. The black and red alternates are always a nice surprise whenever they wear them, and the red x gold combo is rich and vibrant. The white unis could be reworked—they could try replacing the red stripes with yellow to compliment the pants. Other than that, the 49ers’ uniforms are a hit.

12. Los Angeles Chargers
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Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers were another team that got a new set of uniforms for the 2020 season, and they lived up to the anticipation. The Chargers gave us six new combinations, and every single one of them were a thing of beauty. The powder blue jerseys are a nice baby blue color pattern pairable with either the white or yellow pants. While not the most dynamic of the bunch, the white jerseys get the job done. The royal blue Color Rush is gorgeous, and so is the navy blue. If you are going to move to Los Angeles, you have to look the part, and these new uniforms are L.A. to the fullest.

11. Arizona Cardinals
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Arizona Cardinals

It appears that the Arizona Cardinals live by the motto ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ While technically not broken, the Cardinals could actually fix it up just a little bit. The Cards haven’t really changed much over the past 20 years, and they should consider updating their uniforms to look more modern. The helmets and facemasks need to be revamped, and the stripes are awkward and misplaced as well. Come on, Arizona! Switch it up a bit! Live life on the edge!

10. ‘New England Patriots’
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Sony Michel of the New England Patriots

The Patriots may be a little upset that Tom Brady is taking another team to the Super Bowl, but perhaps they can find solace at the fact that their uniforms are absolutely sick. These threads are quite possibly the best the Patriots have ever had. While the blue unis work well, it is the white that stands out the most. The thick shoulder stripes were a much-needed improvement, so this change was a good call by the Patriots organization.

9. Seattle Seahawks
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Seattle Seahawks

Some like these threads, some don’t. The bold neon green was a daring decision but a solid move in our decision. The Seahawks uniforms are very ‘university’ like, but that is absolutely okay because Seattle itself is very much a tourist university-like city. The rest of Seattle’s combos are great, and reworking these jerseys have proven to be a lucrative move, as they are amongst the NFL’s best-sellers thanks to Russell Wilson. 

8. Chicago Bears
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Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have one of those classic uniforms that will never go out of style; traditional yet simple. Chicago does a decent job at giving three very different looks that still remain true to their team colors and the overall style while mixing the new with the old. Now the Bears have received some criticism for looking too ‘retro’, and because we have gotten on other teams for their outdated jerseys, we have to admit that is a fair critique. The NFL seems to be heading towards a futuristic look, and the Bears could stand to make some improvements, but those changes could easily be made with their next update.

7. Buffalo Bills
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Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills do red, white, and blue better than any other team in the NFL (and that includes the Patriots). The Bills uniforms always look crisp, and that is because Buffalo has never been afraid to experiment with color schemes and patterns. The spacing between the names and Jersey numbers is perfect, and so is the font size. Buffalo has the right idea, and more teams should pull from them.

6. New York Jets
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New York Jets

Jets fans already deal with a lot of emotional turbulence, so we won’t say their previous uniforms were ugly—instead, we’ll use the term ‘visually unappealing.’ 

The Jets were in desperate need of a new uniform set and delivered with this latest update. Lighter colors tend to bode well in the NFL, and the Jets made a sharp move with the decision to go with a brighter green color for their home jerseys. The all-black color scheme for the alternate jerseys works well with their helmets and looks pretty dope on the field. These color combos are nice, and the Jets can probably skip the 2024 update if they wish.

5. Minnesota Vikings
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Minnesota Vikings

Purple and gold is always a good blend, and while some may believe that these current uniforms could be better, they are certainly an upgrade from their previous editions. Solid matte threads are tricky—they looked great several years ago, but are now beginning to look old-fashioned. The solid purple helmets are awesome, but Minnesota should consider changing the font and stripe design. It makes the uniform look very 2010 as opposed to 2021. This might be a bold suggestion, but it wouldn’t hurt to add more yellow (or even make the entire jersey yellow with purple and white mixtures). The Lakers did it beautifully, so it can be done.

4. Pittsburgh Steelers
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Pittsburgh Steelers

This may be a hot take, but the Steelers could make a case for having the best uniform selections in the league. Their standard black and yellow jerseys have aged well, and the all-black is a sick look. The color-combination is a banger, and the Steelers have come a long way since those terrible bumblebee uniforms.

3. Green Bay Packers
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Green Bay Packers

Consistency is key, and Green Bay always has great uniforms. Understanding the importance of placement and aesthetics, the Packers have a color scheme that works. Pants are a key element in making any Jersey standouts, and the white Color Rush pants with green x yellow sandwich stripes were an excellent addition to the Packers lineup. Those pants go with both their home and away jerseys, giving the team two totally different looks. The solid green jerseys remain a classic, and the Packers are one of the few teams in the NFL that can get away with not making major uniform changes.

2. New Orleans Saints
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You can never go wrong with the classics. The white and gold threads are a timeless look that will always work for the Saints and their fans, and the same could be said for their all-black unis. The only real complaint is that the Saints are a little too ‘safe’ with their jersey choices. It wouldn’t hurt to see more gold incorporated into the design or even a solid gold jersey with black and white stripes. The Saints still have one of the best Jerseys in the league though.

1. Las Vegas Raiders
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The Raiders jerseys are as close to perfection as possible. Their silver-and-black combination is basic, but it works so well. The Raiders have barely touched their color scheme (even dating back to Oakland and Los Angeles), and they likely won’t have to as their jerseys rank in the top five every single year. The unwillingness to change may not work for other teams, but it seems to work for the Raiders.

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The 20 Best Suede Shoes to Add to Your Collection

As you all may know, anything suede can be a tricky thing to deal with. On the outside, clothes and shoes made with suede fabric can look beautiful, but those items also require a lot of maintenance (more so than other fabrics.) For that reason alone, many people get deterred from buying items with a suede material, and I understand why. It’s almost like playing Russian Roulette with fashion, but in my opinion, the gamble is totally worth it. 

As we get deeper into the winter season, it may be worth a shot to invest in a nice new pair of suede shoes. Below is a list of the 20 best suede shoes that you can add to your wardrobe.

20. ‘Puma Suede Classic +’
Puma
Puma Suede Classics

Release Date: 1973

I’ll start with these because I recently purchased a pair. Puma has always been one of my go-to places to buy suede sneakers because they are great quality while still being relatively inexpensive. These shoes are also incredibly comfy and the neutral colors provide versatility that can coordinate with any outfit. The suede classics have been around for decades, and you can never go wrong with having them in your closet.

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https://us.puma.com/en/us/pd/suede-classic%2B-womens-sneakers/372093.html?dwvar_372093_color=01
19. ‘Cole Haan Suede Derbys’
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Cole Haan Suede Derby’s

Release Date: Unknown

For the fellas, the ‘Derbys’ are a solid shoe to add to your lineup. They have firm cushioning, combination leather, and rubber outsoles. The deep brown color gives the shoe a classy appearance making them great for the workplace, date nights, and upscale events.

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https://www.menswearhouse.com/p/cole-haan-feathercraft-brown-suede-derbys-41K703?channel=PLA&brand=TMW&source=google&medium=cpc&campaign=8511451339&adgroup_id=86148392613&keyword=pla-1068905835357&content=TMW/MW40_41K7_03_COLE_HAAN_DARK_BROWN_MAIN&match_t
18. ‘Barstyn Bootie’
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Barstyn Bootie

Release Date: Unknown

I actually own the non-suede version of these shoes. I am a fan of the ‘Barstyn Booties’ because design and ankle support has always been an important factor for me when buying a shoe. The suede upper and low block heel means these shoes can be dressed either up or down depending on your outfit for the day.

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https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/lucky-brand-barstyn-bootie/457354?activeColor=203&cm_mmc=CSE-_-GPS-_-G_Shopping_Boots%20%26%20Booties-_-New_Boots%20%26%20Booties&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKCAiAz4b_BRBbEiwA5XlVVrkie11RQbGtT7cOJyzpWXLifASYyHUy7OTzZ5YlWJr7F3kJcx
17. ‘Vans Sport Suede White Shoe’
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Van Sport Suede White Shoe

Release Date: January 2019

Vans are ‘in’ again. So if you are looking for a new pair of, then consider these sneakers when making your next purchase. The off-white colorway makes them pairable with just about anything, so you can certainly create different sporty looks with these. You can also purchase these in an off-black colorway if you wish.

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https://stockx.com/vans-sport-suede-white
16. ‘Aiden and Mason Glory Boot’
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Aiden and Mason Glory Boots

Release Date: Unknown

These boots are great for both casual and formal wear. In my opinion, you could wear them with a nice sweater, or perhaps a dressy coat or blazer. With these, you can choose either a taupe or dark brown color. While the taupe makes the shoe more flexible, the dark brown stands out just a tad bit more in my opinion. Whatever color you select, you’ll be sure to make a statement.

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https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/aiden-and-mason-glory-boot/494261?cm_mmc=CSE-_-GPS-_-G_LIA_Shopping_Boots%20%26%20Booties-_-LIA_Boots%20%26%20Booties&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKCAiAz4b_BRBbEiwA5XlVVqQ8CsU6bB2KveL-tBd2u2YfO2hV_g2P9LDY_ADZaqARdmLI6GfX3BoCr_gQAv
15. ‘Jordan 1 High Zoom Suede’
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Jordan Zoom

Release Date: October 2020

The ‘Jordan 1s’ remain one of the most popular sneakers in the world. The red and black colorway really makes the shoe pop, and are pretty reasonably priced (especially for Jordan’s). However, I would only suggest these for a true sneakerhead as the wear on these kicks will be pretty limited due to the bold colors and suede fabric.

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https://stockx.com/air-jordan-1-high-zoom-air-cmft-red-suede
14. ‘Nike Blazer Mid Vintage Suede Black’
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Nike Vintage Blazer

Release Date: June 2018

This is another ‘O.G’ sneaker, but more beginner-friendly. Unlike the ‘Zooms’, these ‘Mids’ are more suitable for everyday wear as black is one of those colors that can go with just about anything in your closet. Plus, vintage high tops are also back in style. At $80, I consider these relatively cheap, and I do believe that in the coming months we will see the price of vintage colorways rise significantly. So now would be a good time to snag a pair.

