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I’m really digging the simplicity of these ties. 100% virgin wool, handmade in California.

They look to be somewhere around the 2.25″-2.5″ territory at the widest point. If it’s nearer to the lower end of that spectrum, they might actually be a bit too slim for my tastes.  I’m hoping that’s not the case, though. Because with a $58 price tag–and a really spot on olive green version available–I want one.

Aside from the aforementioned olive, Apolis has navy and charcoal options on offer. There’s also a black version, but it’s currently sold out. Maybe they’ll restock.

Available at Apolis Activism’s online shop.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Apolis Activism)

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Apolis Activism just added a very nice collection of belts to their ethically-produced and sustainably-sourced line of goods. A welcome development, indeed.

There are 4 models on offer: a standard buckle, a double ring, a pelican hook, and a hoofpick closure. Each is available in brown, and the standard belt also has a black version. All of them look great, but the pelican hook and hoofpick are the real standouts, in my opinion. An interesting buckle that doesn’t read as overstyled is always a win.

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All the belts are made from 9 oz. vegetable tanned Italian bridle leather and all the hardware is brass. The leather weight is a huge selling point for me because it’s highly versatile: sturdy enough to work with jeans, but not so bulky that you can’t pair it with chinos or trousers for a slightly less casual feel.

Everything is put together, one by one, in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Prices hit at $98 for the standard, $114 for the double ring, and $138 for the (significantly more complex) pelican hook and hoofpick versions.

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Everything is available at Apolis Activism’s online shop, and comes rolled inside of a metal tin. A nice finishing touch for an altogether solid set of wares.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Apolis Activism)

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The Survival Shirt from Apolis Activism is a pretty great option if you’re looking for a slim chambray shirt that breaks away from the (relative) glut of blue/red/gray options out there.

Done in olive green 4 oz. Japanese chambray and finished with contrasting corozo buttons, it’s based on a vintage military silhouette. Which explains the epaulets and the heavy dose of pockets. Specifically, you’ve got 2 large ones on the chest, 1 hidden guy on the left front, and 1 flapped & buttoned mini “travel” pocket that hits at the bottom of the rib cage. I tend to think that 4 is a lot of pockets for a shirt, but it looks great here, so you won’t catch me complaining.

The Survival Shirt also features a button under collar, a single box pleat at the center back, and a locker loop (ostensibly to hang dry, but does anyone actually do that?).

It’s hand made in NJ at a 60 year old custom shirting factory, which is pretty cool.

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If you’re a size L, you’re in luck. It’ll run you $198 and you can get it direct from Apolis Activism.

If you’re anything other than a large (like me), it’s sold out pretty much everywhere and you’re SOL. Sorry, guys.

Still, it’s nice to look at.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Apolis Activism)

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I’m kinda apeshit for the mini stipe on this shirt. It lends an amazing depth to the 4 oz. pinpoint oxford cloth that Apolis Activism used here. The rest of the details are solid as hell, too. Natural river shell buttons, hidden button down collar, and of course the requisite military accents in the form of the box-pleated chest pockets and epaulets.

It’s all hand crafted in New Jersey and sourced responsibly and sustainably. Apolis is committed to the ideal of good global citizenship, and follows through on that commitment in the creation of it’s clothing. So you can feel good about yourself while upping your style quotient. Huzzahs all around.

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It’ll run you $168, and you can get it online from Need Supply.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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