Am I allowed to say my favorite purchase of 2012 was actually a Christmas gift? (Credit to my girlfriend for being a great listener.)
When I first came across the Silver Feather Bracelet ($314) at Self Edge, a specialty premium denim shop in New York's Lower East Side, the bracelet secured a spot on my wish list.
A collaboration between Self Edge and HMace, a Navajo silversmith, the bracelet is cut from a single sheet of 925 Sterling Silver. The fiber details of the feather are then hand carved using small files, making each piece unique.
You can purchase this bracelet along with several other designs at Self Edge Online.
You can sell me almost anything if you make it in all black. I first picked up Corter's beautifully designed Bottlehook ($36), a combination keyhook and bottle opener, on Kickstarter in red. When the black version 2 was announced on Twitter, I immediately let them know he was getting all my money. Made in California, cast in steel and powder coated, the Bottlehook comes with a hand cut stamped leather tab to write your info on.
If you're in New York City this weekend (Nov. 17 & 18), you can pick them up (along with the new camo variations) at Renegade's Holiday Market in Brooklyn.