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https://stockx.com/nike-blazer-mid-vintage-suede-black-w
13. ‘Katari Black Suede Knee High Boots’
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Katari Suede Knee High Boots

Release Date: Unknown

I don’t have these exact shoes, but I do have some suede boots very similar to this. These ‘Katari Suedes’ are simple yet stylish, complete with a block heel and pointed toe. This is especially important for those days where you desire a dressy look, but may not necessarily want the struggle of wearing heels. There are so many different styles that you can create with these boots. You could wear them with a dress, but then also match them with your favorite jeans for a more casual look. Again, these aren’t super expensive, so I think they are a good buy if you don’t have a similar pair already.

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https://www.lulus.com/products/katari-black-suede-pointed-toe-knee-high-boots/841902.html?s_kwcid=AL%217824%213%21482624608766%21%21%21g%21299236104455%21&gclid=CjwKCAiA8ov_BRAoEiwAOZogwel8JHTGn0-qU9_LpVtWwO_TQL9G_19G0DKSEXxlqrPV6FhxvzYnzRoCc_AQAvD_BwE
12. ‘Ted Baker Suede Loafers’
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Ted Baker Suede Loafers

Release Date: Unknown

At some point office life will be returning, and you may need an updated pair of loafers. Ted Baker has become one of the most popular luxury brands in the world, with colorful and classy designs. Described as being the ‘suavest of shoes for the suavest of gents,’ these loafers will complete any ensemble. Ted Baker is currently having a sale for the holidays, so this is your chance to get a great quality $200 shoe for nearly half of the price.

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https://www.tedbaker.com/us/Mens/Shoes/CRECY-Suede-loafers-with-tassel-Navy/p/241831-NAVY?cmpid=ppc~google~PLA~smart_shopping_us_en_mw~103723952062~241831-NAVY-40~na~na~US&gclid=CjwKCAiA8ov_BRAoEiwAOZogwYcQu0UDZezAQbqmawDq387bMl2b0SdXMCmoJvZrkqGYzZ_SL8-2x
11. ‘Nike Kyrie 3 Black Suede’
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Kyrie 3 Black Suede

Release Date: October 2017

Kyrie plays basketball very well and guess what? He also makes pretty good shoes. One of the things I have always liked about Kyrie’s sneaker line is his attentiveness and desire to make a shoe suitable for all types. The ‘Kyrie 3’s’ only have suede upper, so you don’t have to be as cautious as other shoes. These are also great for everyday wear.

BUY NOW
https://stockx.com/nike-kyrie-3-black-suede
10. ‘Rihanna Puma Creeper’
StockX
Rihanna Puma Creeper

Release Date: October 2017

When these sneakers first came out they received quite a bit of flack. Some loved them, while others didn’t. I must admit these had to grow on me, but I have since come to appreciate how bold and daring these colorways are. Rihanna has always been a fashionista, and her collaboration with Puma was just the beginning of what we are currently seeing from her as a fashion and beauty entrepreneur now. I anticipate that these will be hard to get a hold of in the future, so if you manage to get them now, you may have a collectors item on your hands.

BUY NOW
https://stockx.com/puma-cleated-creeper-rihanna-fenty-suede-lemon-w
9. ‘Minnetonka Moccasin Booties’
Minnetonka
Minnetonka Moccasin Booties

Release Date: 1963

These ‘Minnetonka Booties’ have been a tried and true favorite for nearly sixty years, and I just happen to own a pair as well. I have always appreciated the unique design of these shoes, and the ability to coordinate with them with multiple items in your closet. I have personally worn these booties with casual mini-dresses, jeans, and dress pants, and have gotten totally different looks with all of them. However, you do have to be very careful with them. So make sure you look at the weather before leaving the house because I once ruined a pair by being caught in the rain.

BUY NOW
https://www.minnetonkamoccasin.com/back-zip-hardsole-boot-women?sku=747647013696&gclid=CjwKCAiA8ov_BRAoEiwAOZogwStvaWZHdPBcYLi6NHPPveb59oYQ6SWnOrJgC75TcwK8cWIxytNMYxoCJ6AQAvD_BwE
8. ‘Minnetonka Alden’
Minnetonka
Minnetonka Alden

Release Date: Unknown

Speaking of Minnetonkas, I picked these because all of the other suede shoes on this list for men are pretty formal/dressy. The Aldens are a more laid back shoe, and can be good for those quick Walmart runs. These can also be worn as a house slipper making them perfect for game days and lazy weekends.

BUY NOW
https://www.minnetonkamoccasin.com/alden
7. ‘Nike Blazer ‘77 Suede Racer Blue’
StockX
Nike Blazer Mid

Release Date: March 2020

For some reason whenever I see these sneakers, I automatically think of the NBA on NBC theme. These Mids feature a suede upper complete with thick padding, and while the blue might be tricky to coordinate with a few of your outfits, I think they could work if you get creative. Ultimately you can never go wrong with a blue colorway, so you will surely grab some attention and compliments while wearing them.

BUY NOW
https://stockx.com/nike-blazer-mid-77-suede-racer-blue
6. ‘Gucci Flashtrek SEGA Blue Suedes’
StockX
Gucci SEGE Suede Sneakers

Release Date: July 2018

I’m picking these because everybody needs to make a fearless fashion statement at least once in their lives. These Gucci SEGAs are amazing for a multitude of reasons. For starters, they feature the legendary SEGA design giving us all a blast from the past. The model of the shoe is also unique, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a colorway designed the way these are. The SEGAs originally retailed for $980, but now you can purchase them for as low as $360. While still pricey, it could pay off in the future if you decide to flip them.

BUY NOW
https://stockx.com/gucci-flashtrek-sega-blue-suede
5. ‘Tatiana Pointy Toe Pumps’
Amazon
Tatiana Suede Pumps

Release Date: Unknown

Black suede pumps will forever be a timeless elegant look. Nine West has been one of the best in the shoe game since 1983, and have become synonymous with providing quality shoes for economical prices. While they do have shoes that veer towards the more costly side, I have been able to snag some great pairs for less than $100. Nine West shoes are very much like Hondas—if you take care of them properly they can last decades (my mother still has her Nine West shoes from the 1990s), so you will be getting a bang for your buck.

BUY NOW
https://ninewest.com/products/tatiana-pointy-toe-pumps-in-black-suede?utm_medium=pla&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=PLAs+%7C+Smart+Shopping+%7C+All+Products&utm_content=All+Shoes+-+Smart&utm_term=PRODUCT_GROUP&gclid=CjwKCAiAirb_BRBNEiwALHlnD4bMNrcn8D68I4b
4. ‘UGG Classic Short Boots’
Amazon
UGG Suede Boots

Release Date: Unknown

You can’t talk suedes without talking Uggs. Everybody needs a pair of UGGs in their lineup because it’s one of those shoes that will never go out of style. Because of the suede texture, there are some UGGs that you can’t wear in certain weather conditions, but these ones are primed with UGGPure lining to keep the moisture away from your shoes (although I still wouldn’t wear them in really bad weather conditions.) Contrary to popular belief, you can rock UGGs during the warmer months, so these will be a convenient wear year-round.

BUY NOW
https://www.amazon.com/UGG-Womens-Classic-Tall-Winter/dp/B01N5D8RBF
3. Burberry Cotton Suede Vintage Check
StockX
Burberry Cotton Suede

Release Date: August 2019

I know what you’re thinking—you don’t like Burberry enough to wear their designs on a shoe. Hear me out, these shoes are a rarity. Not only are they a clean fresh look, but I suspect they will be worth a pretty penny in the future. StockX shows that there have been four purchases on this sneaker in the last week alone, so the value seems to be increasing quickly. I will be getting these suedes at some point, and I recommend that you do too.

BUY NOW
https://stockx.com/burberry-cotton-suede-vintage-check
2. ‘Converse Chuck Taylor’s’
StockX
Converse Chuck Taylor Sneakers

Release Date: September 2018

For some reason it feels like a lot of our old school favorites have come back into the mix this year. These shoes are no different from your classic ‘Chuck’s,’ except this version is suede. You can choose from a black or natural ivory colorway, and honestly either one will work with whatever look you are aiming to create. As with every pair of Converse sneakers, these shoes are simple but stand out nicely.

BUY NOW
https://stockx.com/converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70s-hi-suede-pack-natural-ivory
1. ‘Berricks x Catiba Pro Skate Shoe’
Hypebeast
Berricks x Catiba Pro Skate Shoe

Release Date: December 2020

It’s not often that you’ll stumble across a suede skate sneaker. This recently released shoe is a must have for any skating enthusiast that wants to skate in style. Earlier this month, shoe brand Cariuma collaborated with legendary L.A. Skate Powerhouse The Berrics to release a limited edition three-piece sneaker collection. This shoe follows the debut of the brands first-ever premier sustainable skate sneaker, and has a sleek aesthetic built to be a seasonal classic. The sneakers are triple-stitched protecting both you and your kicks as you skate. With many people getting new boards for the holiday, these sneakers would be the perfect accessory.

BUY NOW
https://cariuma.com/products/catiba-pro-berrics-black-suede-sneaker-men?variant=32590085226570&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&utm_campaign=Cariuma_Shopping_Shopping_Smart_ALL_x_USA_G

Now that you have a collective list of suede shoes, your next purchase should be easy peasy. Suedes are truly a classic, and always remember to have suede products on hand to take care of them properly.

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The 12 Best Gifts to Buy Your Significant Other This Holiday Season

It’s time to start thinking about potential gifts to get your significant other. The holiday season is right around the corner, and a lot of stores are offering various different deals and discounts, so you definitely won’t want to wait until the last minute to go shopping this year. To get you started, here is a list of the best gifts to buy your significant other this holiday season.

