Give a big, manly hug to this month's greatest hits from across the vast Thrillist Network. As you do so, be sure to continue slapping the greatest hits on the back, so they won't get the wrong impression.
Emailed to San Francisco: Common Projects
After launching in '04 with a succinct offering of elegantly simple sneaks, each of CP's subsequent seasons has delicately fine-tuned materials and added similarly minimal new models, all while maintaining their trademarks: full Italian construction, including hand-sewing of super-luxe components, and a heel stamp of CP's only branding, a model/sizing # in gold, to complete the coveted fashion-forward cyborg look.
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Emailed to Chicago: TrailObama
"Dedicated to serving the American public a platter of President Obama's daily happenings", this fastidiously updated, bipartisan-run site features a six-category news aggregator, White House-released daily skeds, opinion blog posts, weekly-address YouTubes, and random facts like "Obama's favorite meal is wife Michelle's shrimp linguini" (so he won't be delivering any addresses from the Olive Garden).
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Emailed to Philadelphia: Deckstools
Straight out of Havertown, Deckstools are exactly what they sound like: broken decks and trucks fashionably converted into stools, allowing you to X-tremely sit on your ass like a man instead of falling on it like a pimply teen.
Hit the Deck, fool!!
Emailed to Boston: Shipley & Halmos
S&H was started by two original designers from Cali-cool casual menswear line Trovata, who moved East after realizing their Reverse Manifest Destiny lay in creating a modern, preppy "buttoned-up Northeast" aesthetic using several soft, ultra-wearable grades o' cotton for their habiliments.
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Emailed to Miami: Walk of Shame
Developed by a former owner of SoBe's Automatic Slim's (origin of countless shameful walks), this Foster's oil can-sized kit is compact enough to stash bedside, and contains everything last night's lucky lady needs for a semi-dignified walk home, so thoughtful, it'll compensate for the fact that you were a selfish and brief lover.
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