14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Runners, Say Goodbye to Chafing with Path Projects Running Shorts How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt Coming off a successful soft launch this summer, Brooklyn-based eyewear brand Wyeth is bringing customers the perfect blend of classic and cool with its line of sophisticated sunglasses.While the brand offers a wide range of styles—from delicate, streamlined designs to sturdy, bookish ones—the aesthetic remains firmly rooted in a certain colorful playfulness.“We’re looking to capture the eclectic culture of Brooklyn with our frames,” says Marketing Director Stef Heleva. “So our designs are bold, urban and made to stand out in the crowd.”“Plus,” she adds, “all of our designs are unisex, which means guys and girls can mix and match the sunglasses seamlessly.”Wyeth’s sleekly understated sunglasses come in a variety of interesting color combinations and patterns, ranging in price from $160 to $205 a pair.For men, Heleva suggests either the Brinton (a sleek, masculine design that transitions easily between many different settings), the Baxter (a bold, eco-friendly biodegradable frame that comes in moss green) or the Banker (a personal favorite that fills the face with wide lenses).The glasses are handmade with high-quality Italian acetate and are not only beautiful, but also have a pleasant heaviness that makes for a great hand feel.Given that not everyone is reaching for a pair of sunglasses during the winter months, Wyeth is offering a limited time 50% off promotion on all its great eyewear, which means it’s the ideal time to snag a surprise pair for a friend or yourself.“The promotion gives our customers the opportunity to stock up on a few different pairs for spring,” Heleva says. “Plus, they make a great gift for the holidays!”Check out the full collection, here. Editors’ Recommendations 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT–First Boat Completed Under Prototype BoatCredit Facility Loan Program Nova Scotia’s boat builders are sailing into new markets withsupport from the Nova Scotia government. The newly redesigned Cabot 36, a classic blue water sailboat, wasrelaunched at the Halifax International Boat Show today, Feb. 17,by YachtSmiths International Inc. of Dartmouth, nearly 30 yearsafter its predecessor was unveiled to the public. “The Cabot is the realization of a dream for us and we have aproduction boat to offer to our markets in America and Europe,”said Brian Smyth, managing partner of YachtSmiths International.”Thanks to the help of the Prototype Boat Credit Facility loan,in little more than three months we were able to prepare themold, complete our re-designs and build this boat. It is quite anaccomplishment for a small firm like ours and our team did aterrific job.” The redesign of the craft was made possible by a repayable loanunder the $1.5-million Prototype Boat Credit Facility announcedby Premier John Hamm last July. “The loan program offers new opportunities for boat builders withthe assistance of the provincial government and its partners,”said Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage. “In recent yearsthe industry has increased its capacity by more than 500 directand spin-off jobs and increased sales to $80 million.” “The future of Nova Scotia’s boat building industry relies on thedesign and technology innovations of the industry supported bythis loan program,” said acting Agriculture and FisheriesMinister Richard Hurlburt. “YachtSmiths International has taken anew vision of the Cabot 36 and turned it into a dynamic offeringof Nova Scotia’s boat building industry.” The Prototype Boat Credit Facility loan program provides membersof the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association with financing forthe design, construction and sea trials of new or improved boatsthat are targeted to the export market, recreational boating andcoastal fisheries. The Office of Economic Development underwrites the loan program,and the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board, throughthe Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, oversees it byproviding technical support to ensure designs meet currentstandards. “While all of these partners make the program possible, it’s thevision and expertise of boat builders like YachtSmithsInternational, the designing partner, that make vessels like theCabot 36 a reality,” said Tim Edwards, executive director of theNova Scotia Boatbuilders Association. The public has an opportunity to see the Cabot 36 at the 2005Halifax International Boat Show, which opened today at noon andruns until 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at Exhibition Park.