1. Dainty Custom Name Ring
https://www.etsy.com/listing/566718663/dainty-custom-name-ring-personalized?utm_custom1=goodhousekeeping.com&awc=6220_1605464972_4930b5a347f2ce188b4b23aa8078f809&source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm
Etsy / GracePersonalized

Most of us tend to like jewelry in some form, so a customized name ring might make a good holiday gift this season. While it is a ‘name ring,’ you don’t actually have to use a name, you can have the ring designed for any word that best represents your significant other (such as brave or strong for example). You can also have the name/word customized in lowercase or uppercase letters if you wish.

Buy Now at Etsy, $28.70+
https://www.etsy.com/listing/566718663/dainty-custom-name-ring-personalized?utm_custom1=goodhousekeeping.com&awc=6220_1605464972_4930b5a347f2ce188b4b23aa8078f809&source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm
2. Nike Tech Fleece Taped Jogger Pants
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-tech-fleece-taped-jogger-pants/prod2800512?styleId=CU4495&colorId=010
Finish Line

In the era of working from home, comfortable clothing is more necessary than ever. But you can’t always just lounge around in your PJs, so it’s great to stock your wardrobe with items you can wear out of the house but still feel great in at home. These sweats from Nike fit the bill. They’re somehow both lightweight and supremely warm, making them an amazing lounge-around pair of pants. Simultaneously, they’re super fly and come in a wide range of colors. These would make a great gift for anyone who likes versatile clothing options, giving you the freedom to keep your wardrobe small.

Buy Now at Finish Line, $110
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-tech-fleece-taped-jogger-pants/prod2800512?styleId=CU4495&colorId=010
3. Minute Egg Maker
https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/minute-egg-maker?clickid=UyCVGZ2FZxyLTIxwUx0Mo3YgUkEzH2zOIzMzQk0&irgwc=1&utm_source=Skimbit%20Ltd.&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=8444&utm_term=Online%20Tracking%20Link&trafficSource=Impact&sharedid=esquire.com
Uncommon Goods

Let’s face it. Eggs can be a tricky thing to make sometimes, and just because you get them perfect one day doesn’t mean they will be perfect the next. The Minute Egg Maker solves that problem for those that like scrambled eggs. All you have to do is put your eggs in the ceramic croc (which is specifically made for cooking eggs), put in the microwave, and you’re done. The croc also comes with a vented lid that helps decrease messes.

Buy Now at Uncommon Goods, $30
https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/minute-egg-maker?clickid=UyCVGZ2FZxyLTIxwUx0Mo3YgUkEzH2zOIzMzQk0&irgwc=1&utm_source=Skimbit%20Ltd.&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=8444&utm_term=Online%20Tracking%20Link&trafficSource=Impact&sharedid=esquire.com
4. Ourcan Massage Gun
https://www.amazon.com/Ourcan-Powerful-Cordless-Handheld-Brushless/dp/B07X6HVNFY
Amazon

With so many of us working from home nowadays, a massage gun would be a perfect gift for your partner to relax after a long day. The massage gun is designed to loosen your muscles, and can also be used both before and after workouts.

Buy Now at Amazon, $99.90
https://www.amazon.com/Ourcan-Powerful-Cordless-Handheld-Brushless/dp/B07X6HVNFY
5. SpaFinder Gift Card
https://www.spafinder.com/buy-gift-cards
Spa Finder

Let’s face it, after 2020 we are all going to need a Spa Day. A great gift for your significant other would be a spa appointment and/or a spa Gift card. While the specific appointment would depend on the location, SpaFinder offers the ability to purchase a gift card that can be used at thousands of different spa locations. This gift card will definitely make a great gift once the pandemic improves.

Buy Now at Spa Finder
https://www.spafinder.com/buy-gift-cards
6. Personalized Wine Chiller
https://www.personalizationmall.com/Ice-Buckets-Chillers-c248.lp?fitemid=35841&did=313785&wordid=35841&utm_source=GooglePLA&utm_medium=cpc&&gcampaignID=11246624536&pmkid=pla-469161657324-107109102381&gclid=Cj0KCQiAwMP9BRCzARIsAPWTJ_ELC0FipsgPCr7lhtXMv14Pa
Personalization Mall

It’s always nice to look forward to a glass of wine. While many reds are served room temp, it definitely doesn’t hurt to have a wine chiller for the bottles you want to keep cool. The Personalized Wine Chiller can be customized to have any name/monogram on it, and keeps the wine cooled at a consistent temperature. 

Buy Now at Personalization Mall, $67.49
https://www.personalizationmall.com/Ice-Buckets-Chillers-c248.lp?fitemid=35841&did=313785&wordid=35841&utm_source=GooglePLA&utm_medium=cpc&&gcampaignID=11246624536&pmkid=pla-469161657324-107109102381&gclid=Cj0KCQiAwMP9BRCzARIsAPWTJ_ELC0FipsgPCr7lhtXMv14Pa
7. Astrological Candles
https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/astrological-candles?clickid=UyCVGZ2FZxyLTIxwUx0Mo3YgUkEzCK3mIzMzQk0&irgwc=1&utm_source=Skimbit%20Ltd.&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=8444&utm_term=Online%20Tracking%20Link&trafficSource=Impact&sharedid=oprahmag.c
Uncommon Goods

There is nothing quite like a home that smells good. So a great gift this holiday season would definitely be the Astrological Candles. With a candle for each zodiac sign and a designated scent for every one, the candle/candles will be a nice addition to your significant other’s collection (and you could even get one for yourself to match).

Buy Now at Uncommon Goods, $28
https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/astrological-candles?clickid=UyCVGZ2FZxyLTIxwUx0Mo3YgUkEzCK3mIzMzQk0&irgwc=1&utm_source=Skimbit%20Ltd.&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=8444&utm_term=Online%20Tracking%20Link&trafficSource=Impact&sharedid=oprahmag.c
8. Nike Air Max 97 Casual Shoes
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-air-max-97-casual-shoes/prod2770629?styleId=921826&colorId=015
Finish Line

Regardless of whether or not your partner is a sneaker-head, this entry from Nike makes a great gift choice. Although the signature check and the bells and whistles will make these shoes stand out for the sneaker aficionados, it’s also just a supremely comfortable pair of sneakers, perfect for lounging around the house or taking to the pavement.

Buy Now at Finish Line, $170
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-air-max-97-casual-shoes/prod2770629?styleId=921826&colorId=015
9. Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream
https://www.aesop.com/us/p/skin/hydrate/mandarin-facial-hydrating-cream/?variant=B60SK03&gclid=Cj0KCQiA48j9BRC-ARIsAMQu3WQWJzaAYFVWVocKpB9SWhT34bk_eNYlSjqrTHYXYytkGk00_QLunvMaAsLlEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Aesop

Listen, we know the price tag is daunting. But when it comes to face moisturizers, there’s all the other brands, and then there’s Aesop. The Australian skin, hair and body care brand is truly one of the best around. Especially as the cold weather starts to encourage dry skin, consider buying your significant other a little something to soothe the season’s maladies.

Buy Now at Aesop, $50
https://www.aesop.com/us/p/skin/hydrate/mandarin-facial-hydrating-cream/?variant=B60SK03&gclid=Cj0KCQiA48j9BRC-ARIsAMQu3WQWJzaAYFVWVocKpB9SWhT34bk_eNYlSjqrTHYXYytkGk00_QLunvMaAsLlEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
10. Men’s Nike Sportswear Flex Appeal Long-Sleeve T-Shirt
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-sportswear-flex-appeal-long-sleeve-t-shirt/prod2822091?styleId=DD8985&colorId=100
Finish Line

When the cold weather hits, there’s nothing quite like a good long sleeve tee. Perfect for layering, this model from Nike strikes a balance between flash and minimalism; you can let the logo stand out or use the shirt as a base for a wide range of layering opportunities. A versatile tee like this makes a great gift for anyone, but we think it can really be an extra special gift for the extra special someone in your life.

Buy Now at Finish Line, $35
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-sportswear-flex-appeal-long-sleeve-t-shirt/prod2822091?styleId=DD8985&colorId=100
11. Spider-Man: Miles Morales for PS4
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/marvels-spider-man-miles-morales/
PlayStation

If your significant other is a gamer, odds are you’ve heard plenty about the long-awaited PS5 release earlier this month. Spider-Man: Miles Morales was arguably the most hyped game that released alongside the console. Whether or not you were able to get your hands on a PS5 (most of us were unfortunately left empty-handed), you can still buy the game for your previous generation console. Fans of the first 2018 entry to the game series, Spider-Man, and comic book-aficionados alike will be clamoring for this game, so add it to the list of things to buy for the gamer in your life.

Buy Now at PlayStation, $49.99
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/marvels-spider-man-miles-morales/
12. Money Tree Plant
https://www.thesill.com/products/money-tree
The Sill

People can be easily overwhelmed by the responsibility of house plants, but the Money Plant is unbelievably easy to maintain and beautiful to boot. The tiny tree is believed to bring good luck, and it certainly adds a flair of natural beauty to any living space. In this day and age, you don’t even have to go to the store; you can get a gorgeous plant delivered safely right to your door.

Buy Now at The Sill, $48
https://www.thesill.com/products/money-tree
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34 Gifts For Brothers to Buy in 2020

I don’t think anyone can truly explain how 2020 has gone by so fast and yet so slow at the same time, but here we are, approaching the holidays! It’s time to start scouring the internet and stores for presents to say, “Happy Holidays, I appreciate you, and I’m sorry this year was such a dumpster fire.”

Read on to find the best gifts to put a smile on your brother’s face, whether you want to treat him to something special or just become his favorite sibling.

1. Herschel Supply Novel Duffle
Herschel

Maybe your brother throws his dirty gym clothes into his backpack with his laptop. Maybe last time he came to visit, he stuffed all of his belongings into plastic Target bags. Whatever the case, this duffle is versatile enough for a long weekend trip or just getting to the gym after work (Err…from-home?). It comes in countless colors, so you’re sure to find something uniquely him. 

