Filson 72-Hour bag
A waxed exterior makes Filson's 72-Hour bag ($425) simple and elegant looking, but a discreet charging system in the front pocket frees you from your reliance on wall outlets.
Hugh & Crye dress shirts
Hugh & Crye specializes in apparel for lean, athletic body types, but its Egyptian-cotton dress shirts (starting at $55) don't require a trip to the tailor. Just select height and torso from the online sizing guide.
Priority Bicycles ($400) are the best combination of price and sturdy construction we've seen. The aluminum frame sports puncture-resistant tires, and the full build weighs 25 pounds, so it's easy to carry up and down stairs. An internal three-gear rear hub and belt drive make for minimal maintenance and no grease stains on your trousers. Each bike comes with a pump and a water-bottle cage.
Parker Dusseau Commuter pants and jacket
Crafted from a moisture- and stain-resistant Italian stretch cotton and nylon blend, the Parker Dusseau Commuter Chinos ($195) and blazer ($425) are comfortable and functional both on and off the bike. Details include functional sleeve plackets and gunmetal performance snaps in the blazer and performance YKK locking pull tab zippers and a functional slim fit in the chino. Both pieces feature discreet reflective trim for late night rides home.
Gamila Impress brewer
The triple-insulated Gamila Impress brewer ($40) has a built-in microfine metal sieve that lets coffee through without the grit of a French press.
Bulova Accutron II Surveyor
The navy blue and gold face of the Bulova Accutron II Surveyor ($500) was inspired by the first Accutron models built by the 139-year-old New York company in the 1960s. Underneath the face, though, this watch is anything but antique, with torsional resonator movement that's six times more accurate than a standard quartz watch and a sweeping second hand that floats rather than ticks.