An original pair of Steve McQueen’s custom Persol 714 glasses just went for 70-grand at auction. Seriously. That’s a steep price to pay just to look cool – even if you want to look like the coolest dude in Hollywood history. Luckily, Italian shadecrafters, Persol, is re-releasing the McQueen model – a collapsible acetate frame complete with blue lenses. Classic style.
This is how a collab is supposed to work. Two legacy brands sharing a common sense, get together, and something sick goes down. Vans originals have been the same since ’66 and need no update. Same goes for the classic Brooks saddle. The two teamed-up to create a limited edition combo kit: A pair of Brooks-inspired leather Vans & a Van’s-inspired etched leather Brooks saddle. Crypto!
The tribulations of a writer in a Hollywood-noir of the early 1940s. John Turturro is Barton Fink, a New York playwright who finds himself in the dark and dangerous world of the movie biz. Part horror, part Coen Brothers surrealism, the film follows Fink’s struggle to write a wrestling movie in the drab confines of a hotel room. Bringing together Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner & Steve Buscemi, the movie just gets weirder and weirder until …
Simplicity & durability are key. Take this duffle, made from reclaimed WWII waxed canvas. It’s got leather handles & trim with metal hardware. It’s mellow and strong, just like that dusty old bottle of whiskey up at the fishing camp…and guaranteed to get better with age.
You’ve almost bought a Jeep about five times, right? Then you look at the tiny backseat & wonder how much “utility” you’ll get out of it. Well … now you’re gonna buy one. Not since the homely Comanche, has Jeep launched a pickup … and no offense, but that one is worth forgetting. But right out of the gate, the soon-to-drop Gladiator looks like a winner. It’s boxy & bad-ass. It’s got everything you’ve come to expect from a Jeep – plus room for all your stuff.
Bad kitty! No, this is not a scratching post for your cat – not by design, at least. It’s actually a wireless, portable speaker system for bumping beats all over your house or wherever you want them. Plug in your iPod for a thumping 50-Watts of bass and sharp, quality digital sound that looks well…pretty much, like a cat toy.
It looks like your dad’s old rangefinder from the 60s, but this thing actually takes great photos – and not on film. It isn’t just tech-hipster packaging, the X100 is loaded with fresh technology – like its unique hybrid viewfinder. It comes with a versatile fixed 23mm lens with a fast 2.0 aperture for great shots in low light. The sensor shoots a 12-megapixel file for epic, full-size prints. Perfect for dads.
It’s pretty simple. Women love chocolate and men love sex. Raw and organic, the Aphrodisia bar from Gnosis Chocolate is designed to meet both of your needs. Boasting sensuality-enhancement from ancient ingredients like maca, damiana, yohimbe & dong quai – this is one “marital aid” you might actually convince her to try out.
Whether you need a good read or just a good drink, this book on the history, culture, tradition & science of booze will loosen you right up. Written by Washington Post columnist (you know those guys hit the sauce) Jason Wilson, Boozehound does more than just explicate the world of libation, it also quenches your thirst for humor, opinion and advice.
Bearing the silhouette of a small sword, the Espada is modeled after the sabers of the Spanish Conquistadors. With its Old World looks and modern tech, like a 3.5” stainless steel blade & aluminum frame, this blade is quite the weapon. For acts of machismo like cutting chewing gum from your girlfriend’s hair or popping shotgun holes in beercans…it’s perfecto.