Buy Now, $89
https://herschel.com/shop/duffles/novel-duffle?exact=1&gclid=CjwKCAiA-f78BRBbEiwATKRRBB9pZxGvEJ7v8ehD1Xt5KI_10W6cGcYfjT4RLYpVYBfKWRxQbk60gxoCFywQAvD_BwE&v=10026-04100-OS
2. Kiehl’s Men’s Groom On-The-Go Set
Kiehl’s

So he might be a little less “on-the-go” and a little more “stay-at-home” but this 4 piece kit is perfect for any guy you know who might still be using whatever body lotion he has lying around to moisturize his whole face. This kit has a vitamin-infused cleanser to prep the skin for a smoother shave, a shaving cream that provides a refreshing cooling sensation, a moisturizer packed with caffeine for an extra shot of energy, and a body scrub soap.  

Buy Now, $40
https://www.kiehls.com/gifts-for-all/mens-groom-on-the-go-set/KHL978.html?dwvar_KHL978_size=Set
3. PlayStation 5
Sony

Not much to say about the new PS5 that you probably don’t already know. The newest generation of Sony’s gaming console, the PlayStation 5, is said to be super fast with crisp visuals and heightened controller sensitivity. This is the perfect gift for the video game lover but this might be one of those gifts you can only cop with after the holidays.

Buy Now, $399.99-$499.99
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/playstation-5/playstation-5-packages/pcmcat1588107358954.c?id=pcmcat1588107358954
4. LARQ Movement Self Sanitizing Water Bottle – Terra Edition
LARQ

This year has had a real “all sanitizing everything” vibe so why not end 2020 with this state-of-the-art water bottle?  Equipped with a built-in UV-C LED purification system, it kills 99.999% of the bacteria in your water every 2 hours or whenever you press the button.  It’s lightweight, comes in 4 neon and 3 earth-toned colors, and a bonus: It gets rid of any weird smells you might have experienced with other bottles. 

Buy Now, $78
https://www.livelarq.com/shop/larq-bottle-movement?sku=BSWD071A
5. Braun 9-in-1 Hair Clippers
Braun

When COVID first hit and men lost access to their barbers, everyone decided to embrace the beard and unruly hair. Fast forward some months and a few hundred Zoom calls later, learning how to do your own trims has become a necessity. Enter the Braun Hair Clippers, a handy 9-in-1 device that will have you looking like a new man. It’s also 100% waterproof for the guys who like to save time in the shower! 

Buy Now, $54.94
https://www.amazon.com/Braun-Multi-Grooming-MGK3980-Black/dp/B07JFJQH2K
6. ‘Self-Care for Men’ by Garret Munce
Simon and Schuster

Self-care feels so complicated sometimes, and when it does, it’s best to go to a professional.  Enter Garret Munce, the Grooming Editor over at Esquire and Men’s Health. He knows every question that might be asked, and he has all the answers. Share the self-care wealth.

Buy Now, $17
https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Self-Care-for-Men/Garrett-Munce/9781507212547
7. COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer
COSORI

An Air Fryer. It doesn’t matter what the question is, but odds are, my answer will always be, “Air Fryer.” There is nothing an air fryer can’t do. They can cook almost everything healthier than whatever way you’ve been doing it, they use less oil, so clean up is a breeze, and you will finally enjoy delicious crispy [insert any food here].  The CORSORI Smart Wifi model has 4.5 stars on over 30,000 ratings. As I said, the answer is always air fryer. 

Buy Now, $119.99
https://www.amazon.com/COSORI-1700-Watt-Programmable-Roasting-Touchscreen/dp/B07VLKMMJ5/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQiAhZT9BRDmARIsAN2E-J39wTMpPYdoN54V84WOsBBspivars-WgHevFi_IzNas7EcGXenz8GsaAq1TEALw_wcB&hvadid=382663347797&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9067609&hvn
8. Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones
Bose

Is it even a gift guide if there’s no mention of Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II?! These classic headphones are a favorite for a reason: Sleek, super comfortable around your ears and head, and allows you to block out the world. If you’re planning on spending the holidays with your family, you might need these as well. 

Buy Now, $199.95
https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/headphones/over_ear_headphones/quietcomfort-35-wireless-ii.html?gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=CjwKCAiA-f78BRBbEiwATKRRBHZ_dDz7MiuoBr9dLBKaTfjp2HlJ6JytW39-iWQ9aK-WTnyH9JT4kxoC5VIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#v=qc35_ii_black
9. Jo Malone candles
Jo Malone

The number of scents that candles come in is ridiculous but in a good way. You no longer have to choose between having a house that smells like vanilla cupcakes or leather—brands like Jo Malone are known for their amazing unisex scents and you can’t beat their presentation and packaging. Try one of their new candles like Pine & Eucalyptus or Roasted Chestnut, or pick up one of their classics like Wood Sage & Sea Salt or Lime Basil & Mandarin. 

Buy Now, $69-$495
https://www.jomalone.com/home/candles?gclid=CjwKCAiAv4n9BRA9EiwA30WND7KB-B0ujw9SM5ZMIBmK87aURP74ZNAb_Fjw2YolzJfHAguXCNnlsRoCq00QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
10. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells
Bowflex

No need to “weight” until January to see a new you (hold on, did you get that? BHAHA!  Humor.  (Remember that?)

So, while gyms are still closed or if he’s been meaning to start a workout regime at home, the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells makes the perfect present for the fitness bro…who happens to also be your real-life bro… Adjustable from 5 to 52.5 lbs, these dumbbells have hand grips, easy to use selection dials for adjustments, and replaces 15 sets of weights. 

Buy Now, $349
https://www.bowflex.com/selecttech/552/100131.html
11. Chongo Bong
Chongo

Smoking weed, but make it classy.

Gift this artisanal ceramic bong which hints more ‘artsy and creative’ than ‘high school stoner” which is nice. At the end of the day, it’s just an expensive ass bong, but don’t you want to give a gift that you know will be used many, many times?

Buy Now, $250
https://welcometosummer.land/products/chongo
12. Outdoor Voices Sunday Sweatpant
Outdoor Voices

Who can remember the last time any of us wore pants that weren’t sweats? We spent a majority of 2020 inside our homes, and even if 2021 is the same, give your bro the sweatpants that say, “Hey, I’m trying.” These OV Sunday Sweatpants are comfy, fitted, and perfect for WFH on the couch or WFH in your bed.

Buy Now, $88
https://www.outdoorvoices.com/products/m-sunday-sweatpants?variant=24604353669
13. Craft Beer Club subscription
Craft Beer Club

The Beer of the Month club is the gift that keeps giving—monthly, every other month, or quarterly. Each shipment comes with carefully selected beers from independent, artisan craft brewers in different regions, along with a newsletter to give you the story behind the beer.  Many of the beers included are award winners so you can rest easy knowing that your recipient is receiving a top-notch selection!

Buy Now, $44
https://craftbeerclub.com/?utm_source=Share+A+Sale&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Share+A+Sale&sscid=b1k4_4e1ac
14. Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool
Leatherman

There’s nothing this handy toolkit can’t do—it has replaceable wire cutters, straight and serrated knives, spring-action scissors, needlenose and regular pliers, a bottle and can opener, and small and large bit drivers. It’s basically the only thing someone would ever need.

Buy Now, $99.95
https://www.amazon.com/LEATHERMAN-Wave-Plus-Multitool-Black/dp/B079MJ6MLV/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=ld0f3-20&linkId=30bfdce02890d203761648d6c2250b8c&language=en_US&th=1
15. Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set
Brooklinen

Sometimes the best gift you can give someone is something they’d never get themselves…although they really should. For the bro who seriously needs to get his life and his apartment, together, enter these delightful sheets. It’ll instantly give him some grown-up points and who knows, it might inspire him to even make his bed in the mornings. 

Buy Now, $259
https://www.brooklinen.com/products/linen-core-sheet-set?sscid=b1k4_2aq4z&utm_source=ShareASale&utm_term=845039&utm_campaign=1225169&utm_medium=Affiliate
16. Tile Mate
Tile

Get ready to change someone’s life. Tile Mate is incredible— just pop it onto something you need to keep track of (keys, wallet, cell phone, your dog) and never lose it again. If your brother is anything like mine—super forgetful and loses EVERYTHING, this will make his life so much easier.

Buy Now, $24.99 for 1-pack
https://www.thetileapp.com/en-us/store/tiles/mate
17. Etnia Barcelona Sunglasses
Etnia Barcelona

The $10 pair of shades your brother bought during Senior Week in Ocean City got the job done, but he’s older now and probably a little bit cooler. Enter sunglasses that are older and a little bit cooler, as well. Etnia Barcelona, a luxe eyewear company hailing from Spain, uses art, culture, and color to create these sustainable (whoo hoo!) glasses and packaging. 

Buy Now, $165-$325
https://www.etniabarcelona.com/us/en
18. Sonos Arc Soundbar
Sonos

If you’re looking to provide a realistic sonar experience whether for movies, music, or gaming, look no further than the Sonos Arc Soundbar. It uses Enhanced Trueplay tuning technology to optimize the sound for the unique acoustics of whatever room you choose in an extremely sleek package.  Alexa is built in so he doesn’t even have to leave the couch so it’s really two gifts in one.

Buy Now, $799.99
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sonos-arc-soundbar-with-dolby-atmos-google-assistant-and-amazon-alexa-black/6411132.p?skuId=6411132
19. J. Crew Pajama Set
J. Crew

There’s nothing wrong with boxer shorts and a t-shirt that you received from some walk-a-thon you may or may not have participated in, but having a nice sleepwear set really elevates a bedtime routine. As one reviewer said, this set takes you from “sloppy teenager” to “1950s dad”. 

