Tuesday, November 1
HOLIDAY GUIDE: Good Gifts for Good Guys
From Chic & Vegan www.chicvegan.com This holiday gift guide for ethical men is a guest post from our favorite ethical man – Dan Mims. Dan runs The Ethical Man, a site for fashionable men who care a lot about the world around them. Join us as he highlights some of his favorite pieces that may be perfect for the exquisitely charming man in your life. The Driving Wallet by Stewart/Stand – Stainless Steel and Nylon – $59.50 – www.stewartstand.com This wallet is perfect for the man who appreciates nice things and has a techie side. Like the New Yorker, it’s thin and virtually invisible when carried. Unlike the New Yorker, it’s made of woven stainless steel cloth and ballistic-caliber nylon. These materials lend a strikingly minimalist, modern look that’s sure to satisfy any man’s aesthetic tastes, but that’s not all. They also keep external devices from grabbing data off of your credit and I.D. cards. Take it away, Stewart/Stand: RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification) refers to the ability to receive information from small electronic devices composed of a small chip and antenna. Given the technology’s speed and ease to communicate information, RFID devices are now incorporated into credit cards and passports, without the requisite consumer data protected. Information that can be obtained from these chips include: name, billing zip, cc number, exp date, csv/cvv, personal passport data. This information is not protected and can be accessed without the owner’s knowledge or authorization. So, for the man with great taste, a technological bent, and maybe a slightly unhealthy fear of identity theft, the Driving Wallet by Stewart/Stand is an excellent choice.