Evergoods CPL24 Crossover Backpack

Launching today, this bag delivers outdoor ruggedness with minimalist style

I’m somewhat bag obsessed—backpacks, especially. I’ve tested hundreds of them over the years and we’ve even designed some of our own. Among the greatest hits is a brand called Goruck whose product development was helmed by Jack Barley. Barley left the company last year to start his own line, Evergoods, and he was kind enough to loop me in on the journey from the very …

Lowercase’s NYC-made Sunglasses

After founding the Lowercase sunglasses brand in 2014, Gerard Masci and Brian Vallario dedicated time to procuring the machinery and design knowledge necessary to construct acetate frames in their hometown of NYC. While the hinges are German and the lenses are Carl Zeiss glass, the brand turns acetate sourced from Japan and Italy into the first sunglasses made in NYC in decades. Over 30 steps—many …

Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Made in America

Craftsmanship meets beautiful design and function with these USA-produced items

In the hullabaloo of the holiday season, finding loved ones the perfect gift can sadly end up at the bottom of your to-do list. Picking up a present from a big box retailer seems like an easy solution, but instead of heading to the mall, try looking closer to home first. Ultimately, buying something because it’s “Made in America” (or Italy, Japan, Mexico…) doesn’t solely …