Bring Porsche Design's signature clean aesthetic to the course with the Adidas Porsche Design Cleat II Golf Shoe ($TBA). Made in Adidas' Scheinfeld, Germany plant, these stylish shoes feature a leather upper with Porsche Design's laser flex graphic, a leather lining, a low-profile Thintech outsole with outstand grip thans to Pins technology, Traxion for a lock-down fit, and the assurance that no one else at your local club will be wearing them. Available in in black or white.
Speakers don't have to be something you hide away. These Tailor Loudspeakers (£2,000; roughly $3,000) are designed to displayed proudly. Standing just a hair over three feet tall, these handsome speakers are built from English Walnut, and feature a balanced, natural sound with fast bass and a frequency response of 40Hz ~ 20Khz. But what really sets them apart is the front, which is upholstered in fabrics from Maharam suppliers to Paul Smith, giving them a unique look that you'll want to make part of your living area. Should looks not be of importance to you, you can still grab a pair with a plain black front for a few hundred pounds less.
Be sure to read that carefully. The Hot Sauce Cookbook: Turn Up the Heat with 60+ Pepper Sauce Recipes ($13) isn't a book filled with ways to enhance your sandwiches and salads with Sriracha and spice. Instead, it offers up a number of recipes for making your own sauces and salsas, including sauces with flavors from around the world, homemade versions of classics like Frank's RedHot, Texas Pete, and even the aforementioned rooster sauce. Don't be too dejected about the sauce-heavy focus — the book also contains over fifty recipes for actual food dishes that are anything but bland.
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Garbstore Field Jacket ($300). Levis 511 Commuter Pants ($88). Asics Mexico 66 Sneakers ($85). CPO Miller Shirt ($49). Obey Field Backpack ($54). Ray-Ban Square Key Youngster Sunglasses ($109). Nixon Time Teller P Watch ($75).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Urban Outfitters.
If you keep track of your movies and books by making a mental note of who drank what, then you're sure to love The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature ($22). This 18" x 24" print features 49 drinks taken from classics like Casino Royale, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Great Gatsby, and even The Godfather Part II. Each drink is listed with its name, the name of the character who drank it, the appropriate serving glass, and the recipe. As an added bonus, the first run is limited to just 500 prints, each of which will be signed and numbered by the artists themselves.
Reduce the amount of gear you're packing to and from the lake by carrying the Kombo Fish Tool ($30). This fisherman's multi-tool works as a fish "bonker", a scooper, and a sharpener, and hides a high-quality stainless steel filet knife inside its plastic body, using a patent-pending locking mechanism to keep it from sliding out accidentally. Of course, it's going to be around water an awful lot, so it's also a good thing to point out that it floats — so there'll be no need to go diving out of the boat on a tool rescue mission with this one.
We often speak of something melding the old and the new, but it's still pretty rare to such a literal example as these Tonke Campers (€95,000-€103,000; roughly $123,000-$133,000). These intriguing vehicles pair a retro, gypsy cart-style camper with a modern Mercedes truck, creating a happy juxtaposition of looks on the outside. On the inside, you'll find a yacht-style interior, with room for two or three people depending on the model, and expected niceties like showers, toilets, kitchens, and beds. Each one is custom designed and built-to-order in the company's workshop, so if you'd like to get your hands on one this summer, you'd best get moving.
We've all had it happen: your bacon curls as it fries, leaving you with scorched valleys and none-too-crispy peaks. If you want to alleviate this but keep that fried bacon taste, you need a Bacon Press ($12-$14). These two options from Nopro are made from sturdy, heavy cast iron, feature large press surfaces for handling multiple slices at once, sport wooden handles that won't get hot, and also work great for sandwiches, burgers, or anything else you want to cook evenly and don't mind getting a little squished.
Pinhole cameras represent one of the most basic forms of photography — but that doesn't mean they have to be inelegant. ONDU Pinhole Cameras ($60-$200) are made from high-quality woods and feature classy designs with rounded corners and simple shapes, letting you enjoy and explore pinhole photography without the odd looks that can come from using more primitive devices. They're available in 135, 135 panoramic, 6x6, 6x12 Multiformat, 4" x 5", and sliding box models, and are expected to ship in October.
Not every recipe in the book is made with beer, but they all taste great when paired with beer — and isn't that the important part? The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries ($13) offers up instructions on how to cook everything from appetizers to desserts, including some stuff you'd expect — like pub-friendly foods and barbecue — to some you wouldn't — like cupcakes and ice cream floats. But hey, it's all beer-friendly, so it's all good.
The Mason jar: an iconic drinking vessel in much of the South, and at the very least a reliable form of food storage everywhere else. Now the Portland Press ($100) is here to turn the Mason jar into something else: a French Press. Made in Oregon from US-sourced materials, the Press includes a 24-oz. Mason jar, a wooden lid and handle, metal and plastic interior components, a custom grey felt cozy, and a lifetime warranty. We must admit — the cozy's are quite handsome, so much so that we'd consider ponying up the extra $50 to score two 12-oz. versions for use on our normal Mason jars.
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Timberland Earthkeepers Heritage 2-Eye Boat Shoe ($100). Timberland Waterproof Technical Wharf Jacket ($168). Timberland Earthkeepers Seacrest Canvas Messenger Bag ($175). Paracable iPhone/iPad Lightning Cable ($28). Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Maser Watch ($795). NanoStriker Fire Starter ($28). Clean Bottle Square Water Bottle ($45). Timberland Harmon Plaid Shirt w/CoolMax Fabric ($68). Timberland Earthkeepers Oakham Chino Short ($68).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Timberland.