Buy Now, $79.50
https://www.jcrew.com/us/p/mens_category/pajamas_and_loungewear/pajama_sets/pajama-set-in-cotton-poplin/H8038?color_name=eoe-bold-peri&noPopUp=true&srccode=Paid_Search|Smart_Shopping|Google|SS_ACQ_MPROD_SLEEPWERxxxxx_EVG_ROAS_XXX_COUSA_EN_EN_A_CREW_GO_SH_
20. Masterclass Subscription
Masterclass

With all this time at home, one of the best gifts you can give anyone is the resources to learn a new skill.  Whether it’s acting with Natalie Portman, writing with Shonda Rhimes, basketball with Stephen Curry or cooking with Gordon Ramsay, you can gift someone 90 instructions who are masters of their craft, all just one click away. 

Buy Now, $180 for annual subscription
https://www.masterclass.com/gift
21. Concepts x Canada Goose
Concepts

If you’re looking for a gift that will allow you to opt out of buying any other gift for your bro for LIFE, check out the Concepts x Canada Goose MacMillan Parka.  Grey during the night but completely reflective at night, this unexpected design element makes this jacket everything you could ever want. Available Nov 20th

Buy Now, $1050
https://cncpts.com/
22. iPhone 12 Pro Max or Mini
Apple

Nothing makes you wonder, “Do I have an upgrade available on my phone?” than Apple announcing their newest iPhone launch. The 12 Pro Max is said to have the most advanced pro camera system and the largest display ever available on an iPhone while the 12 Mini is the smallest, thinnest, lightest smartphone available. 

Buy Now, $699-$1099
https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-12-pro
23. Vankyo Mini Projector
Vankyo

With LED lighting and ability to provide a watching size from 32’ to 170’, the Vankyo Mini Projector is a cool way to set up shop in your living room and create your own movie night.  Even better, it’s currently on sale for $30 off. 

Buy Now, $69.99
https://www.amazon.com/Leisure-Upgraded-Portable-Projector-Compatible/dp/B078KF8CSX/ref=lp_300334_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1604880748&sr=1-4
24. Survivor iPhone Case
Survivor

Known for their durability and endurance, Survivor cases can withstand anything, including 16 ft drops.  They offer heavy-duty protection in a multitude of sleek colors making it the perfect gift for your brother who always drops his phone. 

Buy Now, $19.99-$49.99
http://www.getsurvivor.com
25. Off-White Logo Print Wallet
Virgil Abloh

Maybe he doesn’t know what a wallet is for, which is why he carries all of his cards and crumpled up bills in his back pocket.  This wallet will help remind him.  With the fun “For Money” reminder on the front, and you constantly reminding him that you paid $270 for his gift, he’ll never forget to use a wallet again. 

Buy Now, $270
https://www.off—white.com/en-us/shopping/quote-bill-clip-wallet-15280765?gclid=CjwKCAiAqJn9BRB0EiwAJ1SztYY4eBS5hCPUOSX2Pwj5ZwHrAqMf3jQXPzA7_tq97OH5toNzkyrN_xoCJKMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
26. AirPods
Apple

Time for your bro to ditch the cords and finally upgrade to some AirPods. They’re super convenient and with all the Black Friday deals coming up, you could snag these for the low.

Buy Now, $159-$249
https://www.apple.com/airpods/
27. Vetelli Classic Leather Toiletry Bag
Vetelli

Packing for trips is made less stressful with this Vetelli toiletry bag. Leather on the outside, with weather-resistant lining, this bag comes with two separate compartments to divide your items, two silicone bottles to carry any liquids, and a lifetime guarantee. 

Buy Now, $38
https://vetelli.com/products/classic-leather-toiletry-bag
28. Stampd Ugg Tech Tasman
Stampd x Ugg

The newest collaboration between luxe streetwear brand Stampd and Ugg, the Tech Tasman offers clean, minimal design in cozy, durable materials. It also offers 3 distinct ways to wear: as a boot, as a low top shoe, or as a house slipper. 

Buy Now, $275
https://www.stampd.com/collections/fw20?utm_campaign=Stampd%C2%AE%20Winter%202020%20Now%20Available%20%28R3fLUx%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Grass%20Monkey%20-%20Non-Openers%20%28Winter%2020%20Launch%29&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJqZWNlLnNhbmNoZXpAZ21haWwuY2
29. Apple Watch
Apple

It’s fair to say that my life got significantly better after I purchased my Apple Watch.  It’s perfect for workouts, it reminds me to meditate, and it allows me to leave the house without my phone. Besides the millions of cool apps that you can utilize, you can customize your watch with different styles of bands and colored cases.  The new 6 even measures your blood oxygen levels and tracks your sleep. 

Buy Now, $399-$749
https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-watch/apple-watch
30. Seneo Wireless 3-in-1 Charging Station
Seneo

Maybe he already owns the latest iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch (if so, maybe he should be getting you a gift)…but that’s a lot of different chargers to keep track of.  Give him the gift of ease with this 3-in-1 charging stand that will get rid of the millions of cords and provide an easy way to never hit under 10% battery life again.

Buy Now, $25.99
https://www.amazon.com/Seneo-Wireless-Charging-Detachable-Magnetic/dp/B07W5Y1FJX/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=3+in+one+charging+dock+apple&sr=8-4
31. 16-Piece BBQ Tool Set
Amazon

I’m sure your brother likes to grill the way I’m sure that all brothers everywhere like to grill. Actually, it’s hard for me to imagine someone not enjoying a cookout.  Now you can make it easier with this 16-piece grill toolset, complete with all the accessories anyone may need for making delicious steaks, hamburgers, and hotdogs.

Buy Now, $27.95
https://www.amazon.com/Home-Complete-Stainless-Barbecue-Grilling-Accessories/dp/B00ZTY7TMO
32. Mini Beer Pong
Uncommon Goods

This gift definitely resonates with a certain kind of brother (possibly one who wears Greek letters) but most can enjoy this adorable mini beer pong set with its little catapults and shot sized beer glasses.

Buy Now, $60
https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/mini-beer-pong
33. Air Jordan x Off-White Sail Sneakers
Air Jordan x Virgil Abloh

The newest iteration of Jordans come from Virgil Abloh, who has reimagined the classic sneakers with text graphics on the side panel, yellow and red accents, and the deconstructed details that we have come to love from Off-White. These will no doubtedly be hard to cop but imagine how grateful he’ll be if you do. 

Buy Now, $225
https://www.nike.com/launch/t/air-jordan-5-off-white-sail?_branch_match_id=842879465186189844
34. Diamond Supply. Co x Snow White
Diamond Supply. Co

If your brother is a fan of collabs, treat him to a piece from Diamond Supply Co x Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves capsule.  These fun and whimsical t-shirts and hoodies are only a limited run so his item will be just as unique as he is. 

Buy Now, $6-$98
https://www.diamondsupplyco.com/
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The Nike Air VaporMax Plus is a Fall Must-Have Sneaker, Thanks to Kida the Great

In a world of infinite sneakers, we all need a little guidance in our footwear purchases. Luckily for us in the digital age, there’s no end to the sources of inspiration available. From Kanye to Lebron, musicians, athletes and more have all emphasized their footwear choices in developing their unique personal styles. There’s really no better way to understand sneakers’ true potential than by seeing someone absolutely rock them. So we got one of 2020’s icons, Kida the Great, to flex in the Nike Air VaporMax plus. 

Michela M. Smith

The Nike Air VaporMax Plus is such a good sneaker for a myriad of reasons. Of course, they look amazing and their minimal style makes them easy to pair with almost anything. But on top of that, they’re immensely comfortable. The VaporMax technology gives them extra cushion in the sole, making them a great fit for walking or—if you’re Kida—dancing. 

Michela M. Smith
Michela M. Smith

These kicks perfectly toe the line between flashy and lowkey. Sneakerheads will give you the nod of approval, and even those who don’t spend their time poring over sneaker moodboards will get a kick out of them (pun intended). Kida looks absolutely unstoppable in these VaporMaxes, and you can too. 

Cop the Kicks, $200
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-air-vapormax-plus-running-shoes/prod2770771?styleId=CW6973&colorId=600

Cop the Top, $130
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-sportswear-tech-fleece-taped-full-zip-hoodie/prod2800521?styleId=CU4489&colorId=010

Cop the Pants, $110
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-tech-fleece-taped-jogger-pants/prod2800512?styleId=CU4495&colorId=010
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12 Gifts to Step Up Your WFH Game

At this point in 2020, a good percentage of us are working from home on either a full-time or part-time basis. With remote work slowly becoming the norm, we could all benefit from upgrading our office setups. Here are some gifts to help you step up your work from home game this holiday season.

1. Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones
https://www.target.com/p/sony-noise-canceling-on-ear-wired-headphones-mdrzx110nc/-/A-11099113?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000014846099&CPNG=PLA_Electronics%2BShopping_Brand&adgroup=SC_Electronics&LID=700000001170770pgs&LN
Target

In addition to us being home, our kids and family members are home too. Let’s face it, sometimes our new coworkers can be loud—even our pets. The ‘Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones’ are the perfect way to block out those loud noises while focusing on your work.

Buy Now at Target, $39.99
https://www.target.com/p/sony-noise-canceling-on-ear-wired-headphones-mdrzx110nc/-/A-11099113?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000014846099&CPNG=PLA_Electronics%2BShopping_Brand&adgroup=SC_Electronics&LID=700000001170770pgs&LN
2. Nike VaporMax Plus
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-air-vapormax-plus-running-shoes/prod2770771?styleId=924453&colorId=100
Finish Line

There’s no denying that the Nike VaporMax Plus is fly. Aesthetics aside, it’s also an incredibly comfortable pair of kicks, perfect for long work from home days punctuated by a few walks around the block. The VaporMax cushioning gives you an extra spring in your step, making them a great pair of sneaks for lounging around or taking your meetings on the go.

Buy Now at Finish Line, $200
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-air-vapormax-plus-running-shoes/prod2770771?styleId=924453&colorId=100
3. Home Essentials Muscle Therapy Massage Gun
https://home-essentials-co.com/products/therapy-massage-guns
Home Essentials

Sitting too much at a desk has always been a source of back problems. Now working from home means that we are sitting more than ever, which in turn could be creating additional back issues. The ‘Muscle Therapy Massage Gun’ will help break up those painful back knots while also relaxing the muscles.

