Just because Independence Day nears doesn't mean you need to secede from the mighty Thrillist Empire: Enjoy this month's Best Of, for we are not enemies, but friends.
Emailed to Boston: Pegleg NYC
From a twenty-something trio of pals-turned-designers, Pegleg's summer streetwear collection of cotton-heavy tees, tanks, and shorts is a muted homage to patriotic Americana w/ its confused/vertigo-inducing stripes, and matching ensembles that quietly chant "USA" so you may drink French white wines.
Get fashioned up American style
Emailed to Atlanta: Sippin' Seat
This plush ATL-made stadium cushion features an insulated bladder that covertly holds 750ml of your favorite alcoholic imbibeable -- dispensed through a concealed hose with a simple twist valve to start the flow -- and can withstand 300lbs+ of pressure, although squeezing your 298lb posterior into Wrigley Field's seats is on you.
Literally get drunk off your ass
Emailed to Philadelphia: Throwback Soccer Shirts
Two PA-based teams are repped in the latest tee/sweatshirt/hoodie drop from ThrowbackMax: the Philadelphia Atoms, who smashed the competition in 1973, winning the North American Soccer League crown in their inaugural season; and the Pennsylvania Stoners, who blazed into the American Soccer League with high hopes in '79, only to burn out in '83.
They've also got Chicago in the mix
Emailed to San Francisco: Fingerbangin'
Some Bay Area visionary's taken to relentlessly fingering everyday things (e.g., books, ramen, a toaster...), and posting pics of all the hot action on his aptly named photoblog, Fingerbangin' -- proving that bubble or no, we still live in the hotbed for hi-tech innovation.
Get in there with a bang
Emailed to Nation: M-Clip
A holy matrimony of functionality and form, the born-in-the-USA M-Clip gets a leg up on more-straightforward cash clips thanks to enhancements in both design and materials/construction, 'cause if there's one thing that America stands for, it's quality manufacturing.
Make your paltry bankroll at least look better