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Stab Recommends: The Practical Edition

Five things you’ll use time and again.

style // Jun 15, 2019
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Spending money on things you know will last and make your existence just a little bit more streamlined is the greatest transaction. It’s a poignant moment in any man’s life when he realises that investing in quality rather than cheap necessity is a more viable approach in the long run, and if you pair this epiphany with increased care in looking after things then you’ll be ahead of the curve from that point on. In keeping with this week’s philosophy, here’s five well-made products that will repay you in due time.

Natural Protection

To save you from the tiresome game of reading the ingredients on the back of sunscreen to make sure there’s no oxobenxy-something seeping into your skin, there’s Manda. All natural and organic ingredients, and there’s even a mirror on the flipside of the lid for even application.  

Smear yourself in the good stuff.

Men Wear Pink

Vans have put all their design smarts into a pair of trunks made solely for surfing. No inseam, no fly, a fastening system on the side so you don’t have to lie on it, and, most significantly, pink! A colour that’s been missing in surf for too long.

Bold trunks for surfing.



A Quality, Novelty Towel

It’s always the most unlikely things that become the most precious. Novelty towels are cherished and oft used in the surfing community, but are poorly made and never last, until now. Celebrate what cheap Mexican beer’s done for the world, with Slowtide. 

Wrap yourself in fine threads.

A Sensible Purse

If you travel and have a tendency for misplacing things then you’d be mad not to have a wallet with a zip. Dion Agius travels and looses things, but he’s got the Globe design team at his disposal, so he made a neat purse that keeps your plastic and a handful of shrapnel safe within.

Keep your essentials in something solid.

BYO Shade

Anything that prevents the sun from further ravishing our blotched visages gets the royal tick of approval. Especially when it comes in a vintage 60s stripe, like this charming Biz & Pleasure brolly.

Keep sun off the dial.


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