Well Designed: The Most Stylish New Gear to Buy in December

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Skiwear Warmth for the Workday
Helly Hansen Ask Business Coat
The thigh-length Helly Hansen Ask Business Coat has a three-layer, waterproof shell that looks at home in the city. Inside, however, is a removable 800-fill goose down vest that slips over your suit jacket and keeps you toasty in any weather. [$800; hellyhansen.com]

A No-Nonsense Fitness Tracker
Timex Metropolitan+
The plastic cases and bubbly LED faces of most activity monitors are out of place in many boardrooms, but the Timex Metropolitan+ packs the standard movement-recording features into a stylish analog shell. See progress toward your daily step goal displayed on the watch dial, or tap into a smartphone-connected app for greater detail. [$125; timex.com]

The Sport Ute for Royalty
Bentley Bentayga
The fastest-growing auto segment has a new luxury leader. The Bentley Bentayga is a ridiculously extravagant SUV, with a cockpit of exotic woods and quilted leather seats, but it performs like a sports car, rocketing from standstill to 60 mph in four seconds flat. [From $229,100; bentleymotors.com]

The Knife That Cuts Out the Middleman
Misen Chef’s Knife
Looking to become the Everlane of cutlery, Misen is taking a direct-to-consumer approach with its Kickstarter-funded chef’s knife. The hardened steel blade has a higher carbon content than those from some far more expensive brands, resulting in a sharper, longer-lasting edge. [$65; misen.co]

The Midcentury Chair for the Modern Home
Williams-Sonoma Brentwood Woven Leather Chair
The cantilever chair, popularized by Mies van der Rohe, has been a staple of dining sets for nearly a century. It gets a contemporary makeover in the Williams-Sonoma Brentwood Woven Leather Chair, with a polished nickel frame that adds modern refinement to any room. [$1,995; wshome.com]

A Call to Action for the Far North
Arctica: The Vanishing North by Sebastian Copeland
Arctic sea ice is melting, but adventurer Sebastian Copeland’s book Arctica: The Vanishing North has captured the North Pole before it disappears. Nearly 200 images, taken on eight trips over 10 years in harsh climates, give life to this frozen land while drawing attention to its plight. [$125; teneues.com]

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