Towards the back end of 2017, interest in world map watches began to skyrocket. If you've traveled recently, you might have been the target of Facebook ads trying to promote these watches. Before putting world map watches for sale on our store, we took a really good look at them in an attempt to present you guys with the best information. After being proud owners for a while, we now feel confident in telling you why world map watches are trending and why you might be the right person to pick one up.
Leather wallets are a classic. An institution that most have visited in their lifetime. Leather has been the standard material choice for a wallet since the 1960's. Now, there's a new kid on the block. Metal wallets have arrived and look as if they're gonna be more than a passing fad. We picked up metal wallets in 2017 and we haven't gone back. Boasting a sleek finish, minimalism and a certain elegance, they're worth considering for your next wallet purchase. Having owned variants of both, we're in a position to take a closer look at metal vs leather wallets.
Two of the most popular materials in the ring market today, the choice between stainless steel vs titanium rings is always an interesting one. Especially popular in men's jewelry, stainless steel and titanium are both fine choices for your next ring - or more commonly - for your wedding ring. It's important to know the differences before you choose and in this post, we'll compare stainless steel vs titanium rings across 3 important properties.
The choice between wireless vs wired headphones is always a difficult one. A good pair of headphones should shut the world out and immerse you in sound (or silence!). Technology has got to the point where each have their own merits and both are acceptable choices. In this blog post, we'll take you through 3 important things to think about when making your decision.
You can easily spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of really top quality headphones. If you're an audiophile, you probably should - the top-notch sound from some of the best in the business is really something to experience. But, if you're looking for something a bit more budget conscious, take solace in the cheaper options out there that can still do a great job. We stock a really great pair for $40. Here's why we think our best budget headphones are worth picking up.
So often an extension of ourselves, choosing the right wallet is crucial. Function, form and style are so important when choosing a wallet - but you really to think about what that wallet says about you too. Here at The Urban Upgrade, we've tried out many different types of wallets and made sure our wallet collection has a great solution for every wallet seeker. Here's our 3 step guide on how to choose your next wallet.
A recent trend we've hopped on here at the The Urban Upgrade is wood design. We stock a beautiful wooden watch, and now wooden rings too. Understandably, we get quite a lot of questions about using wood as a design material. The design looks beautiful, but the worry for most is the durability of wood rings. We thought we'd take the opportunity to answer the question: Are Wood Rings a Good Idea? We think they are. Here's why.
We think we've got a lot of really awesome, functional and stylish backpacks at The Urban Upgrade. But, we're really excited about our latest item: The Oxford USB Charging Backpack. We think it's really the ultimate everyday backpack. It's got room for all your gear. It's smart, stylish and at its price point - it's a great deal too.
Here at The Urban Upgrade, we're big fans of minimalism (if you hadn't already noticed!). We recently made the switch to metal card holders as wallets and it's largely been a great choice. But sometimes, you need a wallet that holds everything. You're looking for something that'll hold all your coins, receipts and cards. As a result, we started looking around for large capacity wallet that we hoped you guys would love. Well, we found one and it's now in stock. Here's why we think you'll love it.
Wanna know why leather wallets are timeless? Well, picture this: It's 200,000 years ago. The first caveman buys wood for the first fire from his neighbor. He pulls out his leather wallet (he killed the cow to make it yesterday) from his strip of clothing to make the transaction. Crazy, but leather wallets have really been around that long. OK, so maybe I made that up. But, the point is, leather wallets have been around a hell of a long time. The 17th century in fact (that's actually true I promise!). So, why are we still using leather wallets over 300 years later? We took a good long look at our old leather wallets and came up with reasons why we think people turn to them now, and will for years to come.