Buy Now at Home Essentials, $29.99
https://home-essentials-co.com/products/therapy-massage-guns
4. Office Desk Supplies Organizers
https://www.wayfair.com/Mindspace–Office-Desk-Supplies-Organizer-MS2001-L2963-K~MDSC1019.html?refid=GX444392464307-MDSC1019_47955316&device=c&ptid=855160323525&network=g&targetid=pla-855160323525&channel=GooglePLA&ireid=104997652&fdid=1817&PiID%5B%5D=479
Wayfair

Truth be told, some of us need a little more organization in our work life. The ‘Office Desk Supplies Organizer’ is a creative way to better manage our notes, pens, and important information that we need throughout the day.

Buy Now at Wayfair, $17.99
https://www.wayfair.com/Mindspace–Office-Desk-Supplies-Organizer-MS2001-L2963-K~MDSC1019.html?refid=GX444392464307-MDSC1019_47955316&device=c&ptid=855160323525&network=g&targetid=pla-855160323525&channel=GooglePLA&ireid=104997652&fdid=1817&PiID%5B%5D=479
5. Nike Men’s Tech Fleece Taped Jogger Pants
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-tech-fleece-taped-jogger-pants/prod2800512?styleId=CU4495&colorId=010
Finish Line

No WFH setup is complete without the proper attire. And although we’d love to lounge around in our pajama pants all day, sometimes you just need something with a little more style to help you feel your best at home. The Nike Tech Fleece Taped Joggers are a perfect addition to anyone’s WFH wardrobe; they’re stylish enough to have you feeling fitted for the day, but comfortable enough to maintain your work from home lounging attitude.

Buy Now at Finish Line, $110
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-tech-fleece-taped-jogger-pants/prod2800512?styleId=CU4495&colorId=010
6. Bose Bluetooth Speaker
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/bose-soundlink-color-portable-bluetooth-speaker-ii-soft-black/5520801.p?skuId=5520801
Best Buy

We all could use a little music to help us get through our days. The ‘Bose SoundLink Portable Bluetooth Speaker’ is a great way to set the vibes for your workday by playing your favorite tunes.

Buy Now at Best Buy, $79.99
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/bose-soundlink-color-portable-bluetooth-speaker-ii-soft-black/5520801.p?skuId=5520801
7. Smart Coffee Mug Warmer
https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Beverage-Temperature-Settings-Christmas/dp/B08J3YWRK8/ref=asc_df_B08J3YWRK8/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459694915124&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14493928956525354070&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlo
Amazon

Coffee is an essential part of any workday. Sometimes, however, we get busy, and our coffee gets cold. The ‘Smart Coffee Mug Warmer’ helps prevent that potential tragedy. The warmer is designed specifically for your home office, and will keep your coffee nice and hot throughout the day.

Buy Now at Amazon, $17.99
https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Beverage-Temperature-Settings-Christmas/dp/B08J3YWRK8/ref=asc_df_B08J3YWRK8/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459694915124&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14493928956525354070&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlo
8. Fitbit Charge 3
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G1NQ8RD?tag=georiot-us-default-20&th=1&psc=1&ascsubtag=trd-us-2339590273427256300-20
Amazon

Working from home is no excuse to slack on your workouts. You can take breaks to exercise, and even go on walks while you’re taking phone calls. The ‘Fitbit Charge 3’ keeps track of your daily fitness activities, and is widely considered to be one of the best fitness trackers on the market. 

Buy Now at Amazon, $108.99
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G1NQ8RD?tag=georiot-us-default-20&th=1&psc=1&ascsubtag=trd-us-2339590273427256300-20
9. Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece Taped Full Zip Hoodie
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-sportswear-tech-fleece-taped-full-zip-hoodie/prod2800521?styleId=CU4489&colorId=010
Finish Line

Although video calls aren’t quite the same as being in the office, you still have to flex on your coworkers. Nike’s Tech Fleece Taped hoodie is the perfect piece for staying warm, comfortable and, most importantly, fresh. The extra sleeve pockets make it a great item for keeping all your essentials with you, and they’ve got plenty of color options floating around for you to create the perfect outfit.

Buy Now at Finish Line, $130
https://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-nike-sportswear-tech-fleece-taped-full-zip-hoodie/prod2800521?styleId=CU4489&colorId=010
10. Chemex Five Cup Handblown Coffeemaker
https://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/five-cup-handblown-series-glass-coffeemaker.html
Chemex

For a lot of people, working from home has emphasized the importance of having a good coffee-making process. Chemex is still one of the best options out there if you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing process that yields a delicious cup of drip coffee. There are a plethora of sizes available, so you can decide if you need to be making your morning coffee in bulk or just a couple of cups. The hand blown glass is really a sight to behold.

Buy Now at Chemex, $86.90
https://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/five-cup-handblown-series-glass-coffeemaker.html
11. Acer SB220Q bi IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor (21.5 in)
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-SB220Q-Ultra-Thin-Frame-Monitor/dp/B07CVL2D2S?ots=1&slotNum=7&imprToken=58babd6f-e321-5e36-d32&tag=w050b-20
Amazon

Although working on your laptop is convenient, you can’t underestimate how satisfying it is to work with an additional monitor. Acer’s affordable entry is a great option for those looking for an extra bit of screen space to display their calendar, videos or whatever they might not want to keep hidden in tabs on their primary device.

Buy Now at Amazon, $93.99
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-SB220Q-Ultra-Thin-Frame-Monitor/dp/B07CVL2D2S?ots=1&slotNum=7&imprToken=58babd6f-e321-5e36-d32&tag=w050b-20
12. Innovera Gel Keyboard Wrist Rest
https://www.target.com/p/innovera-gel-keyboard-wrist-rest-purple/-/A-17166097?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000012510724&CPNG=PLA_Seasonal%2BShopping&adgroup=SC_Seasonal&LID=700000001170770pgs&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=g&de
Target

A wrist rest is an often overlooked necessity for a work from home set up. Though it may seem nonessential, as soon as you use one (and feel how much more comfortable it is), you’ll never be able to go back to your unsupported wrist lifestyle. There are tons of options on the market, but Innovera’s gel wrist rest is an amazing inexpensive option to step up your WFH game. Trust us on this one.

Buy Now at Target, $11.79
https://www.target.com/p/innovera-gel-keyboard-wrist-rest-purple/-/A-17166097?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000012510724&CPNG=PLA_Seasonal%2BShopping&adgroup=SC_Seasonal&LID=700000001170770pgs&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=g&de
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The 15 Best Outdoor Basketball Shoes

The basketball sneaker has long been arguably the most ubiquitous component of the sneakerhead’s collection. Representing a combination of style and pragmatism, the shoes donned on the court allow players to express their individuality without sacrificing supreme performance. From the Jordan to the Kobe, players’ signature shoes have taken on a life of their own off the court. 

The Lebron 18 and the Jordan 34 dropped this year, just to name a few of the signature kicks to come out of 2020. With a multitude of color-ways launched around All Star week, there are truly so many options—from flashy to minimalist—to choose from. It’s a huge year for Lebrons as the King finalized his revival of the Lakers franchise with his dominant performance in the NBA Finals. Players showed off a slew of sneakers this year; Lebron wore his 17s and 18s frequently throughout the season, and finally broke out the 18s during the Finals. It was also a huge year for the Kobe 5s (seen on the likes of PJ Tucker, KCP, AD and more) and the Kyrie 5, which have both become mainstays of a lot of players’ rotations. 

With so many kicks to choose from, we wanted to narrow it down to some of the best options for playing on the blacktop. We connected with the team at GOAT to compile a list of the best basketball shoes for playing outdoors, from eye-catching to understated. Check out all fifteen below. 

1. Air Jordan 35 SP TP PF ‘Center of Gravity’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-jordan-35-sp-tp-pf-center-of-gravity-dc1493-001
GOAT

The Air Jordan 35, which debuted this year, is a welcome addition to the Air Jordan series. The ‘Center of Gravity’ color-way features a suede gray highlighted by pops of navy blue and vibrant pink hues. From a performance perspective, it includes a stabilizing Eclipse Plate 2.0, which extends up the midsole for lateral structure and support. The Zoom Air cushioning under the heel improves the sneaker’s overall comfortability, while the extra-durable rubber outsole makes this pair of kicks a great choice for outdoor play.

Buy Now at GOAT, $220
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-jordan-35-sp-tp-pf-center-of-gravity-dc1493-001
2. Zoom Kobe 5 Protro ‘5 Rings’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/zoom-kobe-5-protro-5-rings-cd4991-400
GOAT

The Kobe 5 is certainly having a resurgence, as many players on both championship teams in the bubble donned the iconic model. The 5 originally released in 2010, and the Protro ‘5 Rings’ model revives a celebratory color-way from the legendary Laker’s fifth championship with the LA team. The model features only two colors, concord and midwest gold, and numerous doodle-like graphics across the upper. The midsole incorporates Zoom Air cushioning, making it an exceptionally comfortable and high-performance sneaker for outdoor or indoor courts.

Buy Now at GOAT, $207
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/zoom-kobe-5-protro-5-rings-cd4991-400
3. LeBron 18 ‘Sisterhood’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-18-sisterhood-db8148-801
GOAT

The Lebron 18, which released this year, is already on its way to becoming a staple of sneaker history. The ‘Sisterhood’ colorway, which was announced following the King’s final revival of the Lakers franchise, is loud in the best way possible. The shoe is comprised entirely of a gorgeous Melon Tint color, with the exception of a few translucent bubbles down the throat. These were the sneakers Lebron was wearing in Game 6 of the finals, when they put the final nail in the coffin of the Miami Heat to give the LA Lakers their 17th NBA Championship. Although they might be best-suited for indoor play, they’re durable enough to take a beating on an outdoor court as well.

