Buy It For Life: Bedford Overnight Bag By Ernest Alexander

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Ernest Alexander, based in New York City, specializes in handcrafted luggage and accessories for men. His luggage designs include details like signature wax cottons, contrasting linings, double stitching and zipper pulls. They are committed to ethical manufacturing practices, and produce all of their products in the U.S.

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Buy It For Life: Heritage Belts by Tanner Goods

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Tanner Goods is a small team of craftsmen in Portland, Oregon. They specialize in manufacturing heritage leather good. All of their sewing is done by a heritage saddle maker who started as an apprentice in the industry in 1964.

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Buy It For Life: Pelican Cases

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Pelican Cases are perhaps the most durable cases available — they are certainly constructed to last a lifetime. The Pelican Products company was started in Torrance, California in 1975 by Dave Parker, a scuba diver, and Pelican Cases are still manufactured in Torrance.

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Buy It For Life: Vitamix 5200 Blender

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Vitamix blenders, manufactured in Cleveland since the 1940s, are truly industrial-strength devices. Built like tanks, they are widely used in restaurant kitchens due their durability and long warranty. It is Consumer Reports’ top scoring blender.

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Buy It For Life: Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop

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The Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop was invented by Sherman Kelly in Florida in 1935, and the design has remained virtually unchanged since then. Kelly’s innovation was simple but effective — the scoop contains liquid freon inside, which is warmed by the user’s hand, allowing the scoop to slice through ice cream like butter.

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Buy It For Life: Arc’teryx Veilance Clothing

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Arc’teryx, known primarily for its outdoor gear, has a line of very durable urban clothing called Arc’teryx Veilance. The clothing is developed for outdoor performance, but is intended to suit the needs of person who lives and travels in the city.

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