The good folks at werd are obsessed about cool gear. They’re out hunting. Looking for the good stuff … every day. They’re on a constant quest to find products that make a difference. Inspired by technology and travel and fueled by testosterone, they know what guys like because … well, they’re guys.
Each week Back9 will showcase some of the coolest stuff the team at werd has uncovered on its endless quest.
It doesn’t even matter what Santa puts into this Christmas stocking, it’s a gift in itself. Modeled after the original Jordan’s, it’s made of felt and each one is hand-sewn with care by the crew at 2amProjects. BUY IT | $45
Maybe you didn’t know this but David Yurman is America’s premier jewelry and watch designer. And that’s precisely why Victorinox teamed up with him for the design of a special collection of Swiss Army style knives. There are four styles, each featuring Yurman’s distinctive artistry with handles made of sterling silver. BUY IT | $500-600
Some of these multitools we see make no sense. Like, who needs a nail file and a machete in one? But this aluminum money clip that doubles as a nosebreaker/jawbreaker/front teeth remover would really come in handy when self-defense becomes the only option. BUY IT | $12
The flood of Anchorman 2 offshoot products is officially underway even though the movie isn’t out for weeks. You may remember that in addition to jazz flute, Ron likes Scotch and now you can drink his signature 80-proof brand: Ron Burgundy Blended Scotch Whiskey. Should hit shelves this week. BUY IT | $25
Swiss timing experts Piaget are known for making slim, lightweight watches but their latest, the Altiplano 38mm 900P is officially the thinnest mechanical watch in the world. To achieve this Miley-esque physique, the design has welded the movement and case into a single unit.
A great gift or re-gift to the book-oriented boozer on your Christmas shopping list, The Curious Bartender offers more than just recipes for new and classic cocktails, it even explores the alchemy of barcraft, whatever that is. BUY IT | $18.55
When all the Blu-ray discs are worn thin and all those hours of unreleased extras have come and gone, the beloved Breaking Bad addict in your life will still need a fix. That’s when you’ll take this heirloom from its place of honor on the mantle and give it a good shake. One shake will engulf the RV in a blizzard of blue crystals giving life momentary meaning. Then you must shake it again. BUY IT | $41
The name Terence Conran is a big deal among those interested in fine woodworking & classic cabinetmaking. To celebrate the old master’s 80th birthday, Benchmark Tools has created a custom walnut & burr tool cabinet filled with premium woodworking gear: instruments for marking & measuring, chisels, planes, saws and scrapers. The ultimate woodworker’s dream gift? BUY IT | $19,700
These natural beer soaps come in a six-pack. Funny,right? Except this stuff won’t make Cindy in accounting more attractive or drown out the sound of those annoying kids next door. It will however make you smell nice, with flavors like Apricot Wheat, Vanilla Porter and Honey Pilsner. BUY IT | $34
Graphic artist Federico Babina has created a poster series featuring illustrations of interesting architecture from movies like Star Wars, The Big Lebowski, The Incredibles, & many more. Available in a variety of sizes, these are museum quality Gicleé prints on natural archival stock.
We’re out hunting. Looking for the good stuff … every day. At werd, we’re on a constant quest to find products making a difference. From quality to craft to style, we seek out stuff reflecting our passion for life. When we discover items that stop us in our tracks, we showcase them. Southern California is where we live, but our community is global. Inspired by technology and travel and fueled by testosterone, we know what guys like because … well, we’re guys. We find it. You own it. That’s what werd is all about.
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