SOLO Wave and Sunski Headlands Sunglasses

SOLO Wave. Made in China. Painted in USA. $160. Purchase.
Sunski Headlands in Lime. Made in China. $48. Purchase.

Both of these sunglasses are made by fairly new companies. SOLO began as a San Diego State University MBA project to create a eyewear brand that gives a portion of profits to restore vision to those in need (similar to Warby Parker). Sunski was born through a kickstarter campaign that raised sixteen times their

original goal and is now a member of 1% for the planet, meaning they give 1% of net revenue to a vetted environmentally minded organization of their choice. Both companies manufacture their glasses in China.

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Timex Weekender Watch

Timex Weekender Watch with Red, White, & Blue 20mm Nylon Strap (T2N746). $50. Purchase.

UPDATE August, 2016: I no longer believe in the Timex Weekender. Firstly, they’re very loud at night, so much so that I have to take the watch off and hide it under an object so as not to be able to hear it from bed. Secondly, two weekenders have broken, both with the same issue: the indiglo stops working. As such I’ve moved on to Seiko Automatic watches, which out perform on all levels.

The Timex Weekender is a handsome and practical watch. It doesn’t have complex movements, it won’t be on your 10th anniversary wishlist, and it’s not for show, but it’s durable, waterproof, stylish, and affordable. It’ll even bring you back to childhood memories with it’s classic Indiglo back light for times when you’re out after dark. There are numerous bands available, however this red, white, and blue will never be out of fashion. For a quality watch that you can actually wear to the beach there’s no going wrong with the weekender.

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