Buy Now at GOAT, $257
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-18-sisterhood-db8148-801
4. Air Raid OG ‘Black Grey’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-raid-og-black-grey-dc1412-001
GOAT

These kicks were designed specifically for outdoor wear. The 2020 reissue is a revival of Tinker Hatfield’s 1992 iteration, featuring the now iconic cross-strap design. The black and white color-way is minimal, but the “Air Raid” embossed on the strap lets sneakerheads know exactly what these kicks are. The outsole utilizes extra-durable rubber, making these rugged sneakers a truly perfect fit for your needs on the blacktop.

Buy Now at GOAT, $115
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-raid-og-black-grey-dc1412-001
5. LeBron 7 QS ‘Media Day’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-7-lakers-cw2300-500
GOAT

Many diehard Lebron fans consider the 7 to be the most iconic model of his line. And this iteration, which was debuted during Media Day 2019, features an asymmetrical color palette between the two sneakers, all highlighted by the signature Lakers’ colors. One sneaker is primarily purple with pops of yellow, while the other is the inverse. The kicks feature Nike’s signature Flywire cabling, making them simultaneously lightweight and supportive. Although Lebron wears these indoors, they’re definitely durable enough to take to the blacktop as well.

Buy Now at GOAT, $175
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-7-lakers-cw2300-500
6. Zoom Kobe 5 Protro ‘P.J. Tucker’ PE
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/zoom-kobe-5-protro-p-j-tucker-pe-cd4991-004
GOAT

Another Kobe 5 Protro to make our list, the ‘P.J. Tucker’ iteration, is just so easy on the eyes.  The color-way, which was designed specifically for the Houston Rocket and notorious sneakerhead, features tonal animal prints across the upper (you have to look closely, or you might just miss it), giving the sneakers an overall minimal aesthetic, with a lot to unpack if you look closely. These low tops also feature Flywire tech, making them both lightweight and supportive. We love the flashes of red and purple on the heel, which contribute to these kicks’ standout style.

Buy Now at GOAT, $245
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/zoom-kobe-5-protro-p-j-tucker-pe-cd4991-004
7. J. Cole x RS-Dreamer ‘Black Multi’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/j-cole-x-rs-dreamer-black-multi-193990-03
GOAT

Part of what makes the Puma RS-Dreamer such a great sneaker is its versatility. The ProFoam midsole, which utilizes technology from Puma’s running line, makes it a great performance basketball shoe. Simultaneously, the color-way (the debut for this silhouette) gives the sneakers a pop to let them stand out both on and off the court. The heel of the kicks features J. Cole’s “Dreamer” branding, and the black knit upper ties the pair together. These are a great option for those who want something that will feel great on the court, but can be worn casually as well.

Buy Now at GOAT, $139
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/j-cole-x-rs-dreamer-black-multi-193990-03
8. Gatorade x PG 4 ‘Orange GX’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/gatorade-x-pg-4-citrus-orange-cd5078-101
GOAT

The PG 4 is an undeniably fly silhouette. The low top profile and the thick sole give them a feel almost akin to the Air Force low. These kicks launched as part of a collaboration with Gatorade; I dare you to take one look at the vivid ‘Citrus Orange’ color-way and not get thirsty for a sports drink. The sneaker sits atop an Air Strobel, a lightweight foot bed comprised of a full-length Nike Air unit. According to Nike, the footbed “caters to George’s fluid offensive game as he engages the full surface area of the foot, whether he’s timing a crossover or needs to make an irregularly-paced burst.” These shoes are a great choice for indoor or outdoor play, and their vivid color will surely make you stand out on the court.

Buy Now at GOAT, $152
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/gatorade-x-pg-4-citrus-orange-cd5078-101
9. LeBron 18 ‘Lakers’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-18-lakers-cq9283-004
GOAT

The ‘Lakers’ addition of Lebron’s latest silhouette is an understated entry to his line. Primarily comprised of black KnitPosite (speckled with purple), these kicks scream performance. The purple heel and metallic gold swooshes (on the forefoot and medial heel) pay homage to Lebron’s Champion Lakers team. The midsole house includes a full-length Zoom Air unit, while the back half of the sole features the Max Air unit. These definitely aren’t the flashiest kicks on the court, but upon close inspection, their design is immaculate.

Buy Now at GOAT, $175
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-18-lakers-cq9283-004
10. A Bathing Ape x Dame 4 ‘Green Camo’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/bape-x-dame-4-green-camo-ap9974
GOAT

If you ask me, these are the freshest kicks on this list. These sneakers were a collaboration between legendary Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape and adidas for All Star Weekend 2018. In one pair of shoes, they managed to include all of Bape’s signatures, from the camo to their iconic sharktooth design. And the full length BOUNCE midsole will have you above the rim in no time. Wear these on the court to ball or off the court to flex, the choice is yours.

Buy Now at GOAT, $299
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/bape-x-dame-4-green-camo-ap9974
11. Air More Uptempo ‘2016 Release’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-more-uptempo-414962-002
GOAT

If you’re a Bulls fan, then odds are you know the Uptempos. They became famous on the feet of Scottie Pippen during the Bulls legendary 1995-1996 run, but they’ve since been cemented as an absolutely iconic staple of vintage sneaker culture. The black and white color-way is muted, while the emboldened “AIR” branding gives them some real flash. The black rubber outsole makes them a great pair of kicks for the blacktop, and the black suede will keep them from looking too beat up outdoors.

Buy Now at GOAT, $226
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-more-uptempo-414962-002
12. SpongeBob SquarePants x Kyrie 5 ‘Squidward’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/spongebob-squarepants-x-kyrie-5-squidward-cj9651-300
GOAT

The Kyrie 5 has become a ubiquitous model on NBA courts in the past few seasons. The ‘Squidward’ color-way, which launched last year as a collab between Nickelodeon and Nike, utilizes a ‘Frosted Spruce’ color across the upper, with a Spongebob-ified Nike logo on the heel. These are such a goofy iteration of a beloved silhouette, and they’re fairly inexpensive, making them a good choice for players or fans of the cult cartoon alike.

Buy Now at GOAT, $100
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/spongebob-squarepants-x-kyrie-5-squidward-cj9651-300
13. Rui Hachimura x Air Jordan 34 ‘Heritage’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/rui-hachimura-x-air-jordan-34-da1900-900
GOAT

Rui Hachimura’s color-way represents a take on the Japanese-born Wizard’s split cultural roots. One sneaker features a print inspired by the West African nation of Benin, while the other sneaker acts as an homage to Hachimura’s Japanese ancestry; the right shoe features a cherry blossom graphics on a textile upper made to resemble washi, a traditional Japanese paper. The ‘Heritage’ is an extremely sick sneaker, demonstrating how players’ unique identities can inform their style on and off the court.

Buy Now at GOAT, $537
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/rui-hachimura-x-air-jordan-34-da1900-900
14. Lebron 17 ‘What The’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-17-what-the-cv8079-900
GOAT

If you’re looking for an understated basketball shoe, then you better scroll on. But if you’re looking for something eye-catching and simultaneously geared to perform, then the Lebron 17 ‘What The’ might just be the pair of kicks for you. Each individual sneaker has a totally different multi-colored Knitposite upper, including flashes of vibrant pink, turquoise and purple. If you wear these on the blacktop, you better be ready to bring your A-game, because all eyes will be on you.

Buy Now at GOAT, $415
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-17-what-the-cv8079-900
15. Lebron 17 ‘Monstars’
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-17-monstars-nba-asg-2020-cd5050-400
GOAT

The long awaited Space Jam sequel can’t come soon enough. This color-way of the Lebron 17 debuted during All Star week 2020 as a nod to the antagonists of both the 90s classic (featuring MJ) and the forthcoming follow-up. This iteration of the signature 17 features a navy and orange color scheme—the color palette of the Monstars’ uniforms—on the Knitposite upper. Although the movie hasn’t dropped just yet (it’s coming July of 2021), get a taste of the thrill by copping these in the meantime.

Buy Now at GOAT, $119
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/lebron-17-monstars-nba-asg-2020-cd5050-400
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The 19 Best Hoodies and Hoodie Brands to Buy in 2020 – copy

Not long ago, the hoodie was exclusively reserved for lazy Saturday afternoons on the couch or chilly morning runs while doing your best Rocky impersonation. But with the integration of streetwear into high fashion over the last decade, the hoodie has become a hallmark design among the world’s biggest luxury brands due to its undeniable commercial appeal. And, well, to be blunt, stuffy fashion people finally stopped turning up their nose at what was always cool. 

Now produced by just about every T-shirt startup and full-fledged ready-to-wear brand alike, a good hoodie means as much to your wardrobe as a good leather jacket or the perfect pair of white sneakers. Given that hoodies are no longer a passing fad, and winter will undoubtedly rear its ugly head, we’ve put together a list of the best hoodies to test drive year-round.

19. American Giant Classic Full Zip
American Giant

The American Giant hoodie provides you with everything you could possibly want out of a zip up. The quality is superb, with reinforced elbow patches and a double-lined hood, all cultivated in a thick 100% cotton. The classic zip up comes in some muted, minimal colors, as well as a few fun colorful options if you’re looking for something a little more eye-catching. 

American Giant’s products are also entirely made in America, using the most local supply chain possible. If you’re looking for a no frills layer to incorporate into your fall/winter fits, look no further than the American Giant classic full zip.

Buy Now at American Giant, $112
https://www.american-giant.com/products/mens-classic-full-zip-black
18. APC Larry Hoodie
APC

Although it comes at a steeper price tag than some of the other options on this list, the APC Larry hoodie makes a beautiful addition to anyone’s fall wardrobe. Made with 100% organic cotton, the understated hoodie (which comes in navy blue or anise green) perfectly exemplifies A.P.C.’s commitment to quality. Right now, it’s only available in store or for a pre-order, but if you’ve got your heart set on wearing a truly exceptional hoodie, then the Larry hoodie might just be the sweatshirt for you. 

Buy Now at APC, $245
https://www.apc-us.com/products/larry-hoodie-coeip-h27622?variant=32825318867043
4. Champion Life Reverse Weave Hoodie
Champion

Ahh, yes, the good ole Champion hoodie. Cozy and brimming in an understated cool that implies “I care but also, I don’t,” this purchase is a no-brainer if there ever was one.

