Gasp as February overcompensates for its shortness with this bulging edition of the Thrillist Network's Greatest Hits -- who's afraid to step out of the showers now, January?
Emailed to San Francisco: Getaway Messenger Bag
SF's own Gama-Go's dropped a Cordura-shelled, multi-pocketed, seat belt-buckled messenger w/ a seemingly transparent top flap screen-printed with fake passports, revolver/bullets, and a toothbrush -- so basically, on-the-run essentials, plus a toothbrush.
Bag it up
Emailed to Nation: KGB
Text any question to KGBKGB (542542), and for a measly $.50, a human "agent" will solve your drunken bar debates, hitting you back with the irrefutable answer. While past queries range from "What is Salma Hayek's bra size?" (36-C), to "When do hamsters reach sexual maturity?" (10-14 weeks), KGB can go beyond simple facts, answering more subjective quandaries like how to deal with horrifyingly stank fecal fumes: "Be a man and face the consequences of your action. You can get through it eventually".
Text enlightenment's just a click away
Emailed to Miami: Sebastien De Paris
Run by a 3rd generation fashion scion, SDP started as a family textile business in Europe (they still produce high-end fabrics for Euro designers); however, after years of wistfully gazing at all that beautiful beautiful cloth, they decided to work with in-house designers on their own brand, Atelier Privé.
Make yourself dapper right here
Emailed to Atlanta: NextRound Groups
From the guys behind Atlanta-based man-blog NextRound, NRG's a stripped down, limited-access social networking hub optimized "for people who already have friends".
Get your Internet mingle on
Emailed to New York: Find A Watch
The meticulously punctual NY bankers behind timepiece blog Hodinkee are now at your beck and call: hit their Find a Watch page, drop your contact info and desired elements (leather strap or metal, chronograph or moonphase, a rare brand, etc), and they'll hit you back with suggestions/purchase info -- usually w/in three days, quicker if you're name's Parker Lewis, and apparently you can lose your Swatch.
Tick tock -- peep the wrist clocks