DISCERNING SELECTS: MARCH 17, 2017

Le Suri Tricolor Satchel $315
Rapanui Men’s Organic Cotton Flannel Shirt $53
Bleed Clothing Timber Jumper $126
Zkano Tread-Heavyweight Crew $13
Norton Point Recycled Ocean Plastic Sunglasses $129 – $145
Brave GentleMan Faunus Soft Briefcase $499
Groceries Apparel Men’s Unisex Crew $33
Brave GentleMan Card Holder $45

BOLT THREADS LAUNCHES BIOFAB SPIDER-SILK TIES

My spider-senses are tingling! I’ve been following companies like Bolt Threads and writing about them for quite some time, but this past week, Bolt Threads made history when they launched the first commercially available biofabricated spider-silk product at SXSW 2017 – and it’s a classic, woven men’s tie. Make no mistake, this is a tie that will change the world.


With developments like these, we are able to see the inevitable end of animals used inefficiently and brutally in creating fibers. We can also see the end to animals being killed for other things like flesh and milk. Brewing things like silk in the laboratory isn’t just exciting science, it’s the next industrial revolution that could curb the staggering ecological impacts of raising livestock.

BREWING THINGS LIKE SILK IN THE LABORATORY ISN’T JUST EXCITING SCIENCE, IT’S THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Bolt Threads shot a sleek photo campaign and cinematic trailer to launch this revolutionary product, and I couldn’t be more excited, since I’ve always had a fondness for the charm of a woven tie. I even entered the lottery to be able to purchase one of the 50 ties that were made!

 

The Discerning Brute 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Men with Principles

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Tesla Model 3 (ask for vegan leather interior) starts at $35,000
Le Labo
Santal 26 Home Diffuser $590
Brave GentleMan Faunus Top-Zip Tote $399
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Corbusier Sunglasses (recycled vinyl record) $495
Brave GentleMan Visionary Boot $312

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Fanmail Thermal Sweat in Organic Cotton $170
UMASAN Perfecto-Style Motorcycle Jacket $552
Vegan Good Life Issue 4 $16
Save The Duck Men’s Puffer Stretch Jacket $355
Tempus Machina 216A $25,000
VAUTE Charles Coat in Black $375

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Stella McCartney Men’s Blush Sneakers $595
Bateman Skincare Daily Hyaluronic Serum $33
Eco USB Cell Rechargeable Batteries $15
Glass House Shirtmakers Organic Cotton Pocket Square $29
Scaramouche & Fandango
Triple Pack Skincare Essentials $31
Aesop Intrepid Gent Gift Set $92
Innov8 Fastlift 370 BOA $140
The Wandering Knight Post Shave Elixir $30

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Sweet Maresa’s  25 Piece Baker’s Choice Macaron Box $68
Vegan Treats
The Ultimate Holiday Cookie Sampler $75
Dr. Cow Aged Cashew Cheese Sample Box $85
Eddie Garza
¡Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook $15
Isa Chandra Moskowitz
The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook $19
Lagusta’s Luscious Winter Wonderland Box $68

Discerning Selects: October 11, 2016

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Brave GentleMan, Advocate Loafer with Grip Sole, vegan #futureleather $299
Charm School, Vanilla Bean White Chocolate With Caramelized Rice Crisps, vegan, organic $6.99
Mister Green, Hippie Shit Parfum, cruelty-free, vegan $89
Vaute, Mark Snow Coat, recycled materials, made in NYC $348
Brave GentleMan, Italian Organic Cotton Tweed Double-Breasted Blazer, 25% off with code “cumberbatch” $442.50

British GQ Features Brave GentleMan

Brave GentleMan, the luxury vegan menswear label designed by Joshua Katcher, is featured on the cover of this month’s British GQ  magazine. Styled by celebrity stylist Kemal Harris and photographer by Jason Bell, this compelling imagery celebrates the complexity and appeal of ethical and sustainable menswear. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange, Sherlock, The Imitation Game) wears the Italian Organic Cotton Tweed Suit and black Brave GentleMan boots.

Get 25% off the iconic double-breasted Italian Organic Cotton Blazer when you enter the code “cumberbatch” at checkout at bravegentleman.com

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