Buy Now on Champion, $60
https://www.champion.com/shop/champion/champion-life-mens-hoodie-gf6845?categoryId=21218
3. Stüssy Basic Hoodie
End Clothing

Bearing one of the best logos in streetwear with an impending Dior collaboration in the pipeline, Stüssy, the quintessential streetwear label, is having a moment. It’s one of many in the brand’s storied history and certainly won’t be the last.

Buy Now on SSENSE, $100
https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/product/stussy/black-collegiate-floral-hoodie/5461461
1. Daily Paper Alias Hoodie $102
Daily Paper

If you’ve recently seen the brand Daily Paper all over your Instagram and Twitter feeds, it’s because everyone on your Instagram and Twitter feed is currently wearing Daily Paper. The Amsterdam-based label has quickly gone from a European upstart to a global staple in just seven years. With their simple branding and inclusive visual storytelling, Daily Paper’s reign is poised to continue into the new decade. 

Buy Now on Daily Paper, $102
https://www.dailypaperclothing.com/collections/all/products/dark-green-alias-hoody?variant=53583752405
14. Acne Classic Fit Hooded Sweatshirt
Acne Studios

The Stockholm based fashion house is known for many things, but Acne Studios’ does more than just make flashy luxury pieces. The classic hoodie—made of 50% cotton and 50% polyester—boasts a unique fit, with a bagger silhouette around the torso while maintaining a fitted shape on the shoulders. The colors that are available vary from time to time, but right now there’s a gorgeous light purple and popping sage green available. Although the $340 price tag is certainly steep for a hoodie, Acne’s commitment to quality and recognizable silhouettes make the hoodie a great option if you’re looking for something deeply long lasting and stylish.

Buy Now at Acne, $340
https://www.acnestudios.com/us/en/classic-fit-hooded-sweatshirt-light-purple/BI0080-ADK.html?categid=man-sweatshirts
13. Reebok Vector Hoodie
Reebok

Reebok Classics releases a plethora of pieces that harken back to an era of cozy vintage sportswear. The vector hoodie features the legendary sportswear brand’s iconic logo plastered across the chest of a roomy, simple hoodie. Made of 100% cotton French terry, Reebok’s classic hoodie is a great and affordable option for aficionados of both Reebok and vintage sportswear more generally.

Buy Now at Reebok, $70
https://www.reebok.com/us/classics-vector-hoodie/FT7296.html
12. Everlane Felted Merino Hoodie
Everlane

Most of the hoodies on this list are 100% cotton, but Everlane’s gorgeous take on the classic hoodie is made of something entirely different: wool. The gorgeous texture gives the layer more versatility than a traditional hoodie, allowing it to be dressed up or dressed down. Everyone also famously has a strong commitment to good work practices, making sure that all of their products are produced ethically. You can always read about the exact factory where your piece is coming from on the brand’s website. The thick speckled hoodie goes great with a beanie and sweatpants, or could be dressed up with a pair of slacks and a nice jacket. And with a price tag under $100, the Felted Merino Hoodie provides the best bang for your buck.

Buy Now at Everlane, $98
https://www.everlane.com/products/mens-felted-wool-hoodie-treebark?collection=mens-sweatshirts
11. J. Crew Garment Dyed French Terry Hoodie
J. Crew

As is the case with a lot of J. Crew products, their French terry hoodie screams one thing: classic. Although the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the future of the longtime retailer into a realm of relative uncertainty, it doesn’t seem like their hoodies will be off the market any time soon. One of the beautiful things about this hoodie is the garment dying process, which results in a ton of different unique styles. “Because this hoodie is garment-dyed, it has a perfectly imperfect color that will softly fade over time,” reads the product details on their site. The imperfect color gives the hoodie an element of the Japanese aesthetic term, wabi-sabi; the piece’s imperfection and deterioration over time is part of what makes it so unique and beautiful to begin with.

Buy Now at J. Crew, $88
https://www.jcrew.com/m/mens_category/sweatshirts_sweatpants/hoodie/garmentdyed-french-terry-hoodie/MP297?color_name=weathered-red-tie-dye
10. Total Luxury Spa Open Logo Hoodie
Total Luxury Spa

Total Luxury Spa’s most minimal hoodie, the Open Logo Pocket Hoodie, is a great example of a minimal design done right. The black hoodie features the brand’s trademark logo in their font style, modeled by Mama Nene, an elder in their LA community. The brand taps into people in their community for all of their modeling, and includes a little note about the model in the product description. “Mama Nene runs drum classes for the youth and elders in Leimert Park. Her work includes trying to preserve the historical legacy of the music and art in the community,” reads the description, giving the buyer more of a lens into the community they’re buying from.

Buy Now at TLS, $115
https://shop.totalluxuryspa.com/products/open-logo-pocket-hoodie-black?variant=31316246954055
9. Russell 2.0 Premium Fleece Hoodie
Russell

Although Russell’s Premium Fleece hoodie might not be quite as much of a fashion statement as some of the other items on this list, there’s a reason it’s a tried and true classic. For only $30, you get a rich fleece hoodie comprised of 80% cotton and 20% polyester. It’s got a slouchy, cozy fit and the extremely soft material makes it a great hoodie for lounging around the house or incorporating into layered fits to stay warm.

Buy Now at Russell, $30
https://www.russellathletic.com/collections/cotton-classics/men%E2%80%99s-cotton-rich-2.0-premium-fleece-hoodie/82ONSM0.html
8. Nike Standard Issue Pullover
Nike

There’s a reason Nike is still the biggest name in sportswear. This iteration of their ubiquitous hoodie features a zippered kangaroo pouch and a plethora of colors to choose from. The cotton / poly blend means the piece won’t shrink, allowing the wearer to get full use out of the hoodie’s roomie fit. The hoodie also includes Nike’s patented sweat-wicking Dri-FIT technology, which means it will keep you warm but still allow for some athletic performance. Between the numerous color options and Nike’s history of excellence in sportswear, you can’t go wrong with the Standard Issue basketball pullover.

Buy Now at Nike, $80
https://www.nike.com/t/standard-issue-mens-basketball-pullover-hoodie-tmtS0f/CV0864-133
7. Braindead Lover’s Embrace Hoodie
We Are Braindead

The Braindead Lover’s Embrace hoodie has quickly become a staple of modern streetwear. The brand is a “creative collective of artists and designers from around the world,” and they emphasize graphics and eye-catching designs in all of their pieces. You’d have a hard time walking around the Lower East Side of NY in 2020 and not seeing someone rocking this now ubiquitous look, and hey, you can’t blame them.

Buy Now at Braindead, $140
https://wearebraindead.com/products/lovers-embrace-l-s-hooded-sweatshirt-black?_pos=2&_sid=4e330d400&_ss=r
6. Born x Raised Zine Blast Hoody
Bodega

Born X Raised is an LA-based brand that aims to preserve the true Los Angeles in the face of the growing threat of gentrification and other economic factors altering the city’s landscape. The brand’s hoodie comes in a thick 100% cotton knitted fleece and features designs from local LA artists. All of their drops sell out quickly though, so if you’re looking to get yours you should probably act fast.

Buy Now at Bodega, $130
https://bdgastore.com/collections/born-x-raised/products/zine-blast-hoody?variant=32322401009738
5. Converse Shapes Triangle Hoodie
SSENSE

This Converse hoodie is a fun play on a traditional single color pullover. It’s all in the details. The single seam on the kangaroo pocket and the back-centered Converse logo give this piece a style distinct from the others on the list, while maintaining a relatively low price point. It’s a little different from your traditional hoodie, but not different enough that it changes an outfit’s entire vibe.

Buy Now at SSENSE, $65
https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/product/converse/green-shapes-triangle-hoodie/6547431
4. Gap Vintage Soft Hoodie
Gap

There’s a reason Gap’s been in the game so long. The vintage soft hoodie is aptly named; it comes in a few vintage-inspired colors and is, as the name would suggest, soft. Made out of a cotton-poly blend, the hoodie was designed with comfort at the forefront, and for just north of $40, it’s hard to find an issue.

Buy Now at Gap, $45
https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=618712052&cid=1066503&pcid=1066503&vid=1&grid=pds_44_61_1&cpos=44&cexp=1488&kcid=CategoryIDs%3D1066503&ctype=Listing&cpid=res20102013591632338981904#pdp-page-content
3. Uniqlo Long Sleeve Hooded Sweatshirt
Uniqlo

Uniqlo really does the basics better than anyone. For the low price of $30, you can get a hoodie that looks far more expensive, comes in a wide array of colors and can provide infinite styling opportunities. Buy an Airism long sleeve tee while you’re at it, and layer them for the ultimate warm fall look.

Buy Now at Uniqlo, $30
https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/long-sleeve-hooded-sweatshirt-429160.html?dwvar_429160_color=COL01&cgid=#q=hoodie&lang=default&start=1
2. John Elliott Folsom Hoodie
John Elliott

There’s no way around it, John Elliott makes a heck of a hoodie. This iteration also plays on the Japanese aesthetic notion of wabi-sabi; it comes pre-worn, and if you buy it, you get to watch it continue to evolve throughout your lifetime of wear. Every piece in the Folsom collection is totally unique, as they’ve all been dyed and distressed differently. If you’re looking for a hoodie that’s a cut above the rest, but doesn’t quite break the bank like some of the other designer pieces on the list, then the JE hoodie might be the choice for you.

Buy Now at John Elliott, $268
https://www.johnelliott.com/products/folsom-hoodie-vintage-black
1. Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Pullover Hoodie
Reigning Champ

Reigning Champ’s signature pullover is quite simply a perfect hoodie. It’s durable, available in a few muted colors, features beautiful stitching and is just a treat to put on. There really isn’t much more to say. If you’re looking for an amazing hoodie with no frills, built to last a lifetime, then look no further than the Reigning Champ pullover.

Buy Now at Reigning Champ, $145
https://shop.reigningchamp.com/products/midweight-terry-pullover-hoodie-black