Jon Ashe

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Exotic Knickknacks and Handmade Shirts in SoHo

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You can run a two-minute drill in 45 seconds.

All you need is 10 minutes to get from TSA pat down to aisle seat.

And NASA typically reserves the rare T-minus 5 countdown for your space launches.

So really, four days to buy an entire shopping list’s worth of gifts should be a walk in the park.

But in case you’re feeling pressured, or have an uncle asking for a flask that reads “sex” in nautical flags, allow us to introduce Jon Ashe, a tightly curated SoHo corner shop with a little bit of everything, open now.

Basically, this is the kind of place where you would buy things for explorers, Indiana Jones types or guys who want to have things that make them look like Indiana Jones types. The walls are upholstered in felt. The display cases are full of things like knives made from dinosaur teeth. And there’s US Geological Survey tools and milspec compasses scattered all over the place.

Listen, we don’t have your list right in front of us, but we can’t imagine there is someone on it who wouldn’t want a handmade German leather soccer ball. Or a shaving kit. Made from antlers.

And if you still can’t find that perfect piece of kitsch in the storefront, there’s always Yuketen backpacks and Jon Ashe’s own topstitched button-down shirts.

Which are only marginally less exciting than a dinosaur knife.

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