Tough as Nails - Design Bureau

The Damned Pocket Square

The Damned Pocket Square

Blockhead Stem IB

Blockhead Stem IB

Munitio [M] BLK

Munitio [M] BLK

A-BOX Stereo

A-BOX Stereo

Tough as Nails

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Whether it's a bulletproof pocket square that protects your heart or Kevlar-reinforced headphone cables that can take a beating, these products are built to outlast almost anything, including their owner.

“The Damned” Pocket Square

An oft-overlooked bit of male sartorial sophistication, the pocket square gets a shot of strength from designer Sruli Recht. Though the handsome piece is technically bulletproof and made from ballistic-strength aramid fiber, it's not recommended that you test its limits.

The Damned pocket square, €95, www.srulirecht.com; Photo by Marinó Thorlacius

Blockhead Stem IB

This chunky bicycle stem adds a touch of muscly minimalism to your steed's cockpit. The "IB" in its title stands for "integrated brake lever," which, like the stem, is machined from lightweight, durable 6061 Aluminum.

Blockhead Stem IB, $169, www.cwandt.com

[M] BLK Earphones

If it looks like a bullet and feels like a bullet, it must be heavy-duty earphones from Munitio. Titanium-coated, gold-plated, Kevlar-reinforced—these stealthy earphones are built to last and feature a built-in mic and noise-isolating technology.

[M] BLK earphones, $179, www.munitio.com

A-BOX Stereo

Housed inside a military-grade ’50s-style ammo box are kevlar speakers and a heavy-duty amplifier. Inside, the steel plating is coated with vibration-dampening material for top-notch sound quality. It's not really bulletproof, but it's sturdy as all get out.

A-BOX stereo, $339-475, www.thodio.nl

Tagged with: